Reuben Melton III

about 1829–1888 (Age 59)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Reuben

When Reuben Melton III was born about 1829, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Lindsay Fortune Melton, was 26 and his mother, Susanna Melton, was 14. He married Mary Minor from January 1859 to December 1859, in Dallas, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Grant Township, Webster, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died in 1888, in Crittenden, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Providence, Trimble, Kentucky, United States.

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Reuben Melton III
Mary Minor
Marriage: from January 1859 to December 1859
John Lafayette Melton
Henry M. Melton
William S Melton
Wesley A Melton
Neaty Elizabeth Melton
Huldah Etta Melton
Joseph Nathan Melton

Spouse and Children

from January 1859 to December 1859
Dallas, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 0

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 1

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 17

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

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)

  • Reuben Melton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rebeuen Melton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rulen Melton in household of Nathan Melton, "United States Census, 1850"

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