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Descendants of Samuel Gordon and Barbra Cameron

 

Generation No. 3

5. (1812) THOMAS KENNEDY4 GORDON, COLONEL (ROBERT D.3, SAMUEL2, ROBERT1) was born April 06, 1792 in Kentucky, and died March 31, 1880 in Pulaski, Giles Co., Tennessee. He married ELIZABETH "BETSY" LANE February 24, 1820 in Garrard Co., Kentucky, daughter of MARTIN LANE and COURTNEY SEVILLE. She was born December 03, 1802 in North Carolina, and died January 24, 1863 in Pulaski, Giles Co., Tennessee.

Notes for (1812) THOMAS KENNEDY GORDON, COLONEL:

The Colonel was buried at Mont Gordon, Giles Co., Tennessee.

Betsy is buried at Mont Gordon, Giles Co., Tennessee.

From "A Brief Sketch of the Settlement and Early History of Giles Co., Tennessee" p, 125: Thomas K. Gordon was the first Colonel elected in the new Regiment and Richard H. Allen and James Simmons the Major. He served as a representative in the Legislature of Tennessee in 1829 and again in 1835. Residences include Giles Co., TN; Buford Station; Brick Church neighborhood; "Mont Gordon" home near Buford Station.

On July 28, 1991, a dedication ceremony was held at the Brick Church Presbyterian Church in honor of Thomas Kennedy Gordon for his service in the War of 1812. A plaque was erected. Thomas Kennedy Gordon was a friend of Andrew Jackson.

From the "Nashville Tennessean Magazine," April 18, 1948: At the age of 18 he was a Captain in the militia, and when he was 22 Governor Willie Blount commissioned him "Lieutenant Colonel," Commandant of the regiment of Giles Co. in the militia of Tennessee at Nashville 21 June in the 38th year of our independence and in the year 1814.

Mont Gordon was built about 1809 and was a real mansion in its day. It belonged to Gordon Topp, Thomas Gordon's grandson, when it burned.

Children of THOMAS GORDON and ELIZABETH LANE are:

26.i.(C.S.A.) DAVID MARION5 GORDON, b. February 15, 1821, Mont Gordon, Giles Co., Tenn.; d. February 16, 1902, Coxey, Limestone Co., Alabama.

27.ii.MARY ANN ELIZABETH GORDON, b. June 14, 1823, Giles Co., Tennessee.

28.iii.COURTNEY SEVILLE GORDON, b. July 11, 1825, Giles Co., Tennessee; d. September 06, 1890.

iv.THOMAS MARTIN GORDON, b. September 11, 1827, Giles Co., Tennessee; m. SALLY MCLAURINE.

29.v.EPHRAIM HERBERT FOSTER GORDON, SR., b. December 25, 1829, Giles Co., Tennessee; d. 1909.

vi.HELEN MAR GORDON, b. May 05, 1833, Giles Co., Tennessee; m. HARVEY WALKER.

vii.WILLIAM WALLACE GORDON, b. December 29, 1834, Giles Co., Tennessee; d. May 05, 1900; m. LOUISE HILL.

Notes for WILLIAM WALLACE GORDON:

He lacked but a few months of graduating from West Point at the time of the Civil War.

30.viii.LYDIA AURELIA NANCY DIONITIA GORDON, b. December 16, 1837, Giles Co., Tennessee.

ix.STILLBORN GORDON, b. March 12, 1840, Giles Co., Tennessee; d. March 12, 1840, Giles Co., Tennessee.

Notes for STILLBORN GORDON:

The baby was stillborn and is buried somewhere in Giles County.

More About STILLBORN GORDON:

Burial: Giles County, Tennessee

x.MIRABEAU NAPOLEAN BONAPARTE LAMAR GORDON, b. October 27, 1841, Giles Co., Tennessee; m. BETTY FAUST.

Notes for MIRABEAU NAPOLEAN BONAPARTE LAMAR GORDON:

He had just returned from Yale University at the time of the Civil War, and was presented with a Cross of Honor for his participation in the Civil War.

31.xi.LUCRETIA ELVIRA GORDON, b. January 03, 1845, Giles Co., Tennessee; d. March 11, 1900.

6. ELIZABETH4 GORDON (ROBERT D.3, SAMUEL2, ROBERT1) was born September 18, 1794 in Kentucky, and died April 10, 1863 in Mississippi. She married JOSEPH MCDONALD February 01, 1810 in Maury Co., Tennessee.

Notes for ELIZABETH GORDON:

Elizabeth and Joseph decided to get married just two weeks before the courts were organized in Giles Co. thus going to Maury Co. to get their license. They were married at the widow McNutt's home by John Lindsay, Esquire. Elizabeth was only 15 years old. They later moved to Mississippi.

Marriage Notes for ELIZABETH GORDON and JOSEPH MCDONALD:

Two weeks before the courts were organized in Giles County they went to Maury County for the license and were married at the widow McNutt's home by John Lindsay, Esquire.

Children of ELIZABETH GORDON and JOSEPH MCDONALD are:

i.MARY5 MCDONALD, b. Aft. February 01, 1810; d. Bef. 1900, Texas; m. CHARLES G. WILCOX, Mississippi.

ii.MARTHA MCDONALD, b. Aft. February 01, 1810; m. D.B. WRIGHT, Mississippi.

Notes for D.B. WRIGHT:

He was a Congressman of Mississippi.

7. JOHN4 GORDON, MAJOR (ROBERT D.3, SAMUEL2, ROBERT1) was born August 08, 1798 in Kentucky, and died September 30, 1890 in Giles County, Tennessee. He married MARY ANN KENNEDY October 04, 1821 in Maury Co., Tennessee, daughter of JAMES KENNEDY and POLLY. She was born October 10, 1801, and died April 25, 1871 in Giles County, Tennessee.

Notes for JOHN GORDON, MAJOR:

He is buried in the Brick Church Cemetery, Giles County, Tennessee.

Of eight sons, two died in early youth and one was mortally wounded at the battle of Ft. Donelson or the battle of Blue Licks during the Civil War.

His will was dated October 7, 1885, probated October 16, 1890 in Giles Co., Tennessee, Will Book B, p. 565, gives $500 to son R.J. Gordon (Robert James); to daughter Nancy M. Laird $500; to son John C. Gordon $500; to D.C. Gordon (Dewitt Clinton) $500; to A.R. Gordon (Andrew Ruthven) $500; to E.A. Bugg house and kitchen furniture; to children of A.R. (Andrew Ruthven) Gordon, Annie Catherine and Bertie Gordon, $100 for education; to grandchild D.L. Gordon $500 and bed and furniture; Executor D.C. Gordon; witnesses J.M. Lemard and W.A. Rothrock.

At this time it is not clear why he has the title of Major, but due to his date of birth and his lineage, one can only speculate that he fought in the War of 1812. Residences: Paris, Bourbon Co., Kentucky; Williamson Co., Tennessee; and finally Giles Co., Tennessee.

More About JOHN GORDON, MAJOR:

Burial: Brick Church Cemetery, Giles Co., Tennessee

More About MARY ANN KENNEDY:

Burial: Brick Church Cemetery, Giles Co., Tennessee

Children of JOHN GORDON and MARY KENNEDY are:

i.MARY ISABELLE5 GORDON, b. May 13, 1827; d. June 11, 1853; m. SAMUEL B. EWING, September 10, 1850.

ii.NANCY MILDRED GORDON, m. B. H. LAIRD.

