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John Gaulden Jr. (1735 - aft. 1781)

John Gaulden Jr. aka Gaulding Gauldin
Born in Prince Edward County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1759 (to 1781) in Briey Creek, Prince Edward County, VAmap
Descendants descendants
Died after after age 46 in Eutaw Springs, Orangeburg, South Carolinamap
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John Gaulden Jr. was a South Carolina colonist.
Private John Gaulden Jr. served with the Virginia Colony during the French and Indian War.
Unit(s): Virginia Regiment
1776 Project
John Gaulden Jr. served with Civil Service, South Carolina during the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution
John Gaulden Jr. is a DAR Patriot Ancestor, A127234.
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John Gaulden Jr. is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-164821
Rank: Civil Service

John Gaulden was born in Prince Edward County, Virginia about 1735 to John Gaulding and Elizabeth Geers.

From Prince Edward County In The French War[1]
"Freeman Lewelling, John Gaulding, Chas. Howall and James Foster, severally privates in late war between Great Britain and France, under command of Col. Wm. Byrd, and continued in service during their enlistments. Prince Edward Co., Feby. Court, 1780." [2] "For participation in the wars of the Colony of Virginia against the French and Indians, and for service rendered by the Militia in defence of the frontiers, the King's Proclamation of 1763 granted certain amounts of land. The amount given to field officers was 5,000 acres ; to captains, 3,000 acres ; to subalterns or staff officers, 2,000 acres ; to non-commissioned officers, 200 acres ; to privates, 50 acres."

"The newspaper obituary quoted below is also in possession of Louise Shaver. Other family records indicate that Sarah Gaulden Freeman's mother was Susan Brumfield; that her parents were married in P.E., Va. and some of the older children were born there; and that they moved to South Carolina before the Revolution."[3]

Died of small pox, possibly contracted during or around the time of the Revolutionary Battle of Eutaw Springs, Orangeburg SC. He is listed as a Patriot in the DAR for Civil Service, serving as a Petit Juror in South Carolina during the Revolutionary period.[4]

Will: A transcript of the Will is available from the South Carolina Archives: (MSS Will: Camden District Estate Record Book A1, Page 4; Estate Packet: Apt. 26, Pkg 926) (1 Frame). SC Archives; transcript of will shown below. Also see Series: S108093 Reel: 0014 Frame: 00487.

John Gaulden Will.

Research Notes

From Virginia Colonial Militia, 1651-1776, Land Bounty Certificates, p.31, Edited by, William Armstrong Crozier, Baltimore, Southern Book Co., 1954.[2] "Freeman Lewelling, John Gaulding, Chas. Howall and James Foster, severally privates in late war between Great Britain and France, under command, of Col. Wm. Byrd, and continued in service during their enlistments. Prince Edward Co., Feby. Court, 1780." This would be from the French Indian War (1754-1763). If this is for John Jr. It would be given very close to his Death Date.


  1. Prince Edward County In The French War, Notes and Queries, p. 89, The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Published Quarterly by the Virginia Historical Society, For the Year Ending December 31, 1913 Volume XXI. Richmond VA. Order Book, Prince Edward County, February Court, 1780, p. 68. Text
  2. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776; Edited by William Armstrong Crozier, F.R.S. Virginia Record Publications, Vol. 2; Pub. 1905 by The Genealogical Association New York, [ LAND BOUNTY CERTIFICATES FOR SERVICE IN THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WARS]
  3. William Ely Freeman Bible, p. 183, Bible Records Published by Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society, Be it Known And Remembered: Vol. II, Bible Records 1961: Pages 167-212, Submitted to the USGenWeb Archives by LGHS, Jul. 1998.[1]
  4. Find A Grave, database and images ( accessed 26 December 2017), memorial page for John Gaulden, Jr (1735–20 Jan 1782), Find A Grave: Memorial #71841321, ; Maintained by Debbie Turner (contributor 48579862) Unknown
  • The Gaulden, Gauldin, Gaulding, Family History -- A Seven Hundred Year Study, Volume One, p.31-43 Dr. Charles H. Gaulden, Self Published, April, 1999.
  • The History Of The Gaulden Family, by Laura Gaulden Bailey, p. 1, 1929, Washington Memorial Library, Washington, DC. [3]Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (, "Record of John Gaulden", Ancestor # A127234.
  • The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 94, No. 3, Virginians at War, 1607-1865 (Jul., 1986), pp. 307-328 (22 pages) Text


  • Gauldin-67 was created by Mark Gauldin through the import of Gauldin Family.ged on Nov 1, 2015.

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