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Maltby, Harrison

Born: 1813-08-15 Chelsea, Vermont

Died: 1904-XX-XX Lincoln, Illinois

Flourished: Atlanta, Illinois

Maltby's family moved to Tompkins County, New York, around 1815 and to Illinois in 1826. They initially settled in Sangamon County, near New Salem, where Maltby likely knew Abraham Lincoln, but then settled in Waynesville. There, Maltby began a mercantile business which lasted until 1856. He moved to Atlanta that same year, where in 1860, he was a merchant and owned $2,500 in real property, with a personal estate of $1,000. In 1863, Maltby moved to Lincoln. Initially a Whig, Maltby eventually joined the Republican Party. In 1844, he married Sarah P. Harry, with whom he had five children who survived to adulthood.

Gravestone, Old Union Cemetery, Lincoln, IL; The Illinois State Journal, 7 September 1904, 1:8; Lawrence B. Stringer, History of Logan County Illinois (Chicago: Inter-State, 1886), 495; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Atlanta, Logan County, IL, 28.