Slaves, Slave Owners and such

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Listing of slave owners and their location are shown alphabetically below by: last name, first name, year.

Slaves were counted in the 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, and 1860 census (bold means that those census records are included below).

In the 1860 census, as slavery came to nearing its close, there were 3,950,450 registered slaves. The purpose of this page is purely for genealogic research. No historical judgements are intended or made.

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How accurate are the slave schedules? I know of several instances where the count may be low by more than 50% (Stephen Norfleet, William B Gaulden/Goulden) — so there may be a number of slaves that are grossly unaccounted for within the schedules.

Numerous Gauldens, Goldens, Goldings, Gouldens/Gouldings, etc., came by their family name due to being slaves. For these GFolks, tracking their family history is already quite difficult. There may be clues however if they know something about their lives during slavery.

Documents with Update Info

The following records have info which needs to be added below.

1808 Slave Transport Records, Savannah, Georgia

Entries ordered by Last Name, First Name and year


Year Loc Owner Slave(s) Comments
Slave Owner
Year Where Owner Surname Slaves Locality
1658 Virginia

The General Assembly passed a law defining “What Persons are Tithable,” a “tithable” was a member of the potentially productive labor force: free caucasian males age sixteen or older plus “all negroes imported whether male or female, and Indian servants male or female however procured, being sixteen years of age” (Hening, Statutes at Large, 1:454-455)

These Tithe lists can be a good place to find the names of slaves and their owners.

1686 Barbados Gideon Golding Golding 8 St Lucy’s Parish, Barbados
One young male slave, named Baddue. One female slave named Bess, with six children.
1725 SC Peter Goulding 11 Dorchester, SC
Peter Goulding is listed in a census of St. George Parish, Dorchester, SC. His household has one male (himself), one woman, two children and 11 slaves (4 males, 3 women, 4 children).
1749 SC John  Golden  6 Camden, SC area

Already living in South Carolina, John Golden had a wife, two children and six slaves. Counting the slaves as settlers, he asked for 500 acres of land (50 acres/person) in Fredericksburgh, SC … which became Camden, SC circa 1758.

South Carolina turned him down, noting that the land was reserved for new settlers.

It is unknown what became of John Golden and family.

See John Goulding 1759 below. This Golden family could well be Gouldings.

 1750 VA William Golding 2 Orange Co., VA
26 Jul 1750, page 274 of tithables, William Golding had two slaves ‘a Negro Lad & Negro Girl’ … Jimmy was age 16 and Doll was age 12. It appears that William Golding and the slaves appeared before the Orange County Court and determination of the slave’s ages was of importance. No reason is given.

Based upon other cases mentioned, it may be that William Golding was required to pay taxes (tithes) for slaves, and these depended upon their age. 

Virginia 1658:  the General Assembly passed a law defining “What Persons are Tithable,” a “tithable” was a member of the potentially productive labor force: free caucasian males age sixteen or older plus “all negroes imported whether male or female, and Indian servants male or female however procured, being sixteen years of age” (Hening, Statutes at Large, 1:454-455)

1755 NY Thomas Golding 1 North Castle, NY
From an entry of 4 May 1755: “… Thomas Golding has one wench Named Elizabeth …” from a discussion of who owned slaves (1609292030)
1759 GA John Goulding 16 Midway, Liberty Co, GA
John Goulding asked for 300 acres of land so he could move his family of four and 16 slaves. // My belief is that he is related to Peter Goulding and the other Gouldings that settled at Midway, Georgia.
1777 SC William Golding 20 Ninety Six District (Abbeville), SC

Although he did not die until 1782, William Golding prepared his will in 1777. Within his will he names a number of slaves and to whom they will eventually go to. Doll, Lucy, Jack, Harry, and Hannah go to son John Golding. George, Joe, Cate go to son Reuben Golding. Jacob goes to son Anthony. Lankistor goes to son Richard. Callamy, Ben, Milley, Lett go to daughter Mary Golding Leonard. Wagoner and Lucy go to son William Jr. Jeni goes to daughter Milley Golden Griffin. Nancy goes to Sarah Golding Foster. Jane goes to daughter Elizabeth Golding Tinsley. Nan and Poss go to son Robert.

