No slaves in my family
Oddly, no Gooch/Gouch white families were found in middle Georgia during the early – to mid- 1800′s. No Gooch/Gouch estates were filed in Macon County. Census indexes on Ancestry.com for 1850 and 1860 show Gooch/Gouch entries in South Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi (spelled various ways).There must be a connection of the black Gooch/Gouch family of Macon County to some white Gooch/Gouch family or plantation. It may be that one of the white women who came to Macon County was a Gooch/Gouch but married into another family, likely in South Carolina (per Paul K. Graham, CG 15 February 2011). However, my great grandmother Erner Lee Meadows-Gouch (1894) has Indian decent, that has never been proven.