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UPDATED 2016.01.30

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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


2013.09.21 – Began a series of redesigns to make info easier to find. Am rearranging lineage information to reflect new data that challenges several generations of parentage previously listed in my lineage: primarily whether  my descent is from William Golding (b.1704) and a complete rethink of William Leftridge Golding (b.1598).

2013.07.14 – I added links to DNA genetic genealogic history and created protolinks for information on our family history in the French & Indian War and Texas Independence.

2013.06.22 – Changed the current era of family history from ‘1640 to present’ to ‘1600 to present’. Land records show that John Golding was at Gloucester, Virginia in 1651. If he was born in 1635 then would be age 16, but he was born in 1640 then he would be 11. It is very unlikely that reference is being made to an 11 year old boy, and borderline doubtful that a 16 year old is being discussed, albeit possible. For that reason I consider it possible that the father of John Golding (1635 or 1640) is present; we know from baptismal records that John 1635 was born to a John and to a Joyce.

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3 Responses to My Family Tree and History

  1. On my website click on Monaville Homepage.. I am on Facebook as Michael Taylor-Charleston, WV Facebook address and from Monaville, WV live in Logan, WV as my profile.
    Michael Taylor, P O Box 183, Whitman, WV 25652

    My Galden, Galding connection is as follows:

    Descendants of Robert Marion Taylor

    Generation No. 1

    1. ROBERT MARION2 TAYLOR (THOMAS1) was born Dec 1824 in Washington Co., Va, and died Aft. Jun 1900. He married LUCINDA KATHERINE GAULDING(GALDON) Jul 1846 in Smythe Co, VA1, daughter of JOHN GAULDING and MARY. She was born Sep 1827 in Washington County, Tennessee.

    The 1850 Smyth Co, Virginia Census Lists:
    Robert M Taylor, age 24, carpenter, b Va
    Lucinda C Taylor, age 24, b Va
    Sarah A Taylor, age 3 b Va
    Charles Taylor, age 2 b Va

    CENSUS YR: 1850 TERRITORY: VA COUNTY: Smyth REEL NO: M432-976 PAGE NO: 181b
    REFERENCE: 8 August 1850 by L. H. Tate
    1 336 341 Galding William 17 M W Laborer VA
    2 336 341 Galding Theodore 13 M W VA
    3 336 341 Galding John M. 6 M W VA
    4 336 341 Galding James 4 M W VA
    5 336 341 Galding Camilla 2 F W VA
    6 337 342 Hancock John 19 M W Laborer VA X
    7 337 342 Hancock Jane 25 F W TN X
    8 338 343 Burgess Mitchell T. 25 M W Laborer VA X
    9 338 343 Burgess Martha A. 23 F W VA
    10 338 343 Burgess Frances 4/12 F W VA
    11 339 344 Taylor Robert M. 24 M W Carpenter VA
    12 339 344 Taylor Lucinda C. 24 F W VA
    13 339 344 Taylor Sarah A. 3 F W VA
    14 339 344 Taylor Charles 2 M W VA

    1860 Smyth County Virginia Census:
    Taylor, Robert M, 36
    Catherine, 33 (Golding)
    Sarah Anne, 13
    Charles G. 11,
    Elizabeth M, 9
    Joseph K, 7
    “Illegible” (Hamilton Scott)
    Robert T, 2

    The 1870 Smyth County Census listed Robert M. Taylor, 45, a worker in a plaster mine, and lived at Rich Valley township. He was an intelligent man, skilled in herbal doctoring.

    1880 Census Place: District 84, Rich Valley, Smyth, Virginia
    Source: FHL Film 1255390 National Archives Film T9-1390 Page 86A
    Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace
    Robt. M. TAYLOR Self M M W 50 VA
    Occ: Wagon Maker Fa: VA Mo: VA
    Kate TAYLOR Wife F M W 54 VA
    Occ: House Keeper Fa: VA Mo: VA
    Amanda TAYLOR Dau F S W 18 VA
    Fa: VA Mo: VA
    Jacob TAYLOR Son M S W 12 VA
    Occ: Laborer Fa: VA Mo: VA

  2. bill golding says:


    Don’t know if we are from the same branch of Golding’s or not. MY GRAND FATHER WAS PARLEY GOLDING(1883) son of Robert Golding. Lived at Mt.Airy,N.C. Had relatives in West Virginia. Several of my uncles spelled their last name GOLDEN. Have heard that we came from Glouchester, but don’t know how accurate this info is.

    Bill Golding

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