Indiana McCaslins

Dianna D MeltonAge: 85 years18161901

Name
Dianna D Melton
Married name
Dianna D Winchester
Birth March 1816 26 20
Birth of a brotherWilliam F Melton
about 1821 (Age 4 years)
MarriageWilliam Henry Harrison (Harrison) WinchesterView this family
before 1835 (Age 18 years)

Birth of a son
#1
James Thomas Winchester
March 2, 1835 (Age 19 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a son
#2
Lewis Kensington Winchester
May 12, 1837 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Sarah Ann Winchester
September 4, 1839 (Age 23 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a son
#4
William Franklin Winchester
July 12, 1841 (Age 25 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a daughter
#5
Barbara Ann Winchester
June 14, 1849 (Age 33 years)
Census 1850 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Nancy Margaret Winchester
May 26, 1851 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#7
John D Winchester
about 1851 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8
Mary D Winchester
about 1856 (Age 39 years)
Marriage of a childJohn A RobertsonSarah Ann WinchesterView this family
about 1859 (Age 42 years)
Census 1860 (Age 43 years)
Death of a fatherJames Melton
January 6, 1863 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Franklin WinchesterMary Elizabeth ColeView this family
February 15, 1865 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Carroll BaileyBarbara Ann WinchesterView this family
March 16, 1866 (Age 50 years)
Census 1870 (Age 53 years)
Death of a daughterMary D Winchester
September 29, 1874 (Age 58 years)
Death of a husbandWilliam Henry Harrison (Harrison) Winchester
March 28, 1876 (Age 60 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a husbandWilliam Henry Harrison (Harrison) Winchester
after March 28, 1876 (Age 60 years)
Note: Granby Memorial Cemetery, Find A Grave Memorial# 51418026
Census 1880 (Age 63 years)
Death of a motherSarah Diane Lemons
after 1880 (Age 63 years)

Note: listed on the 1880 census but not the 1900
Death of a daughterBarbara Ann Winchester
June 3, 1881 (Age 65 years)

Burial of a daughterBarbara Ann Winchester
after June 3, 1881 (Age 65 years)
Note: Old Granby Cemetery
Census 1900 (Age 83 years)
Occupation
1880 Keeping Boarders

Death December 9, 1901 (Age 85 years)
Burial after December 9, 1901
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Granby Memorial Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 99336446)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 5, 1815, Hardin, Kentucky
5 months
herself
6 years
younger brother
Family with William Henry Harrison (Harrison) Winchester - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: before 1835
2 months
son
James Thomas Winchester
Birth: March 2, 1835 21 19, Hardin, Kentucky
Death: February 9, 1917Neosho, Newton, Missouri
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
22 months
son
8 years
daughter
23 months
daughter
7 months
son
6 years
daughter
Mary D Winchester
Birth: about 1856 42 39Missouri
Death: September 29, 1874Granby, Newton, Missouri

Burial

Granby Memorial Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 99336446)

Shared note

Henry Cunningham in "John Winchester of New England and Some of his Descendants" pages 66-67, names her as Diana Hart, which may be due to confusion with the county she was born in Hart, Kentucky. Confirmation of her correct name may be found in the 1880 census where her widowed mother, Sarah Melton is living with her.

Her first name is spelled Dianna in some of the censuses and on her obituary, so I believe it is the correct spelling.

As shown in the 1880 US Federal Census for Granby, Newton, Missouri, Dianna is a widow and her widowed mother, Sarah Lemons Melton is living with her. In her household are two boarders who are miners, John Harker and James Charlton. Also in this census is the information that her father was born in Virginia and her mother in Kentucky.

In 1900, Dianna is living with John and Sarah (Winchester) Robinson (written Robertson by the census taker), her grandson, John H Robinson and his wife Mollie at 65 Valley Street. Diana had borne ten children and six are alive in 1900.

Obituary from the Newton County News for 12 December 1901: Mrs. Dianna Winchester. Grandma Winchester of Granby, mother of Mrs. John Robinson [sic Robertson], died 9 December 1901.