Frances Elizabeth Melton

25 February 1849–13 December 1888 (Age 39)
Logansport, De Soto, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Frances Elizabeth

When Frances Elizabeth Melton was born on 25 February 1849, in Logansport, De Soto, Louisiana, United States, her father, John Barney Sinclair, was 32 and her mother, Sarah McNeese, was 27. She married Francis Marion McNeese on 16 December 1870, in De Soto, De Soto, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 6, Panola, Texas, United States in 1880. She died on 13 December 1888, in Logansport, De Soto, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 39.

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Family Time Line

Francis Marion McNeese
Frances Elizabeth Melton
Marriage: 16 December 1870
Lee Ella McNeese
Thur Dosha ( Theodocia) Mcneese
William Henry McNeese
John Marrion McNeese
Harriet Exer McNeese
Barbara Elizabeth Mcneese
Emily Inez McNeese
Pheoby Diana McNeese

Spouse and Children

16 December 1870
De Soto, De Soto, Louisiana, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    John Barney Sinclair





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World Events (7)

1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 1

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 12

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, and Yorkshire, all of which have the same origin as Middleton , with Old English middel replaced by its Old Norse equivalent meðal after the Scandinavian settlement of northern and eastern England.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Frances Mcneese in household of F M Mcneese, "United States Census, 1880"
  • F E Melton, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Francis Milton in entry for Barbara Elizabeth Baker, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

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