Various records alternate her birth between Kentucky and Indiana. As her elder three siblings were born in Kentucky, and no evidence has been found of her family living in Indiana, I lean toward Kentucky as her birth place.
* Shelby County, Illinois Certificate and Record of Death Registered No 928
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Malissa by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Malissa: