George Washington Tidler1

     George Washington Tidler was in military service in the Civil War on the Confederate side circa 1862. He was in Stonewall Jackson's army. He was captured and imprisoned at Camp Chase, then on Rock Island in the Mississippi River.1 He married Sarah Frances Quaintance, daughter of Henry Harford Quaintance and Sarah Frances Snyder, on 28 May 1868.1

Citations

  1. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Genealogy of the Quaintance Family in Virginia and Kentucky (Englewood, Colorado: Self published, 1968), Page 46. Hereinafter cited as Quaintances of Va. & Ky.

Dr. Oscar Ringold Quaintance1

b. 7 December 1850, d. 3 January 1944
     Dr. Oscar Ringold Quaintance was born on 7 December 1850 in Rappahannock County, Virginia.1 He was the son of Henry Harford Quaintance and Sarah Frances Snyder.2 Dr. Oscar Ringold Quaintance was a physician in Slate Mills, Culpeper County, Virginia.1 He married Lelia Mallory on 18 November 1875.1 Dr. Oscar Ringold Quaintance died on 3 January 1944 in Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia, at age 93.1

Children of Dr. Oscar Ringold Quaintance and Lelia Mallory

Citations

  1. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Genealogy of the Quaintance Family in Virginia and Kentucky (Englewood, Colorado: Self published, 1968), Page 46. Hereinafter cited as Quaintances of Va. & Ky.
  2. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Quaintances of Va. & Ky., Page 43.

Lelia Mallory1

d. 3 March 1927
     Lelia Mallory married Dr. Oscar Ringold Quaintance, son of Henry Harford Quaintance and Sarah Frances Snyder, on 18 November 1875.1 Lelia Mallory died on 3 March 1927.1

Children of Lelia Mallory and Dr. Oscar Ringold Quaintance

Citations

  1. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Genealogy of the Quaintance Family in Virginia and Kentucky (Englewood, Colorado: Self published, 1968), Page 46. Hereinafter cited as Quaintances of Va. & Ky.

James Aylette Quaintance1

b. 13 March 1853, d. 28 December 1936
     James Aylette Quaintance was born on 13 March 1853 in Rappahannock County, Virginia.1 He was the son of Henry Harford Quaintance and Sarah Frances Snyder.2 James Aylette Quaintance married Julia Alice Brown on 8 February 1877 in Peola Mills, Rappahannock County, Virginia.1 James Aylette Quaintance died on 28 December 1936 at age 83.1

Children of James Aylette Quaintance and Julia Alice Brown

Citations

  1. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Genealogy of the Quaintance Family in Virginia and Kentucky (Englewood, Colorado: Self published, 1968), Page 47. Hereinafter cited as Quaintances of Va. & Ky.
  2. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Quaintances of Va. & Ky., Page 43.

Julia Alice Brown1

b. 25 December 1858, d. 3 February 1931
     Julia Alice Brown was born on 25 December 1858.1 She married James Aylette Quaintance, son of Henry Harford Quaintance and Sarah Frances Snyder, on 8 February 1877 in Peola Mills, Rappahannock County, Virginia.1 Julia Alice Brown died on 3 February 1931 at age 72.1

Children of Julia Alice Brown and James Aylette Quaintance

Citations

  1. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Genealogy of the Quaintance Family in Virginia and Kentucky (Englewood, Colorado: Self published, 1968), Page 47. Hereinafter cited as Quaintances of Va. & Ky.

Virginia Belle Quaintance1

b. 1856, d. 1863
     Virginia Belle Quaintance was born in 1856 in Rappahannock County, Virginia.1 She was the daughter of Henry Harford Quaintance and Sarah Frances Snyder.2 Virginia Belle Quaintance died in 1863 in Rappahannock County, Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Genealogy of the Quaintance Family in Virginia and Kentucky (Englewood, Colorado: Self published, 1968), Page 47. Hereinafter cited as Quaintances of Va. & Ky.
  2. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Quaintances of Va. & Ky., Page 43.

Mary Katherine Quaintance1

b. 1858, d. 1863
     Mary Katherine Quaintance was born in 1858 in Rappahannock County, Virginia.1 She was the daughter of Henry Harford Quaintance and Sarah Frances Snyder.2 Mary Katherine Quaintance died in 1863 in Rappahannock County, Virginia.1

Citations

  1. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Genealogy of the Quaintance Family in Virginia and Kentucky (Englewood, Colorado: Self published, 1968), Page 47. Hereinafter cited as Quaintances of Va. & Ky.
  2. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Quaintances of Va. & Ky., Page 43.

