Harriet Molby Data

Grandchildren of Harrison Rouse & Harriet Molby

Cornelia A. Rouse Wormuth had 2 children:
	1. Harry Wormuth, b. Dec. 18, 1875; d. Dec. 14, 1941, single.
		Buried Baldwinsville, N.Y.
	2. Emma May Wormuth, b. May 9, 1884; m. Oct. 17, 1917, Charles E. King,
		who died Oct. 15, 1918, ae. 38 yrs.  She is living at 31 Downer St.,
		Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Henrietta Rouse Harrington had 3 children:
	1. Isaiah Harrington, b. Dec. 8, 1875; d. Mar. 20, 1930; m. 1st, Mary
		Jane Murray, who died Feb. 8, 1909, ae. 33 yrs; m. 2nd, Linda Ella
		Harrington, of the same surname.  She is living in Van Buren on the
		West Dead Creek road.
	2. Persis Harrington, b. Aug 15, 1883; d. Sept. 25, 1883, ae. 6 weeks.
		Buried Baldwinsville, N.Y.
	3. Harriet Harrington, b. Feb. 13, 1885; m. Feb. 27, 1924, R. Lincoln
		Kratzer.  She is living in Van Buren on the East Dead Creek road.

Mary Rouse Walker had 2 children:
	1. Harvey Betts Walker, b. Dec. 23, 1883; m. Sept. 16, 1908, Mabel
		Somers, who died Mar. 19, 1945, ae. 61 yrs.  He is living in Van
		Buren on Route 31.
	2. Julia L. Walker, b. Apr. 1, 1891; d. Oct. 21, 1918, ae. 27 yrs,
		single.  Buried Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Some comments on Baldwinsville, and Town of Van Buren

The Town of Van Buren was named for Martin Van Buren who was elected governor of the state of New York in 1828, and who was later president of the United States. The division of old Town of Camillus was in 1829. If, as reported by various authorities, Harriet Molby's grandfather, John Wigent, came to the Memphis region in 1796, and Jonathan Maltby came in 1803, they were on the frontier, true pioneers. For me, having lived on Morgantown, W.Va., hills for years, it is hard to believe that a white settlement was made in the hill country there some twenty years prior to the time the first white settlers came into the region about Baldwinsville.

The city of Baldwinsville is said to have been named for Dr. Jonas C. Baldwin, second son of Samuel Baldwin, of Windsor, Berkshire County, Mass., (b. June 3, 1768). In 1807 he came to Lysander and founded the City of Baldwinsville. See "Early History of Onondaga County" by J. V. H. Clark, Vol. I (1849). This authority states that the first newspaper published in Baldwinsville was the "Baldwinsville Republican," 1844, by Samuel B. West. Why, 1844 was the year my father was born there.

Elsewhere I read a statement that before 1820 wagons were very uncommon in the Town of Camillus, and I suppose anywhere. Onondaga's Centennial was held in 1894. On page 1092 of a publication "Onondaga's Centennial," Annie C. Maltbie is mentioned as author of "Gathered Records," 1874. She was a distant cousin of our Molbys. --- On p. 721 of the Centennial I found a statement "Chester Molby owned land in Lot 11, Town of Van Buren in 1813." Writers of those days made H very similar to M, and small B very similar to small L. I fear 1790 census got Jonathan Hobby for us in Berkshire County, Massachusetts