Nathan Ricketts Moulton

28 September 1824–7 March 1884 (Age 59)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Nathan Ricketts

When Nathan Ricketts Moulton was born on 28 September 1824, in Indiana, United States, his father, John S Moulton, was 32 and his mother, Susannah Ricketts, was 30. He married Temperance A. Ford on 11 May 1851. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 7 March 1884, at the age of 59.

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Nathan Ricketts Moulton
Temperance A. Ford
Marriage: 11 May 1851
Sarah Moulton
Tryphena Moulton
Philander H. Moulton
Luna Alice Moulton
Mary Moulton
William Moulton
Edgar McClellan Moulton
Ida Saxon Moulton
Sophronia Moulton
Laura Moulton

Spouse and Children

11 May 1851


    Sarah Moulton


    Philander H. Moulton


    Luna Alice Moulton


    Mary Moulton


    William Moulton


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Parents and Siblings

    John S Moulton





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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

Age 1

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 17

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Nathan Moulten, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nathan R Moulton in household of Susannah Moulton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nathan R Moulton, "United States Census, 1880"

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