The GOWDY Family
South Carolina

Rosemary Nichols Hollis Submission
My Mary Goudy as the sister of William Goudy.  This family was found in Abbeville County, SC. Mary Goudy's parents were John and Jane Goudy. Mary Goudy's brothers and sisters included William, Eliza, Jane and Robert M. Goudy. 

My Mary Goudy married James Cunningham and they had 4 children. She died before 1850 in SC.   Her daughter, Mary Jane Cunningham, married Benjamin F. McAlister ca. 1858.  They settled in Tippah Co. shortly after 1870.  They were my great grandparents.

Information from Mary Thomas of Blue Mountain,MS shows the following on Jane Goudy:
CENSUSES: 1850 Census Abbeville Co. SC, Dec. 7, Saluda Regiment, pg. 147. Jane Goudy is head of family, age 68, real estate value $1180, b. Ireland. Her husband is already dead.   Living with her are daughters - Eliza, 30, b. Ireland; Jane, 26, b. SC.  They are living with near James Cunningham, his children and his mother, 85, b. Ireland.   There are also other neighbors born in Ireland living nearby. 

1860 Census Tippah Co., MS, P.O. Orizaba, Aug. 30, p. 123, 842-841, Jane Gowdy 79, PP $800. SC; Jane 35, SC. Living next door to William Gowdy and family.