Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Golemans /Goldmans in Edgefield South Carolina

Yesterday, I received a most interesting letter from a Jamie Goldman. Here are some excerpts:

"Jerusha Hearne was my Great Great Grandmother. (Page 604, 610, 611) She was the daughter of Drewry Hearne & Keren H Bledsoe. She was married to John M Goleman/Goldman, (in some records and on the tombstones it is spelled Goleman.) Jerusha & John's son Arthur L Goleman, married to Carrie Polatty, had a son named John Curtis Goldman, who married Flora Marie Pitts, who had 13 children...one of whom is my father, Joseph E Goldman Sr.
"There are Goleman's and Goldman's in this line....John M was GOLEMAN, his son Arthur L GOLEMAN, his son Ransom GOLEMAN, & Ransoms brother & my Grandfather John Curtis GOLDMAN. Some of Arthur's children spelled it GOLEMAN and others GOLDMAN. We have not determined why the spelling was changed, but do know that at some point it was.
"I have photos of Jerusha's tombstone, which is located in Saluda SC at Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Also buried there is her daughter Florence Goleman & her husband who was JO McDowell, & their daughter Janie 'Ola' McDowell & her husband who was Caleb Sidney Mitchell. Some of their children are buried there as well. I have photos of these stones also, as well as Arthur L Goleman & Carrie Polatty Goleman's, & others.
**Please note that Jerusha's tombstone says: 'Jerusha Hearne, wife of John M Goleman Born July 16, 1824 Died Feb 28, 1904'**"

It is interesting to note in the Census that the names do seem to change from Goleman to Goldman.

Census 1860 South Carolina Edgefield Saluda Regiment page 119
Family 14
J M Goleman, 37, M, Farmer, SC
J Goleman, 35, F, SC
M E Goleman, 7, F, SC
M A Goleman, 6, F, SC
F A Goleman, 5, F, SC
A L Goleman, 3, M, SC
E B Goleman, 1, M, SC
Family 13
Karon Hearn, 70, F, SC
Emaline Hearn, 30, F, SC
Mary A Hearn, 23, F, SC

Census 1900 South Carolina Edgefield Saluda #6 Township
Family 209
Mattie Hardman, head, W, F, Sept 1853, 46, Wd, 3 children 3 living, SC, SC, SC
Addie Hardman, daughter, W, F, Oct 1883, 16, sgl, SC, SC, SC
Mary Hardman, daughter, W, F, Jun 1888, 11, sgl, SC, SC, SC
Mary H Hardman, daughter, W, F, Oct, 1890, 9, sgl, SC, SC, SC
Jerusha Goleman, mother, W, F, July 1824, 75, Wd, 6 children 4 living, SC, SC, SC

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