Hello! Don't know if you're still out there searching, but I am just beginning research on a newly discovered branch of my family, the Goldens. My gggrandfather's name is ROBERT Golden b. 1806. He raised his family in Genesee Co and Oakland Co,. MI but seems to have roots in NY and Canada. I have been attempting to connect Robert with ZENAS Golden b. 1804 and WILLIAM Golden b. 1810. I THINK they all are brothers. Ancestry.com's info says that a THORN Golden b. 1795 of Seneca, NY is the father of Zenas and WIlliam. My previous research linked Robert and Zenas as brothers. A family tree entry on Rootsweb mentions a THORN Golden/Golding and wife Harriet Roberts and another daughter Emma, born later who also made her home in Seneca, NY. The "loyalists to Canada" idea makes sense to me since Robert lists on a couple census records that he is from Nova Scotia or simply Canada. His grandson who is named after him was also born in Canada, the only one of his many siblings not born in Michigan! So perhaps much of the family left together for Michigan at a later time and there were still relatives in Canada to visit??? With unusual names like Zenas and Thorn coming up repeatedly in this group and some of these other hints, I'm hoping that there might be a connection with all the info in your research. Any information you could share will be appreciated...please reply!
Thank you! Mary Ann Williams :)