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Elijah Malin, Sr.

Also Known As: "Elliah", "Malon", "Mallin"
Birthplace: Willistown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Malin, Jr. and Hannah Grifffith Malin
Husband of Catherine Malin
Father of Sidney Malin; Sidney Ann Hoopes; Anna Maria Weiler; Sarah Young; Nancy Ann Malin and 9 others
Brother of Griffith Main and Mary Main

Occupation: AFN:2QZ6-3W
Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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About Elijah Malin


  • Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel. Ezra T. Benson Company (1849); Age at departure: 75; Elijah Malin; Birth Date 1 Feb. 1774; Death Date 2 Oct. 1857; Gender male. Although also listed in the 1848 Willard Richards company on a non-contemporary list in Journal History (supplement after 31 Dec. 1848, p. 19), other documentation indicates the Malin family probably traveled to Utah in the 1849 Benson company. Sources: "Died," Deseret News [Weekly], 28 Oct. 1857, 272, Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah; Camp of Israel schedules and reports, 1845-1849, Church Archives, Salt Lake City, Utah; Journal History, Supp. after 31 Dec. 1849, p. 12B; New FamilySearch, Internet Web Site; Utah State History Cemeteries and Burials Database, Internet Web Site.

Elijah Malin Sr. How his Ancestors Immigrated to America · 27 December 2014 · 0 Comments

History of Elijah Malin, Sr. (1774-1857) And How His Ancestors Immigrated to America about 1699

