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Melton Minerva Jane

Female 1848 - 1927


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  • Born  22 May 1848  Stanford, Lincoln, KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  14 Sep 1927  Eugene, Cole, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      Manerva Jane Melton was born May 22, 1848 in Lincoln County, Kentucky. She was the oldest of several children born to John Harris Melton (1822-1868) and his wife, Eliza Cathrine Pittman (1828-1909). They married in Lincoln Co., KY in 1846. Manerva's father was an early-day circuit riding Methodist preacher and was a leader in the Methodist faith. When they came to Miller County, the Meltons settled on the Little Saline creek about 3 miles north of Tuscumbia.

      The children of John Harris Melton and Eliza Cathrine Pittman were:
      1. Manerva Jane Melton b. 22 May 1848, m. Henry Anthony Wright 1866
      2. Luke Erastus Melton b. 7 Jan 1850, m. Lucinda Walls 1872
      3. James Early Melton b. 5 Aug 1852, m. Mary C. Owens 1871
      4. John Cambell Melton b. 10 Nov 1854, m. 1- Paralee Thompson 1874 2- Jennie Hollaway
      5. Eliza Cathrine Melton b. 28 Dec 1856, m. Dan Frazier Thomson 1872
      6. Sarah Elizabeth Melton b. 6 Jan 1862, m. Aaron R. Wright 1880
      7. Martha Ann Melton b. 8 Aug 1864, m. George Perry Swanson 1890
      8. Mary Magdaline Melton b. 20 May 1867, m. never married
      Manerva Jane Melton married Henry Anthony Wright in Miller County 13 May 1866, the marriage performed by Elder Albert Warren of the Methodist Church. Henry Anthony was born 14 Nov 1846, a son of James Lawrence Wright (1818-1896) and his wife, Elizabeth Mace Thompson (1820-1874).

      The children of James and Elizabeth Wright were:
      1. Charles Milton Wright b. Nov 1844, m. Elinor Bamber 1867
      2. Henry Anthony Wright b. 24 Nov 1846, m. Manerva Jane Melton 1866
      3. Joseph Thompson Wright b. 9 Feb 1849, m. Mary J. Newell 1874
      4. James Pinkney Wright b. 14 Nov 1850, m. Carrie M. Fendorf 1880
      5. Green Lee Wright b. 31 Jan 1853, m. Mary Emma Boyce 1877
      6. Mary Ann Wright b. 11 Oct 1855, m. George Kallenbach 1879
      7. Sarah Elizabeth Wright b. 20 Mar 1858, m. Madison Perry Simpson 1878
      8. John Wright b. 23 Mar 1863, m. Lillie Ingram 1891
      Manerva and Anthony Wright lived on a farm on the old Tuscumbia-Jefferson City road about 2 miles south of Spring Garden. Their neighbors in the census of 1880 were the families of Welshons, June, Hawken, Messersmtih, Sanford, Lawson, Wells, Buster, and Barnhart.

      They were parents of 8 children:
      1. Catherine Elizabeth Wright 1867-1952, m. 1-Jacob P. Hoffman 1887 2-Thomas J. Spalding 1891
      2. Joseph Lee Wright 1869-1928, m. Lena Robertha Simpson 1895
      3. Della Aurella Wright 1870-1963, m. Tolbert Binkley 1897
      4. Albert Henry Wright 1872-1931, m. Malissa Matthews 1905
      5. Fannie Augusta Wright 1874-1962, m. Eugene Simpson 1895
      6. Lenora Vesta Wright 1878-1967, m. Kimball G. Hinds 1906
      7. Arthur Marion Wright 1880-1951, m. Florence L. Brazier 1905
      8. Elon Wright b. 1876 d. young
      Manerva Jane Melton-Wright was reared in the Methodist faith of her parents but later joined the Christian Church in 1871. Henry Anthony Wright preceded Manerva Jane in death. He died on April 9, 1916 at the age of 70 years. They had spent almost 50 years together as husband and wife. He was buried at Eugene Cemetery. Manerva spent years suffering with rheumatism and was invalid for many years before her death. She died on September 14, 1927 at the age of 79 years. Her funeral services were held at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Catherine/Kate and Tom Spalding. Rev. Frye, pastor of the Eugene Christian Church conducted the funeral and she was then buried beside her husband in the Eugene Cemetery. According to her obituary she was survived by seven children, twenty-four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one brother, John Melton.

    Person ID  I3244  Walden Family | Cleaver Family
    Last Modified  22 Mar 2009 

    Father  Melton John Harris,   b. 04 Mar 1822, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Aug 1868, Tuscumbia, Miller County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Pitman Eliza Catherine,   b. 3 Jan 1828, Stanford, Lincoln, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1909, Tuscumbia, Miller, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  21 May 1846 
    Family ID  F2536  Group Sheet

    Family  Wright Henry Anthony,   b. 24 Nov 1846, Cole Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1916, Eugene, Cole, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  13 May 1866 
    Children 
    >1. Wright Catherine Elizabeth,   b. 16 Aug 1867, Tuscumbia, Miller, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1952, Monett, Barry, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Wright Joseph Lee,   b. 6 Oct 1868, Tuscumbia, Miller, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1928
    >3. Wright Della Aurella Independance,   b. 4 Jul 1870, Tuscumbia, Miller, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1963
     4. Wright Henry Albert,   b. 21 Aug 1872, Tuscumbia, Miller, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1931
    >5. Wright Fannie Augusta Alifare,   b. 21 Aug 1874, Tuscumbia, Miller, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1962
     6. Wright Liew Eva Ellen,   b. 5 May 1876, Tuscumbia, Miller, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1877
    >7. Wright Lenora Victoria Vesta,   b. 25 Jul 1878, Tuscumbia, Miller, MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Wright Arthur Marion,   b. 4 Nov 1880, Tuscumbia, Miller, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1951, Colorado Springs, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F0332  Group Sheet

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    Melton, Minerva Jane
    Melton, Minerva Jane

    Documents
    Melton, Minerva Jane Wright Death Certificate
    Melton, Minerva Jane Wright Death Certificate


  

  

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