Maltby Genealogy

American Lineage

Nature. 2 acres

Executed 10 Oct. 1776. Asknowledged. 18 Oct. 1776, in Fairfield Co., Conn. Recorded 25 Mar. 1783."

It is not evident why this Deed was acknowledged in Fairfield County, unless Crittenden came from there. Goshen is in Litchfield County.

My records give: "In 1776-7, Joseph Maltby was of Lenox, Mass." The Goshen record reads he was there "to 1769." Possibly he had moved away in 1768, the year his son Joseph, was born, and resided in Fairfield County until 1776 when he moved to Lenox.

A Deed, dated "1780-2,"mentions him selling land in Lenox; and a Deed, dated 1780 calls him "Joseph Maltby of Harwinton."

The Caanan Church records state: "18 Aug. 1782, Joseph Maltby and his wife, admitted from the church in Harwinton." (I have a note; "Nov. 1782, Joseph was of Caanan.")

On the "26th of June, 1785, Joseph Maltby from Salisbury." Joseph's son Chandler was bapt. 1779 at Goshen.

" " Grove " " 1782 at Caanan.

" dau.Elizabeth " " 1785 " "

As late as "May, 1790," Joseph is called of Canan." (1790 Census. Conn. Heads of Families)

"Joseph Maltby of Litchfield (County?)

        2 males over 16     (Self and Joseph, b. 1768) 
        3 males under 16    (Chandler, Grove and Erastus) 
        6 females           (Wife and 5 other females. 
                              I have record of only 3 daughters). 
(Hist. of Goshen, Conn.) 

Church Members.

1794. The wife of Joseph Maltby was admitted."

(Canan Wills for this period are recorded at Sharon, Conn.)

V.237.  Joseph, b. ---- 1768 
V.238.  Mary, b. Feb. 4, 1769 
V.239.  Chandler, b. Apr. 28, 1779, at Goshen 
V.240.  Grove, b. May 3, 1782, bpt. at Caanan, 15 Aug. 1782 
V.241.  Elizabeth, bp. March 1785, at Caanan 
V.242.  Erastus, b. ---- 
V.243.  Hannah, 
IV.82. William Maltby, bp. June 13, 1742, at Branford (Jos.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). He mar. (1) Lydia Ritter, dau. of Thomas and Mary (Everdeen) Ritter. She was b. Dec. 18, 1743, at Hartford, Conn. He had four children by her, born, 1764, 1766, 1768 and 1770. The first child, Mary, was bapt. at East Hartford, Jan. 20, 1765. Lydia must have died between 1770 and 1772, as he mar. (2) at Lenox, Mass., Catharine Lee, she b. 1755; d. Dec. 3, 1798, at Vershire, Vermont. By her he had twelve children. There must, however, have been others who probably died young, as Rev. Jonathan (4) Maltby wrote of him: "He lived and died in Vershire, Vermont. William said to one: 'I have nineteen sons and daughters, and it may be twenty.'"