Disputed Parents: Richard Melton/Milton

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The Richard Melton/Milton who was son of Michael Melton was born about 1682 in St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia. He is shown inheriting 100 acres of land in Northumberland County, Virginia, from his father, Michael Melton, which he later sold on 23 February 1725. There are additional records of land transactions involving Richard Melton in Richmond County (formed from Northumberland in 1692) and in Stafford County, Virginia, later Prince William County. Richard Melton died in 1734 in Prince William County, Virginia. The inventory of his estate was presented by his widow Elizabeth Melton on 17 September 1734. An additional inventory was presented on 18 June 1735. For more information and sources see the entry for Richard Melton on ''Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties.''

The Richard Melton who was born in 1670 in New Kent County, Virginia should be removed as son of Michael Melton. A search should be made for his actual parents in New Kent County. A new, correct profile for Richard Melton (b 1682) should be created and added to Michael Melton.

WikiTree profile: Richard Melton
in Genealogy Help by Shirley Dalton G2G6 Pilot (486k points)

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You've got my vote, Shirley!  I say go for it (once you've allowed time for others to disagree and/or no one else responds in a reasonable period of time)!
by Darlene Athey-Hill G2G6 Pilot (437k points)
I'll give it a few days, see if anyone is interested enough to comment. This whole family line was messed up. They just took people with same name from wherever they wanted. One generation in Charles City, then Northumberland, next in New Kent County. Didn't seem to matter if a connection could be made or not.
Shirley, on behalf of the US SouthernColonies project, I really Loy appreciate your efforts in detangling and correcting this set of profiles. Thank you!
You're welcome, Jillaine. This one took a bit of looking. Seems there were several, unrelated, immigrants to Virginia in the mid-1600s with name Melton or Milton, all in different counties. I'll need to create a few new profiles to add correct family members and connections. Anyway, it keeps me busy during this %*&! lockdown!

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