Mags Gaulden
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Mags Gaulden

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Mags Gaulden
Born 1960s.
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“They have been at a great feast of languages and stolen the scraps.” - William Shakespeare. My favorite quote, ever. If I were a color I would be cobalt blue. In tense situations, I try to diffuse the tenseness with humor (sometimes this approach works, sometimes not). When it rains I feel calm and restive. When it snows I am an ecstatic child expecting a snow day (living in Canada I am ecstatic often). I am happiest when I am doing something, anything, outdoors. People in my family have had names like Goolie and Nimrod (the last one handed down for generations). I thrive when I am helpful to others. I thrive when I am problem-solving. I am a Carolinian at my core and I am deeply rooted in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains where I grew up. If you cut me I would bleed the sound of bluegrass music.


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My Surnames

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Paternal vs Maternal ancestors
Allen, Allen, Allen, Alse, Amphlett, Amphlett, Anderson, Anderson, Anthony, Ashwell
Bacon, Barnard, Beach, Beasley, Bell, Bennett, Bobo, Bowen, Bradbridge, Brett, Brewer, Brown, Brumfield, Bullock, Burfoote, Burford
Caulfield, Chalfont, Clarke, Clarke, Clauss, Compton, Courtney, Crabtree, Craig, Crawford, Cresson, Crisp
Dalby, Dewe, Dillard, Doane, Dodd, Donnan, Dunnahoo
Faries, Ferris, Ford, Franks, Freeman
Garner, Garrison, Gaulding, Gaulden, Gauldin, Geers, Giles, Gilhagie, Gilliam, Glover, Gordon, Gossam, Green, Guthree
Hall, Halstead, Hammond, Hankinson, Harris, Harris, Hartsfield, Hatcher, Hawkins, Hawkins, Head, Hearst, Hemphill, Henley, Hensen, Hester, Hipkins, Hoare, Howard, Hunt
Innes, Isham
Jacobus, James, Jenkinson, Jordan, Jordan
Kenion, Key, Kimball, Knell
Lacey, Lamacraft, Lawson, Leery, Loftin, Lord, Lydall, Lynn
Maddox, Mallett, Mansell, Mansell, Marshall, Marshall, Martin, Martine, Massingale, Matthys, Mauldin, McElmoyle, McKinney, McNeere, Miles, Miles, Mills, Mitchell, Muir, Murray
Nash, Neale, Neederman, Neely, Nicholson, Norcum
O'Shields, Owens
Palfrey, Palmer, Pardue, Parke, Parrott, Patram, Patton, Paynter, Peake, Peake, Pendleton, Perrin, Pierce, Pierce, Potter, Powell
Ramsey, Ray, Richardson, Rodgers, Royall
Scowne, Shearin, Sherwood, Sherwood, Simmons, Sims, Sloan, Smith, Spears, Speer, Steinson, Stoney, Stratton, Stuart
Taylor, Teague, Templeton, Thurston, Turner, Tweedy
Webber, Welborn, Welch, Wellbrooke, Wells, Wheaton, White, Wilson, Woodbridge, Wyatt, Wynne

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DNA Confirmed Citation

  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a Family Tree DNA test match between Mags Gaulden and Gaulden-53, her 1st cousin . Their most-recent common ancestors are Fletcher Gaulden and Sarah Templeton, the grandparents of Mags Gaulden and grandparents of Gaulden-53. Predicted relationship from Family Tree DNA: 1st Cousin, based on sharing 755 cM across 118 segments.