32.iii.ROBERT JAMES GORDON.

iv.THOMAS KENNEDY GORDON.

Notes for THOMAS KENNEDY GORDON:

Died when he was 9 years old.

v.JOHN C. GORDON, b. July 24, 1831; d. January 25, 1920; m. D. GORDON, September 28, 1858.

vi.DEWITT CLINTON GORDON, b. Abt. 1833; d. Aft. 1850.

33.vii.CAPTAIN ANDREW RUTHVEN GORDON, b. 1835; d. May 14, 1923, Cornersville, Giles Co., Tennessee.

viii.DAVID LEONIDAS "LONNIE" GORDON, b. December 24, 1838, Giles County, Tennessee; d. July 07, 1930, Giles County, Tennessee.

Notes for DAVID LEONIDAS "LONNIE" GORDON:

He never married.

More About DAVID LEONIDAS "LONNIE" GORDON:

Burial: Brick Church Cemetery near Pulaski, Giles Co., Tennessee.

ix.EDWARD MCMILLAN GORDON, b. March 16, 1840; d. February 17, 1862, the battle of Ft. Donelson during the War Between the States.

More About EDWARD MCMILLAN GORDON:

Burial: Battlefield of Ft. Donelson, Tennessee

x.WILLIAM ALBION GORDON, b. Abt. 1843; d. Abt. 1853.

xi.ANNA ELIZABETH GORDON, b. Abt. 1846; d. Aft. 1850; m. HENRY M. BUGG.

8. ANDREW4 GORDON (ROBERT D.3, SAMUEL2, ROBERT1) was born December 15, 1802 in Kentucky, and died June 24, 1889 in Williamson Co., Texas. He married ELIZA K. (KENNEDY?) GOFF June 13, 1825 in Giles Co., Tennessee, daughter of JOHN GOFF and JANE MCEWEN. She was born April 17, 1801 in Tennessee, and died January 18, 1872 in Williamson Co., Texas.

Notes for ANDREW GORDON:

Anderw returned to Giles Co. in 1878 to celebrate the 80th birthday of his brother, John. Andrew was said to have moved to San Gabriel, Texas.

On the 1870 US Census for Williamson Co., Texas Andrew is listed as living in Circleville, Williamson Co., Texas. Dwelling #1086.

The following is from a letter I was lucky enough to have gotten a copy of.

 

By Kenley Schroeder

This is the story of a plot of bounty land, from the time it was granted April 6, 1841, until December 20, 1963. The first owner of this land was Conrad Eigenauer, a German, who at the time of his death in 1836, was fighting in the Texas Army against the Republic of Mexico in a battle near Colita. This land "artificate" was given to his heirs in payment for $75 that Eigenauer had loaned the Republic of Texas and for military services rendered. At this time this land was selling at about $1.20 per acre. It was located about two miles from the community of Hare on the San Gabriel River bottom and considered choice land.

Eigenauer's next of kin were his two brothers, Jacob Eigenauer, a highly learned man, and Wilhelm Eigenauer, who could neither read or write and signed his name with an "X". These brothers lived in New Orleans and had died before the estate could be cleared. The land was then left to the next of kin who lived in a small farming village near Hidlebourg, Germany. The administrative powers were signed over to a lawyer in New Orleans. This lawyer was to obtain clearance from all of the other heirs, then sell the land as he saw fit. The land was sold to Andrew Gordon, but later reclaimed by James Mason, who said the documents were forged. It was found that the deeds had been forged and the land was then set up for sale again. Andrew Gordon bought the land by paying the taxes for five years back as they had not been paid due to the forged titles. The money had then been refunded to Gordon so he bought 773 acres of land for five years back taxes, which amount to $17 a year.

Andrew Gordon was known to many as Major Gordon. During the Civil War, Major Gordon trained soldiers for the south at this place. This was an ideal place as it had plenty of water, trees, and was away from the main field of battle. Major Gordon also built a "grist" mill on the San Gabriel River. This was run by slaves, as it was about four miles from the main house. The slaves had a small settlement built on Turkey Creek between the San Gabriel and the big house. There is a graveyard where the slaves were buried; this is still standing today.

The old Gordon house is still standing. It is a large two-story house with large white pillars in front with a gallery for both floors. The house was built with square nails and these have not been replaced. The floor sills are six inches by ten inches and one is made of solid black walnut. Today these are as good as new. The broad ax that was used to split these sills is in the possession of the deceased Dr. Johnson in Thorndale, Texas. The ax is still setting on his desktop. The house had two rooms upstairs and two downstairs. There is a fireplace in each room and a winding stairway between the two floors. (I have no idea how many times I have slid down the banister. For generations of my family, the children have slid down that banister.) The house took one year to build and is approximately 125 years old. The lumber was hauled from Houston by oxen.

In 1949, a Negro woman died. She was over 100 years old and was born into slavery under the Gordons. She was later freed after the Civil War. The Negro lived in Bartlett, Texas, until her death.

When Andrew Gordon died, the 773 acres of land were split up equally between his children. The estate was not divided according to land, but value of the land. John C. Gordon received the house, the orchard, the cattle yards, and 165 acres of the estate. The rest of the estate was split up and sold. It was stated in the will that all of the estate be given tax free (as inheritance taxes). It was also stated that a plot, 75 feet square, be set aside for a family burying ground. This was not to be sold, transferred or cultivated by anyone at any time. The tombstones are still standing. (I have a list of all the names in the cemetery on another sheet of paper.) The last will and testament of Major Andrew Gordon was written on October 13, 1883.

During Major Gordon's occupancy of the place there was an epidemic which took the lives of many of the residents of the place during the early 1870's. When this epidemic struck, the daughter of Seneca Carter, a New York Doctor, was visiting the Gordons. The girl came down with the epidemic and the Doctor and his family came to nurse the sick daughter. The Doctor became sick and both he and his daughter died along with Andrew Gordon and several others. All of these are buried in the cemetery behind the house.

My uncle, Clyde Arledge, bought the house and 165 acres of the land from Malcum Gordon, the grandson of Andrew Gordon, around 1935. Cecil Arledge, brother of Clyde Arledge, lived there for seven years. Then my grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. R.B. Arledge, lived in the house and worked the land until my grandfather's death. The land was sold to Corabel J. Crockett in 1960 and is still held by her. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shiller are living in the house and working the land.

Addendum: The land now (1999) belongs to Thomas Bullion, a Lawyer in Taylor, Texas.

Additional information about two of Andrew's boys:

In "Land of Good Water" by Scarbrough, on page 451, in the material on San Gabriel, a town East of Laneport. San Gariel was assigned third post office in county 13 Aug 1850. Postmasters were: Thomas J. ALLEN; John G. GORDON -1853; Andrew GORDON - 1856. Scarbrough says that on 21 Feb 1856, the postal records were marked <<changed to Milam Co>>

Source: LAND OF GOOD WATER, TAKACHUE POUETSU, A WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS,

HISTORY. Clara Stearns Scarbrough. Illustrated by J.U. Salvant.

