Francis Robert Goulding

Francis Robert Goulding (HM6ZJ)

Location: Roswell, GA 30075 Fulton County
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N 34° 1.631', W 84° 21.826'

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Francis Robert Goulding, author, clergyman, inventor, lived in this house at the time of his death, August 22, 1881, and is buried in the Roswell Presbyterian Cemetery. The son of Rev. Thomas Goulding, founder and first president of the Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Columbia, S. C., Goulding was born near Midway Church in Liberty County, September 28, 1810. Graduated from the University of Georgia in 1830, he was licensed to preach in 1833.

Best Known as the author of the popular juvenile novel, "The Young Marooners" and similar books, Francis R. Goulding like his father achieved eminence in the pulpit, filling many pastorates. In 1842, while visiting near Eatonton, he conceived the idea for a machine for sewing. While pastor of the Bath Presbyterian Church in Augusta, aided and encouraged by a friend, Judge Schley, he perfected his model, Meantime, Elias Howe of Massachusetts had secured a patent on a similar machine.

His first wife, Mary Wallace Howard of Savannah, was the first to sing Bishop Reginald Heber's famous hymn, "`From Greenland's Icy Mountains." It was set to music by Dr. Lowell Mason, pastor of Savannah's Independent Presbyterian Church, and dedicated to her. There were three Goulding children, Robert, Mary, and Frank.
HM NumberHM6ZJ
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number060-113
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 4:43pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 743405 N 3768304
Decimal Degrees34.02718333, -84.36376667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 1.631', W 84° 21.826'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 1' 37.86" N, 84° 21' 49.56" W
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Area Code(s)404, 678, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 52 Goulding Pl, Roswell GA 30075, US
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