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Family Origins

The Rollin G. Golden Family Home Page

This Home Page is a starting point for families tht I have been working on for the past 35 years.

RICHARD GOLDEN (1740-1795) came from County Tyrone, Ireland prior to 1766 and settled in SC/GA. Married "Frankie" Lowe. Believed to have moved to the border area of Ky/Tenn. Seven known children: Stephen (Ky); Edmond (Ill): Thomas L. (Ind); Betsey Evans (Ky); Sarah Mackey (Ky); Nancy McFarland (Ky); Winnie Messer (Ky). Families lived in 3 locations: Knox Co., Ky; Clay Co.,Ill; Crawford Co.,Ind. More information to be included in the future from my book THE GENEALOGY OF THE GOLDEN FAMILY THROUGH RICHARD GOLDEN AND HIS DESCENDANTS (1988)3rd revision. Also information on KEPLEY, ALLEN familes.

WILLIAM HANSARD (1763-1846) and MARTHA CHRISTIAN, early residents of Knox County, Tenn. (abt 1807) formerly of Amherst Co., Va. William saw Revolutionary War duty as a jailor in New London, Va in 1781 guarding the "Tories." William and Martha had 9 children: John (1794); Lucy Hall (1797); Polly Hill (1798); Martha Jane Hall (1806); William C. (1807); Robert C. (1809); Samuel H. (1811); Archibald G. (1814); Abner C. (1816). Information contained from my work in progress (unpublished) family history on William Hansard's descendants. Much new information about the Hall/Hill connection has also been updated.
Information on the CHRISTIAN, BRADLEY, CLAYTON families to follow.

JAMES AILOR (1774-1852)and SALLIE SHARP, early residents (abt 1795) of Knox Co., TN. Sallie dau. of SAMUEL SHARP (Rev. War vet)and HANNAH HUMBER. 13 children: Luke (1805); Samuel (1810); John (1811); Matilda Wilson (1814); Hannah Hansard (1816); Sarah Cox (1818); Joanna Johnson (1822); Catherine (1824); Elizabeth Hallaher (1828); Susannah Cox (1830); James Houston (1832); William Patton (1837) Catherine Ailor (1838). Information has been expanded upon the Ailor girls who were virtually unknown in 1948 with publication of Murphey Snoderly's THE AILORS IN TENNESSEE. New information published by R. Golden in TENNESSEE AILORS IN MISSOURI (1986).

JOHN SMITH CRANDALL (1811-1852) and ELIZABETH BIBLER (1812-1844) of Crawford Co., Ohio. John son of HAMPTON LILLIBRIDGE CRANDALL/FREELOVE BUTLER. 5 children: Susannah Brown (1833); Hampton L. (1837); Charles G. (1838); Esther Hansard (1840); James M. (1844). Lived Bentonsport, Iowa and Grundy Co., Missouri.

RICHARD VOGEL (1861-1938)and MARY BEETZ natives of Eggesin/Greifswald, Germany. Came to USA bet. 1885-1890. Settled in San Francisco, Calif. Richard was Captain of several "dag-hole" schooners out of San Francisco Bay. Richard moved to Mendocino Co., Calif. abt 1896 to work for Usal Lumber Mill of Robert Dollar (Dollar Steamship Lines). 4 children: Robert (d. young); Madeline Golden (1896); Gertrude Klobas/Pocai (1900); Eleanor Cranse/Heath (1901).

JOHAN AKERMAN (aka John Ness) and SOFIA NAAS/NESS from Smedsby (near Vasa), Finland. John came to USA in 1888 to work as logger in redwood forests along the Mendocino Coast (CA). Wife followed in 1904. Lived near Fort Bragg, California. 3 children: Edwin (1878); Werner (1884) Charles (1886) Ness.

CARL BJORMANS (aka Charles Josephson) and WILHELMINIA MATTFOLK,natives of Lappfjard, Finland. Carl came to USA in 1888. Worked for Union Lumber Company, Fort Bragg, Calif. Wife followed several years later. Lived near Fort Bragg. 7 children:
Mary Torre (1888); Arthur (1896); Ellen Schultz (1898); Hilda (1900); Werner (1903); Selma Swanson (1904) Julius (1906).

This Home Page is a replacement for the one created in January, 2000. It was discovered that the previous data-base was unindexed due to an internal system error.

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Rollin G. Golden

Rollin Gary Golden
2232 Pyramid Way
Sacramento, CA 95821
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Descendants of WILLIAM HANSARD of Knox County, Tennessee

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