Many of these slaves probably began their lives in Orange County, Virginia which is where the Goldings came from in the early 1770s. The children of these slaves probably lived their lives in Louisiana and Mississippi when the Goldings (and related kin of Foster family) migrated westward by very early 1800s.

1780 VA William Golding 12 Albemarle, VA

Household Remarks: 10 Apr 1782, District No. 4: free males above 21: 1; slaves: 12; “No Nett[?] Cattle”: 14; “No Horses mares Colts & Mules”: 4; “No wheels for Riding Carriags”: 0; “No. Billiard Tables”: 0; “No Ordinary.

Source Document: Personal Property Tax Lists, 1782 [Virginia State Library]; Call Number: FHL Film 2024443; Page Number: 19; Family Number: 9

1806 PA John Goulding 1 Franklin TWP, Franklin County, PA
Owned “one bound boy named George Hunt” worth $100.
1808 USA Slave importation becomes illegal.
1810 SC Isabella Golding 12 Newberry, SC
Isabella was the wife of the late Anthony Golding, son of William Golding (1704-1882) and Elizabeth Foster (1704-1775), who moved with their families from Orange, Virginia to the Ninety Six District about 1771. Anthony passed away in late 1801, leaving slaves to Isabella and family members. Some slaves are named within the will.
1810 VA Jesse Gaulding 3 Prince Edward, VA
1812 USA

Slaves were counted in the census beginning in 1790, but not named. The 1850 and 1860 census provided a place for slave’s names to be listed but their name seldom was — although their age, sex and race (black or mulatto) was listed.

There are no known registers of slaves before 1812. The best place to find information about a slave before 1812 is in the private papers of the slave owner, or in records about the owner or his or her property. Papers might still be with the family or deposited in a local archive or library where the family lived or settled.

Wills would often name specific slaves to be passed to specific family members or to third parties.

1814 SC John Golden Jr Golden 1 Laurens, SC
John Golden Jr died intestate in 1814. No known family members. His property was inventoried and valued at $487 … $450 of that comes just from the value of one young slave named ‘Frank’. Frank is referred to as a ‘negro boy’ but chances are that Frank was older than 16 and less than 30. No information as to what happened to Frank. More info may be in the probate records at Laurens, SC.
1830 SC Christina Goulden 1 Charleston, SC
William (Wm) C. Oakley sold Christina Goulden a slave named Robert for $222 on 15 July 1830. Bill of Sale on file in my records and on Fold3.
1830 VA Elizabeth  Gaulding 8 Prince Edward, Virginia
1830 GA Mark (Jr.) Golden 7 District 269, Lincoln, Georgia

Per 1830 census, the Mark Golden family has 7 slaves. The ages of the Golden family are too young to be from the Mark Golden Sr family so this is probably Mark Golden Jr.

Slaves: 2 males under 10; 1 male between 10-23; 2 females under 10; 1 female between 10-23; 1 female between 24-35

1832 SC Reuben Golding 6 Newberry District, SC
Leaves one slave to each sibling. Slaves named.
1835 SC Robert Sr. Golding 11 Newberry District, SC
Within his will, he leaves slaves by the name of Edmond, John, Louise, Mary, Moses, Sucky (F), Winny (F), Judah (F) plus three children,
1836 Jamaica Jane Thompson Golden Golden 2 St Catherine, Jamaica
1849 VA Carter W. Gouldin 9 Hanover, VA
Carter W. Gouldin died intestate 1849 at his home at Goodlyhole Creek near Chickahominy Creek, Hanover, Virginia. He had 9 slaves and 200 acres. Names unknown.
1849  MS Elizabeth Malone Gaulden 24 Wilkinson County, MS
There were approximately 24 slaves that worked the Gaulden property. Ten slaves appear to have been directly owned by Elizabeth; they are named in her 1844 will, which was used when she died in 1849. Their names: Simon, Charlotte, Mary, Annette, Robert, William, Alfred, John, Jerry, and Anthony
1850 USA Registered slaves owned by families with the name of:
Galden  0
Gaudin 170
Gaulden 181
Gaulding 87
Golden 99
Goldin 15
Goulden 37
Golding 147
Gouldin 98
Goulding 25
A master list of slave schedules (census) is available on — will list by owner, location, etc., at later date. Find by searching for: Ancestry Slave Schedule
1850 GA First Name Unknown  Gaulden Baker, District 2, GA
1850 TX A.B. Golden 5 Bowie, District 8, TX
1850 NC Algias Golden 6 Surry, NC
1850 SC Anthony B. Golding 5 Laurens, SC
1850 SC A.F. (Anthony Foster) Golding 12 (29) Laurens, SC
The correct number is probably 29. Slaves are listed in two columns. The first lists A.F. Golding as the owner, totalling 12. The second column is a bit garbled … but appears to say ‘contd A F G’, which would total 29 from both columns and indicates that these additional slaves were contracted, or rented.
1850 AR Benjamin Golden 3 Clark, Greenville, AR
1850 VA Benjamin F Golden 1 Danville, Pittsylvania, VA
1850 MD Catherine Golden 9 Charles, MD
1850 GA Charles Golding 4 Lumpkin, Stewart, GA
1850 TN D. Golden 1 Weakley, TN
1850 LA E. Gaudin Ascension Parish, LA
Part 2 of the Schedule slave count is listed as ‘E. Gaudin’ rather than ‘Edouard Gaudin Sr.’
1850 LA Edouard Sr. Gaudin 61 Ascension Parish, LA

