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Posted by: Paula Dunklin (ID *****6365) Date: May 13, 2010 at 13:51:49
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Just learned from a death certificate that my Mariah Goulding (Golden/Golding/Goulden, etc) was really Mariah RIGSBY Goulding. She was born ca 1818 in GA and married Thomas Goulding around 1838, probably in GA. They lived in Lumpkin, Stewart Co, GA until Thomas' death between 1870 and 1880. She then moved to Freestone Co TX with son, John H Goulding and is shown in his home on that 1880 TX census. Apparently, Thomas has died before the TX move as he is not shown on that 1880 Tx census.

Thomas, Mariah, and children are on the Stewart Co GA census records shown below.

1850 STEWART CO GA CENSUS Dist. 21 Nov 16, 1850
Household #1336
Thomas (shown Golding) Goulding       age 32       born ca 1818        b. GA
Maria (probably Mariah) Goulding        33        " 1817        GA
Sarah                             10        1840 GA
James                             9        1841        GA
Margaret                             7        1843        GA
Caroline                             5              1845        GA
Doretha                             3               1847        GA
William                             1              1849        GA
Thomas Williamson               22              1828        GA

1860 STEWART CO GA CENSUS Dist. 21 Lumpkin Post Office       June 14, 1860
Household # 19
Thomas (shown as Goulden) Goulding        42                      GA
Mariah                             43        GA
James                             18 GA
Margaret                             16                      GA
Carrie                             15                      GA
Doratha                             13                      GA
William                             10                      GA
John                             9                      GA
Ann                             6                      GA
Mary                             4                      GA

1870 STEWART CO GA CENSUS Lumpkin Post Office              June 22, 1870
Household # 620
Thomas Golding                      51                      GA
Mariah                             52                      GA
Caroline                      25                      GA
John H                             19                      GA
Anna M                             16                      GA
Mary L?                             15                      GA

I descend from this Goulding line and we have always spelled the name GOULDING. However, apparently it has been identified with several spellings thru the years.

There are several Goulding/Golden/Golding, etc families in Liberty Co GA but don't know enough to connect them.

Can anyone help with this family? Need to learn who Mariah's parents & siblings were, exactly where and when she was born, etc. I really need some new leads to follow.

Thanks for any help/information,

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