My Melton's came originally from VA then to KY. My 2nd great-grandfather, Henry Harrison Melton was born in Pulaski Co., KY in 1818. That same year these Melton's moved to Lawrence Co., IN. I have found them in Martin, Greene and other surrounding counties in Indiana.
Henry Harrison's parents were Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Hanson) Melton. In the 1870 Lawrence Co., IN census my Elizabeth Melton is living with a Ruminer family.(The original census looks like it says "Huminer" but, I am sure there is a mistake and the name is Ruminer. I haven't been able to find the name Huminer anywhere let alone Lawrence County). The census states:
Ruminer L.E. 44 F IN
" Lucinda 15 F IN
" Patty 11 F IN
" Catherine 9 F IN
" Minerva 6 F IN
Melton Elizabeth 71 F N.C.
I know this is probably reaching, but I am unable to find anything about my Melton's and am trying to find out who Nathaniel's father was. I suspect there is probably a connection to the Harrison County, IN Melton's, but as of yet haven't been able to link them.