NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
Malcolm is a very ancient and distinguished Scottish family. Before the year 1400 it was located in Argylshire and Fifeshire, Scotland. A branch settled with the Scottish Presbyterian pioneers in Ulster province, north of Ireland, and have resided to the present day in country Antrim and vicinity.
(I) John Malcolm was from this branch of the family in the north of Ireland. His mother was Elizabeth Stuart Malcolm. He came to America in 1801, but died in New York harbor of yellow fever, and was buried in the ocean. His wife, Elizabeth, and a daughter also fell victim of the pestilence. John married, in Ireland, Elizabeth Armstrong.
1. Armstrong, mentioned below.
2. John, died at Middleiklle, Georgia, Feb. 7, 1824; married ____ Claxton.
3. James M., ded at Poughkeepsie, aged seventy-two.
4. Ann, married Andrew Norton, of Hartford, Conn., and died in 1852.
(II) Armstrong, son of John Malcolm, was born in the town of Omeagh, county Tyrone, Ireland, March 26, 1796, and died Feb. 20, 1884 at Leyden, N.Y. He was but five years old when he came to this country and was left an orphan by the death of his parents before they could land at New York. He was educated in the public schools, and learned the trade of carpenter and cabinetmaker. He was an expert craftsman and a skillful builder.
He married Cynthia Porter, born in Connecticut, May 29, 1802, died in Leyden, Jan. 14, 1872, daughter of Joseph and Mabel Porter (see Porter).
1. Euretta, born March 6, 1819, died Dec. 29, 1899.
2. Norman, Nov. 10, 1821, died Jan. 2, 1899; married Harriet Babbitt, born April 2, 1823, died May, 1905.
3. Andrew J., mentioned below.
4. James, Jan. 19, 1828; died Jan. 21, 1861; married Susan Bills.
5. William P., March 10, 1830; died March, 1839.
6. Ralph P., April 29, 1835.
7. Ellen I., Aug. 11, 1845; resides at Malden, Mass.; married William Pearson.
8. Emily A., July 18, 1847; married Charles E. Rector.
(III) Andrew J., son of Armstrong Malcolm, was born at West Turin, N.Y., Feb. 23, 1826, and died Feb. 28, 1909. He married (first) Dec. 11, 1848, Emily Miller, who died March 2, 1854; (second) Dec. 11, 1855, Emily A. Rockwell.
He was educated in the public schools. He learned the trade of house painter and followed it for a time. In 1855 he embarked in the insurance business, taking the agencies for several old-line fire insurance companies, and continued in that business successfully all the rest of his active business life.
He was a Republican in politics. In religion he was a Universalist.
Childern of first wife:
1. Laurie V., born March 20, 1852; married Jan. 7, 1873, Peter Weist; son, Clifford Weist.
2. Jennie E., born Dec. 25, 1853; married, Dec. 18, 1872, David Owens; child, Bertha E. Owens.
Child of second wife:
3. Howard A., mentioned below.
(IV) Howard A., son of Andrew J. Malcolm, was born at Leyden, Lewis county, N.Y. Nov. 15, 1858. He attended the public schools of his native town and the Boonville high school. He became associated in business with his father, and has continued in it to the present time (1910), being one of the best known underwriters of this section.
In January, 1893, he bought an interest in the mills at Talcottville, and has been in this business under the firm name of Weist & Malcolm. The mills manufacture feed, also sawing and planing wood and lumbe of all kinds. Mr. Malcolm's time, however, is devoted chiefly to the fire insurance business. He represents, among other standard companies, the well-known Glens Falls Agricultural and Niagara insurance companies. He and his father have been in this business for more than fifty-five years.
He is a member of the Port Leyden Lodge, No. 669, Free Masons.
He married, June 27, 1888, Eva L. Weist, born Dec. 5, 1860, at Leyden, daughter of Henry and Eva (Cater) Weist.
Madeline G., born Jan. 25, 1894.
Donald Howard, Sept. 23, 1901.
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