Josie Melton

1863–1875 (Age 12)
Freestone, Texas, United States

The Life of Josie

When Josie Melton was born in 1863, in Freestone, Texas, United States, her father, Seth Pool Melton, was 42 and her mother, Nancy Judith Mary Walker Pettipool, was 30. She died about 1875, in her hometown, at the age of 12.

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Family Time Line

Seth Pool Melton
1821–1878
Nancy Judith Mary Walker Pettipool
1833–1911
Armstead Melton
1856–1867
Selma J. Melton
1875–1878
Estella Melton
1877–1877
Robert Lafayette Melton
1857–1933
Amarilla Isabella Melton
1859–1895
Josie Melton
1863–1875
Seth P. Melton
1864–1900
Florence Harriet Melton
1873–1973

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World Events (3)

1863

Age 0

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 0

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 2

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""

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 (1)

  • Louisa J Milton in household of Nancy J Milton, "United States Census, 1880"

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