Williamson County Sun Publishers. Georgetown, Texas. 1973. Fourth Printing 1990.

Notes for ELIZA K. (KENNEDY?) GOFF:

Her husband, Andrew, is listed as a widower in the 1880 US Census for Williamson Co., Texas.

Marriage Notes for ANDREW GORDON and ELIZA GOFF:

"Early Marriages in Giles County Tennessee" by Clara M. Parker on p.23.

Children of ANDREW GORDON and ELIZA GOFF are:

34.i.JANE MCEWEN5 GORDON, b. October 27, 1825, Tennessee; d. October 09, 1887.

ii.ROBERT MCDONALD GORDON, b. June 02, 1827, Tennessee; d. December 08, 1827, Tennessee.

35.iii.JOHN GOFF GORDON, b. August 25, 1828, Tennessee.

iv.MARY ISABELLA GORDON, b. August 25, 1828, Tennessee; d. January 21, 1855.

v.ELIZA KENNEDY GORDON, b. November 08, 1830, Tennessee; d. January 11, 1855, Williamson Co., Texas; m. CHARLES MARION LESUEUR, September 17, 1848, Tippah Co., Mississippi; b. December 29, 1824, Madison Co., Alabama; d. September 17, 1889, Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas.

Notes for CHARLES MARION LESUEUR:

He was said to have grown up in Marshall Co., Mississippi and was a captain in Company "D" in the 4th Texas Calvary. It's also said that he was promoted to Major on April 14, 1863 or 1865 and paroled at San Gabriel, Texas on July 23, 1865. Eliza died after giving birth to a daughter.

vi.ANDREW FRANKLIN GORDON, b. March 02, 1832; d. October 31, 1873, Williamson County, Texas.

vii.DAVID MARTIN GORDON, b. January 07, 1835; d. January 30, 1862.

More About DAVID MARTIN GORDON:

Burial: Brick Church, Giles Co., Tennessee

viii.GEN. GEORGE WASHINGTON GORDON, GENERAL, b. October 05, 1836, Pulaski, Giles Co., Tennessee; d. August 09, 1911, Memphis, Tennessee.

Notes for GEN. GEORGE WASHINGTON GORDON, GENERAL:

The volume of Memorial Addresses in Congress contains biographical information and vivid characterizations of his personality and should be read by members of the Gordon family.

MILITARY: Graduated from Western Military Academy in Nashville; when the Civil War broke out he enlisted and became Drill Master of the Eleventh Tennessee Infantry; he bacame Captain, Lieutenant, Lieutenant-Colonel and Colonel; in 1864 he was made Brigadier-General, Vaugn's Brigade, Cheathams Corps; he was captured in the Battle of Franklin and sent to prison at Ft. Warren, MA; at the time of his death he was commander-in-chief of the United Confederate Veterans.

He was the youngest brigadier general in the Confederate Army; civil engineer, lawyer, superintendent of public schools of Memphis, TN for 17 years; in 1907 was elected to Congress where he remained till death in 1911; became a member of the Klu Klux Klan and in 1867 was chosen as Grand Dragon of the Realm of Tennessee.

DOCUMENTATION: Taken from the "Tennessee, the Volunteer State 1769/1923: Volume 2", page 132. "George Washington Gordon was born in Giles County, Tennessee, on October 5, 1836. After receiving an excellent preparatory education he entered the Western Military Institute, at whose head was Bushrod Johnson, and was graduated in 1859. When the war between the states began, he offered his services to Tennessee and was assigned as drill master to the Eleventh Tennessee Infantry, which was in a camp of

instruction at Camp Cheatham in Robertson County. After several weeks of assiduous drilling this regiment was sent to East Tennessee. Here Gordon was elected captain of Company I, in which capacity he served from August 1, 1861, to May 27, 1862, when he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel, and, in August 1864, he was appointed brigadiergeneral and was serving as such when he was captured at the battle of Franklin,

November 30, 1864. After his capture he was held as a prisoner of war, principally at Fort Warren in Boston Harbor, until his release on July 24, 1865. He took part in the battles of Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Kenesaw Mountain and most of the battles between Sherman and Johnston, between Sherman and Hood, and in Hood's campaign in the fall of 1864. After the war he practiced law at Memphis. [p.132] In 1883 he became one of the state railroad commissioners. In 1885, he was appointed to a position in the Department of the Interior at Washington. In 1889, he returned to Memphis and, in 1892, was chosen superintendent of schools of that city. In 1906 he was elected

representative in Congress from the Tenth District of Tennessee and was re-elected in 1908 and 1910. He died at Memphis on August 9, 1911.

More About GEN. GEORGE WASHINGTON GORDON, GENERAL:

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee

ix.SARA ELIZABETH GORDON, b. September 14, 1838; d. February 28, 1859.

x.WILLIAM HENRY GORDON, b. January 29, 1840; d. May 27.

Notes for WILLIAM HENRY GORDON:

He was killed during the battle at New Hope Church, Georgia and was buried on the battle field.

xi.NANCY MARGARET GORDON, b. November 29, 1841; d. April 03, 1883; m. THOMAS S. LANE, February 23, 1858, Williamson Co., Texas.

Marriage Notes for NANCY GORDON and THOMAS LANE:

LANE, Thomas S. married to GORDON, Nannie M., 23 Feb 1858, Book 1, License #260 Williamson Co., Texas. This could be Nancy Margaret, the youngest daughter.

9. MARY4 GORDON (ROBERT D.3, SAMUEL2, ROBERT1) was born November 12, 1804 in Kentucky or Giles Co., Tennessee, and died October 21, 1844 in Florence, Lauderdale Co., Alabama. She married MARTIN BIRD WOOD May 22, 1823 in Giles Co., Tennessee, son of JOHN WOOD and NANCY GOFF. He was born March 07, 1799 in Scott Co., Virginia, and died September 02, 1865 in Giles Co., Tennessee.

More About MARY GORDON:

Burial: Buried in the Brick Church Cemetery in Giles Co., Tennessee.

Notes for MARTIN BIRD WOOD:

Giles County, TN Chancery Court, Pulaski, TN, Book 23, page 430:

Will of Martin Byrd Wood, May 12, 1865.

Children: Mary A. C. wife of Dr. J. B. Rutledge

Margaret K. wife of John Goff

Louisa L. wife of James Ham

Nancy wife of Jones M. Hardy

Robert G. Wood and his wife Sarah A. Wood

George A. Wood and his wife E. V. Wood

Thomas M. Wood and his wife Mary Jane Wood

David K. Wood

Grandchildren: Robert Martin McConnister, son of his daughter Eliza McConnister deceased.

Wallace R. Wood son of his son John M. Wood, deceased.

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Children of MARY GORDON and MARTIN WOOD are:

36.i.MARY ANN COURTNEY5 WOOD, b. May 24, 1824, Giles Co., Tennessee; d. February 04, 1910, Giles Co., Tennessee.

37.ii.NANCY ELIZABETH WOOD, b. November 14, 1825; d. February 17, 1898.

38.iii.MARGARET K. WOOD, b. 1827.

39.iv.LOUISE TENNESSEE WOOD, b. February 17, 1828, Giles Co., Tennessee; d. January 21, 1912.