Laura Ella Quaintance1

b. 1859, d. 1863
     Laura Ella Quaintance was born in 1859.1 She was the daughter of Henry Harford Quaintance and Sarah Frances Snyder.2 Laura Ella Quaintance died in 1863.1

Citations

  1. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Genealogy of the Quaintance Family in Virginia and Kentucky (Englewood, Colorado: Self published, 1968), Page 47. Hereinafter cited as Quaintances of Va. & Ky.
  2. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Quaintances of Va. & Ky., Page 43.

Carrie Lee Quaintance1

b. 26 July 1862, d. 1945
     Carrie Lee Quaintance was born on 26 July 1862 in Rappahannock County, Virginia.1 She was the daughter of Henry Harford Quaintance and Sarah Frances Snyder.2 Carrie Lee Quaintance married Walter Burgess on 23 December 1878 in Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia.1 Carrie Lee Quaintance died in 1945.1

Children of Carrie Lee Quaintance and Walter Burgess

Citations

  1. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Genealogy of the Quaintance Family in Virginia and Kentucky (Englewood, Colorado: Self published, 1968), Page 47. Hereinafter cited as Quaintances of Va. & Ky.
  2. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Quaintances of Va. & Ky., Page 43.

Walter Burgess1

b. 5 January 1850, d. 25 October 1925
     Walter Burgess was born on 5 January 1850.1 He married Carrie Lee Quaintance, daughter of Henry Harford Quaintance and Sarah Frances Snyder, on 23 December 1878 in Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia.1 Walter Burgess died on 25 October 1925 at age 75.1

Children of Walter Burgess and Carrie Lee Quaintance

Citations

  1. [S1] Alfred M. Quaintance, Genealogy of the Quaintance Family in Virginia and Kentucky (Englewood, Colorado: Self published, 1968), Page 47. Hereinafter cited as Quaintances of Va. & Ky.

Peter Gordon1,2

b. 7 May 1703, d. 21 April 1770
Peter Gordon
     Peter Gordon was born on 7 May 1703 in Monmouth County, New Jersey.1,2 He was the son of Charles Gordon and Lydia Hampton.1,2 Peter Gordon married Margaret Melvin, daughter of James Melvin, circa 1728 in Monmouth County, New Jersey.1 Peter Gordon married Mary Craig, daughter of Archibald Craig and Mary Millar, on 13 December 1742 in Monmouth County, New Jersey.1 Peter Gordon died on 21 April 1770 in Monmouth County, New Jersey, at age 66.1 He was buried in Old Tennent Church Cemetery, Monmouth County, New Jersey.3

Children of Peter Gordon and Margaret Melvin

Children of Peter Gordon and Mary Craig

Citations

  1. [S19] William S. Hornor, This Old Monmouth of Ours (Cottonport: Polyanthos, reprint 1974), Page 251. Hereinafter cited as This Old Monmouth.
  2. [S22] Charles and Peter Gordon, CD182 Family History: New Jersey Genealogies #1, Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Volume II, Five New Jersey Bible Records, Gordon Family (Novato, California: Broderbund Software, 1998);. Hereinafter cited as Charles Gordon bible.
  3. [S38] Peter Gordon Headstone, Old Tennent Church Cemetery, Monmouth County, New Jersey; W. Douglas Gordon, Apr 2001.
  4. [S19] William S. Hornor, This Old Monmouth, Page 251. This source confuses this Lewis with the Lewis born in 1754, assuming they are the same person with two birth dates given.

Mary Craig1

     Mary Craig was the daughter of Archibald Craig and Mary Millar.1 Mary Craig married Peter Gordon, son of Charles Gordon and Lydia Hampton, on 13 December 1742 in Monmouth County, New Jersey.1

Children of Mary Craig and Peter Gordon

Citations

  1. [S19] William S. Hornor, This Old Monmouth of Ours (Cottonport: Polyanthos, reprint 1974), Page 251. Hereinafter cited as This Old Monmouth.

