Maltby Genealogy

American Lineage

San Francisco, Cal., July 27, 1889. He was the youngest child of Thomas Love, 2nd, and Hannah Swain.

General Isaac (4) Maltby's Bible reads: "Harlow S. Love and Martha Church Maltby mar. July 15, 1838." (The two records do not agree).

"Seth Murray mar. Elizabeth White, Dec. 22, 1768, by Rev. Tim- othy Woodbridge." (Note. Rev. Timothy Woodbridge was for thirty years pastor at Hatfield).

"Lucinda Murray mar. Gen. Isaac Maltby, Nov. 10, 1790, by Dr. Joseph Lyman." (Dr. Joseph Lyman was the successor of Rev. T. Wood- bridge and bapt. the only child of Seth Murray and Elizabeth White; also Lucinda (Murray) Maltby and all her ten children."

(Records were furnished by Mrs. Martha Church (Maltby) Love in an old MS. and kindly loaned and copied by her daughter, Mrs. Fred- erick Emory Foster, of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., who gave the records to the compiler).

The photograph of Martha Church Maltby was published in "Maltby Association Booklet No. 2, p. 42," with the following pen picture:

"Martha Church Maltby was the youngest of the ten children of Gen. Isaac Maltby and Lucinda Murray, his wife, who was the daughter of Gen. Seth Murray, an officer during the entire war of the Revolu- tion, and who participated in all the early engagements and was pres- ent at the Battle of Bennington, and also at the surrender ofBurgoyne. She was born in Hatfield, Mass. Her parents removed to Waterloo, N.Y. when she was but two years of age, and upon her marriage to Mr. Harlow S. Love, their home was established in Buffalo, N.Y., where all of her five children were born.

Prior to 1860 the family made several trips to California by the way of Panama, and in that year they located permanently in San Francisco, where Mr. Love, until his death in 1866, was a prominent member of the legal profession, and where, later, her son John became the Attorney General of the State of California and subsequently the City and County Attorney of San Francisco.

Mrs. Love was a person of great intellectuality, refinement and cultivation, and of a lovely and graceful presence. She was endowed in an emiment degree with all those tender attributes which endear a woman to the circle of her familiar friends, and possessed that gentleness and benevolence of character which purifies and softens the social atmosphere of her surroundings. To these qualities were united an unestentatious charity and helpfulness which all of her intimates have reason to remember with affectionate gratitude.

Her literary attainments were of a high order; and for many years she contributed to the public prints articles on various sub- jects, which were widely read and favorably received. She also de- voted much labor and attention to genealogical research, and was instrumental in tracing and rescuing from oblivion the lines of her descent from Colonial and Revolutionary ancestors, all of whom were of distinguished stock.

Mrs. Love crossed the Pacific Ocean numerous times, visiting Hong Kong, China, on the occasion of the marriage of her daughter Leila, to William Hammond Foster, Jr. (a member of the celebrated American house of Russell and Co., China) and some years later making her home with her youngest daughter Martha, the wife of Frederick E. Foster, successively in Yokohama, Japan, and Hong Kong, China, where