Reuben Anderson Melton
of Henderson and Webster Counties

Reuben Anderson MELTON (pictured here) was born Apr 12, 1814 and died May 02, 1878 and is buried in the Shady Grove Cemetery at Poole, Webster County, Ky. He married December 30, 1841 Sarah SHELTON, the daughter of Josiah Cyrus SHELTON (1799) and Elizabeth ORRAND (1801) who was born May 25, 1825 and died May 05 1883. He was a farmer living most of his lifetime in Henderson/Webster Counties of Kentucky
and had thirteen children:

   1.John Wesley, born Jan 19, 1849 m. Elizabeth MAYBERRY
   2.Floyd born 1845 married Esther A. THOMPSON
   3.James W. born Jan 19
   4.Mary E. born Dec 25, 1846 married Abner D. EZELL.
   5.James W. born Jan 19,1849 married Catherine MAYBERRY, Mary MITCHELL.
   6.David I. born 1850 married Amelia J. MONROE
   7.Louisa C. born 1852 married James M. WITHERSPOON.
   8.Larkin W. born April 1856 married Louisa STINNITT
   9.Jesse J. born 1857 married Mary POLLEY.
  10.Louis born Jan 16, 1860 married Mealie B. MARKS
  11.Thomas born 1862 married Ellen WEBSTER.
  12.Lee born march 12, 1864 married Matty MCCURRY
  13.Sarah born May 1866 married William D. FULCHER.
  14.Reuben A. born May, 1866 married Nancy J. CAVANAH.

This family picture submitted by Mrs. Pearlene Johnson.

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