Noted events in his life were:
1. Appearance in Document, Oct 1843, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States. Several members of Beaverdam Baptist Church are dismissed to found Briar Branch Baptist Church, both churches in Bladen County. The list of members that are dismissed includes Daniel L. Smith, Daniel Smith, Daniel Register, George W. Downing, William D. Smith, Sarah A. Smith, Mary A. Downing, Elizabeth Smith, Anna M. Tatum, Elsa McLemore, May J. Tatum, Mary Register, John Smith Sr., Evin Downing, John H. Tatum, William J. Cowan, John D. Smith, Mary Smith, Susan Smith, Martha Smith, Elizabeth A. Downing, Susan Smith Sr., James Smith, Theophlus Tatum, Wright McLemore, John Downing, James S. Beard, Milton J. Smith, Thomas B. Cowan, Mary Downing, Pen[n]y Hayes, Claressa Beard, Susan Smith, Zillpha Smith. (posted at Bladen Co Rootweb site)
Melton married Mary Jane TATOM, daughter of Theophilus TATOM and Anna M. SMITH. (Mary Jane TATOM was born about 1828 in North Carolina, United States,565,2596,2598,2599 died on 26 Oct 1890 2599 and was buried in Briar Branch Church, Bladen County, North Carolina, United States 2599.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
1. Story. 554 Mary Jane Tatum is widow of Melton Smith.