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Below is a family biography included in History of Page County, Iowa published by Iowa Historical Company in 1880.  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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MOULTON, J. J., editor and publisher of the Nodaway Chief, Clarinda; born August 15, 1883, in Tazewell county, Illinois. In 1836 his parents removed to Woodford county, in which county he received a preliminary education, and subsequently enjoyed the educational advantages of Eureka College in that county, from which he graduated in 1858. Until 1861 he was a teacher in the common schools, leaving that profession to enter the army, April 17, 1861, enlisting in company K, Eleventh Illinois volunteers. After the expiration of his term of service—three months—he was discharged; re-enlisted October 2, 1861, in company A, Second Battalion, Sixteenth United States regulars, in which he served three years, attaining the rank of first sergeant; was honorably discharged in 1864. In the spring of 1867 he moved to Atchinson county, Missouri, and in March, 1879, to Fremont county, Iowa, locating in Riverton, purchasing the Riverton Enterprise. He remained in Riverton until August of the same year, when he removed to Clarinda and established the Nodaway Chief, an account of which will be found under the “Press of Page county.” Mr. Moulton was married April 20, 1865, to Miss Roxie A. Mette, of Woodford county, Illinois. They are the parents of one child: Ernest M.

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This family biography is one of 558 biographies included in The History of Page County, Iowa published in 1880.  For the complete description, click here: Page County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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