Genealogy Research

Isaiah Golden in City Directories

Year
Directory
City
State
Name
Location 1
Location 2
Occupation
1853[1]
Charles R. Rode
New York
NY
Isaiah Golden
340 Sixth Street
221 Fifth Street (h)
Cooper
1853[2]
Charles R. Rode
New York & Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden[3]
340 Sixth Street
Cooper
1854[4]
Charles R. Rode
New York & Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
70 Avenue D
221 Fifth Street (h)
Cooper
1854[5]
Charles R. Rode
New York & Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden[6]
70 Avenue D
Cooper
1859[7]
unk
New York
NY
Isaiah Golden Brothers[8]
209 Second E D[9]
Cooper
1862[10]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden Bro.
209 Second
126 N. First (h)
Cooper
1864[11]
Trow Directory
New York
NY
Isaiah Golden
278 Water
B’klyn (h)
Cooper
1866[12]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaih [Isaiah] Golden
189 Myrtle Av (h)
Cooper
1872[13]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
237 Leonard
Cooper
1873[14]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
Hicks, corner of Nelson
839 Madison (h)
Cooper
1875[15]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
333 Ewen
839 Madison (h)
Cooper
1876[16]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
839 Madison
Cooper
1876[17]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
333 Ewen
839 Madison (h)
Cooper
1877[18]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
839 Madison
Cooper
1878[19]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah S. Golden
333 Ewen
Devoe, corner of Ewen (h)
Cooper
1879[20]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
333 Ewen
107 Conselyea (h)
Cooper
1880[21]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
303 Ewen[22]
107 Conselyea (h)
Cooper
1881[23]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
109 Conselyea (h)
Cooper
1882[24]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
109 Conselyea (h)
Cooper
1883[25]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
333 Ewen
109 Conselyea (h)
Cooper
1884[26]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
333 Ewen
109 Conselyea (r)
Cooper
1886[27]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
333 Ewen
109 Conselyea (h)
Cooper
1887[28]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
333 Ewen
109 Conselyea
Cooper
1888[29]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
333 Ewen
107 Conselyea (h)
Cooper
1888/1889[30]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
333 Ewen
167 Conselyea
Cooper
1889/1890[31]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
346 Ewen
107 Conselyea
Cooper
1890[32]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
346 Ewen
107 Conselyea (h)
Cooper
1891[33]
Lain & Co.
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
340 Ewen
107 Conselyea (h)
Cooper
1892[34]
Lain & Healy
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden[35]
340 Ewen
Cooper
1895[36]
Lain & Healy
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
107a Conselyea
Cooper
1897[37]
Lain & Healy
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
391 Leonard
107 Conselyea
Tube
1898[38]
Lain & Healy
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
107 Conselyea (h)
Cooper
1904[39]
Upington’s Directory
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
Leonard, on the corner of Richardson
107 Conselyea (h)
Cooper
1906[40]
Trow Directory
Brooklyn
NY
Isaiah Golden
107 Conselyea
Cooper

 

Isaiah can be found in a variety of directories from 1853 to 1906 in Manhattan and Brooklyn.  The directories frequently list both his business and residential addresses, as well as confirm his occupation as a cooper.  He starts both living and working in Manhattan, mostly in and around the East Village near the new Tompkins Square Park, which was established in 1850[41].  Briefly his work was located down on Water Street, near where the footings for the Brooklyn Bridge would eventually be built on the Manhattan side.[42]  By 1862, he had moved to Brooklyn, first to Williamsburg, then briefly near Fort Greene Park (then known as Washington Park[43]), then out to the area west of The Evergreens Cemetery, before returning to Williamsburg to settle on Conselyea Street in 1878.  He continued to live there until his death in 1911.  Sometime by 1873, his business had also moved to Brooklyn, first to a location on Hicks at the corner of Nelson, in between Red Hook and Carroll Gardens, before settling from 1874 to about 1894 at a location around the corner from his residence on what was then called Ewen Street (eventually renamed to Manhattan Avenue as it is called today).  By 1897, he had moved the business north of his residence to Leonard Street, just two blocks south of what would become McCarren Park.[44]  The business remained there until his retirement.

[1] New York City Directory, Charles R. Rode, 1853, City Directories for New York, New York, Fold3.com.

[2] New York City Directory, Charles R. Rode, 1853, City Directories for New York, New York, Fold3.com.

[3] This is a business directory, with Isaiah Golden listed under the heading “Coopers”.

[4] New York City Directory, Charles R. Rode, 1854, City Directories for New York, New York, Fold3.com.

[5] New York City Directory, John F. Trow, 1854, City Directories for New York, New York, Fold3.com.

[6] This is a business directory, with Isaiah Golden listed under the heading “Coopers”.

[7] Brooklyn City Directory, 1859, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[8] This is a business directory, with Isaiah Golden Brothers listed under the heading “Coopers”.

[9] Abbreviation meaning of “ED” unknown.

[10] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1862, City Directories for Brooklyn, New York, Fold3.com.

