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Other information was posted online but but cannot get the link to connect so you will need to verify and check, but it may give you some leads to follow up on. Jeremiah Moses Melton Sr. was born about 1746 in Onslow, North Carolina, USA. He married Mary Nancy Keen about 1764 in North Carolina, USA. (Note in some records she is listed as Mary Nancy Jane Keen). He died 31 January 1801 in Georgia, USA. Said to have been saddened by the financial and emotional impact of the Revolution and lured by the prospect of securing large land grants being issued to eligible veterans, Jeremiah and Nancy Melton and their sons and daughters joined the Strouds, the Crows and many neighbors and moved slowly through the dangerous Carolina Wilderness to Georgia in the late 1790's. Many of these pioneers settled on Barber's Creek in Clarke Co, GA. They also became active in Mars Hill Baptist Church which they established. Jeremiah Melton was a Baptist minister; John Stroud is listed on the church roll as a deacon. He Jeremiah inherited land "by heirship" from Richard Melton. This land was owned by Jonathan Melton, Sr. before that. Jeremiah sold his holdings in Onslow County and was in Cumberland and Hillsboro Orange Counties, NC prior to and during the Revolution. He married Nancy Keen whose family may also have lived in Onslow County. She was descended from the Palloes and Leighs. He began military service circa 1776; Jeremiah and son, Jonathan, fought in the American Revolution. Jeremiah was first a "Regulator" then he became a private in the Continental Militia from NC from 15 Jul 1783 - 19 Mar 1784. Jonathan Melton, Jr. was also a soldier in the conflict. Records for the three Meltons are on file in DAR records. He was Jeremiah joined the Mars Hill Baptist Church by letter on January 31, 1801.