Mini-Biographies – Our Goldens

There are individuals and families that offer hints about our family history, or that should be known but may not appear in direct-line account of family members.

Some of those biographied are related to me, some not, and some IDK.

Barbara Gouldman, mid-1500s, early 1600s

Barbara Gouldman, mid-1500s, early 1600s Barbara Gouldman is of interest because her name is ‘Barbara’ and ‘Gouldman’ and there is a mystery in early 1700s Virginia about a Barbara Goulden that may actually be a Barbara Gouldman. ~~~~~ Two Barbara Gouldmans are known to have existed, both in England. 1588 — Barbara Gouldman married Thomas

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Clara Anne Norfleet (1933-1997) graduates1951 – Weeksville, NC

Clara Anne Norfleet Born April 10, 1933 – Hickory, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia or Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Died April 12, 1997 – Woodbridge, Prince William County, Virginia Mother: Jacqueline Virginia Norfleet, 1912–1973 … formally adopted by grandparents Alvah Edison Norfleet Sr, 1888–1959, and Nannie Leigh Hines, 1889–1963, as a baby. Grandparents are listed as parents on birth certificate. Relationship: my mom and

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How We Became Gouldens. Maybe. Rains vs Gouldman in 1718

Rains vs Gouldman Estate, 1718 ~~~ Goulden is Result? The following is mostly fact and part theory. I have tried to clearly delineate between the two. This is an article in active research.  Have discovered a number of relevant legal documents in the Essex County archives … access will depend upon COVID-19 cooperating so that

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June Pyle Scroggins, 1931 CO – 2021 AR

June Pyle Scroggins, 1931 CO – 2021 AR Dorothy June Pyle Scroggins, 89, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, passed away on March 13, 2021. Born May 2, 1931, in Las Aminas, Colorado, to Wesley and Emma Ruth Pyle.  Preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Chris Beasley; and sister, Caroline. Survivors include sons, Kenny Scroggins (Julie),

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Keeling Replaced as Administrator of Capt Thomas Gouldman Estate, 1687

Capt Thomas Gouldman Estate, 1687, Keeling Replaced as Administrator June 1st, 1687 — The Old Rappahanock Court ordered Mary Warriner Keeling, widow of Edward Keeling to deliver every scrap of paper as they belong to the estate of Captain Thomas Gouldman: “…make true discovery and deliver up … all & every such papers bills & accts…”.

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Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Bridges Golden, 1879–1958

Golding / Golden / Goulding et al Family History on Facebook Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Bridges, 1879–1958 Born: October 25, 1879, Centerpoint, Monroe, Kentucky — 1880 is commonly listed as her birth year, even on official documents.  Mary Elizabeth is recorded in the 1880 census as an infant less than one year old. The census was

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Nicholas Martiau, LWT 1657, Freed Slaves

Nicholas Martiau, LWT 1657, Freed Slaves, Virginia Nicholas Martiau is my 11th grandfather. Nicholas Martiau, 1591–1657, married to Jane Elizabeth Berkeley (DeBerkely), 1593–1686. His last will and testament (LWT) dated 1 Mar 1656/7, proven and recorded 24 Apr 1657. No sons, names three daughters. Two negroes Phill: and Nicholas to be free. Land for their use

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Thomas Golden c1685 of Middlesex, Virginia Homepage A Probable History of the Golden Family of Newberry, South Carolina Since 1761 Updated 2024.04.14   The individuals below may appear in your DNA matches.   Thomas Golden of Middlesex County, Virginia began showing up in my DNA matches after numerous members of the Goare and Gore families took DNA tests. Matches with some

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William and Nellie Golden of Edgefield, South Carolina

Note: Extensive revamping of this page is necessary. YDNA testing from mid-2017 has allowed the confirmation of some prior theories (to include disproval) as to which Goldens in the region belonged to which families. We have also now been able to confirm within about five miles as to where William and Nellie Goulden lived. Documentary

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To find his, he collects and shares what he finds. His Pokemon strategy is to collect them all while finding his.

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