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Name: John Jefferson Melvin Sr. Birth: 15 OCT 1758 in Bucks Co, PA Lived in TN and then Madison Co, OH Death: 17 APR 1826 in Madison Co, OH - His Will recorded March 15, 1825 Burial: APR 1826 Lower Glade Cemetery, Madison Co, OH Occupation: Farmer & Judge of Election 1810 (He served 3 years in the army; see record below) He acquired 1400 acres of land in Union Twp, Madison Co, OH
Note: Muster and Payroll for John Melvin; Revolutionary War John Milvin (sic) VA, Nov. 1779 Roll date Camp near Morris Town, Dec. 9, 1779. John Malven (sic) VA, Dec. 1, 1780 50 Dollars (Company Payroll)
Per the "History of Union Twp, Madison Co, OH", published in 1883, The Melvin family settled on "The Glade", (east of London, OH), in 1808 and 1809
1820 CENSUS; UNION TWP, MADISON CO, OH; ROLL 94 PGE 78 JOHN JEFFERSON SENR 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 (1male 0-10~1 male 16-18~3 males 16-26~1 male over 45) Who is the 5th boy? Change Date: 26 MAR 2005 [Note: This is peculiar---he's not listed as John Jefferson Melvin, but as John Jefferson. I serious doubt that this is a record for John Melvin. The use of a middle name for someone born before 1760 is fairly unusual. I suspect someone along the way has incorrectly aplied a record for a John Jefferson, to John Melvin, and interpolated to get a middle name for John Melvin. Bill 13:34, 3 December 2006 (UTC)]
Father: Thomas Melvin b: 1727 in VA Moved to Washington Co, TN Mother: Elizabeth b: ABT 1728
Marriage 1 Elizabeth Trotter b: ABT 1758 Married: ABT 1780 in Berkley Co, VA Children
Mary Polly Melvin b: ABT 1778 Thomas J. Melvin b: 21 JAN 1782 in Berkley Co, VA Charles M Melvin b: 8 FEB 1786 in Berkely Co, VA Later lived in Knoxville, TN Samuel Melvin b: ABT 1789 Abigail Melvin b: 26 MAR 1791 in Berkley Co, VA
Marriage 2 Jane Barnes b: ABT 1759 in Bucks Co, PA Married: 2 AUG 1791 in Berkeley Co, West VA Children
Bartholomew S Melvin b: 3 OCT 1796 in TN Lived in Deer Creek Twp, Madison Co, OH Joseph Barnes Melvin b: 25 FEB 1798 in Knob Creek, Washington Co, TN Samuel Melvin b: ABT 1801 in Knob Creek, Washington Co, TN John Jehu Jefferson Melvin Jr. b: 12 MAR 1804 in Knob Creek, Washington Co, TN Lived in Madison Co, OH and later lived in Lee Twp, Fulton Co, IL Polly Melvin b: 1806 in TN