192. Documentation for John Gouty (Gootee)
(Abt 1738 to 04 Aug 1818)
father of Pritchett Gouty
(04 Jul 1765 to 12 May 1837)



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A Caroline County land record, B 98-100, made 19 August 1786 from John Goutee, farmer, of Caroline County and Jemima his wife to Abner Weatherly of Caroline County documents that John and Jemima were married by this date. The deed was for a tract of land called Goutees Lott containing 43 acres and lying in Caroline County.

Another Caroline County land record, B 145-147, made on 19 August 1786 from Abner Weatherly, farmer, to John Goutee, farmer, for a tract called Lamphigh containing 43, mentions the division line between John Goutee and William Parker for Parker’s part of said land.

The Maryland State Archives holds a number of Revolutionary tax records. The Subcommittee on Revolutionary Taxes of the Sons of the American Revolution has evaluated most, if not all of these records and determined that a significant number of them were for taxes that supported the War or honored a request of the Continental Congress. Such records provide a basis for Patriotic Service for an ancestor for the Sons of the American Revolution.

The following land records in Caroline County, both in Lower Choptank District Hundred, qualify individuals for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution:

John Gootee. Gootees Lott, 126 acres. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46
John Gootee. Laynes Venture. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46
Caroline County land record JR L 513-514, 28 May 1816, records the sale of land from John Goutee to his son-in-law, William Stevens, who married Violetta Gouty on 03 January 1803, in Caroline County, Maryland. "1824 William Stevens deceased July 12, 1824." The Note Book of Silas Nicols, from the notes of Miss Ruth Jones, Family Record.
Joseph Gootee Senior devised his main dwelling plantation and Callais, excepting 200 acres, to his son Jacob Gootee after the death of Joseph’s wife Ann. Jacob Gootee disposed of his Callais holdings in land record OLD 23 236-238, recorded 13 June 1769, in which he sold all of his interest that he obtained from his father, Joseph, which was referred to as an “Estate of Inheritance in fee simple,” to Robert Goldsborough, also of Dorchester County, Maryland. Further clarification was added as follows: “within the bounds of a resurvey made by a certain Joseph Goutee late of Dorchester County deceased father of the said Jacob Gowtee called Callis lying and being in Dorchester County.” It does not appear that any of Jacob’s Callais property went to any of his children.
The Balance Book of Final Distributions, 1767, Dorchester County, Liber 5 Folio 20, is for Jacob Goutee. On 13 March 1767, Solomon Trego and Rosannah, his wife, are listed as administrators of Jacob Goutee late of Dorchester County deceased. John Goutee and George Cole are listed as sureties. The widow, unnamed, received 1/3 of the balance. The three children of the deceased received the remainder.

John Gowtee was the administrator for Jacob Bramble, deceased, per an account dated 10 June 1760 found at Prerogative Court Accounts, Dorchester County, 1718-1777, SM7, Book 44 Pages 290-292, 1759-1760, SR 13858-1, Roll 56-1, MSA SM7-54. “The account of John Gowtee administrator of all and singular the goods and chattles rights and credits of Jacob Bramble late of the county aforesaid deceased.” Also, “Of money paid by this accountant to the deceased’s brother Jacob Gowtee for funeral expenses as by his account proved and receipt appears . . . 2 0 0.”

“On the 10th day of June Anno Domini 1760 John Gowtee the forgoing accountant made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that the forgoing account as here stated to the best of his knowledge is just and true which thereupon after due examination is passed by. Sureties are John Harper and Bartholomew Woolford. James Auld D Comry D County Representatives unknown if any – Final Account.”

John Gowtee was administrator for all and singular the goods and chattles rights and credits of Thos. Oliver late of Dorchester County. (Prerogative Court Accounts Volume 40, page 136, Dorchester County, 1756-1757, SR 13857-3, Roll 55-3, MSA SM7-49..) Thomas Lewis surety. James Auld. Representatives are none. Final Account.

OLD 20 218-222, 12 June 1764, Dorchester County, Maryland, land record, includes the depositions of several men who state their age at the time of giving their deposition. John Harper gave his age as 63 years or thereabouts on 11 August 1764. Arthur Hart gave his age as 53 or thereabout on 11 August 1764. Andrew Robinson gave his age as 54 or thereabouts on 11 August 1764. He stated that his brother was William Robinson. A William Robinson married Mary Gootee, a sister of Jacob Gootee. Mary Gootee Robinson died 08 March 1728/29 according to St. Peters Parish Records in Talbot County, Maryland. We assume that William Robinson probably was born in the 1690s as we assume was Mary Gootee. Andrew Robinson stated that “about 38 years ago being at this place he saw his brother William Robinson at this bounder which appeared to be a scrubby white oak which the said William Robinson said was the first bounder of a tract of land called Calice (Callais)”.

George Booz (Boaz) gave his age as 70 years on 11 August 1764. John Gotee gave his age as 54 years or upwards on 11 August 1764. George Booze stated that he has always understood from Andrew and Jacob Gotee and their families that a certain stump was the second bounded tree of a tract of land called Calise (Callais). Joseph Insley gave his age as 33 years or thereabouts on 29 June 1765.

This John Gootee could not have been the one who married Elizabeth Pritchett and who died in 1818. If he had been born in 1710 and lived to 1818 he would have been 108 years old, highly unlikely.


A John Gootee is listed in The Oath of Fidelity in Dorchester County by Albert Levin Richardson on page 115 as one who took the Oath of Fidelity to the State of Maryland in 1778. Also listed is Shadrick Gootee on page 116, Andrew Gootee on page 117, and Jacob Gootee on page 117. The previous listings appeared in The Maryland Original Research Society of Baltimore, Bulletin Number Three, May 1913.

There is no question the Jacob Gootee who took the oath in Dorchester County in 1778 was the father of John Gootee and grandfather of Pritchett Gootee. Jacob did not die until 1779. The only other Jacob Gootee in Dorchester County near that time period was Jacob Gootee Junior, a son of Andrew Gootee and his wife, Agnes Woodland (or Harpter) who died by June 1764.(Inventory, Jacob Gootee Junior, deceased, Liber 86, folio 30-31, 13 June 1764)(also The account of Solomon Trego and wife, 13 June 1765, 53 13-14)(also Accounts, 56 133-134, 18 March 1767, additional account of Solomon Trego of Dorchester).

The 1776 Maryland Census for Dorchester County lists the following:
Andrew Gootee, white, Dorchester, citation 1419-6-9767
John Gootee, white, Dorchester, citation 1419-6-9768
Georg Goute, white, Dorchester, citation 1419-6-9854
Sephiah Goute, white, Dorchester, citation 1419-6-9855
Shadrick Goute, white, Dorchester, citation 1419-6-9856
Jabus Goutee, white, Dorchester, citation 1419-6-9857
It seems likely Jacob Gootee was living with a relative and not listed as a head of household in the 1776 Dorchester County census.
There was no Gootee surname listed in the 1776 Maryland Census for Caroline County.
1778 Maryland Census – Caroline County, lists a John Goutee. Per 1778 Census of Maryland compiled by Bettie Stirling Carothers, 14423 Eddington Drive, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017.
1778 Goutee, John, white, Caroline, 1419-6-9858

Shadrick Goute, Maryland Colonial Census 1776
Nanacoake Parish; Dorchester County, Maryland
2 males under 10; 1 10-16, 1 21-30, 2 females under 10, 2 30-40, 4 negroes

Jabus Goutee, Maryland Colonial Census 1776
Transquakin Parish, Dorchester County, Maryland
Males 2 under 10, 1 21-30; females 3 under 10, 2 30-40, negroes – 0

Wills and Administrations, Accomack County, Virginia, 1663-1800 by Stratton Nottingham lists the following: OUTEN, JOHN – Adm. his est. to Jesse Outten – John Gootee sec. – 24 Feb. 1767- p. 1;
GOOTEE, JOSEPH – Adm. his est. to Rachel Gootee – George Steward sec. – 31 March 1768 – p. 18;
PITTS, SAMUEL – Adm. his est. to Andrew Gootee – Littleton Dennis sec. – 1 July 1767 – p. 159.


History of Caroline County, Maryland, from Its Beginning
Kelly Gootee
Gootee Stevens

This should not be my John Gootee since he lived in Caroline County, Maryland at this time: Dorchester county Criminal Court Docket, 1791-1805, Vol. 1, # 34- John Gootee, assault on John Hayward. Fined


Gootee, Tombstone rec. of Dorchester Co. Jones. DAR.

Tombstone inscriptions of Caroline, Dorchester, Frederick, Talbot and Queen Anne Counties. Mss. MHS.

Shadrack Gootee to Edward Gootee Bill of Sale E.R. 6 6

Solomon Keriwan, Sheriff, deed, to Shadrack Gootee, E.R. 8 449

John Griffith to Shadrack Gootee deed E.R. 10 161

Shadrack Goote to Goodman Gootee deed E.R. 11 585

Shadrack Gootee and wife to Robert Gootee deed W I 2 307

9) 1729 8 Old 307/ Nov 7, 1729
19 HD 484 - 1801
GOOTEE, Jabus, dec
Son - William GOOTEE
___ - Lisney GOOTEE
Dau - Margery GOOTEE
Dau - Rachel GOOTEE
G/Son - Pritchett HORSEMAN

TT. Maryland Indexes, Marriage References, MSA S 1527, Rachel, dau. of P ... Pritchett of DO Co., m. by 1769, John Willingh (MWB 37:406; MDAD 65:9).

Capewell Gootee. Nuners Pasture Enlarged, 235 acres. DO Lower District Hundred, p. 29. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48

|S Capewell Gootee. 235 acres. DO Lower District Hundred, p. 5. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48


Jacob Gootee -- Born ca.1691-6 in Dorchester Co. MD; died in 1779. Married Margery (Woodland?) before 1729.
Parents: Joseph and Marjorie Gootee
Children: John (ca. 1738-1818) married Elizabeth Pritchett.
Shadrack (d.1780) married Elizabeth Brohawn (sister of Jemima)
Capewell (d.before 1793) married Mary Nuner
(Jabez?)
Mary-married Safford          
John Gootee (Jr.) -- Born ca. 1738 in Dorchester Co. MD; died in Caroline Co. MD on Aug.4,1818. First marriage: Elizabeth Pritchett. Second marriage: Jemima Brohawn? (1738-1786)
Parents: Jacob Gootee and Elizabeth Pritchett.
Children of first marriage: Elizabeth Pritchett.
  Rhoda (b. after 1755)
Abel (b.ca. 1765/70) Britannia (b: ca 1765)
Pritchett (b:1765)
Cynthia (b: ca. 1770-1780)
Children of second marriage:
Zachariah (b.ca.1774-84)
Violetta (b.ca.1775-84)


Caroline 1783 Supply Tax Lower Choptank District
John Gootee. Gootees Lott, 126 acres. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46

John Gootee. Laynes Venture. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46


John Gowtes m. Polly Disharoon, 1796, 8, 17.
GouTE, GouTEE, Geo., Shadrick and Sophiah, 91 — Jabus, 107.
GowTES, John, 591.

Also:
19 HD 484 – 1801
Jabus Gootee, deceased
Son – William Gootee, ___- Lisney Gootee, Daughter – Margery Gootee, Daugther – Rachel Gootee, Grandson – Pritchett Horseman


DORCHESTER COUNTY (Court Minutes) HD #5 [MdHR 11,595;1-4-4-24], p. 154 Bedkar Gootee, N.D. [1]. 05/16/88. Tracking No.: 37906. PD No.: 88-02519.


CENSUS YEAR: 1790 STATE: MD COUNTY: Caroline Microfilm Reel: M637-3
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37 100 Green Nemiah 1 . 2 . .
37 101 Gouty John 2 1 4 . .
37 102 Griffith John 2 1 5 . .
37 103 Griffith Alexander 3 4 4 . 5


37 112 Gouty Able 1 . 3 . 1


1800 Caroline County Maryland Census
Zachariah Goutee
Pritchard Goutee
John Goutee
Abel Goutee

LIBRARY, Archives of Maryland, volume LIV, p. 187 Jonathan Sonn to Henry Gotte, borne 1 March 1662; Jonathan: Sonn to Henry Goote, born 31 July 1664 [MdHR M2766]. 06/02/93. Tracking No.: 16836. Circ. No.: 6289.


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COLONIAL REVOLUTIONARY COUNTRY AN
Gootee, John, 3 bz, i ex, l dx, i ez, i gx.

Straight’s Hundred
Gootee, Andrew, 4 ax, I bx, I dx, i dz, i ex, i gz.

Gootee, Andrew, loi — John, 100.


1778 Maryland Census – Caroline County, lists a John Goutee. Per 1778 Census of Maryland compiled by Bettie Stirling Carothers, 14423 Eddington Drive, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017

(Note: The Gouty name is spelled with many variations in historical records, i.e., Gouty, Goutey, Gowty, Gowtee, Gootee, Gottee, Goutee, Goutty, etc. In this writing, the name will be spelled Gouty (similar to how my mother spelledit) except when reference is made to an historical record, in which case it will be spelled as in the original document.)

17. JOHN4 GOWTY (JACOB3 GOOTEE, JOSEPH2, JOHN (JEAN GAUTIER)1) was born ABT 1735 in Dorchester Co, Md, and died 04 Aug 1818 in Caroline Co, Md. He married (1) JEMIMA BROHAWN. She was born 1738, and died Aft. 19 Aug 1786. He married (2) ELIZABETH PRITCHETT ABT 1754 in Maryland, daughter of PHUNBACK PRITCHETT. She was born ABT 1736 in Maryland, and died ABT 1800 in Caroline Co, Md.

More About JOHN GOWTY:
Burial: 07 Aug 1818, Caroline Co, Md
Death Info: Scrapbook of Silas Nichols - DOD
Note: Parker Todd thinks wife is Jemima Brohawn ?
Ref: American Revolution (Patriotic Service)(notes)

More About ELIZABETH PRITCHETT:
Census: wife may be Jemima Brohawn ???
Comment: Lib 6 f 82- 1771-Phunbacks will
Reference: Lib 37 f 406- Phunbacks will

Children of JOHN GOWTY and ELIZABETH PRITCHETT are:
28. i. RHODA5 GOWTY, b. ABT 1756, Dorchester Co, Md; d. Aft. 1818, Maryland.
29. ii. ZACHARIAH GOWTY, b. ABT 1758, Maryland; d. 04 Aug 1818, Caroline Co, Md.
30. iii. CYNTHIA GOWTY, b. ABT 1761, Dorchester Co, Md; d. Aft. 1830.
31. iv. PRITCHETT GOUTY, b. 04 Jul 1765, Caroline Co, Md; d. 12 May 1837, Gessie, Vermillion Co, In.
32. v. BETHANY "BRITTANIA" GOWTY, b. ABT 1766, Dorchester Co, Md; d. 03 Jan 1826, Caroline Co, Md.
33. vi. ABEL GOWTY, b. Bef. 1770, Dorchester Co, Md; d. 20 Aug 1842, Caroline Co, Md.
34. vii. VIOLETTA "NELITTY" GOWTY, b. ABT 1785, Dorchester Co, Md; d. Aft. 1824, Caroline Co, Md. - William Stevens, who married Violetta Gouty on 03 January 1803, in Caroline County

John Gouty is said to have been born about 1738 in Dorchester County, Maryland, the oldest of four children of Jacob Gootee and Margery Wingate.(1) I have found nothing yet however to prove Jacob and Margery Gootee were his parents.
Jacob Gootee was born about 1696 in Maryland and died March 9, 1779, in Maryland.(2) He married Margery Wingate in 1721.(3) Margery Wingate was born about 1701.(4) Jacob and Margery (Wingate) Gootee were the parents of five children: John, Shadrack, Capewell, Jabez, and Mary.(5)
There appear to be several men named John Gouty in eastern Maryland during the mid to late 1700s and it is not easy to distinguish among them. John Gouty, the father of Pritchett Gouty, died in Caroline County, Maryland, on August 4, 1818.(6) He left a will which appears in Appendix One after the REFERENCES section of this paper.(7)
Gootees that appear in the 1790 US Census for Dorchester County, Maryland: just one -Jabus Gootee.
Arthur, Elizjah, and Thomas Pritchett appear in the 1790 Dorchester census. There are a number of Lecompte families in Dorchester County on the 1790 census. There is a Reubin Shorter in the 1800 Dorchester census. An Arthur Pritchett in Dorchester in 1800. A Gabriel Gouter (Goutee), 45 and over. A Whealand Goutee in Dorchester 1800. A William Goutee and a Jabus Goutee in 1800 Dorchester. Also a Sophia Goutee. A John Goutee with 3 males 10 through 15, 1 male 16 through 25, 1 male 26 through 44, 1 female 16 thru 25, and 1 female 45 and over. This household was listed 3 lines above a Joseph Todd Jr. household. Alexander Griffith listed in 1820 Caroline County census as are Abel Gowty, Thomas Gowty, and a James Gowly. Also Nathaniel, Pritchell, and Collison, Edward and Lott Pritchett. This Thomas Gowty was listed as 26 to 45, 1 female 26 to 45, occupation was MFG and he had a male slave up to age 14. A number of Chezums are listed in 1820 Caroline County census. 1800 Caroline County, Abil Goutee, 2 males in first column, 1 in third column, 1 in fourth column, 2 in 6th column, 1 in seventh, 1 in eighth, 1 in ninth. Zachariah Goutee listed. Pritchard Goutee listed right above John Goutee.
Pritchard Goutee had 1 male in column one, one in column 2, one in column 4, one in column six, one in column ten.

John Goutee had one in column 2, one in column 5, one in column eight.

John Gouty married first Elizabeth Pritchett before November 17, 1769 in Dorchester County, Maryland, according to one source.(8) We can assume John and Elizabeth were married before 04 July 1765 when a son, Pritchett Gouty, was born.(Tombstone of Pritchett Gouty in Indiana)
Elizabeth Pritchett was born about 1736 and she probably died about 1775 to 1785. She was the daughter of Phunback Pritchett and his wife, who is not known with certainty.
Several items at the time of the American Revolution concerning a John Gouty are of interest. The first is a record of the 1778 Fidelity Oath by a John Goutee in Choptank Hundred, Caroline County, Maryland, where John Gouty, father of Pritchett Gouty is believed to have lived.(9) We also note that someone has claimed admission to the Daughters of the American Revolution under John Gouty, father of Pritchett Gouty.(10)
Another item is the 1776 census for Dorchester County, Maryland.(11) In my opinion, this 1776 census doesn't fit with the family members of John Gouty, father of Pritchett Gouty, at that time.(12) Since the Fidelity Oath signed by a John Goutee in 1778 was done in Caroline County, Maryland, it seems likely the John Gouty of Dorchester County in 1776 probably was not John Gouty, father of Pritchett Gouty, who we know was in Caroline County, Maryland.
A Maryland State Archives record concerning a John Goutee dated October 31, 1777, relates to a petition for early trial on charges of providing provisions for the enemy. The author does not know if this document relates to John Gouty the father of Pritchett Gouty or some other John Gouty.(13)
GOUTEE, JOHN; SLACOMB, GEORGE (Cambridge) to GOV.
Dates: 1777, Oct. 31. Petition for early trial on charge of providing provisions for enemy. MSA S 1004-8-1904 MdHR 6636-8-140  Location: 1/7/3/28


Patent certificates for John Gootee (or Goutee) of Dorcheser County:

Gootees Cross, 22 acres, 28 June 1749, John Gootee, certificate 1321, 1749/06/28, MSA S 1196-1482
This patent indicates the land will be held in the Manor of Nanticoke. It is very doubtful this tract would have been owned by John Gootee the father of Pritchett Gootee because Pritchett’s father probably would not have been 15 years old by this date. This patent refers to land “on the west side of Blackwater River and on the south west side of Cole’s Creek beginning at the old bounder ?pine? the first bounder of a tract of land surveyed for George Bows called ?George’s? Pasture standing by the ??? of a marsh at the west end of said Bows’s dwelling plantation”.

Goutees Hope, 27 acres, certificate 1323, John Goutee, 22 October 1730, 1732/12/07, MSA S 1196-1484
This patent refers to “a parcel of land lying on the east side of Chesapeak Bay in Dorchester County aforesaid” and “standing on the west side of Blackwater River and on the north side of Rackoon Creek and on the end of Far Kill Point” and “Manor of Nanticoke”. This tract would not have been owned by John Gootee the father of Pritchett Gootee because the date of this certificate appears to be earlier than the birth date of Pritchett’s father John.

