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Maltby Genealogy - American Lineage - Seventh Generation

Allen and Charity (HOLT) MALTBY

His Parents - Allen and Betsey (BALDWIN) MALTBIE

Spouse's Parents -

kids - Clarence , Erwin Horace and Emma A.

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CFG-BBA-E. Allen MALTBY, b. Jan. 19, 1822, Ohio (Allen 6, Jehiel M.5, Dan.4, Dan.3, Dan.2, Wm.1). m. 1847, Charity HOLT. He d. Jan. 17, 1914. His wife d. Dec. 2, 1892. "The Geauga Republican" Dec. 18, 1907, published a long account of him including picture "Allen Maltby, Pioneer;" "Allen Maltby's Old Mill," and "Ruins of Martin Mitchell's Old Mill."

(Abridged) "Allen Maltby and his Old Water Power Mill."

......"Three score and more years ago, before the days of steam flouring mills, several water power mills and factories lined the bank of the Chargin at Mitchell's Mills. A large volume of business was transacted there, trade coming from a considerable distance, and the place enjoyed its palmiest days.

On the last bank of the Chargin river, still grinding its daily grist, is the old water power mill owned by Allen Maltby, pioneer, and built by him over 60 years ago. The wheel is so constructed that it revolves six times as fast as the water runs. The power is estimated at 35 to 40-horse. "I raised the frame for the mill on Feb. 29, 1844," said the aged owner recently, "and remember it distinctly because it was leap year. I have had a deed of the mill property and 60 acres of land here since I was 21. I will be 86 next month."

The most of Allen Maltby's long and active life has been spent at Mitchell's Mills. The river is running just the same as when he first saw it. Its murmur has lulled him to sleep at night since he was a boy. It was always the first sound to greet his ears when he arose for a new day's labor. It is a sound that has always meant power and business to Allen Maltby.....

The burden of declining years rests heavily on Allen Maltby now .....His mind is still clear, though, and he can tell instantly how to repair a break correctly. To him the mill is his long-time friend, and every tree or stump in sight has its history.

...."A visitor recently called on Allen Maltby, for information about Mitchell's Mills. In the course of the conversation the old man said: 'I was born in a log shanty a mile west of the Mormon Temple, at the foot of Waite Hill in Kirtland. I came here from Kirtland with my father, Allen Maltby, early in September, 1836, when I was 14. James Brunson had built the first sawmill in 1825. He owned 200 acres of land here. Brunson was a shoemaker by trade.

Levi Edson, father of Seth, youngest of the family, built a gristmill near here later. Levi Edson was a good surveyor, but a very old man. Seth was great to learn from books, but natural wit he did not have. Martin Mitchell, after whom this place was named, came here from Bloomfield, Trumbull County and built the old mill yonder in 1838.....Daniel Hagar, who previously had a mill over yonder for making wooden bowls, built the dam and dug the race for Martin Mitchell's mill in 1836. Then Williston Murphy came here from Mayfield in 1839 and built a woolen factory with its spinning-jenny, 120 spindles and two looms for weaving woolen cloth.....Murphy lived on the Stebbins farm nearby. Sold out and went to Rock Creek where he died...During the dry season of 1845, farmers came here with their grists from Bloomfield, driving ox teams and they had to wait their turn. There was another dry season of 1854, but not so bad. Austin Mitchell, a son of Martin, lives in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

"I have built mills, bridges, engines and water wheels, as my father did before me. It seemed to be natural with me. These things come to me in the night. My grandfather Baldwin was the same way. He could make a house from the stump. My health has always been good. I have worn a straw hat summer and winter since I was 30 and I haven't shaved or cut my hair since then. Wearing a beard on the upper lip preserves the eyesight. Nature does her work well but men make fools of themselves.

"John Harrington, the trapper and Indian fighter, I knew well. He worked for my father in Kirtland. He was 18 years old when he served under Harrison at Fort Meigs. He came to Kirtland several years after the War of 1812. He couldn't read or write, or tell the figures on his square, but he was a good imitator. The story of three Indians disappearing suddenly, who came here to kill Harrington, is true. We always believed the reverse happened, but Harrington never told. He later built mills and water wheels along the Maunee River and died in that section in the 30's.....The Carvers were here before my day. Ren Carver lives up there on the side of the Mountain"....."I have held the deed to it (the mill) for 65 years, and I'll not sell. My son helps carry on the work now and it shall be Maltby's mill after I am gone." (This was Irwin Maltby).

Children of Allen and Charity (Holt) Maltby:
CFG-BBA-EA.  Clarence Maltby, b. June 9, 1852; d. Apr. 18,1876; no child.
CFG-BBA-EB.  Erwin Horace "   b. Aug. 14, 1856.
CFG-BBA-Ec.  Emma A.      "   b. Jan. 6, 1861. Living 1916, no children.

Note. The "grandfather Baldwin" mentioned above, was Brewen Baldwin, b. 1752 (Samuel, Nathaniel, Samuel). The name Brewen at so late a date is interesting. "The Ancestry of Daniel Bontecon, of Springfield, Mass.," pub. 1887 by John E. Morris, traces his ancestry back to Pepin the Old, b. about A.D.560. The 35th generation is Mary Bruen who mar. John Baldwin, Sr., of Milford, Conn. Their daughter, Abigail Baldwin, b. 1658, married Samuel Baldwin, son of Nathaniel, one of the first settlers of Milford, Conn. This appears to be the

Samuel Baldwin from whom Allen Maltby descended. Paternally Mary Bruen is given as 12th in descent from Robert le Brun of A.D. 1230 (Ref. Ormerod's Hist. of Cheshire (England) Vol. II, p. 322).

The Bruen marriage, gives, paternally, a descent from Malcom I, King of Scotland, A.D. 938; maternally, Alfred the Great, b. 848-9 A.D., also a descent from Robert II, King of France, circa 1000 A.D.


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