When William Sherman Moulton was born about 20 May 1841, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Gurdon B. Moulton, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Guest, was 23. He married Eva Emeline Brumbaugh in June 1870, in Center Township, Marion, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Greenwich Township, Sussex, New Jersey, British Colonial America in 1850 and Center Township, Marion, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 23 March 1918, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 76.
English (mainly Cheshire and Lancashire): habitational name from one or more of the places called Moulton (Cheshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, North Yorkshire), most of which are named with the Old English personal name Mūl(a), the Old Norse personal name Múli, or Old English mūl ‘mule’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.
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