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ALABAMA
TALLAPOOSA CO.

J.F. MELTON, soldier of Company E 17 Alabama, while in discharge of duty on 22 Jul 1864, at Atlanta, Georgia, he was wounded in the head by a gun shot, and in the left leg above the knee and in the healing the skin and leaders or sinews of the leg grew together, making him physically unable to make a livelihood by labor.

He is engaged in business of farming.

24 May 1892
Jos. H. Hohnson, Judge of Probate, Tallapoosa County.

DONATED BY:  Columbine Livingston.
FROM: M/M POT V. 6 pg. 27.
 


GEORGIA

REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS OF GEORGIA

Denson Melton, Newton Co., (joins Jasper Co. on north)
William Melton, Twiggs Co. (South Georgia)
William Garey's Orphans, Washington Co. (East Georgia)
William D. Melton, Twiggs Co. (South Georgia)
Richard Melton
Appleton Melton, Jones Co. (joins Jasper Co. on the South)
Cherry Melton, Putnam Co. (joins Jasper Co. on the East)
Jonathan Melton, Clarke Co. (Northeast Georgia)

FROM: M/M POT V. 10 pg. 71.

OHIO
 

JOHN MELTON,  SR.

One of the first settlers of Jefferson Township, Knox County, Ohio.  Enlisted in Ohio Militia  June 13, 1813.  Discharged 27 June 1814 at Detroit, Michigan. (Nat'l Archives)

Described in affidavit when applying for pension as: 5'9" tal, fair complexion, light hair, gray eyes.  By profession a farmer.  Affidavitt states born in Virginia.  Also gives wife as Sarah Enlow.

DONATED BY: Jane Simpson.
FROM: M/M POT V.6 pg. 53.
 



TEXAS

CIVIL WAR RECORDS

 
A.P. MELTON, 1st Corp.
Capt. Wm. D.L.F. Craig.
Co. in 3rd Reg., TVC, Col. M.F. Locke Comdg., CSA
Enlisted S. 16-61 at Camp Flournoy, Wood Co., for 12 mos.

ANDREW F. MELTON, Pvt.
Capt. Samuel F. Mains.
1st Regt., Col. Wm. C. Twitty, comdg., 21st Brig. comdg. by Bg Wm. Hudston, TST
Enlisted N. 8 to D. 22-62 & Jan 1 to April 11-63; 4 mos. & 26 days at 12 dollars
$58.40; Co. disbanded & mustered outof sr.  April 11-63  age 38; native: Ala. (born 1824)

AXUM MELTON, Pvt.
Capt. J.M. Jordan
Co. for Beat No. 10, Hopkins Co., Brigade, TM
Enlisted Aug 17-61

B.F. MELTON, Pvt.
Townsend, Wm. T., Capt.
Home Guard, Reserve Services: St. Mary's Pr. Refugio City,29th
Brig., Genl. H.P. Bee, comdg. RM

B.F. MELTON, Pvt.
Whiteside, R.M., Capt.
Co. H. Frontier Regt., Col. James E. McCord, comdg., TST
Enlisted May 21, 63 at Meridian; mustered in May 21-63 at Breckenridge.
Age 27 (born 1836)

CHARLES MELTON, Pvt.
Steele, J.J., Capt.
Co. F. 1st Reg.., Col. J.F. David, Comdg., 2nd Brig., TST
Enlisted 1863 (?)

D.M. MELTON, Pvt.
Leverett, M.D., Capt.
Co. V. 5th Brig. TST.  transferred to CSA.
Enlisted Aug 5-63 at Henderson for 6 mos.
Age 41 (b. 1822)

DAVID MELTON, Pvt.
Bennett, Etheldred, Capt.
Co. for Robertson City, 18th Brig., TST
Enlisted 1862 for War.

DAVID MELTON, (T.), Pvt.
Redwine, H.D.E., Capt.
Co. for Rusk Co., 3rd Regt. TC. Col. M.F. Locke Comdg., CSA.
Enlisted S. 16-61 at Camp Flournoy, Wood Co., for 12 mos.; accepted by CSA.
S. 25-61; mustered into CSA O. 31-61.
 

