William " Bill" Henderson Melton

26 October 1850–2 November 1905 (Age 55)
Madison, Arkansas, United States

The Life of William " Bill" Henderson

When William " Bill" Henderson Melton was born on 26 October 1850, in Madison, Arkansas, United States, his father, Martin Fisher Melton, was 32 and his mother, Margaret Ann Bilyeu, was 28. He married Mary Frances Handy on 23 January 1873, in Christian, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 2 November 1905, in Finley Township, Christian, Missouri, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Finley Township, Christian, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William " Bill" Henderson Melton
Mary Frances Handy
Marriage: 23 January 1873
Aggie Melton
Margaret "Peggy" Ann Melton
Martin Isaac Melton
Sarah Jane Melton
Homer Melton
Reuben Ephraim Melton

Spouse and Children

23 January 1873
Christian, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 11

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

Age 13

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

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • W H Milton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Melton in household of Martin Melton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm H Melton, "United States Census, 1880"

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