The GOWDY Family
in South Carolina
Henry Gowdy - submitted by GeriGowdy Pontiff
Henry Gowdy and Louvinia Gowdy had the
following children: Audry Gowdy Cannon, Roberta Gowdy Dukes, Orie Gowdy Cole, Virginia
Gowdy Floyd, Harry Gowdy, Ernest Gowdy and Dwight Emory Gowdy. Dwight Gowdy married
Theodosia Bennett (both were born and raised around Turbeville and New Zion, South
Carolina) and had the following children, Geraldine (Geri) Gowdy Pontiff, Shelby Jean
Gowdy Pontiff (Geraldine and Shelby married brothers), and one son Merrill Emory Gowdy who
lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The only surviving children of Henry Gowdy is Virginia Floyd, Orie Cole and Harry Gowdy. See additional photographs.
The following photos of the family below are
from left to right: Dwight Emory Gowdy as a young man, Eric Pontiff and Geri Gowdy
Pontiff, Louvinia Gowdy (who passed away in 1943), Louvinia Gowdy and Shelby Gowdy
Pontiff, Henry Gowdy with friend Mr. Ira, 1982.
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