[11] Brooklyn City Directory, John F. Trow, 1864, City Directories for Brooklyn, New York, Fold3.com.

[12] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1866, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[13] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1872, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[14] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1873, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[15] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1875, City Directories for Brooklyn, New York, Fold3.com.

[16] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1876, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[17] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1876, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[18] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1877, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[19] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1878, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[20] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1879, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[21] B­­­­rooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1880, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[22] Ewen Street is now known as Manhattan Avenue in Brooklyn.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_Avenue_(Brooklyn)

[23] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1881, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[24] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1882, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[25] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1883, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[26] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1884, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[27] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1886, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[28] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1887, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[29] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1888, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[30] Brooklyn, New York Directories, 1888-1890, Lain & Co. 1889, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2000.

[31] Brooklyn, New York Directories, 1888-1890, Lain & Co. 1889, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2000.

[32] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1890, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[33] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Co., 1891, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[34] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Healy, 1892, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[35] This is a business directory, with Isaiah listed under the heading “Coopers”.

[36] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Healy, 1895, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[37] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Healy, 1897, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[38] Brooklyn City Directory, Lain & Healy, 1898, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[39] Brooklyn City Directory, Upington’s Directory, 1873, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[40] Brooklyn City Directory, Trow Directory, 1906, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2011.

[41] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tompkins_Square_Park

[42] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn_Bridge

[43] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Greene_Park

[44] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarren_Park

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Isaiah and Susan Golden – 1910 US Federal Census

By 1910, Isaiah and Susan Golden have moved from the home on Conselyea to 1083 Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn’s 28th Ward.  Isaiah was 86 years old, Susana was 64 years old, and they had been married for 37 years.  According to the census, this was the second marriage for both of them.  Living in the home with them was Harriet (Hattie), now widowed, along with three boarders: Charles and Emily Gonrig, and Cornelia Raborg.  Isaiah was no longer working, living on his own income, and he rents the home.  Susana was listed as having four children, none of whom are living.  Harriet was 45 years old, widowed and only had one of her three children still living.[1]

Isaiah Golden - 1910 Federal Census

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1910 US Federal Census: New York, Kings, Brooklyn, 28th Ward, 27 April 1910, Page 9A, ED No. 889, 1083 Bushwick Avenue, Dwelling No. 98, Family No. 229:

GOLDEN, ISAIAH, Head, Male, White, Age 86, Married (2nd), Married 37 years, Born New York, Father born New York, Mother born New York, Occupation: Own Income, Can read, Can write, Rents house;

GOLDEN, SUSANA S., Wife, Female, White, Age 64, Married (2nd), Married 37 years, Four children born, 0 children living, Born Pennsylvania, Father born Pennsylvania, Mother born Pennsylvania, Speaks English, No occupation, Can read, Can write;

TRAVIS, HARRIET E., Daughter, Female, White, Age 45, Widowed, 3 children born, 1 child living, Born New York, Father born New York, Mother born Ireland-English, Speaks English, No Occupation, Can read, Can write;

GONRIG, CHARLES C., Boarder, Male, White, Age 45, Divorced, Born Germany-German, Father born Germany-German, Mother born Germany-German, Immigrated in 1882, Naturalized Citizen, Speaks English, Occupation: Pharmacist at a Drugstore, Employer, Can read, Can write;

GONRIG, EMILY T., Boarder, Female, White, Age 21, Single, Born New York, Father born Germany-German, Mother born Germany-German, Speaks English, Occupation: Stenographer at Insurance Company, Wage Earner, Not out of work, 0 weeks out of work, Can read, Can write, did not attend school;

RABORG, CORNELIA C., Boarder, Female, White, Age 18, Single, Born New York, Father born Pennsylvania, Mother born Germany-German, Speaks English, No occupation, Can read, Can write, Did not attend school.

 

[1] 1910 US Federal Census: New York, Kings, Brooklyn, Ward 28, Roll T624_981, Page 9A, E.D. 889, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2006.

Isaiah and Susan Golden – 1900 US Federal Census

In 1900, Isaiah and Susan were living on their own.  Isaiah was 76 years old, with his birthdate listed as March 1824.  Susan was 52 years old, with a birthdate of October 1848. They have been married for 27 years, which means they were married in 1873, meaning Mary died within less than three years of the 1870 census in which she last appeared.  The 1900 census confirms that Susan had no children of her own.  Their residence was at 105 Conselysea, in Brooklyn’s 15th Ward.  Isaiah was still working as a Cooper, though the full occupation entry on the census is partially illegible due to overwriting by the census administrator.[1]

Isaiah Golden - 1900 Federal Census

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1900 US Federal Census: New York, Kings, Brooklyn, Ward 15, 7 June 1900, Sheet 13, ED No. 215, 105 Conselysea, Dwelling No. 100, Family No. 279:

GOLDEN, ISAIAH, Head, White, Male, Born March 1824, Age 76, Married 27 years, Born New York, Father born New York, Mother born New York, Occupation: Cooper [illegible], Can read, Can write, Can speak English, Owns home;

GOLDEN, SUSAN, Wife, White, Female, Born October 1848, Age 52, Married 27 years, No Children born, No Children living, Born Pennsylvania, Father born Pennsylvania, Mother born Pennsylvania, Can read, Can write, Can speak English.

