William's third wife was Submit Gibbs, by whom it is claimed, he had no children.
According to the "Hist. of Northfield, Mass., for 100 years, with Family Genealogies," p. 412, Ed. by George Sheldon and J.H. Temple, " the 3rd wife of William Maltby was "Submit Stratton, b. Sept. 8, 1755, dau. of Eleanor Stratton. She mar. (1) May 9, 1797, Asa Briggs of Northfield, who d. June 7, 1797, and she m. (2) March 10, 1799, William Maltby, Esqre of Vershire, Vermont."
Mr. F. A. Molby of Baldwin, Kansas, has recently obtained through Mrs. H. E. Stockwell, our earliest reference to William Maltby as being of Lenox, Mass. (Berkshire Middle District Registry of Deeds, Pittsfield, "Book 8, Page 929.")
"Daniel Richards and Ann Richards his wife.
Lenox. To William Maltby of Lenox.
Location. Lenox. 1/2 part. 20
Nature. 104 A. (acres)
Consideration #160 ,pre> Executed May 29, 1772. Acknowledged May 30, 1772. Recorded June 15, 1772. Signed: Daniel and Anna Richards Witnesses. Jah'l Woodbridge Jonathan Foster."
(Lenox, Mass. Record.)
"Ear marks for cattle, 1774-5 William Maltby and Jonathan Maltby." (This may not be Jonathan brother of William Maltby). Rev. War Service.
(Ref. Mass. Soldiers and Sailors of the Rev. War. Vol. X, p. 152)
"Enlisted Sept. 21, 1777; discharged Oct. 14, 1777. Service 24 days at Northward." William Maltby.
A further service was in 1780.
"William Maltby, private. Capt. Charles Dibbles Co., Col. Rosseter's (3rd Berkshire Regt.). Enlisted Oct. 18, 1780, dis- charged, Oct. 22, 1780. Service 4 days, on the alarm at the North- ward."
It has always been assumed that Jonathan Maltby was William's brother Jonathan, but in view of the fact that Rev. Jonathan (4) Maltby, wrote of Jonathan, son of Samuel (3) Maltby, that "he mar- ried a Miss Culver and went to Lenox, Mass." This Jonathan of 1774/5 might be Jonathan, 2nd cousin of William. Especially as "Branford Deeds, Vol. IX, p. 433" under date: "July 1775" speaks of Jonathan, brother of William, as "Jonathan Maltbie and Lydia Maltbie of Goshen."
Even later we have, (kindness of Mr. F. A. Molby) a Pittsfield, Mass. record: Deed executed, 13 June 1781, where Jonathan Maltby is called "of Goshen."
There is a record: "The Covenant, signed in Lenox, Mass., in 1774, was by unaminous vote of the town, in 1828, it was ordered to be put upon the town records, at the special request of Hon. William Walker and Col. Elijah Northorp. The only persons now living whose names are on the list."