Elizabeth "Malinda" Bailey was the daughter of Littleton Crankfield and Nelly (Tucker) Shinn.
Malinda first married John Wycliffe Shoptaw in Pope County, Arkansas on 21 February 1856. At age 30 Malinda Shoplan (Shoptaw) married Rufus A. Bailey, 28, in Pope County on 4 August 1867, citing the Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957, FHL Film Number: 1034012. This 1867 marriage date was previously stated to have occured on 1 December 1861. The above changes were added as per suggestion on 10 November 2012.
Her children, all inscribed on her marker, were the following: John T., James S. and Mary A. Shoptaw, and Laura E., Henry M., Annie L., Charles F., Cora D., Elizabeth and Ann Bailey.
(Credit: Ballards' & Boyds' "Cemeteries of Pope County, Arkansas" 1996)