Carroll, John. Case and His Cotemporaries, Vol. 1, Toronto, 1867, p. 189-191.
“Joseph Malott, another spiritual veteran, who, in concert with Brother Joseph Wigle, opened several new appointments of our Church, in her early career, through the Township of Essex. Bro. Malott was a good man, fearing God above many, and doing his will with a ready mind. He was punctual, constant, and catholic member of the Church. He was converted at the age of seventeen, and persevered to old age in the life of faith. The psalm of his days was, ‘O how I love thy law; it is my meditation all the day.’ This was evident in his expositions of the Word, which were lucid, pointed, and practical. God made him a blessing to many by making him the friend of all. He was eminent in liberality, tender in affection, and cheerful in disposition. His conversation was instructive and pleasing. He lost no opportunities of doing good. His hands were hard with honest toil, but his heart was tender with the sympathies of Christ. For many years an affection of the lachrymal gland gave him much annoyance. It resulted latterly in a cancerous sore, working in the eye and nostril towards the brain. His sufferings were intense, but the Lord was with him. The power of his Saviour rested upon him, and death was shorn of his terrors. Yet the closing scene was not devoid of conflict. He mourned betimes that he had not such lively sense of the Divine presence. This was the trial of his faith. Still trusting, it was made perfect. The shadows fled, the sun came out, and bright buds of promise shed their beauty over the spring-tide of the soul. As he neared the close, he said to me, ‘What a marvel! Did you ever know the like? There is a passage for me through the gates of death, and a passage for me through the gates of heaven.’ After singing the doxology, at his request, he raised his hands in rapture, and said, ‘That connects the Church on earth with the Church in heaven. Oh for all the power of love divine! God is good! I love Him! I have not served him for naught. Tell my brethren to be faithful unto death.’ On the 20th of January  his warfare was accomplised. The cross was exchanged for the crown. His age was 75 years.” These brethren, as the reader will have perceived, were Local Preachers.