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The Orton-Maxham Family Tree Project

Updated March 14, 2001

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In my research of my family through the Ortons, I have found this family lived in Connecticut, Massachusetts and they migrated to Vermont, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Minnesota and California. This is a very large family and has spread all over the country and into Canada. There are also many famous and important members of this family like Edward Francis Baxter Orton who was a Geologist and wrote the first book about the Orton History. William Orton, Founder of Western Union Telegraph Company, James Orton, Naturalist, spent a lot of time in the Amazon. There is also many who were instrumental in the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. Amos Orton is important because he founded Ortonville, Michigan and ran the post office there.

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