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Eli "Mills" MELTON

Male 1839 - 1902  (63 years)



  • Name Eli "Mills" MELTON  [1
    Born 23 Mar 1839  , Beaver Creek, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    1840 US Census 1 Jun 1840  , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: < 5y 
    • He was represented by a mark on the census for a male under the age of 5 in the household of Joel Melton
    1840 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County
    1840 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County
    Page 201, for MELTON, Joel Morgan
    1850 US Census 1 Jun 1850  , District #72, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 11y 
    • He was recorded in the household of Joel Melton, and was 11 years old at the time of this census. Missouri was his reported birthplace.
    1850 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County, District #72 [MELTON, Joel Morgan]
    1850 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County, District #72 [MELTON, Joel Morgan]
    Land Purchase 1 Sep 1859  T35N R8W S27 N½SW¼ and S28 NE¼SE¼, Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Accession Nr: MO3900__.495
      Document Type: State Volume Patent
      State: Missouri
      Issue Date: 9/1/1859
      Cancelled: No
      Land Office: Jackson
      US Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Tribe: ---
      Militia: ---
      State In Favor Of: ---
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Nr: 29792
      Misc. Doc. Nr: ---
      BLM Serial Nr: MO NO S/N
      Indian Allot. Nr: ---
      Coal Entry. Nr: ---
      Total Acres: 120.00
      Survey Date: ---
      Geographic Name: ---
      Metes/Bounds: No

      MO 5th PM 035N - 009W N½SW¼ 27 Phelps
      MO 5th PM 035N - 009W NE¼SE¼ 28 Phelps
    1860 US Census 1 Jun 1860  , Hawkins Township, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 22y 
    • He was recorded as a 'female' in the household of James W. Melton, and was 22 years old at the time of this census. His birthplace is the same as stated in the 1850 census.

      Joel Melton's family was counted twice in 1860. Once here, and once on the census for Rolla, MO.
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Hawkins [MELTON, Joel M. #2]
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Hawkins [MELTON, Joel M. #2]
    1860 US Census 1 Jun 1860  , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Age: 22y 
    • He was recorded as E.M. Melton (this time correctly as a male) in the household of J.W. Melton, and was 22 years old at the time of this census. His birthplace is the same as stated in the 1850 census.

      Joel Melton's family was counted twice in 1860. Once here, and once on the census for Hawkins Township.
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Rolla [MELTON, Joel M. #1]
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Rolla [MELTON, Joel M. #1]
    Military Service From 1861 to 1865  , , , Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
      Name: E.M. Melton
      Side: Confederate
      Regiment State/Origin: Missouri
      Regiment Name: 8 Missouri Infantry
      Regiment Name Expanded: 8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry
      Company: D
      Rank In: Private
      Rank In Expanded: Private
      Rank Out: Private
      Rank Out Expanded: Private
      Alternate Name: Mills E./Melton
      Film Number: M380 roll 10


    Occupation 1880  [10
    farmer 
    1880 US Census 1 Jun 1880  , Spring Creek Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Age: 41y 
    • He was recorded as the head of household and 41 years old at the time of this census. His occupation was recorded as "farmer", and Missouri was his reported birthplace, Virginia was the reported birthplace of his father, and "Kentucky" was the reported birthplace of his mother.
    1880 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Spring Creek [MELTON, Margaret]
    1880 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Spring Creek [MELTON, Margaret]
    JJ Watts Collection
    Records of JJ Watts for MELTON, Joel
    Records of JJ Watts for MELTON, Joel
    Occupation U.S. Military Civil War Veteran (Confederate) 
    FamilySearch ID
    Died 14 Aug 1902  , Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Age: 63y 4m 21d 
    Buried Smith Cemetery, Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Gravestone for MELTON, Eli 'Mills'
    Gravestone for MELTON, Eli "Mills"
    Transcription:
    ELI "MILLS"
    MELTON
    MAR. 23, 1839
    AUG. 14, 1902
    Photographed by Kathy Kult on 7 October 2005
    Person ID I4137  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Case Branch
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2019 

