William Golden, born about 1750

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A Probable History of the Golden Family
of Newberry, South Carolina Since 1761

Updated 2022.05.01

Golden Genealogy and Family History

 

William Golden, born about 1750, place unknown. Died 1809, probably at Newberry, South Carolina.

There are no documents that at any point discuss William’s specific age at any time. Census records placed people within year brackets. The ability to sign a contract or to conduct legal transactions was age 21+.

  • Parents: Thomas Golden presumed to be father. Mother may have been a Noel.
  • Spouse: Name unknown. May have been Nelly or Nellie Golden. William’s younger children were living in household of Nellie Golden during 1810 census, same place as where William lived. A nearby family, the Warrens, claim Eleanor Golden as their mother, married to William Warren. Nelly/Nellie is a common nickname for Eleanor. Could Nelly in 1810 have been William Golden‘s sister instead of wife, taking care of his children. We do not know. The 1810 census is the only time she is mentioned in any record.
  • Children:

~~~ Possible children pre-Revolutionary War service. Some or all could also be children of William’s father Thomas. Samuel Golden and Thomas W. Golden male descendants are yDNA-tested and are our Golden family one way or another.

~~~~~~ Samuel Golden, born about 1770 South Carolina

~~~~~~ John Golden (Unconfirmed), born about 1775 South Carolina

~~~~~~ Thomas W. Golden, born about 1775 South Carolina

~~~Post-Revolutionary War children. 1790, 1800 and 1810 census does not provide names but there is room for little doubt that these Goldens are referenced in census reports. Other confirmatory information will be discussed in the profile for each. All male lines are yDNA-tested.

~~~~~~ Nathaniel Greene Golden, born about 1783 South Carolina

~~~~~~ Isaac Golden, born about 1784 South Carolina

~~~~~~ Margaret Frances Golden, born about 1785 South Carolina

~~~~~~ FNU Daughter, born 1786-1789 South Carolina

~~~~~~ Abraham Golden, born 1790 South Carolina

~~~~~~ FNU Daughter, born 1792-1795 South Carolina

~~~~~~ Sarah Frances Golden, born 1796 South Carolina

  • Military: Served in Dutch Fork Royalist Militia Regiment under command of Major Vachel Clary, a cousin. Pay records indicate service from 1777-1780. [1]’Dutch Fork‘ is the regional name for the greater Newberry area. ‘Dutch’ comes from ‘Deutsch’ which means German. The Dutch Fork today is comprised of the counties … Continue reading After the 1780 Fall of Charleston, William served in the revolutionary regiment of Colonel Philemon Waters, a neighbor to our Goldens. Colonel Waters was an active recruiter of loyalists to switch sides without forcing them to serve: William Goulding is listed on a final payroll settlement document of 2 Apr 1786 for militia duty since the Fall of Charleston (May 1780). View this link for a much larger discussion of Revolutionary War service by William.
  • Working Notes: Yes, but not yet organized online.

TIMELINE 

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1750: 

~~~ 1774 Oct 18: … Edward Cox receives land grant of 67 acres by Hon. William Ball 18 October 1774 lying on Beaver Dam Creek from Thomas Golden’s Spring Branch binding on Joel Etheridge’s land and William Golden. [2]25 Feb 1805: Cotney kin William Jackson Cotney (1773–1819), married to William Golden‘s daughter Margaret Frances Golden (1784–1875), is a land transaction witness.  Edgefield County, … Continue reading

~~~ 1777-1780: … Served in Dutch Fork Royalist Militia Regiment under command of Major Vachel Clary, a cousin. Pay records indicate service from 1777-1780. ‘Dutch Fork‘ is the greater Newberry area and today is comprised of the counties of Lexington, Newberry, and Richland. After the 1780 Fall of Charleston, William served in the rebel regiment of Colonel Philemon Waters, a neighbor to our Goldens. Colonel Waters was an active recruiter of loyalists to switch sides without forcing them to serve: William Goulding is listed on a final payroll settlement document of 2 Apr 1786 for militia duty since the Fall of Charleston (May 1780). View this link for a much larger discussion of Revolutionary War service by William.

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References

References
1 Dutch Fork‘ is the regional name for the greater Newberry area. ‘Dutch’ comes from ‘Deutsch’ which means German. The Dutch Fork today is comprised of the counties of Lexington, Newberry, and Richland.
2 25 Feb 1805: Cotney kin William Jackson Cotney (1773–1819), married to William Golden‘s daughter Margaret Frances Golden (1784–1875), is a land transaction witness.  Edgefield County, South Carolina: Deed Book 73, abstracted by Carol Wells.
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