very candidly that the family regret ever having taken any other name than that of Mills, and they certainly do not like to use a name they are not entitled to by blood.
VI.806. William Henry Maltbie, b. June 9, 1816, Norfolk (Elon 5, Benj.4, Dan.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). Mar. Oct. 1, 1842, Mary Frances Pratt, who d. Sept. 4, 1843, ae. 36, at Mount Morris, N.Y. He mar. (2) July 22, 1845, Harriet Ann Hawks. He d. at Hinchley, Ill., Oct. 15, 1880.
Child by 2nd wife: VII.1728. Henry Maltbie, d. aged 6.
VI.807. Charles Benjamin Maltbie, b. May 20, 1821, Norfolk (Elon 5, Benj.4, Dan.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). Mar. May 22, 1848, Elizabeth Higley of Canaan, Ct., who died May 27, 1907 at Falls Village, Ct. He d. May 10, 1884, at Falls Village.
He wrote from Falls Village, Dec. 24, 1867, as follows:
Two brothers by the name of Maltby or Maltbie as some write, of the race, came to Saybrook, Conn., in the year, 1726.
Their names were John or Joseph (I know not which) and Benjamin. In proof of the fact that the elder was named John or Joseph, I have now in my possession a Sea-chest, marked J. M. 1726, on the front of it, the old English standing for J. as well. This Chest was willed to me in a formal manner by one Abram Hodgkin a descendant of the elder brother in whose possession it had come by way of his mother. These facts are mostly derived from him.
He says that the elder John had a son John and several daugh- ters; that this son John had five daughters and no son, consequently all the present race of the name of Maltby must have descended from the second brother Benjamin who had sons and daughters a plenty---
I understand that Benjamin 2nd removed to Branford, Conn., and that there our own Grandfather settled in Norfolk, and I suppose that the other brothers, Zacheus and Daniel also made a stop there but that they removed from that place and went north long before our grandfather went westward, in the wake of the Star of Empire.
According to my information as to the race of John, I find that John, 2nd had five daughters as I have said before and no son, of these daughters, one of the name of Abby married a John Cornfill of New Haven, Ct., but died at Armiwell(?) N.Y. One married Col. Lyon of New Haven, Ct. Hetty married a Mr. Osborne of New Haven, Ct. and one I have not accounted for.
Of the girls of John the first, one, Hannah, married Abraham Hodgkin of Guilford, Ct., who had five sons and two daughters. One of the sons, Abram by name, gave me most of the above history and be- queathed to me the chest before spoken of, and who died in Cornwall, Conn. some fifteen years since at an advanced age.
Some years since while in New York on business I found a person whose mother was a Maltby and he was of the impression that his an- cestor was one "William Maltby, and that he landed at New Rochell, N.Y. with some Huguenots from France, and that he had a commission