This is to certify that I am to pay ??
Melton eight Dollars for D. J. Allen &
this is to be his receipt against his (Melton’s)
John A. Tyson
Again, I’m not sure of the initials, whether it’s PW Melton (I’m pretty sure that’s what the earlier initials are) or something else entirely. I can really only find the one Melton family in the area.
John A. Tyson also has me a little stumped. I can find a John H. Tyson in Centre, Stanly County, NC on the 1880 census. He was a physician. I can also find a John Tyson of Ansonville, Anson County, NC which is fairly close. I don’t have enough information, at this time, to made make a judgement call.
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