on the Ancestry.com message board was this 2010 post: "Gowdy family reunion, jdlgowdy, 3 Oct 2010." Since it appears you could be related, you may want to contact this person on the message board. Also, look at the posts of the other families in the line (i.e. Gaude, Gowdy, etc.); I think one is a family historian willing to share their findings. All are sharing many types of family info., resources & asking/answering questions. One line has over 100 messages exchanging ideas and questions. Hope that helps as well. Find them to complete the circle.