John Reid Golding

1789–15 July 1824 (Age 35)
Laurens, South Carolina, United States

The Life of John Reid

When John Reid Golding was born in 1789, in Laurens, South Carolina, United States, his father, Anthony Foster Golding, was 43 and his mother, Isabella Reid, was 30. He married Clementina Brown in 1810, in Laurens, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 15 July 1824, in Jonesville, Union, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Fair Forest Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Jonesville, Union, South Carolina, United States.

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John Reid Golding
Sophonisba Nott
Marriage: 1823
Margaret Campbell Golding

Spouse and Children

Laurens, South Carolina, United States


    Margaret Campbell Golding


Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth Reid Golding


    James Golding


    Rachel Isabelle Golding



    David Golding


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World Events (8)


Age 0

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1792 · Head Tax Law

Age 3

"In 1792, South Carolina passes a law called the ""head tax"" for all free African Americans from age 16-50. This tax was $2.00."
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 11

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the late Old English personal name Golding, in form a patronymic from Golda ( see Gold 4).2 German: patronymic from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with gold, guld ‘gold’, ‘bright’.3 Jewish (from Latvia and Lithuania): habitational name from Golding, the German and Yiddish name of the city of Kuldīga in Latvia.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • John Esq. Golding, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Reid Golding, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Reid Golding, "Find A Grave Index"

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