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Below is a family biography included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. in 1879.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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MRS. A. MOULTON. Bloomington. Of those citizens of Bloomington, who, from time to time, have been connected with any of her railroads, and more particularly the Chicago & Alton Road, we mention Mr. Amasa Moulton, now deceased; he was a native of Wales, Hamden Co., Mass.; He was born April 7, 1817; his trade was that of a car-wheel molder, which he had learned in Worcester, Mass. In 1837 he was married, and in 1852 came west to Chicago, and took charge of the works of the American Car Co. of New Haven, Conn; this company failing, after a time, he engaged with the Illinois Central Co., and in 1863 moved to Bloomington and took charge of the iron work of the Chicago & Alton Road, remaining with this company until his death, which occurred March 8, 1878. He was probably as well known as any resident of Bloomington, whose business was railroading. Mrs. Moulton is still a resident of the city; she has a beautiful home, pleasantly located on West Grove street, and is well known as one of the most genial and hospitable ladies of the city of Bloomington.

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This family biography is one of 1257 biographies included in The History of McLean County, Illinois published by Wm. LeBaron, Jr. Co. in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of McLean County, Illinois

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