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Malinda Jane (Yates) Griffith (1823 - 1911)

Malinda Jane Griffith formerly Yates
Born in Culpeper, Virginia, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 23 Dec 1852 in Loudoun, Virginia, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died in Clarks Gap, Loudoun, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Malinda was born in Culpeper County, Virginia, on July 10, 1823. She was the daughter of Benjamin Yates and Elizabeth Jury.

In 1850, Malinda was living with her father and stepmother and siblings in Culpeper County, Virginia.[1]

At the age of 29, Malinda married John Thomas Griffith on December 23, 1852, in Loudoun County, Virginia, when he was 27 years old. (Malinda's younger brother Franklin married her husband John's younger sister Emily).[2][3][4] They had eight children - Benjamin Thomas, Abner, Sarah Elizabeth, Missouri Virginia, Jane Malinda, Ida, John Franklin, and George Russell.

In 1860, 1870 and 1880, John and Malinda were farmers, living in Loudoun County, Virginia, with their children.[5][6][7]

In 1910, she was living with her daughter, Sarah Cole and family, in Jefferson, Loudoun, Virginia.[8]

Malinda reached 87 years of age and died in Clark's Gap, Loudoun, Virginia, in 1911, at the home of her son, John F. Griffith.[9] She was buried at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Bluemont, Loudoun, Virginia.[9]


  1. 1850 United States Federal Census. Year: 1850; Census Place: Culpeper, Virginia; Roll: 941; Page: 223B. Image
  2. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940 [database on-line]. Ancestry Record 60214 #4705134
  3. Virginia, Compiled Marriages for Select Counties, 1851-1929 [database on-line]. Ancestry Record 3976 #20419
  4. Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Ancestry Record 7836 #498633
  5. 1860 United States Federal Census. Year: 1860; Census Place: Southern District, Loudoun, Virginia; Page: 628; Family History Library Film: 805359. Image
  6. 1870 United States Federal Census. Year: 1870; Census Place: Northern Division, Loudoun, Virginia; Roll: M593_1659; Page: 142A; Family History Library Film: 553158. Image
  7. 1880 United States Federal Census. Year: 1880; Census Place: Mercer, Loudoun, Virginia; Roll: 1375; Page: 435C; Enumeration District: 053.Image
  8. 1910 United States Federal Census. Year: 1910; Census Place: Jefferson, Loudoun, Virginia; Roll: T624_1633; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0061; FHL microfilm: 1375646.Image
  9. 9.0 9.1 Find A Grave: Memorial #15983412

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