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John Gaulding (abt. 1785 - abt. 1845)

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John (Jack) Gaulding
Born about in Virginiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 14 Apr 1808 in Prince Edward, Virginia, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Mobile, Alabamamap
Profile last modified 24 Nov 2019 | Created 9 Feb 2018
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Contents

Biography

John jack Gaulding was born abt. 1785 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. He is a possible son of Archibald Gaulding, according to Bill Gaulden of Kansas.

Marriage

Name: John Gaulding
Spouse's Name: Martha Gaulding
Event Date: 14 Apr 1808
Event Place: Prince Edward, Virginia
Spouse's Father's Name: Jesse Gaulding
Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Marital Status: Single[1]
Children:
  • a daughter born about 1800
  • a daughter born between 1800 and 1804
  • a daughter born between 1804 and 1810
  • a son born between 1804 and 1810
  • a daughter born between 1810 and 1815
  • a son born between 1815 and 1820
  • a son born about 1820[2]

John "Jack" Gaulding and his wife Martha had at least one (unnamed) son, born c1820.[3]

1810 Census

John Gaulding appears in the 1810 Census of Prince Edward County Virginia as a 16-25 year old (he would have been 25) with two children under ten, two children under 16 and a wife between 16 and 25. [4] Also in this Census of Prince Edward County are Jesse Gaulding, Richard Gaulding, Joseph Gaulding, John Gaulding and Alexander Gaulding.

Land Acquisitions In Alabama

Name: John Gaulding
Land Office: Cahaba
Document Number: 14663
Total Acres: 40.625
Issue Date: 4 Sep 1834
Act or Treaty: April 24, 1820
Multiple Patentee Names: No
Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries
Land Description: 1 NWNW ST STEPHENS No 16N 13E 36[5] the location of St Stephens is north of Mobile, AL.
Name: John Gaulding
Land Office: Cahaba
Document Number: 14885
Total Acres: 40
Issue Date: 4 Sep 1834
Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566
Act or Treaty: April 24, 1820
Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries
Land Description: 1 SESW ST STEPHENS No 16N 13E 26[6]
Name: John Gaulding
Issue Date: 4 Sep 1834
Place: Lowndes, Alabama, USA
Land Office: Cahaba
Meridian: St Stephens
Township: 16-N
Range: 13-E
Section: 26
Accession Number: AL0420__.304
Document Number: 14885[7]

1840 Census

Name: John Goulding [John Gaulding]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Wetumpka, Coosa, Alabama
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Slaves - Males - Under 10: 1
Slaves - Females - 36 thru 54: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2[8]

Death

John "Jack" Gaulding died about 1845 of yellow fever in Mobile, Alabama.[9] Further research into his death is needed to find a source for Bill Gaulden's assertion.

Here is a list of the Yellow Fever outbreaks in the Mobile area of Alabama in the years around the suggested death date for John Jack Gaulding:

1841. A few scattering cases among inhabitants of the interior, then visiting in Mobile.
1842. Slight epidemic in the southern section of Mobile; 160 cases, and 70 deaths.
1843. Severe epidemic at Mobile. First case reported August 24, and the last, November 5. The public was kept in ignorance, the disease became widespread. Cases 1,350, with 750 deaths. The infection was traced to New Orleans. 1844. Epidemic at Mobile. The first case reported August 14. Deaths, 40.
1845. Few cases at Mobile, though it did not manifest itself until November 9. Only 1 death.
1846. Four deaths at Mobile. The first case appeared September 11.
1847. Epidemic at Mobile. The first case, August 2. Deaths, 78.[10]

Research Notes

Possible Father

Archibald[11] (see below) and ... Detached Profile: This profile had been attached as son of Archibald Gaulding (son of Samuel). A comment on Archibald's profile by Liz Shifflett explains:

