AfriGeneas States Research Forum
[SC] Malinda J Holden (Gaston)
My family has big mystery, on my maternal side my great grandmother Malinda Holden,never knew her biological parents. She was raised by a white family by the name of (Gaston), she was born around 1899 or 1900. in Pickens South Carolina,some family might have been in North Carolina also.She died in 1975,in Detroitshe took the last name Gaston.She was allowed to attend school but wasn't allowed to play withother blacks because she was told she was 'better" than them. She was just told she was with the family from the age of two,she doesn't know if her mom died, or what,or how she came to be with the white family,she lived with the white Gaston family until she became an adult and married Mack Holden,and took the married name Holden.Mack Holden was born in 1880. He and Malinda had daughters, Mary Holden, Lela Mackie Holden, Annie Holden, Frances Holden,and Sue Ellen Holden.