54 of 61 slaves are listed as ‘Filipino’. The schedule, to my eyes, appears to indicate that all slaves are black. Not sure why listed as Filipino.

Yet, there were Filipinos living in Louisiana.

How did Filipinos get to Louisiana? As it turns out, there were a large number of Filipinos that settled in Louisiana beginning around 1763. These were Filipinos that were pressed into naval service as either slaves or servants within the Spanish fleet that serviced the Spanish Empire. They escaped when they reached Mexico and somehow found their way to Louisiana. They would settle in the bayou and set up villages there.

How they came to be slaves on the Gaudin property is unknown … but they are documented as such in the 1850 Slave schedule for Edouard Gaudin and a nearby relative, Elphage Gaudin, who had three Filipino slaves.

Per the family history, the Gaudin family was originally from Quebec, Canada and relocated to Louisiana prior to 1771, with Edouard Goudin Sr being born in Louisiana in 1771, son of Joseph Gaudin and Genevieve Landry).

1850 VA Elizbeth Gouldin 2 Caroline, VA
1850 SC Elizabeth Golding 1 Newberry, SC
1850 NC Elizabeth Golden 2 Surry, NC
1850 VA Elizabeth Golden 1 Chesterfield, Upper District, VA
1850 VA Elizabeth and Harry Goulden Fluvanna, VA
1850 Census of Fluvanna County, Virginia: Elizabeth Goulden, age 70, and probable son Harry Goulden, age 48. Both listed as Black. Elizabeth and Harry were probably former slaves. Fluvanna is between Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia. There were a number of white Goulden families in nearby counties … SOURCE
1850 LA Elphage Gaudin 3 Ascension Parish, LA
Per Ancestry, all three of these slaves are also listed as ‘Filipino’.  The schedule, to my eyes, appears to indicate that these slaves are black. Not sure why the index lists as Filipino.
1850 AL Federick (Frederick?) Golden 3 Russell, AL
1850 GA Francis Golden 2 Muscogee, Columbus, GA
1850 LA/MS Frank Sr Gaulden Born a slave Louisiana
Frank Gaulden, Sr., born 1850 in Louisiana and Josephine Gardner, born 1852 in Mississippi had a son: Frank Gaulden, Jr born 1888 in Franklin County, Mississippi .
1850 VA Geo B. Gouldin 1 Lunenburg, VA
1850 TX H.H. Golden 1 Panola, TX
1850 VA Henry B. Goulden(son) 12 Caroline, VA
1850 TN Isabella Golding 2 District 4, Macon, TN
1850 LA J.B., Mrs. Gaudin 52 Ascension Parish, LA
1850 GA J.P. Gaulden 29 Decatur, GA
1850 VA James A. Goulden 15 King and Queen, Stratton Major Parrish, VA
1850 VA James T. Gouldin 2 Caroline, VA
44 slaves in 1860.
1850 AR Jenkins Goldin 1 Perry, AR
1850 LA Joachim Gaudin 12 Eastern District, St James, LA
1850 MO John Golding 1 District 16, Cass, MO
1850 SC John Golding 1 Newberry, SC
1850 VA John Gouldin 64 Caroline, VA
