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

Earliest Known Ancestors

Y-DNA - Direct Male Line

Starting with the father of Mags Gaulden:

  1. Gaulden DNA ✓
  2. Gaulden DNA ✓
  3. John Gaulden b. 1853-01-16, York, South Carolina, United States DNA ✓
  4. James Gaulden b. 1826-08-01, York County, South Carolina, United States DNA ✓
  5. Dempsey Gaulden b. 1767-00-00, Sumter County, South Carolina DNA ✓
  6. John Gaulden b. 1735-00-00, Prince Edward County, Virginia DNA ✓
  7. John Gaulding b. 1710-00-00, New Kent, Virginia Colony DNA ✓
  8. John Gaulding b. 1665-00-00, New Kent, New Kent, Virginia Colony [confident]

View the Y-DNA descendants of John Gaulding.

mtDNA - Direct Female Line

Starting with the mother of Mags Gaulden:

  1. Hunt DNA ✓
  2. Eunice Lord b. 1906-04-23, Westminster, Tugaloo, Oconee County, South Carolina, United States DNA ✓
  3. Nola Dillard b. 1884-02-21, Rabun County, Georgia DNA ✓
  4. Sarah Welborn b. 1859-06-18, Rabun County, Georgia, United States DNA ✓
  5. Nancy Hall b. 1826-00-00, North Carolina, United States DNA ✓
  6. Ann Unknown b. 1793-00-00, South Carolina DNA ✓

View the mtDNA descendants of Ann Unknown.

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DNA Connections Yet to be connected

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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DNA Connections
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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I e mailed you a GEDCOM. You are free to use it
posted by Howard Waldrop
I am going to email you a GEDCOM of some of my data base. Be sure to look for it.

Howard Waldrop

posted by Howard Waldrop
Hello Mags,

It's Thon time again, this time the Connect-a-Thon! It will be from April 22-25.

Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Use this link to get to register! Click "Answer this post" and mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

We hope you can join us!


PS For this event, "connecting" means that you add a profile from one of the links on an existing profile for parents, siblings, spouses, and children. The goal is not to connect to the main tree but to add as many linked profiles as possible.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hello Mags,

It's Thon time again, this time the Connect-a-Thon! It will be from January 13-16, 2022. 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 this post" and mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

We hope you can join us!


PS For this event, "connecting" means that you use the add links on a profile created before 13 January to create profiles for parents, siblings, spouses, and children. The goal is not to connect to the main tree but to add as many linked profiles as possible.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag

This is the semi-annual polling for the US Southern Colonies Project check-in with members to see if you have been active in the last six months in this project?

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the US Southern Colonies Project that you respond to these check-ins.

I look forward to hearing from you.. Many thanks,

Mary, Membership Coordinator, US Southern Colonies Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Thanks for the check-in Mary and Happy New Year,

Yes I am still here working away at my and other US Southern Colony Profiles.


posted by Mags Gaulden