Miscellaneous Tidbits (South Carolina)

William Gowdy had a wife Margret Gowdy, (Margret's mom was Mary Lee. William and Margret had children: Mary Deborah Lee Gowdy and Elizabeth Gowdy.  (Elizabeth was christened February 25, 1767), she later married a John Sutcliffe June 12, 1788.

In the 1790 Censue there is a James Gowdey listed in the Ninety Six District, Abbeville County as head of household with 3 males of 16 years or older, no kids under 16, 3 white females including 7 slaves.  The 1790 Census also shows a William Gowdy in the Charleston District, Dorchester County, St. Georges Parish as head of household but shows no children or females but lists 5 slaves.

Lot sold to James Gowdy in 1789, owned lot in 1800 and paid taxes in 1811.  James Gowdy had a land plat made in 1786 in Georgetown District.

Citation granted to Robert Goudey of 96 District to administrate other estate: August 30, 1769 and in Oct. 2, 1776 in Berkeley County. Robert Gowdy, November 13, 1776, 96 District; information available from South Carolinia archives.

William Gowdy married Lucina Barlow October 15, 1758 in Charleston, South Carolina.  John Gowdy married a Ann Beedle December 20, 1761 in Charleston, South Carolina.  James M. Gowdy married Elizabeth (Betsey) Chiles 1803 in Abbeville, South Carolina.  William Alfred Gowdy died October 18, 1819 in Abbeville, South Carolina.

Will of Ebenezer Gibson Senr of the County of Williamsburgh leaves James Gowdy 2 cows and calves.  To his grandchildren Mary Gowdy and Jas. Malcomson Gowdy, a negro boy named Marcury equally. To the said James Malcomson Gowdy 150 acres of land next to Wm McElroy's. He then leaves in his will 10 pounds to Jas Malcolmson Gowdy and 20 pounds to Mary Gowdy.  Proved 9 Jan. 1807. 

"The James Malcolmson Gowdy Family in South Carolina" by Frances Kirby Taylor is available through the Three Rivers Historical Society.   The book details The Gowdy family in South Carolina beginning with James Gowdy who came to America in 1774 and settled on the Black River in Craven County, South Carolina.