1850 MD John A. Golden 7 Charles, MD
1850 SC John F. Golding 17 Newberry, Newberry, SC
Had 17 slaves in 1860.
1850 SC John F. Golding 6 Laurens, SC
1850 VA John W. Gouldin 10 Caroline, VA
1850 SC Jno. Golden 2 Anderson, SC
1850 VA John B. Gaulden 13 Lunenburg, VA
1850 MS John R. Golding 7 Western Division, Choctaw, MS
1850 MO John S. Gaulden 2 Saline, District 90, MO
1850 MO John (S.) Gauldin 2 Saline, District 90, MO
1850 FL John W. Goldwin 8 Gadsden, FL
1850 VA Jno. B. (Johnathan B) Gauldin 14 Lunenburg, VA
1850 MO Joseph Gauldin
12 Saline, District 90, MO
1850 AL Leburn (probably Seaborn Golden, son of Mark Golden, Sr.) Golden 3 Township 21, Tallapoosa, AL
1850 TX Maev, probably Mace  Golden 1 Panola, TX
Owns six slaves in 1860.
1850 SC Margaret Golding 22 Newberry, SC
1850 MO Martha Gaulden 5 Lafayette, District 46, MO
1850 GA Mary Golding 2 District 13, Chatham, GA
1850 VA Mary Gouldin 6 Caroline, VA
1850 LA Michel Gaudin 3 Eastern District, St James, LA
1850 GA P. Gaulden 37 Decatur, GA
1850 LA Raphael Gaudin 8 Eastern District, St James, LA
1850 SC Reuben G. Golding 1 Abbeville, SC
1850 SC Richard Golding 18 Laurens, SC
1850 TX Richd (Richard) Golden 13 Panola, TX
Owns 28 slaves in 1860.
1850 NC R.D. Golding 16 Germanton, Stokes, NC
Had 22 slaves in 1860.
1850 TN S. Golden 3 Weakley, TN
1850 AL S. Goldin 1 Madison, AL
1850 AR S.H. Golden 2 Izard, AR
1850 NC S.W. Gaulden 22 Rockingham, Eastern District, NC
1850 SC S.Y. Golding 1 Edgefield, SC
1850 LA Saml (Samuel) Gaulden 1 East Feliciana, LA
1850 VA Samuel Gaulden 4 Southern District, Pittsylvania, VA
1850 TN Solomon Goulden 4 Henderson, District 11, TN
1850 VA Samuel Golden 1 Chesterfield, Upper District, VA
1850 AL Seburn (Probably Seaborn Golden, son of Mark Golden, Sr.) Golden 3 Talapoosa, AL
1850 AR Shirley Goldin 1 Perry, AR
1850 VA Silas Goulding 21 Washington, Westmoreland, VA
Lived near to Henry T. Garnett so this is probably a Gouldin descendant … the Battle at ‘Garnett and Golding Farm’ is a misnomer as the farm belonged to a Gouldin.
1850 VA Simon Goulden 18 Hanover, West District, VA
1850 KY Stephen Golden 6 Knox, KY
1850 MS Thos (Thomas) Gauldin 9 Wilkinson, MS
1850 TN Thos (Thomas) Golding 11 District 3, Lauderdale, TN
1850 MS Thomas W. Golding 37 Lowndes, MS
Had 67 slaves in 1860.
1850 VA Thomas W. Golden (Gouldin) 13 Caroline, VA
1850 VA Thomas … aka Thomas Golding Golden 3 Prince William, VA
Thomas Golding ran ‘The Missouri Mill’ in Dumfries, Virginia which is in Prince William County. One of the slaves was named George Posey, who ran away in 1851.
1850 LA Valentin Gaudin 16 Eastern District, St James, LA
1850 AL Wm (William) Goldin 12 Madison, AL
1850 NC William Goldin or
3 Forsyth, NC
1850 AL William Golden 17 Russell, AL
