Note. Benjamin Howd mar. Elizabeth Whitehead. Their daughter, Elizabeth Howd, mar. Daniel Hoadley--their son, John Howd* mar. Martha Hoadley and their son Daniel Howd mar. in 1739, Martha Maltby. (p. 87) "July 29, 1718. Deed of John Parrish to Daniel Maltbie, of a piece of 5th division land, which he had formerly bought of said Maltbie, for # 28." (Note. Daniel Maltby's dau. Abigail, b. 1714, mar. for her 2nd husband, "Ephraim Parish of Cheshire.")
(Vol. IV, Branford Rec.)
"Oct. 26, 1719. (Abstract)" Deed. Samuel and Jonathon Maltbie of Branford, believing our Honrd. Father, Willm Maltbie desired that our brother Daniel Maltbie should have his right in Beaver Swamp, therefore give, etc. all our rights in ye above swamp, 8 acres, etc. (p. 445) Dec. 7, 1722. Deed. "Jonathon Maltbie of Stamford, cordwainer, for # 130, gives his brother, Daniel Maltbie, of Branford, 10 acres of land, being Jonathon's share of the home 1st, given him by his father, William."
Daniel Maltbie died Dec. 25, 1731. Branford Rec. reads: "Daniel Maltbie departed this life, Dec. ye 26, A.D. 1731, in the morning."
The tombstone of Daniel Maltbie was in the Old Burying Ground of Branford, not far from the stones of his father, William, and stepmother, Abigail. It was fairly near the fence, and was sinking and in bad condition. For the Maltby Family Association I had the stone straightened and properly cared for. Also, a cousin went to Branford and photographed the tombstone. Unfortunately this was stolen, and a great loss, as a friend who in later years went to Branford to photo- graph it, reported the stone no longer existed. She wrote that apparently a street had been out through and land evidently was needed to make it sufficiently broad. Such vandalism in these times is difficult to understand, but I fear many old tombstones have gone, giving way to "improvements." The stone read:
"Mr. Daniel Maltbie Died Dec. 25, 1731 In 53rd year."
Daniel Maltbie's widow, Esther (Moss) Maltby, mar. June 14, 1739, Deacon Samuel Todd, of New Haven, as his 2nd wife. (Conn. Mar. Branford). The "Tuttle Gen.," p. 325, states: mar. "June 20th." New Haven Rec. reads: "Mrs. Esther Maltby of Branford and Mr. Samuel Todd, Jun., mar. June 10, 1739."
The will of Daniel Maltbie was found in the Guilford Probate Records, Vol. II, p. 436, by Miss Ethel Lord Scofield, and copied by her, and also the inventory of his estate.
Abstract of the will of Daniel Maltbie. "Last Will of Daniel Maltbie of Branford, in County of New Haven and Colony of Connecticut in New England, Yeoman, made this Twenty Second Day of December, Anno Domini, 1731.
I give and Bequesthe unto my Dearly beloved wife, Esther, one third of all my Houseing, Lands and Personal Estate, after my just debts are paid; the real Estate During Life and the personal forever.
2ndly. I give and bequesthe unto my three sons, Joseph, Daniel and Benjamin, all Houseing and Lands and right of Lands, to be equally