I have been trying, without much success to discover the parents of Solomon Melton, b. 1795 in, I think, Onslow County, NC. Solomon appears in the Edgefield Census in 1810, fought in South Carolina in the War of 1812, married Nancy Hardy, about 1828 in Lowndes County, Al. He traveled there with other Hardy and Melton families.
From studying the Onslow county records, I have found this information: Robert b. 1734 d. 1784, wife Mary; sons mentioned in will, Jesse, Solomon, Reuben, Thomas, Benjamin and possibly daughter, Susannah. It appears that most of the sons continued to buy land in Onslow County, except Benjamin, and he shows up in the Edgefield census about the time Solomon appears. Of course, to add to the confusion, all of these brothers name their chilren after each other!! Solomon and Nancy Hardy had three sons and four daughters. My gggrandmother married two of their sons, first James Melton in 1860, then after his death in the Civil War, she married his brother, William Melton. James and his wife, Samantha A Gunn, had one daughter James Ella Melton, my ggrandmother. The youngest brother, John Oliver Melton married first a Nelson, then Sarah Goodgame.
In the 1850 Federal Census, there is another Solomon Melton in Appling County, GA, while MY Solomon and his family had moved from Lowndes County, Al to Summerville, Chattooga Co, GA. In the following five years, they show back up in Macon County, Al, where they lived until their death.
If anyone has any information about Solomon Melton, whether he belongs in some way to this family of descendants of Robert Melton, I would love some direction with this puzzle. I have learned from previous postings that Solomon is most likely NOT from any of the Edgefield Meltons, as he is not mentioned in any of those wills.
I feel like if I can make a connection to Robert, I know it will end up back at the five brothers, Nathan, Nathaniel, Ancel, Archeleous and Robert!!
Thanks in advance for your time. I just thought some of you that are more of a direct Melton line might know more about this puzzle. There are no male descendants from Solomon so no one to help with DNA!!!
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