John Gouedy was born around 1780 probably in South Carolina. John Goudy later married a woman named Jane (maiden name unknown). They had five children: William Goudy (born April 1, 1810), Nancy Goudy (born ?), Robert M. Goudy (born 1825), Eliza Goudy (born 1820) and Jane Gowdy (born 1824). Buried in Sand Spring Cemetery (1 mile east of Blue Mountain, Mississippi) there is a grave for Jane (wife of John Goudy) stating birth April 1, 1781 and death January 1864. John and Jane Goudy lived in Abbeville, South Carolina according to the 1830 census and 1840 census. 1850 census just shows Jane Goudy listed which means John Goudy died before then.
In fact John Gowdy left a will which I found in the Oklahoma Historical Society from a South Carolina book on Wills. The will was dated 1846.
Special thanks to Rosemary Hollis who has submitted the estate records of John Goudy.
Submission by firstname.lastname@example.org on John Gouedy
A COLLECTION OF UPPER SOUTH
CAROLINA GENEALOGICAL AND FAMILY RECORDS
Volume 1 Editor: James E. Wooley
William A. Douglass. Estate of William A. Douglass, Box 106 Pack 2777, Probate Judge Office, Abbeville, SC. I William A. Douglass of Abbeville Dist. being weak and low but in perfect senses. First I give to my wife one half of my estate after paying my just debts. The other half to be kept in the hands of my Executors to take care of my mother in her life time, and in her death to be equal amongst all Robert Meriwethers children, that he may have my sister Barbara. I appoint my friend John Meriwether and John GOUEDY my executors. Dated 13 Jan. 1807. etc. Recorded 29 Jan. 1807.
John Ritchey. Estate of John Ritchey. Box 81 Pack 1978, Probate Judge Office, Abbeville, SC. Est. admr. the 4 Nov. 1808 --- The sale was held on 3 Nov. 1808... Buyers: John GOUDY, Thomas Cunningham and others.
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