Subj: Golden geneology Date: 2/9/02 AM Pacific Standard Time From: MEEJEE70To: GSC Glenn Dear Cousin Glenn, I am getting excited about the reunion and have been looking at all the old pictures and info again. The Golden famiy tree (page 65) says Michael Golden's wife is Mary Dougher. She is on the website as being the wife of Michael Golden (b.1780) and she is also mentioned in the Fitzpatrick book on page 254.
Date: 2/10/02 PM Pacific Standard Time From: GSC Glenn To: MEEJEE70Dear Cousin Mary Jane, Who is Mary Walsh? When I put up the website I used the information from page 267 of a book published in Grand Haven in 1974.
As you pointed out this information can be found on page 254 of the Fitzpatrick Book.
As you mentioned, the name Mary Walsh in this publication is not consistent with the information on Patrick Golden's death certificate.
So I guess the question is which source is more credible.
I would think the death certificate is the more credible source.
I was tempted to use the name Mary Dougher on the website, but since the rest of the website information came from page 267 of the book published in Grand Haven, I went with Mary Walsh.
I suppose I should have gone with Mary Dougher It is intesresting to note that Patrick Golden's brother John Golden married a Bridget Walsh.
You can find Bridget Walsh on the family tree that was hand written by Hortense Golden Brown.
Now to add a little bit more to the question "Who is Mary Walsh?
" The 1870 Census lists an 18 year old girl named Mary Welch (spelled "W" "e" "l" "c" "h") as a member of the Thomas Malone and Mary Golden Family. Six or seven years ago, Brother Joe and I visited Grand Haven to gather information from the Ottawa County death records.
(See page 295 of the Fitzpatrick Book) Ten years earlier, the 1860 Census lists an 8 year old Mary Malone as a part of the Thomas Malone and Mary Golden family. Welch owning land about a mile north of the Thomas Malone Farm. We made a lot of hand written notes but did not get any copies of death certificates.