Maltby Genealogy

American Lineage

Hillsdale, Mich. deeds show that Benjamin had land at Reading as early as 1844-45. (Note that his son, Charles B., is recorded as born in New York, 1855).

The Mortality census states that Benjamin was for 14 years a resident in Van Buren County.


At her home in Glendale, Mich., Feb. 19, 1906, Betsey Standley, widow of Benjamin Molby, aged 86 years. Deceased was an old time resident of Baldwinsville."

(Newspaper clipping.)

In Glendale, Mich., June 1, 1880, Mr. Benjamin Molby of Brights disease and erysipelas in the 61st year." (Baldwinsville Gazette July 1, 1880)

VI.1067. Susannah Molby, b. Nov. 7, 1821, New York (Chester 5, Jon- athan 4, Sam.3, Sam.2, Wm.1). She married Truman Hart, b. May 1, 1819. She died May 15, 1891. He died Sept. 13, 1892.

Mr. Louis J. Sears, Baldwinsville, N.Y., said that Truman Hart was a cousin of his mother's and that Truman moved to Hillsdale, Mich. He sold some of the first washing machines made. They were of wood. To wash, a few of the articles to be washed were laid lengthwise in a sheet; the sheet folded over them and the whole rolled back and forth on a corrugated surface of the machine.

Truman Hart and Susannah his wife are buried in the Methodist Cemetery in Reading, Mich., on the same lot as Susannah's mother, Sally, wife of Chester Molby.

Truman Hart was a son of Parson Hart, of Rhode Island, b. 1792, and his wife Mary (Polly), b. 1796.

In 1844, Susannah bought 40 acres of land one mile east of Reading, from Samuel Molby.

In 1880 Census, Reading Twp., Hillsdale Co., Mich. gives Truman Hart, 61, b. New York; mother's birthplace, New York; father's birth- place, Rhode Island.

VII.2179.  George Hart, b. Aug. 28, 1842
VII.2180.  Wallace  "   b. July 20, 1844
VII.2180A.  Samuel   "   b. June 22, 1847
VII.2180B.  James Henry Hart, b. Feb. 9, 1850
VII.2180C.  Charlotte Ann "   b. Sept. 22, 1852
VII.2180D.  Sarah E.      "   b. Aug. 29, 1859
VII.2180E.  Chester M.    "   b. Nov. 29, 1860

VI.1068. Harriet Molby, b. Nov. 11, 1823 (Chester 5, Jonathan 4, Sam.3, Sam.2, Wm.1). She was born on her father's farm in Van Buren, N.Y. Mar. June 27, 1847, Harrison Rouse, s. of William Rouse and Rebecca Spore. he b. Nov. 10, 1822, on his father's farm in Van Buren; d. Nov. 23, 1890.

Harriet Molby was born, lived and died on what was originally her father's farm. She was a tailoress. When she married Harrison Rouse, a neighboring young man, he bought the farm of 62 1/2 acres from the Maltby heirs and it became the Harrison Rouse farm. It was located on the East Dead Creek road.

Harrison Rouse, his wife and daughter Barbary, are buried in a small cemetery on the William Rouse farm on the West Sorrel Hill road.