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William Pepperell Mellen and Sarah Carpenter Lewis




Husband William Pepperell MELLEN 1

         Born: 1806 - Dover, Strafford Co, New Hampshire 2 3
         Died: 7 Nov 1864 - Bayou Mason, Chicot Co, Arkansas 2 4
       Buried: 1864 - Natchez Cemetery, Adams Co, Mississippi


       Father: Henry MELLEN (1757-1809)
       Mother: Martha Wentworth FROST (1769-1835)


     Marriage: 16 Jun 1831 - Washington, Adams Co, Mississippi 2 5

Events in his life were:
Military, Captain of Militia

Occupation, Adams Co Coroner

Education, Phillips Exeter Academy, Abt 1826

Occupation, Mississippi Legislature, 1837

Residence, Natchez, Adams Co, Mississippi, 1841

Census, Natchez, Adams Co, Mississippi, 1850

Occupation, Lawyer, Between 1850 and 1860

Residence, Texas, Between 1860 and 1864

Census, Natchez, Adams Co, Mississippi, 19 Jun 1860

Occupation, Editor, Natchez Courier, Abt 1862




Wife Sarah Carpenter LEWIS 2

         Born: 26 Nov 1812 - Sleepy Hollow, Adams Co, Mississippi 5 6
         Died: 22 Feb 1870 - Natchez, Adams Co, Mississippi 5
       Buried: Feb 1870 - Natchez Cemetery, Adams Co, Mississippi


       Father: Archibald LEWIS (1773-      ) 3 7
       Mother: Eleanor Thornton SAPPINGTON (1782-1863) 7





Children
1 M Grenville MELLEN 7

         Born: 6 Mar 1843 - Natchez, Adams Co, Mississippi 7 8
         Died: 1 Jun 1862 - Battle Of Seven Pines, Fair Oaks Station, Henrico Co, Virginia 7
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Victorine Angerona JONES (1842-      ) 7
         Marr: 19 Jul 1858 - Greenburg, St Helena Parish, Louisiana 9



2 F Martha Eleanor MELLEN 7

         Born: 1833 - Mississippi 10
         Died: 1856 7
       Buried: 



3 M William Francis MELLEN 7

         Born: 1836 - Mississippi 10 11
         Died: 13 Jan 1889 - Orleans Parish, Louisiana 11
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Helen Elizabeth CARPENTER (Abt 1841-      ) 12
         Marr: Abt 1858



4 F Sarah Lewis MELLEN 7

         Born: 1838 - Mississippi 10
         Died: Deceased
       Buried: 



5 M Albert MELLEN 7

         Born: 1840 - Mississippi 10
         Died: 1878 7
       Buried: 



6 F Mary Peyton MELLEN 7

         Born: 1846 - Mississippi 10
         Died: 1904 7
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Samuel A MASON (Abt 1841-      )



7 M Thomas Lewis MELLEN 7

         Born: 1849 - Mississippi 10
         Died: 1908 7
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Mary Eleanor WILLIAMS (1849-      ) 13
         Marr: Abt 1872



8 M John Prentiss MELLEN 7

         Born: 1853 - Mississippi 10
         Died: 8 Mar 1911 - New Orelans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana 14
       Buried: 
       Spouse: Julia A BARKER (Abt 1855-      ) 15
         Marr: 3 Nov 1873 - New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana 16



9 M Fred K MELLEN 7

         Born: 1855 - Mississippi 10
         Died: 21 Aug 1862 - Natchez, Adams Co, Mississippi 3
       Buried: Aug 1862 - Natchez Cemetery, Adams Co, Mississippi




General Notes (Husband)

1841 MELLEN WILLIAM P. Adams County MS No Township Listed State Census Index MS4258654

1850 Adams Co, Mississippi Natchez, page 14, dwelling & fam 225/217
MELLEN, William P. head 44 NH lawyer $40,000
Sarah C. wife 37
Martha E. dau 17
Wm. F. son 14
Sarah L. dau 12
Albert son 10
Grenville son 7
Mary P. dau 4
Thos. L. son 1

1860 Adams Co, Mississippi Natchez fam # 104 6/19/1860
MELLEN, Wm. P. head 53 NH lawyer $10,000/40,000
Sarah C. wife 47 MS
Sarah L. dau 22 MS
Grenville son 17 MS student of medicine
Victoria dau 18 LA
Mary P. dau 14 MS
Thomas L. son 11 MS
John P. son 7 MS
Fred K. son 5 MS
Wm H. son 10/12 MS

