Abraham Golden, 1790-1870

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Abraham Golden

Father: William Golden (b.bef 1770 probably in South Carolina or Virginia), Mother: Unknown

Married 1st: Barbara Plymale (1810 – 1853), married 1843
Married 2nd: Barbre … or was this also Barbara Plymale? See 1860 census.

1850 – The 1850 census shows that he was 60 (b.1790 SC), his wife was Barbara and he was the father of four young children:  David 11, Hyram 6, Susan 4 and Abraham 3.

1860 – Abraham appears in the census again with occupation of ‘laborer’. A ‘Barbre’ is listed as his wife, although supposed his wife Barbara Plymale died between 1851-1853. The age given for Barbre in the census is 24 years younger than Abraham. Barbara Plymale would have been twenty years younger. Did Barbara Plymale die between 1851-1853 … or was this maybe 1861-63?

1862 – Abraham Junior is rostered as a member of Company “D”, 10th Battalion, Georgia Infantry (Confederate), Rank In/Out: Private // NARA Film Number: M226 roll 23

Did Abraham have a first wife? My guess is yes and that he is probably father to James Jeremiah Golden (b.1813), who served with his three sons in the war: James Jeremiah Jr., George and William. We know that James Jeramiah’s father was named Abraham and Jeramiah’s birth year is appropriate for a young Abraham to marry and to have a child.

10th Infantry Battalion [also called 3rd Battalion] was formed at Americus, Georgia, during the summer of 1862. Its five companies were made up of men from Macon and Sumter counties. The unit served on the Georgia coast, then guarded prisoners and stores at Macon. In November it moved to Virginia and, assigned to the Department of Richmond, was again given the job of guarding prisoners. Early in 1864 it was stationed in North Carolina and in the spring returned to Virginia. Assigned to A.R. Wright’s and Sorrell’s Brigade, the battalion fought at Cold Harbor, saw action in the entrenchments south of the James River, and was involved in the Appomattox Campaign. There were many disabled at Sayler’s Creek, and it surrendered with 4 officers and 155 men. Majors J.D. Frederick and John E. Rylander were in command.