1850 VA William Goulding 3 Richmond, Henrico, VA
1850 GA William B(oatner), aka William Gaulden Goulden
17 Liberty, GA
1850 GA William E. (probably William B.) Gaulden
17 District 16, Liberty, GA
1850 LA William E. Gaulden 6 Catahoula, LA
1851 VA Thomas … aka Thomas Golden Golding 1(3) ‘Missouri Mills’, Prince William, VA
Had male slave by name of George Posey. In the 1850 Slave Schedule, was listed as Thomas Golden — owner of three slaves.
1856 SC A.F. (Anthony Foster) Golding 3 Spartanburg, SC
A F Golding - Anthony Foster Golding
1860 LA First Name Unknown  Gaudin  ? Ascension Parish, LA
1860 LA First Name Unknown  Gaudin  ? St. Landry Parish, LA
1860 MS First Name Unknown  Golding ? Lowndes Co., MS
1860 VA A Gouldin 1 Caroline, VA
Entry marked “Hired of A. Gouldin”. The prior entry would appear to indicate that the hire was made by Wade A. Thorton.
1860 GA A.M., Mrs Goulding 3 Columbus, Muscogee, GA
1860 MS Alexander Golden 10 Leake, MS
1860 MS Anthony Golding 1 Pontotoc, MS
Same as Anthony Golding of 1850 in SC. Goldings moved almost en masse to Mississippi.
1860 AR B. Golden 7 Greenville township, Clark, AR
1860 MO Benjm M. Gauldin 7 Jefferson, Saline, MO
1860 AR Benjamin Golden 1 Greenville township, Clark, AR
1860 VA Benjamen Goldin 1 South District, Pittsylvania, VA
1860 SC C.M. Golding 25 Laurens, SC
1860 GA C.S. Gaulden 35 Brooks, GA
1860 DC Catherine Golden 1 Washington Ward 7, Washington DC
1860 KY Catherine Golden 1 Division 1, Madison, KY
1860 GA Charles Goulding 2 Savannah City District 3, Chatham, GA
1860 LA Charles Gaudin 2 Jefferson, LA
1860 GA Charles I. Gaulden 11 District 23, Stewart, GA
1860 LA Celeste Gaudin 7 Left Bank District 1, St James, LA
1860 NC Donathan (Johnathan?) Golding 1 Dobson, Hotell, and Nixon, Surry, NC
1860 VA Drury E. Gauldin 12 Lunenburg, VA
1860 VA E. Gauldin 1 St Pauls, Hanover, VA
1860 LA Edoird Gaudin 96 St Landry, LA
1860 LA Edward 87 Ward 4, Ascension, LA
1860 GA Elizah Golden 2 Haralson, GA
1860 GA Ervin R. Gouldin 13 Geneva, Talbot, GA
1860 VA F. Gouldin 1 Caroline, VA
One slave is marked as Hired of F. Gouldin
1860 GA F.R. Goulding 17 Darien, McIntosh, GA
This is probably the Rev Francis Robert Goulding, and is a different property than the one listed below as belonging to the Rev Francis Robert Goulding.
1860 KY Fielden Golden 2 Division 1, Madison, KY
Fielden Golden is listed just before Harrison Golden, who also owned 2 slaves, both very young childen, age 2 and 4.
1860 MS Foster Golding 2 Township 21, Choctaw, MS
1860 GA Francis Robert, Rev Goulding 18 Derien, McIntosh Co, GA
See F.R. Goulding above. This listing is probaly a second property with a different set of slaves: 9 males, 9 females. Names unknown.
1860 MS Franklin Golding ? / 4 Township 21, Choctaw, MS