Gootees Lot, 150 acres, certificate 1324, John Gootee, 22 April 1748, 1752/07/24, MSA S 1196-1485
This patent refers to “a warrant of resurvey granted unto John Gootee of Dorchester County bearing date of 22 April 1748 to resurvey a tract of land called Carawyn’s Lott originally on the 2nd day of June 1747 surveyed for a certain John Carawyn for the quantity of fifty acres” and “on the west side of Blackwater River between the head of Raccoon Creek and Coles Creek beginning at a marked white oak standing near the head of the Little Creek that ???? out of Coles Creek” and “to be held of the Manor of Nanticoke”. I am very doubtful John Gootee, father of Pritchett Gootee, was the owner of this tract since the date of 1748 would indicate the owner would probably have been at least 21 years old by that time.

Goutees Lot, 45 acres, 13 November 1769, John Goutee, certificate 1325, 1770/10/01, MSA S 1196-1486
This patent makes reference to “the south side of Chillcutts Branch that issueth out of the west side of the north west fork of Nanticoke River it being the bounder of a tract of land called Nancys Delight” and “holden of the Manor of Nanticoke”. I am very doubtful John Gootee the father of Pritchett Gootee who later lived in Caroline County, Maryland was the owner of this tract.

A John Gootee sold a portion of a tract named to John Tyler and William Edgar in 1775. He sold the remainder to a Robert Griffith in July 1777. It seems most likely this was a disposition of land owned by John Gootee in Dorchester County before his move to Caroline County. We know that John Gootee was in Caroline County by 1778 because his household appears in the Maryland Census of 1778 for Caroline County.


Maryland Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1772-1890, John Goutee, Maryland, Caroline County, Choptank Hundred, 1778, Fidelity Oath


The 1776 Maryland Census shows the following Goute families:
Jabus Goutee, white, Dorchester, citation 1419-6-9857.
Georg Goute, white, Dorchester, citation 1419-6-9854
Sephiah Goute, white, Dorchester, citation 1419-6-9855
Shadrick Goute, white, Dorchester, citation 1419-6-9856
Andrew Gootee, white, Dorchester, citation 1419-6-9767
John Gootee, white, Dorchester, citation 1419-6-9768
Jacob Gootee died in 1779. It is reasonable to believe he was living with other family members at the time of the 1776 Dorchester County census records since he is not listed in that census.

A 1778 Caroline County, Maryland, census record lists a John Goutee at that date.

Dorchester County, Maryland, Census of 1776.

"List of Inhabitants in Nantacoake Hundred, Dorchester County, anno 1776. No. 2033."

"a" means 10 years of age and under; "b" means 10 to 16; "c" means 16 to 21; "d" means 21 to 30; " e " means 30 to 40 ; " f " means 40 to 50; "g" means 50 to 60; "h" means 60 to 70, "x" means white males; "z" means white females, and the prefixed figure means the number enumerated in the class indicated by the letter, thus "3 ax" means three males 10
years and under, "2 cz" means two females 16 years to 21, "n" means "blacks."


Heads of Families, Dorchester County, Maryland, 1776:
Nantacoake Hundred 91
Goute, Shadrick, 2 ax, 2 az, i bx, i dx, 2 ez, 4 n.

Goute, Sophiah, I ax, i az, i dz.

Goute, George, i ax, 3 az, i ex, i dx, i dz.

Transquakin Hundred 107
Goutee, Jabus, 2 ax, 3 az, i dx, 2 ez.


Straight’s Hundred
Gootee, John, 3 bz, i ex, l dx, i ez, i gx.
3 white females age 10 to 16; 1 white male 30 to 40; 1 white male 21 to 30; 1 white female 30 to 40; 1 white male 50 to 60

Gootee, Andrew, 4 ax, I bx, I dx, i dz, i ex, i gz.


1778 Maryland Census Records:
John Goutee, white, Caroline, citation 1419-6-9858


Assessment of 1783, Caroline County, Maryland, Records:
John Gootee. Gootees Lott, 126 acres. Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location: 1/4/5/46
John Gootee. Laynes Venture. Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location: 1/4/5/46


Assessment of 1783, Dorchester County, Maryland, Records:
Andrew Gootee. 272 3/4 acres. Lower District Hundred, p. 5. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48
Andrew Gootee. Callis, 200 acres. Lower District Hundred, p. 30. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48
Andrew Gootee. Gootees Choice, 25 acres. Lower District Hundred, p. 30. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48
Andrew Gootee. Hazzard, 22 acres. Lower District Hundred, p. 30. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48
Andrew Gootee. Second Chance, 20 acres. Lower District Hundred, p. 30. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48
Andrew Gootee. Gootees Good Luck, 6 acres. Lower District Hundred, p. 30. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48 |S Capewell Gootee. 235 acres. Lower District Hundred, p. 5. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48

Capewell Gootee. Nuners Pasture Enlarged, 235 acres. Lower District Hundred, p. 29. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48


Dorchester County
HUNDREDS:
Hermitage
Great Choptanck
Fishing Creek
Nantecoke
Little Choptanck

PARISHES:
"Dorchestr County is divided into two Parishes Vizt Great Choptanck and Dorchester Parish.

Caroline's Hundreds
        At the time when the Assembly granted the organization of Caroline County, they also passed an act that the new county be divided into Hundreds.  In accordance with this Act the November Court, 1774 divided the county into five hundreds as follows:
        1. Fork Hundred beginning at the Northwest Fork Bridge and running the main county road that divides Caroline County from Dorchester County, to Cannon's Ferry on the North East Fork (Nanticoke) River, and from the said Ferry up the said river and branch to the head thereof, and so round and as far as is inhabited by the people of the Province of Maryland until it intersects the head of the main branch of the Northwest Fork Bridge.
        2. Great Choptank Hundred beginning at the mouth of Hunting Creek and running up said creek to the bridge over James Murray’s Mill Dam and from thence with the main county road that divides Caroline County from Dorchester County to the Northwest Fork Bridge and from thence up the said North West Fork Branch to Marshy Hope Bridge and from thence with the main road that leads to Nathaniel Potter's Landing on Great Choptank River and from thence down the said river to the mouth of Hunting Creek.
        3. Choptank Hundred beginning at Nathaniel Bradley's in Choptank, and runs with the first line to Tuckahoe Hundred, so as to include Francis Orrell's in Choptank Hundred and from thence up Choptank River, and the main branch of the said river to the Dover road and down with the said road to Long Marsh to the head of Tuckahoe Creek and down with the said creek to the said beginning.
        4. Bridgetown Hundred beginning at Nathaniel Potter's landing on Great Choptank River and running from thence with the main county road that leads to Marshy-Hope Branch, and from the said branch up the said Northwest Fork branch and stream as far as is settled by the inhabitants of the Province of Maryland, and all around as settled as aforesaid, until it intersects the main branch of the head of the Great Choptank River, and from thence down the said river branch to Nathaniel Potter's landing on Great Choptank River.
        5. Tuckahoe Hundred beginning at Nathaniel Bradley's upon Tuckahoe Creek, and from thence with a straight line to Francis Orrell’s on Charles Nichol's plantation on Choptank River, to Vincent Price's and up with Tuckahoe Creek to the said beginning.
        The court also appointed in 1774 the following constables for the Hundreds as follows:
Miscellaneous Orders and Business of the Court:
        “The Court (1774) appoints Christopher Driver constable of Bridgetown Hundred, Joshua Willis of Great Choptank Hundred, James Cooper of Fork Hundred, and Solomon Mason of Choptank Hundred, who respectively took the oath of Government, the oath of Constable, and subscribes the oath of abjuration and repeats and signs the test.”
        Owing to the indefinite boundaries of the Fork Hundred a change was found necessary as Cannon's Ferry proved to be in Delaware.  This change made the Fork Hundred so small that the part remaining was in 1776 incorporated in Great Choptank Hundred.
        Then the Great Choptank seemed large and unwieldy for civic purposes, and again, in March, 1780, another change was made separating this Hundred into two parts.  The Eastern part became   Fork Hundred while the Western part retained the name of Great Choptank Hundred.
        While the names of many of the boundary places have been changed they may be identified by reference to the map of Hundreds.


U. S. Census records for Caroline County, Maryland, in 1790 and 1800 exist for a John Gouty (or Goutee).(14) The only two Gouty names, or any spelling of names somewhat similar to Gouty, that appear in the 1790 Census in Caroline County, Maryland are Able and John Gouty. In the 1800 US Census for Maryland, the only Gouty names that appear in Caroline County are: Abel, John, Zachariah, and Prichard.(15) Prichard Goutee is listed at age 26 through 44 in 1800.(16) If he was born in 1765 he would have been about 34 or 35 years old in 1800.
In the 1810 US Census for Maryland, the only Gouty names that appear in Caroline County are: Gabril, Thomas, Zachariah, and a P Gouty which we can assume is Pritchett Gouty.(17) Thomas is listed as age 16 thru 25. Gabril is listed as age 26 thru 44. P Gouty is listed as age 26 thru 44. If Pritchett was born in 1765 he should have been 44 or 45 years old, so the age 26 to 44 category might have been correct. Zachariah apparently is keeping John Gouty in his household since his census record includes one male age 25 thru 44 and one male 45 or older. Zachariah's census also included two females age 16 thru 25 and no female above age 25.
The only Gouty family names in Caroline County, Maryland, in the 1820 census are Abel Gowty, James Gouty and Thomas Gouty. James should be the orphaned son of Zachariah.(18)
There are a number of Maryland land records that relate to a John Gootee or Goutee. There appears to be more than one John Gouty related to these land acquisitions. The author is not certain which of these land records are for John Gouty the father of Pritchett Gouty.


Settlers of Maryland 1751 - 1765:
Goutee [Gootee], John; Dorchester County, Maryland
Name of Tract Acreage Date Reference(s)
Bramble Hope Addn. 2 13 July 1761 BC14/243;BC16/151
Cow Pasture 270 29 Sep 1763 BC20/630;BC24/104
Robin's Defiance 97 29 May 1761 BC13/722;BC14/238
Tar Kiln Point 20 28 May 1761 BC14/520;BC17/410
Tar Kiln Point Addn. 20 22 Mar 1763 BC23/632;BC24/636

Settlers of Maryland 1766 - 1783:
Gootee [Goutee], John; Dorchester County, Maryland
Name of Tract Acreage Date Reference(s)
Bozman's Begin. Add 10 27 Feb 1767 BC32/380;BC34/182
Good Luck 202 8 Sep 1766 BC29/149;BC30/444
Goutee's Lot 45 1 Oct 1770 BC41/403;BC46/454
Third Callis 93 13 Nov 1769 BC36/477;BC37/501

I doubt the John Gootee mentioned in this document is the father of Pritchett Gouty or is a different John Gouty: "The Processioners of 1795: 8th Between [-----] Creek and Back Creek on the bayside and up Back Creek Branch to the line between John Gootee & William Miles and along their line to Wallops Road and along said road to the line of the Parish. William Stran, Charles Bagwell & Woney Rew Processioners."(19) The various references to water do not sound like it would be in Caroline County.
It seems reasonable to believe the John Gouty, father of Pritchett Gouty, owned the following two land tracts since they were in Caroline County, Maryland, in the 1783 tax assessment.(20) The Caroline County assessment indicates that a John Gootee owned two land tracts, Gootees Lott and Laynes Venture, both in Lower Chaptank District Hundred.
A John Goutee was a surety in Dorchester County, Maryland, on August 25, 1767, for a John Aaron, deceased.(21) He also was a surety on November 11, 1767, in Dorchester County, Maryland, for administrator and widow Margaret Staples.(22) A list of Accounts for a John Gowtee, 1744, 1745, 1756, and 1760, all in Dorchester County, Maryland, may be for a different John Gowtee than the father of Prichett Gouty.(23)

Caroline County Wills 1688-1784, abstracted by Leslie and Neil Keddie, with Index

1773. Caroline County created from parts of Dorchester and Queen Anne's counties; named in honor of Lady Caroline Eden, a sister of Frederick Calvert (6th Lord Baltimore), and wife of Sir Robert Eden, then Governor of Maryland.

Trade in the Colonies – Top 10 Commodity Exports from the 13 colonies in the 1770s: 1. tobacco $766,000; 2. Flour $410,000; 3. Rice $312,000; 4. Fish $154,000; Cotton was not in the top 10. Source: Colonial Times website.

Cooper
Ancient trade
The art of coopering dates back centuries, and the basic trade has remained unchanged. Coopering requires skill, intelligence, and strength. The tools of the trade are often handed down for generations.
Coopers crafted casks which:
¥ Held flour, gunpowder, tobacco, and other commodities
¥ Served as shipping containers
¥ Stored liquids from wine to milk
Many colonial coopers worked on plantations to produce the many hogsheads needed to ship tobacco from Virginia to Great Britain. Other coopers worked in towns like Williamsburg, turning staves and hoops into everything from butter churns to tubs. Large plantations often trained slaves in the trade. Coopers could also be found on military and merchant vessels, since casks were common aboard ships.


John Gouty and Elizabeth Pritchett were the parents of at least five children:

1) Rhoda Gouty apparently married an Eaton. Rhoda died on January 21, 1836.(24) No more is known about Rhoda Gootee.

2) Abel Gouty was born about 1765 to 1770, probably in Caroline County, Maryland. Abel married three times, the first marriage being to Rhoda Andrew, daughter of Richard and Sarah Andrew. There is a Richard Andrew listed on page 35, line 17 of the 1790 Caroline County, Maryland, census.
Rhoda was born about 1765 and died about 1810. They had six children: Sarah, Arnold, Eliza, Maria, William E., and Nancy.(25)
The 1790 Carolina County, Maryland, Census lists an Able Gouty, page 37, line 112. The household consisted of one male 16 up, no males up to 16, 3 females and 1 slave.
Abel’s second wife was Elizabeth Wheelton (or Whealton), whom he married December 24, 1813, and with whom he had three more children.(26) One child was:
i. Elizabeth Gootee born February 14, 1818, in Caroline County, Maryland
add piece from end about Josiah Watkins and Elizabeth Gowty in Warren Cty, IN
Abel’s third wife was Esther Pritchett, born about 1789-90.(27) An Abel Gouty was a witness to the will of Rebecca Walker of Caroline County, Maryland, written 8 May 1817 and probated 2 July 1817.(28) Abel Gootee died in August 1842 in Caroline County, Maryland.(29) Abel Gouty made his will on April 3, 1841, and it was recorded on August 23, 1842, in Caroline County, Maryland.(30)

3) Britannia Gouty was born about 1765. She married Richard Willis on January 22, 1788 in Caroline County, Maryland.(37)
The 1790 Caroline County, Maryland Census lists a Richard Willis, page 40, Line 71. The household had 1 male 16 and up, no males to 16, 3 females and 1 slave. This is consistent with Richard Willis being the one male and Britannia, Rebecca and Dorcas as the three females.
Britannia died January 3, 1826 in Caroline County, Maryland. Richard Willis was born August 8, 1759, in Dorchester County, Maryland, and died February 14, 1823, in Caroline County, Maryland.(38) He was the son of Richard Willis and Rebecca Granger. Richard Willis may have been of the Quaker faith.
Britannia and Richard Willis were the parents of:(39)
i. Rebecca, born Nov 9, 1788
ii. Dorcas, born about 1790-1794
iii. Richard, born Jan 24, 1794
iv. Ann, born June 8, 1799
v. Elizabeth, born about 1800
vi. Senah B., born April 19, 1802
vii. Foster, born December 27, 1805
viii. Zachariah, born December 27, 1805
ix. Peter, born April 21, 1811

4) Pritchett Gouty was born July 4, 1765.(34) He married Mary Griffith about 1800. She was a daughter of Alexander Griffith. She was born about 1765 in Maryland, and died in Pickaway County, Ohio, on January 30, 1817. In his will, Alexander Griffith Sr. names his daughter Mary, wife of Pritchett Gouty, as an heir.(35) Pritchett Gouty is in the 1800 Caroline County, Maryland, census.(36)
Children of Prichard Gouty and Mary Griffith are:
i. Elizabeth, born December 15, 1796. She married Samuel Chezem.
ii. John, born March 31, 1800, in Maryland, and died January 24, 1879, in
Vermilion County, Illinois.
iii. Henry, born about 1801 in Caroline County, Maryland, and died
October 14, 1858, in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.
iv. Thomas, born about 1802, in Maryland, and died June 10, 1863, in
Vermillion County, Indiana.
v. Delilah, born about1804. She married Wlliam Cossey.
vi. Zachariah, born about 1815 in Pickaway County, Ohio.

Pritchett Gouty married second Mary Donovan in Pickaway County, Ohio, on January 13, 1817. Pritchett Gouty and Mary Donovan Gouty are buried in the Old Baptist Cemetery, Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.(37)

5) Cynthia Gouty probably was born about 1780. She married John Nicols on January 15, 1799, in Caroline County, Maryland.(38) John Nicols died before October 20, 1815.(39) There was a Henry Nicols listed in the 1790 Caroline County, Maryland, Census page 38, Line 162. The household consisted of 2 males of 16 up, 1 male up to 16, 4 females, and 13 slaves. There were a number of other Nicols listed in the 1790 Caroline County, Maryland, census as well.

"1804 Silas Nicols was born in the year of our Lord 1804, Dec. 29, the son of John Nicols and Cinthea, his wife. Cynthia was the daughter of John Gouty - (see will Denton, Caroline County, Maryland."40) "1799 Henry Nicols, b. November 19, 1799"(41).

[Note: A possible child of John Gouty and Elizabeth Pritchett is Joseph W. Gootee who was born in 1773 in Dorchester County, Maryland. He married Sarah Ann Bramble. Joseph died in 1810 in Washington County, Kentucky and is not mentioned in the will of John Gouty.]

John Gouty's second marriage was to Jemima Brohawn with whom he had two children:
6) Violetta (or Vility) Gouty was born about 1780. She married William Stevens on January 3, 1803, in Caroline County, Maryland.(42) His parents were Azel Stevens and Rebecca Townsend. He was born February 13, 1777, in Caroline County, Maryland and he died July 12, 1824 in Caroline County, Maryland.(43)
Children of Violetta Gootee and William Stevens:(44)
i. Rebecca, born about 1804 in Caroline County, Maryland; died in Hamilton County, Indiana; married Joseph Swiggert December 29, 1823, in Caroline County, Maryland; he was born about 1793 in Maryland and he died December 12, 1883, in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana.
ii. William, born about 1806 William Stevens, born Abt. 1806 in Caroline Co. Maryland; died Unknown in Henry Co., IN; married (1) Hannah M. Reynolds June 06, 1833 in Henry Co., IN; died Unknown; married (2) Rebecca Truslow December 20, 1843; born Abt. 1819 in Virginia; died Unknown.
iii. Gootee, born December 1808 Gootee Sr. Stevens, born December 1808 in Caroline Co. Maryland; died November 27, 1891 in Andersontown, MD; married (1) Elizabeth Vaulx July 31, 1827 in Caroline Co., MD; married (2) Sarah (Sallie) Richards Adams December 06, 1854.
iv. Sarah, born January 30, 1812 Sarah Stevens, born January 30, 1812 in Caroline Co. Maryland; died August 05, 1874 in Nettle Creek Twp, Randolph Co., IND; married Hicks Kelley Wright October 01, 1832 in Caroline Co. MD; born October 12, 1812 in Maryland; died April 16, 1875 in Nettle Creek Twp, Randolph Co., IND.
v. Violetta, born about 1813
vi. Elhanan, born March 11, 1816
vii. Seney, born about 1819
viii. James A., born about 1821

7) Zachariah Gouty probably was born about 1778. He married first Lucretia Andrew on December 20, 1797, in Caroline County, Maryland.(45) Zachariah Goutee appears in the 1800 Caroline County, Maryland, census.(46) Zachariah Gouty and Lucretia Andrew Gouty were the parents of two children:
i. Mary
ii. James, born February 1807

Zachariah married second Mary Stevens on February 6, 1807.(47) Mary Stevens was a sister of William Stevens, husband of Violetta Gouty. Mary Stevens and William Stevens were children of Azel Stevens and his wife, Rebecca Townsend. Azel Stevens was a witness to the will of John Gouty.(48) Zachariah Gouty and Mary Stevens Gouty were the parents of two children:
i. Lucretia, born May 30, 1809, in Caroline County, Maryland, and she died on
May 19, 1874, in Morocco, Newton County, Indiana. She married John Swiggett
on July 31, 1826 in Caroline County, Maryland. He was born March 8, 1808, in
Caroline County, Maryland and he died December 22, 1874, in Morocco,
Newton County, Indiana.
ii. John Stevens, born about 1811. He married Sarah Ann Collison September 8,
1835, in Caroline County, Maryland.(55) She was born October 28, 1816,
in Maryland. She died April 3, 1892, in Denton, Caroline County, Maryland.
She was the daughter of John Collison and his wife Ann Quinnerly.

