Lucy A Melton

1822–16 September 1852 (Age 30)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Lucy A

When Lucy A Melton was born in 1822, in Georgia, United States, her father, Thomas Spenser Melton, was 29 and her mother, Mrs. Mary Melton, was 27. She married Dr Hiram Howard Johnson on 8 November 1842, in Newton, Georgia, United States. She died on 16 September 1852, in her hometown, at the age of 30.

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Family Time Line

Dr Hiram Howard Johnson
Lucy A Melton
Marriage: 8 November 1842

Spouse and Children

8 November 1842
Newton, Georgia, United States

Parents and Siblings



    William T. Melton


    Charles Oliver Melton


    Emily Melton



    Ethan A. Melton


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World Events (3)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 8

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 10

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

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)

  • Lucy A. Melton, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • 1850 United States Federal Census
  • Legacy NFS Source: Lucy A. Melton - Government record: Census record

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