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
Ellen or Ellender Caroline Self
Marriage: 9 September 1868
Saphronia Jane Gildon
Mary Polly Ann Gildon
William Hartwell Gildon
Deborah Starky Gildon
Charlie Etter Gildon
Margarite Elizabeth Gildon Chism
Nancy Duke Gildon Crouch
Tilmon Saphira Gildon
Eleanor Caroline Gildon
Richard Raymond Gildon Jr

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)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1846: Smith, Texas, United States


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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