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My Genealogical journey

As a Child, my mother, grandmothers, and grandfather would often tell me about my family. Who we were, where we came from and how our family came to be. As a teen I was given some unpublished papers by a Hunt cousin. I scanned them, as teens do, but I kept them. Years later I went back to them and entered the information into Family Tree Maker. Soon after I started my hunt, pardon the pun, in earnest for the rest of my family.
Over the next few years I spent time researching and looking and finding and not finding - you know how it goes. I found I was constantly one step behind another researcher working on one branch of our family. I left notes for him, I emailed him, I did everything short of going to his doorstep to get him to "share" or to point me toward this or that. Not a word. Not a single word did I hear from this researcher...UNTIL he published a book. Oh I got an email from him then, wanting me to purchase his book and I did.
I am all about open source. The Laptop I am currently working on is Linux. When I look for information on line I am accustomed to finding exactly what I want only to find it will cost me money. I have to pay money to see information about myself. There is just something wrong about that. I stumbled upon WikiTree by accident and I fell in love. With the concept, with the openness of the people, the ease of it (once you get in up to your ankles) and the depth of it. WikiTree is liberating and confirms my faith in one simple thing; Genealogy belongs to us, the descendants.


Mags & Dick Eastman, Blueberry Pie, Mags and David Allen Lambert, Mags, Peter Roberts, Mags and Michael Lee Stills, Mags and Eowyn Langholf, Mags & AJ Jacobs, Mags and Curtis Rogers


  1. Maternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of M. Gaulden GEDmatch F340555, Sandy Sharp GEDmatch a759497 and Larry Milton Peterson GEDmatch F34276 sharing a 26.7 cM segment on chromosome 9 from 103,348,186 to 123,946,544.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 3,585.6 cM Family Finder match between Mags Gaulden and her father Earle Gaulden
  • First-hand information. Entered by M Gaulden at registration.
  • Hunt Papers unpublished, [1], [2]. Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
  • Personal papers and notes of Eunice L. Hunt, Family Biographical Information, unpublished. Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
  • Personal Papers and Notes of Frances T. Gaulden, Family Biographical Information and letter to Dave Templeton, August 22, 1976. Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
  • Conversations with Eunice L. Hunt and Thomas C. Hunt Gaulden-7
  • Conversations with Frances T. Gaulden - M. Gaulden Gaulden-7
  • Descendants of James Dillard and Sarah Barnard Dillard of Rabun County, Georgia, John M. Dillard November 15, 2009 Revised through August 20, 2012.
  • Four Brothers in Oconee County by John M. Dillard, Dillard Annual, Vol. , Dillard Family Association.
  • The Gaulden, Gauldin, Gaulding, Family History -- A Seven Hundred Year Study, Volume One, By Dr. Charles H. Gaulden, Self Published, April, 1999.
  • Templeton Family History, L. B. Templeton, Jr., Self Published, 1953. Personal Copies in the files of M. Gaulden.

Digital Afterlife

September 8, 2014

In the event of my untimely demise I want to be sure that none of my hard work on WikiTree ends up having to be deleted. While I fully intend to be around to manage all my profiles for the next 50 years or so, in the event of my sudden death I hereby give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of my family members or to any of the other wonderful WikiTreers who have collaborated with me. My own personal profile will be left to Eowyn and Julie to tend and weed and... (I plan to haunt the WikiTree servers once my body has left it's earthly bonds).

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Mags or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Mags Gaulden: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H1b1-T16362C, FTDNA kit #340555, MitoYDNA ID T10002 [compare]
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Hi Mags!

I've started a History of the US Southern Colonies Project -

Mary has helped a lot, but the input of the founding leaders would be welcome too!

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi Mags

We have a large membership for Province of Carolina Team. As previously discussed in the leadership Team, I have split the Province of Carolina Team into the following :


Please reply to me with your answer of which team you want to work on (this may be multiples)

A) All three teams

B) This Province of Carolina Team

C) this Province of North Carolina Team

D) this Province of South Carolina Team

Of note there is A Quality Assurance subteam listed on the Province of Carolina Team page which you may be interested in also.

