Updated 2013.09.24 / Changes described below
Fleetwood Augustus Golden
Birth: 1875 (Newberry or Laurens County) South Carolina
Death: 1965 Burial: Liberty Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cross Hill, Laurens County, South Carolina (Find A Grave Memorial# 8247740)
DNA: Strongly matches (37 marker test) two other DNA tests that claim descent from William Golding (b.1704 d.1782). YSearch.org ID: 8QZY3
Married: Carrie A. Rawlinson AKA Rollinson in 1900; one son: James Richard Golden (1901–1997)
Married Katherine “Kate” Harris in 1922; no children.
Lived most of his adult life after age 25 in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
Fleetwood was living in the Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama area during 1918 when he registered for the World War I draft. On his registration, Fleetwood listed ‘Mrs. Sarah Ella Golden’ as his nearest kin, residing at 915 Alabama Avenue, Birmingham.
Who is ‘Mrs. Sarah Ella Golden’? Mother? Sister? Aunt? Undocumented wife? His wife at the time was ‘Carrie’, although he does not list Carrie as his next of kin. Carrie was living in the Atlanta area in 1920, along with her son James Richard Golden (18) and reported her status as widowed (both Carrie and Richard are listed in the 1920 census as ‘Gordon’). Carrie again listed herself as the widow of Fleetwood Golden in the 1940 Atlanta city directory (address H785 Piedmont Ave., NE).
2013.09.24 – Matches within 1 step two 37 marker DNA tests that claim descent from William Golding (b.1704 d.1782).