40.v.ROBERT GORDON WOOD, b. December 06, 1830; d. June 08, 1902.

41.vi.JOHN MARTIN WOOD, b. February 29, 1832, Giles Co., Tennessee; d. 1862, Civil War.

42.vii.GEORGE AUSTIN WOOD, b. August 14, 1834, Giles Co., Tennessee; d. December 06, 1912, Giles Co., Tennessee.

43.viii.ELIZA G. WOOD, b. 1837, Tennessee; d. Bef. 1865.

44.ix.THOMAS MATTHEW WILSON WOOD, b. December 31, 1841, Florence, Lauderdale Co., Alabama; d. May 23, 1935, Simmons, Texas.

45.x.DAVID K. WOOD, b. March 13, 1844, Florence, Lauderdale Co., Alabama; d. January 12, 1901, Pope Co., Arkansas.

10. COLONEL DAVID4 GORDON (ROBERT D.3, SAMUEL2, ROBERT1) was born February 09, 1808 in Giles Co., Tennessee, and died August 30, 1841 in Giles Co., Tennessee. He married MARTHA SMITH December 13, 1827, daughter of DRURY SMITH.

Notes for COLONEL DAVID GORDON:

Conflicting evidence shows David and his brother, Robert, being twins and born February 26, 1809. Source; "Genealogies of Kentucky Families," Gen. Publishing Co.; pp 605-634.

More About COLONEL DAVID GORDON:

Burial: Brick Church Cemetery, Giles Co., Tennessee

Children of DAVID GORDON and MARTHA SMITH are:

i.ELVIRA MENDOCIA5 GORDON.

ii.QUINTILLUS CINCILLUS GORDON.

iii.LUCINDA KENNEDY GORDON.

iv.HYCETUS REMELINA GREENVILLE GORDON.

v.CARY I. GORDON, b. January 08, 1840; d. August 28, 1840, Giles County, Tennessee.

11. ROBERT GORDON4 JR. (ROBERT D.3 GORDON, SAMUEL2, ROBERT1) was born February 09, 1808 in Giles Co., Tennessee, and died December 23, 1855 in Giles Co., Tennessee. He married MARY HINTON LANE, daughter of THOMAS LANE and NANCY. She was born Abt. 1817 in Tennessee.

Notes for ROBERT GORDON JR.:

Giles Co., Tennessee court records File Box G-4, case 2253, 1866: Robert died at his residence in Giles Co. 23 Dec 1855 testate but the Will was destroyed by one of the armies that occupied the county during the Civil War. He left surviving him his widow, Mary H., and children William T., Mary K., Martha E., Nancy V., Robert Jr., Joseph N. and David. He owned 585 acres of land in the 16th District.

More About ROBERT GORDON JR.:

Burial: Brick Church Cemetery, Giles Co., Tennessee

Children of ROBERT JR. and MARY LANE are:

46.i.WILLIAM THOMAS5 GORDON, b. Abt. 1835; d. March 1865.

ii.MARTHA ELIZABETH GORDON, b. October 12, 1838; d. March 20, 1871; m. WILLIAM EMBERY BAIRD, January 08, 1856.

More About MARTHA ELIZABETH GORDON:

Burial: Brick Church Cemetery, Giles Co., Tennessee

iii.MARY K. GORDON, b. Abt. 1840; m. CHARLES MARCHBANKS, April 05, 1867.

iv.NANCY VIRGINIA GORDON, b. Abt. 1842; m. DAVID B. PHILLIPS, May 03, 1866.

47.v.(C.S.A.) ROBERT GORDON III, b. March 27, 1846.

vi.JOSEPH N. GORDON, b. Abt. 1849.

vii.DAVID ALBION GORDON, b. Abt. 1850.

12. MARGARET AMANDA4 GORDON (ROBERT D.3, SAMUEL2, ROBERT1) was born July 27, 1811 in Brick Church, Giles Co., Tennessee, and died April 01, 1892 in Brick Church, Giles Co., Tennessee. She married JONATHAN ROTHROCK November 10, 1831 in Brick Church, Giles Co., Tennessee. He was born April 17, 1802 in or near Lewistown, Mifflin Co., PA, and died May 05, 1852 in Lawrence Co., Tennessee.

Children of MARGARET GORDON and JONATHAN ROTHROCK are:

i.MARY KENNEDY5 ROTHROCK, b. August 31, 1832, Giles County, Tennessee; d. December 25, 1857, Giles County, Tennessee.

More About MARY KENNEDY ROTHROCK:

Burial: Brick Church Cemetery near Pulaski, Giles Co., Tennessee.

48.ii.ROBERT GORDON ROTHROCK, DR., b. June 12, 1837, Giles County, Tennessee; d. October 10, 1902, Giles County, Tennessee.

iii.MARTHA JANE ROTHROCK, b. August 14, 1839, Giles County, Tennessee; d. December 31, 1933.

iv.GEORGE MCDONALD ROTHROCK, b. November 22, 1841, Giles County, Tennessee; d. July 21, 1924, Giles County, Tennessee; m. (1) MILDRED E., October 20, 1869, Giles County, Tennessee; b. May 24, 1849; d. January 08, 1875, Giles County, Tennessee; m. (2) MARY E. JOHNSON, September 05, 1877, Giles Co., Tennessee; b. 1855; d. 1914, Giles County, Tennessee.

Notes for GEORGE MCDONALD ROTHROCK:

He was a veteran of the War between the States serving in the 11th Tennessee Calvary with his brother, John.

More About GEORGE MCDONALD ROTHROCK:

Burial: Old White Section of the Maplewood Cemetery, Giles Co., Tennessee

More About MILDRED E.:

Burial: Brick Church Cemetery near Pulaski, Giles Co., Tennessee.

More About MARY E. JOHNSON:

Burial: Old White Section of the Maplewood Cemetery, Giles Co., Tennessee

49.v.JOHN THOMAS ROTHROCK, b. December 20, 1843, Tennessee; d. September 30, 1924.

vi.MARGARET ELIZABETH (MATTIE) ROTHROCK, b. February 19, 1845; d. infancy.

More About MARGARET ELIZABETH (MATTIE) ROTHROCK:

Burial: Williamson Co., Tennessee

50.vii.WILLIAM ANDREW ROTHROCK, b. November 27, 1847, Brick Church, Giles Co., Tennessee; d. April 09, 1931, Waxahachie, Ellis Co., Texas.

13. NANCY JANE4 GORDON (ROBERT D.3, SAMUEL2, ROBERT1) was born October 10, 1813, and died September 20, 1869. She married THOMAS JEFFERSON LANE February 17, 1831, son of THOMAS LANE and NANCY.

Notes for THOMAS JEFFERSON LANE:

J. T. Rothrock in a sketch written about 1918-1920 recalled that when the Lanes married, they settled on a fine thousand acre tract about a half mile from the church. Here all the children were born and grew up. In 1856 or 1857 Thomas J. decided to move to eastern Texas where land was cheaper and he hoped to settle his family around him there. In this he was not wholly successful; two of his elder daughters married and stayed in Tennessee. The remainder of the family moved to Lamar Co., Texas near Bonham.