[1] 1900 US Federal Census: New York, Kings, Brooklyn, Ward 15, Roll 1052, Page 13A, ED 215, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2004.

Isaiah and Susan Golden – 1880 US Federal Census

Ten years later, in 1880, the family was still in Williamsburg, but Mary was no longer in the home, presumably having died in the intervening years.  James remarried a woman named Susan Grow.  He was still working as a Cooper, and was 56 years old.  Susan, age 34, was born in Philadelphia, as were both of her parents.  They had no children from their union, but three of James’s children with Mary still lived in the home.  Hattie was 16 years old, and neither had an occupation nor apparently went to school.  Henry (also known as Alfred Henry) was 12 years old and attended school.  Edward was 10 year old and also attended school.  Edward was not yet born in the previous census, and since Mary died sometime after, it is not unreasonable to consider that she might have died while giving birth to Edward.[1]  All three children have Susan’s birthplace listed as their mother’s birthplace, but this is erroneous, and likely because the relationships were not explained to the census taker and/or he presumed that she was their mother.[2]

Isaiah Golden - 1880 Federal Census

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1880 US Federal Census: New York, Kings, Brooklyn, 15th Ward, 3 June 1880, Page 11, ED No. 134, 109 Conselyea, Dwelling No. 55, Family No. 106:

GOLDEN, JAMES, White, Male, Age 56, married, Occupation: Cooper, Born New York, Father born New York, Mother born New York;

GOLDEN, SUSAN, White, Female, Age 34, Wife, married, Born Philadelphia, Father born Philadelphia, Mother born Philadelphia;

GOLDEN, HATTIE, White, Female, Age 16, Daughter, single, Born New York, Father born New York, Mother born Philadelphia;

GOLDEN, HENRY [ALFRED], White, Male, Age 12, Son, single, Attended school, Born New York, Father born New York, Mother born Philadelphia;

GOLDEN, EDWARD, White, Male, Age 10, Son, single, Attended school, Born New York, Father born New York, Mother born Philadelphia.

[1] Mary’s date and manner of death are unknown, but the narrow timeframe (3 years) provided by the information in the 1870 and the 1880 US Federal Censuses

[2] 1880 Federal Census: New York, Kings, Brooklyn, E.D. 134, Roll 848, Page 685C, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2010.

Isaiah and Mary Golden – 1870 US Federal Census

By 1870, the family was still living in Williamsburgh, in the 15th Ward.  Isaiah, still working as a cooper, had amassed a personal estate of $700.[1]  Isaiah was listed as 46 years old and Mary as 38 years old, both of which do not align to a 10 year increase in their ages in the 1860 Census (as a result, both censuses only give a general ballpark for their age and derived year of birth).  Emma and Isaiah were no longer in the home, as both either reach their majority and moved out, or were then deceased.[2]  However, there were still children in the house.  Son Eugene was listed as age 12; however, since he was not in the 1860 Census, Mary was most likely pregnant with him in 1860, and his age on the 1870 Census is off by 1-2 years.  He was born in New York and attended school.  Daughter Mary was listed as age 11, and in her case, her age is most likely overstated by 1-2 years.  She was also born in New York and attended school.  Georgiana, age 9 (also overstated by 1-2 years), was born in New York and attended school.  Harriet, age 7 (also likely overstated by 1-2 years), was born in New York, attended school, but could not read or write English.  The youngest, Alfred, was age 2 and born in New York.[3]

Isaiah Golden - 1870 Federal Census

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1870 US Federal Census, New York, Kings, Brooklyn, Williamsburgh, 15th Ward, 1 Aug 1870, Page 217, Dwelling No. 900, Family 1876:

GOLDEN, ISIAH [ISAIAH], Age 46, Male, White, Occupation: Cooper, Value of Personal Estate: $700, Born New York, Male citizen over age of 21;

GOLDEN, MARY, Age 38, Female, White, Occupation: Keeping house, Born New York;

GOLDEN, EUGENE, Age 12, Male, White, Born New York, Attended school;

GOLDEN, MARY E., Age 11, Female, White, Born New York, Attended school;

GOLDEN, GEORGIANA, Age 9, Female, White, Born New York, Attended school;

GOLDEN, HARRIET, Age 7, Female, White, Born New York, Attended school, Cannot read, Cannot write;

GOLDEN, ALFRED H., Age 2, Male, White, Born New York.

[1] $700 in 1870 is the equivalent of $206,000 in income value in 2017.  https://www.measuringworth.com/uscompare/relativevalue.php

[2] Further research into their whereabouts in 1870 is required to confirm which option is accurate.

[3] 1870 US Census: New York, Kings, Brooklyn, Williamsburgh, Ward 15, Roll: M593_956, Page 476A, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2009.