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 CENSUSDist. 21Nov 16, 1850 Household #1336 Thomas (shown Golding) Goulding age 32 born ca1818 b. GA Maria (probably Mariah)Goulding 33 "1817 GA Sarah 10 1840GA 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 CENSUSDist. 21Lumpkin Post Office June 14, 1860 Household # 19 Thomas (shown as Goulden) Goulding 42 GA Mariah 43 GA James 18GA 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 CENSUSLumpkin 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.