Biography - Malinda Provo
MRS. MALINDA PROVO, Jonesboro. This lady is the daughter of one of our old settlers. She was born January 9, 1816, in Robertson County, Tenn. Her grandfather, Charles Mcintosh, was born in Scotland and died in Tennessee. He and his son John, who is the father of our subject, were soldiers in the Revolutionary war. John Mcintosh married Mary Miller, who was the mother of seven children — Samuel, Hannah, Nancy A., Washington L., Mary J. and John J., deceased, and Malinda, who went to school in Jonesboro. She was married, March 25, 1834, to Mr. Pipkin, who died November 20, 1839. He is the father of Andrew J. Pipkin. Our subject was married a second time, November 29, 1844, to James J. Provo, a merchant of Jonesboro, who died in April, 1864. He was the father of five children — Jerome, born July 16, 1845, died February 15, 1861, at the battle of Fort Donelson; Ellen J., born December 22, 1846, former wife of Levi Davis, deceased; James J., born October 14, 1849, died December 12, 1873; Isabel born September 27, 1852, wife of William H. Ballard, she is the mother of Vada, who was born September 26, 1873; Byron, born July 16, 1854, died September 27, 1855. Mrs. Provo is a member of the Baptist Church.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, pages 108-109.