Dempsey Gaulden

Dempsey Gaulden (1767 - abt. 1845)

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Dempsey Gaulden
Born in Sumter County, South Carolinamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 27 Jan 2014
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Categories: Sumter County, South Carolina | New Orleans, Louisiana | United States Army, War of 1812 | York County, South Carolina.



Dempsey Gaulden was born in Sumter County, South Carolina in about 1767. He may have migrated with his brother William or sister Martha (Patsy) to Mississippi about five years after the revolutionary war.[1]As a young man Dempsey raced horses in New Orleans.

1812, Ensign 4th Co. 2nd battalion 1st Regiment, Burke County, War 1812 Dempsey was born in 1767.

1830 Census

Name Dempsey Gauldin
Event Type Census
Event Date 1830
Event Place York, South Carolina, United States
Page 345[2]
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Research Section

"ADS, 13 Feb. 1841, York Dist. (judgment against Dempsey Gaulden for indebtedness to D.H.)."[3]

Other Family attributed to Dempsey

According to Laura Gaulden Bailey he married "(wife's name unknown) and left at least two sons: John Sidney and _________, father of Sam Gaulden of Windsor County, Mississippi. This information is furnished by John Sidney Gaulden. If she got this information first hand from John Sidney Gaulden and he was indeed a son of Dempsey this adds two new , and older sons, for Dempsey than I have in any information about him. Mags Gaulden This may be a confusion with James Gaulding his brother. Bill Gaulding of Kansas had them mixed-up as well.

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  1. The History Of The Gaulden Family, p. 3, by Laura Gaulden Bailey, 1929, Washington Memorial Library, Washington, DC. [1] Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
  2. "United States Census, 1830," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 19 March 2016), Dempsey Gauldin, York, South Carolina, United States; citing 345, NARA microfilm publication M19, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 173; FHL microfilm 22,507.
  3. Calendar to the Hutchison Family Papers, 1773-1970, undated, University Libraries, South Carolina, Caroliniana Library.[2]
  • ADS, 13 Feb. 1841, York Dist. (judgment against Dempsey Gaulden for indebtedness to D.H.).[3]
  • The Gaulden, Gauldin, Gaulding, Family History -- A Seven Hundred Year Study, Volume One, Dr. Charles H. Gaulden, Self Published, April, 1999. Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
  • Personal Papers and notes of Frances T. Gaulden.Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
  • Descendants of Martha Gaulden, Compiled by Gayle Morgan, Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
  • United States Census, 1830," index and images, FamilySearch [4] : accessed 05 Jun 2014), Dempsey Gauldin, Not Stated, York, South Carolina; citing "1830 United States Federal Census,"; p. 345, NARA microfilm publication M19, roll 173, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 0022507.

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