Children of NANCY GORDON and THOMAS LANE are:

i.THOMAS5 LANE.

ii.JOHN MARTIN LANE.

iii.ROBERT LANE.

iv.DAVID LANE.

v.ANDREW LANE.

vi.KENNEDY LANE.

vii.NANCY LANE.

viii.BETTY LANE.

ix.BELL LANE.

x.VIRGINIA LANE.

14. SAMUEL W.4 ROSS (ELIZABETH3 GORDON, SAMUEL2, ROBERT1) was born February 16, 1789 in GARRARD CO. KY, and died August 17, 1846. He married (1) SUSAN PAYTON in GARRARD CO. He married (2) HANNAH JAMESON September 10, 1806 in FRANKLIN, VIRGINIA. She was born January 22, 1786 in GARRARD CO, and died January 23, 1865 in RIPLEY, IND..

Children of SAMUEL ROSS and HANNAH JAMESON are:

i.NANCY S.5 ROSS, b. August 06, 1807, GARRARD CO.KY; d. January 23, 1892, RIPLEY, IND..

51.ii.KATHARINE ROSS, b. December 25, 1808, GARRARD CO.KY; d. 1876, Jefferson Co, Indiana.

52.iii.ISOM ROSS, b. October 20, 1810, GARRARD CO. KY; d. October 16, 1896, MADISON, JERRERSON, IND.

iv.MARY ROSS, b. October 09, 1812, GARRARD CO. KY; d. July 28, 1850, RIPLEY, IND..

v.PERRY I.ROSS, b. June 13, 1814, GARRARD CO.KY; d. March 27, 1891, RIPLEY, IND..

vi.ELIZABETH ROSS, b. December 03, 1816, GARRARD CO.KY.

vii.MARSHALL ROSS, b. March 02, 1819.

15. NANCY4 ROSS (ELIZABETH3 GORDON, SAMUEL2, ROBERT1) was born August 23, 1796 in GARRARD CO. KY, and died October 03, 1856. She married ROBERT SMITH. He was born June 11, 1773, and died September 17, 1846.

Children of NANCY ROSS and ROBERT SMITH are:

i.SAMUEL ROSS5 SMITH.

ii.MARY SMITH.

iii.ROBERT SMITH.

iv.DAVID SMITH.

v.THOMAS SMITH, b. Bet. 1800 - 1899.

vi.MARY ANN SMITH, b. July 27, 1818, GARRARD CO KY; d. January 29, 1911, MITCHELL KANSAS.

16. DAVID GORDON4 ROSS (ELIZABETH3 GORDON, SAMUEL2, ROBERT1) was born July 18, 1809 in GARRARD CO. KENTUCKY, and died January 22, 1888 in GARRARD CO. KENTUCKY. He married EDNA SIMS in GARRARD. She was born August 11, 1821 in KENTUCKY, and died January 22, 1880 in GARRARD CO.KY.

Children of DAVID ROSS and EDNA SIMS are:

i.WILLIAM5 ROSS, m. IDA HOLMES.

ii.ANGELINE ROSS, b. December 11, 1842, GARRARD CO KY; d. August 20, 1885, GARRARD CO. KY; m. JAMES GENTRY HAWLEY, 1874, GARRARD CO KY (BOOK 11 PAGE 162 A); b. November 27, 1844; d. December 24, 1913, GARRARD CO KY.

53.iii.DAVID GORDON ROSS, b. October 15, 1843, GARRARD CO KY; d. August 06, 1902, GARRARD CO KY.

iv.LOUVISA ROSS, b. June 30, 1849, GARRARD CO KY; d. February 20, 1888, GARRARD CO KY; m. (1) J W ROSS, July 05, 1870; b. 1834, GARRARD CO; d. BEFORE 1874; m. (2) JOHN TANKERSLEY, December 22, 1874, GARRARD CO KY(BOOK 12 PAGE 9); b. September 03, 1851, GARRARD CO KY; d. February 02, 1934, GARRARD CO KY.

v.MILDRED ROSS, b. 1853.

vi.ARCHIBALD ROSS, b. 1855, GARRARD CO KY; m. MELISSA JANE DEBOARD, January 25, 1877, GARRARD CO KY (BOOK 12 PAGE 237); b. 1856.

vii.HANNAH E. ROSS, b. January 22, 1855, GARRARD CO KY; d. January 02, 1877, GARRARD CO KY; m. (1) E.D.COOLEY; m. (2) DARBY MOORE, October 17, 1874; b. NEW YORK.

54.viii.ROBERT SAMUEL ROSS, b. November 28, 1856, GARRARD CO KY; d. February 28, 1892, GARRARD CO KY.

ix.JAMES L. ROSS, b. 1859, GARRARD CO. KY; m. BELLE TANKERSLEY, October 31, 1883, GARRARD CO (BOOK 14 PAGE; b. April 30, 1860, GARRARD CO KY; d. November 04, 1948, GARRARD CO KY.

x.NANNIE ROSS, b. 1859, GARRARD CO KY; m. E.D. COOLEY, December 23, 1875, MADISON; b. 1855.

17. MARY4 GORDON (SAMUEL GORDON3 JR., SAMUEL2 GORDON, ROBERT1) was born October 10, 1791 in Maury Co., Tennessee, and died Abt. 1835 in Tennessee. She married ROBERT ARNOLD December 06, 1810 in Maury Co., Tennessee, son of THOMAS ARNOLD and FRANCES JENNINGS.

Notes for MARY GORDON:

Mary never came to Alabama, she died in Tennessee, but some of her childrencame to Alabama with her brothers. Her grandson, Edward E. Lyon, married her brother, Francis Gordon's granddaughter, Ida Caroline Gordon, they were second cousins.

Notes for ROBERT ARNOLD:

After Mary's death, Robert remarried but there were no children by the second marriage.

Marriage Notes for MARY GORDON and ROBERT ARNOLD:

Bondsman was Moses Arnold.

TN Marriage Records 1807-1837. Compiled by Virginia Wood Alexander and Rose Harris Priest (1962).

Children of MARY GORDON and ROBERT ARNOLD are:

i.ELIZA5 ARNOLD, b. Carroll Co., Tennessee.

ii.ELIZABETH ARNOLD, b. Carroll Co., Tennessee.

iii.JANE OR JAMES ARNOLD, b. 1832, Carroll Co., Tennessee.

55.iv.MARY ANN ARNOLD, b. Carroll Co., Tennessee.

v.RACHEL ARNOLD, b. Carroll Co., Tennessee; m. CHARLES WALDROM KEY, November 25, 1843; b. 1818, South Carolina; d. March 1870, Lowndes Co., Alabama.

vi.SAMUEL ARNOLD, b. Carroll Co., Tennessee.

vii.SUSAN ARNOLD, b. Carroll Co., Tennessee.

viii.LOUISA ARNOLD, b. 1811, Carroll Co., Tennessee.

ix.THOMAS ARNOLD, b. 1812, Carroll Co., Tennessee.

56.x.AGNES ARNOLD, b. Abt. 1820, Carroll Co., Tennessee; d. Aft. 1881, Franklin Co., Arkansas.

