Henry Golden (1829-1886) and Sarah A Haynes Golden (1838-1915) of McCracken County, Kentucky

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The following is adapted from the Henry Golden memorial page at Findagrave.com by Tom Young.

Golden - Henry - 1829 to 1886
Photo by Pam H

Henry Golden

Birth: Apr. 4, 1829, Tennessee, USA
Death: May 20, 1886 McCracken County, Kentucky, USA

Paducah Daily News Obituary
Thursday, May 20, 1886
V16, #263, p2.


“This morning at 1 o’clock, at the family residence in this county, three miles east of Lovelaceville, Mr. Henry Golden breathed his last, after a year’s illness of consumption of the bowels, aged fifty-seven years. Mr. Golden was a native of Weakley county, Tennessee, but for the past twenty-five or thirty years has lived in this state, and in and about the section where he died. He was an excellent farmer and a most worthy gentleman and dies leaving a host of friends. A widow and five daughters and one son, the latter a Baptist minister in Indiana, are left to mourn his death and his absence. With them a large acquaintance deeply sympathize. The remains will be buried to-morrow forenoon at Ditney Hill church, in Graves county near the county line.”

Family links:
Sarah A Haynes Golden (1838 – 1915)

William C. Golden (1859 – aft 1935)
Allora Alice Golden (female, 1860 – aft 1935)
— It appears that William and Allora never married. Both lived together through 1935 in Florida.
Mary Thompson Golden Russell (1862 – 1922)
Sarah Elizabeth “Bettie” Golden Young (1864 – 1950)
Nicia Jane Golden Futrell (1866 – 1943)
Henry Frances Golden (1869 – 1887)

Gravestone Inscription:
Henry Golden
Aged 57 yrs. 1 mos. 16 das.

Note: The published cemetery book has an error. He died in May, not July.

Owens Chapel Cemetery
Graves County
Kentucky, USA

Findagrave Memorial Created by: Tom Young
Record added: Sep 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116532407

Notes by Bill Golden

Some genealogies list:

  • Henry’s middle name as ‘Alexander’.
  • Henry’s parents as Samuel Golden (1770-1857) and Lydia (1776-). This is probably not likely as both parents would have been 50+ at the time of Henry’s birth.
  • 1880 Census records should that the daughter “Betty” or “Bettie” born in 1864 is listed in the census as Sarah Elizabeth Golden.
  • 1860 Census: Allora A. Golden listed as Press Golden; Sarah Golden (mother) listed as Sallie Golden.