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
Pheriba J. Melton
Marriage: about 1802
Isaiah ( Josiah) Benton
Martha Catherine Benton
John Presley Benton
William Cross Benton
David Washington Benton

Spouse and Children

about 1802
North Carolina, United States


    Isaiah ( Josiah) Benton


    Martha Catherine Benton



    William Cross Benton



Parents and Siblings



    Mary "Polly" Melton


    Ann Melton



    Zachariah Melton



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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.

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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