Emily L. Gage was born in Walnut Creek, Erie Co., PA on Feb. 26, 1827. She was the first of thirteen children of Benjamin W. Gage and Betsey E. Allen, and was a sister of William A. Gage. She married Sidney Malone on Jan. 3, 1850 in Harpersfield, Lake Co., OH. They had seven children. Her husband was a farmer and laborer, and the family moved several times. She died in Wexford Co., MI on Nov. 12, 1917.