Gideon Malott (13 Jul 1821, Bedford Co, PA - May, 1879, Randolph Co, IN) is actually Gideon Mellott. But it is possible he changed the last name. My g-gf Matthew Mellott and his siblings all used Mellott except for one brother who went by Hiram King Malott. I don't know why he changed it.
Gideon is s/o John Andrew Mellott (ca 1792, Bedford Co, PA - 27 Jun 1839) and Eva Sipes (no dates).
John Andrew is s/o Jacob Mellott (ca 1762, NJ - 19 Aug 1844) and Ida Wink (ca 1762 - 26 Dec 1845). Both buried Sideling Hill Bapt Ch Cem, Fulton Co, PA.
Jacob is s/o John Mellott (ca 1720, NJ - 1783, Bedford Co, PA) and Sarah Stillwell (ca 1725/30 - 4 Apr 1812, Bedford Co, PA. Both buried Tonnolloway Bapt Ch Cem, near Needmore, Fulton Co, PA.
John is s/o Theodores Malott (27 Jan 1694, NJ - ca Mar 1751, Washington Co, MD) and his first wife Catherine Maple (ca 1700 - ca 1727). They had John, Theodore, and Mary - birth order unknown. Theodores married 2nd Catherine Delashmett and had more children who used the Malott spelling.