(Abstract of obituary from "Northern Christian Advocate," Auburn, N.Y.
Jan. 29, 1845). "Died at Andover, Oneida Co., N.Y. on the morning of the 12th of November, 1844, Mrs. Lucy Maltby, wife of Mr. John Maltby in the 58th year of her age."
"More than thirty years ago our deceased sister gave her heart to God, and immediately connected herself with the M.E. Church, of which she continued a living member until her death.
She was naturally of a reserved and retiring turn of mind, and enjoyed herself best in the discharge of the unassuming and quiet duties which devolved upon her as a wife and mother, yet she was always attentive to the public and social means of grace and prompt in the discharge of duties which rested upon her as a member of the Church of Christ.
She was a friend of the poor and a consoler of the afflicted, always ready to visit the sick and sorrowing. In a word, she gave good evidence that she was a Christian. She died in the blissful assurance of the eternal rest in the kingdom of heaven, leaving be- hind her the best evidence in the world that "all is well" by a long and consistant Christian life."
Signed: "S. G. Lathrop."
"John Maltby, died in Footville, Wisconsin, May 14, 1856, aged 79. He was born in Lenox, Mass., and removed to Vernon, N.Y., forty years since. About the same time he experienced the renewal of his heart by the Holy Spirit, and, it is believed. ever after both enjoyed and even exemplified the religion of Christ.
He was greatly endeared to the church in this place (Vernon) and when he removed to Footville, his farewell address was full of kind- ly admonitions and counsels, we all wept; for in his bending frame and broken voice we read the evidence that we should see his face no more, the world had few better men than father Maltby.
He died as he had lived happy in the prospect of eternal life."
Signed: "E. P. Williams."
He is buried at Footville. (His portrait,p.339, Maltby-Maltbie Hist.)
Children of John Maltby and Lucy Cox: VI.662. Mills Maltby, b. Oct.13,1807; d. 1822-5, Vernon, N.Y. VI.663. Mary " b. 1810; d. 1825-30, Vernon, N.Y. VI.664. Norman " b. Apr. 15, 1814, Vernon, N.Y.
I think his first wife was Elestia--They lived at Naples, N.Y. Rev. Jonathan (4) Maltby wrote: "He is still living in 1849 and has one son and two daughters. Isaac mar. (2) Cynthia Garfield. He is buried in Hurts Hollow, Town of Naples.
Children (as sent by various Maltbys). VI.665. Archie Maltby VI.666. Ira " VI.667. Hiram " "died and bur. in Ocean on his way home from South Carolina." VI.668. Julia " VI.669. Sarah " VI.670. Charles " was brother of Ira and Hiram."