I'm looking for a connection between the Melson and Gwinn (or Guinn) lines which would have taken place, probably, between 1760-70 +/-, would have involved the marriage of a Gwinn daughter to a Melson, possibly John, who might have been of German or central European origin. A child of this hypothetical marriage was James Gwinn (Guinn) Melson, born sometime between 1771-80, place unknown, died ca 1839, Pike County, AR, known to have resided in MS Territory between 1802-1813 before settling in SW Arkansas.
Anybody here have anything that looks like this? James Melson is my 3ggpa and represents THE brickwall in my paternal line genealogy. Unfortunately, nothing is known of his origins, parents or possible siblings. Family legend is "nice" but unreliable.
Thanks for any response.