(I will continue as Team Leader of all three)

Mary ~ Team Leader

posted by Mary Richardson
Hello Mags we are 6th cousins once removed through James Anderson (Anderson-18553) and Martha Lydia Mallett (Mallett-301) , I did not notice till today , my Anderson line ended up in Quebeck, White, Tennessee
posted by Janine Isleman
Hey Mags , how are you? I am just getting started on wikitree and learning my way around, so bare with me lol. I got your message on the Mary Jane papers. My mother in Georgia has the family bible, I have the family tree papers of my great grandmother's. I clicked on Dillard on your page and it brought me to George Dillard which is the starting point on the family tree for those papers. The next ti.e I make it to Georgia I plan on getting the 3 bibles from my mother ( I live in the mountains of east Tennessee)
posted by Tiffany Phillips
Oooo and not only through the Dillards...another way too.
posted by Mags Gaulden
Hello, Mags!

Thanks for your participation during our Connect-A-Thon 2020 and for being such a fabulous host during the live chats (blueberry pie for you!). It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree over the weekend. I hope you’ll join us for the Source-a-thon this fall, especially if you are hosting again!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hey Mags,

It's Thon time again, this time the Connect-a-Thon! It will be from July 17-20, 2020. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Use this link to get to the G2G sign up post! Click answer and mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Mags,

As you may have seen, we have been doing some restructuring in the US Southern Colonies Project and are now organising ourselves into different teams. We have also changed the criteria for membership. Please have a look at the new project pages, and let me know whether you would like to remain in the project and, if so, which team(s) you would like to be in.

Please can you also send me your e-mail address. I can then make sure you are introduced to your Team Leaders and are in the Google Group.

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the US Southern Colonies Project that you respond to these check-ins. We’re really excited for the future of the project and hope that you decide to be a part of it with us moving forwards.

Many thanks,

Susie, US Southern Colonies Project Co-Leader

P.S. I can't wait to possibly actually be in a project with you!!! :D

Figured you'd be poking your nose into my family lines at some point in didn't have to join the project just to be able to do that you know! :-)
posted by Mags Gaulden
It was inevitable. We are cousins after all...
Hi there, Mags, Thon Host par ex, lover of blueberry pie!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 100!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello Mags,

It's Thon time again, this time the Spring Clean-a-Thon! It will be from April 24-27, 2020. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Sign up here! And mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Mags. I posted a request for a Moderator to contact me on G2G today, but my post seems to have gone missing. Can you assist me? I don't know if it was removed or what.
posted by Jessica Key
Hey Jessica,

I sent you a PM but the way to go about getting help when issues between WikiTreers arise it the Problems with Members Process.


posted by Mags Gaulden
Mags, I love your profile page.

We may be 15th cousins through our Most Recent Common Ancestor, Thomas Lovett.

posted by Sylvia (Patty) Simms
Hi Mags! I saw you on the "Meet Our Members" post. I just wanted to say hi and tell you that I love your profile!
posted by Greta Moody
Hi Mags, according to Wikitree, we are related also.

Mags and Randy are 12th cousins three times removed (Uncertain) Mags Gaulden and Randy Willis are both descendants of Mary (Sloman) Wynne.

posted by Randy Willis
Hello Mags,

It's Thon time again, this time the Scan-a-Thon! It will be from January 10-13, 2020. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Sign up here! And mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
We are 9th cousins once removed our mutual ancestor Thomas Jenkinson.
posted by Andy Johnson
FYI the US southern Colonies project must be on your TL because any change or comment to your page is being picked up by the project feed.
posted by Jillaine Smith
hi! Just a reminder that in colonial Virginia (and in Mississippi into the mid-1900s, in my experience), "Jr." merely means the younger of two people with the same name in the same area (men & women), not necessarily that the Jr's father had the same name.
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hey Mags - looks like you're sure of all the info for John Gaulding-108. You might want to take over as manager (I've removed myself - I'm not quite as sure as you!).
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thank you for finding our Hunt connection! Always nice to meet a new cousin.
Thank you for the link to the Dillard Annuals! Great news! Mary
posted by Mary Gresham