James and Dorcas also have a daughter, Mary Jane Gaulden, b.August 28, 1872, d.July 18, 1962. She married James A. Shillinglaw, b. June 19, 1854, d. February 15, 1921.
Superintendent of the York County Home. This was an elected position which J. D. held for years.
"Obituary of J. D. Gauldin—Aged seventy-eight years, and has lived in York county pretty nearly all of his life. He was a farmer by occupation and was a good one. In fact, his entire record has been that of a good man and good citizen. He has had charge of the county home for about ten years past, and... his administration has been highly creditable to himself and the county. He looked after the interests of the county as jealously as he could have looked after his own business and kept things straight. Mr. Gauldin served through the war as a member of Company H, Eighteenth regiment... He was severely wounded at the battle of Farmville, (Appomatax, see note) and ever afterwards took pleasure in repeating the story of what occurred in the hospital after he had been laid on the operating table. Of course, he knew nothing of the facts until afterward; but the story was like this:
'They had me under chloroform, and were making ready to cut off my leg. About that time my captain, the late Sheriff Glenn came in and inquired: 'What are you going to do to that man?' 'We'll have to cut his leg off.' "Capt. Glenn looked at my wound carefully and said to the surgeon, 'This wound is not bad enough to require an amputation, and if you will just bandage it up he will soon be all right again.' 'The surgeons replied that they were the judges of such matters, and the leg would certainly have to come off." 'Well I'm the judge of this case,' replied Capt. Glenn, 'and there will be no operation—not so long as I or the members of my company remain alive." And there was no operation. The surgeons gave in and bandaged the wound. After a few weeks Mr. Gauldin as well and sound as ever, resumed his duties at the front.
Mr. Gauldin leaves a widow and four children—three sons and one daughter. The sons are J. J. Gauldin, Robert Gauldin, W. Brown Gauldin, and the daughter is Miss Janie who is still at home with her mother. The remains were interred at Ebenezer. -The Yorkville Enquirer, January 12, 1903.
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