The spelling of the name from Gaulding to Gaulden/in occurred in the generation of the children of John Matthew Gaulding. Son John, Jr. and son William have been set to merge into their EN or IN derivations. Further research is needed to determine the derivations or not, used by the rest of the children. Some are known to have kept the Gaulding spelling.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Sarah by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Sarah:
Geer-28 and Geers-43 appear to represent the same person because: Found a Source for her last name being documented as Geers - Prince Edward County Virginia petition for custody of Alexander's Children.
Geers-43 and Geer-28 appear to represent the same person because: Hello Mark,
This is the same person. The Family Name at her generation was Gauldiing. It changed in the next generation to Gaulden (my line) and Gauldin (your line). For her Maiden Name? The source is Dr. Gaulden's Book Cited on the profile. It isn't clear which spelling it is for sure but it is noted as an AKA on the profile for Geer-28 as well. Please approve this merge - then we can move on to merging the children into their respective ing, en, or in spellings. Thanks! Mags
Geers-34 and Geer-28 appear to represent the same person because: Elizabeth Geers (Geer) married John Mathew Gaulding. The Gaulden, Gauldin, Gaulding, Family History -- A Seven Hundred Year Study, Volume One, p. 28, By Dr. Charles H. Gaulden, Self Published, April, 1999.