Malinda Jane Selvidge is the Daughter of John C.J. Selvidge who was married to Elizabeth Bryant. They last lived in Cleveland, Bradley Co, Tennessee.
Malinda Jane (Selvidge) and Rev. Benjamin Crownover Giddens were my Gr. Gr. Grandparents. They married in Bradley Co., Tn. on 22 March 1854 , by Rev. Wm. Clinton Daily , Methodist - Episcopal South Circuit Rider Preacher. Malinda was born on 25 Jan. 1834 in BradleyCo., Her parents moved the family to Bradley Co, shortly after it became a county, John C. J. Selvidge was a Gun Make ( Rifles ) with his wife Elizabeth BRyant . Malinda died on 16 Feb. 1907 -the Obit is as follows: Composed by Malinda's Husband Ben C. Giddens; Malinda J. Giddens , wife of Rev. B. C. Giddens was born in Bradley County , Tn. on January 25,1834 -Died Feb. 16, 1907 . Joined the church in her 13th year. Was a Member of the Church for 61 years. Was a Great Lover of Class Meetings . Ready always to tell how she loved God and His People .Was Married to B.C. Giddens March 22, 1854 . Survived by 3 brothers and two Sisters . Rev. J. B. Selvidge of Ky, Wm. Selvidge of Arkansas ; Squire Robert W. Selvidge of Cleveland , Tn. ; Mrs. Julia Jones of Cleveland , Tn., Mrs. Elizabeth Wolf of Chattanooga , Tn. She left three Sons and 1 daughter, ( not in obit, but I will name them -Julia A. Leonard, John Giddens ;Riley "Anderson" Giddens and Wm. W. Giddens ) . She died a happy and Triumphant Death.