Harley Richard Golden, 1884 – 1971

Golden - Harley Richard - 1884 to 1871Harley Richard Golden was born 10 March 1884 at Mineral Bluff, Fannin, Georgia, and passed away 13 May 1971 at Hot House, Cherokee, North Carolina.

Parents:  Joseph Henry Golden (1858 Pickens, SC – 1896 Fannin, GA) and Emily C. Berry (1861 Gilmer, GA – 1939 Cherokee, NC).

On 14 March 1915 at Mineral Bluff, Fannin, Georgia, he married Cordelia Ballew (1878–1971).

Per some records they also married three years later on the same day, 14 Mar 1918, at Cherokee County, North Carolina.

There are no recorded children for this marriage and no children appear in any census records. However, family histories for Cordelia Ballew show that there may have been three children. Names and dates are not given in the histories.

Harley Richard - Aug 1963 with wife Cordelia standing out in a field
Aug 1963 – Hot House, Cherokee, North Carolina – Harley Richard Golden with wife Cordelia standing out in a field. Foto shared by Richard E. Wilson.


In the circa 1894 photo below, the older boy is Harley Richard Golden (1884 Fannin, GA – 1971 Cherokee, NC), and baby brother Joseph James Golden (1893 Fannin, GA – 1979 Polk, TN) with their grandmother Marcilla (Priscilla) Moore (1824 Georgia – 1912 Cherokee, NC).

Harley and Joseph James Golden 1894
1894 – Hot House, Cherokee, North Carolina – Harley and Joseph James Golden with their grandmother Marcilla (Priscilla) Moore. Foto shared by Mary Golden.

These are the sons of Joseph Henry Golden and Emily C. Berry.


Relationships: Joseph Henry Golden is my 2nd great uncle; Harley Richard Golden and baby brother Joseph James Golden are my first cousins, twice removed.

Joseph Henry Golden‘s father was Nathaniel Green Golden (1812 Pickens, SC – c1882 Cherokee, NC), and his mother was Arzella Moore (1825 Fannin, GA – 1886 Fannin, GA).

My great-great-grandparents were Nathaniel Green Golden and Arzella Moore.

Marcilla (Priscilla) Moore and Arzella Moore were first cousins. Marcilla’s father was Joseph Moore (1787-1850) … and Arzella was daughter of William S. Moore (1799-1880). Both were sons of Robert Burton “Burt” Moore.

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