57.xi.DAVID GORDON ARNOLD, b. Abt. 1825, Carroll Co., Tennessee.

xii.FRANCIS MARION ARNOLD, b. 1830, Carroll Co., Tennessee; m. CAROLINE C. HARDING, November 01, 1854, Lowndes Co., Alabama.

Notes for FRANCIS MARION ARNOLD:

Moved to Texas

58.xiii.SARAH CAROLINE ARNOLD, b. October 10, 1832, Carroll Co., Tennessee; d. May 11, 1874, Gordonville, Lowndes Co., Alabama.

59.xiv.RHODA ANGELINE ARNOLD, b. 1835, Carroll Co., Tennessee.

18. SAMUEL4 GORDON III (SAMUEL GORDON3 JR., SAMUEL2 GORDON, ROBERT1) was born February 08, 1793 in Maury Co., Tennessee, and died October 27, 1878 in Gordonville, Lowndes Co., Alabama. He married ELIZABETH "BETSY" GILLILAND November 20, 1819. She was born 1793 in North Carolina, and died 1896.

Notes for SAMUEL GORDON III:

Sam served in the "Battle of New Orleans" in 1815 as a private in Captain Owen's Company, Tennessee Volunteers when he was a young man of 21 or 22. The following incident was told years later by his great nephew, Judge Francis Gordon "Frank" Caffey, who was one of the twin sons of Dr. Hugh William Caffey and his second wife, Alabama Gordon, daughter of Major Francis Gordon and Elizabeth Wells Caperton.

"After the battle was over, the defeated English soldiers were preparing to return to England. (This same English Army, incidentally, was the Army that defeated Napoleon at Waterloo the following June).

"Old Uncle Sam Gordon, originally of Spring Hill, Tennessee, who later settled in the community of Gordonville, Lowndes Co., Alabama, wasn't quite through with the War. He had one last pleasure of which to partake. And soon that pleasure came walking down the street... it was Lord Pakenham himself, (the British Commanding General) who was the brother-in-law of the Duke of Wellington.

"The story goes this way: When he saw Lord Pakenham, he fired and shot the British Commander right between the eyes. Later, when he was asked whether he could substantiate his belief that he had been the man who killed the great General, Gordon remarked: "I know I did it, 'cause I drew a bead on him, and I never miss at that range."

Lord Pakenham was then pickled in a keg of rum and shipped back to England on the same ship with the defeated soldiers to receive in his native land a burial befitting to a man of his position.

"And you know," said Judge Caffey, "the soldiers on the boat got so thirsty between here and England that ....well, by the time they arrived in England, Old Pakenham was in quite a bad shape." Samuel was one of the five brothers to found Gordonville, Alabama.

More About SAMUEL GORDON III:

Burial: Gordonville, Lowndes Co., Alabama

Children of SAMUEL GORDON and ELIZABETH GILLILAND are:

60.i.DAVID ANDREW5 GORDON, b. Abt. 1820; d. Abt. 1866.

61.ii.FRANCIS GORDON II, b. January 03, 1823; d. August 04, 1880, Lowndes Co., Alabama.

62.iii.JAMES KENNEDY GORDON, b. October 24, 1826, Lowndes Co., Alabama; d. September 04, 1888, Lowndes Co., Alabama.

19. FRANCIS4 GORDON, MAJOR (SAMUEL GORDON3 JR., SAMUEL2 GORDON, ROBERT1) was born January 04, 1795 in Springhill, Tennessee, and died October 1867 in Lowndes Co., Alabama. He married ELIZABETH WELLS (BETSY) CAPERTON September 24, 1817, daughter of JAMES CAPERTON and SALLIE WELLS. She was born September 11, 1798 in Kentucky, and died February 09, 1851 in Lowndes Co., Alabama.

Notes for FRANCIS GORDON, MAJOR:

Francis served in the Creek Indian War and in the War of 1813-1814 as a private in Captain Archibald McKinney's Company of cavalry, Colonel Robert H. Dyer's Regiment, Tennessee volunteers, and in Captain Glenn Owen's of the same regiment. It is a tradition that they were with General Andrew Jackson in his Alabama campaigns and in the battle of New Orleans. He was one of the five brothers to founded Gordonville, Alabama.

More About FRANCIS GORDON, MAJOR:

Burial: October 1867, Gordonville, Lowndes Co., Alabama

More About ELIZABETH WELLS (BETSY) CAPERTON:

Burial: February 1851, Gordonville, Lowndes Co., Alabama

Children of FRANCIS GORDON and ELIZABETH CAPERTON are:

63.i.SARA ANN5 GORDON, b. June 28, 1818, Maury Co., Tennessee; d. December 01, 1865, Lowndes Co., Alabama.

ii.ELIZA GORDON, b. October 05, 1819, Maury Co., Tennessee; d. July 07, 1842, Lowndes Co., Alabama.

Notes for ELIZA GORDON:

She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her tombstone inscription reads: "Faithful in discharge of her religious duties, as a daughter, dutiful and affectionate, as a sister, fond and confiding, and as a friend, faithful and true. Her mortal remains repose beneath this stone, her immortal spirit as we fondly trust enjoys the bliss of the just made perfect in another and better world. Peace to her remains."

More About ELIZA GORDON:

Burial: July 1842, Gordonville, Lowndes Co., Alabama

iii.JANE RACHEL GORDON, b. December 26, 1820, Maury Co., Tennessee; d. April 26, 1847, Rocky Mount, Alabama; m. JOSEPH SIDNEY REESE, February 23, 1842.

More About JANE RACHEL GORDON:

Burial: April 1847, Rocky Mount Plantation Cem.

64.iv.SUSAN COLA GORDON, b. November 11, 1822, Maury Co., Tennessee; d. March 03, 1856, Collirene, Lowndes Co., Al.

65.v.MARY ELIZABETH GORDON, b. February 23, 1824, Maury Co., Tennessee.

66.vi.FRANCES NANCY GORDON, b. November 13, 1827, Maury Co., Tennessee; d. July 07, 1888, Benton, Alabama.

vii.CASSANDRA BOONE GORDON, b. August 20, 1829, Maury Co., Tennessee; d. June 25, 1913.

67.viii.THOMAS NILES GORDON, b. April 18, 1831, Maury Co., Tennessee; d. October 05, 1858, Gordonville, Lowndes Co., Alabama.

68.ix.LUCY CAIN GORDON, b. February 26, 1833, Maury Co., Tennessee; d. March 20, 1857, Lowndes Co., Alabama.

x.MATILDA ASENATH GORDON, b. July 08, 1835, Maury Co., Tennessee; d. December 24, 1928.

xi.(C.S.A.) DAVID GORDON, b. October 18, 1837, Maury Co., Tennessee; d. June 17, 1862, Richmond, Virginia.

Notes for (C.S.A.) DAVID GORDON:

He was a student at Marion Institute in Marion, Alabama (where he narrowly escaped death in 1853, by jumping from a window of the burning college building), at the time of his enlistment, in the Confederate States Army. He was mustered in with the Hayneville Guards, Company E, 6th Alabama Infantry Regulars (later Company "M"). He was wounded in the "Battle of Seven Pines" May 31, 1862 and later died of those wounds (a bullet wound in the belly). While at the "Battle of Manassas," (July of 1861) he wrote a letter home describing the death of his nephew, Frank Haralson Browning (son of William & Susan "Gordon" Browning). David never married.

xii.TENNESSEE GORDON, b. September 01, 1839, Maury Co., Tennessee; d. October 05, 1863, Lowndes Co., Alabama.

