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Saturday, May 6, 2017

It’s Family Time~Frank and Sarah E. Deese Melton

It's Family Time

The tombstone for Sarah E. (Deese) Melton at Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lilesville, North Carolina shows that Sarah was born on 15 February 1829. 

Photo Courtesy Julious Burr

Sarah E. Deese is the daughter of  Samuel Dese and Sarah Hill. The family is enumerated in the Sandy Point District of Anson County in 1850. At the time of this enumeration, Sarah was age 9 and Samuel and Sarah Hill had been married for almost 20 years. 

1850 Census -Deese-Sandy Point
1850 Anson County Census

[Mary and Samuel are Siblings; Samuel and Sarah are husband & Wife; the remainder are all children of Samuel Deese and Sarah Hill.]

Sarah E. Deese and Frank Melton were married in 1873 per their response to years married on the 1900 Census which was reported as 27 years with 6 children with 5 living.
Prior to her marriage to Frank Melton, Sarah had a son,  Robert Ofnile Aycock. His death certificate shows his parents to be Robert Aycock and Sarah Deese. 

Frank F. Melton and Sarah E. Deese had 6 children of which 5 were living in 1900. Sarah’s son Robert is included in this count. 

Frank F. Melton and Sarah E. Deese had the following children:
i. Sarah Melton, born 22 Mar 1874, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married William Samuel Luther; died 17 Jul 1958, Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina.
ii. W. Hampton Melton was born on 10 Sep 1877 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina. He died on 19 Feb 1919 at the age of 41 in Lilesville, Anson, North Carolina.
iii. James Marshall Melton, born Dec 1879, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Ella Francis Luther; died 15 May 1952, Lilesville, Anson, North Carolina.
iv. George Bunyon Melton, born Jun 1884, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Ollie Teal; died 6 May 1979, Montgomery County, North Carolina.
Frank and Sarah E. Deese Melton are my Great Grand Uncle and Aunt.
1. 1850 Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Sandy Point, Anson County, North Carolina, Page 188A (stamped); Line 8, Dwelling 428, Family 428, Household of Mary DEAS; online database, ( : viewed 27 May 2014); citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, Roll 619.
2. 1880 U S Census, Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 005, Page 316B (stamped); Line 13,, Dwelling 125, Family 125;, Household of Frank MELTON; digital images, ( : viewed 2 February 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T9-1225.
3. 1900 US Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Lilesville, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 5, Page 9B/101(stamped); Line 71, Dwelling 169, Family 169, Household of Frank F. MELTON; digital image, ( : viewed 2 February 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1181.
4. Sara E. Melton, death certificate Death Certificate Book 3, Page 165, (1916), Register of Deeds, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
5. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, ( : accessed 2 February 2011); Memorial page for Sarah E. Deese Melton; (about 1841–18 November 1916); Find a Grave memorial # 45036741, Citing Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery; Lilesville, Anson County, North Carolina.
6. State of North Carolina, death (6 July 1927), Frank Melton;, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.

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