Biography of Warren E. Moulton

Moulton, Warren E., p. o. Alexander.-The Moulton family were among the first settlers of the town of Alexander. Captain Royal Moulton, the grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was born in Springfield, Mass., December 26, 1772, and he died in 1865 He was the first setUer on the Batavia road and the first Whig supervisor elected in the town. He was a son of Joseph Moulton, who was married three times and had nineteen children. In some instances a younger child was given the same name as a child who had died. Royal Moulton married Betsey Trask. She died in 1842. The children of this family were Folly, born in 1797, died 1889; Lewis born in 1800, died in 1802; Betsey born in 1802; Lucinda born in 1804; Marcia born in 1806; Elbridge Gerry born August 23d, 1812; and Byram born in 1818. Elbridge Gerry Moulton is now the oldest living native born resident of the town of Alexander. He was engaged in the dry goods business for many years and has the credit of having done a larger volume of trade than any other man in Alexander, his sales in some instances having amounted to more than $100,000 a year. lie served as supervisor in 1840, fifty-nine years before the publication of this work. The services of no other surviving supervisor date back so far into fourteen years. He was also a member of the board of supervisors for the year 1848. He has also served as town clerk and was postmaster from 1849 to 1853. In 1859 he was elected to represent Genesee county in the Assembly of the State and was honored by re-election in 1860. By his first wife Mr. Moulton has two children, Franklin G. Moulton and Mrs. Helen B. Tisdale, both residing in Batavia. In 1849 he married Mary, daughter of Pomeroy and Harriet (Buell) Warren, and they had. four children: May E., now deceased, who was the wife of John T. Chamberlin, Warren E., Mrs. Harriet C. Cotes and Mrs. Edith A. Spann. Mrs. Moulton died April 23, 1899. Warren E. Moulton was born in Alexander, April 24, 1853. He was educated at the public schools and at the Genesee and Wyoming Seminary. After leaving school he engaged in farming until 1891. when he opened a bean house. In 1894 he formed a co-partnership with David G. Thomas under the firm name of W. E. Moulton & Co., and the firm are dealers in grain, beans and other farm produce. Mr. Moulton married Cora A., daughter of David and Betsey (Chaddock) Johnson, and they have one daughter, Bessie M , born April 5, 1880. He always has been a Republican and is one of the most active and influential men in his town and county in party matters.

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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