William Sherman Moulton

Brief Life History of William Sherman

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, Warren, New Jersey, United States 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, and was buried in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States.

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William Sherman Moulton
Eva Emeline Brumbaugh
Marriage: June 1870
Alma June Moulton
Alden Roy Moulton
Fay R Moulton
Earl Ray Moulton
William Frank Moulton

Sources (12)

  • William S Moulton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Sherman Moulton, "Find a Grave Index"
  • W S Moulton in entry for Alma June Yale, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)


The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

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’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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