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Now that my hair has turned to silver, and some silver to white, I have more time to do some things.

In a bit of good fortune I live now within a 90 minute drive of where John Golding (b.1635-1640) lived at Gloucester, Virginia and just one hour from where William Golding (1704-1782) lived at Orange in Orange County, Virginia before moving much of his family to South Carolina.

My family research started in the late 1970s but I quit in the late 1990s due to hitting a brick wall on identifying my grandfather Green Golden. Due to new tools, databases and much more information being available,  I renewed my family research as of April 2013 and have been ever so glad that I did.

I very much look forward to exchanging notes, thoughts,  and ideas on Goldings, Goldens, Gouldings (G-Folk) of all origins.

William David Golden

1956 until the coffee runs out

UPDATED 2017.03.25


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c1796, a young baby girl is born in Edgefield, South Carolina.
Her name appears to be Sarah Francis Golden and she married Peter Elijiah Funderburgh -- a well documented family in Edgefield -- The Funderburghs are well documented but Sarah Francis Golden not at all.
They had just one daughter before Sarah passed away in 1816: Mary Eveline Funderburgh, who married William Sampson Cotney (1812-1877), with them moving off to Daviston, Tallapoosa, Alabama.
>>> While there are tons of documentation for the Funderburghs, a German family, there is no documentary evidence for Sarah Francis Golden ... just family history, although no claim is made to her belonging to any specific Golden family in either the Funderburgh or Cotney family histories.
Got any clues about this Golden-Funderburgh family?

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Joseph Tyler Golden (Golding), 1851 AL – 1928 TX

BIRTH 27 JAN 1851 • Fayette, Alabama
DEATH 27 SEP 1928 • Indian Creek, Fannin, Texas
"Mr. Golden loved his home and seldom left it except when business or other urgent necessity demanded or required it, and then only long enough to meet that necessity."
>>> Joseph Tyler Golden was a g-g-grandson of William Golding (c1705-1782) and Elizabeth Foster (c1705-1775)
>> Married to, and had 15 children by Rebecca Jo Ellen Sutton Martin, 1864–1943

Joseph Whitfield Golden, 1819–1887
Cynthia Ann Merrit, 1816–1898


William Golding, 1772–1848
Jane Smith, 1783–1850


Richard Golding, 1744–1788
Susanna Wilmoth, 1744–1837

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Fathers Day 2017 -- Got pics and stories?

John Henry Golden (1934-2001) ... photo is of my father when he was just a wee lad in the hills of Alabama.
My father has always been an interesting character to me. He loved the beach, running away from Alabama at age 15 to go to Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Back in those days there were tougher truancy laws (in some places). The police picked him up, called his father, and Grandpa Henry Roosevelt Golden drove from Birmingham, Alabama to come fetch my father. Have made the drive to Birmingham myself. It is not a short drive. Was probably doubly and triple longer for my father.
>>> When I was six my family moved to Jacksonville, Florida and my father took us to the boardwalk and loved to tell the story and how he always pledged to come back one day. He did, too.
When my father turned of age he joined the Marines. Did a tour in Korea ... at the wrong moment. Not that they give you much choice. Someone decided that it was time for another war. He made it back to the states, decided he wanted to go to the beach while stationed in North Carolina ... in a USMC truck ... the truck got stuck, the tide came in, and my father went from Sergeant back down to Private.
My father taught me a lot about what to do in business, and what not to do. He could be brilliant with business ideas. Although ... although he had no patience for management and was not one to want to share that role. Over time he owned an auto dealership "Tiger Motors" from back when Toyotas were first sold in the USA, started several small construction companies, three local newspapers, ran a yacht company, had a dealership for a custom boat company, built steps for house trailers, started a custom-made vinyl windows company years before the idea caught on nationally, owned a pool company, and ... and I'm sure there were some other things.
He did all of this with an 8th grade education and a near lifelong subscription to Entrepreneur Magazine.

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Golden, Golding, Goulding et al Family HistoryA few pics from across time of John Henry Golden (1934-2001)

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Earl Raymond Williams IIAgnes Golden 1935-1966 the woman on right is my Grandmother the woman to the left my Mother Doris Gladys Williams Grandma Agnes is from Sheffield MA the Daughter of Chickasaw indian and Mahican Indian Agnes Golden Mother Josephine Johnson whom her Husband was where my Golden ancestry starts.. His name was Archie Briggs Golden son of Samuel Golden of fishkill Ny and Archie was born in pittsfield MA abt 1876 died in Springfield Massachusetts in 1979 we Believe that they were of Mahican and Irish decent Archie had hazel eyes and Carmel completion some census say Negro most say it.. but others say mulato? I have only seen one of the elder Golden's he was my Mother's uncle William Golden whom was a Carmel or reddish completion with deep blue eyes used to creep me out! Lol but these eyes run in my family my sons eyes are hazel and one other Brother Carlo whom was dark with fine wavey curly hair and was an artist he drew a picture of president Kennedy and won second place we was a still life artist so if these things run in your Golden ancestry​ we are Probably related?

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