ELIJAH MELTON, Pvt.
Carroll, B.F. Capt.
Reserve Co., Beat No. 6, Navarro City, 19th Brig., TM.
Enlisted Aug 1861
Remarks: Navarro, Ellis, Freestone Cities  composed the 19th Brig. T.M.

GEORGE MELTON, Pvt.
Andres, Thos. P., Capt.
Co. of Cavalry, Kaufman Co., 13th Brig. TST
Enlisted Je 27-61

HENRY P. MELTON, see A.P. MELTON

I.E. MELTON, Pvt.
Winkler, C.M., Capt.
Co. for Navarro Cty., Brig., TST
Enlisted May 3, 1861

JAMES MELTON, Pvt.
Winkler, C.M. Capt.
Co. for Navarro Cty., 19th Brig., TST
Enlisted May 3, 1861

JAMES MELTON, Pvt.
Whaley, Thomas F., Capt.
Co. for Cook Cty. 1st. Fron. Dist.; Maj. Wm. Quale(Quayle), Cmdg. TST
Enlisted Jan 1864 at Gainesville, Texas.
Age 46 (B L'L')

JAMES MELTON, 3rd Corpl.
Doyle, J.W.P., Capt.
Res. Co. Beat No.4, Hill Co.; 28th Brig. T.M.
Enlisted Aug 1861

J.L. MELTON, Pvt. (James or John?)
Andrew, Thos. P., Capt.
Co. of Cavalry, Kaufman Co., 13th Brig. TST
Enlisted Je 27-61

JAMES M. MELTON, Pvt.
Fouty, Clinton, Capt.
Co. of Texas. Bol., 15th Reg., CSA
Enlisted Apr 12, 1862 at Valasco for the war.  Date of 1st enlistment.
Oct 23, 1861
Age 24 (b. 1837)

JOHN MELTON, Pvt.
Leftwich, James A., Capt.
Co. for Hopkins Cty., Prec. No. 7, 9th Brigade, TM
Enlisted Aug 1861

JOHN MELTON, Pvt.
Loving, Wm. C., Capt.
Co. in Regt. of TV, Col. R. Waterhouse, Jr., comdg., CSA
Enlisted F. 15-62 at Mt. Vernon, Titus Co, for 3 years or war.
Age 30 (b. 1832)

JNO. MELTON, Pvt.
Jordan, J.M. Capt.
Co. for Beat No. 10, Hopkins Co., 19th Brig., TM
Enlisted Aug 17-61

JOHN F. MELTON, Pvt.
Redwine, H.D.E., Capt.
Co. for Rusk Co., 3rd Regt. TC, Col. M.F. Locke Cmdg., CSA
Enlisted S. 16-61 at Camp Flournoy, Wood Co., for 12 mos;
Accepted by CSA S 25-61; Mustered into CSA O. 31-61

OBADIAH M. MELTON, Pvt.
Fouty, Clinton, Capt.
Co. of Texas Vol. 15th Regt. CSA.
Enlisted Apr 12, 1862 at Valasco for the war. Date of 1st enlistment Oct 23, 1861.
Age 26 (b. 1835)

O.M. MELTON, Pvt.
Winkler, C.M., Capt.
Co. for Navarro City, 19th Brigade, TST
Enlisted 3 May 1861

R.J. MELTON, Pvt.
Allen, A.C., Capt.
Waterhouse's Regt, TVI, CSA
Enlisted at Coffeeville Ma. (MO?)  10 Mar 1862 (for 3yrs)
Age 29 (b. 1833)

THOMPSON MELTON, Pvt.
Carroll, B.F., Capt.
Reserve Co., Beat No. 6, Navarro Cty., 19th Brig., TM
Enlisted Aug 1861

W.A. MELTON, Pvt.
J.M. Jordan, Capt.
Co. for Beat No. 10, Hopkins Co., 9th Brig., TM.
Enlisted Aug 17-61

WM. MELTON, Pvt. first class
White, Wm. S., Capt.
Co. I 1st Regt., Inf., Col. Ed. Chambers, cmdg. 3rd Big. TST
Enlisted Jy 22-63 in Hopkins Cty. for 6 mos. unless sooner discharged.
Age 46 (b. 1817)

