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Eli "Mills" Willis MELTON

Male 1839 - 1902  (63 years)



  • Name Eli "Mills" Willis 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 
    Occupation U.S. Military Civil War Veteran (Confederate) 
    1840 U.S. 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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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]
    JJWattsCollection
    Records of JJ Watts for MELTON, Joel
    Records of JJ Watts for MELTON, Joel
    Died 14 Aug 1902  , Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 12
    Age: 63y 4m 21d 
    Buried Smith Cemetery, Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    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 6 Oct 2018 

    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  [3
    Family ID F1538  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Mar 1839 - , Beaver Creek, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1840 U.S. Census - Age: < 5y - 1 Jun 1840 - , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1850 U.S. Census - Age: 11y - 1 Jun 1850 - , District #72, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - 1 Sep 1859 - T35N R8W S27 N½SW¼ and S28 NE¼SE¼, Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 U.S. Census - Age: 22y - 1 Jun 1860 - , Hawkins Township, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 U.S. Census - Age: 22y - 1 Jun 1860 - , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - From 1861 to 1865 - , , , Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 U.S. Census - Age: 41y - 1 Jun 1880 - , Spring Creek Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 63y 4m 21d - 14 Aug 1902 - , Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Smith Cemetery, Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • CiteRef for this page  Kathy Kult, KKs Family History (http://kks-fam.net/getperson.php?personID=I4137&tree=1: accessed 20 October 2018), "Eli "Mills" Willis 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.

    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. [S1177] ***1***The State Historical Society of Missouri, R038 Watts, John J. (1831-1912) Collection, 1874-1912, (http://shsmo.org/manuscripts/rolla/r0038index.pdf : accessed 2 May 2016), v2, p321, entry for Joel Melton. (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S695] 1840 U.S. census, Pulaski County, Missouri, no township, p. 201 (stamped), line 27, Joel Melton; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 June 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication M704, roll 229, (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S705] 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; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 January 2006); 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. [S482] 1860 U.S. census, Phelps County, Missouri, population schedule, Hawkins Township, p. 121 (penned), dwelling 789, family 789, James W. Melton household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 August 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 639, (Reliability: 2).

    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, , (Provo, UT : The Generations Network, Inc., 2007).

    10. [S711] 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. [S1177] ***1***The State Historical Society of Missouri, R038 Watts, John J. (1831-1912) Collection, 1874-1912, (http://shsmo.org/manuscripts/rolla/r0038index.pdf : accessed 2 May 2016), v2, p320-321, entry for William Dority Melton. (Reliability: 2).

    12. [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).