Duffe GOUGE was my maternal gr gr grandfather, his son James Franklin GOUGE, was my gr grandfather, and James' daughter, Minnie, was my grandmother.
The family is shown on the 1840 and 1850 Shelby Co., Dinsmoor Twp, OH censuses.
For many years I've been researching this family and have had several descendants state that Minnie was full blood or partially Native American. Minnie died long before I was born, so I never had an opportunity to ask her about this.
My mother, who was the youngest child born to Minnie, never mentioned this ancestry, and I am trying to learn if it is factually correct. To date I've found no documentation, and would appreciate any help from others researching this GOUGE line. I am currently searching the various Rolls listing Native Americans without success to date.