came to doubt that Jonathan (1746) and Lydia Maltby ever had a home in Massachusetts. William (1742) Maltby, brother of Jonathan (1746) executed land purchases in Berkshire county as early as 1774-5. At about this date he and Jonathan Maltby filed for registry of cattle marks. It may be that this was Jonathan (1751), and that he worked for or in partnership with William, who was, we think, a good business man. William married Catherine, a sister of William Lee, who seems to have been an active business man in the same area. (Mrs. Verrill cited a list of deeds in Connecticut which indicated a residence for Jonathan (1746) in Connecticut in these early years.
William Lee balloted Lot 12 in the township of Camillus in The Military Tract in New York, Onondaga County, the same that Jonathan of Camillus bought at a later time. (Please see pages 2-3.) Lee's name in recorded in the balloting book in connection with soldiers rights for several soldiers of the Revolution. The tract was a large one set apart as bounty lands (payment to soldiers for services in the Revolution.) The records in the land office at Albany are said not to show that Jonathan Maltby obtained any bounty lands from the state of New York. I think Jonathan's inspiration to go to the town of Camillus came from Lee, or that his agent negotiated the exchange for Jonathan.
Mrs. Verrill suggests: - Given that Jonathan had a daughter Lucy and that his son Jacob named a daughter Lucy, perhaps his wife's name was Lucy. Wallingford Vital records show birth and marriage records for children of Benjamin and Lydia (Tuttle) Culver (see p. 68). Their daughter, Katherine, b. 12 Feb. 1749, mar. Titus Brockett, 24 April, 1777. A cousin, Christopher Brockett, mar. Elizabeth Tuttle and they had a dau., Jemima, who married a McIntyre of Camillus, N.Y. Rev. war veteran Benjamin Culver died in Onondaga county. So there is some probability as to marriage to a Culver and of acquaintances in Camillus. Other Connecticut Maltbys came early to Syracuse, and to Montgomery County.
Connecticut Soldiers. "During the summer of 1777 two large regiments of militia, composed of detachments from all the Connecticut Brigades, were sent to reinforce General Gates at Saratoga.----Fought in the battles of Sept. 19 and Oct. 9. On dismissal after General Burgoyne's defeat, General Gates referred to them as 'two excellent militia regiments from Connecticut.' The Second Regiment of Militia was composed of companies from New Haven, Milford, Branford and Darby." Information from Mrs. Verrill and from a reference librarian at Yale University.
Reverend Jonathan Maltby Manuscripts. From "In Time of the Revolution," owned by Mrs. Page, a descendant. "Colonel Douglas acts as General of Brigade, after May 1777, the Regt. was commanded by General Meigs...Captain Isaac Foote...an active officer, commanded a detachment of the troop to New York, 1776. Jonathan Maltby and Solomon Talmage, _of the same troop_" (I underscore)-- (with others?) "_were dispatched_ under Captain Treat, of Milford to the capture of Burgoyne." Now from his MS. "Correct History" into which generation numbers have been placed to clarify the account, Mrs. Verrill states that only two of three mild _errors_ have been found in the whole of it, in so far as he knew and wrote the history. "Squire Samuel Maltby, Yale College, 1712, was Father to Samuel (3) who came to Northford. He" Samuel (3) "and my Father were brothers' children, or first cousins. He had one daughter who married Bille Tyler, son of Paul Tyler: - 3 sons, Samuel (4), James (4), Jonathan (4)."
"Samuel (4) married Rosannah Coe, Durham: three sons. John (5), Timothy (5) and Morris (5) died in mid-life. John (5) married Elizabeth Ives: four children Samuel Chauncey (6), Selina (6), Juliana, (Julian) or Julia? Samuel Chauncey (6) married Ruth Collins: 2 children deceased.
He died in early life. His widow now lives in the ancient home.