MELTON, John H.


City: Gassaway

MELTON, John H., banker, farmer and merchant; born in Cannon Co., Tenn., March 26, 1869; English descent; son of George G. and Martha (Walkup) MELTON; father was interested in farming, banking and merchandising; paternal grandparents James and Pollie (Elidge) MELTON; maternal grandparents Robert and Sarah (Nealey) WALKUP; educated in common schools DeKalb Co., Tenn., and Liberty, Tenn.; graduating from the latter in 1886; in early life was a farmer, in 1885 became interested in mercantile business, and 1903 organized and became Cashier of Melton’s Bank, Gassaway, Tenn.; married Tina HAWKINS Dec 22, 1892; member Masons and Odd Fellows (Past Grand); formerly Postmaster of Gassaway, Tenn.; notary public; member of the church of Christ.

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