Coming to America "The Melton's/Milton's"

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  • ID: I01349
  • Name: Robert Melton
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT. 1696 in Parish of St. Peter's and St. Paul, New Kent County, Virginia
  • Death: AFT. 24 APR 1759 in Orange County, N.C.
  • _FA1: Will: 4/24/1759 in Orange County.,N.C.
  • _FA2: src: "Some Southern Colonial Families" Vol. 2
  • Note:
    (NOTE* Hanover County was not formed untill 1721 and it was formed from New Kent County)
    Over a 30 year period, from 1715 to 1745, your ancestors could have held the same piece of land, but lived in four different counties: New Kent, Hanover, Louisa, and Albemarle.

    "Some researchers believe that Robert Melton of Orange County, NC was married to a West. When his son Nathan received a land grant in Orange Co., NC, for 300 acres of land on the north side of the Haw River, the deed was witnessed by William West, who is believed to be a relative of the Meltons".
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    Last Will and Testament of Robert Melton
    Dated 24 April 1759; probated Nov court 1759 in Orange County, NC "Abstracts of North Carolina Wills" p. 246

    In the Name of God, Amen: Twenty fourth day of April in the year of our Lord 1759. I, Robert Melton, of North Carolina, in the County of Orange, Planter, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God. Therefore calling unto mind the mortality of the body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. That is to say, principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend to Earth to be buried in a Christian like decent manner at the descretion of my executors, nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God and as touches such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, devise, and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. . . I give and beequeath unto my eldest son, James Melton, one peuter dish to the value of five shillings and likewise to my son, Nathaniel Melton, one peuter dish to the value of five shillings and likewise I give to my well beloved sons, Nathan Melton, Iseum Melton, and Ancel Melton, my plantation whereon I now live to be divided equally and purposedlly between them and likewise as for my younger son, Archelius Melton, I dispose and make over the two parts of my stock and household goods, divided into three parts and the other one part to be divided between the other three with the plantation and likewise I constitute, make, and ordain my son, Nathan Melton, my only and sole executor of this my last Will and Testament of all and singular the lands, messuages, and tenements by him and therefore mentioned freely to be possessed and enjoyed by them, their heirs, and assigns for ever and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke, and disannul all and every other former Will legacys and Executions by me in any way made before this time; named, willed, bequeathed, ratified and confirmed this and no other to be my last Will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

    /s/ Robert Melton (seal)

    Richard Parker- Teste
    Mary Stratten (her mark)
    James Sellars- Teste
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    Robert Melton d. 1759 Orange Co. NC.
    Robert Melton left a daughter, Mourning, according Orange Co. Court of Pleas & Quarter Session 1752 - Aug 1766 Pages 82 & 52 Compiled by Ruth Herndon Shields
    "Mourning Melton, dau. Of Robert Melton, dc'd, to be committed to care of Mr. Robert Cate, Jr. Bond 50 pds. Bondsman Thomas Cate". Court of 1763

    ONSLOW CO., NC ADMINISTRATION BONDS (1680-1778)
    Benj. Adams (at court held in Johnston for court of Onslow, 1st Tues, July 1752, Robert Melton (having care of an orphan child of one Benj. Adams (deceased) & being uncle to said child is granted administration of estate of said deceased.

    He moved to Granville County, North Carolina c 1751 and later to Orange County, NC.
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    1790 Census Moore Co., NC
    Melton, Robert 060

    1790 CENSUS=Moore Co., NC
    MELTON, ANSEEL, PAGE 44=2-1-4
    MELTON, JAMES, PAGE 43=1-0-2
    MILTON, NATHANIEL, PAGE 42=1-3-1


    1800 CENSUS=Moore Co., NC
    Free White Males Free White Females
    Under 10 Under 10
    10-16 10-16
    16-26 16-26
    26-45 26-45
    45 & Over 45 & Over All Others Slaves

    MELTON, NATHANIEL pg.235 2-2-0-1-0 1-0-0-1-0 00 00(note* same age and page as James)
    MILTON, ANSON pg.224 0-0-0-0-1 0-1-0-0-1 00 00(note* eldest, possible father)
    MILTON, JAMES pg.235 3-0-0-1-0 3-1-0-1-0 00 00(note* same age and page as Nathaniel)
    MILTON, JAMES pg.249 3-0-0-1-0 3-1-0-1-0 00 00

    1810 CENSUS=Moore Co., NC
    MELTON, ? pg.598 3-1-0-1-0 2-3-0-0-1 00 000 (probably Nathaniel)
    MELTON, James pg.599 4-1-1-1-0 0-2-0-1-0 00 000




    Father: Richard** Melton b: ABT. 1670 in Parish of St. Peter's and St. Paul, New Kent County, Virginia
    Mother: Mary Melton b: ABT. 1675 in New Kent Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Mary Farrar b: ABT. 1700 in Parish of St. Peter's and St. Paul, New Kent County, Virginia
    • Married: ABT. 1730 in Parish of St. Peter's and St. Paul, New Kent County, Virginia
    Children
    1. Has Children James Melton b: AFT. 1730 in Brunswick Co., Virginia
    2. Has Children Mourning Melton b: ABT. 1731 in Brunswick Co., Virginia
    3. Has Children Nathaniel Melton b: ABT. 1733 in Brunswick Co., Virginia
    4. Has Children Hanna Melton b: ABT. 1734 in Brunswick Co., Virginia
    5. Has Children Nathan Melton , Sr. b: 7 MAY 1735 in VA/NC
    6. Has Children Ancel Melton b: ABT. 1738 in Orange Co., N.C.
    7. Has Children Meloney Melton b: ABT. 1745 in Orange County, N.C.
    8. Has No Children Jonathan Melton b: ABT. 1746 in Orange County, N.C.

    Marriage 2 Ann Hall b: ABT. 1710
    • Married: ABT. 1746 in Orange Co., N.C.
    Children
    1. Has Children Isham William Melton , Sr. b: ABT. 1747 in Orange County, N.C.
    2. Has Children Archelous Melton b: ABT. 1748 in Orange Co., N.C.

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