Malinda and William T. Sayler were married in June 1858. The Crawfordsville Daily Journal reported Mrs. Sayler as "highly esteemed and a well known church member of the New Market Christian Church." Eight children were born to this union. In the 1880 census, six of their children live with them in Brown Township, Montgomery County, Indiana, and W.T. is listed as a farmer. Malinda (or as the back of the photograph stated "Aunt Lindy") lived until September 1927 reaching 84 years of age. W.T. ("Uncle Will") passed away in 1908; interment was held at the Indian Creek Cemetery. The photographer's name can be seen on the print, but unfortunately the year is not indicated.