From the "History of Steuben County, Indiana, 1885", page 708-709. George Golden

George Golden, one of the successful farmers of Jackson Town­ship, resides on section 22, where he settled in November, 1864. He owns 302½ acres of land, entered and partially improved by Maro Cleveland.  Mr. Golden has made many improvements which have greatly advanced its value since he owned the farm. In 1876 he built his residence, which is one of the finest in the township, at a cost of $3,000, and in 1883 built his barn at a cost of $1,200. He is a son of Nathaniel Golden who was born in Nova Scotia about 1795, and removed with his parents to Seneca County, N. Y., where he married Elizabeth Arey. In 1839 he moved to Steuben County, Ind., and settled on a farm in Steuben Township, now owned by Henry Ritter, where he died in1848, his wife's death preceded his. They had a family of nine children. One daughter died in New York, and eight children accompanied their parents to Indiana, viz.: Amy, wife of Ever Thayer; Thomas was killed by the caving in of a well, when twenty-two years of age; Louisa married Eli Frink; Ann, wife of Zephaniah Carr; Horace, Nathan and George. The latter is the youngest, and the only surviving member of his father's family, He was born in New York in Oc­tober, 1835, and has lived in Steuben County, Ind., since 1839. He married Adelpha Cleveland, daughter of Amasa Maro Cleveland, who settled in Steuben County in 1835. Mr, and Mrs. Golden have three children — Frank, Edd and Judd, all natives of Jackson Township. Mrs. Golden's father was one of the prominent early settlers of the county, He entered the farm where Mr. Golden now lives and lived there till his death in 1863, His wife died in 1852. They had three daughters — Mrs. Golden, Louisa, now in California, and Mary, widow of Dr. John B, Blue, of Jackson Township.
Transcribed by R.G. Cleaveland 7/25/2004