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Janice Wilhite (View posts)
Posted: 902577600000
Classification: Query
I am searching for information on the family of Calistus Melton who was living with his family in Daviess County, Indiana.
He came from Kentucky with his wife and two sons. The rest of his 11 children were born in Indiana.
He lived Daviess County, in 1850 and he died there in 1859. Calistus and his family in Martin County,in 1830. He had a son named
George Washinton Melton who married Elizabeth Ruminer. Her father came from Bavaria and her mother from Pa. I would appreciate any
information on these two families.

Melton/Ruminer, 1870 Lawrence Co., IN census

Posted: 974980800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1031127191000

My Melton's came originally from VA then to KY. My 2nd great-grandfather, Henry Harrison Melton was born in Pulaski Co., KY in 1818. That same year these Melton's moved to Lawrence Co., IN. I have found them in Martin, Greene and other surrounding counties in Indiana.

Henry Harrison's parents were Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Hanson) Melton. In the 1870 Lawrence Co., IN census my Elizabeth Melton is living with a Ruminer family.(The original census looks like it says "Huminer" but, I am sure there is a mistake and the name is Ruminer. I haven't been able to find the name Huminer anywhere let alone Lawrence County). The census states:
Household 1213
Ruminer L.E. 44 F IN

" Lucinda 15 F IN

" Patty 11 F IN

" Catherine 9 F IN

" Minerva 6 F IN
Melton Elizabeth 71 F N.C.

I know this is probably reaching, but I am unable to find anything about my Melton's and am trying to find out who Nathaniel's father was. I suspect there is probably a connection to the Harrison County, IN Melton's, but as of yet haven't been able to link them.

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