Compiled by James I. Essick and submitted to the Association of Essick Descendants at the instance of their record reunion at Saratoga Park, Pottsdown, PA, Aug. 13, 1910, which has since been revised and added to for the benefit of all interested, 1926. The only obtainable records tend to show the Malins originated in Cheshire, England. The only available information concerning them is in the records of Westchester, Pa. The deduction is this: About 1662 Randall and Elizabeth Malin had a son, Isaac, who married Elizabeth Jones. They had a son, Randall, all in England. (Now Wm. Penn about Sept, 25, 1681, granted a thousand acres of land in Pennsylvania to a Wm. Jenkins, a Quaker. In 1685, said Jenkins conveyed 250 acres in Great Valley, Duffeymoore, Delaware Co., to James Thomas. In 1699, James Thomas willed 200 acres of it to his son, Nathan, and the other 50 acres to his brother-in-law, David Jones, who was in England, providing said David Jones or any of his children would come to America. Now his daughter who had married Isaac Malin, brought the son, Randall, as spoken of above, came to Pennsylvania and settled on that 50 acres.) Randall (born in England before 1690) married a Jane Hoopes, to whom was born before 1714, one son, John. He married Sarah, daughter of James Parrock of Philadelphia. They had three children: John Jr., Randall, and Caroline. Caroline married James L. Stephenson, and was the last known to live on the old homestead. It is presumed that John Jr. was born before 1730 and was the father of Thomas Malin, from whose advent the Malin history is authentic and uninterrupted. Thomas Malin’s [Jr.] wife was named Hannah [Griffith]. They were both born in Willistown, T.S. Pa. before 1754. They had one son, Elijah, born Feb. 1, 1774 in Chester Co., Pa. He married Catherine Essick, Daughter of Rudolph the first known Essick in America. Ten children were given to them. Their names and descendants follow, not in their order, but according to the number of their posterity whose record is available. 1. Sidney Ann Died in Her eighteenth year. 2.Sarah came West and later was married to Brigham Young, the Mormon leader. No children. 3.Rudolph died at the age of five years. 4.Thomas died in infancy. 5.Ann married Joshua Hoopes. They had five children-Lydia Ann, Elijah Malin, Albiah Griffith, Thilmer, Ralston R. No record of any, save Elijah Malin Hoopes. He had a daughter Caroline who married a Brinton, and in 1914 lived in Westchester, Pa. 6. Levi married Aliza Lewis. Six children blessed the union: Lydia Ann (died in infancy); James Lewis; Elijah Harrison, who married Annie Hall and had one daughter, Leonore (she married Winfield Dare and had a daughter Bertha); Katie L. who married George C. Rice (no children); Benjamin H. who married Mary Evans (one daughter, Gertrude, and one Arilla who married Wm. Beary); Lydia Ann who married Lewis J. Rice and was mother of nine children (Anna M. Edgar J., Elmer, Bertha, Walter L., and four that died in infancy). 7.Samuel had two wives, Ann Rodeback and Ann Bosley. He went to St. Louis first, and later joined the Mormons in Utah. His family took no pains to contribute names or data to this family history, so this branch is not very complete. His children were: (a) Freeman, who had four children – Frank A., Annie Louise, Chester F., Edmund L.; (b) Edmund; (c) Milburn; (d) Ida; and the following who were children of Ann Bosley, second wife: (c) Council, (d) Millard F., (e) Sarah A., (f) Almira I., and (g) Samuel B. 8.Eliza Ann married John Gleason, as his second wife. The history of their offspring is also incomplete. Their children were (a) Amaza L., who married Jane Walton: and (b) Elijah Malin Gleason. Elijah Malin married Jane Garfield, and their children are: Elijah M. Jr., Carrie M., Heber L., Henry C., Athol G., John S., Lowell V., and Irma V. The first, Elijah M. Jr., married Clara M. Sharer; the second, Carrie M., married Werlie Sanders. No other information was given me. 9.Maria married a Jacob Weller, also of Chester County, Pa. They came West the same time as Elijah Malin Jr. Five children were given them—John (who died in infancy), Catherine who married Hector C. Haight and left no record, Joseph, Elijah Malin (who married twice), Lydia Ann. The last three have numerous posterity. I will record the family of each in their turn as follows: (a) Joseph married Adelia Chaffin. Two children, Joseph Louis and Mary Amelia, who gave them eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. (b)Elijah Malin Weiler who married, first, Emily Procinda Crimson? and then a second wife, whose name was Agnas Bollo. The children of Emily Crimson? were: Annie Luella, Mary Elizabeth, Emily Catherine, Elijah Malin Jr., George Leo, Walter Scott, Agnes Pearl, Chas. Raymond, Norma Irene, Marie Gale. There were twelve grandchildren recorded in 1917-18. The children of the second wife were: Arlene, Vera, Rodney Joseph, Wm. Frances, Florence, Dorothy, Jacob, Ruth, and Brigham. She had one grandchild recorded 1917. (c) Lydia Ann Weiler married Joseph S. Horne. Their children were Joseph Leo, Lydia Isabella, Jacob Weiler Horne. The grandchildren numbered eleven. The mother died in 1878, and Joseph S. Horne then married Maria Baum who gave him two children, Henry James and Julia May. 10. Elijah Jr. (fifth child of Elijah Sr. and Catherine Essick) married Sarah McGuckin [who was born Aug. 29,1803, in Chester Co. Pa]. They had four children: John, Margaret Anne, James Elijah, and Catherine who died at age of two. Years after the following authenic information is taken from letters, memoranda, treasured by Margaret Anne [Malin] Woodard: “May 1, 1846, Elijah Malin Jr. took his wife, three remaining children and his aged parents, Elijah Sr. and Catherine Essick Malin, and started for the West to join the Mormons. They went via Downington to Columbia. There they took a state to Middletown and a car on to Harrisburg. At Harrisburg they took a canal boat to Hollidaysburgh. From there they took the train to Johnstown over the mountains, and then a canal boat to Pittsburg. The next place reached was Nauvoo, Illinois.” Margaret Ann Mailn Woodard continues to write in her life story: “On May 18, 1846 we left Nauvoo, Ill., and started on our journey Westward, not knowing our destination….After some time, we passed camp Pisgah and Garden Grove where grain and vegetables had been sown by those who had gone ahead, for those who might come and have no provisions to go farther. Our company traveled on crossing the Missouri River into what is now Omaha. Then we came up with the companies of Bros. Pratt, Young, and Heber C. Kimball. They were encamped about seven miles west of where Winter Quarters was afterward located. It was not thought wise to continue the journey that fall. All hands went to work to cut hay and prepare for winter while a committee looked up a place to encamp until Spring. The place chosen lay on the west side of the Missouri river and was called Winter Quarters or Camp Israel. In the spring of 1847, after the companies had gone westward (following the pioneers), we moved to what was known as the south line of the camp. In the Spring of 1848, all who could get an outfit to come on to Salt Lake Valley did so. So few were left that we were not safe should the Indians become hostile towards us, so all who were left returned to the east side of the river. After Father had built us a house and planted such seeds as we could get, he started back to Pennsylvania on a mission….He arrived finally, in Chester County, and stayed there until the spring of 1849. He started home with a small company of Saints and was taken with cholera. He died in St. Louis, Mo., May 5, 1849, at the home of his brother, Samuel Malin. His death left us and his aged parents with no one to look to for support. Samuel Malin came on from St. Louis and, having means, came to Salt Lake the same year, bringing his father and mother and his sister, Sarah, with him.”

Added by Mary Jane Young Phillips October, 2014: Elijah Malin, Sr. died October 2, 1857, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 83 years old. His wife, Catherine Essick, died January 10, 1866, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was 87 years old.

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Elijah Malin's Timeline

February 1, 1774
Willistown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
October 20, 1800
Age 26
Age 25
March 28, 1802
Age 28
West Nantmeal, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
January 10, 1804
Age 29
Vincent Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
November 9, 1806
Age 32
West Vincent, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
March 11, 1808
Age 34
West Nantmeal, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 33
April 18, 1811
Age 37
May 29, 1813
Age 39