Margaret Melvin1

b. 2 January 1708, d. before 1742
     Margaret Melvin was born on 2 January 1708.1 She was the daughter of James Melvin.1 Margaret Melvin married Peter Gordon, son of Charles Gordon and Lydia Hampton, circa 1728 in Monmouth County, New Jersey.1 Margaret Melvin died before 1742. Date assumed due to marriage to Mary Craig in 1742.1

Children of Margaret Melvin and Peter Gordon

Citations

  1. [S19] William S. Hornor, This Old Monmouth of Ours (Cottonport: Polyanthos, reprint 1974), Page 251. Hereinafter cited as This Old Monmouth.

James Gordon1

b. 9 May 1728
     James Gordon was born on 9 May 1728 in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey.1 He was the son of Peter Gordon and Margaret Melvin.2,1

Citations

  1. [S22] Charles and Peter Gordon, CD182 Family History: New Jersey Genealogies #1, Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Volume II, Five New Jersey Bible Records, Gordon Family (Novato, California: Broderbund Software, 1998);. Hereinafter cited as Charles Gordon bible.
  2. [S19] William S. Hornor, This Old Monmouth of Ours (Cottonport: Polyanthos, reprint 1974), Page 251. Hereinafter cited as This Old Monmouth.

Lydia Gordon1

b. 8 April 1730
     Lydia Gordon was born on 8 April 1730 in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey.1 She was the daughter of Peter Gordon and Margaret Melvin.2,1 Lydia Gordon married (?) Furman.

Citations

  1. [S22] Charles and Peter Gordon, CD182 Family History: New Jersey Genealogies #1, Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Volume II, Five New Jersey Bible Records, Gordon Family (Novato, California: Broderbund Software, 1998);. Hereinafter cited as Charles Gordon bible.
  2. [S19] William S. Hornor, This Old Monmouth of Ours (Cottonport: Polyanthos, reprint 1974), Page 251. Hereinafter cited as This Old Monmouth.

Charles Gordon1

b. 17 June 1732
     Charles Gordon was born on 17 June 1732 in Monmouth County, New Jersey.1 He was the son of Peter Gordon and Margaret Melvin.2,1

Citations

  1. [S22] Charles and Peter Gordon, CD182 Family History: New Jersey Genealogies #1, Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Volume II, Five New Jersey Bible Records, Gordon Family (Novato, California: Broderbund Software, 1998);. Hereinafter cited as Charles Gordon bible.
  2. [S19] William S. Hornor, This Old Monmouth of Ours (Cottonport: Polyanthos, reprint 1974), Page 251. Hereinafter cited as This Old Monmouth.

Catherine Gordon1

b. 17 January 1735/36
     Catherine Gordon was born on 17 January 1735/36 in Monmouth County, New Jersey.1 She was the daughter of Peter Gordon and Margaret Melvin.2,1 Catherine Gordon married Charles Barclay, son of John Barclay and Katherine Gordon, on 6 January 1756.1 Catherine Gordon died in Middlesex County, New Jersey.

Children of Catherine Gordon and Charles Barclay

Citations

  1. [S22] Charles and Peter Gordon, CD182 Family History: New Jersey Genealogies #1, Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Volume II, Five New Jersey Bible Records, Gordon Family (Novato, California: Broderbund Software, 1998);. Hereinafter cited as Charles Gordon bible.
  2. [S19] William S. Hornor, This Old Monmouth of Ours (Cottonport: Polyanthos, reprint 1974), Page 251. Hereinafter cited as This Old Monmouth.

James Barclay

b. 1758
     James Barclay was born in 1758 in Middlesex County, New Jersey. He was the son of Charles Barclay and Catherine Gordon.

Margaret Barclay1

b. 4 October 1756
     Margaret Barclay was born on 4 October 1756.1 She was the daughter of Charles Barclay and Catherine Gordon.1

Citations

  1. [S22] Charles and Peter Gordon, CD182 Family History: New Jersey Genealogies #1, Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Volume II, Five New Jersey Bible Records, Gordon Family (Novato, California: Broderbund Software, 1998);. Hereinafter cited as Charles Gordon bible.

