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Solving the Family History Mystery
Solving the Family History Mystery

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What do you enjoy? I enjoy a good mystery – from watching crime shows on t.v., to reading a thrilling mystery novel, to hunting down missing members of my family tree.  The hobbies I enjoy most all seem to have mystery in common.  I suppose it goes to my…
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What do you look like? I look like my mother, but with my father’s coloring. The more I age, the more my face morphs into hers.  At times it’s unsettling to look in the mirror or at a photo because her face jumps out of me.  It’s especially apparent when…
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Who Am I? List 20 things that describe you Sarcastic/snarky Ambitious Driven Intelligent Problem-solver Wine drinker Dog lover Mystery lover Hard worker Direct Observant Passionate Competitive History lover Avid reader Researcher and writer…
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Isaiah Golden died on July 21, 1911 at his home at 79 Somers Street in Brooklyn, at the age of 87.  In his obituary, his cause of death was noted as “complication of diseases”.  At the time of his death, he was retired, and had been a resident of the…
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Isaiah and Susanah Golden were members of the Old Bushwick Reformed Church, a congregation of the Dutch Reformed Church.  They were received into the congregation on April 10, 1898 by method of confession.  According to the church record, they eventually…
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In June 1863, Isaiah Golden registered for the US Civil War draft.  He is listed as 42 years old, worked as a cooper, and as having been born in New York.  The record indicates that he had no previous military service experience. Transcript Third…
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  State Date Name Location/ Post Office Occupation Class No. in Abstract Licenses Total Amount of Tax Due New York May 1864 Golden, Isaiah & Bro. 2nd b/n N.  3rd and N. 4th Manufacturers B 42 $10 $10 New York May 1864 Isaiah Golden 25 S. Third New York…
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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]…
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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…
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