Notes for TENNESSEE GORDON:

She got her name by being their last child born in the state of Tennessee. She never married.

69.xiii.ALABAMA GORDON, b. May 06, 1842, Alabama; d. October 06, 1921, Verbena, Alabama.

20. DAVID4 GORDON (SAMUEL GORDON3 JR., SAMUEL2 GORDON, ROBERT1) was born July 27, 1797 in Kentucky, and died 1867 in Lowndes Co., Alabama. He married (1) SUSAN M. CAPERTON August 24, 1824 in Williamson Co., Tennessee, daughter of JAMES CAPERTON and SALLIE WELLS. She was born Abt. 1806, and died September 03, 1829. He married (2) LUCY W. HARRISON May 17, 1832 in Autauga Co., Alabama. She was born 1797 in Georgia.

Notes for DAVID GORDON:

He was one of the five brothers to found Gordonville, Alabama. He had land grants in Autauga County and Lowndes County in 1832.

One record says that David kind of lost his mind after the death of his only son in the war and the freeing of his slaves who numbered over 100. This information from Susan (Sue) Josephine Gordon, daughter of James Logan Gordon who married Miles Curtis Childers.

According to the 1868-1870 estate settlement papers for David Gordon, he died intestate with estate insolvent. He owned 977 acres of land, an old dwelling on market Street in Benton, with gin house, scrue, outbuildings, "the Temperance Hall Lot" in Benton, Stock in the schoolroom, land at Gordonville on the Mt. Willing and Benton Road, and a gold watch valued at $75. He had sold 10 acres of land in Benton to Milton P. Harrison (a physician) for a residence prior to his death. No mention is made of his wife, Lucy W. Harrison Gordon, in settlement papers, so she evidently preceded him in death. Frank L. Johnson was named administrator of his estate. He was later removed as administrator by order of the court 18 Mar. 1875. He owed the estate $2,285.87. The court appointed Guardian Ad Litem of the minor heirs (children of James Caperton Gordon and Susan Ann Lochridge Gordon) who were living in Spring Hill, Maury Co., TN at the time, denied the allegations that the estate was insolvent and would have to be sold to pay the debts: "I deny all allegations in the foregoing petition to sell the land to pay the debts of David Gordon and require strict proof of the same," H. R. Rugeley. But the estate was auctioned off on the 1st Monday in Dec 1870. Land was sold to pay the debts. (His metallic burial case cost $150.00)

From Deed Book 5, pages 256-257, Lowndes Co., Alabama, Probate Office, Lowndes Co. Courthouse, Hayneville, Alabama. On February 21, 1844, David and Lucy W. Gordon deeded the "five acres, more or less," described, to the Ash Creek Baptist Church "through their deacons Moses Pierce and Alfred Crawford..in consideration of $30." It was signed by David and Lucy W. Gordon, witnessed by James O. Miller and Zebulon Rudulph, Sr. Another sworn statement on 3-4-44 attests to the signatures on deed and names the longest side of the property for "convenience in placing the burial ground." The latter statement is signed by David and Lucy W. Gordon and Zebulon Rudulph, recorded 3-18-44. Zebulon Rudulph (Sr.) was a deacon at Ash Creek Church for many years.

More About SUSAN M. CAPERTON:

Burial: Ivy Creek Cem., Autauga Co, Al

Notes for LUCY W. HARRISON:

She was a widow and her maiden name was Miller. She probably preceded David in death.

Children of DAVID GORDON and SUSAN CAPERTON are:

i.FRANCIS CALLOWAY5 GORDON, b. April 20, 1827; d. December 13, 1829, Autauga Co., Alabama.

Notes for FRANCIS CALLOWAY GORDON:

He is buried in the Ivy Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Autauga County, Alabama, beside his mother.

70.ii.(C.S.A.) JAMES CAPERTON GORDON, b. August 16, 1828; d. September 02, 1864, Atlanta, Georgia.

21. JAMES H.4 GORDON (SAMUEL GORDON3 JR., SAMUEL2 GORDON, ROBERT1) was born May 29, 1799 in Kentucky, and died Abt. 1858. He married NANCY CARLIN August 19, 1827 in Williamson Co., Tennessee. She was born 1804 in Virginia, and died Aft. 1870.

Notes for JAMES H. GORDON:

Could his middle name have possibly been HERRON??

Children of JAMES GORDON and NANCY CARLIN are:

i.ELIZABETH5 GORDON, b. Abt. 1832, Alabama.

71.ii.ANDREW K. GORDON, b. Abt. 1834, Alabama.

iii.ELIZA A. GORDON, b. Abt. 1837, Alabama.

iv.SUSAN F. GORDON, b. Abt. 1839, Alabama.

v.JAMES F. GORDON, b. Abt. 1839, Alabama.

vi.MARY A. GORDON, b. Abt. 1843, Alabama.

vii.ALICE GORDON, b. Abt. 1845, Alabama.

viii.WILLIAM T. GORDON, b. Abt. 1848, Alabama.

22. RACHEL4 GORDON (SAMUEL GORDON3 JR., SAMUEL2 GORDON, ROBERT1) was born April 29, 1801 in Maury Co., Tennessee. She married JOHN ARNOLD in Maury Co., Tennessee, son of THOMAS ARNOLD and FRANCES JENNINGS. He was born 1799 in Georgia, and died April 11, 1864 in Morgan Co., Illinois.

Notes for RACHEL GORDON:

David Gordon Lyon of Harvard University, Cambridge, MA had all the details of the Gordon-Arnold branch.

Notes for JOHN ARNOLD:

Children named in his 1864 Will are John J. Arnold, Thomas N., William C., David M., Agnes H. Kennedy, Elizabeth A. Butler and Hestetia Arnold. He leaves $25.00 to granddaughter, Mary Jane Hamilton. Executors are son, John Jennings Arnold, and son-in-law, Jacob J. Butler. John is buried in Franklin Cemetery, Morgan Co., Illinois near grandson, George Arnold, son of John J. Arnold, and granddaughter, Wealthy Arnold, daughter of David McCoy Arnold. Information is from census records and stones in the cemetery at Franklin, Illinois, marriage records of his children in Morgan, Sangamon and Macoupin Counties. Much of the information came from the WOODS and LUTTRELL family records researched by Mrs. Myra Martin and Mrs. James Woods of Waverly, Illinois that were in the possession of Mrs. Donald Woods. The Kansas death certificate of John Jennings Arnold says that his mother's maiden name was Rachel Gordon. The total number of children of John and Rachel is still uncertain at this time.

More About JOHN ARNOLD:

Burial: Franklin Cemetery, Morgan Co., Illinois

Children of RACHEL GORDON and JOHN ARNOLD are:

i.JAMES5 ARNOLD, d. Bef. April 11, 1864, Morgan Co., Illinouis.

Notes for JAMES ARNOLD:

James certainly must have died before his father's Will was made as he's not named in the Will.