Franklin is listed in the index but does not appear on the page. However, P.R. Golding does appear on the page and it notes that P.R. Golding “+ one other” appears to own the 21 slaves listed.

Franklin is also listed on another page, owning 4 slaves at Township 21, Choctaw, MS.

Franklin resides next to John Golding, and both live not far away from Foster Golding — approximately eight farms or residences over.

1860 DC Francis Golden 1 Washington Ward 7, Washington DC
1860 MO Emly Golden 1 Glaize township, Miller, MO
1860 TX F.L. Golden 2 Subdivision 12, Hays, TX
1860 GA Gelly Golden 1 Cutt Off, Marion, GA
In fine script is what appears to be ‘Esq estate Shelton own’ … which may mean that Gelly Golden was a lawyer and has ownership due to estate liquidation for a recently past Shelton family member.
1860 GA George Goldin 2 Columbus, Muscogee, GA
1860 KY Harrison Golden Division 1, Madison, KY
Harrison Golden has 2 slaves, both very young childen, age 2 and 4. He is listed just after  is listed just after Fielden Golden who also has two slaves.
1860 I.W. Gouldin Caroline, VA
One slave is marked as ‘Hired of I.W. Gouldin’
1860 VA J Gouldin 2 Caroline, VA
Two slaves are marked as ‘Hired of J Gouldin’
1860 MO J. Golden 0-5 Richmond, Ray, MO
There are 5 entries for J. Golden but it appears that all but one is marked out.
1860 LA J. Gaudin 2 Jefferson, LA
1860 VA J.C. Gauldin 1 St Pauls, Hanover, VA
1860 TN J.H. Golden 4 Civil District No 19, Henderson, TN
1860 LA J.M. Gauden 9 East Baton Rouge, LA
1860 VA J.M. Gouldin 1 Caroline, VA
Entry marked ‘Hired of J.M. Gouldin to Miller’
1860 VA Jabez S. Gouldin 2 North District, Pittsylvania, VA
1860 SC Jas. Golding 1 York, SC
1860 GA James Golden 1 White Bluff, Chatham, GA
1860 VA James T. Gouldin 44 Caroline, VA
James T. Gouldin is noted as an ‘Agent’, which usually implies that he facilitated the hiring out of slaves. Had two slaves in 1850.
1860 AL John Gaudin 1 Mobile City Ward 6, Mobile, AL
1860 MD John Golden 19 Hill Top, Charles,  MD
1860 NC John Golden 1 Northern Division, Rockingham, NC
There is a note that appears to say ‘J.C. Carter Heir, John Golden minor owner’. The slave is a young male, age 11 … perhaps meant to grow up with John Golden … as his personal servant?
1860 VA John Gouldin 77 Caroline, VA

One slave is marked ‘Hires of John Gouldin’ by Thomas Gouldin …. and there are 76 slaves listed as owned by John Gouldin.

It would appear that John lives next to Thomas Gouldin, who also owns slaves.

