Alfred URTON
Of Grundy Co., MO

Alfred URTON was born in Jefferson County, Kentucky on the 24th of June 1825, the son of James and Jane URTON, the former a native of Virginia and the latter of Kentucky. After his school days were over he became an overseer on a plantation, which situation he held until early in 1854, when, at the age of twenty-none he went to Illinois and located on a farm in Adams County, where he lived five years and then moved to Pike County.

While living here [in Pike County] he was united in matrimony to Miss Ann Eliza BOWLES. She was born January 5, 1834, and was a native of Adams County. In 1866 Mr. URTON removed from Illinois and settled in Grundy County, Missouri, where he still lives.

Mr. and Mrs. URTON have had eight children, whose names and dates of birth are as follows:

Selina J. born 11 Nov 1854; died 12 Apr 1878
William C., born 01 Jun 1858
Olive born 15 Mar 1862
Edwin born 31 May 1864
Alva born 09 Oct 1866, died 19 Sep 1867
Elma born 20 Jun 1870
Alfred B. born 29 Mar 1872
Effie born 22 Jul 1874

Mr. URTON has a fine farm of one hundred and seventy-four acres, and a comfortable home.

[Alfred URTON died in 1889 and is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Trenton, MO]

This material was graciously provided by Ula Rae Myers Moser, great granddaughter of Ann Eliza (BOWLES) URTON's brother Warren Barton BOWLES; extracted from The History of Grundy Co., Mo. by Birdsell & Dean Kansas City, Mo pages 338-339.

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