WILLIAM MELTON, Pvt.
Fouty, Clinton, Capt.
Co. of Texas Vol., 15th Regt., CSA
Enlisted Apr 1862 at Velasco for the war.  Date of 1st enlistment Oct 23, 1861
Age 21 (b. 1840)

WILLIAM MELTON, Pvt.
Winkler, C.M., Capt.
Co. for Navarro Cty., 19th Brigade, TST
Enlisted May 3, 1861

WM. MELTON, Pvt.
Jordan, J.M., Capt.
Co. for Beat No. 10, Hopkins Co., 9th Brig., TM
Enlisted Aug 17-61

WM MELTON JR., Pvt.
Winkler, C.M., Capt.
Co. for Navarro Cty., 19th Brigade, TST
Enlisted May 3, 1861

WM. MELTON, see JAMES MELTON (This card evidently refers to a notation at thebottom of James's card--same notation at bottom of Obadiah M!s and Wm. Melton's, age 21, all in Capt. fouty's Company.  The notations say " Company was reenlisted for the war out of Capt. Melton's Co. E, Bates Regt. "   No specific data given on Capt. Wm. Melton. (BJR)

WM. D. MELTON, Pvt.
Hamilton, Jno. D., Capt.
Co. in 1st Regt., TMV, Col. M.T. Johnson, comdg., CSA
Enlisted Jan. 1-62 at Henderson, for 12 mos.
Age 17 (b. 1845)

WM. M. MELTON, 4th Sgt.
Redwine, H.D.E., Capt.
Co. for Rusk Co., 3rd Regt. TC., Col. M.F. Locke, CSA
Enlisted S. 16-61; Mustered in CSA O. 31-61

DONATED BY: Ruth Martin
FROM: M/M POT V. 9 pg. 7-10.
 

WORLD WAR HEROS 1919

Page 251
Army Nurse Mary Ellen Melton, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jack Melton, Dallas, Texas, born in Center, Texas.  Educated at Celeste High School and Baptist memorial Sanitarium.  Entered service Nov 1917.  Assigned for duty at Camp Travis, 6 mos. later transferred to Bayler Medical Unit and sailed to France.  Remained in France until April 18, 1919.  Discharged following her return.

Page 486
Cpl. E.A. Melton, born March 11,1897.  Attended public school in Navarro Co.  Entered service Sep 6, 1918, assigned to 25, 8th Battn., 165th D.B., at Camp Travis.  Killed Jan 28, 1919.  "Was grand-nephew of one of the defenders of the Alamo.  His home was at Blooming Grove, Texas."

SOURCE: History of Texas World War Heroes, 1919.
DONATED BY: Ruth Martin
FROM: M/M POT V. 10 pg. 77.

                                               

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REMINISCENCES OF THE BOYS IN GRAY, 1861-1865 Compiled by Ms. Mamie Yeary, 1912.

Page 511-12
I.W. MELTON,   Brownwood, Texas.  Born in Washington Parish, Lousiana.  Enlisted in Confederate Army on May 1, 1861 as Third Lieut., Co. A, 9th Louisiana Infantry, Dick Taylor's Brigade, Jackson's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.  My first Captain was Walker and First Colonel was Dick Taylor.  Was sick after the first battle of Manassas and was honorably discharged but re-enlisted in Co. A, 28th La., and was elected Captain and was promoted to Colonel.  Was in battle of Franklin, La.; Mansfield and many other engagements.  Will be 89 years old, Sep 20, 1910.  Am in reasonably good health and can walk three-quarters of a mile to a meeting of the camp.  Born 1821.

DONATED BY: Ruth Martin
FROM: M/M POT V. 9 pg. 75.
 

VIRGINIA

WILLIAM TAYLOR MILTON  born 1838, Farmer.
Enlisted 4/18/1861 with 2nd Va. Inf. at Berryville, Clarke Co. Va. in Co. I as Sgt. Elected Lt. 11/19/1861
Not reelected 4/18/61; joined the Cav. died 1923 buried Greenhill Cemetery of Berryville, Clarke Co. Va.

DONATED BY: Dee Ann Buck
FROM: M/M POT V. 9 pg. 57.
 
 
 

 
 

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