Looking for information about parents of either Joel Melton or his wife Elizabeth (maiden name unknown, possibly Lang). In 1850, in Jackson Co under last name Mellon. In Lamar Co, TX, in 1860. Both died in 1886. Apparently, all children except William & Arminda died bef 1900.
Arminda b 5 Jan 1838 AL d 26 Aug 1931 Lamar Co TX. Married 1st Richard Hughes 1860 Lamar Co, son of Elisha Thomas & Rachel P Reese Hughes; m 2nd Green Carnahan 1871 Lamar Co. Death record shows mother's name Bettie Lang.
William m Elizabeth Pirtle, dau of Isaac Newton Pirtle, Sr & Eunice Cunningham 1874 Lamar Co. Funeral home record shows William died 1906 Lamar Co; bur in unmarked grave.
Sarah J b 1840 AL d 1893 Lamar Co. Married 1st J G Willis, 2nd Robert Cloud.
Louisa J b abt 1845 AL, mar Alexander Reed 1860; no further records found for either.
Mary Margaret b abt 1849 AL mar John Earl Hughes 1877 Lamar Co; no records for either aft 1880.
5 more daus b in Lamar Co: Clementine, Chezia, Linnie, E J, & Sue. Sue/Sudie mar Willis Wood. no records after 1880.
This is my husband's line. He has been searching for the parents of Joel & Elizabeth for 10 years. Can anyone help?