Pheriba J. Melton

22 August 1779–3 September 1864 (Age 85)
Nash, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Pheriba J.

When Pheriba J. Melton was born on 22 August 1779, in Nash, North Carolina, United States, her father, David Matthew Melton, was 37 and her mother, Barsheba Beaufort Thomas, was -43. She married David Benton about 1802, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 3 September 1864, at the age of 85, and was buried in Benton, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Benton
1779–1860
Pheriba J. Melton
1779–1864
Marriage: about 1802
Isaiah ( Josiah) Benton
1802–
Martha Catherine Benton
1802–1828
John Presley Benton
1810–1867
William Cross Benton
1815–1848
David Washington Benton
1817–1899

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1802
North Carolina, United States
children

(5)

    Isaiah ( Josiah) Benton

    Male1802–Male

    Martha Catherine Benton

    Female1802–1828Female

    Male1810–1867Male

    William Cross Benton

    Male1815–1848Male

    Male1817–1899Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

    Mary "Polly" Melton

    Female1763–1840Female

    Ann Melton

    Female1764–1769Female

    Male1767–1845Male

    Zachariah Melton

    Male1768–1786Male

    Male1769–1816Male

+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 10

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.
1803

Age 24

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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)

  • Feriba Benton in household of David Benton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Pherbia Melton Benton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Pheriba Melton Benton, "Find A Grave Index"

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