Roswell in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Francis Robert Goulding
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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 34° 1.631′ N, 84° 21.826′ W. Marker is in Roswell, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is on Goulding Place 0.1 miles west of Canton Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at the end of Goulding Place, at the restored and remodeled Goulding house. Marker is in this post office area: Roswell GA 30075, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Goulding House (a few steps from this marker); Naylor Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); The Fowler House (approx. ¼ mile away); Miss Sallie’s Place (approx. ¼ mile away); C.J. Perry House (approx. ¼ mile away); The Castle (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Archibald Smith Plantation Home, Outbuildings and Grounds (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roswell.
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