North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 10, 1849|
Son of John Melton and Elizabeth Jones; Husband of Phoebe Manning
Cooper moved to Dekalb Co. Tenn. in early 1800 and to Benton Co. Tenn. about 1821. He served in the war of 1812 in Capt. James Tate's Co. of infantry in Col. Stephen Campbell's Regt. Tennessee Militia from January 28 to May 10, 1812. For his service he received thirty-one dollars and ten cents.
Enlisted as "Tennessee Volunteers" and served in the push to drive the Creek Indians from Northern Alabama. For his service from DeKalb Co. in the Creek War (1814), a "sub-war" of the War of 1812, old Cooper received a land warrant in Warren County, TN. They originated in Nash County NC, and at least one of Cooper's brothers also settled Middle Tennessee, Thomas, who died in Warren County.
Information on Cooper Melton and some of his descendants may be obtained from a book, MERRITT MATHEW MELTON FAMILY IN EAST TEXAS, pub. 1980 by Norton Press, Burnet, Texas.
John Melton (1742 - 1800)
Elizabeth Jones Melton (1747 - 1800)
Phoebe Manning Melton (1776 - 1869)*
Sarah Melton Pafford (1804 - 1863)*
Mourning Melton Pafford (1805 - 1877)*
Mary Elizabeth Melton Holland (1812 - ____)*
Matthew Merritt Melton (1815 - 1893)*
William Melton (1820 - 1883)*
David Matthew Melton (1765 - 1815)*
Matthew Joseph Melton (1767 - 1845)*
Joseph Melton (1772 - 1835)*
Cooper Melton (1777 - 1849)
Pherbia Melton Benton (1779 - 1860)*
Flatwoods Methodist Cemetery
Created by: redbirdintheyard
Record added: Mar 12, 2012
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