Maltby Genealogy

American Lineage

In 1803 he was appointed Major in the Militia. He took an active part in proceedings that were instituted vs. General Benjamin Lincoln when he was Collector of the Port of Boston.

In 1812 he was chosen Presidential Elector at a period in Amer- ican History when the electoral College was composed of notable men and when it was intended to select deliberately the President of the United States.

In 1813 he was made Brigadier-General of Mass., Militia with headquarters in Boston, his son, Seth Murray Maltby, being Paymaster in the same brigade with the rank of Major.

In 1816 he was again elected to the legislature and in 1818 he removed to Waterloo, Seneca County, New York, where he died Sept. 9, 1819, aged 52. His widow died June 9, 1844, aged 73, at Buffalo, N.Y.

Col. Reginald Foster, a descendant, writes: "General Isaac Maltby and his wife, Lucinda Murray are buried in Stark Street Ceme- tery, "Waterloo, Seneca Co., N.Y."

Mrs. Martha Maltby (Love) Foster, wrote in 1909,

_"I have one copy of a portrait of my grand mother, Lucinda_ Murray, wife of General Maltby, it is not a good picture. I have several Commissions and the honorable discharge of General Isaac Maltby, in 1815, at his own request."

The Fosters also owned a portrait of General Isaac in oils, depicted in the uniform of a Brigadier-General. A print of this was given the compiler. The portrait, however, was stolen from a hand-cart while household goods were being moved. Some twelve years ago, Ralph Maltby, of Rochester, N.Y., borrowed it and had twoex- cellent water-colour paintings made from it--one for himself and one, beautifully framed, he sent to me. Ralph Maltby is a descendant of General Isaac.

"New Eng. Hist. and Gen. Reg. (1865) Vol. XIX, p. 338," has an article headed: "Reminisences Connecticut with the War of 1812." It commences as follows:--"In the summer of 1814 many portions of the Militia of Massachusetts were called into actual service for the defence of the seaboard, especially in and near Boston...Another brigade of the volunteer militia, organized and placed under the command of Brigadier-General Isaac Maltby, of Hatfield"...(p. 339). "The regiment went in to camp at Cambridge for a few days, but was soon removed to a place called Commercial Point, Dorchester, where were better accomodations."

"At Commercial Point, the regiment was drilled daily in the manual exercise, marching, wheeling, etc.

It was reviewed twice at a place called Cedar Point, and on Boston Common by Governor Strong, Adjutant General Brooks, Generals Cobb, Mattoon, Whiston, Maltby, Blair and others, General Cobb re- marking: "That regiment knows enough; and ought to go home and let the ignorant come and learn."

It was my good fortune, about 1905, to see a "pass through the lines" signed by General Isaac Maltby. The pass was in a large draw- er, full of old letters and documents Mr. Sattig--an antique dealer in New Haven, had recently acquired from the sale of the contents of the old Oliver Ellsworth Maltby home in Fair Haven, Conn.

General Isaac's brother, Rev. Jonathan Maltby, wrote of him: "General Isaac Maltby and Colonel Stephen Maltby," (another brother)