Obituaries – Golden, Golding, Goulden et al

Obituaries … GOLDEN — Barbara Jean Golden Sheaffer, 86, of Spelter, West Virginia, passed away in the early morning on 30 Apr 2021 surrounded by family. Born in Clarksburg, WV on 11 Apr 1935, a daughter of the late Berthuel and Ella Monroe Golden … Preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Albert … Read more

Golden and Goldings as Quakers

Golden and Goldings as Quakers Suspect your Goldens of being a Quaker? … Quakers kept amazingly detailed records about their members and their families. Chances are that your ‘Golden’ was not a Quaker … records are available that indicate some few Goldens were Quakers from 1729 onward … these Goldens lived mostly in Pennsylvania and … Read more

Were Gouldmans once Goldings?

Were Gouldmans once Goldings? Gouldman is not a common name. Even today, the name is very rare in the UK and Ireland. Per census records, the Gouldman name exists today in just four counties. For the Virginia Gouldmans to have an original immigrant from the UK or Ireland, then the preceding two generations of Gouldmans … Read more

Keelings Arriving in Americas

Keelings Arriving in Americas The following Keelings arrived in North America or the Caribbean before 1700. If you have information on specific individuals then please share. LWT = Last Will and Testament Year Name ArrivedWhere Ship 1628 Thomas Keeling Virginia “Hopewell”   This Thomas Keeling would arrive (probably) at Jamestown, and by Nov 1628 claim … Read more

Edward Keeling c1640-1687 not the son of Thomas Keeling and Anne Thorowgood

Edward Keeling c1640-1687 not the son of Thomas Keeling and Anne Thorowgood Keelings and Gouldmans — Close Gouldman family associate and godparent to Gouldman son, husband of Mary Wariner: Edward Keeling of Essex County, Virginia, c1640-1687 is NOT the son of Thomas Keeling 1608–1664 and Anne Thorowgood Keeling Bray 1618–1683 despite many online genealogies claiming … Read more

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 through spring 2021. Looks for updates.  Have discovered a number of relevant legal documents in the Essex County archives … access will … Read more