Jonathan Maltby Data




Samuel Molby, son of Chester Molby & Sally Wigent
   b.  Mar. 10, 1815, in the town of Camillus, now Van Buren
   d.  July 28, 1872, in Hillsdale, Michigan.  Buried Hillsdale, Mich.
   m.  Mar. 10, 1836

Orillas Delight Griffeth, daughter of Cary R. Griffeth & Nancy ----
   b.  Mar. 21, 1824
   d.  Sept. 7, 1873, in Hillsdale, Michigan.  Buried there.
          Her family used spelling Griffeth.  Chester and Samuel Molby
          Bibles record "Griffith."

Children: - all born on the farm in the town of Van Buren
   Sarah Jane Molby, b. Mar. 26, 1837; d. July 15, 1915, at Cambria, Mich.,
      single.  She was a teacher of music.  Buried Hillsdale, Mich.
   Chester Jonathan Molby, b. Nov. 4, 1838; d. May 1, 1909, in Alexandria,
      Va.; m. about 1862, Jane M. Orvis, dau. of Jacob Orvis & Caroline
      Wheeler.  She was born May 12, 1839, in Vt. and died Feb. 16, 1889.
      Both buried in Hillsdale, Mich.
   David Benjamin Molby, b. Aug. 26, 1840; d. June 30, 1846.  Probably
      buried on the Chester Molby farm in Onondaga Co., N.Y.
   Isaac Cary Molby, b. Nov. 11, 1842; d. May 17, 1880, from injuries
      received in lumber woods, single.  Buried Hillsdale, Michigan.
   Samuel James Molby, b. Sept. 9, 1844; d. May 10, 1921, in Baldwin, Kan.;
      m. June 10, 1876, Adelia Hannah Molony, dau. of Henry Molony &
      Maria Powell.  She was born Dec. 1, 1851, in Wisconsin and died Jan.
      10, 1933, in Baldwin, Kansas.  Both buried Baldwin, Kansas.
   Martin Edward Molby, b. Nov. 3, 1846; d. July 7, 1929, in Reading,
      Mich.; m. Oct. 25, 1864, Lavantia E. Chase, dau. of Bradford Chase &
      Emeline Tappen, his 1st wife.  She was born in 1845 and died June 9,
      1931, in Reading.  Mar. Baldwinsville, N.Y.  Both buried Reading, MI
   Joseph Pharoah Molby, b. Jan. 13, 1849; d. Jan. 20, 1905, in Coldwater,
      Mich.; m. Apr. 19, 1882, Hattie Houghtby, dau. of George F. Houghtby
      & Phoebe E. Jewell.  She was born Feb. 22, 1862, and died Oct. 25,
      1934, in Monroe, Mich.  He buried Hillsdale, Mich., and she in
      Cambria, Michigan.
   Nancy Maria Molby, b. Jan. 28, 1851; d. June 9, 1903, in Coldwater,
      Mich.; m. Feb. 26, 1874, Oscar Adelbert Betts, son of Ira Betts &
      Anna Humphrey.  He was born Oct. 22, 1850 and died May 15, 1930, in
      Centreville, Mich.  Both buried Hillsdale, Michigan.  Cemeteries:
      Hillsdale, Oak Wood;  Reading, Maplewood;  Baldwin, Oakwood.

Samuel Molby was a farmer and merchant. During his early and middle life he lived on the East Dead Creek road - first on his father's farm where he was born, and later on his own farm which was diagonally across the road from his father's place. All of his children were born here. On Sept. 7, 1852, he sold his farm to Lyman Maltby, and about this time moved to a small farm on Tappan street, just outside the corporate limits of Baldwinsville, and opened a grocery store in a building called the "Pig's Ear" on the south, or Van Buren side of the river, and facing what is now the Barge Canal locks.

Heavy snows of 1957-58 crushed the "Pig's Ear." It is no more. I have a Syracuse Post Standard picture and a snapshot of it, as I saw it many years ago.

Sources: Records by Samuel, by Samuel James, in Samuel's Bible, and in Chester's Bible, personal visits and inquiry, and work by L.E. Voorhees.