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Howard Vinton Melton's father, Thomas Jefferson Melton is a brother to my gg-grandfather, Henry Harrison Melton. Thomas Jefferson married Nancy Pauline Westmoreland in Lawrence County, Indiana April 26, 1840. Then they move to Morgan County, Indiana where they had their children. Much later, Thomas Jefferson Melton and Nancy and some of the children moved to Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. Thomas dies there July 4, 1892 and Nancy Pauline dies there January 4, 1916. She lives with her son John Melton and his family until her death.
Go here: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gcfrazier&id=I105
Hope to hear back from you. Also just very recently, DNA has connected our Melton family to the New Kent (Hanover County) Virginia Meltons. Carla