Old Melton Family Cemetery
Navarro County, Texas


Cemetery Index




Cemetery & Marker Photographs by Danny Gillespie


Several graves (?) - perhaps just the headstones - have been moved to other cemeteries. The cemetery has recently been fenced with contributions from the family. Many, many unmarked graves are there.

There are only five legible stones are in the cemetery. There are multiple native stone marked graves.



  • At intersection of FM Rd 744 & FM Rd 55 at Dresden, go north on 55 approx 1/2 mile, turn left at house on gravel road go approx 1 mile to 2nd gate on left.  Out in field to the rights is a stock tank.  The cemetery is beyond the tank across a branch in deep woods filled with underbrush & briars.


All Known Burials:

NameSource Notes  
Allen P. Blaisdell Marker Photo Sep 20, 1894 - Jun 9, 1896
s/o Frank B. & A. H. Blaisdell
Frank B. Blaisdell Marker Photo Aug 1, 1884 - Aug 26, 1884
s/o F. P. & A. G. Blaisdell


Elizabeth "Betty" (Welch) Howard Has a marker at Dresden Cemetery, I assume she is buried there....elw May 3, 1840 - Jun 10, 1867
w/o William Z. Howard

William Z. Howard Has a marker at Dresden Cemetery, I assume she is buried there....elw Aug 7, 1836 - Nov 23, 1872
h/o Elizabeth "Bettie" (Welch) Howard
James R. Meador Marker Photo Jan 1821 - Sep 1862
h/o Lucinda M. Meador
Ethan Melton Biography & Marker Photo Oct 8, 1794 - Nov 18, 1873
h/o Lucinda Hill, Mrs. (Lucinda Langston?) & Hannah B. (Welch) Melton; s/o Jonathan Melton & Tibatha (Stroud) Melton [bur in Echols Cem, Walton Co. Georgia]

Jonathan Melton Jr. Mexican War
1814 - Mar 16, 1874
h/o Mary Jane (Skiles), married Oct 2, 1851 [she is bur at Fairview Cemetery, Hubbard, TX]

Lucinda M. Meador Marker Photo Nov 30, 1831 - Jan 18, 1886
w/o James R. Meador
UNKNOWN Photo of Native Stone Marker    

There are several large rocks scattered around; probably markers for graves

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