"it was a wilderness.
His uniform kindness and urbanity, together with honorable and upright dealing made him friends of all classes of customers.
He represented his district in the Legislature one term, being elected by a large majority--the opposing candidate receiving only fifteen votes.
Mr. Maltby did much for the improvement of the town in its early history, engaging largely in the buildings of roads. He was also a liberal supporter of the Church with which he was connected, and an active and faithful worker.
The last years of his life he has spent in quiet retirement.
He was a venerable man in appearance, a man of large intelli- gence, agreeable and instructive in conversation, always cheerful and hopful.
In October, 1878, he and his wife celebrated their golden wed- ding which was largely attended by relatives and friends.
Mr. Maltby reached the end of a long and useful life without a stain upon his character, and his body is laid beside those of his children. He leaves a wife and one son and daughter. Four of his sisters also survive him--Mrs. Chaping of Chicago--Mrs. Love, now of Japan,--Mrs. Fairchild of Waterloo, and Mrs. Salter of Buffalo.
Had he lived to the last day of June next, he would have com- pleted eighty-seven years of life."
"About 1835, Benjamin Maltby and Samuel Love, of Colden, bought land covering the site of Glenwood, Erie Co., N.Y. Benjamin Maltby built a saw mill at Glenwood, in 1838." (Hist. of Erie Co., N.Y., Vol. I, p. 459). (p. 522.) "Benjamin Maltby, Legislature, 1856." "Benjamin Maltby was the first Postmaster of Glenwood, in 1849."
Children of Benjamin Maltby and Mary Warner: VI.961. Lucinda Maltby, b. 1830, Colden, Erie Co., N.Y. VI.962. John " b. 1832. VI.963. Elizabeth White Maltby, b. 1835. VI.964. *George " b. 1839; d. unmarried. VI.965. Charles " b. d. unmarried. VI.966. Infant died. *Evidently the George Maltby who in 1875 sold a grocery business. (Hist. Erie Co. N.Y. Vol. I).
V.353. Maria Maltby, b. Mar. 15, 1799 (Isaac 4, Benj.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). Mar. Nov. 17, 1824, Thomas Cutting Love of Buffalo, N.Y., b. Nov. 30, 1789; d. Sept. 17, 1853. She d. Sept. 29, 1864, Buffalo.
Children: VI.967. Julia Love, b. Dec. 20, 1827. VI.968. George Maltby Love, b. Jan. 1, 1830. VI.969. Maria " b. Jan. 26, 1840; d. unmarried. VI.970. Elizabeth Murray " b. Nov. 22, 1842. VI.971. Albert Haller " b. Feb. 28, 1834; d. aged 8 months. VI.972. " " " d. July 21, aged 4 years (?) VI.973. Marie " b. ---- 1825; d. Aug. 22, 1834. (Records by Mrs. Elizabeth Murray (Love) Carey).