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Lindsey F. Melton Receipt


October 23rd 1833 Received of John Logan two dollars in ful of all Demands

Lindsey F. Melton

Lindsey F. Melton was born in Rutherford County, NC on the 22 Nov 1803 to parents Cornelius Melton (b: 15 SEP 1768 in Albemarle County, Virginia) and Dicey Marinda Green (b: ABT 1768 in Virginia). He married Sarah May Fortune on 3 Mar 1826. The bondsman for the marriage was Williamson Fortune, suspected brother or father of Sarah.

They were living in Rutherford County during the 1830 North Carolina census. He was listed as age 20-30, with wife of same age. A second male in the household of this age. One son age 0-5 and another female of age 10-15.

He was declared a “bankrupt” on 19 Sep 1842 according to an article in the Highland Messenger (Asheville, NC).

Highland Messenger (Asheville, NC) 2 Sep 1842
Highland Messenger (Asheville, NC) 2 Sep 1842

By 1850, he was living in Cain Creek in Rutherford County with Sara h 45, Lucy 17, D.M. 15, Sarah 12, Claranda 10, Susan 8, Drusilla 6, Julious 3, Robert Twitty 8/12, and Franklin Dornbus h 14; all born in North Carolina.

In 1860 his household consisted of  L.F. Melton 56, with Sarah 54, Clarinda 22, Susan 20, Jane 18, Mary 16, Julius 14, and Robert 10.

He was living in the Logan Store Township in Rutherford County in 1870 with the following household: Linzy H. Melton 67, with Sarah 64, Amanda 34, and Robert 5.



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About the Logan Project: I possess a box of 170 documents passed down 6 generations in the Logan family that originate from John Logan (1775-1841) of Rutherford County, NC. These documents are mainly receipts that show the various business and legal dealings of many different families from Rutherford County, NC. I will be posting these documents on this blog in chronological order. The scanned images of these documents are the copyright of Jonathan Medford. You are welcome to download them for personal use. Do not redistribute these documents for the purpose of commercial gain without his expressed written permission. If you would like to start reading them from the first document, you can start here.