Born in Liberty County, son of Reverend Thomas and Ann Holbrook Goulding. Licensed a Presbyterian minister in 1833. He was a chaplain in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and supposedly invented the first workable sewing machine. He was a fiction writer of note. One of his books, The Young Marooners, became so famous that it was translated into several foreign languages. He died at his home in Roswell, Georgia.
From "Sweet Land of Liberty, A History of Liberty County, Georgia" by Robert Long Groover; Page(s); Used by the permission of the Liberty County Commissioners Office