The concept that the Goldings in the Carolinas are connected with those in New York State is not all that far-fetched. My own interest is in the Flewelling, Flewwelling, Fluelling, Flewwelin, Flewellyn, etc. family which originated on Long Island in the mid 1600's. They are connected with the Goldings through several marriages, and both families are part of a broader set of alliances which now stretches from the Arctic to the Rio Grande, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific. In the late 1600's and early to late 1700's, these families were, mostly found on Long Island, and in or near Westchester Co., NY. However, over the years, there were some movements southwards. An example is the Jaycocks, Jaycox, Jacox, etc. family, ancestors of the Flewellings, to North America through Massachusetts, Connecticut and Long Island, some of whom went first to what was to become New Jersey; then to North Carolina. While the Flewellings north of the mouth of the Delaware are all one family, there were variations of the name in Virginia and the Carolinas, with Laurens Co. being one of the locations in which they might be found. There is no reason to believe that these Flewellings (and variations) are relatives of the northern family, but the possibility does exist.
The Goldings with whom I am concerned began in the New World with Percival Golding, son of Percival. He went first to Barbadoes, but the family, before 1698, ended in Hempstead, Long Island, NY. I can't find any mention of them having gone to the Carolinas, but the following might be of interest should you find a connection. Many of this family went to New Brunswick, Canada after the Revolution.
G127641. PERCIVAL GOLDING
Percival Golding b. 1608, bpt. Holborn, St. Andrew's, London, ENG 31AUG1608, d. after 1681, m. a sister of his brother, Gideon‘s, wife (Katherine.) A schoolmaster in Bermuda, was there in 1674. “Very old” in 1681.
Percivall Gouldinge, s. Percivall bp. 31 Aug. 1608, at Holborn, St. Andrew's, London. He was a schoolmaster in Bermuda; mentioned in the will of his brother Gideon.
Goulding - Lefroy Vol 2 p. 51. Letter confirming PERCIVAL GOULDING as a pious teacher for school in Devonshire Tribe. Extract from Proclamation by the Governor March 3, 1659 Mr Percival Goulding is now an Usher under Mr. Jonothan Burr, Teacher, and whoever will send their children unto him he will teach them English & Latin and write & cast accounts for nothing. Thus desiring every person in the Islands that desires their children to be trained up in knowledge and fear of the Lord to send their children unto them to be educated that we may leave a Generation behind us to praise and glorify the Lord when we are in the dust. In 1661 NORWOOD whom GOULDING had succeeded, was reinstated and the latter was given notice to provide another habitation for himself. About the same time Goulding's wife was presented at the Assizes on suspicion of adultery She was censured by the Counsellor, FRANCIS WATLINGTON of Devon. Tribe. In 1681 GOULDING is described as very old and unable to to execute his place as formerly so JAMES HILL is appointed assistant schoolmaster (Mercer, Julia E., Bermuda Settlers of the 17th Century, pp. 78-9) He was named co-executor of the will of Christopher Smith of Smiths Parish. Will dated 11 July 1667. Proved 19 Nov. 1668. Other executors were George Ball & son Thomas . (Mercer, p. 183) He witnesses 6 Jan. 1674 in Bermuda, the deed of Richard Apowen on his marriage to his second wife, Bridget Londsay (?). (Mercer, p. 3) He or his nephew applied for a ticket on the ship WHITE FOX for London, John Lee, Comm., March 20, 1678 (Hotten's List, p. 371) Also a ticket in the ship CONCORD for London, James Strutt, May 6, 1679. (Hotten, p. 371)
Eight children were mentioned in his bother’s (Gideon Golding's) will of 1686; amongst whom were:
G1276411. EPHRAIM GOLDING d. Hempstead, Queens Co., Long Island, NY before 12JUL1707, m. St. Michael's, Bridgetown, Barbados 26JUN1687 REBECCA GIBBS
G1276412. DOROTHY GOLDING
G1276413. ELIZA GOLDING
G1276414. ABRAHAM GOLDING
G1276415. WILLIAM GOLDING d. unm.
G1276416. _____ GOLDING
G1276417. _____ GOLDING
G1276418. _____ GOLDING
G1276411. EPHRAIM GOLDING
Ephraim Golding d. Hempstead, Queens Co., Long Island, NY (see [G12J5254] below) before 12JUL1707, m. St. Michael's, Bridgetown, Barbados 26JUN1687 Rebecca Gibbs. Their children were:
G12764111. ELIZABETH GOLDING b. ca. 1688. m. Jamaica, Long Island, NY 21SEP1730 JOHN BANNISTER
G12764112. JOHN GOLDING b. ca. 1690, m. Jamaica, Long Island, NY (banns published 11MAR1714) SARAH HEDGER
G12764113. DANIEL GOLDING b. ca. 1692
G12764114. EPHRAIM GOLDING b. ca. 1694, m. Jamaica, Long Island, NY ca. 20AUG1716 CATERN FLEWELLING, d/o Thomas and Hannah (Smith) Flewelling of Hempstead, Long Island, NY
G12764115. THOMAS GOLDING b. ca. 1696, d. North Castle, Westchester Co., NY before 19FEB1760, m. MARY COLES, d/o Samuel and Elizabeth (Albertson) Coles