Zachariah died before November 1812.(49) Zachariah was not named in his father's will, but his four children were John Gowty's primary heirs, while Zachariah's six brothers and sisters received one Shilling each. The State of Maryland passed a law to assist his orphaned children and widow:(50)

"Section 1. Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That it
shall and may be lawful for the orphans' court of Caroline county, on application
to them made for that purpose, to appoint a trustee and order a sale of all the
right, title, interest and estate of the said James Gouty, Mary Gouty, Lucretia
Gouty, and John Stevens Gouty, minors and orphan children of the aforesaid
Zachariah Gouty, deceased, in and unto the aforesaid tract of land, upon such
terms and conditions as shall appear to said court best calculated to promote the
interest of the said minors."
"4. AND BE IT ENACTED, That nothing in this act contained shall be construed to defeat any just claim that may be against the said Zachariah Gouty, nor in any wise to deprive the widow of the said deceased, of her right of dower"

Mary Stevens Gouty, the widow of Zachariah Gouty, married second a Daniel Chaffinch on January 9, 1818, in Caroline County, Maryland.(51) He was born about 1785 and died May 12, 1865, in Concord, Caroline County, Maryland. Mary Stevens is buried in the Concord Methodist Church Cemetery, Concord, Maryland.


1776 Maryland Census Records:
Jabus Goutee, white, Dorchester, citation 1419-6-9857.
Georg Goute, white, Dorchester, citation 1419-6-9854
Sephiah Goute, white, Dorchester, citation 1419-6-9855
Shadrick Goute, white, Dorchester, citation 1419-6-9856
Andrew Gootee, white, Dorchester, citation 1419-6-9767
John Gootee, white, Dorchester, citation 1419-6-9768


marriage record:
GowTES, John, 591
John Gowtes m. Polly Disharoon, 1796, 8, 17.

Gootee, Andrew, loi — John, 100.


1790 census records for Goutee family in Caroline County, Maryland:
Free White All
Males Females Other Free Slaves
16 to
up 16
1 0 3 0 1 Abel Gouty

2 1 4 0 0 John Gouty


1790 census records for Goutee family in Dorchester County, Maryland:
Free White All
Males Females Other Free Slaves
16 to
up 16
1 0 3 0 1 Abel Gouty

2 1 4 0 0 John Gouty



1800 census records for Goutee family in Caroline County, Maryland:
Age
-10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45+
2 0 1 1 0 males - Abel Goutee – page 457
2 1 1 1 0 females – Abel Goutee – page 457

1 1 0 1 0 males – Pritchard Goutee – page 458
1 0 0 1 0 females – Pritchard Goutee – page 458

0 1 0 0 1 males – John Goutee – page 458
0 0 1 0 0 females – Jouhn Goutee – page 458

Therefore Able Goutee was at least 26 years old in 1800, Pritchett Goutee was at least 26 years old in 1800, and John Goutee was at least 45 years old in 1800 according to the census of 1800. We know that Pritchett was born 04 July 1765 and should have been 35 years old in 1800


1810 census records for Gouty family in Caroline County, Maryland:
Age
-10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45+
1 2 0 2 0 males - Abel Gouty
3 0 2 1 0 females – Able Gouty

2 1 0 1 0 males – P.(ritchard) Gouty
1 1 1 1 0 females – P.(ritchard) Gouty

not listed males – John Goutee
not listed females – Jouhn Goutee

1 0 0 1 1 males – Zachariah Gouty
2 0 2 0 0 females – Zachariah Gouty

1 0 0 1 0 males - Gabril Gouty
0 2 0 1 0 females – Gabril Gouty

0 0 1 0 0 males - Thomas Gouty
1 0 0 1 1 females – Thomas Gouty


Children (Gouty), born in Maryland:
i. Rhoda
ii. Abel
iii. Brittania
iv. Pritchett
v. Cynthia
vi. Violetta (or Vility)
vii. Zachariah


ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL to support the RELATIONSHIP between
JOHN GOUTY (GOOTEE) and his son PRITCHETT GOUTY

1) Gessie, Indiana, The First One Hundred Years 1872 - 1972, "The Gouty family came from France (name originally Goutier) to Dorcester County, Maryland, in 1670. Prichard Gouty was born July 4, 1766 and died May 12, 1837. He is buried in a cemetery near the Squire Shute farm. Pritchard's three sons, Henry, Thomas, and Zechariah came to Indiana in 1820.”
2) Caroline County Wills and Probate, JOHN GOWTY, Abstract of Last Will and Testament, Made 28 October 1815, Recorded 21 Aug. 1818, Liber JR-C Folio 332; John Gowty of Caroline County, Maryland, Daughter: Rhoda Cannon, widow of Joshua Cannon; Son: Abel Gowty; Daughter: Britanna Willis; Son: Pritchel Gowty; Daughter: Centhea Nichols, widow of John Nichols; Daughter: Vility Stevens; Grandson: James Gowty; Granddaughter: Mary Gowty; Granddaughter: Lucretia Gowty; Grandson: John Stevens Gowty; Gives all to 4 grandchildren and appoints William Stevens to watch out for them until they come of age.
3) Maryland Indexes, Marriage References, MSA S 1527, Elizabeth, dau. of P. Pritchett of DO Co., m. by 17 Nov 1769, John Goutee (MWB 37:406; MDAD 65:9).
4) 1776 Census, Dorchester County, page 100, Gootee, John, 3 bz, 1 cx, 1 dx, 1 ez, 1 gx. John Gootee, 3 white women ages 10 to 16 (Rhoda), 1 white man age 16 to 21 (Abel), 1 white man age 21 to 30 (Pritchett), 1 white woman age 30 to 40 (Elizabeth Pritchett Gouty) married November 17, 1769, 1 white man age 50 and upwards (John Gootee, born 1726 or earlier?).
5) U. S. Federal Census, 1790 Caroline Co., MD, census, John GOUTY, p.37, 02 01 04 00 00; 1790 Federal Census - John Gouty, Free White Males of 16 Years & Upwards, including heads of families - 02 Free White Males under 16 years - -1; Free white females including heads of families - 04; All other free persons - 00; Slaves - 00.
6) 1800 U. S. Federal Census Caroline Co., MD, census, John GOUTEE, p.10, 01001-00100-00;
7) U. S. Census, 1800 Caroline Co., MD, census, Zachariah GOUTEE, p.10, 01100-00100-00.
8) Marriage record for John Goutee and Elizabeth Pritchett, Maryland Marriage References by Robert Barnes, MSA S 1527, "Elizabeth, dau. of P. Pritchett of DO Co., m. by 17 Nov 1769, John Goutee." (MWB 37:406; MDAD 65:9).
9) 1800 U.S. census records for Maryland, Caroline Co., Pritchard GOUTEE, p.10, 11010-10010-00.
10) Maryland, Caroline County Wills, Page: Libre JRC Folio 188, Text: Will written August 11, 1810 and probated March 5, 1811, Heirs in will of Alexander Griffith, Sr.: wife Mary, Sons: Alexander, Abraham and Abel, Daughters: Sophia ( wife of Aaron Lewis), Sarah (wife of Joshua Hobbs), Mary (wife of Pritchett Gouty) and Nancy Todd, Grandchildren: Henry and Thomas Griffith (sons of Thomas Griffith, deceased), John and Levi Griffith (sons of Abel Griffith), Alexander and William and Betsy Griffith (children of Aaron Griffith, deceased), Daughter-in-laws: Dorcas Griffith (widow of son Thomas Griffith) and Nancy Griffith (widow of son Aaron Griffith), Elihu Shearman, son of Mary Shearman.
11) A son of John Gouty and Elizabeth Pritchett, Zachariah Goutee, married Mary Stevens, February 6, 1807, Caroline County, License Book 1797 - 1815. Caroline County, Maryland Marriages, 1774-1815, 1807 February 6, Zacheriah GOUTEE md. Mary STEVENS, Caroline Co., MD. Caroline County, Maryland Marriages, 1774-1815, Zechariah Goutee, Mary Stevens, 06 Feb 1807. Zachariah Gouty died and his children were appointed a trustee by the orphans’ court. See Maryland Archives, 192 Laws of Maryland, Nov. Sess. 1812. (The Laws of Maryland, November Session 1812, page 192, Section 1 and Section 4.) The four children of Zachariah Gouty mentioned in the Laws of Maryland are listed as beneficiaries in the will of John Gouty, i.e., James Gouty, Mary Gouty, Lucretia Gouty and John Stevens Gouty. Pritchett Gouty named one of his sons Zachariah Gouty. Violetta Gouty married William Stevens on January 3, 1803, in Caroline County, Maryland. Also related to the four children of Zachariah Gouty, in his will, John Gouty appointed William Stevens “to watch out for them until they come of age.” From: "Marriage Records Pickaway County, Ohio, 1810-1862" GOUTY, James to COOK, Ketterah on July 20, 1830, by Rev. William Baker. Also, Abstracts of Selected Guardian Bonds, Caroline County, Maryland, Book JR-D 10013, Page 15,
James Andrew asks to be appointed trustee for sale of real estate of James Gowty, MaryGowty, Lucretia Gowty, John Stevens Gowty orphan children of Zachariah Gowty - a tract called "Church Grove" containing 73 acres. Dated 2nd Tuesday of June 1813.
12) Abel Gowty, 6 Jun 1826, Hester Pritchett, Maryland, Caroline County. ABEL GOWTY, Abstract of Last Will and Testament, Made 3 April 1841, Recorded 23, Aug. 1842, Liber WAF-A Folio 299, Abel Gowty of Caroline County, Maryland, Wife: Esther, Son: John W. Gowty, Eliza Clark wife of Levin Clark now residing in Indiana , William E. Gowty, Nancy Turner wife of Enoch Turner, Daughter: Sally Turner deceased, Daughter: Elizabeth J. Davis, Daughter: Mariah Patchett deceased, Son: Arnold Gowty.
13) Gessie, Indiana, The First 100 Years, Pritchett Gouty married second Mary Donovan in Pickaway County, Ohio, on January 13, 1817. Pritchett Gouty and Mary Donovan Gouty are buried in the Old Baptist Cemetery, Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.


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1. Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree.

2. Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree; however, the Maryland State Archives lists "Balances of Final Distribution Books: Jacob Goutee, 1767, Dorchester, Liber 5, folio 20."

3. Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree.

4. Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree.

5. Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree.

6. "1818 John Gootee deceased 4 Aug. 1818.", The Note Book of Silas Nicols, from the notes of Miss Ruth Jones, Family Record, Ancestry.com.
7. Caroline County Wills and Probate, JOHN GOWTY, Abstract of Last Will and Testament, Made 28 October 1815, Recorded 21 Aug. 1818, Liber JR-C Folio 332; John Gowty of Caroline County, Maryland, Daughter: Rhoda Cannon, widow of Joshua Cannon; Son: Abel Gowty; Daughter: Britanna Willis; Son: Pritchel Gowty; Daughter: Centhea Nichols, widow of John Nichols; Daughter: Vility Stevens; Grandson: James Gowty; Granddaughter: Mary Gowty; Granddaughter: Lucretia Gowty; Grandson: John Stevens Gowty; Gives all to 4 grandchildren and appoints William Stevens to watch out for them until they come of age.

8. Maryland Indexes, Marriage References, MSA S 1527, Elizabeth, dau. of P. Pritchett of DO Co., m. by 17 Nov 1769, John Goutee (MWB 37:406; MDAD 65:9).

9. 1778 Caroline Co., MD, Fidelity Oath, John GOUTEE, Choptank Hundred.

10. DAR Patriot Index - Volume II, Gouty, John, John: b c 1740 MD d 1818.

11. 1776 Census, Dorchester County, page 100, Gootee, John, 3 bz, 1 cx, 1 dx, 1 ez, 1 gx.

??12. 1776 Census, Dorchester County, page 100, Gootee, John, 3 bz, 1 cx, 1 dx, 1 ez, 1 gx. John Gootee, 3 white women ages 10 to 16 (Rhoda), 1 white man age 16 to 21 (Abel), 1 white man age 21 to 30 (Pritchett), 1 white woman age 30 to 40 (Elizabeth Pritchett Gouty) married November 17, 1769, 1 white man age 50 and upwards (John Gootee, born 1726 or earlier?). ??

13. State Agency Series Listing at the Maryland State Archives, MARYLAND INDEXES. (Maryland State Papers, Index) 1775-1897, MSA S1484, GOUTEE, JOHN; SLACOMB, GEORGE (Cambridge) to GOV., Dates: 1777, Oct. 31. Petition for early trial on charge of providing provisions for enemy. MSA S 1004-8-1904 MdHR 6636-8-140  Location: 1/7/3/28.

14. U. S. Federal Census, 1790 Caroline Co., MD, census, John GOUTY, p.37, 02 01 04 00 00; U. S. Federal Census 1800 Caroline Co., MD, census, John GOUTEE, p.10, 01001-00100-00; 1790 Federal Census - John Gouty, Free White Males of 16 Years & Upwards, including heads of families - 02 Free White Males under 16 years - -1; Free white females including heads of familes - 04; All other free persons - 00; Slaves - 00.

15. U. S. Census, 1800 Caroline Co., MD, census, Zachariah GOUTEE, p.10, 01100-00100-00.

16. 1800 U.S. census records for Maryland, Caroline Co., Pritchard GOUTEE, p.10, 11010-10010-00.

17. 1810 Maryland census, Caroline County, P. Gouty, 2-1-0-1-0 1-1-1-1-0-0-0 Males under 10 = 2; Males 10 thru 15 = 1; Males 26 thru 44 = 1; Females under 10 = 1; Females 10 thru 15 = 1; Females 16 thru 25 = 1; Females 26 thru 44 = 1; 1810 Maryland census, Caroline County, Zachariah Gouty, 1-0-0-1-1 2-0-2-0-0-0-0 Males under 10 = 1; Males 26 thru 44 = 1; Males 45 and over = 1; Females under 10 = 2; Females 16 thru 25 = 2.

18. James Gouty 1820 Maryland census, Election District 2, Caroline County, 0-1-0-0-1-0 3-1-0-1-0-0-2; Free white males of 10 and 16 = 1; Free white males of 26 and under 45 = 1; Free white females under 10 = 3; Free white females 10 and under 16 = 1; Free white females of 26 and under 45 = 1; Foreigners not naturalized = 0; Numbers of persons engaged in Agriculture = 2.

19. Walczyk, Gail M.  Accomack County Processioners Returns 1796 - 1816 for Accomack and St. George's Parishes.  Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2004, "At a Court held in Accomack County, September the second 1795, In Obedience to an act of assembly &c The Court proceeded to lay off the Districts under the processioning Law as follows to wit: St. George Parish, Accomack Parish, 8th Between [-----] Cree k and Back Creek on the bayside and up Back Creek Branch to the line between John Gootee & William Miles and along their line to Wallops Road and along said road to the line of the Parish. William Stran, Charles Bagwell & Woney Rew Processioners."

20. Maryland State Archives, MARYLAND INDEXES, (Assessment of 1783, Index), 1783, Caroline County, MSA S 1437; John Gootee. Gootees Lott, 126 acres. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46; John Gootee. Laynes Venture. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46.

21. Account Records for Dorchester County, Md - Liber 57, folio 261 - 25 Aug 1767, AARON, John, dec, Exc - Thomas BARNES & Mary AARON, Sureties - John GOUTEE & Jonathan PATRIDGE, Reps - Per will

22. Account Records for Dorchester County, Md - Liber 57, folio 255 - 11 Nov 1767, STAPLES, John, dec, Adm & widow - Margaret STAPLES, Sureties - John GOUTEE & William EDGAR, Dau - Anne STAPLES, Dau - Elizabeth STAPLES.

23. Accounts: John Gowtee, 1744/45/56/60, Dorchester, Liber 40, folio 136, Liber 44, folio 290, Liber 70, folio 216, Liber 72, folio 212.

24. "1836 Rhoda Eaton deceased Jan 21, 1836.", The Note Book of Silas Nicols, from the notes of Miss Ruth Jones, Family Record, Ancestry.com.

25. Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree.

26. December 24, 1813, Abel Gouty, Elizabeth Wheelton, Marriage Licenses of Caroline County, Maryland, 1774-1815, page 58.

27. Abel Gowty, 6 Jun 1826, Hester Pritchett, Maryland, Caroline County.

28. Will of Rebecca Walker of Caroline County, Maryland, written 8 May 1817 and probated 2 July 1817, Lib. JR#C fol. 313-315.(13)

29. "1842 Abel Gootee died Aug. 1842", The Note Book of Silas Nicols, from the notes of Miss Ruth Jones, Family Record, Ancestry.com.

30. ABEL GOWTY, Abstract of Last Will and Testament, Made 3 April 1841, Recorded 23, Aug. 1842, Liber WAF-A Folio 299, Abel Gowty of Caroline County, Maryland, Wife: Esther, Son: John W. Gowty, Eliza Clark wife of Levin Clark now residing in Indiana , William E. Gowty, Nancy Turner wife of Enoch Turner, Daughter: Sally Turner deceased, Daughter: Elizabeth J. Davis, Daughter: Mariah Patchett deceased, Son: Arnold Gowty.

31. She married Richard Willis on January 22, 1788 in Caroline County, Maryland

32. "1823 Richard Willis deceased 14 Feb. 1823.", The Note Book of Silas Nicols, from the notes of Miss Ruth Jones, Family Record, Ancestry.com.

33. Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree.

34. (LDS IGI, Films 538010 & 538870: Prichard GOUTY, b. 4 July 1765, Dorchester Co., MD, son of John GOWTY/GOOTEE and Eliza PRITCHETT. Son, John GOUTY, b. March 31, 1800.

35. Maryland, Caroline County Wills, Page: Libre JRC Folio 188, Text: Will written August 11, 1810 and probated March 5, 1811, Heirs in will of Alexander Griffith, Sr.: wife Mary, Sons: Alexander, Abraham and Abel, Daughters: Sophia ( wife of Aaron Lewis), Sarah (wife of Joshua Hobbs), Mary (wife of Pritchett Gouty) and Nancy Todd, Grandchildren: Henry and Thomas Griffith (sons of Thomas Griffith, deceased), John and Levi Griffith (sons of Abel Griffith), Alexander and William and Betsy Griffith (children of Aaron Griffith, deceased), Daughter-in-laws: Dorcas Griffith (widow of son Thomas Griffith) and Nancy Griffith (widow of son Aaron Griffith), Elihu Shearman, son of Mary Shearman.

36. U. S. Census, 1800, Caroline County, Maryland, Pritchard GOUTEE, p.10, 11010-10010-00.

37. Gessie, Indiana, The First 100 Years.

38. Cynthia Gouty married John Nicols on January 15, 1799, in Caroline County, Maryland, Married: 15 JAN 1799 in Caroline Co., MD Marriage Licenses, 1774-1865, page 33, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Denton, Caroline Co., MD)

39. "1812 John Nicols died March 7, 1812", The Note Book of Silas Nicols, from the notes of Miss Ruth Jones, Family Record, Ancestry.com.

38. Ancestry.com/OneWorldTree.

39. Ancestry.com/OneWorldTree.

40. "1804 Silas Nicols was born in the year of our Lord 1804, Dec. 29, the son of John Nicols and Cinthea, his wife. Cynthia was the daughter of John Gouty - (see will Denton, Caroline County, Maryland.", The Note Book of Silas Nicols, from the notes of Miss Ruth Jones, Family Record, Ancestry.com.

41. "1799 Henry Nicols, b. November 19, 1799", The Note Book of Silas Nicols, from the notes of Miss Ruth Jones, Family Record, Ancestry.com.

42. Violetta Gouty married William Stevens on January 3, 1803, in Caroline County, Maryland.

43. "1824 William Stevens deceased July 12, 1824." The Note Book of Silas Nicols, from the notes of Miss Ruth Jones, Family Record.

