TEXAS / Panola County Goldens
The Mt Zion Cemetery was originally part of a tract owned by pioneer area settlers Richard and Polly Golden. They later gave it to their daughter Elizabeth and her husband Cornelius Crenshaw. Who buried a son here in the 1840’s. They deeded the property to trustees of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church and cemetery in 1850. Additional land, conveyed to the local farmers’ grange in 1875, was included when the group disbanded, still in use, the burial ground contains the graves of many leaders of Panola County and veterans of American military service.
Richard Melton Golden
Birth 25 Feb 1792 in Lincoln Co, Georgia
Death 25 Dec 1872 in Panola, Texas
Mary “Polly” Higgins
Birth 4 Jun 1791 in North Carolina
Death 1879 in Panola County, Texas
>> The Goldens married in 1818 in Blount County, Alabama and migrated to Texas at some time after 1832, when their last child Dorcas Irene “Rena” Golden was born in Blount County.
- Lucinda GOLDEN (1819 – 1852)
- Elizabeth Louise Golden (1823 – 1877)
- Leona Golden (1824 – 1865)
- Mary Jane Golden (1825 – 1864)
- Mace B Golden (1827 – 1860)
- Katherine Golden (1828 – 1865)
- Henry H Golden (1829 – 1855)
- Dorcas Irene “Rena” Golden (1832 – 1871)
Richard Melton Golden is the son of:
William M. Golden
Birth 25 Apr 1776 in Pittsylvania, Virginia
Death 20 Oct 1852 in Hurricane Valley, Madison, Alabama
Mary Elizabeth Polly Turner
Birth 19 Mar 1776 in Halifax, Pittsylvania, Virginia
Death 27 Aug 1860 in New Market, Madison, Alabama
This family tracks back to John Golding and Elizabeth Ripley of Gloucester, Virginia, 1651.
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