1860 SC John Golden 2 Newberry, Newberry, SC
1860 SC John Golden 5 Regiment 42, Anderson, SC
1860 SC John Goldin 10 Newberry, Newberry, SC
1860 SC John F. Golding 17 Newberry, Newberry, SC
Had 17 slaves in 1850.
1860 FL John H. Gaulden 7 Hamilton, FL
1860 LA John J. Golden 1 Natchitoches, LA
1860 NC John L. Goldin 2 Northern Division, Rockingham, NC
1860 GA John P. Goulden 62 Bainbridge, Decatur, GA
1860 MO John W. Gaulden 4 Grand Pass, Saline, MO
1860 VA John W. Gouldin 2 Caroline, VA
1860 MO Josiah Gaulden 19 Miami, Saline, MO
1860 VA Jno. B. Gauldin 12 Lunenburg, VA
1860 SC Jno N. Golding 6 Laurens, SC
1860 VA Jno. R. Gauldin 8 Lunenburg, VA
1860 VA Julia Gouldin 3 Caroline, VA
1860 AL Lavina Goldin 5 Beat 6, Tallapoosa, AL
1860 LA Leon Gaudin 3 Ward 1, Ascension, LA
1860 TX Levi Golden 16 Beat 6, Cass, TX
1860 VA Limon Gouldin 4 Caroline, VA
1860 SC M. Golding 12 Newberry, Newberry, SC
Am unable to make out what the first name is. May be Mark or Ma. M or Mr M or Mrs M — see below. M Golding
1860 TN M.D. Golden 5 Civil District No 17, Weakley, TN
1860 TX Mace B. Golden 6 Beat 1, Panola, TX
Mace and Richd (Ritchard) Golden live next to one another in 1860. Owned one slave in 1850.
1860 VA Malisa Gauldin 1 South District, Pittsylvania, VA
1860 AL Martha A. Goldin 1 Beat 6, Tallapoosa, AL
1860 AL Mary Golden 2 District No 1, Madison, AL
1860 MO Marton A. Gaulden 7 Marshall, Saline, MO
1850 MS Mathew Golden 9 Wilkinson, MS
1860 NC Moody Golding 7 Dobson, Surry, NC
1860 TN P.A. Golden 1 Civil District No 13, Weakley, TN
1860 GA P.A. Goldin 4 Cooks, Fulton, GA
1860 MS P.R. Golding 21 Township 20, Choctaw, MS
1860 MS Patrick Golden 2 Vicksburg, Warren, MS
1860 LA Padfny Gaudin 6 Left Bank District 4, St James, LA
1860 NC R.D. Golding 22 Stokes, NC
Had 16 slaves in 1850.
1860 TX R.G. Goulden 9 Montgomery, TX
1860 LA R.H. Gaulden 8 Wilkinson, MS
1860 SC Richard Golding 36 Pontotoc, MS
This is probably the same Richard Golding as was in Laurens SC in 1850.
1860 TX Richd (Richard) Golden 28 Beat 1, Panola, TX
Two of the slaves are age 1 in 1860, both are female and listed as twins. Owned 13 slaves in 1850.
1860 VA Robert R. Gouldin 4 Caroline, VA
1860 AL S. Golden 3 District No 1, Madison, AL
1860 VA S. (probably Silas Gouldin) Goulding 39 Eastern District, Westmoreland, VA
1860 SC Sarah Golding 1 Newberry, Newberry, SC
1860 LA Silvana Gaudin 7 Ward 1, Ascension Parish, LA
1860 VA Simon Gouldin 14 Eastern Division, Henrico, VA
1860 GA Susan Golding 11 Athens, Clarke, GA
1860 GA Thomas Golden 1 Brunswick, Glynn, GA
1860 GA Thomas Goulden 6 District 21, Stewart, GA
1860 VA Thomas Gouldin 23 Caroline, VA
Immediately following is a listing of slaves hired and/or owned by John Gouldin.
1860 AL Thomas B. Golden 6 Southern Division, Russell, AL
1860 MS Thomas W. Golding 67 Lowndes, MS
Had 37 slaves in 1850.
1850 VA Thos W. (Thomas) Gouldin 13 Caroline, VA
1860 LA Valentin Gaudin 16 Left Bank District 1, St James, LA
1860 AR W. Golden 1 Colbath township, Clark, AR
1860 VA W. Gouldin 1 Caroline, VA
One slave noted as ‘Hired of W. Gouldin’.
1860 MS W.B. Gauldin 16 De Soto, MS
1860 VA W.L. Goldin ? Richmond Ward 2, Henrico, VA
1860 VA William Goulding 1 Richmond Ward 2, Henrico, VA
1860 AL William Goldin 11 Beat 7, Tallapoosa, AL
1860 GA William B. Gaulden 96 District 17, Liberty, GA
1860 GA William Boatner Gaulden aka William B. Goulden Gaulden
 113 Liberty County, GA (1609252025)
Most commonly known as William B. Goulden. Played a unique political role in advocating for the restart of the slave importation trade.
In 1870 census, there were five Gaulden former slave families living in Liberty County, and 11 living elsewhere in Georgia  (1609252025).Known to have multiple plantations and claimed at one time to have as many as 600 slaves.
1860 LA W.E. (Probably William E.) Gaulden 12 Pine Woods, Catahoula, LA

Lived next to J. G. Taliafero. Probably migrated from South Carolina together.

The Taliafero family probably originated in Virginia, in the Caroline and Orange County areas. They migrated to South Carolina and the GA-SC-TN Appalachian area in the 1770s. They were close kin with the Goldings. These Gauldens may be Goldings.

1860 FL William J. Gauldin 17 Concord, Gadsden, FL
1860 FL William R. Gauldin 5 Lake City, Columbia, FL
1860 LA Wm Raphael (see Raphael Gaudin) Gaudin 4 Left Bank District 4, St James, LA

While many people think of slavery as being a southern phenomena, slaves were also owned in the North and in the western USA as late as 1850-1859.

Map - Slavery - Year of Abolition
Map Source: Daily Mail, UK
Map - Slavery 13 Original States
Source History

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