Melissa D. Lemon

17 February 1836–2 November 1915 (Age 79)
Ohio, Indiana, United States

The Life of Melissa D.

Melissa D. Lemon was born on 17 February 1836, in Ohio, Indiana, United States as the daughter of James Lemon and Catharine Larr. She married Oliver Hall Miller on 12 February 1854, in Ohio, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Center Township, Dearborn, Indiana, United States in 1900. She died on 2 November 1915, in Rising Sun, Ohio, Indiana, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Rising Sun, Ohio, Indiana, United States.

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Oliver Hall Miller
Melissa D. Lemon
Marriage: 12 February 1854
Etta O. Miller

Spouse and Children

12 February 1854
Ohio, Indiana, United States


    Etta O. Miller


Parents and Siblings

    James Lemon


    Catharine Larr




World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 5

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 27

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

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Lefman, Old English Lēofman, composed of the elements lēof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + mann ‘man’, ‘person’. This came to be used as a nickname for a lover or sweetheart, from Middle English lem(m)an. There is no connection with the word denoting the citrus fruit (which is of Persian origin).2 Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Lamont .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Melissa Miller in household of Oliver Miller, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Melissa Miller in household of Oliver H Miller, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Melissa Lemmon, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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