193. Documentation for Elizabeth Pritchett
(Abt 1736 to 1770/4)
mother of Pritchett Gouty
(04 Jul 1766 to 12 May 1837)



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Elizabeth Pritchett probably was born about 1750.

Elizabeth Pritchett was the daughter of
Phunback Pritchett and his wife, who is not know with certainty.(JJ)(Will of Phunback Pritchett)

Elizabeth Pritchett married
John Goutee (Gootee, Gouty) on November 17, 1769, in Dorchester County, Maryland.(BB)(Elizabeth, dau. of P. Pritchett of DO Co., m. by 17 Nov 1769, John Goutee (MWB 37:406; MDAD 65:9).)

Will of Phunback Pritchett; Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Book 37, Liber Wd2, Sheet 406, Maryland State Archives, Msa Sm16, Roll No. Sr4431; Written: August 26, 1769; Recorded: November 17, 1769

Abstract:
I Phunback Prichert ...

-- To my son Thomas Prichett all that tract of land called the Hope, also five pounds.

-- To my son Zebulon Prichett all that tract of land called Irish Hope and all the Addition to Irish Hope. Also all my part of that tract called Timothy's Prevention.

-- To my son Jabus Prichett all that tract of land called Apes [?] Hill.

-- To my daughter Rachel Willin five pounds in goods and chattels and one feather bed and furniture.

-- To my son Edward Pritchert five pounds cash.

-- To my son Arthur Pritchet five pounds cash.

-- To my daughter Elizabeth Goutee one gold guinea.

-- To my grandson Thomas Wingate five shillings.

-- The remaineder after my wife's third is taken to four children: Jabus Pritchett, Zebulon Pritchett, Jane Prichet and Kissiah Pritchet.

-- My son Jabus Prichet to be my executor; in case of his death or disability, then Zebulon Prichett.

Witnessed by Robert Scott, John Scott, Robert Scott, Jr.

17 November 1769 Jabus Pritchett testified that the will was that of Phunback
Pritchett, deceased.

17 November 1769 Robert Scott and Robert Scott, Jr. swore to the signature of
Phunback Pritchett before John Goldborough.

Mary Griffith Gouty died January 30, 1817 in Pickaway County, Ohio.

Alexander Griffith died in 1811 in Caroline County, Maryland.

(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

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


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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.



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