- Born: 19 Feb 1828, Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County, Ohio
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth Hooker on 22 Aug 1848 in Knox Co. OH Or Wyandot Co
- Died: 14 Jan 1916, Brownville, Nemaha county, Nebraska at age 87
- Buried: Essex Cemetery Essex, Page County, Iowa, USA
Research of Sandy Devine whose grandmother is Rozella May Young Garrett.
Research of Brenda Gibbs who descends from Malachi in this manner: Malachai Straw (great-great-great grandfather) Eunice Straw Young (great-great grandmother) Zachariah Morgan Young (great grandfather) Zachariah Joseph Young (grandfather) Julia Joyce Young (her mother) Brenda Gibbs (self)
Footprints Through Time: Ancestors of Lynn Elwin Hooker, Including the Hooker, Prather, Young, Sanford, Frost, Adams, and Related Families By Thomas Lynn Hooker Edition: illustrated Published by T.L. Hooker, 1999 Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison Digitized Jan 3, 2008 336 pages May 14 1849 Malachi and Elizabeth Hooker Straw deeded land to David Straw.In Sept David transfered his land to John Hooker.
1850 Census Watertown, Jefferson County, WI M Straw b. 1827 OH with wife E [20, OH] & R 6/12 WI
1855 Spring Grove, Green Co., WI only the male head of household listed.
1860 Spring Grove, Green Co., WI Malachi 33 Elizabeth 39 Rosella 11 Eunice Caroline 9 Lewis 7; Frances Bell 1
1865 Green county, WI 2 males and 3 females
1870 Spring Grove, Green Co., WI Malachi 41 c1829 Elizabeth 41 c1829 Rosella 21 c1849 Lewis 17 c1853 Frances Bell 10 c1860 Jane 5 c1865 Joseph -2 c1868 (Eunice Caroline 1851 married to Joseph K Young*in 1869; had Dora ,
Zachariah  and Lewis  by 1880 census.)
1880 Spring Grove, Green Co., WI Malachi 52 Name: Malachia STRAW Age: 52 Estimated birth year: <1828> Birthplace: Ohio Occupation: Farmer Relation: Self Home in 1880: Pierce, Page, Iowa Marital status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Head of household: Malachia STRAW Father's birthplace: VT Mother's birthplace: PA Elizabeth 51 Frances Bell 20 Tina Jane 15 Joseph 11 Lewis married to Osee LNU before 1877; living Tarkio, Page, IA; next door to Eunice & Joseph K Young. Lewis's children: Myrtle 1878 Effey Mima - 1879
1885 Iowa census Malachi Straw age 57 OH Elizabeth 55 OH Frances B. 23 WI Tena J. 20 WI Mason 17 also in HH are Myrtle age 6 and Mima age 5 grandchildren; [ch of Lewis Straw] due to death of their mother
1890 Page Co, IA Malachi Elizabeth Francis B Tena J. Maron Myrtle Mima
1895 Peris, Page co. IA Malachi 65 Elizabeth 65; died 1 Dec 1895 Lewis 41 Myrtle 17 Effey Mima 15
1900 Villisca City, Montgomery County, IA HE is age 72 and widowed and living with married daughter Tina Stillians and her family
1910 2-wd Brownville, Nemaha, NE Malachi, 84, living with dtr Eunice, 58, her husband 63 year old Joseph K Young and their 19 year old son, Earl.
O'Dell's Abstracted Newspaper Index of Page and Taylor Counties, Iowa S360 Straw, Malachi, 87, b 14 Feb --; d 14 Jan 1916 Brownville, Mo; i Ex. SP 17 Jan 1916
Essex, Page County Iowa grave sites Strau, Carrie ---- ---- Essex Strau, Elizabeth 5-18-1829 12-1-1895 Essex Strau, Joseph Mason ---- 8-5-1890 Essex Strau, Lewis 1853 1932 Essex Strau, Malchi 2-16-1828 1-4-1916 Essex Strau, Osee J. ---- 11-4-1884 Essex
Civil War Pension Index - Micajah (Malachi) Straw; widow Elizabeth
Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska)13 May 1983, FriPage 4
"...The inscription on my great-grandmother's tomb at Essex, Iowa reads "Elizabeth Hooker Straw wife of M. [Malachi] Straw, May 1829 , September 21, 1896. I don't know jsut how she and General Hooker were related. I only know they were kina dna cousin has the Hooker family history.
From all acounts Elizabeth was a bit of a martinet. Perhaps Fighting Joe had some of that quality too. an uncle told me that as a samll boy he was afraid of his grandmother. I wasn't born til after her death but I remember her husband Malachi very well. He was a great practical joker with a salty sense of humor and used to tease us children unmercifully.
As you know General Hooker's army had many camp followers known as Hooker's Girls. This was later shortened to hookers. My sister and I like to tell people our great grandmother was a Hooker......." Florence Griffin of Lincoln
Malachi married Elizabeth Hooker, daughter of Hanson Hooker and Susannah Young, on 22 Aug 1848 in Knox Co. OH Or Wyandot Co. (Elizabeth Hooker was born on 18 May 1829 in Butler, Knox County, Ohio, died on 21 Sep 1895 in Essex, Page County, Iowa and was buried in Essex Cemetery Essex, Page County, Iowa, USA.)