Melcajah Rhum Toot1,2,3

ID# 15986, (1802 - 1862)
FatherAdam Toot4,3 (5 Nov 1770 - 14 Apr 1839)
MotherSarah King4,3 (28 Feb 1780 - 11 Jan 1835)

Key Events:

Birth: 23 Jun 1802, Virginia5,6,7
Marriage: 10 Dec 1832, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, Mariah Louis Smith (22 Jul 1811 - 11 Feb 1871)8,9,10
Death: 26 Nov 186211,12
Burial: St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Halifax, Virginia12
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family

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Narrative:

     Melcajah Rhum Toot was born on 23 Jun 1802 in Virginia.5,6,7 Melcajah appeared on the 1830 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, with a household consisting of two males age 20 to 30 (himself and another), and 6 slaves.13
     Melcajah married Mariah Louis Smith on 10 Dec 1832 in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.8,9,10
     Melcajah was named an heir in the will of Adam Toot, his father, dated 12 Nov 1835, to receive an equal share of his father's estate after gifts and support to his two youngest siblings and deducting $2,340 previously advanced to him. He was also named one of three exector, along with his brothers-in-law Isham H. Britton and Robertson Owen Jr.14
     Melcajah purchased farm tools, kitchen goods, and a silver watch totaling $21 at the sale of his father's estate on 5 Nov 1839.15
Melcahah and Mariah Toot tombstone
courtesy Stuart Jennings

     Melcajah appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, with a household consisting of one male under age 5 (son Malacjah), two age 5 to 10 (Charles and William), one age 20 to 30 (himself), and one age 30 to 40 (unknown), and one female under age 5 (daughter Sallie), and one age 20 to 30 (wife Mariah Louis Smith), and 10 slaves.16
     Melcajah received a distribution of $281 from his father's estate on 24 Jul 1842.17
     Melcajah and Mariah appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 3 Aug 1850, reporting real estate valued at $1600. Their children William, Charles, Sallie, Malacjah, John, James and Maria were listed as living with them, as was his sister, Amanda, and her son, William E. Bouldin, and William S. Arnett, age 9. There were 15 slaves listed as well.18,19 His cousin, Elizabeth Ann Flora, and her husband and their family were apparently living close by as they were listed as the second following household in the census record.20
     He and Mariah appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Halifax Courthouse, Halifax Co., Virginia, enumerated 11 Jun 1860, reporting real estate valued at $5000 and personal estate of $7150. Their children Malacjah, James and Maria were listed as living with them, as was his sister, Amanda, and her son, William E. Bouldin. There were 13 slaves listed as well.21,22 His cousin, Elizabeth Ann Flora, and her husband and their family were apparently still living close by as they were listed as the seventh following household in the census record. In addition, her sister Harriett also was by then living close by, being listed as the second next household.23
     Melcajah was a planter. In 1860 he reported his farm contained 265 acres of improved land and 100 acres un-improved, valued at $5,000. He reported 5 horses, 8 milch cows, 2 working oxen, 7 other cattle, 13 sheep, and 30 swine, valued at $966. In the year ending June 1 the farm produced 200 bushels of wheat, 350 of Indian corn, 360 of oats, 6,500 lb. of tobacco, 39 lb. of wool, 20 bushels of Irish potatoes, 200 of sweet potatoes, 50 lb. of butter and $100 worth of home manufactures. He reported $136 worth of animals were slaughtered.24,25,26
     Melcajah died on 26 Nov 1862 at age 60.11,12 He was buried in St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Halifax, Virginia.12

Children:
     Children with Mariah Louis Smith:

Citations

  1. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, shows name as Melcajah R. Toot.
  2. [S971] Stanley, "Descendents of the Toot Family", shows name as Malacjah Rhum Toot.
  3. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839, shows Melcajah Toot as his son.
  4. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, lists him among the other children of Adam and Sarah.
  5. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, shows date.
  6. [S7456] M. R. Toot and Mariah S. Toot tombstone, St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery, shows date.
  7. [S1635] Melcajah R. Toot household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows age 48 and state.
  8. [S971] Stanley, "Descendents of the Toot Family", shows date.
  9. [S887] "Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850," Ancestry.com, record for Micajah R. Toot and Maria L. Smith, shows date and county.
  10. [S7456] M. R. Toot and Mariah S. Toot tombstone, St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery, shows them on a joint stone.
  11. [S971] Stanley, "Descendents of the Toot Family."
  12. [S7456] M. R. Toot and Mariah S. Toot tombstone, St. John's Episcopal Church Cemetery.
  13. [S1757] Meleajah R. Toot household, 1830 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  14. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75-6, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839.
  15. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:414-423, Adam Tool sale, 25 Jan 1840.
  16. [S983] Micajah R. Toot household, 1840 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  17. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 20:180-4, Adam Tool accounting, 23 Jan 1843.
  18. [S1635] Melcajah R. Toot household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  19. [S1630] Melcajah R. Toot, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, slave schedule.
  20. [S6476] Ferlding Purkinson household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  21. [S1627] Mel. R. Toot household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  22. [S1619] Mel. R. Toot, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, slave schedule.
  23. [S6487] Fielding Perkerson household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  24. [S1635] Melcajah R. Toot household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows occupation as planter.
  25. [S1627] Mel. R. Toot household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows occupation as farmer.
  26. [S6505] Mel. R. Toot farm, 1860 U.S. Census, agriculture schedule, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  27. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, lists him among the other grandchildren of Adam and Sarah Toot.
  28. [S1635] Melcajah R. Toot household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  29. [S1006] Halifax Co. Marriage Register, vol 3, pg 35, 12 Dec 1865, Charles H. Toot and Frances T. Britten.
  30. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, lists her among the other grandchildren of Adam and Sarah Toot.
  31. [S1006] Halifax Co. Marriage Register, vol 3, pg 81, 5 Feb 1873, M. R. Toot and M. C. Fox, shows father as M. R.
  32. [S1006] Halifax Co. Marriage Register, vol 3, pg 88, 14 Oct 1874, Jno S. Toot and Sallie R Owen, shows father as M. R.
  33. [S1627] Mel. R. Toot household, 1860 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  34. [S6094] Maria Louis Webb, Certificate of Death.