Miles Moulton

19 December 1825–31 May 1878 (Age 52)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Miles

When Miles Moulton was born on 19 December 1825, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, Flint Moulton, was 25 and his mother, Sophia Walbridge, was 20. He married Thankful Peace in 1848, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Wales, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States in 1850. He died on 31 May 1878, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 52.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Miles Moulton
Thankful Peace
Marriage: 1848
Ellen M Moulton
Francis M. Moulton

Spouse and Children


    Thankful Peace


Massachusetts, United States


    Ellen M Moulton


    Francis M. Moulton


Parents and Siblings


    Sophia Walbridge




World Events (7)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 5

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 21

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places with this name, as for example in Cheshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, and North Yorkshire. For the most part these were named in Old English as ‘Mū-la's settlement’, from the Old English personal name or byname Mūla ‘mule’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, but in some cases they may have been originally farms where mules were reared or kept. In the case of the Norfolk place name the first element was probably a personal name Mōda, a short form of the various compound names with a first element mōd ‘spirit’, ‘mind’, ‘courage’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Miles Moulton in household of Flynt Moulton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Miles in entry for Edward H. Sterns and Nellie M. Moulton, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Miles Moulton, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.