Melson. - Mr. Solomon Melson was born in Boone Co., Mo., Dec. 15, 1815, and
died April 15, 1892; he moved with his father to Clark Co., Ark. and settled
at Grey's Ferry on Little Missouri river in 1816, and has been for
seventy-five years a highly esteemed citizen, for a number of years an
honored Mason, and for forty-five years a faithful member of the M.E.
Church, South. By his death we loose a kind neighbor, and affectionate
father, a wise counsellor and guide. We have often hear him say, this has
been a happy world to me; I have always lived at peace with my fellow-man.
He now sleeps at Ebenezer by the side of his wife and five sons. He leaves
three children to mourn their loss, and bids them good-night, but not
Arkansas Methodist, Volume XI, No. 33, January 5, 1893, page 7, column 1.
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