1850 US Federal Census: Isaac Golden – Is this Isaiah?

In the 1850 US Federal Census, Isaiah Golden is not listed in the New York area. However, an Isaac Golden is listed in Ohio.  In other census records, Isaiah had been erroneously noted or transcribed as Issac.  The age is correct to match the Isaiah Golden from New York, and the occupation was as a Cooper.  It is also noted that his birthplace was New York.  Living in close proximity (next residence) was a John Golden, age 31, appropriately aged to be a brother or cousin.  He worked as a farmer, and was also noted as having been born in New York.  I currently have not other record of a brother named John, and I don’t have any details about the children of his uncle, Ephraham Golden.

According to the census, Issac [Isaiah] Golden was living in the home of John and Catherine Haylan in Green Township, Hamilton County, Ohio.  John was also a Cooper, age 21, and had been born in Ohio.  Catherine was age 22 and had been born in Ohio.  They had been married within the year, and had an infant daughter, named Sarah.


1850 US Federal Census: Ohio, Hamilton, Green Township, 7 August 1850, Dwelling No. 375, Family No. 377,
HAYLAN, JOHN, Age 21, Male, Occupation: Cooper, Born Ohio, Married in the Year;
HAYLAN, CATHERINE, Age 22, Female, Born Ohio, Married in the Year;
HAYLAN, SARAH, Age 1, Female, Born Ohio;
GOLDEN, ISAAC, Age 26, Male, Occupation: Cooper, Born New York.


Isaiah Golden – 1860 US Federal Census, Non-Population Schedules – Industry

1860 US Federal Census, Non-Population Schedules: New York, Westchester, Morrisania, 1 June 1860

Name, Business/Product/Capital Invested/Raw Materials Used: Quantities-Kinds-Value/Kind of Motive Power/Average Number of Hands Employed: Male-Female/Wages: Average monthly cost of male labor-Average monthly cost of female labor/Annual Product: Quantities-Kinds-Values

GOLDEN, ISAIAH, Cooper, $300 Invested[1], Hoops, $500 Value[2], 2 Male Laborers, $40[3] Cost of Labor, 4000 [illegible] Kegs, $1400[4] Value.[5]

Isaiah Golden - 1860 Federal Census-Non-Population

[1] $300 in 1860 is the equivalent of $124,000 in 2016 in Income Value.  https://www.measuringworth.com/uscompare/

[2] $500 in 1860 is the equivalent of $207,000 in 2016 in Income Value.

[3] $40 in labor cost in 1860 is the equivalent of $16,600 in 2016 in labor value for skilled labor.

[4] $1400 in 1860 is the equivalent of $579,000 in 2016 in Income Value.

[5] 1860 US Census, Non-Population Schedule: New York, Westchester, Morrisania , Archive Collection Number: I5; Roll: 80; Page: 12; Line: 19; Schedule Type: Industry, Image 448, (Ancestry Operations, Inc., 2010)

Isaiah Golden and Mary Code – 1860 US Federal Census

In the 1860 US Census, Isaiah and Mary were living in Williamsburgh, New York.  Isaiah’s worked as a cooper and his personal estate was valued at $200.[1]  In the house, there were two children.  Emma was the older daughter, age 13, and had attended school.  The younger of the children was the son Isaiah, age 9, who had also attended school.[2]   Given the age difference between Emma and Mary, it’s highly unlikely that Mary was Emma’s mother, as that Mary would have given birth to Emma at age 11.  So it is presumed that based on this record, Isaiah had a first wife, whose identity remains unknown at this time, and that both Emma and Isaiah are children of that first wife.

Isaiah Golden 1860 Census


1860 US Federal Census: New York, Kings, Brooklyn, Williamsburgh, 1st District, 14th Ward, 10 July 1860, Dwelling No. 489, Family No. 1152:

GOLDEN, ISAAH [ISAIAH], Age 33, Male, Cooper, Personal Estate Value: $200, Born New York;

GOLDEN, MARY A., Age 24, Female, Born New York;

GOLDEN, EMMA, Age 13, Female, Born New York;

GOLDEN, ISAAH [ISAIAH], Age 9, Male, Born New York.

[1] $200 in 1860 is the equivalent of $82,700 in income value in 2017.  https://www.measuringworth.com/uscompare/relativevalue.php

[2] 1860 US Federal Census: New York, Kings, Williamsburgh, Roll M653_773, Page: 129, Image 129, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. 2009.

Isaiah James Golden – Obituary

Isaiah James Golden - Obituary

Transcript from Isaiah James Golden’s Obituary

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, NY, 24 July 1911, Page 3 (Retrieved via Newspapers.com on 3 November 2017)


Isaiah Golden

Isaiah Golden, a retired cooper, for many years in business on old Ewen street, and a resident of the Eastern District for sixty years, died on Friday at his residence, 79 Somers street, of a complication of diseases.  He was born at West Farms, Westchester County, N.Y., March 4, 1824, and was one of the oldest members of the Old Bushwick Dutch Reformed Church on Humboldt street.  He is survived by a widow, Susanna Grow; three daughters, Mrs. George Alden, Mrs. Cornelius Travis, and Mrs. Peter l. Dunn; three sons, Eugene, Alfred and Edward; fifteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Birthplace Pedigree Chart

I saw several of these charts posted on blogs and Facebook, which come from an original post by J. Paul Hawthorne.  So I decided to follow suit and have created birthplace charts for both myself and my husband.

I went to seven generations (including myself and my husband).  It was really interesting to me to look at the data in this way because it really confirmed for me some key things…

  1. My family has been in the United States for many generations, pretty consistently across the various branches of the family.
  2. My husband’s family has much more recent immigrant roots on his mother’s side of the family.
  3. I have more research to do to find the roots of my mother’s family.
  4. I have more research to do on my husband’s father’s side of the family – there are a lot of missing information about that branch of the family.
  5. My father’s family is pretty much Irish and German immigrants to the New York area (mostly Brooklyn).  Very strong roots in that region.
  6. My mother’s family is primarily from Georgia and Mississippi, with a little migration from Virginia and South Carolina.
  7. My husband’s mother’s family were all Polish immigrants (even though the birthplaces are variously Poland, Prussia and Germany).  I find it an intriguing example of how much the history of Poland has been dictated by the political history of Europe as a whole.
  8. My husband’s father’s family moved around a lot and their roots are largely unknown… They were primarily in the midwest (Missouri/Oklahoma), but it looks like if we go back a little farther, there may be more roots in the area of Illinois/Ohio/Pennsylvania.  They were definitely the more migratory of all the branches of our families.

My chart:

My Birthplace Pedigree Chart

My Birthplace Pedigree Chart


My husband’s chart:

His Birthplace Pedigree

His Birthplace Pedigree