Richard Raymond Gildon

Brief Life History of Richard Raymond

When Richard Raymond Gildon was born on 11 July 1845, in Smith, Bell, Texas, United States, his father, Charles Gildon Jr., was 25 and his mother, Deborah Lenorah Medford, was 20. He married Ellen or Ellender Caroline Self on 9 September 1868, in Freestone, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Smith, Texas, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1864. He died on 16 February 1909, in Center City, Mills, Texas, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Center City, Mills, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Raymond Gildon
1845–1909
Ellen or Ellender Caroline Self
1850–1934
Marriage: 9 September 1868
Saphronia Jane Gildon
1869–1892
Mary Polly Ann Gildon
1872–1951
William Hartwell Gildon
1875–1942
Deborah Starky Gildon
1878–1918
Charlie Etter Gildon
1880–1880
Margarite Elizabeth Gildon Chism
1883–1902
Nancy Duke Gildon Crouch
1886–1973
Tilmon Saphira Gildon
1888–1969
Eleanor Caroline Gildon
1892–1932
Richard Raymond Gildon Jr
1894–1981

Sources (14)

  • R Gildon in household of C Gildon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • R R Gildon, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"
  • Richard Raymond Gildon, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1846

Historical Boundaries: 1846: Smith, Texas, United States

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (eastern): nickname from Middle English gilden, gu(i)lden ‘golden’ (Old English gylden), perhaps applied to someone with golden hair.

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

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