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Malinda McQuain Hyer
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1842
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1930
Highland County
Virginia, USA

Malinda was the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Vint McQuain. Malinda was first married to James F. Keister on September 16, 1858 in Pendleton Co., VA. Malinda and James had two daughters; Frances and Mahulda Keister.

James F. Keister's military record shows in 1861 his age was 26 and he was assigned to the Twenty-fifth Virginia Infantry (Heck's Regiment). In 1863, Sixty-second Mounted Infantry (First Partisan Rangers, Sixty-second Partisan Rangers, Sixty-second Infantry, Sixty-second Cavalry, Imboden's Partisan Rangers). James died from wounds. His place of death was "ZZ, hhh," per military records. Does Anyone know what the code means?

Following James' death, Malinda married, Peter Hyer on May 12, 1864, in Pendleton Co., WV, by S. H. Griffith. Peter and Malinda had four daughters; Sally Hyer Leach, Virginia S. Hyer Hendricks, Nora B. Hyer Argenbright and Carrie Hyer Diehl.

Siblings of Malinda: Martha McQuain married Joseph Propst, Mahulda McQuain married David Huston Radar, Minerva McQuain married John Franklin Radar, Morgan McQuain married Julia A. Rexrod.

Original headstone and footstone photographs provided by Malinda's granddaughter, Eva Mae Diehl Webber. Thank you to Kent Botkin for an updated photo.

The Highland Recorder, Monterey, Virginia
July 18, 1930

Mrs. Malinda Hyer, an aged lady who lived with her daughter, Mrs. James Leach on the cowpasture, died yesterday. Her funeral will be conducted today by her pastor, Rev. W. W. Stevens.

Note: The statement, "died yesterday" in the newspaper article is inconsistent with the dates on the headstone.
Family links: 
  Thomas McQuain (1791 - 1864)
  Margaret Vint McQuain Puffenbarger
  Peter J. Hyer (1828 - 1880)
  Frances Keister Beverage (1859 - 1934)*
  Mahulda Keister Hevener (1861 - 1944)*
  Sarah A. Hyer Leach (1867 - 1944)*
  Virginia S. Hyer Hendricks (1871 - 1902)*
  Nora B. Hyer Argenbright (1872 - 1901)*
  Carrie Emma Hyer Diehl (1878 - 1911)*
  Joann McQuain (1840 - ____)**
  Malinda McQuain Hyer (1842 - 1930)
  Mahulda McQuain Rader (1844 - 1923)*
  Una Eunice McQuain Waggoner (1853 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
FEB. 25, 1842
JULY 14, 1930
Siron Farm Cemetery McDowell
Highland County
Virginia, USA
Maintained by: Karen Brewer
Originally Created by: Kent
Record added: Aug 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95594285
Malinda <i>McQuain</i> Hyer
Added by: Karen Brewer
Malinda <i>McQuain</i> Hyer
Added by: Karen Brewer
Malinda <i>McQuain</i> Hyer
Added by: Kent
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- Karen Brewer
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