43. Ancestors of Darlene Jill Nordberg, familytreemaker.genealogy.com.

44. 1800 Maryland Census, Caroline County, Azel Stevens, Source Citation: Year: 1800; Census Place:  , Caroline, Maryland; .Roll: 10; Page: 474; Image: 20. (probably born 1747) Azel Stevens (must have been 45 or older in 1800) supposedly 77 when he died in 1824. 0-2-1-0-1 0-2-0-1-0 (wife must have been 26 thru 44 in 1800.

45. Caroline County, Maryland Marriages, 1774-1815, Zachariah Gowty, Lucretia Andrew, 20 Dec 1797. Caroline County, Maryland Marriages, 1774-1815, Zachaariah Gowty, Lucretia Andrew, 20 Dec 1797. Caroline County, Maryland Marriages, 1774-1815, 1797 December 20, Laccariak GOWTY md. Lucretia ANDREW, Caroline Co., MD; ...LDS Patron Sheets (1969-1991), Batch 8929105, sheet 38; Microfilm No. 1553611.

46. 1800 Caroline County, Maryland, census, Zachariah GOUTEE, p.10, 01100-00100-00.

47. Zacheriah Goutee married Mary Stevens, February 6, 1807, Caroline County, License Book 1797 - 1815. Caroline County, Maryland Marriages, 1774-1815, 1807 February 6, Zacheriah GOUTEE md. Mary STEVENS, Caroline Co., MD. Caroline County, Maryland Marriages, 1774-1815, Zechariah Goutee, Mary Stevens, 06 Feb 1807.

48. Caroline County Wills and Probate, JOHN GOWTY, Abstract of Last Will and Testament, Made 28 October 1815, Recorded 21 Aug. 1818, Liber JR-C Folio 332.

49. The Laws of Maryland, November Session 1812, page 192, Section 1 and Section 4.

50. Caroline County Wills and Probate, JOHN GOWTY, Abstract of Last Will and Testament, Made 28 October 1815, Recorded 21 Aug. 1818, Liber JR-C Folio 332.

51. Ancestry.com/OneWorldTree.


Appendix A

Nine Individuals Named John Gootee/Gouty

(various spellings include: Gowty, Gouty, Goutey, Goute, etc.)


1. John Gootee Senior - First of the Name in Maryland
a. birth date: 27 January 1639/40
b. birth location: Saint-Gregoire, Ille de Vilaine, Brittany,
France (per Descendants of John Gootee listing, author not
known)
c. death date: 1711 (per will - Old 6 175 / 16 May 1711)
d. death location: Dorchester County, Maryland (per will)
e. spouse’s name: Margaret, perhaps Beeson was her surname
(per land records and Maryland Archives naturalization)
f. marriage date and location: probably about 1660 in France
g. left a will or died intestate: will - 6 Old 175 / 16 May 1711
h. occupation: weaver (per will); also cordwainer or shoemaker
(per Descendants of John Gootee listing, author not known)
i. item(s) of special significance: first Gootee to arrive in Maryland; identified in the Maryland Archives in 1695
(per Volume 19, page 211)

will - Old 6 175 / 16 May 1711: John Goutey of Dorchester County, Weaver, to his son Joseph Goutey, Planter: All of his property except one heifer given to Grandson, Joseph Goutey and one shilling to daughter Judith Coale.

The first documented GOOTEE in Maryland was John GOOTEE (Jean GAUTIER), a French citizen who arrived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in February 1662, sponsored by Antoine LeCompte, a Gentleman and large landowner in Maryland.
John was married to Margaret, whose last name is unknown but believed to be Beeson or Besson. Margaret and a son, Joseph, arrived in Maryland in 1666 and she completed her servitude (indenture) on 6 February 1679. At that time her husband, John, was granted fifty (50) acres of land, which they named "Callais," located between what is now Egypt Road and Little Blackwater River (eventually, "Callais" contained 450 acres). John and Margaret Gottee [sic] and Stephen Beeson (Ettiene Beeson were naturalized on 19 April 1671 and listed as "Citizens of France."
There apparently is a record of a John Goute [sic] that arrived in New Kent, Virginia, at the head of the York River, east of Richmond, Virginia, on 5 March 1654. This John was transported by John Peteete. If this record is correct, then this John Goute probably was born by 1636. This surely must refer to John Gootee Senior if correct.


2. John Gootee Junior (a son of John Gootee Senior and Margaret, his wife)
a. birth date: probably by early 1660s
b. birth location: France (per Maryland Archives
naturalization)
c. death date: 1699 (per will probated 1699)
d. death location: Dorchester County, Maryland ( per will)
e. spouse’s name: never married
f. marriage date and location: not applicable
g. left a will or died intestate: will – made 04 May 1699 and probated 07 August 1699, Dorchester County, Liber 21, folio 103
h. occupation: tanner (per Old 5 124, Dorchester County,
Maryland, 15 November 1698, land record, John Goutee
Junior, tanner, to Joseph Goutee Senior)
i. item(s) of special significance: no known children; identified
in the Maryland Archives in 1695 (per Volume 19, page
211)

will - Liber 21, folio 103, probated 07 August 1699. He devised all of his real estate to his father and mother, John and Margaret Gootee.
(account) Inventories and Accounts. John Goutey Jr., 1699, Liber 19 1/2 A, folio 98
(inventory) Inventories and Accounts. John Goutey Jr., 1699, Dorchester, Liber 6, folio 290

It must be John Gootee Junior who was a witness to the will of Andrew Insley on 14 April 1699 which names Michael Todd as a son-in-law.
Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume 7:
Insley, Andrew, Dorchester County, 14th April 1699; 2nd August
1699.
To daughter Mary and hrs., “Road Ridge.” (For description see will).
To son-in-law Michael Todd and Mary his wife, a certain parcel of land adjoining Wm. Deane’s plantation, and being part of tract on which sd. Todd now lives.
To wife Eliza:. personalty and “Betty’s Desire” during life.
To son James, said “Betty’s Desire” at decease of his mother and “Bentley’s Point” or “Bentley’s Hope” on Hooper’s Island; also residue of lands jointly with his brother William. (For description of lands see will).
Exs.: Wife Eliza: and son-in-law Michael Todd.
Test: Jno. Goutey Jr., Philip Wingod. Wm. Robinson. 6. 291.


3. John Gootee the Elder (a son of Joseph Gootee Senior and his first wife, Elizabeth Insley)
a. birth date: probably in early 1690s
b. birth location: Dorchester County, Maryland (per residence
of his parents)
c. death date: about 31 May 1748 (per will)
d. death location: Accomack County, Virginia (per will)
e. spouse’s name: married Mary Lisney before 1727, apparently
in Accomack County, Virginia (per will of Mary Lisney
Gootee and land record analysis)
f. marriage date and location: (per will of his wife and land
record analysis)
g. left a will or died intestate: will (per page 268, Orders, Accomack County, Virginia, 1744-1753, 31 May 1748)
h. occupation: unknown
i. item(s) of special significance: identified in the Maryland
Archives in 1695 (per Volume 19, page 211)

will - 31 May 1748 John Gowtee administered his will to Widow, Mary. Mason Abbott and Thomas Parramore, Sec. (pg 268, Orders, Accomack County, Virginia, 1744-1753).
1727 Ralph Lisney left his land, 100 acres (A169) (including 30 acres of A166) to his daughter Mary, who married John Gowtee. (Vol 2, Virginia’s Eastern Shore by Ralph T. Whitelaw)
James Brown administered his estate to John Gouty. (Vol 2, Virginia’s Eastern Shore by Ralph T. Whitelaw).

This John Gootee is the son of Joseph Goutee mentioned in Archives of Maryland, Proceedings and Acts of the General Assemply, 1693-1697, Volume 19, Page 211, Assembly Proceedings, May 8-22, 1695. 211, An Additional Act to the Act for Portes. Lib. L. L. 2., p. 90, An Act for Naturalization of Mathias Mathiason, als. Freeman, Peter Golley, John & Joseph Goutee and Joseph and John Sons of the said Joseph Goutee.


4 John Gootee the Younger (a son of Joseph Gootee Senior and his second wife, Ann Harper)
a. birth date: probably about 1714 to 1717
b. birth location: Dorchester County, Maryland
c. death date: 1764
d. death location: Dorchester County, Maryland
e. spouse’s name: Elizabeth “Betty” Lnu
f. marriage date and location:
g. left a will or died intestate: TO DO
h. occupation: TO DO
i. item(s) of special significance:

John Gootee the Younger and his wife Elizabeth Lnu possibly had a son named Joseph Goutee born 02 November 1757 in Dorchester County, Maryland.

The following must refer to John Gootee the Younger who died in 1764 because it lists John Goutee as “Junior”.

Settlers of Maryland 1751 – 1765:
Goutee, John Jr; Dorchester County, Maryland
Name of Tract Acreage Date Reference(s)
Hazard 21 3 Jul 1761 BC14/528; BC17/224
Second Chance 20 3 Jul 1761 BC14/519;BC17/353

It is possible John Gootee the Younger who appears in the Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume 7, as a witness to the will of John Hollock, since the will is made in Dorchester County, Maryland. However, another John Gootee, a son of Joseph Gootee Junior and his first wife Sarah, also lived in Dorchester County, Maryland at this time.
Hollock, John, Dorchester Co., 08 January 1737; 27 May 1738.
To son William and hrs., 100 A. “King’s Town,” 50 A. “Cheapside;” and personalty.
To son Jonathan and hrs., 100 A. “Hollock’s Cow Pasture;” and personalty.
To dau. Dorothy, personalty.
Wife Matthew (sic), extx. of personal estate except the legacies before given.
Test: Patrick Macolister (McCullister), John Gootee, Margret Urvin. 21. 882.




5. John Gootee (a son of Joseph Gootee Junior and probably Sara Mills)
a. birth date: 1710 (per deposition in Dorchester County on 12
June 1764 in OLD 20 218; (born about 1713 per
Descendants of John Gootee listing, author Bob Gootee)
b. birth location: Maryland (per Descendants of John Gootee
listing, author Bob Gootee)
c. death date: before 30 March 1780 (per Descendants of John Gootee listing, author Bob Gootee)
d. death location: Maryland (per Descendants of John Gootee listing, author Bob Gootee)
e. spouse’s name: Elizabeth “Betty” Bramble (per Descendants of
John Gootee listing, author Bob Gootee)
f. marriage date and location: about 1744 (per Descendants of John Gootee listing, author not known) (It seems likely he
would have married about 1730 if he was born in 1710.)
g. left a will or died intestate: unknown
h. occupation: unknown
i. item(s) of special significance:


This John Gootee must be the one who gave a deposition on 12 June 1764 in OLD 20 218 where he stated his age of “54 years or upwards”. The depositions in this land record were given to a Dorchester County, Maryland, court and we assume this John Gootee lived in Dorchester County at that time. This John Gootee therefore was born about 1710. This John Goote may have died before 30 March 1780 in Maryland.

This is where is gets very confusing. Need to research the following from an internet listing. Seems to mix two John Gootees in my opinion:
Dorchester County Revolutionary Patriots 1775-1783 by Henry C Peden:
Gootee (Goutee, Gouty), John, (2 Apr 1755-4 Aug 1818) Son of John and Betty Gootee of Dorchester Parish [Ref: FF-99, GG-41]. Subscribed to the Oath of Allegience and Fidelity in 1778 [Ref:K-30, L-117]. The children of "John and Betty Goutee" were William Goutee b. 25 Aug 1745; Prissiller Goutee b. 2 Nov 1746?; Mary Goutee b. 2 Mar 1748; John Goutee b. 2 Apr 1755; dau. Cynthia Goutee or Gouty, married John Nicols or Nicolls in 1797; Joseph Goutee b. 2 Nov 1757? in Dorchester Parish [Ref: GG-41, RR-2186 (SAR National Society No. 107560, documented and approved in 1974]. John Gotee was head of household in Straights Hundred in 1776. aged between 21 and 30, one male between 16-21, one female between 30-40 and three females between 10 and 16 [Ref: AA-46].


6. John Gootee (a son of John Gootee the Elder and his wife Mary Lisney)
a. birth date: probably about 1740 (parents married before 1727; his father died in 1748)
b. birth location: Accomack County, Virginia
c. death date: after August 1764
d. death location: probably Accomack County, Virginia
e. spouse’s name: Bridgett Major
f. marriage date and location: 1764 in Accomack County,
Virginia
g. left a will or died intestate: unknown
h. occupation: unknown
i. item(s) of special significance:

This John Gootee is identified in the will of his mother, Mary (Lisney) Gootee. (See Appendix C for entire will.)
This John Gootee fits with the age of his father and mother and a location in Accomack County, Virginia.
It was probably this John Gootee in Accomack County, Virginia, who proved this will: 24 Jan 1772 - 31 Mar 1772, will of John Pettit Jr. (nunc) - To son William Pettit. Balance of Estate to wife during her widowhood, then to be divided between my two daughters. Proved by John Gootee and Betty Taylor. In order of probate: Trophenny Pettit, widow of testator qualified. (Wills and Adminstrations, Accomack County, Virginia, 1663-1800 by Stratton Nottingham, page 678.).

will of his mother, Mary (Lisney) Gowtee, August 20, 1764:
Mary Gowtee of Accomack County make and ordain this my last will and testament in the following, to wit,
my son, Joseph Gowtee
my two daughters, Mary and Triphina
son Lisney Gowtee.
son John Gowtee
daughter Trephina
daughter Mary
two sons Lisney and John executors of this my will.
twentieth day of August Anno Dom 1764.
Mary Gowtee made her mark
Published and declared In presence off
John Massey
Leaven Taylor In a Court continued & held for Acco. County
William Shipman November 27, 1764


7. John Gootee (a son of Jacob Gootee and Margery Pritchett Wingate)
a. birth date: probably about 1738
b. birth location: Dorchester County, Maryland
c. death date: about 04 August 1818 (also see "1818 John Gootee deceased 4 Aug. 1818.", The Note Book of Silas Nicols, from the notes of Miss Ruth Jones, Family Record, Ancestry.com)
d. death location: Caroline County, Maryland; per will of John
Gootee of Caroline County, 1818
e. spouse’s name: first marriage - Elizabeth Pritchett, daughter
of Phunback Pritchett and his wife ??; second marriage - Jemema Browhan
f. marriage date and location: first marriage – Dorchester
County, Maryland, Maryland Indexes, Marriage References, MSA S 1527, Elizabeth, dau. of P. Pritchett of DO Co., m. by 17 Nov 1769, John Goutee (MWB 37:406; MDAD 65:9); second marriage – Jemima Browhan, ?? County, Maryland
g. left a will or died intestate: will – made 28 October 1815,
recorded 21 August 1818, Carolina County, Liber JR-C
folio 332
h. occupation:
i. item(s) of special significance: Patriot of the American Revolution

John Gouty and family moved to Caroline County, Maryland by the time of the 178 Caroline County, Maryland, census. See 1778 Maryland Census – Caroline County, lists a John Goutee. Per 1778 Census of Maryland compiled by Bettie Stirling Carothers (14423 Eddington Drive, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017). Also see MSA Citation 1419-6-9858 for John Goutee in 1778 Caroline County, Maryland census.
?1778 Caroline Co., MD, Fidelity Oath, John Goutee, Choptank Hundred?
Entry in the 1783 Choptank Hundred/District Census automatically qualifies the individual as a Patriot of the American Revolution according to the Sons of the American Revolution. John Gootee is listed for owning two tracts or parcels of land in Lower Choptank District Hundred in the 1783 Maryland census.
John Gootee. Gootees Lott, 126 acres. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46
John Gootee. Laynes Venture. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46)
This John Gootee was a son of Jacob Gootee who was the son of Joseph Gootee Senior and his wife first wife Elizabeth Insley.

wills – summary: John Gowty of Caroline County, Maryland, Daughter: Rhoda Cannon, widow of Joshua Cannon; Son: Abel Gowty; Daughter: Britanna Willis; Son: Pritchel Gowty; Daughter: Centhea Nichols, widow of John Nichols; Daughter: Vility Stevens; Grandson: James Gowty; Granddaughter: Mary Gowty; Granddaughter: Lucretia Gowty; Grandson: John Stevens Gowty; Gives all to 4 grandchildren and appoints William Stevens to watch out for them until they come of age.

We know Pritchett Gouty was born 04 July 1765 so he probably should have been age 45 at the time of the 1810 census, but he appears in the 26 to 44 age listing.
If Zachariah was born about 1778, he would have been about 32 years old in 1810.
John Gouty makes no mention of a wife in his will. He appointed William Stevens as sole executor. It is my opinion that he was living with Zachariah Gouty at the time of the 1810 census. There is a Wm. Stevans listed in the 1810 as age 26 to 44 with two males up to 10 years of age, one female up to 10 years of age, one female 16 to 26, and one female 26 to 45. It is likely this William Stevens was the person appointed as sole executor of the John Gouty estate.
The 1820 census for Caroline County, Maryland, only lists Abel Gowty, James Gowly(probably Gowty), and Thomas Gowty. John Gootee and his wife were both death by 1820. Pritchett Gouty and his family had moved to Ohio before 1820.
Need to research the following statement:
Revolutionary Patriots 1775-1783, Caroline Co, Md:
Goutee (Gouty), John (ca 1740-1818) Private, Militia, Capt. Nehemiah Andrews Company, 14th Battalion, by August 13, 1777 (Ref:M-155, Y-1201)



8. John Gootee (a son of John and Elizabeth “Betty” Bramble)
a. birth date: 02 April 1755 (per Descendants of John Gootee
listing, author not known)
b. birth location: Dorchester County, Maryland
c. death date: unknown
d. death location: unknown
e. spouse’s name: unknown
f. marriage date and location: unknown
g. left a will or died intestate: unknown
h. occupation: unknown
i. item(s) of special significance:


9. John Goodman Gootee (a son of Capewell Gootee and his wife Mary Nuner)
a. birth date: 07 February 1768
b. birth location: Dorchester County, Maryland
c. death date: before October 1824
d. death location: Maryland
e. spouse’s name: unknown
f. marriage date and location: unknown
g. left a will or died intestate: unknown
h. occupation: unknown
i. item(s) of special significance:

Capewell Gootee was a son of Jacob Gootee and his wife Margery Pritchett. He was born about 1743 in Dorchester County, Maryland and died in 1788 in Dorchester County, Maryland. He married Mary Nuner before 10 June 1765 in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was the daughter of Edward Nuner and Mary Lnu. Mary Nuner was bor 17 March 1747/48 in Dorchester County, Maryland, and died about 1824 in Dorchester County, Maryland.



APPENDIX A

Mentions Pritchett Gouty and Abel Gouty
1790 Petition

A Caroline Petition of 1790


Transcribed from an article in the DENTON JOURNAL, Denton, MD
Saturday, November 14, 1914
Submitted by Gary N. Willis


“That pressure for public office in Caroline county existed 124 years ago and that the literacy of its inhabitants was at that distant period of a high order is shown by a paper in the possession of a resident of Denton, conveying the following prayer to the appointed power and signed with the autographs of the petitioners:

To his Excellency the Governor & Council of Maryland,

We the subscribers, inhabitants of Caroline County, beg leave to represent to your Excellency and Honours, that we have reason to apprehend the present Surveyor of our County, Mr. George Martin, intends shortly to resign his appointment, either through want of ability to execute the Duties of his Office or in favour of his Friend.

Should such resignation take place, We (considering ourselves Interested in the Appointment of all Public Officers) take the liberty to recommend Mr. Joshua Willis, Junr. to succeed Mr. Martin, who we believe to be as well if not better qualified to execute the Duties of Surveyor, than any other man in the County.  He acted for some time as Deputy to the late Mr. Barrow, during all which time we believe he gave general Satisfaction to those for whom he did Business.  He made Surveys while Mr. Barrow’s deputy for several of us, and we found him, according to the best of our Judgment, Sober, Careful, and diligent in all his Transactions.  He is more over a Native of our County, and it is our Pride to have our public Offices filled with the Natives of our County rather than Straingers.

