Historic Markers Across Georgia

Author of "The Young Marooners"

Marker ID: GHM 121-6
Location: US 1 at Bath-Edie Road near Bath
County: Richmond
Coordinates: N 33° 20.029    W 082° 09.857
  33.33381666    -82.16428333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7AFW
Author of "The Young Marooners" Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


Robert Francis Goulding, preacher, teacher, author, inventor, as minister of the Bath Presbyterian Church from 1843 to 1851, occupied its manse, about 1 mi. north. During the time he wrote the most popular of his several books: "The Young Marooners."

Born at Midway, Ga. (1810), and graduated from the University of Georgia and theological seminary of Columbia, he served as Chaplain during the War Between the States, preached and taught at numerous churches and schools in this section and died impoverished at Roswell, Ga. (1881).

He invented a sewing machine in 1842, four years before Howe´s invention was patented.

GHM 121-06 Georgia Historical Commission 1988