An American Family History

Malone Family

  also spelled Melone  
In 1774 Governor Dunmore declared war against the indignious Americans. The war ended after Virginia's victory in the Battle of Point Pleasant on October 10, 1774.

John Malone was born about 1720 in Maryland.

His children may have included:

John Malone, Jr. (1749),
Comfort Malone (1750, married John Hicks),
Mary Malone (1753, married John Adam Houk),
William Malone (1759, died as a young man), and
George Malone (1762),

On April 6, 1749, a John Melone of Baltimore County bought 50 acres called Timber Ridge from James Johnson according to Maryland Land Records. The warrant and deed were for land on the north side of Hollow Rock branch which descends into little Pipe Creek. The land is now in Carroll County, but was then Baltimore County and after that Frederick County.

In 1757 or 1758 a John Malone was listed in Captain Thomas Norris' Company , but he was not paid until 1767. He was paid 1d 10s for 30 days attendance.

On November 20, 1760, a John Malone purchased 100 acres from Joseph Chapline. It was recorded March 18, 1761. The witnesses were Thomas Prather and Moses Chapline. (Maryland Land Records)

On May 15, 1764, John Malone, blacksmith, of Baltimore County, Maryland sold 50 acres called Timber Ridge to John White. Sarah Melone released her dower rights. ( Maryland Land Records, LDS film # 0013939 Frederick County, Maryland, Liber J, p. 380)

John, Sr. and John, Jr. served in the militia during the campaign known as Lord Dunmore's War. In 1774, they were listed in Looney's Company.

A John Malone was also listed in 1775 with Captain George Matthews' Company from Augusta County. Virginia. It did not indicate if it was John Sr. or Jr.

John Sr., George, John Jr., and William signed the 1777 petition of men living on the north Holston River complaining about the division of Fincastle County in 1776. They felt the line was not equitable and the court house was too far away.

On the 1778, Washington County tax list, John Malone was the only Malone listed.

On September 29 1779, John Melone entered 200 acres in Washington County. The surveyor was ordered to lay off 200 acres on September 20, 1779

on the north side of Holston, at the blue spring of what runs into Beaver Creek including the plantation on which the said Malone now lives.

In October, 1782, John Malone and son, Michael, were each granted 200 acres in Sullivan County and son, William, was granted 100 acres for service in Lord Dunmore's War.

John died soon after and was laid to rest in Malone Cemetery.

Augusta County, Virginia was formed in 1738 from Orange County and was vast territory including West Virginia and Kentucky.
1770 - southern part became Botetourt.
1776 - parts became Monongalia, Ohio, and Yohogania.
1778 - area west of Ohio River became Illinois County.
- northeastern part became Rockingham.
- southwestern part was combined with part of Botetourt to form Rockbridge
1788 - northern part combined with part of Hardy to become Pendleton.
1790 - western part was combined with parts of Botetourt and Greenbrier to form Bath.
Virginia county formation was complex and some of the above counties were further divided or disbanded.



East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.

from Greenville Sun
May 16, 2009
Malone Cemetery Receiving Attention

2 Revolutionary War Veterans Are Buried There

After years of neglect, one of the most important older cemeteries in Greene County is getting a lot of attention these days. The Malone Cemetery contains the graves of two Revolutionary War veterans -- John Malone, 1724 -1783, and his son, John Malone II, 1752-1823.

Both men fought in the Lord Dunmore War in 1774-1776, along with George and William Malone, and possibly John Reynolds who also is buried there.

The two John Malones received land for their service in the Revolutionary War. They came to Greene County along with William and George Malone.

The Malones were Irish and came from County Leitrim, Ireland, where a Malone Castle is still standing. At least one John Malone was a Quaker.

Both John Malones signed the petition for Washington County, Tenn., on Nov. 6, 1777, along with George and William Malone.

One of the John Malones received 200 acres of land on Sept. 29, 1780, in Washington County. One of the John Malones owned land and lived in Sullivan County and signed the Sullivan County, Tenn., Petition of 1781. He also signed the Greene County Petition of 1792 and, in 1795, bought land in Greene County.

Three of John Malone Sr.'s children married children of John Reynolds in Greene County.

Malone Cemetery
Malone Cemetery is located near Ottway, behind Union Baptist Church on Casteel Road. It occupies about one acre and is located in a field that was once the Casteel farm.

There are 18 graves marked by gravestones, about 25 marked by field stones and several others totally unmarked.

Grave markers that are readable in the cemetery include the following last names: Casteel, Cox, Graham, Hach, Hatley, Johnson, Malone and Reynolds.. .


The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) was between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the 13 colonies which became the newly formed United States.

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