Parents of both Valentine and Rachel have not yet been identified. One undocumented source lists his parents as being David Golden and Elizabeth Hambrick. His birth is listed as 1797. (1)
Valentine was born about 1801 in New York. While some genealogies list Valentine as dying on 21 Mar 1852 at East Meadow, Nassau, New York, there is a Valentine Golden listed in 1860 as residing at 14 W. Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.
Am now looking to see if I can find some formal documentary source.
The Valentine Golden family appears in the 1830, 1840 and 1850 census for Queens, NY — although names of family members are only given for the 1850 census.
Below is the entry for the 1850 census in which the family was recorded as ‘Golder’. It seems to be relatively common for Goldens intermarried with Dutch families in the area to go back and forth between the use of Golden and Golder.
Valentine Golder 49 — Occupation: Carpenter; an unsourced claim is that a Valentine Golden was a Masonic Order member circa 1836.
Rachel Golder 42
Charles Golder 18
Andrew Golder 19
David Golder 14
Cornelia Golder 12
Oliver Golder 10
George Golder 8
Catherine Golder 6
James Golder 4
Elbert Golder 2
The oldest child of Valentine and Rachel was not listed in the 1850 census as she married about 1845: Julia Frances Golden, born June 27, 1827 Hempstead, Queens, died November 30, 1907 NYC, married ca 1845, Seaman Raynor, born 1819 Raynortown, Queens, died December 13, 1863.
(1) Original data: Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting, 2003.