When John Creston Melvin was born on 11 May 1904, in Bladen, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Duncan Melvin, was 30 and his mother, Sarah John Melvin, was 30. He married Annie McKenny Melvin on 30 June 1923, in Cumberland, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Eastover Township, Cumberland, North Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 3 May 1967, in Bladen, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Cross Creek Cemetery #3, Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina, United States.
Scottish (of Norman origin): variant of Melville with alternation of final -l and -n.
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoil Mhín ‘descendant of the devotee of Maoilmhín’, a personal name meaning ‘gentle chieftain’.
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