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Julia Ann Town (Moore)

Also Known As: "Julia Anna Town", "Julia Anna Moore", "Julie Moore", "Julie Town", "Juliana Town", "Juliana Moore", "Julian Moore", "Julian Town"
Birthplace: West Dorset, Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States
Death: November 28, 1919 (87)
Rupert, Bennington, Vermont, United States (Senile decay as complication of acute bronchitis)
Place of Burial: Rupert, Bennington, Vermont, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Harry Moore
Wife of Pvt. William F. Town
Mother of Florence Lenora Ballou; Dulcina Elizabeth Starks; Alphonso Town; William C. Town; Sally P. Town and 3 others

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About Julia Ann Town

Based on genetic testing of a female-line descendant, her mtDNA haplogroup was H5a. Her mother's maiden name and town of birth were unknown.

On June 6, 1849, Julia married William Town in Dorset, Bennington County, Vermont. The marriage was performed by Philander Lackey. Together, they had at least eight, and possibly nine, children:

  1. Florence (Town) Ballou, b. July 28, 1851 in Dorset
  2. Dulcina or Delcina (Town) Starks, b. January 25, 1853 in Sandgate, Bennington County, Vermont
  3. Alphonso Town, b. 1858 in Vermont
  4. William C. Town, b. December 15, 1859 in Dorset
  5. Sally Town, b. 1863 in Vermont
  6. Lorane (Town) Tifft, b. April 1866 in Vermont
  7. Henry Town, b. 1871 in Vermont
  8. Julia Town, b. 1875 in Vermont

There is a mention in one of Julia's widow's pension affidavits that she had six children before the war and three after, but no other record of the child has been found.

Notes from her widow's pension files:

  • Ralza Hazelton (1825 - 1900) writes in a pension affidavit that Julia "came into [his] father's family to live when but four months old, living here [Dorset?] until she was married to William Town." Ralza's father was Solomon Hazelton of Dorset.
  • Nellie and Maud Fisher of Dorset are listed as witnesses on her widow's pension records of November 11, 1895.
  • William and Julia were married June 6, 1849 at Dorset by Philander Lackey. She spelled her surname "More."
  • She appointed John Fisher of Dorset as her attorney.
  • She described herself as being "like a child" in her final years, being cared for by her daughters.
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Julia Ann Town's Timeline

August 30, 1832
Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States
July 28, 1851
Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States
January 25, 1853
Sandgate, Bennington, Vermont, United States
July 27, 1858
Rupert, Bennington County, Vermont, United States
December 15, 1859
Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States
August 13, 1863
Rupert, Bennington County, Vermont, United States
April 23, 1866
Rupert, Bennington County, Vermont, United States
Vermont, United States
Vermont, United States