James Golden, his wife, Sarah, and two sons, Samuel H., 19, and James, 17, were in Big Creek, Greene Co., Arkansas in 1850. James was the son of Samuel and Lydia Golden of South Carolina, and they migrated to Weakley Co., Tenn. and died there. Samuel (1770-1857) and Lydia (1776-1859) had eleven children and only one James, came to Clay County.
James (1800-before 1860) and Sarah (1792-before 1860) had two children: Samuel H. Golden (1831-1870) and James Henry Golden (1833-1860) as listed on the 1850 census.
Samuel H. Golden, son of James and Sarah, was married to Anna Marshall. He could not read or write and was listed as an “under eye doctor” on the 1870 census. Their children were (1) James Valseum Golden who married Gennie Smith in 1895 and had two children and Della Rachel Fowler in 1902 in Dunklin Co., Mo. and had five children. (2) Sarah Golden (1862- ); (3) John Riley Golden (1865-1956) was born in Greenway and died in Malden, Mo. He married Betty Wimberly and they had six children; (4) Samuel H. Golden (1871- ); and (5) Permelia C. Golden (1874- ).
Samuel T. (H?) Holden bought 160 acres from the Helena Land Office Spet. 1, 1857, Doc. 6108, #3767, Cash Entry, Part #1: E. W. Sec. 32, Twp. 20, R 8 E.
James Henry Golden, son of James and Sarah, was born in Tennessee and he and his wife, Jane Wilson Golden, died sometime after 1860. Their children were (1) Cynthia A. Isabelle (Belle) Golden who married James Mayfield, son of Sampson and Margaret Underwood Mayfield, and had a daughter, Idatha. Idatha was living with her grandmother, Jane, in 1880 which probably means Cynthia died before then. (2) James Franklin Golden (1856-1924) was born in Greene Co., Ark. and married Cynthia Eleanor Davis, daughter of Dick and Martha Davis, in 1886 and had 17 children, many of them dying young: William Henry, Jack, Virgie Gertrude, James Walters, Isaac, Martha Jane, Elbert Ellis, John Linley, Delbert Franklin, Vernie Royall, Joseph M., Infant, Infant, Infant, Infant, Rosa E. and Evelyn. William Henry Golden (1887-1921) married Rhoda Jewell and had Mary Elena who married Leland Gray and had Vernie, Polly Ozbun, and Mary Avis Gray; Clois W. (Hank) Golden married Mamie E. Lovelady and had Valo Dement, Johnny Mack Golden, and Bonnie Ham; Maxine Golden married Ted Walker and had Jimmy; and Pauline Mitchell. Virgie Gertrude Golden married George F. Mack and had Rue Clifton Mack. James Walter Golden (1892-1980) married Minnie Lou Garner an dhad Louis Avery and James W. Golden, Jr. Delbert Franklin Golden married Ina Inez Watson and had Dr. Franklin Golden who married Billie Nichols and had William (Sammy), Stephen, and Nickie; Jerry Lynn Golden; Betty Parks; Pat Harrington; and Jeanie Daniels. Vernie Royall Golden married Leah Stokes, Sudie Blanche Presson, and MArquerite Chiels and had a son, Joel R. Golden. (3) William T. (also J. S.) Golden (1857-1923) married Chanie A. Isabelle (Belle) Morrow and had James C. Golden, Lenora (Nora) who married Singleton Copeland (1885-1957) and had Oran Edward, Marvin, Wilson, Goldie Imogene Meriweather, Benjamin (Bert), Ivah Ethelene, Clifton, and Eulaline Copeland; (4) and D. W. S. Golden (1860-1870).