Hiram Melton of Moore County

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Hiram Melton

Also Known As: "Hyram"
Birthplace: of, Moore County, North Carolina, United States
Death: September 13, 1866 (57)
Enville, Chester County, Tennessee, United States (Shot in back from ambush)
Place of Burial: O'Neal Cemetery, McNairy County, Tennessee, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of James Melton and Mary Ann Melton
Husband of Mary Melton; Nancy Melton; Martha Melton and Rebecca E. Baucom
Father of Walter W Melton; William Melton; Mary Melton; John Quincy Melton; Nancy Ellender Young and 5 others
Brother of James Melton

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Patricia Ann Sparks
Last Updated:

About Hiram Melton of Moore County

Not the same as Hiram Melton of Rutherford County

Hiram Melton, son of James Melton and Mary Cagle, was married four times: Mary Barret, widow Nancy Arnold Adkins, Martha Sewell and widow Rebecca Garman (Jarman). Mary Barrett is the mother of all but one of his children. Martha Sewell and Hiram had one daughter named Martha, also. Perhaps the child's mother died in childbirth. Unknown. Also, the cause of death of Mary Barret and Nancy Arnold is unknown. Rebecca remarried a few months after Hiram's murder.


Note left at Find A Grave Memorial

Hiram Melton was born in North Carolina. He was married at the age of 21 and reared 10 children with his wife. Early in their marreid life they migrated to Mcnairy, TN and settled in Enville. Later in life, Hiram was married a second time to Nancy Arnold Adkins, a widow. They were both from Alabama. Hiram Melton's life ended on a sad note: He died at the hands of a murderer. The story goes that he was having breakfast under the shade of a tree in his yard on the morning of September 13, 1966 and was shot from ambush. He dies without moving from his chair.

- taken from My Family Tree by Merle O'Neal Kent, Longwood, FL 1964


All the Meltons, Rutherford county and Moore County, are of the same family coming shore in Jamestown, Colonial America.

Multiple Hiram Meltons.

This is the profile for Hiram Melton Hiram Melton of Moore County (son of James James Melton ) who died in Tennessee. Do not confuse with:


1844, Apr 27 -- 1844-1847 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 29

Appearing that neither of the subscribing witness to the within power of attorney reisde in the state whereupon the hand writing of Hiram Melton, one of the subscribing witnesses, was proven by William Barrett Esq. [Editor's Note: unclear of whom the power of attorney was from/to but the record shows Hiram Melton has left NC by 1844]

1866, Oct 11 -- Inventories of Estates, Vol. B Page 97, McNairy County, TN

Estate of Hiram Melton, Dec'd. by administrators A. Harris and Walter W. Melton. Notes held on the following: B.J. Young, W.B. Sewell, A.P. Swain, J.R. Swain, Wm. Howard, J.M. Sanders, W.W. Thomas, J.F. Moore, W.R. Harden, N. Moore, Wm. Fowler, Thomas Black, Wright Smith, Wm. Riley, Beacom Britt, Ben Britt, James Summers, Nathaniel Britt [gone from the country], W.H. Moss, A.J. Martindale and J. Boylen.


1850 -- Census, McNairy County, TN Page 96

1860 -- Census, McNairy County, TN Page 485


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Hiram Melton of Moore County's Timeline

May 12, 1809
of, Moore County, North Carolina, United States
October 30, 1830
Rutherford County, NC or, McNairy, TN, United States
May 2, 1833
North Carolina or Tennessee, USA
Tennessee, United States
Tennessee, United States
Tennessee, United States
Tennessee, United States
Tennessee, United States