Is it just me? I don't see any evidence that John, father of James W Gaulding, is son of Archibald.
Best I can determine from the sources given in the profile [[[Gaulding-95]]] that I have access to is that this Archibald is the son mentioned in Samuel's will. Nothing to indicate John is his son. From this page:
"Gaulden/Gaulding, Archibald: srvd as a PVT in the 5th VA Rgt.--- I bet this is William Turner Gaulding's brother. This is all that I have ever found on him. (according to Linda Lepow)"
In exploring the information in the links given, I think it more likely that James Gaulding-17 is a descendant of the branch of the Gauldings with Alexanders - James's grandson, second son of daughter Lula, was named Alexander.[12]

Estimated birth year: About 1785 is based on the will of his grandfather, Samuel Gaulding:

"In a will filed 6 Oct. 1785 Campbell Co. Va. (Virginia Wills before 1799, Clemons) states: wife Elizabeth, sons Archibald and William, daughters Kesiah, Ann E., Lucy and Patty are mentioned."[11]
While it is not a safe assumption that a grandson would be listed in the will (and assuming all names from the will were included in the abstract), this is the basis for the birth year guess of about 1785. About 1780 would work also - Archibald's profile shows his birth in 1754 and John's son James was born in 1821. ~ Noland-165 11:28, 9 February 2018 (EST)

He is listed by Bill Gaulden as being born in Prince Edward County, Virginia.

Born: about 1780, 1785 (see below), possibly in Campbell County, Virginia. [citation needed] His possible grandfather Samuel Gaulding, of New Kent County, died before 6 October 1785 (date will was filed, in Campbell County).[11] (see below - Samuel's will proves he had a son named Archibald, not that Archibald had a son named John)

Two John's who married Martha's or two wives?

Wives: The obituary of James W. Gaulding (b 1821 in Hancock County, Georgia) names him as the youngest child of John and Martha Gaulding, of Virginia.[13] A record of marriage between a John Gaulding and Martha Gaulding in Prince Edward County, Virginia is for 14 April 1808.[14] A list of John's children includes at least two born before 1808.[9]
Martha Gaulding (aged 55, born in Virginia), is listed in the 1850 Census for Troup County, Georgia in the household of John (42, Virginia) and Jane (39, Georgia) Gaulding with several children (apparently all John & Jane's, and all born in Georgia): William (17), Henry (15), Jesse (13), Martha (11), Archebald (9), Harriet (5), Mary (1)[15]

Wife Martha: Whether or not the Martha, mother of James,[13] was Gaulding-18, it does not appear that she could have been the mother of all of John's children, as more than one listed by researcher Bill Gaulding[9] is born 1800, before Martha, daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth Barnett Gaulding, Married John Jack Gaulding in 1808.

Martha was born in 1785, in Prince Edward County, Virginia where her parents Jesse Gaulding and Betty Barnett lived, and where she married her cousin John Gaulding on 14 April 1808. She died after 1870 in Troup County, Georgia.[9][16]
Being a second wife would allow Martha (Gaulding-18) to have a later birth year - 1790 or 1792 (if 18 or 16, respectively, at time of 1808 marriage), which makes her age at James's birth (1821) more likely (about 30), it does not resolve the question of location. ~ Noland-165 13:08, 9 February 2018 (EST) ... birth year update: 1795 (if she's the Martha in the household of John (b c1808) in Troup County, 1950); she gained 5 years in the 1870 Census (aged 80), so perhaps she was shaving years off when she talked to the 1850 Cenus taker.[17]

Locations For John

  • Prince Edward County, birth 1785
  • Prince Edward County Virginia (location for John and Martha's 1808 marriage; Martha's 1785 birth location/residence of her parents)
  • Hancock County, Georgia (son James' birth location, 1821)
  • St. Stephens, AL 1834, Land acquisition
  • Mobile, Alabama (John's death location, about 1845)

