Jason A. Barber writes: "I knew three of my uncles on my mother's side. They were wonderful men, and I was very fond of them in my youth, and my memory of them is intensely vivid to me. I never saw any of them after I was fifteen years old. I remember Uncle Jasper coming home during the Civil War to recover from a wound, I then being a lad of only seven or eight years. He absolutely captivated me.
Later on when I was twelve or thirteen, I became acquainted with my Uncle William M. Maltby, of Corpus Christie, Texas. To my youthful mind he took the highest place of anybody I ever met, and he had the most charming personality of any person that I ever knew, except, per- haps, Edwin Booth. I named one of my children after him, William Malt- by Barber.
My uncle Henry Maltby of Brownsville, Texas, visited us during my youth. He was also a big, brainy man, but he did not so fire his young nephew and nieces as the other two.
VIII.2741. Ida Hannah Maltby, b. Dec. 4, 1874 (Henry A.7, David 6, Wm.5, Wm.4, Jos.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). Mar. Jan. 15, 1902, Emile P. Combe, b. Brownsville, Texas. Res. Brownsville, Texas.
Children: IX.4078. Owen Maltby Combe, b. May 4, 1903. IX.4079. Bertram Clement " b. Aug. 30, 1904. IX.4080. Gilbert " b. Apr. 3, 1907.
VIII.2744. Dora V. Barber, b. June 4, 1854 (Rachel M.7, David 6, Wm.5, Wm.4, Jos.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). Mar. Dec. 14, 1874, Roger Mehrling. She d. July 22, 1902.
Child: IX.4080A. Walter F. Mehrling, b. July 3, 1880.
VIII.2745. George A. Barber, b. Jan. 30, 1856 (Rachel M.7, David 6, Wm.5, Wm.4, Jos.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). Mar. Apr. 7, 1884, Maude L. Pratt, b. 10-19-1864; d. 3-9-1938.
Child: IX.4081. Hugh F. Barber, b. May 18, 1891.
VIII.2747. Jasper Maltby Barber, b. Nov. 16, 1868 (Rachel M.7, David 6, Wm.5, Wm.4, Jos.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). Mar. Mch. 8, 1894, Clara Willoughby.
Children: IX.4082. Brayton S. Barber, b. Sept. 4, 1896. IX.4083. Howard B. " b. May 22, 1898.
The marriage with a Willoughby is interesting when we look back nearly 300 years, where our ancestor, Richard Maltby, in his will 1602, left "My Lord Willoughby 2 golden angels." ====== VIII.2748. Grace E. Barber, b. Jan. 25, 1873 (Rachel M.7, David 6, Wm.5, Wm.4, Jos.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). Mar. Sept. 21, 1893, Mason Smith.
Children: IX.4084. Lola M. Smith, b. July 20, 1894. IX.4085. Lila Matilda" b. Dec. 18, 1897. IX.4086. Eugene Barber" b. July 17, 1905.