Benjamin Alfred Gauldin

23 August 1857–12 March 1932 (Age 74)
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States

The Life of Benjamin Alfred

When Benjamin Alfred Gauldin was born on 23 August 1857, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, his father, Jabez Sidney Gaulden, was 19 and his mother, Cynthia Ann Dodd, was 20. He married Ida May Rankin on 25 May 1883, in Obion, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 16, Obion, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Obion, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 12 March 1932, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Dukedom, Weakley, Tennessee, United States.

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Benjamin Alfred Gauldin
Ida May Rankin
Marriage: 25 May 1883
William Ira Gaulden
Daniel Vernon Gaulden
Earnest Gaulden
Norvin Alfred Gaulden Sr.
Fred Jerome Gaulden
Clifton Carl Gaulden
Ida Maye Gaulden

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25 May 1883
Obion, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 4

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 5

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 21

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

Name Meaning

Origin uncertain: perhaps a variant of English Golden .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ben Gohlden, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ben A Gaulden, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Benjiman A Gaulden, "United States Census, 1910"

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