Patentee Land Office Doc. Date Base Line TWP Rng Sec Acres
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21307 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 15 159.8500
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21308 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 14 0.0000
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21308 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 14 282.1800
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21309 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 17 320.0800
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21310 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 21 160.0000
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21311 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 13 136.6000
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21312 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 27 0.0000
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21312 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 27 166.4400
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21313 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 28 319.0000
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21314 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 20 80.0000
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21315 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 7 317.6400
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21316 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 18 0.0000
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21316 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 18 158.7500
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21318 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 33 0.0000 ASSIGNEE OF NICHOLAS GRAY
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21318 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 33 0.0000
WILLIAM P MELLEN MT SALUS 21318 1840/12/10 CHOCTAW 18N 5W 33 306.3600

Here's the only picture of your great grandfather that we've been able to locate.
I don't think he was a northern sympathizer in the least. As the editor of the local newspaper, he was probably highly opinionated and supportive of the southern cause. Your grandfather didn't flee to TX until Natchez was threatened by Northern troops. When the city leaders decided to surrender the city, rather than face the destruction that so many other southern cities experienced, your grandfather appears to have been one of the opponents of that surrender. Our research indicates that he was captured (by Northern troops) in Texas and died in a prisoner of war camp, located in Arkansas.
Hope this is helpful.
Jamey Boudreaux

Who is Delos who married Corrinne?
C. Castellanos Mellen, Louisiana Bayou painting. 19th or early 20th century Louisiana Bayou painting depicting a cabin on the shore line with a sailboat in the water with a large tree with Spanish moss. The painting is signed, Corinne Castellanos. from research she was married to another Louisiana artist by the name of Mellen and later in life she became Corrine Mellen. The painting is oil on artist board and is in good condition with no damage or repair. Measures 12 by 16 in what appears to be the original gilt jesso frame which measures 17 high by 21 wide.

A Eulogy on William Pepperrell Mellen from the Natchez Courier, October 7th 1868
"William Pepperrell Mellen - Past Grand Master Mason of the state of Mississippi, born at Dover, New Hampshire July 18th, 1806. Delivered before a lodge of sorrow held by the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction of the United States, at St Louis, Missouri September 18th, 1868. By Giles M Hillyez, 33rd. Grand Minister of the State. " ...
His ancestors were English, reaching by his mother's side to the earliest settlers of New England. He settled in 1825 at Natchez and engaged at once in mercantile pursuits, but abandoned them in 1932 for a literary and professional career. In 1833 he began the publication of the Natchez Courier, a paper still in existence. He represented the City of Natchez in the state legislature up to 1838. " ...
"He married a Southern woman and a family of nine children surrounded them. " ...
"In July of 1863 our illustrious brother left Natchez, anticipating its occupancy by Northern Troops. Returning from Texas in 1864, when on the Bayou Macon in Chicou County, Arkansas, he was stricken and died November 7th, 1864. In 1866 his remains were taken to Natchez where he lies at rest in the cemetery on the very brow of the grand Mississippi River. ...



picture

Sources


1 1860 Adams Co, MS Census, Natchez fam # 104 6/19/1860.

2 Family History Library Catalog.

3 Mellen House, The (http://www.mellenhouse.com/), http://www.mellenhouse.com/Natchez_history3.htm.

4 Arnett, Danielle Trube.

5 Mellen House, The (http://www.mellenhouse.com/).

6 1850 Adams Co, MS Census (http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/ms/adams/1850/), Natchez, page 14.

7 Genforum, Wehling, Martin.

8 1850 Adams Co, MS Census (http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/ms/adams/1850/).

9 St Helena Parish Marriage Index 1809-1933 (http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/sthelena/vitals/marriages/index/m-indx.txt), M.

10 1850 Adams Co, MS Census (http://ftp.us-census.org/pub/usgenweb/census/ms/adams/1850/), Vol. 69, ED 48, Sheet 11.

11 Orleans Parish Death Index, Book 94, page 554.

12 1880 Orleans Parish, Louisiana Census (http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp).

13 1880 Natchez Co, Mississippi Census (This is supposed to be Adams Co, MS), 34.

14 Orleans Parish Death Index.

15 Obituary, Mellen, George J.

16 New Orleans Marriage Records, 68.



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