Maltby Genealogy

American Lineage

Evidently Elnathan Tyler mar. (2) Phebe Atwater. "Admitted to the Church. Mch. 30, 1794, Elnathan Tyler and wife Phebe Atwater." (Northford Record)

"1784.  Feb. 1, Steven Tyler  b. 
 1786.  Apr. 30, Lydia  "     b. (she mar. Ralph Linsley)
(Chruch Bapt.)

April 27, 1794. Betsey, Polly, Augustus and Lucy.

July 5, 1795, Harriet.

April 6, 1800, John Bissel.

IV.102. Sarah Maltby, b. May 11, 1763, bp. June 23, 1765 (Benj. 3, Dan. 2, Wm. 1).

(Northford Church Record)

"Received into the Church, June 17, 1781, Sarah Maltbie." The record of her marriage reads: "1786, 7 Sept. James Lindsley and Sarah Maltby, in Branford, by Rev. Warham Williams. (p. 247)"

Note. It is very evident all through this account of Northford people, that they are constantly set down in the records as "of Branford," or "Northford in Branford." Rev. Warham Williams was Pastor of the Church at Northford and both Sarah Maltby and Linsley lived at Northford. James Linsley was b. July 9, 1763, on the old Linsley farm at Northford; "he spent his life there and died Nov. 23, 1828, aged 65." (Following from Linsley Genealogy.)

"James Linsley was only a boy of 16 years when General Tryon invaded Danbury and swept on toward New Haven, and James was in the fight, July 5, 1778, at New Haven." His name is on the soldiers munument at Northford in the Revolutionary List." Also in "Record of Service of Conn. Men in the Revolution," Book dated Hartford, 1889, p. 545-549, which was copied from lists on file in the State Library, we learn that he was in Capt. Ephraim Cook's company, in Col. Russ- ells regt. On p. 660, it is stated that his wife Sarah was granted a pension when 76 years old.

"He returned to the farm, married, and worked the farm success- fully. I have heard my Aunt Hannah Linsley relate how her grand- father James, raised apples and carted them to New Haven to be sent to England. It would seem that the Northford farm was at its best in his years.

"The children of James Linsley and Sarah Maltby all had blue eyes, some had golden brown, and others, a warm chesnut brown, hair; with most of them it was soft, silky and curly. None ever had gray hair. One son was even six feet, the rest were of medium height. No one could have been of "weight" as all were rather thin in flesh.

Sarah Maltby Linsley was most highly loved and respected by her children and grand children. She was a Congregationalist but during her married life, after much thought, became a Baptist. James also became a Baptist. In politics he was a Whig." "James, and his wife and dau. Sarah, also his son Jeremiah, are all buried in Northford."

(The quotations are from Major Ray Keyes Linsley, a descendant of Sarah Maltby, who was a valued and dear friend, as well as dis- tant cousin of the compiler; and a long exchange of letters resulted in much helpful genealogical material to both).