Thos. Allcock, Isaac Nicolls, Willi Alford, David Woolford, Edwards Rhodes, Jos. Nicols, John Dawson, Deverine Travers, John Blades, John Waddell, William W. Satterfield, P. Edmondson, Jno. Dickinson, Jno. Willis, John Mitchell, Hezekiah James, Thomas Griffin, Thos. Lewis, Junr., James Helsby, James Dawson, James Powel, Samuel Davis, Elijah Satterfield, Nathaniel Fountain, William Andrew, John Carmean Taylor, John Ward, Richard Pearson, Joseph Bland, Richard Clarkson, William Andrew, Aquila Davis, James McCotter, Edward Wright, John Caulk, David Dean, Lawrence Caulk, Jeremiah Nicols, Byng Whitley, Ezekiel Smith, Josiah Sterling, Leven Nobles, Peter Chilcutt, Elijah Willis, Jonathan Eaton, John Sherman, Anderson Eaton, Alexander Griffith, Thos. Clendening, Philemon Willis, Edwin Linceford, David Fountain, William Stevens, Jonathan Stevens, Junr., Rich. Sparks, Levin Johnson, James Johnson, William Lucas, Abraham Collins, William Collins, Joseph Bowdle, George Collins, Aquila Hutchings, Denis McCaris, William Collison, John Morriston, John Saulsbury, Junior, Robinson Morriston, Hawkins Feddeman, Peter Colliston, Aaron Cranor, Joshua Cranor, Joshua Smith, Seth Hill Evitts, Wm. Peters, Senr., J. Richardson, James Meredith, John Stevens, John Lucas, Bromwell Andrew, Robt. Simmonds, Henery Turner, Thomas Turner, D. Sisk, James Wright of Levin, Henry Turner, Jr., John Valliant, Lewis Ross, Edward Pritchett, Caleb P. Roberson, William Andrew, Philemon Prouse, Curtis Beachump, John Kelley, William Grayless, William Dukes, Jessee Grayless, Luke Andrew, Levin Cremeen, John Harvey, Thomas Watkins Janer, William Haskins, Jno. Cooper, Michael Lucas, Thos. Lucas, Abm. Evitts, James Chaffinch, Michael Todd, Caleb Clark, Leven Clark, Thomas Valliant, Edward Pinder Golorthun, William Willoughby, Richard Willoughby, P. Walker, Edw. Bowdle, William Harrison, John Harrison, Aaron Alford, Wm. Banning, John Oram, James Ewing, James Summers, Jacob Andrew, John Harriss, William Bing, Wm. Greenhalk, Jno. Harriss, Beachump Stanton, James Wright, Elijah Cremeen, John Wright, Axel Steavens, Elijah Russell, William Berry, Levin Wright, John Pritchet, Andrew Willes, Wm. Grey, Lemuel Wright, Jesse Hubbert, Anthony Ross, Jessee Connerly, William Fountain, Reuben Conerly, Joseph Mulliken, James Nicolls, James Carter, Thomas Hooper, Joseph Blades, Richard Andrew, Richard Andrew, Junr., Jeremiah Andrew, Richard Willis, Thoms. Eaton, Allen Parker, Major Victor, John Nicoles, James Andrew, Risdon Cooper, John Cooper, Jessee Brown, Levi Brown, Moses Walker, Ellis Thomas, Beachump Andrew, John Covey, William Jones, Nathan Manship, Patrick Spence, John Morriston, William Holbrook, Frederick Dawson, Ezekiel Pritchett, James Peters, James Perry, Cornelius Johnson, Baths. Vane, Abel Gouty, Pritchett Gouty, Daniel Harring, Francis Dean, Joseph Stack, James Waddle, Matthias Alford, Alexr. Waddle, Maids (?) Alford, John Waddle, Abraham Clark, Walter Edgeing, Thomas Fowler, Wm. Kelley, Isiah Blades, Zebulon Loften, Samuel Alphard, Jacob Faulkner, Cain Ross, Nathan Hill, Charles Waites, Joseph Watkins, Thomas Lewis, Roger Fountain, Joseph Dawson, Solomon Hubard, William Morgan, Isaac Anderson, Lindsey O. Breding, Isaac Collins, James Vaux, James Morgan, Jacob Crimeen, Southey Smith, Josh. Smith, Jr., Wm Willis, Peter Harriss, James Quality, William Sherwood, Owen Quality, Philemon Ganes, Jonathan Hird, Samuel Fountain, John Carter, Robt. Hobbs, Moses Griffin, Stph. Fleharty.”


APPENDIX AAA


Hope this helps-- Bob

Admin Lib 35 fol F9 - Will Lib 37 fol 406 (Phunbacks will) ;
DAR Patriot Index as born 1740 died 1818, wife unk, Patriotic Svc, Md.;
Notebook in possession of Norm Corkran tells story of family.;

Caroline Co wills, JR No C-332,dtd 28 Oct 1815, Executed 21 Aug 1818:
lists dau. Rhoda Cannon widow of Joshua Cannon,;son Abel;
dau Brittania; son Pritchel; dau Cinthea Nichols, widow of John Nichols;
dau (V)Netity Stevens; Gdau Mary Gouty; Gson John Stevens Gouty;
G dau Lucretia Gouty; Gson James Gouty.
William Stevens appointed to watch out for gchildren til they become of age.

Dorchester county Criminal Court Docket, 1791-1805, Vol. 1, # 34-
John Gootee, assault on John Hayward. Fined

Johns will- Dau. Ronda Camron widow of Joshua Camron- 1 shilling and no more ;
Able Gouty 1 shilling and no more; Dau. Britanna Willis one shilling and no more ;
son Pritchet Gouty one shilling and no more;
dau. Cathea Nichols widow of John Nichols one shilling and no more;
dau. Nelly Stevens 1 shilling and no more ;
son James Gouty all and singular the land and farm where he now lives.
If said James should die without lawful issue - if he dies land equally divided
between my Grandchildren Mary Gouty, Lucelia Gouty, and John Stevens Gouty-
Ten lb a piece for James Gootee Jr to be paid when he becomes 21 years.
I give and bequeath unto my 4 Grandchildren James Gouty, Mary gouty,
Lucretia Gouty and John Stevens Gouty all my personal property equally.
William Stevens whole exec. (Able Gouty-Elizabeth Wheelton 24 Dec 1813 ???)
William Stevens-Letta Gowtee.

Revolutionary Patriots 1775-1783, Caroline Co, Md:
Goutee (Gouty), John (ca 1740-1818) Private, Militia,
Capt. Nehemiah Andrews Company, 14th Battalion,
by August 13, 1777 (Ref:M-155, Y-1201)

Dorchester County Revolutionary Patriots 1775-1783 by Henry C Peden
Gootee (Goutee, Gouty), John, (2 Apr 1755-4 Aug 1818)
Son of John and Betty Gootee of Dorchester Parish [Ref:FF-99, GG-41].
Subscribed to the Oath of Allegience and Fidelity in 1778 [Ref: K-30, L-117].
The children of "John and Betty Goutee" were William Goutee b. 25 Aug 1745;
Prissiller Goutee b. 2 Nov 1746?; Mary Goutee b. 2 Mar 1748;
John Goutee b. 2 Apr 1755; dau. Cynthia Goutee or Gouty,
married John Nicols or Nicolls in 1797 ;
Joseph Goutee b. 2 Nov 1757? in Dorchester Parish
[Ref: GG-41, RR-2186 (SAR National Society No. 107560,
documented and approved in 1974].
John Gotee was head of household in Straights Hundred in 1776.
aged between 21 and 30, one male between 16-21,
one female between 30-40 and three females between 10 and 16 [Ref: AA-46].


Maryland Colonial Census 1776
John Gotee
Straight’s Parish
Dorchester County, Maryland
Males: 1 16-21, 1 21-30, 1 50-60; Females: 3 10-16, 1 30-40
This should NOT be John Gouty, a son of Jacob Gouty, too old.



APPENDIX ONE

WILL of JOHN GOWTY
28 October 1815, Caroline County, Maryland, Liber JR #C, Folio 332-333


In the Name of God Amen.  I John Gowty of Caroline County in the State of Maryland being in Reasonable health of body and of perfect sound disposing mind memory and understanding Considering the Certainty of death and the uncertainty of time thereof and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence I do therefore make ordain and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say:
First and principally I commit my soul unto the hands of Almighty God and my body to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor herein after named and after my Just debts and funeral expenses are paid I give devise and bequeath as follows:
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my daughter Rhoda Cammon (?Cannon?) widow of Joshua Cammon on Shilling and no  more.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my son Abel Gowty one Shilling and no more.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my daughter Britanna Willis one Shilling and no more.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my son Pritchel Gowty one Shilling and no more.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my daughter Centhea Nichols Widdow of John Nichols one Shilling and no more.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my daughter Vility Stevens one Shilling and no more.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my grandson James Gowty all and singular the land and premises where on I now live as that I am entitled to and if the said James Gowty should die without a lawfull heir then my will and desire is that it may be equally divided between my three grandchildren Mary, Lucretia, and John Stevens Gowty to be equally divided to them and their heirs forever.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my three grandchildren Mary Gowty and Lucretia Gowty and John Stevens Gowty ten pounds a piece for James Gowty to pay them when he comes to be twenty years of age out legacys out of my land.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my unto my four grandchildren James Gowty Mary Gowty Lucretia Gowty and John Stevens Gowty all my personal property to be equally divided between them four and to remain in my executors hands till they come to lawful ages to receive it all clear of interest till paid.
And lastly it is my will and desire that there be no administration on my estate and I do appoint William Stevens whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament and the William Stevens hold all my land and all my estate till the within named mentioned come to lawful age to receive it and then will and truly to execute do and perform all things herein written and to pay to each person herein named the sum or things mentioned if I leave enough to pay my debts and to pay them of without any administration or appointment according to the best intent and meaning of the same hereby revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last Will and testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty eighth day of October in the year of our lord Eighteen hundred and fifteen. 

                             his
                                                                             Signed: John  *  Gowty
                                                                                                 mark

Signed sealed published and delivered by John Gowty the within Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto:

        his                             his
Azel ^ Stevens, William  x  Collins, John Collison
       mark                        mark

Caroline County towit: } Then came William Stevens the executor named and appointed in the 21st day of Aug. 1818 }  aforegoing will and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that the foregoing instrument of writing is the true and whole will and testament of John Gowty late of Caroline County deceased that hath come to his hand or possession and he doth not know of any other of a later date.
Certified by John Young, Reg.


APPENDIX TWO

WILL OF ABEL GOWTY

3 APRIL 1841
CAROLINE COUNTY, MARYLAND
Liber WAF #A, Folio 299-301


In the name of God Amen.  I  Abel Gowty of Caroline County in the State of Maryland being sick and weak of body but of sound disposing mind  memory and understanding, considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me home, do therefore make and publich this my last Will and testament in manner form following that is to say ~
First and principally I commit my soul into the hand of Almighty God who gave it and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor or Executrix herein after named, and after my just debts and funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows~
Item.  I give and bequeath unto my wife Esther Gowty one half of all the land that I now possess during her natural life, from and after her death to go to my son John W. Gowty and his heirs forever.  And I also give to my Wife my Gig and harness and one bay mare called Polly Wilson, coalt with her excepted, also all the poultry belonging to the farm and also one feather bed and furniture as a legacy left independent of what the law provides for.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto my son John W. Gowty the balance of the one half of the undivided parcel or tract of land called and known by the name of Edmondson's Desire part Salem one other part called Havardegrass the quantity not known.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto my son John W. Gowty my silver watch and also one silver ladle to the value of five dollars, also one one-year old colt by the name of Florah also one bridle and saddle.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto Eliza Clark wife of Levin Clark now resident of the State of Indiana sixty dollars in money.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto William E. Gowty the sum of twenty-five cts and no more of my estate.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto Nancy Turner wife of Enoch Turner the sum of twenty-five cts and no more of my estate.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sally Turner deceased's heirs the sum of twenty-five cts and no more of my estate.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth J. Davis one set of silver teaspoons.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mariah Patchett deceased's heirs the sum of twenty-five cts and no more of my estate.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto my son Arnold Gowty all of my wearing apparel and also ten dollars in money and no more of my estate, and after all of my just debts are paid and legacies taken out and my Wife's thirds deducted then all the balance of my estate is to be equally divided between my son John W. Gowty and my daughter Elizabeth J. Davis share and share alike.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my Wife Esther Gowty and James Turner to be sole Executors of this my last Will and testament revoking and annulling all former Wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last Will and testament.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this third day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty-one.


Abstracts of Selected Guardian Bonds,
Caroline County, Maryland
Book JR-B - 9972 (1785-1802)

Page 242
John Goutee administrator of Shadrach Goutee paid Carpanage Goutee her share of her father's estate. It was paid with 91 pounds of negro flesh.
 


Book JR-D 10013
Page 15
James Andrew asks to be appointed trustee for sale of real estate of James Gowty, MaryGowty, Lucretia Gowty, John Stevens Gowty orphan children of Zachariah Gowty - a tract called "Church Grove" containing 73 acres. Dated 2nd Tuesday of June 1813.
 

1. Josiah5 Watkins (William4, John3, Thomas2, John1) was born 24 June 1818 in Sussex Co., DE, and died 21 May 1894 in Warren Co., IN. He married (1) Deborah Wright 27 December 1842 in Caroline Co., Maryland, daughter of William Wright and Ellender/Eleanor Dukes. She was born 28 November 1817 in Maryland, and died Unknown. He married (2) Elizabeth J. W. Gowty 28 July 1848 in Sussex Co., DE, daughter of Abel Gowty and Elizabeth Whealton. She was born 14 February 1818 in Maryland, and died 14 May 1891 in Warren Co., IN.
Children of Josiah Watkins and Elizabeth Gowty are:
+ 2 i. Henry Clay6 Watkins, born 4 June 1848 in Sussex Co., DE; died 6 January 1918 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe Co., IN.

+ 3 ii. Emma Elizabeth Watkins, born 7 October 1853 in Maryland; died 1 October 1915 in Warren Co., IN.
+ 4 iii. John G. Watkins, born September 1854 in Sussex Co., DE; died 6 December 1940 in Benton Co., AR.
+ 5 iv. Josephine Watkins, born 7 May 1857 in Maryland; died 27 February 1941 in Tippecanoe Co., IN.


Caroline County, Maryland, Marriages: Abel Gowty and Elizabeth Wheelton, 24 December 1813 by Adina Watkins Dyer.
Also, Abel Gowty to Hester Pritchett, 06 June 1826.


Josiah Watkins and Elizabeth Gowty were natives of the Caroline County / Sussex County area, Elizabeth being born in Caroline County, and Josiah born in Sussex County.
        Josiah was first married in 1842 to Deborah Wright, daughter of William and Ellender Wright of CarolineCounty.   Elizabeth was first married in 1839 to William McKendre Davis, son of Rev. William Davis and Amelia Cannon.  Josiah and Elizabeth were married on July 28, 1848, in Sussex Co., Delaware, her father-in-law, Rev. William Davis, performed the ceremony.
        They may have lived for a short time after their marriage in Sussex County, but by 1850 were living in the Federalsburg area of Caroline County.  In 1865, after the close of the Civil War, they went west to Indiana, settling near relatives who had preceeded them to Indiana, in the little town of Milford, now Green Hill, in Warren County, where they lived until their deaths.  Both are interred in the Davis Cemetery in Green Hill, Warren County, Indiana.   A few other family members buried in Davis Cemetery are Josiah's half-brother, William Henry Watkins and his wife Amanda Marie Davis (daughter of Elizabeth Gowty and William M.K. Davis); Allifair Watkins Banning (married Willam Banning) and Clement Watkins, Sr., siblings of Josiah's father, William; and William Stewart, a husband of Josiah's aunt, Ann Watkins.
        Josiah and Elizabeth Gowty Watkins were my gr.gr. grandparents.  Adina Watkins Dyer


1. William McKendre2 Davis (William1) was born 1811 in Maryland, and died 8 November 1845 in Sussex Co., DE?. He married Elizabeth J. W. Gowty 1 January 1839 in Caroline Co., MD, daughter of Abel Gowty and Elizabeth Whealton. She was born 14 February 1818 in Maryland, and died 14 May 1891 in Warren Co., IN.  William McKendre Davis was the son of Rev. William Davis and Amelia Cannon.
Children of William Davis and Elizabeth Gowty are:
+ 2 i. Amanda Marie3 Davis, born 8 November 1839 in Federalsburg, Caroline Co., MD; died 16 November 1920 in Green Hill, Warren Co., IN.
+ 3 ii. William Franklin Davis, born 3 August 1841 in Caroline Co., MD; died 12 January 1934 in Caroline Co., MD.
+ 4 iii. Adir A. Davis, born Abt. 1843 in Maryland; died Unknown.
5 iv. Matthew G. Davis, born Abt. 1846 in Maryland; died Unknown.

Children of Azel Stevens and Rebecca Morris are:
i. Robinson Stevens, born September 22, 1773; died Unknown; married Jane Collins July 24, 1798 in Caroline Co. MD; died Unknown.
ii. Daniel Stevens, born February 05, 1775; died Unknown; married Julianna Waddle March 18, 1800 in Caroline Co. MD; died Unknown.
108 iii. William Stevens, born February 13, 1777 in Caroline Co. Maryland; died July 12, 1824 in Caroline Co., MD; married Violetta Gootee January 03, 1803 in Caroline Co. MD.
iv. Sarah Stevens, died Unknown; married William Collison August 06, 1798 in Caroline Co. MD; died Unknown.
v. Azel Stevens, died Unknown; married Ann Nancy Andrew April 01, 1809 in Caroline Co. MD; died Unknown.
vi. Mary Stevens, born Abt. 1790 in Caroline Co. Maryland; died February 1863; married (1) Zachariah Gootee February 06, 1807 in Caroline Co. MD; died 1812 in Caroline Co. Maryland; married (2) Daniel Chaffinch January 09, 1818 in Caroline Co. MD; died Unknown.

218. John Gootee, born Abt. 1738 in Dorchester CO., MD; died August 04, 1818 in Caroline Co. Maryland. He was the son of 436. Jacob Gootee and 437. Margery Pritchett. He married 219. Jemima Brohawn.
219. Jemima Brohawn, born 1738; died Unknown. She was the daughter of 438. John Brohawn and 439. Mary.

Children of John Gootee and Jemima Brohawn are:
i. Zachariah Gootee, died 1812 in Caroline Co. Maryland; married Mary Stevens February 06, 1807 in Caroline Co. MD; born Abt. 1790 in Caroline Co. Maryland; died February 1863.
109 ii. Violetta Gootee, born Abt. 1775 in Caroline Co. Maryland; died Unknown; married William Stevens January 03, 1803 in Caroline Co. MD.
iii. Abel Gootee, died Unknown.
iv. Britanna Gootee, died Unknown; married Willis; died Unknown.
v. Centhea Gootee, died Unknown.

436. Jacob Gootee, born October 1699; died March 09, 1779. He was the son of 872. Joseph Sr. Gootee and 873. Elizabeth Ann Insley. He married 437. Margery Pritchett Abt. 1721.
437. Margery Pritchett, died Unknown. She was the daughter of 874. John Pritchett and 875. Margery Price.

More About Jacob Gootee:
Military service: Revolutionary War Veteran

Children of Jacob Gootee and Margery Pritchett are:
i. Shadrack Gootee, died 1780 in Caroline Co. Maryland; married Elizabeth Brohawn; died Unknown.
Somerset County MDGenWeb, Index to Catholics in Colonial Delmarva by Thomas Joseph Peterman
Peterman's Catholics in Colonial Delmarva:
Gootee, Agnes, 308 - On April 16, 1768, Agnes Gootee was buried by Father Moseley at Black Water River.
Gootee, Andrew, 308
Gootee, Frederick, 308 - Frederick Gootee, son of George and Priscilla Gootee, married Trophim Grady on November 15, 1790, with Father Bolton officiating.
Gootee, George, 308, 327
Gootee, John, 307
Gootee, Joseph, 308
Gootee, Levin, 308 – Levin Gootee had been baptized by Father Mosley on December 10, 1760. Levin was the son of Joseph Gootee, who in 1758 owned 634-3/4 acres in Dorchester County.
Gootee, Priscilla, 308 - Priscilla Goote married Richard Lawson on June 30, 1793; witnesses
Gootee, Shadrack, 308 – Shadrack Gootee was born in 1780.
Gootee, William, 307, 308
Gootee (Gautier) family, 67, 185, 206, 244, 307, 308
67. He returned with his wife, Esther Dottande, of Dieppe, France, and friends John Gautier (anglicized into Gootee) and Stephen Besson, whose sister Margaret was John Gootee’s wife. She and Stephen’s wife followed a year later. It is believed that these Frenchmen were from Calais since they later named their parcel of land after that city in northern France.The Bessons and Gootees were among the first Catholics to settle on the lower (get remainder)

ii. Capewell Gootee, died Unknown in Dorchester CO., MD; married Mary Nuner; born March 17, 1747/48 in Dorchester CO., MD; died Unknown in Dorchester CO., MD.
iii. Mary Gootee, died Unknown; married ? Safford; died Unknown.
218 iv. John Gootee, born Abt. 1738 in Dorchester CO., MD; died August 04, 1818 in Caroline Co. Maryland; married (1) Elizabeth Pritchett; married (2) Jemima Brohawn

438. John Brohawn, died 1758 in Dorchester CO., MD. He was the son of 876. Patrick Brohawn and 877. Hannah. He married 439. Mary.
439. Mary, died Unknown.

