(this was difficult to read--possibly it was "suplying") "and buying cargoes of tea and coffee and shipping them to Cincinnati, Ohio, where his firm of Keys, Maltby and Co. sold these goods in bulk to retailers and wholesale merchants. They had some steamers of their own and chartered others. They had a great trade. My father retired from business and lived in Northampton, Mass., where he died Dec. 29, 1898, at the head of a large Bank which he had built up." He was of Washingtonville, Oswego Co., N.Y.; New Orleans; Cincinnati, and North- hampton, Mass.
"Lafayette Maltby, one of the early residents of this place died in Northampton, Mass., Dec. 29. Mr. Maltby was born in Washington- ville (Sandy Creek) in 1819. He studied law in Utica, once lived in New Orleans where he was in business as an importer. He went to North- hampton, in 1857. Mr. Maltby was a prominent member of the community where he lived and recognized for his ability as a financier, an edu- cated and Christian man. The Northampton Daily Herald publishes an extensive obituary, the reproduction of which space will not permit. (Letter from Alta (Maltby) Austin)
"Before the War cousin Fayette Maltby was a wholesale Grocery dealer in Cincinnati, doing a business of three and a half million dollars a year.
The largest dealer in all the West. Uncle Ralph said that he had himself seen 6000 hogheads of molasses and 1000 hogsheads of sugar at one time on the wharf at Cincinnati; all consigned to Cousin Fayette. He owned three or four river steamers for his business."
In another letter, Mrs. Austin Wrote:
"Fayette owned a store in Cincinnati between 1852 and 1855. Firm name, Keyes, Maltby and Co., and it did the largest wholesale grocery business in the city.
They sold only to jobbers, not to retailers. He was in the store about ten years, leaving it on account of ill health, about 1857. His name and capital, however, remained in the firm about 3 years longer during which the affairs of the Firm were not well managed. They built three or four big river steamers and also established the first sugar refinery in Cincinnati. In the meantime Fayette had drawn out some of his money and purchased "Round Top" or "Round Hill" in North- hampton, Mass. (where Smith College now stands) and shortly before the breaking out of the Civil War, he, with his family, moved to Northampton. While he was still in the Cincinnati Store, about 1852, he visited the town of Maltby in England. His home while in this store was part of the time in Covington, Kentucky and part of the time on Broadway, Cincinnati."
Note. It seems evident that the above is the Maltby mentioned as "cousin" by William Maltby, when he was in a store in Cincinnati. Mr. Maltby married in 1850, and at the time he visited the store his young son was with him. He died in 1861.
Children of Lafayette and Frances Marshall: VIII.3475. Martin Marshall Maltby, b. July 3, 1845, Belle Grove, Fleming Co., Ky. VIII.3476. Charles Anson " b. Sept. 8, 1847, Belle Grove, Ky. VIII.3477. Elizabeth Marshall " b. Mar. 30, 1850, Covington, Ky.; d. ca. 1922, unmarried.