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Surnames: Moulton, Parks, Oakman, Oatman
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My husband is descended from the Moultons of Jackson Co., IA around Maquoketa. We are
wondering if any of his relatives still live in Jackson Co, IA as we hope to visit the
area in August 2006. In 1865, our Martha Jane Parks married our Albert Moulton Sept 30th
in the home of Davis Parks of Jackson Co, IA. Davis Parks' wife was Dimmis Bigelow
Holmes Parks. They were the parents of Martha Jane who was born in MI. We have the
marriage license of said marriage - it was in Albert Moulton's Pension Records from
his being in the Civil War. He is buried in the Siloam Springs, ARK Oak Hill cemetery. We
have the South Fork Twp census for 1850 that shows that Albert's parents were Thomas
(b NH) and Lucina Moulton (b VT). Albert was 15 in 1850 and was born in NY. His brothers
included William, Eli and Thomas all born in NY. He had a sister Lovina age 4 b in Iowa.
Living with them was Samuel Oakman (or Oatman) age 82 b inVT and Besey age 57 b in Mass.
Could that Samuel be Albert's mater!
nal grandfather? Would Besey (Betsy, Bessie) be a step mother to Lucina Moulton? She
(Betsy) was later living with one of Lucina's sons. Any help would be appreciated.