Harriet Molby, daughter of Chester & Sally (Wigent) Molby b. Nov. 11, 1823, in Town of Camillus, Onondaga Co., N.Y. d. Apr. 17, 1887, on farm where she was born; m. June 27, 1847 Harrison Rouse, son of William and Rebecca (Spore) Rouse b. Nov. 19,1822, on his father's farm in Town of Camillus, now Van Buren d. Nov. 23, 1890, in Town of Van Buren Children: - all born on the Chester Molby-Harrison Rouse farm Barbery Rouse, b. Jan. 4, 1849; d. Apr. 6, 1853, buried on the William Rouse farm in Town of Van Buren Cornelia Ann Rouse, b. April 17, 1854; d. June 19, 1921, in Van Buren; m. Jan. 19, 1875, Levi Youngs Wormuth, son of Solomon Wormuth and Catherine Youngs, his first wife. He was b. Sept. 2, 1850; d. April 4, 1928. Burials in Baldwinsville, N.Y. Henrietta Rouse, b. Oct. 28, 1855; d. Mar. 29, 1935, in Van Buren; m. Oct. 1, 1874, Hillis N. Harrington, son of Isaiah and Mary Jane (Earll) Harrington. He was born June 17, 1848; d. Nov. 10, 1885. Burials at Baldwinsville, N.Y. Mary Martha Rouse, b. April 8, 1857; d. Mar. 25, 1920, in Van Buren; m. Jan. 28, 1880, Willis W. Walker, son of Perry and Lucy J. (Slauson) Walker. Willis Walker was b. April 2, 1852; d. Nov. 17, 1919, in Van Buren. Burials in Baldwinsville, N.Y. William Harrison Rouse, b. Jan. 15, 1862; d. Apr. 10, 1931, Van Buren. Mar. (1) Margaret A. Hanley who d. Feb. 17, 1902, age 42 years. Mar. (2) Hannah Lynch. William and wife (1) are buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Baldwinsville; Hannah in Catholic Cemetery near Skane- ateles, N.Y. They were childless. George Madison Rouse, b. Mar. 25, 1863; d. May 22, 1944, in a Rome, N.Y., hospital. Unmarried. Burial near Westmoreland, N.Y. Lewis Edwin Rouse, b. June 2, 1867; d. Oct. 25, 1924, in Van Buren; m. Jan. 11, 1899, Margaret L. White, dau. of Michael White. She d. July 17, 1959, Syracuse, where she had lived nearly fifty years. Burial Riverside Cemetery, Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Harriet Molby lived her entire life in what was the home of Chester and Sally. She was a tailoress. When married she and her husband bought the home from the heirs, 62 1/2 acres, which came to be known as the Harrison Rouse farm.
Van Buren VIR Onondaga County, New York. "No. 18, April 17, 1887, Harriet Rouse, aged 63-5-6, married, white, born Van Buren, N.Y., daughter of Chester Molby, born Salem, Mass. and Sarah Molby (b.p. not given) died Van Buren, apoplexy. Buried Baldwinsville." Found under "Deaths."
Compiler's note on birthplace of Chester. Mrs. Daboll of Memphis in reporting vital statistics for her mother, Loanna Meigs, gave the birthplace of Chester as Salem, N.Y. Elsewhere I discuss the discrepancy. Strangely, at least a half dozen Molbys have given Salem, Mass., among them Miner Maltby, and Samuel Hugh Maltby, grandsons of Jonathan. To me it is evident they knew Jonathan lived in Massachusetts and that he came from Salem (but it was not Salem, Mass.). Chester was born at a time after land sale at Pittsfield, (or Lenox) Mass., and before the purchase of land in Hebrontown, P.O. Salem, N.Y., by his father, Jonathan. Horace Haynes Maltby, son of William Maltby 1800, wrote that Samuel Molby 1815, son of Chester, told that he had seen, in Jacob Maltby's possession, the original deed to Jonathan and that his name was Maltby in the deed,referring to Onondaga County.
Information from Miss Voorhees; the three living descendants in 1953 in Baldwinsville region; Harvey Betts Walker, East Dead Creek Road, now part of new route 31; Mrs. Emma Wormuth King, Baldwinsville; Mrs. R. Lincoln Kratzer, East Dead Creek Road; Tombstone Inscriptions in various cemeteries; newspapers.