John A. Golden was one of 11 children born to Seaborn Golden and Lavina Johnson. Seaborn was born in Lincoln County, Ga., in 1799, the son of Mark Golden Sr. and unknown mother. The family had left Lincoln County and made a couple of other stops in Georgia before settling in Central Alabama -- in Tallapoosa County and surrounding area by the late 1830s.
John A. Golden and the Civil War