    Father Joel Morgan MELTON,   b. 18 Oct 1798, , Bedford, Bedford County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1863, , Lecoma, Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Marabah Julia RAMSEY,   b. 9 Sep 1800, , , Hardin [later Hart] County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1859, George Smith farm on Corn Creek, Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1822  , , Hart County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Family ID F1538  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Jane EVANS 
    Married Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1579  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • CiteRef for this page  Kathy Kult, KKs Family History (http://kks-fam.net/getperson.php?personID=I4137&tree=1: accessed 17 October 2019), "Eli "Mills" MELTON."

  • Sources

    (Reliability ratings:
      0=Unreliable   1=Questionable   2=Secondary   3=Primary) 
    1. [S34] Mary Ruth Case, "The Case/Collier Family Genealogy ," compiled 10 Dec 1990, supplied 2004 by Case, Rolla, Missouri; no specific documentation for any piece of data.

    2. [S539] Smith Cemetery, (Flat, Phelps County, Missouri; LAT/LON N37.7384°, W-91.9011°; located on Highway 63 South to County Road 6120 turning right; turn on CR6130 and stay on this road until you see the old church building and cemetery), Eli "Mills" Melton marker; personally read and photographed, 7 October 2005. (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S283] William Dority Melton Family, manuscript records; box 1, v2, Genealogical Records, Book 1, 1773-1910, p321, John J. Watts Collection, 1874-1912 (R0038); Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Missouri University of Science and Technology, G-3 Curtis Laws Wilson Library, Rolla. A collection of notebooks of genealogical records kept by a circuit riding Baptist minister in the northern Ozarks. The records cover Phelps, Pulaski, Texas, and parts of Maries and Dent counties in south-central Missouri. (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S693] 1840 U.S. census, Pulaski County, Missouri, no township, p. 201 (stamped), line 27, Joel Melton household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 July 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication M704, roll 229. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1183] 1850 U.S. census, Pulaski County, Missouri, population schedule, District #72, p. 220 (penned), p. 110 (stamped on recto side of page), dwelling 539, family 549, Joel Morgan Melton household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 July 2016); citing National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 411. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S578] Bureau of Land Management, "Land Patent Search," database with images, General Land Office Records (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch : accessed 17 March 2016), Eli Melton (Phelps County, Missouri), patent certificate no. 29792; (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1107] 1860 U.S. census, Phelps County, Missouri, population schedule, Hawkins Township, p. 129 (penned), dwelling 844, family 844, Susan Bradley household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 December 2010); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 639. (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S716] 1860 U.S. census, Phelps County, Missouri, population schedule, Rolla, p. 12 (penned), dwelling 78, family 78, J.W. Melton household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 August 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 639. (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S23] Ancestry.com website, www.ancestry.com, (Provo, UT : The Generations Network, Inc., 2007).

    10. [S710] 1880 U.S. census, Phelps County, Missouri, population schedule, Spring Creek Township, enumeration district (ED) 128, p. 22 (penned), dwelling 194, family 197, Eli M. Melton household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 October 2005); citing National Archives microfilm publication T9, roll 709. (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S539] Smith Cemetery, (Flat, Phelps County, Missouri; LAT/LON N37.7384°, W-91.9011°; located on Highway 63 South to County Road 6120 turning right; turn on CR6130 and stay on this road until you see the old church building and cemetery), Eli "Mills" Melton marker; personally read and photographed, 7 October 2005. (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S283] Joel Melton Family, manuscript records; box 1, v2, Genealogical Records, Book 1, 1773-1910, p321, John J. Watts Collection, 1874-1912 (R0038); Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Missouri University of Science and Technology, G-3 Curtis Laws Wilson Library, Rolla. A collection of notebooks of genealogical records kept by a circuit riding Baptist minister in the northern Ozarks. The records cover Phelps, Pulaski, Texas, and parts of Maries and Dent counties in south-central Missouri. (Reliability: 2).