John Molby, son of Chester Molby & Sally Wigent b. Apr. 14, 1817, in the town of Camillus, now Van Buren d. Feb. 6, 1859, probably on his farm in the town of Van Buren m. July 22, 1837 Clarissa E. Holcomb, dau. of Edmond & Sally (Cordell) Holcomb b. Sept. 27, 1818, in the town of Camillus, Onondaga Co., N.Y. d. Sept. 8, 1897, in Creston, Iowa. Buried Barnes, Kansas Children: - all born on the farm in Van Buren Alvira J. Molby, b. April 28, 1838; d. Sept. 4, 1904; m. March 21, 1860, Asahel Earll, son of Artimus and Anna (Furbush) Earll. He was born May 7, 1837, d. Nov. 13, 1902. Both buried Barnes, Kansas. Almira J. Molby, b. Apr. 25, 1839; d. Feb. 27, 1891, in Reading, Mich.; m. Jan. 25, 1860, Malden Meigs, son of Phineas Meigs, Jr. & Lydia Gardner, his third wife. He was born Feb. 24, 1835, and died June 15, 1914. Both buried Reading, Michigan. Service in Civil War. Emily M. Molby, b. Sept. 13, 1841; d. Aug. 9, 1917; m. March 21, 1860, William Harrison Barlow, b. 1839, d. Sept. 25, 1924. Home at Green- leaf, Kansas, 186- -1924. Burials in Maplewood Cemetery, Barnes, Ks. Clinton Dewitt Molby, b. Jan. 6, 1844; d. March 28, 1906, Barnes, Ks.; m. Feb. 13, 1866, Harriet A. Hatch, dau. of Harvey and Harriet L. Hatch; she b. Feb. 21, 1841, perhaps in Town of Van Buren; d. Nov. 11, 1909, Barnes, Ks.; burials in cemetery which they founded on their homestead, Barnes, Kansas. William Wallace (Wallace W.) Molby, b. Nov. 6, 1845; d. Apr. 11, 1877; m. Rose Crandal; burial at Maplewood Cem., Barnes, Kansas. George W. Molby, b. May 3, 1850; d. Sept. 3, 1870, unmarried. Burial in Maplewood Cemetery, Barnes, Kansas. Franklin H. Molby, b. May 7, 1854; d. Dec. 20, 1926; m. March 26, 1873, Ida Z. Ingoldsby, dau. of Warren and Mary (Lamfare) Ingoldsby, Memphis, N.Y. Ida b. Sept. 11, 1855 (direct descendant of two Revol- utionary War veterans), d. May 12, 1930. Burials, Barnes, Kansas. Irvin John Molby, b. Nov. 25, 1857; d. June 24, 1934; m. March 24, 1880, Rose Etta Haynes, adopted daughter of Col. Thaddeus Haynes of Bald- winsville, N.Y., and wife, Harriet Haynes. Her father, --- Warner, died before her birth, and her mother, Eunice Warner, died about 1859-60. Irvin and Rose died at Creston, Iowa; graves at Creston.
"John Molby was a farmer. His farm was on lot No. 19 on the East Dead Creek road in the town of Van Buren. This was the farm next south to the Harvey Walker farm. Harvey's daughter, Erma Walker Krafft, is the present owner of the John Molby property.
The southern end of the East Dead Creek road has been cut off and is now part of truck route 31. This leaves the old East Dead Creek road a very short one. John Molby's old farm and Harvey Walker's farm are now on route 31 in the town of Van Buren." L.E.V.
After John's death his family remained in this section for a number of years, but finally they all went west. Most of the children moved to Kansas between 1870 and 1890.
Records checked by F.A.M. from Clarissa Molby's Bible, now in the possession of Mrs. Helen Jorgenson (grandchild of John); from tombstones; newspapers; and studies of Miss L.E. Voorhees of Baldwinsville.
Clarissa's Bible is in excellent condition and contains records of value from her grandfather, John Cordell, and his children, among them the mother of Clarissa.