Jonathan Maltby Data




John Maltby, son of Jacob Maltby & Sarah (Sally) Miner
   b.  1823, in the town of Camillus, now Van Buren
   d.  Oct. 27, 1904, in Van Buren

Malvina Malone, daughter of Alfred Malone & Malvina (or Dorcas) ----
                                             (To be verified)
   b.  1842, in North Manlius, N.Y.
   d.  June 22, 1921, in Red Hook, N.Y.

Child: - born in the town of Van Buren

Lillian Madora Maltby, b. Sept. 1, 1874; d. Dec. 8, 1943, in Baldwins- ville, N.Y.; m. Oct. 27, 1923, Ernest Coons, born Nov. 17, 1871, in Dutchess Co., N.Y., and died Aug. 1, 1936, in Red Hook, N.Y. They had no children. Both buried in Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Lillian graduated from the Baldwinsville Academy; then took teacher's training and taught 12 years in country schools - Hardscrabble, Pleasant Valley, Bangall and Daboll district. Then, sometime after the death of her father, she spent 3 1/2 years in Cortland Normal School; after graduating from there, through the Teachers' Agency, she accepted a position in Red Hook, N.Y., and taught the fourth grade in the public school there until she reached her retirement, having taught 36 years in all.

While in Red Hook she married Ernest Coons who, with his brother, owned a large fruit farm near there. After Mr. Coons death, Lillian returned to Baldwinsville and lived until her death with Mrs. Emma Wormuth King, going back to Red Hook for a visit each summer.

Lillian's mother was much younger than her father and, after his death, lived with her in Cortland and in Red Hook, where she died.

John Maltby was a farmer and lived on the West Sorrel Hill road, a few miles from Baldwinsville, N.Y. He did not marry until late in life and his wife was much younger. After his death, she went to live with her daughter in Red Hook, N.Y., and died there.

John was not very ambitious and, it is said, never had a woodpile, but went out each day, dragged in a rail or log and cut enough wood for the time being. He was, however, more thrifty when it came to hiring help, and the story is that he always looked carefully at the trousers the applicant wore. If the seat of the pants carried a patch, the man was not hired, a patch in that location indicating a tendency to too much sitting.

John and his wife are buried in Baldwinsville, N.Y.*

John Maltby was reported in his mother's family in 1850, 1855, and 1865 Van Buren censuses. As late as 1865, at the age of 40, he was still single.

After his marriage he lived on the West Sorrel Hill road, on the west side, four houses north of the present (1954) Raymond Kratzer farm.

*Information from: Mrs. Emma Wormuth King, 31 Downer St., Baldwinsville, N.Y., and neighbors who knew the family; tombstone inscription; burial records; and Vital Records and Newspaper clippings.