During research of my family, I came across a free EBook on Google Books (also avail. as a pdf) with many great facts, pictures, homesteads, genealogy, etc. on your (possible) family entitled: A family history comprising the surnames of Gade--Gadie--Gaudie--Gawdie--Gawdy--Gowdy--Goudy--Goudey--Gowdey--Gauden--Gaudern--and the variant forms, from A. D. 800 to A. D. 1919:
Compiled from authentic public and private records .. embracing a compendium of family history, genealogy and biography covering a period of eight hundred years. Supplemented by an appendix of gleanings ... illustrated with portraits, views of family seats ... (Google eBook)
Mahlon Myron Gowdy
----check Google Books site using the above title or try this link: http://bks9.books.google.com/books?id=zkBPAAAAMAAJ&print...