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Malinda  (Melinda) "Lindy" Bookout
24 Nov 1835  Wayne Co., KY - 4 Feb 1925  Independence, Kansas
Married to:
Titus T. Bailey
8 Feb 1827 Lick Twp, Jackson Co. Ohio - 22 Sept 1877, St. Clair Co., MO

Daughter of :
Joseph Bookout
1785 Randolph Co., NC - Aug 1837  DeKalb Co., AL
Mary "Polly" Overstreet
Dec 1790  Campbell Co., VA - 1841 Sangamon Co., Ill.

My Mom says that Melinda was married before her marriage to Titus Bailey but
I have been unable to find any information. 

These are the pictures of Bookouts and who knows.! They belonged to my great
grandmother Hattie D./Harriot Demaris Bailey, Smith, Lind, Hughes.  Hattie
was the daughter of Melinda Bookout and Titus Bailey.  At one time when my
grandfather, James Smith was young, and after her husband, Andrew Smith had
died; she and the two children, James and Ella May moved to Queen City, MO.
She met and married her second husband there.  Later moved to Independence,

 Hope you can identify some of them. Several have names but the lines I do
not know.  Other than Molly Hodges being the daughter of Eli. 





1840 Federal Census De Kalb Co., AL,
page 176a, line 21, read from microfilm by Debra Blackard.
Bookhouse, Mary 0221/1010001
2 males of 5 and under 10       [Eli and Granville]
2 males of 10 and under 15
1 male of 15 and under 20
1 female under five                   [ Malinda]
1 female of 10 and under 15
1 female of 40 and under 50
Melinda's father, Joseph, was deceased by Aug 1837, so she is living in her mother's household. Joseph died in 1837 in AL and his wife, Polly, moved with the children to Sagamon Co., IL where she died in 1841. Melinda would only have been  6 by your birthdate which would certainly make her an orphan.
Cindy Dickinson

1880 Census Butler Twp, St.Clair Co.Mo
Malinda Bailey  Keeping House  age 43   Ky  Ky  NC
F.M.Dean           Farmer    sonL           26  Mo  VA  OH
Laura J.              Daug                          20  Mo  OH KY
Harriet D.            Daug                         15  CA   OH  KY
Edwin M.             Son                           18  MO  OH  KY
Mary A.                Daug                          6  MO  OH  KY
1900 June 5, 1900    Butler twp., Lowry City, St. Clair Co.,Missouri
 Malinda Denney   head    Nov 1835   age 64    children 6/3     KY  KY  NC
1910  April 18, 1910   Butler twp., Lowry City, St. Clair Co.,Missouri
Malinda Denney                                         76                  6/2     KY   US  NC
1920  Jan. 26, 1920   Butler twp., Lowry City, St. Clair Co.,Missouri    
Malinda Denney                                         85                          KY  KY  VA
Death Certificate Issued Lowry City, St. Clair, MO
Malinda Bookout Denney
born  25 Nov 1835
died  4  Feb 1925
Issued   12 Feb 1925

Obituary:   Malinda Denney
  Mrs. Malinda Denney died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.A.A.Hughes [Hattie D. Bailey Smith Lind ], in Independence, Kansas, February 4 , 1925, aged eighty-nine years, two months and ten days.

  The relatives and friends in Independence prepared the body for burial, and it was accompanied by the daughter, Mrs. A.A.Hughes and James W.Smith a grandson [my grandfather] of the deceased, to Lowry City, Mo. where funeral services were held Saturday, February 7, in the M.E. Church at 10:30, o'clock, a.m., conducted by Rev.Walker W. Long, pastor of Osceola, Grace M. E. Church, after which the body was laid to rest in the Mt. Zion cemetery in Henry county.

  Malinda Bookout was born in the state of Kentucky, November 24, 1835.  Being left an orphan at an early age she grew to womanhood among her relatives and friends in Kentucky, later coming to North Missouri, where she was united in marriage to Titus T. Bailey, July 15,1856,  Six children, three boys and three girls were born to this union; four of them having preceded her to the Heavenly home.  Two daughters still survive: Mrs. A.A.Hughes of Independence, Kansas, and Mrs.Ella Purtle of Blackwell, Oklahoma.

  Mr. Bailey became broken in health and with his faithful wife and children made two overland trips with teams and wagons across the Great Plains to the Oregon and California counties with the hope of regaining his health.  Returning to Missouri he bought  and located on a farm near Lowry City, but was soon called by death, leaving his wife and children, who continued to live on the farm for some time.

  After the death of her husband, Titus T. Bailey, she again married, to Henry Denney in June 1880.  She was soon again widowed by the death of Mr. Denney, since which time she resided on the Denney homestead for awhile, later removing to Lowry City where she continued  to live for many years.  Becoming aged and weakened with infirmities she left her home in Lowry City over a year ago and lived with her daughters in Kansas, until she closed her eyes in the peaceful sleep of Death to awaken in the arms of the Beloved Saviour, whom she trusted and loved so well.

  Malinda Denney united with the church at  an early age and at all time was faithful, devout Christian.  She was a member of the Lowry City M.E.Church, where she still held her membership at the time of her death.  Until her physical strength failed her and she could not easily get to the church building, Grandma Denney was always a regular attendant  and one of the valiant workers in all the activities of church work.  The greatest comfort she had during the long, lonesome years of her widowhood was studying her Bible and doing what she could to make her children and friends happy.  Her kind and loving disposition won her a host of  friends who all deeply mourn her departure; but we know because of her good, Christian character she is safely at rest in the Heavenly Master's arms; and is now free from all suffering and pain.

  The immediate family to mourn her death, besides the two daughters and grandson, James W.Smith mentioned above, consists of several grandchildren, and the following named stepchildren:  H.A.Denney of Lowry City, D.W.Denney of Osceola and E.N.Denney of Clinton.
Card of THANKS
      We hereby express sincere and heartfelt thanks to all the kind friends in and around Lowry City and Mt.Zion who assisted in any way during the funeral services and burial of our beloved mother and grandmother, Mrs. Malinda Denney.  We appreciated your kindness.

  Mrs.A.A.Hughes, James W. Smith, Warner Purtle, Earl Purtle, Mr.and Mrs. H.A.Denney, Mr.and Mrs. E.N. Denney, Mr. and Mrs. D.W.Denney.
Funeral Card:   Malinda Denney
Born:  November Twenty-fourth, Eighteen Hundred and Thirty-six.
Died:  February Fourth, Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-five, at Independence, Kansas
At the age of Eighty-eight Years, Two Months and Ten days
Funeral Services at the Lowey City M.C. Church, at 10:30 O'clock A.M. Saturday, February Seventh, Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-five
Conducted by Rev. W. W. Long of Osceola
Internment at Mt. Zion, Missouri

Information and Photos Submitted by Judy Hall 2005

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