Sources

  1. "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR49-VM7 : 11 February 2018), John Gaulding and Martha Gaulding, 14 Apr 1808; citing Prince Edward, Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 33,254. Link to record I have requested access to view the original.
  2. Bill Gaulding, The Descendants of John Gaulding (Self-published, Kansas; courtesy of Nancy Anacker, personal Files of Mags Gaulden), page 195.
  3. research underway - note from Mags: I found a John Jack Gaulding son of Archibald who married a Martha Gaulding, daughter of Jesse Gaulding, abt. 1758, Prince Edward County, VA and Elizabeth Betty Barnett. There is also a DNA confirmation to John Mathew Gaulding and it would have to be through the husband of Martha since she can not pass along YDNA, John Jack to John Mathew Gaulding - There is also another closer Y-DNA Match that I will be adding.
  4. Third Census of the United States, 1810. (NARA microfilm publication M252, 71 rolls). Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C., 1810; Census Place: Prince Edward, Virginia; Roll: 70; Page: 567; Image: 00471; Family History Library Film: 0181430. [1810; Census Place: Prince Edward, Virginia; Roll: 70; Page: 567; Image: 00471; Family History Library Film: 0181430 Image]
  5. United States. Bureau of Land Management. Alabama Pre-1908 Homestead and Cash Entry Patent and Cadastral Survey Plat Index. General Land Office Automated Records Project, 1996. Link Ancestry $
  6. United States. Bureau of Land Management. Alabama Pre-1908 Homestead and Cash Entry Patent and Cadastral Survey Plat Index. General Land Office Automated Records Project, 1996.Link Ancestry $
  7. United States. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records. Automated Records Project; Federal Land Patents, State Volumes. http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/. Springfield, Virginia: Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, 2007.Image
  8. 1840; Census Place: Wetumpka, Coosa, Alabama; Roll: 2; Page: 310; Family History Library Film: 0002332Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Image Ancestry $
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Bill Gaulding, The Descendants of John Gaulding (Self-published, Kansas; courtesy of Nancy Anacker, personal Files of Mags Gaulden), page 195.
  10. Alabama Genealogy Trails, Alabama, Medical and Epidemic History, Yellow Fever. Alabama Genealogy Trails
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Catherine L. Gauldin, quoting Dr. Charles Gaulden's book.
  12. See this page for information about the Gauldings with Alexanders.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Col. James W. Gaulding" (Obituary), The Southern Standard, Saturday, 2 March 1878 (Arkadelphia, Arkansas)
  14. "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940," database, (FamilySearch: accessed 8 September 2015), John Gaulding and Martha Gaulding, 14 Apr 1808; citing Prince Edward, Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 33,254.
  15. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZYD-6M2 : 12 April 2016), John M Gaulding, Troup county, part of, Troup, Georgia, United States; citing family 478, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  16. From Gaulding-18's profile, From researcher Bill Gaulding, "She married JOHN "JACK" GAULDING, son of 2.7.2 ARCHIBALD GAULDING (John1 John2 Samuel3) and Unk (GAULDING) (p.210), GAULDING on 14 Apr 1808 in PRINCE EDWARD CO VA. He was born about 1785 in PRINCE EDWARD CO., VA. He died of YELLOW FEVER in 1845 in MOBILE, AL." ~ Source: The Descendants of John Gaulding, p. 195, , Bill Gaulden, Self Published, Kansas, courtesy of Nancy Anacker, Personal Files of Mags Gaulden
  17. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC3B-F2M : 12 April 2016), John Gaulding, Georgia, United States; citing p. 49, family 446, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,677.
  • Dr. Charles H. Gaulden, The Gaulden, Gauldin, Gaulding, Family History -- A Seven Hundred Year Study (Self-published, April 1999)


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James W. Gaulding's obituary says he was the youngest son of John and Martha Gaulding of Virginia.

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/17217452/

Obituary of "Col. James W. Gaulding", The Southern Standard, Saturday, 2 March 1878 (Arkadelphia, Arkansas).

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
to pursue - c1845 death by yellow fever in Mobile
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
add Bedford County, VA to location list (see his grandfather Samuel's DAR record)
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett

Jack is 21 degrees from Greg Clarke, 14 degrees from George Hull and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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