Biography of Edward F. Moulton

Moulton, Edward F., p. o Alexander, N.Y., son of Byram and Corrinna L. (Wells) Moulton, was born in the town of Alexander, Genesee county. N. Y., August 3 1843. His father was the son of Capt. Royal Moulton, who came to Alexander in 1810, and was born near Springfield, Mass., in December, 1772. He was the first settler on the Batavia road, where he resided until his death in 1865; he was the first Whig supervisor elected in the town. Byram Moulton had four children: Edward F., Albert H., Byram, jr., and Charles W. Edward F, the eldest, was educated in the common schools and the Genesee and Wyoming Seminary. In 1862 he enlisted in the 22d N. Y. Independent Battery Light Artillery, and served until the close of the war. He then returned home and engaged in farming for three years, after which he entered the U. S. railway mail service, serving on all the divisions of the N. Y. C. and L. S. & M. S. railroads between New York and Chicago. In 1891 he retired from the mail service and settled on his present farm where he has since resided. On July 3, 1862, Mr. Moulton married Ella B.. daughter of Wellington and Phoebe (Beardsley) Colby; they have one son, Albert. Mr. Moulton is a member of Upton Post No. 299, G. A. R., of Batavia; has held the office of collector of taxes of the town, and inspector of elections.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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