Jonathan Melvin
(Abt 1774-Abt 1855)
Anna (Nancy Ann) Broome
(Abt 1776-Abt 1865)
Jonathan Broome Melvin
(Abt 1815-After 1880)
Rhonda Gord
(Abt 1823-After 1880)
Camilus (Cornelius) H. Melvin


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Viola Belle Higgins

Camilus (Cornelius) H. Melvin

  • Born: Dec 1859, Perry Township, Lawrence Co., Ohio
  • Marriage: Viola Belle Higgins about 1887
  • Died: 21 May 1936, Perry Township, Lawrence Co., Ohio at age 76
  • Buried: Melvin Cemetery, Coal Grove, Ohio

bullet   Cause of his death was Gastric Carinoma.


bullet  General Notes:

Many Lawrence Co. court records (birth/marriage) have his name as Cornelius but census records from the 1800s record Camilus several times and Cornwallis once. The 1900 census records Cormilus and family living near the John Hill family. (See notes on John Hill whose daughter, Nancy America marries Franklin Melvin, the son of Camilus and Viola.)

Ohio Historical Society:
MELVIN, Cornullus H. Death date: 5/21/1936, Lawrence County Certificate #35804

bullet  Medical Notes:

Name: Cornullus H. Melvin
Death date: 21 May 1936
Death place: Perry Twp., Lawrence, Ohio
Birth date: 04 Dec 1858
Estimated birth year:
Birth place: Lawrence Co., Ohio
Age at death: 77 years 5 months 17 days
Gender: Male
Marital status: Widowed
Race or color: American
Street address:
Occupation: Farmer
Burial date: 24 May 1936
Burial place: Molsin
Cemetery name:
Spouse name: Viola Melvin
Father name: John B. Melvin
Father birth place:
Mother name: Rhoeda Gore
Mother birth place: Lawrence Co., Ohio
GSU film number: 2022661
Digital GS number: 4122439
Image number: 1346
Reference number: fn 35804
Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953


Camilus married Viola Belle Higgins, daughter of David W. Higgins and Elizabeth Jane Frye, about 1887. (Viola Belle Higgins was born in Jan 1870 in West Virginia, died on 25 Feb 1914 in Perry Township (Ironton Post Office), Lawrence Co., Ohio and was buried in Melvin Cemetery, Coal Grove, Ohio.) The cause of her death was Peritonitis.

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