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Re: Civil War - Golden

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  • quietholler.dana
    Faye- Thank you so much for writing this down. Sad story :-( I hadn t realized I was wandering into treacherous territory when I asked the question, but in
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      Faye- Thank you so much for writing this down. Sad story :-( I hadn't realized I was wandering into treacherous territory when I asked the question, but in hindsight I can see how delicate the subject is. How on earth did so many of our ancestors survive this? I am constantly amazed. Dana



      --- In jacksongenealogy@yahoogroups.com, "Faye Craig" <fayecraig@...> wrote:
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      > Thank you, Clay. I have the following information on Shadrack Golden, which I am happy to share. This occurred in Madison, rather than Jackson County, near the New Market area.
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      > Shadrack Golden is buried in the Bragg Cemetery in NW corner of SE 1/4 Sec 15 T2 R2 E. This is located on Hurricane Road in Hurricane Valley, in Madison County, behind a private home belonging to Norris descendants. They were very gracious in allowing me access to the cemetery several years ago.
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      > Inscription on cemetery marker: "Shedrick Golden Was born July 4, 1808 in the year of our Lord. On the 13th day of January, 1865 he was taken off and murdered for maintaining the Union and Constation of the United States" (I have copied as inscribed on his marker).
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      > I quote from Madison County Cemetery Book, Vol. II by Dorothy Scott Johnson: 'This man is still referred to in the community by his nickname "Shed" Golden. He was killing hogs at a natural spring along with William E. Norris (1835-1920) when "bushwackers" accousted them. Young Norris outran them but they caught Shed Golden and killed him. Mr. Golden did not believe in slavery. He was a fiercely patriotic man and the Golden family was known to be honest and fine citizens. The "Yankees" forced the community to bury him 'in style' according to the grandson of William E. Norris, W. Howard Norris.'
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      > The following information was given by Howard Norris to my great aunt many years ago: ""Shad and William E. Norris were butchering hogs at Campbell Spring on January 13, 1865. They heard horses riding toward them and looked up to see a group of Rebel soldiers coming. Shad yelled for William to run. William ran up into the mountain and hid in an old hollow log. He said that he could hear the men tramping around him and yelling "Come on out, you SOB. We know you're here and we're gonna find you." He didn't come out, but stayed there until they gave up on finding him and turned their full attention to Shad.
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      > Shad asked the men to take him to his home (which was just a short distance away) so that he could get his tobacco for a smoke. They agreed and after he got to his home, he was able to toss a pouch of money behind some unlit logs for his family to find later. The soldiers then took him to a small hill, behind the old church and killed him.""
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      > An excerpt from the journal of Thomas Benton Hart McCain, member of a Union troop out of Indiana, reads as follows:
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      > "Monday Jan. 16th 1865......After breakfasting we struck up Mountain Fork valley eastward from New Market and after going two miles struck the road which led to the Baker settlement in Hurricane Creek valley. At Bakers we changed our course southernward toward Golden Hollow named after a man named Golden. This same man was killed last Friday by guerrillas. The citizens are burying him today. Upon reaching Hurricane meeting house a distance of two and a half miles from Golden Hollow we encamped."
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      > Hopefully this information will be of benefit to the person posting earlier today who was a descendant of Ruben Golden, brother to Shadrack.
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      > In researching the Campbells and Goldens, I met one of Ruben's descendants, Lowell Bates, who lives in Kelso, Tennessee and has a store between New Market and the Alabama state line. He is a storehouse of information on the Golden family, and was very helpful and generous in sharing information.
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      > Faye
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Clay Gullatt
      > To: jacksongenealogy@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, September 12, 2011 5:23 PM
      > Subject: Re: [jacksongenealogy] Civil War
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      > No problem with posting family stories and what units your ancestors were in.. I do not want anyone to start posting on the causes of the Civil War as it always gets very divisive. That and religion are the best ways I know to destroy a group.
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      > We have discussed the murder of Joseph "Uncle Joe" Sanders/Saunders (b.1793 d. 10 Mar 1863) by bushwhackers on this group a few years ago. Uncle Joe was a Union supporter whose sons and nephews served in the Union Army.
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      > We also had a member post on an ancestor who had to flee in the night and hide in caves until they could make their way to Tennessee behind Union lines.
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      > Clay
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      > --- On Mon, 9/12/11, Faye Craig <fayecraig@...> wrote:
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      > From: Faye Craig <fayecraig@...>
      > Subject: Re: [jacksongenealogy] Re: Union Units from Jackson County
      > To: jacksongenealogy@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Monday, September 12, 2011, 3:55 PM
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      > Clay, please let me know if you have a problem with my posting the information I have on this story. I will await your reply.
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      > Thanks,
      > Faye
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Karl Plenge
      > To: jacksongenealogy@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, September 12, 2011 11:53 AM
      > Subject: Re: [jacksongenealogy] Re: Union Units from Jackson County
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      > If you all are comfortable posting it, I think many of us on the list would be interested in hearing the story about Shadrack Golden.
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