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Mary "Polly" Bennett Gowan
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Birth: 1785
Death: Feb. 18, 1847
Davie County
North Carolina, USA

Daughter of Thomas and Molly Bennett

Granddaughter of John Bennett and Elizabeth Dodson

Elizabeth Dodson is the 3x Great Granddaughter of Jamestown colonist John Dods who came over on the Susan Constant.

This from other researchers:

Dods, John .Age 36 in Virginia Muster, January 24, 1624/5.
(Also on John Smith's list of The First Settlers as "Laborer".
Listing in muster, cit. 3, gives date of arrival as April, 1607;
his wife, Jane, was also listed, but would have arrived on a later ship.)
Susan Constant (Also listed in some sources as the Sarah Constant)

December 20, 1606, departed London and arrived April 26, 1607, at Virginia. See Ship & Passenger Information
June 22, 1607, the Susan Constant, accompanied by the Godspeed, departed Jamestown, Virginia, and arrived in
England on July 29, 1607.

See Ship & Passenger Information
Group: Labourer
Region: Lincolnshire
Age about 18. Arrived on Susan Constant, listed on the Virginia musters 1622 and 1624 as at Neck-of-land,
Charles City, so survived 1622 massacre and may well have family descendants.

Dods is one of only three 1607 settlers still alive in 1624. He also went with George Percy in the Pinnace when Smith in the Discovery went to visit Powhatan at Werowocomoco, and during the visit, built a house for Powhatan.
This would probably have been of the same 'mud and stud' type of dwelling that has been found at Jamestown, and is unique to the East Lincolnshire area.

Married Richard Gowan/Gowin 4 July 1807 in Caswell Co. NC


Thomas Dodd Gowin
Mary Gowin-Penry
Martha W. Gowin-Taylor
Major Redul Wilson Gowin
Richard A. Gowin
John Paxton Gowin
Ann B. Gowin-Brown
Rachael Gowin-Henderson
George A. Gowin
Family links: 
  Richard Gowan (1776 - 1844)
  Thomas Dodds Gowin (1810 - 1870)*
  Martha W. Gowan Taylor (1811 - 1875)*
  Major Redul Wilson Gowan (1816 - 1853)*
  John Paxton Gowan (1820 - 1901)*
  Anne B Gowan Brown (1827 - 1905)*
*Calculated relationship
Olive Branch Cemetery
Davie County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Donald Lawson
Record added: Aug 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41398671
Mary Polly <i>Bennett</i> Gowan
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Mary Polly <i>Bennett</i> Gowan
Added by: Donald Lawson
Mary Polly <i>Bennett</i> Gowan
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We'll meet someday Grandmother
 Added: Dec. 2, 2012

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