More About JAMES ARNOLD:

Burial: Franklin Cemetery, Morgan Co., Illinois

72.ii.ROSELINDA ARNOLD, b. June 1824, Tennessee; d. July 11, 1849, Morgan Co., Illinois.

73.iii.ELIZABETH ANGELINE ARNOLD, b. Abt. 1826, Tennessee.

74.iv.JOHN JENNINGS ARNOLD, b. February 01, 1828, Tennessee near the Tennessee River; d. January 02, 1912, Clearwater, Kansas.

75.v.THOMAS NEWTON ARNOLD, b. May 08, 1829, Morgan Co., Illinois; d. November 27, 1890, Virden, Macoupin Co., Illinois.

vi.ANDREW H. ARNOLD, b. 1830.

76.vii.AGNES H. ARNOLD, b. Abt. 1832, Morgan Co., Illinois.

77.viii.DAVID MCCOY ARNOLD, b. Abt. 1834, Morgan Co., Illinois.

78.ix.WILLIAM CARROLL ARNOLD, b. April 08, 1835, Morgan Co., Illinois; d. May 13, 1897, Morgan Co., Illinois.

x.SUSAN R. ARNOLD, b. 1837.

xi.HESTETIA ARNOLD, b. Abt. 1843.

xii.NANCY C. ARNOLD, b. 1844.

23. JANE4 GORDON (SAMUEL GORDON3 JR., SAMUEL2 GORDON, ROBERT1) was born June 22, 1805 in Maury Co., Tennessee. She married BENJAMIN D. S. WATKINS December 12, 1830 in St. Clair Co., Alabama, son of LEWIS WATKINS and POLLY. He was born 1805 in South Carolina, and died in Texas.

Children of JANE GORDON and BENJAMIN WATKINS are:

i.DAVID H.5 WATKINS, b. 1832, St. Clair Co., Alabama; m. MATILDA A..

ii.ANNA WATKINS, b. 1833, St. Clair Co., Alabama.

iii.RACHEL ANN WATKINS, b. January 27, 1833, St. Clair Co., Alabama; d. January 22, 1915, Shelby Co., Texas.

Notes for RACHEL ANN WATKINS:

She was listed as a school teacher and widow living with her mother in the 1870 Texas census.

79.iv.MARTHA E. WATKINS, b. 1837, St. Clair Co., Alabama.

v.LOUIS GORDON WATKINS, b. 1838, Shelby Co., Texas.

vi.WILLIAM CRAWFORD WATKINS, b. 1842, Shelby Co., Texas.

vii.MARGARET WATKINS, b. 1846, Shelby Co., Texas.

24. ANDREW (ANDY)4 GORDON (SAMUEL GORDON3 JR., SAMUEL2 GORDON, ROBERT1) was born July 23, 1807 in Maury Co., Tennessee, and died February 20, 1855 in Lowndes Co., Alabama. He married (1) SARAH AMELIA COSNAHON July 28, 1836. He married (2) AMANDA MALVINA TOLSON May 20, 1841 in Lowndes Co., Alabama, daughter of FREDERICK TOLSON and CHARITY JAMES. She was born in North Carolina, and died December 19, 1844 in Lowndes Co., Alabama. He married (3) MARTHA A. CORRER August 27, 1846 in Lowndes Co., Alabama. She was born Abt. 1827 in Alabama.

Notes for ANDREW (ANDY) GORDON:

He died at his residence near Ash Creek Church, Lowndes County, Alabama.

More About ANDREW (ANDY) GORDON:

Burial: Gordonville, Lowndes Co., Alabama in the Gordon Cemetery behind the old Ash Creek Baptist Churh site.

Marriage Notes for ANDREW GORDON and AMANDA TOLSON:

Record of the marriage is posted in Marriage Book 1 performed by William Rice, MG.

Marriage Notes for ANDREW GORDON and MARTHA CORRER:

Record of this marriage is in Marriage Book 1, page 464 performed by Richard B. Cater, MG. Martha's surname is shown to be "CONNER"

Children of ANDREW GORDON and AMANDA TOLSON are:

80.i.ROBERT ERWIN5 GORDON, SR. (C.S.A.), b. February 20, 1842, Lowndes Co., Alabama; d. March 16, 1931, Hamilton Co., Texas.

81.ii.I (C.S.A.) THOMAS TOLSON GORDON, b. November 19, 1844, Lowndes Co., Alabama; d. October 05, 1923, Lott, Texas.

Children of ANDREW GORDON and MARTHA CORRER are:

iii.SARAH (SALLIE) E.5 GORDON, b. Abt. 1846, Lowndes Co., Alabama; m. H.N. CONNOR, Bef. 1871.

Notes for SARAH (SALLIE) E. GORDON:

In 1860, Sallie was living in Huntsville, Texas with her mother. In 1871, she was married and living somewhere in Texas.

iv.FRANCES (FANNIE) E. GORDON, b. Abt. 1847, Lowndes Co., Alabama; m. JOHN R. PETTIT, Bef. 1871.

82.v.SAMUEL M. GORDON, b. September 01, 1849, Lowndes Co., Alabama; d. February 10, 1926, Harris Co., Texas.

vi.LAURA A. GORDON, b. Abt. 1851, Lowndes Co., Alabama.

Notes for LAURA A. GORDON:

In 1860, Laura was living in Huntsville, Texas with her mother. In 1871, she was living with her sister, Sallie Connor, somewhere in Texas.

vii.DANIEL C. GORDON, b. December 01, 1852, Gordonville, Lowndes Co., Alabama; d. April 16, 1858, Huntsville, Texas.

Notes for DANIEL C. GORDON:

Thanks to the Corresponding Secretary of the Genealogical Society of Walker County, Huntsville, Texas, Daniel's grave was found in Oakwood Cemetery in downtown Huntsville. The same cemetery that the legendary Sam Houston was later buried in.

The inscription on his horizontal tombstone reads: "Sacred to the memory of Daniel C., son of Andrew and Martha A. Gordon, born in Lowndes Co., Alabama Dec. 1, 1852, died in Huntsville, Texas April 16th 1858, aged 5 years & 3 mo's. Jesus said; "Suffer Little Children To Come Unto Me And Forbid Them Not, For Of Such Is The Kingdom Of Heaven"

The middle initial in Daniel's name could be his mother's maiden name.

25. ELIZA4 GORDON (SAMUEL GORDON3 JR., SAMUEL2 GORDON, ROBERT1) was born July 30, 1809 in Maury Co., Tennessee, and died August 22, 1886 in St. Clair Co., Alabama, near Ragland. She married SAMUEL REED April 27, 1847 in St. Clair Co., Alabama, near Ragland, son of JAMES REED and EUNICE G.. He was born September 22, 1818 in Georgia, and died December 03, 1883 in St. Clair Co., Alabama, near Ragland.

More About ELIZA GORDON:

Burial: Methodist Church Cemetery, Ragland, Al

More About SAMUEL REED:

Burial: Methodist Church Cemetery, Ragland, Al

Child of ELIZA GORDON and SAMUEL REED is:

83.i.JAMES F.5 REED, b. June 17, 1850, Trout Creek, Ala (now Ragland); d. Aft. June 17, 1926, Albertville, Marshall Co., Alabama.

 

Generation No 4 (Part 1)

Submitted by Fred Gordon