This William Goldy was the son of Samuel Goldy and Ann Toy. He married Ann Burroughs and both are buried at Pemberton Baptist Cemetery, Burlington County, New Jersey.
From the book "WAR FOR THE UNION"
Thank you Margaret Hoffman at the Burlington County Historical Society
This transcript was taken from History of Burlington County New Jersey with Biographical Sketches of Many of it s Prominent Men by Major E. M. Woodward. Published by Everts and Peck, Philadelphia, 1883. Reprinted 1980 Burlington County Historical Society.
The War of 1812-14. - The success of this war were mainly achieved by the navy on the ocean and the lakes. On the land but two triumphs occurred of any considerable importance,- Plattsburgh and New Orleans. Our nation was weak, our resources were limited. England, powerful and insolent, had never fully recognized our independence. Every feeling of honor and manhood demanded our resentment of continued insults and wrongs, and although we had many humiliations inflicted upon us, not the least of which was the capture of our capital by the British and the burning of our national records, no more gallant spirits ever breathed than the hero's of our victories, and no more heroic acts were ever performed on water or land than occurred during that war.
During the war the militia were not without service in the field, while in the volunteers and in the navy the county was honorably represented. The drawing from the State whatever records it possessed to supply in part the place of those destroyed by the British at Washington has rendered as accurate account of the movements of the militia impossible to obtain.
Maj. Read's battalion was stationed at Billingsport, on the Delaware, and was in service from September 19th to Dec. 22, 1814. It appears to have had two majors, but was called after Read. The field and staff were Maj. Samuel J Read, Maj. John Larzelere, Lieut. and Adjutant WILLIAM GOLDY, Lieut. and Quartermaster Wiliam Hancock, Surgeon's Mate, Charles F. Lott.
The company officers were:
Capt. Joseph Townsend, WILLIAM GOLDY, Ensign Joseph Foster.
Capt. Joseph Townsend (this company was from Bordentown) Lieut. John Miles (he was subsequently elected major of the battalion), Ensign Benjamin Yard, Orderly Sergt. Langhorn Thorn.
Capt.Joseph Hartshorne, Lieut. William Gamble, Ensign Stephen Cramer.
Capt. John Selah, Lieut. Isaac Jones, Ensign John P. Garwood.
Capt. Isaac Kelly, Lieut. Jonathan Schooley, Ensign William S. Carter.
War of 1812. Liutenant and Adjutant. Mustered in 09.19.1814, for 6 months, Captain Samuel Jones Company of Infantry, Major Samuel J Read's Battalion of Infantry, Brig. General Eberezer Elmer's Brigade, New Jersey Detailed Militia 1814 at Billingsport, New Jersey. Served 6 months at Fort Billings. Pension papers filed March 1855 listed age as 66 years.