I may have some additional information - but nothing really solid. I have a Melton Carter Martin, born on September 6, 1871 in Ft Worth Texas to parents who were both from Mississippi. The only ones who fit the bill are Hessie Hennington and G.T. Martin.
Melton Carter Martin married Laura Clementine Edwards in Cameron Oklahoma in 1888. They had 7 children - 5 who survived to adulthood - Elon, Hassie, Imagrace (Grace), Claude Alvin, and John Harrison. Does any of this sound familiar?