Mississippi Family Group Sheet for the Grenville MELLEN Family

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Husband: Grenville MELLEN (1)
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   Birthdate: 6 Mar 1843 - Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA (2,3)
  Death date: 1 Jun 1862 - Fair Oaks Station, Henrico, Virginia, USA (4)
      Buried:
      Father: William Pepperell MELLEN (1806-1864) (5)
      Mother: Sarah Carpenter LEWIS (1812-1870) (6)
    Marriage: 19 Jul 1858                    Place: Greensburg, St. Helena, Louisiana, USA (7)
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   Wife: Victorine Angerona TAYLOR (8)
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   Birthdate: 6 Mar 1843 - , , Louisiana, USA (9)
  Death date: Deceased
      Buried:
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Children
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1  M  William Henry MELLEN (10,11,12)
   Birthdate: 8 Sep 1859 - Natchez, Adams, Mississippi, USA (13,14)
  Death date: 2 Jun 1925 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (12)
      Buried: 3 Jun 1925 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA (12)
     Address: Evergreen Cemetery, Galveston County, Texas
      Spouse: Marie Elisee MOUTON (1867-1921) (15,16,17)
  Marr. Date: 8 Feb 1883 - Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, USA (18,19)
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2  M  Grenville MELLEN Jr (3)
   Birthdate: 13 Dec 1862 (20)
  Death date: 1882 - , St. Mary, Louisiana, USA
      Buried:
      Spouse:
  Marr. Date:
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Death Notes: Husband - Grenville MELLEN
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Personally appeared before me Charles F. Merrick Esq a Justice of the Peace in and for the
County and State aforesaid, Victoria A. Mellen and William P. Mellen and make oath that the said
Victoria is the widow of the late Grenville Mellen, a Sergeant in the original, and a private in
the latter organization of the Natchez Fencibles, known and designated as Company B and
afterward as G in the 12th Regiment Mississippi Volunteers, who was killed at the battle of
"Seven Pines" near Richmond, on the 31 May (1862) last.
/s/ V. A. Mellen
W P Mellen, Witness
Sworn to and Suscribed
before me this 8th day of
Sept AD1862
CJMerrick
Justice of the Peace

The Battle of Seven Pines, also known as the Battle of Fair Oaks or Fair Oaks Station, took
place on May 31 and June 1, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia, as part of the Peninsula Campaign
of the American Civil War. It was the culmination of an offensive up the Virginia Peninsula by
Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, in which the Army of the Potomac reached the outskirts of
Richmond. [Wikipedia]

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General Notes: Husband - Grenville MELLEN
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"William Pepperrell Mellen (1806-1864) and his wife Sarah Carpenter Lewis (1812-1870) had 9
children: Martha Eleanor (1832-1856), William Francis (1836-1889), Sarah Lewis (b. 1837), Albert
(1840 - 1878), Grenville (1843-1862), Mary Peyton (1845-1904), Thomas Lewis (1849-1908), John
Prentiss (b.1852), and Frederic (b.1855)
   "Grenville married Victorine Angerona Jones Taylor July 19, 1858, in Greenburg, Louisiana.
They had the two sons (William Henry, 1859, and Grenville (Jr.), 1861) before Grenville (Sr.)
volunteered.
   "by the Mellen House in Mobile i assume you mean the Mellen House in Natchez; i have never
been there so i don't know what kind of records they have. my information is from Thomas Lewis
Mellen's notes (he was one of my great-grandfathers)
   "Who is Fred K?
   "Sarah Carpenter Lewis' parents were Archibald Lewis (b. 1773 in Sheffield, MA) and Eleanor
Thornton Sappington (b. about 1778 in Hagerstown, MD but raised in Nashville, TN; her father was
Mark Brown Sappington." (Martin Wehling]
   "Grenville (son of William Peperrell and father of our William Henry) actually had 2
marriages the same day, one to Victorine Anger Jones and one to Lucinda Jones Taylor, both on
July 17, 1858." [Chestine Box]

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General Notes: Wife - Victorine Angerona TAYLOR
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She was the adopted daughter of Thomas L Jones of Natchez. I don't know if her birth name is
Taylor or if she was married previously; if she was, she must have been very young. I believe
her name lies somewhere between the two names in the marriage records. She was probably just
plain Lucinda Taylor who dreamed of having a glamourous name such as Victorine Angorone; she was
a teenager, after all, and orphaned.

One must assume that, after Grenville's untimely death, Vicky took her sons back to Louisiana
where William Henry later met Lizzie. She probably remarried and chose to use her husband's name
for the boys. William doesn't resurface until 1900 in Galveston County, Texas, married and with
children.

Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015

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Sources
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    1. Death Certificate, Mellen, William Henry #21831.  Grenville Mellen.
    2. 1850 Federal Census, Mississippi, Adams, pg 14, 225/217.  age 7.
    3. Genforum, Wehling, Martin, Grenville Mellen.
    4. Genforum, Wehling, Martin, Grenville Mellen.  6 Mar 1843, Natchez, MS.
    5. 1860 Federal Census, Mississippi, Adams, Natchez fam # 104 6/19/1860.
    6. Family History Library Catalog, Sarah Carpenter Lewis.
    7. St Helena Parish Marriage Index 1809-1933
         (http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/sthelena/vitals/marriages/index/m-indx.txt), M.
         Grenville Mellen to Victorine Angerona Jones, 17 Jul 1858. Index
    8. Genforum, Wehling, Martin, Victorine Angerona Jones.
    9. 1860 Federal Census, Mississippi, Adams, family #104.  age 18, Louisiana.
    10. Rickert, Irene Pearl, William Henry Mellen. Personal interview
    11. 1900 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 146, pg 2A.  Wm H.
    12. Death Certificate, Mellen, William Henry #21831.
    13. 1900 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 146, pg 2A.  age 61, Sep 1859, Mississippi.
    14. Death Certificate, Mellen, William Henry #21831.  8 Sep 1859, Natchez, Mississippi.
    15. Rickert, Irene Pearl, Marie Elissa Mouton. Personal interview
    16. 1900 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 146, pg 2A.  Lizzie Mellen.
    17. Louisiana, Births and Christenings, 1811-1830; 1854-1934 (FamilySearch.org), Mouton,
         Marie Elisee.
    18. International Genealogy Index (FamilySearch.org), to Marie Elissee Mouton.
    19. 1900 Federal Census, Texas, Galveston, ED 146, pg 2A.  m. 17 yrs.
    20. Genforum, Wehling, Martin, Grenville Mellen.  13 Dec 1862.

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My Notes
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If there is no SOURCE, I have no PROOF! If the sources is a person, the information is HEARSAY.

Very little is known about Grenville simply because he died at such an early age.

 

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