A French-African-American Family from South Carolina,
(1830 - 1994)


This family book presents a brief history and genealogy of descendants of Dr. Robert Marion Gourdin, a French-American plantation owner, from Saint Stephens, (now) Berkeley County, and Daphney Singleton, his mulatto concubine, from Georgetown County. The book also includes genealogical sketchs of descendants of William Mackey Gourdine, from Pineville, and descendants of Sandy Gourdine, from Goose Creek - both from Berkeley County.

In addition to an exhaustive genealogical listing of descendants of each family and a general history of Oceda, this hardbound book (320 pages, 6" x 9") is illustrated with diagrams, maps and copies of historical documents. The extended Gourdin-Gourdine family includes more than 100 surnames - all with origins in South Carolina. The book is fully indexed with more than 2,700 names of family members from seventeen states - with the greatest concentration in states along the Atlantic Coast from Florida to New York. All of this is printed on archival paper, preserving this "family treasure" for many generations.

The author, John Raymond Gourdin, is a native of Oceda, Georgrtown County, SC, and a direct descendant of Dr. Robert Marion Gourdin. He is a retired Marine and is subsequently retired from the Northrop Grumman Corporation. Raymond resides with his wife Gloria in Florence, SC. They are the proud parents of two grown sons and two grandchildren.


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Last Updated: March 22,2014