I believe you mean John Golding, b.abt 1736, ma. ANNA Merritt. b. abt 1740.He is the son of Thomas and Mary Coles Golding.Anna has been constantly confused with "Annie" b. 1766 who also ma. a John Golding b.1762. Thomas Golding b, 1777, d. 1848, son of ANNA and John, ma Ruth Shalor 1793. Your Ruth was probably the first of their 12 children.