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Abraham Goulden / Goulding (1791-1870)

Golding / Golden / Goulding et al Family History on Facebook Abraham Goulden was born about 1791 in Edgefield County, South Carolina, in what is now Saluda County, probably in the Beaverdam area which is where his parents lived. YDNA Testing: A male Golden descendant has been tested at the 37 marker level. Parents: William … Read more…

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1822 Nathaniel Golding (Golden) et al ask release as Keowee Road Commissioners

Golding / Golden / Goulding et al Family History on Facebook Nathaniel Greene “Green” Goulden (Golding/Golden) was born approximately 1783 to William and Nellie Goulden of Edgefield, South Carolina). When Nathaniel passed is unknown, but it would be after 1821. The document below may actually offer a hint as to his health — by absence … Read more…

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Arriving in America – Who, When, Where – 1607 to 1699

Golding/Golden/Goulding Family et al History on Facebook Immigrant Arrivals After 1699 There are obvious challenges to documenting when someone immigrated first to America, and to whom they are related. An even harder challenge is sorting through two or more family lines of Goldings, both originating in the same very small village at Dunston, Lincolnshire, England. … Read more…

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South Carolina Goldens, Goldings, Gouldings et al, 1672-1840

Golding / Golden / Goulding et al Family History on Facebook Learning more about early South Carolina (1620-1820) is a very special, personal project for me as I try to unravel (or reveal) the families that are connected to my own, beginning with: Origin of Thomas Golden who settled at Newberry in 1763 Origin of … Read more…

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Sarah Emily Golden, 1835–1881

Golding / Golden / Goulding et al Family History on Facebook Sarah Emily Golden was born at some time between late 1834 and in 1837. Almost all family researchers agree that her parents were Isaac Golden and Ruth Sheehan. However, numerous Golden family histories still list her father as being Isaac, the son of Richard … Read more…

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Charles Lane Golden, 1866-1934

Golding / Golden / Goulding et al Family History on Facebook Charles Lane Golden, “Charley”, was the grandson of Isaac Golden (1785 – 1860) and Ruth Sheehan (), and great-grandson of William and Nellie Golden. Parents: William Harvey Golden (1811 – 1881) and  Elizabeth C Murphy (1821–1867). He was married to Melissa A. Watley of Pike, Georgia, with … Read more…

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Isaac Golden and Ruth Sheehan of South Carolina

Golding/Golden/Goulding et al Family History on Facebook Isaac Golden (c1785 SC-c1860 GA) was the son of William and Nellie Goulden. Isaac and Ruth Sheehan (c1774-c1860) married about 1810 and had the following children: William Harvey Golden (1811–1900) —- Married: Elizabeth Manderson Children: —- Andrew J Golden (1850 – 1918) —- Eramus Zeruleus Franklin “EZF” Golden (1853 … Read more…

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Samuel Golden and the Funderburghs — 1810 Edgefield, SC Census

Golding / Golden / Goulding et al Family History on Facebook Samuel Golden in the 1810 census for Edgefield County, SC — and the Funderburghs! Samuel Golden‘s household consists of three boys under the age of 10 (James, Henry, ???) and two girls (Elizabeth, ???) under the age of 10. Both Samuel and his wife … Read more…

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Senator Addison Mitchell “Mitch” McConnell – 7th Cousin

Golding / Golden / Goulding et al Family History on Facebook Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is a cousin going seven generations back. Below is how our current McConnell and Golden families are related to each other. Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr (1942 – ) 7th cousin 2x removed Addison Mitchell McConnell Sr (1912 – 1990) … Read more…

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YDNA Profile of William Golding (c1704 VA -1782 SC) husband to Elizabeth Foster (c1704 VA – 1775 SC)

Golding / Golden / Goulding et al Family History on Facebook YDNA Profile of William Golding (c1704 VA -1782 SC) husband to Elizabeth Foster (c1704 VA – 1775 SC)   There are four known documented descendents of William Golding, born c1704 at Essex, Virginia, married to Elizabeth Foster that have taken YDNA tests. The 12 … Read more…

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