Albert MOULTON appears in the 1850 census of Placerville, El Dorado Co., CA as a gold miner. I believe that this is my 3rd-great grandfather. Albert was the son of Selah and Lydia (FENNEL) MOULTON.
Albert was listed as born in Vermont, aged 31, working as a miner bringing in $2.00 per day in labor. He was living with another miner, Henry Belknap of New York.
My 2nd-great grandmother, Clara (Moulton) Metzner's father was stated to have gone to California during the gold rush. Whether or not he divorced his wife is not known. This is the only record of Albert that I've been able to find that matches.
Albert MOULTON b. May 10, 1819 Rutland Co., VT, d. May 18, 1864, m. 1848 Emeline PHILBRICK, daughter of Joel and Sally (FOX) PHILBRICK. Emeline b. May 29, 1817 Johnstown, Licking Co., OH., d. January 16, 1882.