1866-1937 John Henry Hambright Golden
My father John Henry Golden, 1934-2001, is named after this John Henry (his grandfather); both being born on the 12th of September. My brother John Henry Golden, Jr. , 1960-2013+ (still living) was also born on September 12th.
John Henry or John Hambright Golden? It appears that ‘Henry’ was a nickname and ‘Hambright’ was his official middle name. Tennessee did not issue birth certificates until 1908 so there is no official documentation as to his actual real middle name. His middle name is shown differently throughout history depending upon how it was recorded at different times.
John H. Golden married Mary Elizabeth “Bestsy” Bridges (1879-1958) in 1896.
Together they had the following children:
- Joe D. Golden (1899-1971)
- Bessie W. Golden (1901-1987)
- Henry Roosevelt Golden (1904-1987)
— this is my line
- Founery Golden (1905-??)
- John Wesley Golden (1908-1966)
- Gladys Golden (1913-??)
- Myrtle Arzella Golden (1918-1980)
— ‘Arzella’ was the first name of her grandmother: Arzella Moore
John H. Golden passed on September 20th, 1937 and is buried at Moodys Chapel Cemetery in Altoona, Etowah County, Alabama.