Child of John Brohawn and Mary is:

Children of John Brohawn and Mary are:
i. Elizabeth Brohawn, died Unknown; married Shadrack Gootee; died 1780 in Caroline Co. Maryland.
219 ii. Jemima Brohawn, born 1738; died Unknown; married John Gootee



TO Do: 4-28-2013:
Newspapers: "Death of Mrs. B. Gootee Stevens." Denton Journal, 1 July 1911.
Volume 611, Page 476,
GOOTEE, LEWIS— Resolution in favor of.
30

Maryland State Archives
MARYLAND INDEXES
(Assessment of 1783, Index)
1783
MSA S 1437

John Gootee. Gootees Lott, 126 acres. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46
John Gootee. Laynes Venture. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46
Joseph Andrews, Jr. Callis, 100 acres. DO Lower District Hundred, p. 22. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48
Joseph Andrews, Jr. Gootees Lott, 123 acres. DO Lower District Hundred, p. 22. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48
Joseph Andrews, Jr. Fourth Callis, 24 acres. DO Lower District Hundred, p. 22. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48
Joseph Andrews, Jr. Third Callis, 45 acres. DO Lower District Hundred, p. 22. MSA S 1161-5-4    1/4/5/48


Land Records with relationships:

19 HD 484 - 1801
GOOTEE, Jabus, dec
Son - William GOOTEE
___ - Lisney GOOTEE
Dau - Margery GOOTEE
Dau - Rachel GOOTEE
G/Son - Pritchett HORSEMAN


6 Old 175 - 1711
GOUTEY, Joseph, Sr dec
Wife - Elizabeth GOUTEY
Son - Joseph GOUTEY, Jr & his wife Sarah
Son - Andrew GOUTEY
Son - Jacob GOUTEY


6 Old 175 - 1711
GOUTEY, John
Son - Joseph GOUTEY
G/Son - Joseph GOUTEY
Dau - Judith COALE

Final Distributions:

folio 39 - 1756
OLIVER, Thomas, dec
Adm - Jacob GOOTEE
Reps - No known


High Court Chancery Records:
60-209 1837
GOOTEE, Andrew S, dec
Adm - Sarah GOOTEE
Dau - Ann GOOTEE
Son - William GOOTEE
Son - George GOOTEE
Son - Thomas GOOTEE
Son - Benjamin GOOTEE
Son - Pickney GOOTEE
Son - Andrew GOOTEE
Son - Solomon F GOOTEE

Liber 28, folio 329
13 July 1750
GRIFFITH, GEORGE, Dorchester Co.
     To son John Griffith, the land, with the plntn. I live on, beg. at a point near opposite a crk. that div. the land betw. Capt. Henry Ennalls & his bro. Joseph Ennals to the bounders of Hoopers Fortune & Hoopers Choice, all on the E of s line.
     To son George Griffith, the other on the W side s line.
     To sons John & George Griffith, equ. div., Venture 50a.
     To son John Grifith, 6 negroes - Tom, Draper, Dick, Sabina, Silvia, & Pegg a large looking glass, & a colt that came of Snip.
     To son George Griggith, 6 negroes Ned, Harry, Peter, Nan, Martha, & Grace a large looking glass, & a bay mare & her colt.
     To bro. Lewis Griffith childn when they come of age.
     To dau. Mary Gowtee, dau. Eliza, Sheild, George Gowtee, & John Frame, 1 sh. sterl apiece.
     To sons John & George, [the residue of my p. e.] equ. div.
     To bro. Robert Griffith, a tract taken up by my bro. John Griffith, Jr. & Sunken Island.
     Extr: bro. Robert Griffith to care for my sons John & George till age of 18, & he may put them to school with the approval of my bro. Joseph Griffith & my friend Bartholemew Ennalls.
     Witn: Moses Poole, Joseph Griffeth, Ann Abbit.
     16 March 1752, sworn to by Poole & Griffith in presence of John Griffith, heir at law.


Land Commission Record Abstracts:
folio 104 29 Oct 1824
GOOTEE, Mary, dec
John GOOTEE, dec
Son - Goodman GOOTEE
Son - John GOOTEE
Son - Washington GOOTEE
Son - Jacob GOOTEE
Edward GOOTEE
Shadrack GOOTEE
Elizabeth WOODLAND, dec
Dau - Harriet, wife of Walter BELL
Dau - Mary WOODLAND
Son - William WOODLAND

Court Minutes:
142) 12 Jun 1789
Rachel HARPER vs Bedcar GOOTEE - Child Support


Account Records Liber 57
folio 210 - 12 Aug 1767
BOAZ, George, dec
Adm & widow - Bridget BOAZ
Sureties - George BOAZ & Jacob GOOTEE
Son - Henry BOAZ
Son - George BOAZ
Son - James BOAZ
Son - William BOAZ
Dau - Nancy BOAZ
Son - Joseph BOAZ
Son - John BOAZ
Dau - Mary BOAZ


folio 261 - 25 Aug 1767
AARON, John, dec
Exc - Thomas BARNES & Mary AARON
Sureties - John GOUTEE & Jonathan PATRIDGE
Reps - Per will


folio 255 - 11 Nov 1767
STAPLES, John, dec
Adm & widow - Margaret STAPLES
Sureties - John GOUTEE & William EDGAR
Dau - Anne STAPLES
Dau - Elizabeth STAPLES


Account Records Liber 70:
folio 131 - 1774
GRIFFITH, Mary, dec
Exc - Aaron ATKINSON of Talbot Co MD
To - George GOOTEE
To - Benjamin KEENE
To - Griffin SHIELDS
To - John FRAMES
To - Comfort SIMPSON
To - Joseph ATKINSON
To - Obediah ATKINSON
Reps - Per Will
Sureties - Andrew MCGHEE & Thomas WILSON


folio 216 - 1774
GOWE, John, dec
Adm & widow - Mary GOWE of Caroline Co Md
Son - William GOWE
Sureties - William GREENHAWK & Benjamin EDGELL of James


Volume 19, page 211, Assembly Proceedings, May 8-22, 1695. 211
An Act for Naturalization of Mathias Mathiason, als. Free-
man, Peter Golley, John & Joseph Goutee and Joseph and
John Sons of the sd Joseph Goutee & Leonard Camperson

Goutee, Rosannah. See also Trego, Rosannah Goutee
Goutee. See also Gowtee, Gouttee, and Goutey

Trego, Rosannah Goutee Accounts, 1767, Dorchester, Liber 56 folio 133


07/13/1761, Patented Certificate 78, Addition to Brambles Hope, John Goutee, 1 acres, location 01/25/03/040, MSA S1196-101
13 July 1761

Cow Pasture, John Goutee, 270 acres, 09/29/1763, patented certificates 836, location 01/25/03/050, MSA S1196-916, Dorchester County, Raccoon Creek

03/13/1748, patented certificates 1318, Goutees Chance, Jacob Goutee, 17 acres. Location 01/25/03/056 ?Dorch? County, west side of Blackwater River, beginning at a marked white oak standing about ? ? to the southward of the main road that leads from Goutees Ferry to the Chappel then . . . Manor of Nanbeoah??, Dorchester County, Jacob Goutee’s Coutees Chance 11 October 1747

Gowtees Choice, Andrew Gowtee, 25 acres, 07/02/1747, location 01/25/03/056, patented certificates 1320, MSA S1196-1481, Dorchester County, on the west side of Blackwater River beginning at a marked pine standing on the east side of his dwelling plantation, Manor of Nanticok

06/28/1749, patented certificates 1321, Gootees Cross, John Gootee, 22 acres, locations 01/25/03/56, MSA S1196-1482, Dorchester County, Thomas Lewis assigned to John Gootee, on the west side of BlackWater River and on the south west side of Cole’s Creek, manor of Nanticok, look at drawing on patent, looks like adjacent to another Gootee tract

Jacob Gootee, 27 acres, patented certificates 1322, 09/29/1749, location 01/25/03/056, Gootees Defiance, 27 acres, MSA S1196-1483, Dorchester County, on west side of Blackwater River between said river and Raccoon Creek beginning at a marked Pine standing on a Ridge by the side of a swamp near the place where young Jacob Gootee formerly ?? to live and from thence runs the

Robens (Robbins) Defiance, John Goutee, 97 acres, patented certificates 2584 05/29/1761, 01/25/03/073, Dorchester County, beginning at a marked read oake standing on the North west of an Island called Barajadus (?Barbados?) and on the west side of Blackwater River and near the said river, manor of Nanticoake.

Goutees Hope, John Goutee, 50 acres, patented certificates 1323, 12/07/1732, location 01/25/03/056, MSA S1196-1484, Dorchester County,
Lying on the East side of Chesapeak Bay in Dorchester County beginning at a marked Pine standing on the west side of BlackWater River and on North side of Rackoon Creek and on the end of Far Hill point then runs, manor of Nanticoak

10/01/1770, patented certificates 1325, Goutees Lot, John Goutee, 45 acres, location 01/25/03/056, MSA S1196-1486, Manor of Nanticoke, Dorchester County, beginning at a marked white oak standing in the woods on the south side of Chillcutts Branch that ?? out of the west side of the north west fork of Nanticoke River it being the bounder of a tract of land called Nancy’s Delight

03/22/1763, Patented Certificate 297, Addition to Tarkiln Point, John Goutee, 20 acres, location 01/25/03/042, MSA S1196-331, Dorchester County, beginning at a marked lightwood post standing on the south west side of BlackWater River it being the beginning of a tract of land called Callis, manor of Nanticoke

07/03/1761, patented certificates 2688, Second Chance, John Goutee, Jr. 20 acres, 01/25/03/074, MSA S1196-3042, Dorchester County, beginning at a marked white oak standing on the east side of the Road that leads from Jacob Goutees to the Islands Chapple it being the first bounder of a tract of land called Goutees Chance.

Marriage Records, MSA,
Elizabeth Goutee and James Wingate, January 2, 1796, Dorchester, License Book No. 1, p. 47

Cynthia Gouty and John Nicols, January 15, 1799, Caroline County, License Book 1797-1815

Abel Gowty and Elizabeth Wheetton, December 24, 1813, Caroline, License Book 1797 – 1815

Abel Gowty and Hester Pritchett, June 6, 1826, Caroline, License Book 1816-1873

Bethany Gowty and Richard Willis, January 22, 1788, Caroline, License Book 1774-1792

Lucritia Gowty and John Swiggett, July 31, 1826, Caroline, License Book 1816-1873

Maria Gowty and Absalom C. Patchett, December 19, 1827, License Book 1816-1873

Mary Gowty and Daniel Chaffinch, January 9, 1818, Caroline, License Book 1816 – 1873

Nancy Gowty and Enoch Turner, December 4, 1821, Caroline, License Book 1816 – 1873

Zaccariah Gowty and Lucretia Andrew, December 20, 1797, Caroline, License Book 1797-1815.

Zacheriah Goutee and Mary Stevens, February 6, 1807, Carolina County, License Book 1797-1815
Goutee, Elizabeth M James Wingate, 1796, Jan. 2, Dorchester
License Book No. 1, p. 47

Kelley,Susan M William Gowty, 1826, November 8, Caroline,
License Book 1816 - 1873
Gootee, Achsah M Travers Paul 1813, Oct. 11, Dorchester
License Book No. 2, p. 13


Graveyard on World's End Farm, Lakes district. Dorchester Co., MD

John Griffith, died February 26, 1796, age 60 years
George Griffith, died April 4, 1827, age 38 years
Sarah Griffith, died March 19, 1865, age 69 years
Sarah Ann Griffith, died Sept. 14, 1829, age 5 years
William W. Graham, born October 1, 1810, died September 17, 1844
Edward Graham, died June 1, 1850, age 45 years
Mary Meekins, wife of John D. Meekins, died October 20, 1807, age 22 years
Mary Barkley, died October 17, 1814, age 48 years

Tombstone inscriptions as published in The Maryland and
Delaware Genealogist, Vol. 2, No. 1, Fall 1960
Raymond B. Clark, Editor

Contributed by Miss Nellie M. Marshall, Cambridge, Md.

Maryland State Archives
MARYLAND INDEXES
(Assessment of 1783, Index)
1783
Caroline County
MSA S 1437

John Gootee. Gootees Lott, 126 acres. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46
John Gootee. Laynes Venture. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46

37 99 Griffith Solomon 4 . 2 . .

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1776 Nantacoake Hundred Census
Shadrick Goute, 2ax, 2az, 1 bx, 1 dx, 2 ez, 4 n.
Gophiah Goute 1 ax, 1 az, 1 dz
George Goute, 1 ax, 3 az, 1 cx, 1 dx, 1 dz


WILL of JOHN GOWTY
 28 October 1815
Caroline County, Maryland
Liber JR #C, Folio 332-333

Submitted by Adina Watkins Dyer

In the Name of God Amen.  I John Gowty of Caroline County in the State of Maryland being in Reasonable health of body and of perfect sound disposing mind memory and understanding Considering the Certainty of death and the uncertainty of time thereof and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence I do therefore make ordain and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say:
First and principally I commit my soul unto the hands of Almighty God and my body to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor herein after named and after my Just debts and funeral expenses are paid I give devise and bequeath as follows:
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my daughter Rhoda Cammon widow of Joshua Cammon one Shilling and
no  more.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my son Abel Gowty one Shilling and no more.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my daughter Britanna Willis one Shilling and no more.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my son Pritchel Gowty one Shilling and no more.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my daughter Centhea Nichols Widdow of John Nichols one Shilling and
no more.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my daughter Vility Stevens one Shilling and no more.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my grandson James Gowty all and singular the land and premises where on I
 now live as that I am entitled to and if the said James Gowty should die without a lawfull heir then my will
and desire is that it may be equally divided between my three grandchildren Mary, Lucretia, and John
Stevens Gowty to be equally divided to them and their heirs forever.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my three grandchildren Mary Gowty and Lucretia Gowty and John Stevens
Gowty ten pounds a piece for James Gowty to pay them when he comes to be twenty years of age out
 legacys out of my land.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my unto my four grandchilren James Gowty Mary Gowty Lucretia Gowty and John Stevens Gowty all my personal property to be equally divided between them four and to remain in my executors hands till they come to lawful ages to receive it all clear of interest till paid.
And lastly it is my will and desire that there be no administration on my estate and I do appoint William Stevens whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament and the William Stevens hold all my land and all my estate till the within named mentioned come to lawful age to receive it and then will and truly to execute do and perform all things herein written and to pay to each person herein named the sum or things mentioned if I leave enough to pay my debts and to pay them of without any administration or appointment according to the best intent and meaning of the same hereby revoking and annuling all former wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last Will and testament.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty eighth day of October in the year of our lord Eighteen hundred and fifteen.                              his
                                                                             Signed: John  *  Gowty
                                                                                                 mark
Signed sealed published and delivered by John Gowty the within Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto:
        his                             his
Azel ^ Stevens, William  x  Collins, John Collison
       mark                        mark
 
Caroline County towit: } Then came William Stevens the executor named and appointed in the
21st day of Aug. 1818 }   aforegoing will and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that the foregoing instrument of writing is the true and whole will and testament of John Gowty late of Caroline County deceased that hath come to his hand or possession and he doth not know of any other of a later date.
Certified by John Young, Reg.


John Knots and Cynthia Gouty married January 8, 1799, Caroline County
February 6, 1807, Zechariah Goutee and Mary Stevens
Abel Gouty and Elizabeth Wheelton

PARENTS: Josiah WATKINS (b. 24 June 1818 Sussex Co., DE, d. 21 May 1894 Warren Co., IN) Elizabeth GOWTY (b. 14 Feb. 1818, Caroline Co., MD, d. 14 May 1891, Warren Co., IN).


1790 US Census Caroline County MD

Head of Family
Free White Males 16 yrs. and Upward Including
Heads of Families
Free White Males under 16
Free White Females Including Heads of Families
All Other Free Persons
Slaves


GOUTY, Able
1
0
3
0
0
GOUTY, John
2
1
4
0
0

PRITCHETT, Edward
1
2
3
0
0
PRITCHETT, Ezekial
1
2
1
2
0
PRITCHETT, John
2
2
5
0
0
PRITCHETT, Noah
1
0
0
0
0
PRITCHETT, Richard
1
0
0
3
2


Baptisms in Choptank Hundred:


OLD JOHN GOUTY FILE INCLUDED BELOW:


(Note: The Gouty name is spelled with many variations in historical records, i.e., Gouty, Gowty, Gowtee, Gootee, Gottee, Goutee, Goutty, etc. In this writing, the name will be spelled Gouty (similar to how my mother spelled it) except when reference is made to an historical record, in which case it will be spelled as in the original document.)
John Gouty is said to have been born about 1738 in Dorchester County, Maryland, the oldest of four children of
Jacob Gootee and Margery Wingate.(1) I have found nothing yet however to prove Jacob and Margery Gootee were his parents.
Jacob Gootee was born about 1696 in Maryland and died March 9, 1779, in Maryland.
(2) He married Margery Wingate in 1721.(3) Margery Wingate was born about 1701.(4) Jacob and Margery (Wingate) Gootee were the parents of five children: John, Shadrack, Capewell, Jabez, and Mary.(5)
There appear to be several men named John Gouty in eastern Maryland during the mid to late 1700s and it is not easy to distinguish among them. John Gouty, the father of Pritchett Gouty, died in Caroline County, Maryland, on August 4, 1818.
(6) He left a will which appears in Appendix One after the REFERENCES section of this paper.(7)
John Gouty married first
Elizabeth Pritchett on November 17, 1769 in Dorchester County, Maryland.(8) Elizabeth Pritchett was born about 1736 and she probably died about 1775 to 1785. She was the daughter of Phunback Pritchett and his wife, who is not known with certainty.
Several items at the time of the American Revolution concerning a John Gouty are of interest. The first is a record of the 1778 Fidelity Oath by a John Goutee in Choptank Hundred, Caroline County, Maryland, where John Gouty, father of Pritchett Gouty is believed to have lived.
(9) We also note that someone has claimed admission to the Daughters of the American Revolution under John Gouty, father of Pritchett Gouty.(10)
Another item is the 1776 census for Dorchester County, Maryland.
(11) In my opinion, this 1776 census doesn't fit with the family members of John Gouty, father of Pritchett Gouty, at that time.(12) Since the Fidelity Oath signed by a John Goutee in 1778 was done in Caroline County, Maryland, it seems likely the John Gouty of Dorchester County in 1776 probably was not John Gouty, father of Pritchett Gouty, who we know was in Caroline County, Maryland.
A Maryland State Archives record concerning a John Goutee dated October 31, 1777, relates to a petition for early trial on charges of providing provisions for the enemy. The author does not know if this document relates to John Gouty the father of Pritchett Gouty or some other John Gouty.(13)
U. S. Census records for Caroline County, Maryland, in 1790 and 1800 exist for a John Gouty (or Goutee).
(14) The only two Gouty names, or any spelling of names somewhat similar to Gouty, that appear in the 1790 Census in Caroline County, Maryland are Able and John Gouty. In the 1800 US Census for Maryland, the only Gouty names that appear in Caroline County are: Abel, John, Zachariah, and Prichard.(15) Prichard Goutee is listed at age 26 through 44 in 1800.(16) If he was born in 1765 he would have been about 34 or 35 years old in 1800.
In the 1810 US Census for Maryland, the only Gouty names that appear in Caroline County are: Gabril, Thomas, Zachariah, and a P Gouty which we can assume is Pritchett Gouty.
(17) Thomas is listed as age 16 thru 25. Gabril is listed as age 26 thru 44. P Gouty is listed as age 26 thru 44. If Pritchett was born in 1765 he should have been 44 or 45 years old, so the age 26 to 44 category might have been correct. Zachariah apparently is keeping John Gouty in his household since his census record includes one male age 25 thru 44 and one male 45 or older. Zachariah's census also included two females age 16 thru 25 and no female above age 25.
The only Gouty family names in Caroline County, Maryland, in the 1820 census are Abel Gowty, James Gouty and Thomas Gouty. James should be the orphaned son of Zachariah.
(18)
There are a number of Maryland land records that relate to a John Gootee or Goutee. There appears to be more than one John Gouty related to these land acquisitions. The author is not certain which of these land records are for John Gouty the father of Pritchett Gouty.

