Probably born North Carolina or Virginia in 1765 or before. Married Ann "Nancy" Earles, 17 Sept. 1787, Warren Co., North Carolina. Arrived in Kentucky around the year 1793 and settled near the town of Bradfordsville (at that time, a part of Washington County, but now in Marion County).
Some references state that his father was George Booth Malone but this is not confirmed.
The United States Census of 1810 for Washington County, KY, lists: John Malone, head; 2 males less than 10; 2 males 16 - 26; 1 male over 45; 2 females less than 10; 2 females 16 - 26; 1 female 25 - 45. This census also lists 2 families headed by an older and younger Simon Malone, who could have been his father and brother (Elizabeth Earles, the sister of John's wife, was married to a Simon Malone; the two Simon Malone's were listed as tax payers in Washington Co. in 1800).
United States Census of 1820 for Washington County, KY, lists: John Melone, head; 1 male 10 - 16; 1 male 16 - 18; 2 males 18 - 26; 1 male over 45; 2 females 10 - 16; 1 female 26 - 45. Not found on subsequent censuses.
John Malone is not found in records after 1820 until his estate settlement of 1859. However, that settlement may have actually been for a grandson of the same name (a son of Rueben) who died the same year.
F.A.G. contributor and family researcher rC.J. Malone adds: "As far as I can tell, John Malone who died in 1859 is buried in the Malone cemetery near Jacktown and Bradsfordsville, KY."
Many of his descendents would remain in Kentucky (Marion, Taylor, and Casey Counties), while others moved on to Macoupin Co., Illinois, and Crawford County, Missouri.
Children (not all accounted for):
Reuben Malone [born ca. 1788, prob. Warren Co. NC, died aft. 1860 Taylor Co., KY; married Jane Coppage, Mar. 1812, Washington Co., KY]
Sarah "Sallie" Malone Coppage [1791-1854]
Ann "Nancy" Malone Tongate [1792-1876]
Micajah ("Cage") Malone [born 27 Mar. 1793, prob. Washington Co., KY; died 6 June 1847, Raywick Precinct, Marion Co., KY; married Susan Batsel 16 Mar. 1819, Marion Co., KY (she lived 1801-29 Oct. 1839); reportedly, at one time Micajah was Sheriff of Marion Co., KY]. The Census of 1850 finds a number of their children living in various households in Marion County. Among his many children were a son also named Micajah Malone [1830-1920] who moved to Illinois. Another son, Quinton C. Malone [1837-1859] also went to Illinois. Son, John M. Malone [1834-1904] remained in Kentucky.
Mary "Polly" Malone
(per census of 1820, a male age 16-18, possibly John Malone ?)
Thomas C. Malone
Ann Earles Malone (1768 - 1839)
Sarah Salley Malone Coppage (1791 - 1854)*
Nancy Ann Malone Tongate (1792 - 1876)*
Mary Malone Adams (1801 - 1891)*
John Jackson Malone (1804 - 1855)*
Thomas Cletus Malone (1805 - 1880)*
Charlotte Malone Adams (1811 - ____)*
Plot: per research information, but not confirmed
Created by: E. Robert Malone
Record added: Aug 12, 2013
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