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An American Family History

The Moulton Family

 
 
 

John Moulton married Ednah Merrill.

Their children probably included:
William (Bill) Moulton (1791),
John Moulton (1793, married Susannah Ricketts),
Robert Moulton (1794),
Benjamin Moulton (1796),
Levi Moulton (1798, married Mary Burns),
Thomas Moulton (1800),
James S. Moulton (1801), and
Jeremiah Moulton (uncertain, married Vienna Louise Ricketts).

The family moved from Pennsylvania to Kentucky to Dearborn County, Indiana.

In 1800 a John Molton, Jr. and a Levi Molton were in Gallatin County, Kentucky.

Their son Benjamin said:

We were living in a shanty at the mouth of Grant's Creek; the back water in the creek drove us out, and we camped for the night on high ground, near a dead black ash tree; during the night, this tree fell across the party, killing my father, mother, and younger brother, instantly, and fractured the skull of my brother Bill, who is older, now lives up the creek.

 
 

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from From History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties

John Moulton and family, in the year 1802, settled at the mouth of Arnold's Creek on land now in the possession of James North. His son, Benjamin, in his life-time, referred to his nearest neighbors as as being Thomas Mounts, Samuel Fulton, and Jesse and Robert Drake. The Moultons were from the state of Kentucky.

 
 
 
 

from History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties

Benjamin Moulton, an octogenarian, who lived down on Willow Creek, in this township, and died in 1878, some years before his death said,

I came here with my father in 1802, at which time there were twenty Indians to one white man, but they were peaceable on this side of the Ohio.

Shortly after coming a sad accident deprived him of his father, mother, and youngest brother.

We were living in a shanty at the mouth of Grant's Creek; the back water in the creek drove us out, and we camped for the night on high ground, near a dead black ash tree; during the night, this tree fell across the party, killing my father, mother, and younger brother, instantly, and fractured the skull of my brother Bill, who is older, now lives up the creek.