In Fayette Co. (W)VA I found 1st a marriage for John GIGER andMalinda ROWSEY. md. 08-26-1841. By John Johnson. They evidently had (2) children before John died or maybe divorced. (I have not found him again in this area). 2nd marriage, John HUGHES md. Malinda GIGER 01-06-1848. By Andrew Dixon.
In the 1850 Nicholas Co. census; John HUGHES45, Malinda (ROWSEY)Giger40, Mary9, James6, Nancy8 months (this Nancy must be John HUGHES and Malinda's first child.
In 1860 Nicholas Co. census I find;John HUGHES50, Malinda40, Selina8, Mahala5, John Henry14 (ages are off for John and Malinda)
1870 U.S. Federal Census United States Census, 1870 for John Hughes Nicholas County Name: John Hughes Estimated Birth Year: 1807 Gender: MaleAge in 1870: 63y Color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, Indian): White Birthplace: West Virginia Home in 1870: West Virginia, United States Household Gender Age John Hughes M 63y Melinda Hughes F 45y Salina Hughes F 18y Mehila Hughes F 15y
In 1880 U.S. Federal Census Fayette County, West Virginia Falls, 9B
Foster, Wm. A. Self M Male W 28 WV Laborer WV VA Foster, Mahala Wife M Female W 23 WV Keeping Hou Foster, James K. Son S Male W 1 WV WV WVA Foster, James H. Brother S Male W 21 WV Laborer WV VA Hughes, Malinda mother-in-law W Female W 58 VA At Home VA VA Foster, Frank P. Brother S Male W 25 WV Laborer WV VA (26-18 in file)
1910 U.S. Federal CensusJefferson District, Nicholas County, West VirginiaMalinda Hughes 87 with daughter Mary E. (Kiger) Osborne and grandson Wyatt Osborne (111-13 in file)
Living next door to John and Malinda in 1860, there is;Kilburn/Kilbourn RAMSEY/Rousey/Rowsey 60, Cynthia30.This Kilborn Rowsey/Rousey was Malinda's father.
The Malinda Hughes you are referring to must be another Malinda, not Mary Kiger's mother.
Mary Kiger Osborne passed away at 82, 31 Oct 1925 at Spring Hill, WV.Her death was reported by Wyatt Osborne, her son.