William Franklin “Frank” Golden, 1844 NC – 1926 TN

William Franklin "Frank" Golden
William Franklin “Frank” Golden
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William Franklin Golden
Birth 4 May 1844 in North Carolina
Death 16 Jan 1926 in Anderson County, Tennessee

His birthplace has been variously reported as being in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. All three locations within those three states sit at the nexus of where the three state’s borders connect.

Relationship: My 1st cousin 3x removed.

Parents:  Joseph James Golden (this line is YDNA-tested), 1818 – 1900, and Elizabeth Ann “Betsy” Wilson, 1822 – 1881. His grandparents are Nathaniel Greene “Green” Golden Sr, 
1783 – 1846, and Rachel Isabella Morgan, 1788 – 1850.

Nancy Ann Foust
Nancy Ann Foust
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Marriage: Married Nancy Jane Foust, 1850 – 1919, in 1868. It is not recorded where they married.

Children:

  • Moss E Golden, 1868 – ?? (Is Moss E. the same as Moss Alexander Golden?)
  • Moss Alexander Golden, 1870 – 1920
  • James Christopher Golden, 1872 – 1928
  • Joseph Charles “Charlie” Golden, 1874 – 1959
  • Susan Jane Golden, 1876 – 1939
  • William Calvin Golden, 1877 – 1941
  • Robert Percimian Windfield H. Golden, 1878 – 1964
  • Starla Golden, 1887 – 1902
  • Nancy Elizabeth “Etta” Golden, 1889 – 1910
  • John Emory Golden, 1891 – 1978
  • Lillie Bernette “Brudie” Golden, 1896 – 1993

Military Service:

William F. Golden enlisted on 2 Oct 1863 as a Private at Jackson County, North Carolina in Company B, North Carolina 25th Infantry Regiment. Completed several weeks of training and formally began service on 28 Oct 1863. Sources: North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster.

It would appear that William’s military career was shortlived when he became a prisoner of war (POW). When and for how long he was a POW is not known;  records offer almost no information other than which military unit he belonged to: 25 NC Regt.

The 25th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry [ formerly the 15th Volunteers]  was assembled at Camp Patton, Asheville, North Carolina, in August, 1861. Many were disabled at Sayler’s Creek. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House  on 9 April 1865.

Jackson County, North Carolina
Resizable Map of Jackson County, NCThis is Nathaniel Green Golden’s World

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