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.
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). They had eight children - Benjamin Thomas, Abner, Sarah Elizabeth, Missouri Virginia, Jane Malinda, Ida, John Franklin, and George Russell.
In 1910, she was living with her daughter, Sarah Cole and family, in Jefferson, Loudoun, Virginia.
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. She was buried at Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery in Bluemont, Loudoun, Virginia.
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