He was my 3rd Great-Grandfather, and lived his entire life in the seacoast town of New Castle, NH, where he worked as a seaman, shoemaker and laborer. His wife was DOROTHY C YEATON, whom he married in Oct 1841.
Children (perhaps incomplete) of Alfred A and Dorothy C (Yeaton) Meloon, all born in New Castle, NH:
i. (adopted) JOHN M MELOON, b. abt 1840; lost at sea on 15 Apr 1860, from the schooner Nile [Congregational Journal, 12/20/1860]
??ii. WILLIAM E (or C) MELOON, age 14 (b.ca.1846), listed w/ family in 1860, perhaps a child, though they also had son Willie (William T) in household, at age 10
iii. LOUISA MEDALA MELOON, b. 24 Jan 1848; d. 12 Sept 1902 in New Castle [NH vr]
iv. WILLIAM M. T. MELOON, b. 30 Aug 1848 (calc) [Aug 1849 on 1900 census prob correct date]; d. 30 July 1913 in New Castle, from an auto accident [NH vr]
v. ALFRED MADISON MELOON, b. 6 May 1852; d. 15 Sept 1909 in New Castle, NH [NH vr]
vi. BENJAMIN JENKINS MELOON, b. abt Mar 1854; d. 13 Sept 1854 in NewCastle [Ports Jrnl, 9/16/54]
vii. BENJAMIN JENKINS MELOON, b. ca 1855 (age 5 in 1860 census; not w/ family in 1870)
viii. ELIZABETH L "Lizzie L.L." MELOON, b. ca 1858; d. 10 Mar 1863, aged 5 yrs, from throat disease [Ports Jrnl, 3/28/63]
Marriage intents of Alfred A and Dorothy C (Yeaton) Meloon (cert issued on 10/04/1841) in New Castle town records, v.3 p.178, p.322. Reported from Portsmouth, NH w/ date of 25 Oct 1841. The Exeter Newsletter, 11/04/41, lists marr, but no date.
1850 New Castle, Rock, NH census: hh 13/22 (brother William A. at 13/21); interesting gap between 1841 marriage and birth of dau Louisa in 1847/48. John M, age 10, was adopted, unknown who Elizabeth is, age 10, b. NY
1857 Rockingham County Map: https://www.loc.gov/item/2012593011/
1860 New Castle, Rockingham, NH census (pg 228): hh 1725/1982
1870 New Castle, NH census (pg 2): Alfred a laborer, house val $500/100
1880 New Castle, NH census (pg 2): hh 14/16