From the Hebrew name מַלְאָכִי (Mal’akhiy) meaning “my messenger” or “my angel”. This is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Malachi, which some claim foretells the coming of Christ. In England the name came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
Malachi was born to Samuel and Sarah (Dunster) in 1797.
He married Mary Salter in 1818.
Widowed, Malachi married Charlotte Larcombe in 1831.
Malachi died in Michigan, June 4, 1883.
Inscription at bottom reads…
“Sleep on dear husband and take thy rest. God called thee home and thought it best.”
Malachi is buried in Summit Cemetery
Williamston, Ingham County, Michigan, USA