Biography of the Moulton Family of Alexander, NY





Benjamin and Royal Moulton, half brothers, were early settlers, coming in 1810. The latter was a captain in the Massachusetts militia, and a son of Joseph, who was born in that State. He married three times and had 19 children. Capt. Royal Moulton was born near Springfield, in December, 1772, and coming to Genesee County was the first settler on the Batavia road, remaining there until his death, at the age of 93 years. He was the first Whig supervisor elected in the town. A man of extended influence, he had not an enemy in the whole country. He married Betsey Trask, of Springfield, Mass., and his children were Folly, who died. in Batavia in 1889, aged 92 years; Lewis, who died aged 82; Lucinda (deceased); Betsey, born 1802, still living at Lancaster, N. Y.; and Marcia, Bvram, and Elbridge G. The latter, born in 1812, has always been a resident of the town. He married Isabelle M. Clark, of Ohio, by whom he had three children, Frank G., of Batavia, Helen B., and one deceased. For his second wife he married Mary Warren, of Attica, daughter of Pomeroy and Harriet (Buell) Warren, and their children are May E., who. died October, 1888, aged 39, Warren E., Hattie C., and Edith A. Porneroy Warren served in the War of 1812. To E. G. Moulton is entitled the credit of having done more business in Alexander, in his day, than any other resident. His sales in his store amounted to over $100,000 a year. He was an extensive dealer in every thing raised by the farmer, and had the confidence of the whole community. Mr. Moulton is highly respected and honored by his townsmen. He was supervisor of Alexander several terms, and town clerk a long series of years. In 1859, and again in 1860, he represented Genesee County in the Assembly of the State.

Warren E. Moulton, a native of Alexander, and son of E. G. and Mary Moulton, married Cora A., daughter of David and Betsey (Chaddock) Johnson, and they have one child, Bessie M. He resides on road 59, where he has been for the past 15 years.

The children of Lewis Moulton, son of Capt. Royal, by his wife, Lucy L. (Benedict), were Jasper, Orsamond B., Lewis, Jr., Allen J., Lucy L., Josephine, and Olive Loretta. His son, Orsamond B. Moulton, is a native of Alexander, residing on the old Capt. Royal Moulton homestead. He married Emily A., daughter of. David and Minerva (Bradway) Thorp, and his children are Elliott C. and Emma F., both of whom were born in Cleveland, Ohio. The latter married C. W. Vrooman. Thomas Bradway was a soldier of the Revolution. Allen J. Moulton, son of Lewis, is also a native of this town, living on his father's farm. He married Annette,' daughter of Homer and Elizabeth Nestelle, and they have four daughters, viz.: Flor M., Edna, Grace, and Bessie. Lewis Moulton, Jr., son of Lewis, also a native of Alexander, married Nettie Denslow, and they have one daughter, Minnie, who married Charles, son of James and Anna (Gleason) Lawrence, of Montgomery County, N. Y. Their children are Harry and Marjory, and they reside on the Denslow farm.


FROM:
Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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