Settlers of Maryland 1751 - 1765:
Goutee [Gootee], John; Dorchester County, Maryland
Name of Tract Acreage Date Reference(s)
Bramble Hope Addn. 2 13 July 1761 BC14/243;BC16/151
Cow Pasture 270 29 Sep 1763 BC20/630;BC24/104
Robin's Defiance 97 29 May 1761 BC13/722;BC14/238
Tar Kiln Point 20 28 May 1761 BC14/520;BC17/410
Tar Kiln Point Addn. 20 22 Mar 1763 BC23/632;BC24/636

Settlers of Maryland 1766 - 1783:
Gootee [Goutee], John; Dorchester County, Maryland
Name of Tract Acreage Date Reference(s)
Bozman's Beginning Add 10 27 Feb 1767 BC32/380;BC34/182
Good Luck 202 8 Sep 1766 BC29/149;BC30/444
Goutee's Lot 45 1 Oct 1770 BC41/403;BC46/454
Third Callis 93 13 Nov 1769 BC36/477;BC37/501

I do not know if the John Gootee mentioned in this document is the father of Pritchett Gouty or is a different John Gouty: "The Processioners of 1795: 8th Between [-----] Creek and Back Creek on the bayside and up Back Creek Branch to the line between John Gootee & William Miles and along their line to Wallops Road and along said road to the line of the Parish. William Stran, Charles Bagwell & Woney Rew Processioners."(19)
It seems reasonable to believe the John Gouty, father of Pritchett Gouty, owned the following two land tracts since they were in Caroline County, Maryland, in the 1783 tax assessment.(20) The Caroline County assessment indicates that a John Gootee owned two land tracts, Gootees Lott and Laynes Venture, both in Lower Chaptank District Hundred.
A John Goutee was a surety in Dorchester County, Maryland, on August 25, 1767, for a John Aaron, deceased.
(21) He also was a surety on November 11, 1767, in Dorchester County, Maryland, for administrator and widow Margaret Staples.(22) A list of Accounts for a John Gowtee, 1744, 1745, 1756, and 1760, all in Dorchester County, Maryland, may be for a different John Gowtee than the father of Prichett Gouty.(23)
John Gouty and Elizabeth Pritchett were the parents of at least five children:

1)
Rhoda Gouty apparently married an Eaton. Rhoda died on January 21, 1836.(24) No more is known about Rhoda Gootee.

2)
Abel Gouty was born about 1765 to 1770, probably in Caroline County, Maryland. Abel married three times, the first marriage being to Rhoda Andrew, daughter of Richard and Sarah Andrew. Rhoda was born about 1765 and died about 1810. They had six children: Sarah, Arnold, Eliza, Maria, William E., and Nancy.(25)

Abel’s second wife was Elizabeth Wheelton (or Whealton), whom he married December 24, 1813, and with whom he had three more children.(26) One child was:
i. Elizabeth Gootee born February 14, 1818, in Caroline County, Maryland
add piece from end about Josiah Watkins and Elizabeth Gowty in Warren Cty, IN

Abel’s third wife was Esther Pritchett, born about 1789-90.
(27) An Abel Gouty was a witness to the will of Rebecca Walker of Caroline County, Maryland, written 8 May 1817 and probated 2 July 1817.(28) Abel Gootee died in August 1842 in Caroline County, Maryland.(29) Abel Gouty made his will on April 3, 1841, and it was recorded on August 23, 1842, in Caroline County, Maryland.(30)

3)
Britannia Gouty was born about 1765. She married Richard Willis on January 22, 1788 in Caroline County, Maryland.(37) Britannia died January 3, 1826 in Caroline County, Maryland. Richard Willis was born August 8, 1759, in Dorchester County, Maryland, and died February 14, 1823, in Caroline County, Maryland.(38) He was the son of Richard Willis and Rebecca Granger. Richard Willis may have been of the Quaker faith.
Britannia and Richard Willis were the parents of:(39)
i. Rebecca, born Nov 9, 1788
ii. Dorcas, born about 1790-1794
iii. Richard, born Jan 24, 1794
iv. Ann, born June 8, 1799
v. Elizabeth, born about 1800
vi. Senah B., born April 19, 1802
vii. Foster, born December 27, 1805
viii. Zachariah, born December 27, 1805
ix. Peter, born April 21, 1811

4) Pritchett Gouty was born July 4, 1765.(34) He married Mary Griffith about 1800. She was a daughter of Alexander Griffith. She was born about 1765 in Maryland, and died in Pickaway County, Ohio, on January 30, 1817. In his will, Alexander Griffith Sr. names his daughter Mary, wife of Pritchett Gouty, as an heir.(35) Pritchett Gouty is in the 1800 Caroline County, Maryland, census.(36)
Children of Prichard Gouty and Mary Griffith are:
i. Elizabeth, born December 15, 1796. She married Samuel Chezem.
ii. John, born March 31, 1800, in Maryland, and died January 24, 1879, in
Vermilion County, Illinois.
iii. Henry, born about 1801 in Caroline County, Maryland, and died
October 14, 1858, in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.
iv. Thomas, born about 1802, in Maryland, and died June 10, 1863, in
Vermillion County, Indiana.
v. Delilah, born about1804. She married Wlliam Cossey.
vi. Zachariah, born about 1815 in Pickaway County, Ohio.

Pritchett Gouty married second Mary Donovan in Pickaway County, Ohio, on January 13, 1817. Pritchett Gouty and Mary Donovan Gouty are buried in the Old Baptist Cemetery, Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.(37)

5) Cynthia Gouty probably was born about 1780. She married John Nicols on January 15, 1799, in Caroline County, Maryland.(38) John Nicols died before October 20, 1815.(39)
"1804 Silas Nicols was born in the year of our Lord 1804, Dec. 29, the son of John Nicols and Cinthea, his wife. Cynthia was the daughter of John Gouty - (see will Denton, Caroline County, Maryland."
40) "1799 Henry Nicols, b. November 19, 1799"(41).

[Note: A possible child of John Gouty and Elizabeth Pritchett is
Joseph W. Gootee who was born in 1773 in Dorchester County, Maryland. He married Sarah Ann Bramble. Joseph died in 1810 in Washington County, Kentucky and is not mentioned in the will of John Gouty.]

John Gouty's second marriage was to
Jemima Brohawn with whom he had two children:
6) Violetta (or Vility) Gouty was born about 1780. She married William Stevens on January 3, 1803, in Caroline County, Maryland.(42) His parents were Azel Stevens and Rebecca Townsend. He was born February 13, 1777, in Caroline County, Maryland and he died July 12, 1824 in Caroline County, Maryland.(43)
Children of Violetta Gootee and William Stevens:(44)
i. Rebecca, born about 1804 in Caroline County, Maryland; died in Hamilton County, Indiana; married Joseph Swiggert December 29, 1823, in Caroline County, Maryland; he was born about 1793 in Maryland and he died December 12, 1883, in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana.

ii. William, born about 1806 William Stevens, born Abt. 1806 in Caroline Co. Maryland; died Unknown in Henry Co., IN; married (1) Hannah M. Reynolds June 06, 1833 in Henry Co., IN; died Unknown; married (2) Rebecca Truslow December 20, 1843; born Abt. 1819 in Virginia; died Unknown.
iii. Gootee, born December 1808 Gootee Sr. Stevens, born December 1808 in Caroline Co. Maryland; died November 27, 1891 in Andersontown, MD; married (1) Elizabeth Vaulx July 31, 1827 in Caroline Co., MD; married (2) Sarah (Sallie) Richards Adams December 06, 1854.

iv. Sarah, born January 30, 1812 Sarah Stevens, born January 30, 1812 in Caroline Co. Maryland; died August 05, 1874 in Nettle Creek Twp, Randolph Co., IND; married Hicks Kelley Wright October 01, 1832 in Caroline Co. MD; born October 12, 1812 in Maryland; died April 16, 1875 in Nettle Creek Twp, Randolph Co., IND.
v. Violetta, born about 1813
vi. Elhanan, born March 11, 1816
vii. Seney, born about 1819
viii. James A., born about 1821

7) Zachariah Gouty probably was born about 1778. He married first Lucretia Andrew on December 20, 1797, in Caroline County, Maryland.(45) Zachariah Goutee appears in the 1800 Caroline County, Maryland, census.(46) Zachariah Gouty and Lucretia Andrew Gouty were the parents of two children:
i. Mary
ii. James
, born February 1807

Zachariah married second Mary Stevens on February 6, 1807.(47) Mary Stevens was a sister of William Stevens, husband of Violetta Gouty. Mary Stevens and William Stevens were children of Azel Stevens and his wife, Rebecca Townsend. Azel Stevens was a witness to the will of John Gouty.(48) Zachariah Gouty and Mary Stevens Gouty were the parents of two children:
i. Lucretia, born May 30, 1809, in Caroline County, Maryland, and she died on
May 19, 1874, in Morocco, Newton County, Indiana. She married John Swiggett
on July 31, 1826 in Caroline County, Maryland. He was born March 8, 1808, in
Caroline County, Maryland and he died December 22, 1874, in Morocco,
Newton County, Indiana.
ii. John Stevens, born about 1811. He married Sarah Ann Collison September 8,
1835, in Caroline County, Maryland.
(55) She was born October 28, 1816,
in Maryland. She died April 3, 1892, in Denton, Caroline County, Maryland.
She was the daughter of John Collison and his wife Ann Quinnerly.

Zachariah died before November 1812.
(49) Zachariah was not named in his father's will, but his four children were John Gowty's primary heirs, while Zachariah's six brothers and sisters received one Shilling each. The State of Maryland passed a law to assist his orphaned children and widow:(50)

"Section 1. Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That it
shall and may be lawful for the orphans' court of Caroline county, on application
to them made for that purpose, to appoint a trustee and order a sale of all the
right, title, interest and estate of the said
James Gouty, Mary Gouty, Lucretia
Gouty, and John Stevens Gouty, minors and orphan children of the aforesaid
Zachariah Gouty, deceased
, in and unto the aforesaid tract of land, upon such
terms and conditions as shall appear to said court best calculated to promote the
interest of the said minors."
"4. AND BE IT ENACTED, That nothing in this act contained shall be construed to defeat any just claim that may be against the said Zachariah Gouty, nor in any wise to deprive the widow of the said deceased, of her right of dower"

Mary Stevens Gouty, the widow of Zachariah Gouty, married second a Daniel Chaffinch on January 9, 1818, in Caroline County, Maryland.
(51) He was born about 1785 and died May 12, 1865, in Concord, Caroline County, Maryland. Mary Stevens is buried in the Concord Methodist Church Cemetery, Concord, Maryland.


Children
(Gouty), born in Maryland:
i. Rhoda
ii. Abel
iii. Brittania
iv. Pritchett
v. Cynthia
vi. Violetta (or Vility)
vii. Zachariah



ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL to support the RELATIONSHIP between
JOHN GOUTY (GOOTEE) and his son PRITCHETT GOUTY

1) Gessie, Indiana, The First One Hundred Years 1872 - 1972, "The Gouty family came from France (name originally Goutier) to Dorcester County, Maryland, in 1670. Prichard Gouty was born July 4, 1766 and died May 12, 1837. He is buried in a cemetery near the Squire Shute farm. Pritchard's three sons, Henry, Thomas, and Zechariah came to Indiana in 1820.”
2) Caroline County Wills and Probate, JOHN GOWTY, Abstract of Last Will and Testament, Made 28 October 1815, Recorded 21 Aug. 1818, Liber JR-C Folio 332; John Gowty of Caroline County, Maryland, Daughter: Rhoda Cannon, widow of Joshua Cannon; Son: Abel Gowty; Daughter: Britanna Willis; Son: Pritchel Gowty; Daughter: Centhea Nichols, widow of John Nichols; Daughter: Vility Stevens; Grandson: James Gowty; Granddaughter: Mary Gowty; Granddaughter: Lucretia Gowty; Grandson: John Stevens Gowty; Gives all to 4 grandchildren and appoints William Stevens to watch out for them until they come of age.
3) Maryland Indexes, Marriage References, MSA S 1527, Elizabeth, dau. of P. Pritchett of DO Co., m. by 17 Nov 1769, John Goutee (MWB 37:406; MDAD 65:9).
4) 1776 Census, Dorchester County, page 100, Gootee, John, 3 bz, 1 cx, 1 dx, 1 ez, 1 gx. John Gootee, 3 white women ages 10 to 16 (Rhoda), 1 white man age 16 to 21 (Abel), 1 white man age 21 to 30 (Pritchett), 1 white woman age 30 to 40 (Elizabeth Pritchett Gouty) married November 17, 1769, 1 white man age 50 and upwards (John Gootee, born 1726 or earlier?).
5) U. S. Federal Census, 1790 Caroline Co., MD, census, John GOUTY, p.37, 02 01 04 00 00; 1790 Federal Census - John Gouty, Free White Males of 16 Years & Upwards, including heads of families - 02 Free White Males under 16 years - -1; Free white females including heads of families - 04; All other free persons - 00; Slaves - 00.
6) 1800 U. S. Federal Census Caroline Co., MD, census, John GOUTEE, p.10, 01001-00100-00;
7) U. S. Census, 1800 Caroline Co., MD, census, Zachariah GOUTEE, p.10, 01100-00100-00.
8) Marriage record for John Goutee and Elizabeth Pritchett, Maryland Marriage References by Robert Barnes, MSA S 1527, "Elizabeth, dau. of P. Pritchett of DO Co., m. by 17 Nov 1769, John Goutee."
9) 1800 U.S. census records for Maryland, Caroline Co., Pritchard GOUTEE, p.10, 11010-10010-00.
10) Maryland, Caroline County Wills, Page: Libre JRC Folio 188, Text: Will written August 11, 1810 and probated March 5, 1811, Heirs in will of Alexander Griffith, Sr.: wife Mary, Sons: Alexander, Abraham and Abel, Daughters: Sophia ( wife of Aaron Lewis), Sarah (wife of Joshua Hobbs), Mary (wife of Pritchett Gouty) and Nancy Todd, Grandchildren: Henry and Thomas Griffith (sons of Thomas Griffith, deceased), John and Levi Griffith (sons of Abel Griffith), Alexander and William and Betsy Griffith (children of Aaron Griffith, deceased), Daughter-in-laws: Dorcas Griffith (widow of son Thomas Griffith) and Nancy Griffith (widow of son Aaron Griffith), Elihu Shearman, son of Mary Shearman.
11) A son of John Gouty and Elizabeth Pritchett, Zachariah Goutee, married Mary Stevens, February 6, 1807, Caroline County, License Book 1797 - 1815. Caroline County, Maryland Marriages, 1774-1815, 1807 February 6, Zacheriah GOUTEE md. Mary STEVENS, Caroline Co., MD. Caroline County, Maryland Marriages, 1774-1815, Zechariah Goutee, Mary Stevens, 06 Feb 1807. Zachariah Gouty died and his children were appointed a trustee by the orphans’ court. See Maryland Archives, 192 Laws of Maryland, Nov. Sess. 1812. (The Laws of Maryland, November Session 1812, page 192, Section 1 and Section 4.) The four children of Zachariah Gouty mentioned in the Laws of Maryland are listed as beneficiaries in the will of John Gouty, i.e., James Gouty, Mary Gouty, Lucretia Gouty and John Stevens Gouty. Pritchett Gouty named one of his sons Zachariah Gouty. Violetta Gouty married William Stevens on January 3, 1803, in Caroline County, Maryland. Also related to the four children of Zachariah Gouty, in his will, John Gouty appointed William Stevens “to watch out for them until they come of age.” From: "Marriage Records Pickaway County, Ohio, 1810-1862" GOUTY, James to COOK, Ketterah on July 20, 1830, by Rev. William Baker. Also, Abstracts of Selected Guardian Bonds, Caroline County, Maryland, Book JR-D 10013, Page 15, James Andrew asks to be appointed trustee for sale of real estate of James Gowty, MaryGowty, Lucretia Gowty, John Stevens Gowty orphan children of Zachariah Gowty - a tract called "Church Grove" containing 73 acres. Dated 2nd Tuesday of June 1813.
12) Abel Gowty, 6 Jun 1826, Hester Pritchett, Maryland, Caroline County. ABEL GOWTY, Abstract of Last Will and Testament, Made 3 April 1841, Recorded 23, Aug. 1842, Liber WAF-A Folio 299, Abel Gowty of Caroline County, Maryland, Wife: Esther, Son: John W. Gowty, Eliza Clark wife of Levin Clark now residing in Indiana , William E. Gowty, Nancy Turner wife of Enoch Turner, Daughter: Sally Turner deceased, Daughter: Elizabeth J. Davis, Daughter: Mariah Patchett deceased, Son: Arnold Gowty.
13) Gessie, Indiana, The First 100 Years, Pritchett Gouty married second Mary Donovan in Pickaway County, Ohio, on January 13, 1817. Pritchett Gouty and Mary Donovan Gouty are buried in the Old Baptist Cemetery, Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana.


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Caroline County Wills and Probate, JOHN GOWTY, Abstract of Last Will and Testament, Made 28 October 1815, Recorded 21 Aug. 1818, Liber JR-C Folio 332; John Gowty of Caroline County, Maryland, Daughter: Rhoda Cannon, widow of Joshua Cannon; Son: Abel Gowty; Daughter: Britanna Willis; Son: Pritchel Gowty; Daughter: Centhea Nichols, widow of John Nichols; Daughter: Vility Stevens; Grandson: James Gowty; Granddaughter: Mary Gowty; Granddaughter: Lucretia Gowty; Grandson: John Stevens Gowty; Gives all to 4 grandchildren and appoints William Stevens to watch out for them until they come of age.

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12. 1776 Census, Dorchester County, page 100, Gootee, John, 3 bz, 1 cx, 1 dx, 1 ez, 1 gx. John Gootee, 3 white women ages 10 to 16 (Rhoda), 1 white man age 16 to 21 (Abel), 1 white man age 21 to 30 (Pritchett), 1 white woman age 30 to 40 (Elizabeth Pritchett Gouty) married November 17, 1769, 1 white man age 50 and upwards (John Gootee, born 1726 or earlier?).

13. State Agency Series Listing at the Maryland State Archives, MARYLAND INDEXES. (Maryland State Papers, Index) 1775-1897, MSA S1484, GOUTEE, JOHN; SLACOMB, GEORGE (Cambridge) to GOV., Dates: 1777, Oct. 31. Petition for early trial on charge of providing provisions for enemy. MSA S 1004-8-1904 MdHR 6636-8-140  Location: 1/7/3/28.

14. U. S. Federal Census, 1790 Caroline Co., MD, census, John GOUTY, p.37, 02 01 04 00 00; U. S. Federal Census 1800 Caroline Co., MD, census, John GOUTEE, p.10, 01001-00100-00; 1790 Federal Census - John Gouty, Free White Males of 16 Years & Upwards, including heads of families - 02 Free White Males under 16 years - -1; Free white females including heads of familes - 04; All other free persons - 00; Slaves - 00.

15. U. S. Census, 1800 Caroline Co., MD, census, Zachariah GOUTEE, p.10, 01100-00100-00.

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17. 1810 Maryland census, Caroline County, P. Gouty, 2-1-0-1-0 1-1-1-1-0-0-0 Males under 10 = 2; Males 10 thru 15 = 1; Males 26 thru 44 = 1; Females under 10 = 1; Females 10 thru 15 = 1; Females 16 thru 25 = 1; Females 26 thru 44 = 1; 1810 Maryland census, Caroline County, Zachariah Gouty, 1-0-0-1-1 2-0-2-0-0-0-0 Males under 10 = 1; Males 26 thru 44 = 1; Males 45 and over = 1; Females under 10 = 2; Females 16 thru 25 = 2.

18.
James Gouty 1820 Maryland census, Election District 2, Caroline County, 0-1-0-0-1-0 3-1-0-1-0-0-2; Free white males of 10 and 16 = 1; Free white males of 26 and under 45 = 1; Free white females under 10 = 3; Free white females 10 and under 16 = 1; Free white females of 26 and under 45 = 1; Foreigners not naturalized = 0; Numbers of persons engaged in Agriculture = 2.

19. Walczyk, Gail M.  Accomack County Processioners Returns 1796 - 1816 for Accomack and St. George's Parishes.  Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2004, "At a Court held in Accomack County, September the second 1795, In Obedience to an act of assembly &c The Court proceeded to lay off the Districts under the processioning Law as follows to wit: St. George Parish, Accomack Parish, 8th Between [-----] Cree k and Back Creek on the bayside and up Back Creek Branch to the line between John Gootee & William Miles and along their line to Wallops Road and along said road to the line of the Parish. William Stran, Charles Bagwell & Woney Rew Processioners."

20. Maryland State Archives, MARYLAND INDEXES, (Assessment of 1783, Index), 1783, Caroline County, MSA S 1437; John Gootee. Gootees Lott, 126 acres. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46; John Gootee. Laynes Venture. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46.

21. Account Records for Dorchester County, Md - Liber 57, folio 261 - 25 Aug 1767, AARON, John, dec, Exc - Thomas BARNES & Mary AARON, Sureties - John GOUTEE & Jonathan PATRIDGE, Reps - Per will

22. Account Records for Dorchester County, Md - Liber 57, folio 255 - 11 Nov 1767, STAPLES, John, dec, Adm & widow - Margaret STAPLES, Sureties - John GOUTEE & William EDGAR, Dau - Anne STAPLES, Dau - Elizabeth STAPLES.

23. Accounts: John Gowtee, 1744/45/56/60, Dorchester, Liber 40, folio 136, Liber 44, folio 290, Liber 70, folio 216, Liber 72, folio 212.

24. "1836 Rhoda Eaton deceased Jan 21, 1836.", The Note Book of Silas Nicols, from the notes of Miss Ruth Jones, Family Record, Ancestry.com.

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26. December 24, 1813, Abel Gouty, Elizabeth Wheelton, Marriage Licenses of Caroline County, Maryland, 1774-1815, page 58.

27. Abel Gowty, 6 Jun 1826, Hester Pritchett, Maryland, Caroline County.

28. Will of Rebecca Walker of Caroline County, Maryland, written 8 May 1817 and probated 2 July 1817, Lib. JR#C fol. 313-315.(13)

29. "1842 Abel Gootee died Aug. 1842", The Note Book of Silas Nicols, from the notes of Miss Ruth Jones, Family Record, Ancestry.com.

30. ABEL GOWTY, Abstract of Last Will and Testament, Made 3 April 1841, Recorded 23, Aug. 1842, Liber WAF-A Folio 299, Abel Gowty of Caroline County, Maryland, Wife: Esther, Son: John W. Gowty, Eliza Clark wife of Levin Clark now residing in Indiana , William E. Gowty, Nancy Turner wife of Enoch Turner, Daughter: Sally Turner deceased, Daughter: Elizabeth J. Davis, Daughter: Mariah Patchett deceased, Son: Arnold Gowty.

31. She married Richard Willis on January 22, 1788 in Caroline County, Maryland

32.
"1823 Richard Willis deceased 14 Feb. 1823.", The Note Book of Silas Nicols, from the notes of Miss Ruth Jones, Family Record, Ancestry.com.

33. Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree.

34. (LDS IGI, Films 538010 & 538870: Prichard GOUTY, b. 4 July 1765, Dorchester Co., MD, son of John GOWTY/GOOTEE and Eliza PRITCHETT. Son, John GOUTY, b. March 31, 1800.

35. Maryland, Caroline County Wills, Page: Libre JRC Folio 188, Text: Will written August 11, 1810 and probated March 5, 1811, Heirs in will of Alexander Griffith, Sr.: wife Mary, Sons: Alexander, Abraham and Abel, Daughters: Sophia ( wife of Aaron Lewis), Sarah (wife of Joshua Hobbs), Mary (wife of Pritchett Gouty) and Nancy Todd, Grandchildren: Henry and Thomas Griffith (sons of Thomas Griffith, deceased), John and Levi Griffith (sons of Abel Griffith), Alexander and William and Betsy Griffith (children of Aaron Griffith, deceased), Daughter-in-laws: Dorcas Griffith (widow of son Thomas Griffith) and Nancy Griffith (widow of son Aaron Griffith), Elihu Shearman, son of Mary Shearman.

36. U. S. Census, 1800, Caroline County, Maryland, Pritchard GOUTEE, p.10, 11010-10010-00.

37. Gessie, Indiana, The First 100 Years.

38. Cynthia Gouty married John Nicols on January 15, 1799, in Caroline County, Maryland, Married: 15 JAN 1799 in Caroline Co., MD Marriage Licenses, 1774-1865, page 33, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Denton, Caroline Co., MD)

39. "1812 John Nicols died March 7, 1812", The Note Book of Silas Nicols, from the notes of Miss Ruth Jones, Family Record, Ancestry.com.

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40. "1804 Silas Nicols was born in the year of our Lord 1804, Dec. 29, the son of John Nicols and Cinthea, his wife. Cynthia was the daughter of John Gouty - (see will Denton, Caroline County, Maryland.", The Note Book of Silas Nicols, from the notes of Miss Ruth Jones, Family Record, Ancestry.com.

41.
"1799 Henry Nicols, b. November 19, 1799", The Note Book of Silas Nicols, from the notes of Miss Ruth Jones, Family Record, Ancestry.com.

42. Violetta Gouty married William Stevens on January 3, 1803, in Caroline County, Maryland.

43. "1824 William Stevens deceased July 12, 1824." The Note Book of Silas Nicols, from the notes of Miss Ruth Jones, Family Record.

43. Ancestors of Darlene Jill Nordberg, familytreemaker.genealogy.com.

44. 1800 Maryland Census, Caroline County, Azel Stevens, Source Citation: Year: 1800; Census Place:  , Caroline, Maryland; .Roll: 10; Page: 474; Image: 20. (probably born 1747) Azel Stevens (must have been 45 or older in 1800) supposedly 77 when he died in 1824. 0-2-1-0-1 0-2-0-1-0 (wife must have been 26 thru 44 in 1800.

45. Caroline County, Maryland Marriages, 1774-1815, Zachariah Gowty, Lucretia Andrew, 20 Dec 1797. Caroline County, Maryland Marriages, 1774-1815, Zachaariah Gowty, Lucretia Andrew, 20 Dec 1797. Caroline County, Maryland Marriages, 1774-1815, 1797 December 20, Laccariak GOWTY md. Lucretia ANDREW, Caroline Co., MD; ...LDS Patron Sheets (1969-1991), Batch 8929105, sheet 38; Microfilm No. 1553611.

46. 1800 Caroline County, Maryland, census, Zachariah GOUTEE, p.10, 01100-00100-00.

47. Zacheriah Goutee married Mary Stevens, February 6, 1807, Caroline County, License Book 1797 - 1815. Caroline County, Maryland Marriages, 1774-1815, 1807 February 6, Zacheriah GOUTEE md. Mary STEVENS, Caroline Co., MD. Caroline County, Maryland Marriages, 1774-1815, Zechariah Goutee, Mary Stevens, 06 Feb 1807.
48. Caroline County Wills and Probate, JOHN GOWTY, Abstract of Last Will and Testament, Made 28 October 1815, Recorded 21 Aug. 1818, Liber JR-C Folio 332.

49. The Laws of Maryland, November Session 1812, page 192, Section 1 and Section 4.

50. Caroline County Wills and Probate, JOHN GOWTY, Abstract of Last Will and Testament, Made 28 October 1815, Recorded 21 Aug. 1818, Liber JR-C Folio 332.

51. Ancestry.com/OneWorldTree.

APPENDIX ONE


WILL of JOHN GOWTY
28 October 1815, Caroline County, Maryland, Liber JR #C, Folio 332-333
In the Name of God Amen.  I John Gowty of Caroline County in the State of Maryland being in Reasonable health of body and of perfect sound disposing mind memory and understanding Considering the Certainty of death and the uncertainty of time thereof and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me hence I do therefore make ordain and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say:
First and principally I commit my soul unto the hands of Almighty God and my body to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor herein after named and after my Just debts and funeral expenses are paid I give devise and bequeath as follows:
Item. I Give and bequeath unto
my daughter Rhoda Cammon (?Cannon?) widow of Joshua Cammon on Shilling and no  more.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto
my son Abel Gowty one Shilling and no more.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto
my daughter Britanna Willis one Shilling and no more.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto
my son Pritchel Gowty one Shilling and no more.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto
my daughter Centhea Nichols Widdow of John Nichols one Shilling and no more.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto
my daughter Vility Stevens one Shilling and no more.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto
my grandson James Gowty all and singular the land and premises where on I now live as that I am entitled to and if the said James Gowty should die without a lawfull heir then my will and desire is that it may be equally divided between my three grandchildren Mary, Lucretia, and John Stevens Gowty to be equally divided to them and their heirs forever.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto
my three grandchildren Mary Gowty and Lucretia Gowty and John Stevens Gowty ten pounds a piece for James Gowty to pay them when he comes to be twenty years of age out legacys out of my land.
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my unto
my four grandchildren James Gowty Mary Gowty Lucretia Gowty and John Stevens Gowty all my personal property to be equally divided between them four and to remain in my executors hands till they come to lawful ages to receive it all clear of interest till paid.
And lastly it is my will and desire that there be no administration on my estate and
I do appoint William Stevens whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament and the William Stevens hold all my land and all my estate till the within named mentioned come to lawful age to receive it and then will and truly to execute do and perform all things herein written and to pay to each person herein named the sum or things mentioned if I leave enough to pay my debts and to pay them of without any administration or appointment according to the best intent and meaning of the same hereby revoking and annulling all former wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last Will and testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal
this twenty eighth day of October in the year of our lord Eighteen hundred and fifteen. 

                             his
                                                                            
Signed: John  *  Gowty
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Signed sealed published and delivered by John Gowty the within Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto:

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Azel ^ Stevens, William  x  Collins, John Collison
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Caroline County towit: } Then came William Stevens the executor named and appointed in
the 21st day of Aug. 1818 }  aforegoing will and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that the foregoing instrument of writing is the true and whole will and testament of John Gowty late of Caroline County deceased that hath come to his hand or possession and he doth not know of any other of a later date.
Certified by John Young, Reg.



APPENDIX TWO

WILL OF ABEL GOWTY


3 APRIL 1841
CAROLINE COUNTY, MARYLAND
Liber WAF #A, Folio 299-301

I
n the name of God Amen.  I  Abel Gowty of Caroline County in the State of Maryland being sick and weak of body but of sound disposing mind  memory and understanding, considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall please God to call me home, do therefore make and publich this my last Will and testament in manner form following that is to say ~
First and principally I commit my soul into the hand of Almighty God who gave it and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor or Executrix herein after named, and after my just debts and funeral charges are paid I devise and bequeath as follows~
Item.  I give and bequeath unto my wife Esther Gowty one half of all the land that I now possess during her natural life, from and after her death to go to my son John W. Gowty and his heirs forever.  And I also give to my Wife my Gig and harness and one bay mare called Polly Wilson, coalt with her excepted, also all the poultry belonging to the farm and also one feather bed and furniture as a legacy left independent of what the law provides for.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto my son John W. Gowty the balance of the one half of the undivided parcel or tract of land called and known by the name of Edmondson's Desire part Salem one other part called Havardegrass the quantity not known.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto my son John W. Gowty my silver watch and also one silver ladle to the value of five dollars, also one one-year old colt by the name of Florah also one bridle and saddle.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto Eliza Clark wife of Levin Clark now resident of the State of Indiana sixty dollars in money.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto William E. Gowty the sum of twenty-five cts and no more of my estate.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto Nancy Turner wife of Enoch Turner the sum of twenty-five cts and no more of my estate.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sally Turner deceased's heirs the sum of twenty-five cts and no more of my estate.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth J. Davis one set of silver teaspoons.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mariah Patchett deceased's heirs the sum of twenty-five cts and no more of my estate.
Item.  I give and bequeath unto my son Arnold Gowty all of my wearing apparel and also ten dollars in money and no more of my estate, and after all of my just debts are paid and legacies taken out and my Wife's thirds deducted then all the balance of my estate is to be equally divided between my son John W. Gowty and my daughter Elizabeth J. Davis share and share alike.
And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my Wife Esther Gowty and James Turner to be sole Executors of this my last Will and testament revoking and annulling all former Wills by me heretofore made ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last Will and testament.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this third day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and forty-one.



Abstracts of Selected Guardian Bonds,
Caroline County, Maryland
Book JR-B - 9972 (1785-1802)

Page 242 John Goutee administrator of Shadrach Goutee paid Carpanage Goutee her share of her father's estate. It was paid with 91 pounds of negro flesh.  

Book JR-D 10013

Page 15 James Andrew asks to be appointed trustee for sale of real estate of James Gowty, MaryGowty, Lucretia Gowty, John Stevens Gowty orphan children of Zachariah Gowty - a tract called "Church Grove" containing 73 acres. Dated 2nd Tuesday of June 1813.  

1. Josiah5 Watkins (William4, John3, Thomas2, John1) was born 24 June 1818 in Sussex Co., DE, and died 21 May 1894 in Warren Co., IN. He married (1) Deborah Wright 27 December 1842 in Caroline Co., Maryland, daughter of William Wright and Ellender/Eleanor Dukes. She was born 28 November 1817 in Maryland, and died Unknown. He married (2) Elizabeth J. W. Gowty 28 July 1848 in Sussex Co., DE, daughter of Abel Gowty and Elizabeth Whealton. She was born 14 February 1818 in Maryland, and died 14 May 1891 in Warren Co., IN.
Children of Josiah Watkins and Elizabeth Gowty are:
+ 2 i. Henry Clay6 Watkins, born 4 June 1848 in Sussex Co., DE; died 6 January 1918 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe Co., IN.

+ 3 ii. Emma Elizabeth Watkins, born 7 October 1853 in Maryland; died 1 October 1915 in Warren Co., IN.
+ 4 iii. John G. Watkins, born September 1854 in Sussex Co., DE; died 6 December 1940 in Benton Co., AR.
+ 5 iv. Josephine Watkins, born 7 May 1857 in Maryland; died 27 February 1941 in Tippecanoe Co., IN.


Josiah Watkins and Elizabeth Gowty were natives of the Caroline County / Sussex County area, Elizabeth being born in Caroline County, and Josiah born in Sussex County.
        Josiah was first married in 1842 to Deborah Wright, daughter of William and Ellender Wright of CarolineCounty.   Elizabeth was first married in 1839 to William McKendre Davis, son of Rev. William Davis and Amelia Cannon.  Josiah and Elizabeth were married on July 28, 1848, in Sussex Co., Delaware, her father-in-law, Rev. William Davis, performed the ceremony.
        They may have lived for a short time after their marriage in Sussex County, but by 1850 were living in the Federalsburg area of Caroline County.  In 1865, after the close of the Civil War, they went west to Indiana, settling near relatives who had preceeded them to Indiana, in the little town of Milford, now Green Hill, in Warren County, where they lived until their deaths.  Both are interred in the Davis Cemetery in Green Hill, Warren County, Indiana.   A few other family members buried in Davis Cemetery are Josiah's half-brother, William Henry Watkins and his wife Amanda Marie Davis (daughter of Elizabeth Gowty and William M.K. Davis); Allifair Watkins Banning (married Willam Banning) and Clement Watkins, Sr., siblings of Josiah's father, William; and William Stewart, a husband of Josiah's aunt, Ann Watkins.
        Josiah and Elizabeth Gowty Watkins were my gr.gr. grandparents. 
Adina Watkins Dyer


1. William McKendre2 Davis (William1) was born 1811 in Maryland, and died 8 November 1845 in Sussex Co., DE?. He married Elizabeth J. W. Gowty 1 January 1839 in Caroline Co., MD, daughter of Abel Gowty and Elizabeth Whealton. She was born 14 February 1818 in Maryland, and died 14 May 1891 in Warren Co., IN.  William McKendre Davis was the son of Rev. William Davis and Amelia Cannon.
Children of William Davis and Elizabeth Gowty are:
+ 2 i. Amanda Marie3 Davis, born 8 November 1839 in Federalsburg, Caroline Co., MD; died 16 November 1920 in Green Hill, Warren Co., IN.
+ 3 ii. William Franklin Davis, born 3 August 1841 in Caroline Co., MD; died 12 January 1934 in Caroline Co., MD.
+ 4 iii. Adir A. Davis, born Abt. 1843 in Maryland; died Unknown.
5 iv. Matthew G. Davis, born Abt. 1846 in Maryland; died Unknown.


Children of Azel Stevens and Rebecca Morris are:
i. Robinson Stevens, born September 22, 1773; died Unknown; married Jane Collins July 24, 1798 in Caroline Co. MD; died Unknown.
ii. Daniel Stevens, born February 05, 1775; died Unknown; married Julianna Waddle March 18, 1800 in Caroline Co. MD; died Unknown.
108 iii. William Stevens, born February 13, 1777 in Caroline Co. Maryland; died July 12, 1824 in Caroline Co., MD; married Violetta Gootee January 03, 1803 in Caroline Co. MD.
iv. Sarah Stevens, died Unknown; married William Collison August 06, 1798 in Caroline Co. MD; died Unknown.
v. Azel Stevens, died Unknown; married Ann Nancy Andrew April 01, 1809 in Caroline Co. MD; died Unknown.
vi. Mary Stevens, born Abt. 1790 in Caroline Co. Maryland; died February 1863; married (1) Zachariah Gootee February 06, 1807 in Caroline Co. MD; died 1812 in Caroline Co. Maryland; married (2) Daniel Chaffinch January 09, 1818 in Caroline Co. MD; died Unknown.

218. John Gootee, born Abt. 1738 in Dorchester CO., MD; died August 04, 1818 in Caroline Co. Maryland. He was the son of 436. Jacob Gootee and 437. Margery Pritchett. He married 219. Jemima Brohawn.
219. Jemima Brohawn, born 1738; died Unknown. She was the daughter of 438. John Brohawn and 439. Mary.

Children of John Gootee and Jemima Brohawn are:
i. Zachariah Gootee, died 1812 in Caroline Co. Maryland; married Mary Stevens February 06, 1807 in Caroline Co. MD; born Abt. 1790 in Caroline Co. Maryland; died February 1863.
109 ii. Violetta Gootee, born Abt. 1775 in Caroline Co. Maryland; died Unknown; married William Stevens January 03, 1803 in Caroline Co. MD.
iii. Abel Gootee, died Unknown.
iv. Britanna Gootee, died Unknown; married Willis; died Unknown.

v. Centhea Gootee, died Unknown.

436. Jacob Gootee, born October 1699; died March 09, 1779. He was the son of 872. Joseph Sr. Gootee and 873. Elizabeth Ann Insley. He married 437. Margery Pritchett Abt. 1721.
437. Margery Pritchett, died Unknown. She was the daughter of 874. John Pritchett and 875. Margery Price.

More About Jacob Gootee:
Military service: Revolutionary War Veteran

Children of Jacob Gootee and Margery Pritchett are:
i. Shadrack Gootee, died 1780 in Caroline Co. Maryland; married Elizabeth Brohawn; died Unknown.
ii. Capewell Gootee, died Unknown in Dorchester CO., MD; married Mary Nuner; born March 17, 1747/48 in Dorchester CO., MD; died Unknown in Dorchester CO., MD.
iii. Mary Gootee, died Unknown; married ? Safford; died Unknown.
218 iv. John Gootee, born Abt. 1738 in Dorchester CO., MD; died August 04, 1818 in Caroline Co. Maryland; married (1) Elizabeth Pritchett; married (2) Jemima Brohawn

438. John Brohawn, died 1758 in Dorchester CO., MD. He was the son of 876. Patrick Brohawn and 877. Hannah. He married 439. Mary.
439. Mary, died Unknown.

Child of John Brohawn and Mary is:

Children of John Brohawn and Mary are:
i. Elizabeth Brohawn, died Unknown; married Shadrack Gootee; died 1780 in Caroline Co. Maryland.
219 ii. Jemima Brohawn, born 1738; died Unknown; married John Gootee