Elsie (Alice) Gordon1

b. 4 March 1738/39
     Elsie (Alice) Gordon was born on 4 March 1738/39 in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey. She was the daughter of Peter Gordon and Margaret Melvin.2,1 Elsie (Alice) Gordon was christened on 15 April 1739 in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey.3

Citations

  1. [S22] Charles and Peter Gordon, CD182 Family History: New Jersey Genealogies #1, Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Volume II, Five New Jersey Bible Records, Gordon Family (Novato, California: Broderbund Software, 1998);. Hereinafter cited as Charles Gordon bible.
  2. [S19] William S. Hornor, This Old Monmouth of Ours (Cottonport: Polyanthos, reprint 1974), Page 251. Hereinafter cited as This Old Monmouth.
  3. [S17] Rev. Frank R. Symmes, History of the Old Tennent Church (Cranbury, New Jersey: George W. Burroughs, 1904). Hereinafter cited as History of Old Tennent Church.

Margaret Gordon1

b. 3 December 1743
     Margaret Gordon was born on 3 December 1743 in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey.1 She was the daughter of Peter Gordon and Mary Craig.2,1 Margaret Gordon was christened on 8 January 1743/44 in Monmouth County, New Jersey.3

Citations

  1. [S22] Charles and Peter Gordon, CD182 Family History: New Jersey Genealogies #1, Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Volume II, Five New Jersey Bible Records, Gordon Family (Novato, California: Broderbund Software, 1998);. Hereinafter cited as Charles Gordon bible.
  2. [S19] William S. Hornor, This Old Monmouth of Ours (Cottonport: Polyanthos, reprint 1974), Page 251. Hereinafter cited as This Old Monmouth.
  3. [S17] Rev. Frank R. Symmes, History of the Old Tennent Church (Cranbury, New Jersey: George W. Burroughs, 1904). Hereinafter cited as History of Old Tennent Church.

Maj. Peter Gordon1,2

b. 5 October 1745, d. 8 February 1835
     Maj. Peter Gordon was born on 5 October 1745 in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey.1 He was the son of Peter Gordon and Mary Craig.3,1 Maj. Peter Gordon was christened on 3 November 1745 in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey.4 He married Susanna Hunt, daughter of Wilson Hunt and Susanna Price. Maj. Peter Gordon and Susanna Hunt lived from 1775 to 1790 in Princeton, Middlesex County, New Jersey.5,6 Maj. Peter Gordon was in military service in the Revolutionary War as a Captain, and later a Brigade Major from 1776 to 1783 in New Jersey. He served in a number of areas and actions during the entire course of the war. He became a Quartermaster in the Trenton area during the later days of the war, serving right up until the capture of Cornwallis.7,8 He and Susanna Hunt lived from 1790 to 1825 in Trenton, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. This is supported by numerous notices, deed transactions, and other records indicating that Peter became a merchant in Trenton some time in the 1790's and lived there at least until the death of his wife in 1823.9,10 Maj. Peter Gordon and Col. Lewis Gordon were in partnership in a store circa 1796 in Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.11 Maj. Peter Gordon was Postmaster, appointed by Thomas Jefferson from 1 April 1801 to 1804 in Trenton, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.10 He was State Treasurer from 1804 to 1822 in New Jersey.10 He lived from 1825 to 1826 in New York, New York.9,10 He lived from 1826 to 1835 in Geneva, Ontario County, New York. He probably lived with his son, Elijah.9 He died on 8 February 1835 in Geneva, Ontario County, New York, at age 89.12 He was buried in Pulteney St. Cemetery, Geneva, Ontario County, New York.12 He was reburied in 1925 in Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva, Ontario County, New York. The Pulteney St. Cemetery was relocated due to school construction.12

Children of Maj. Peter Gordon and Susanna Hunt

Citations

  1. [S22] Charles and Peter Gordon, CD182 Family History: New Jersey Genealogies #1, Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Volume II, Five New Jersey Bible Records, Gordon Family (Novato, California: Broderbund Software, 1998);. Hereinafter cited as Charles Gordon bible.
  2. [S23] Unknown compiler, compiler, Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War (n.p.: n.pub.). Hereinafter cited as New Jersey Rev. War Register.
  3. [S19] William S. Hornor, This Old Monmouth of Ours (Cottonport: Polyanthos, reprint 1974), Page 251. Hereinafter cited as This Old Monmouth.
  4. [S17] Rev. Frank R. Symmes, History of the Old Tennent Church (Cranbury, New Jersey: George W. Burroughs, 1904). Hereinafter cited as History of Old Tennent Church.
  5. [S123] Peter Gordon entry, 1781-1785 Tax Rateables, Tax list in 1785 (last existing record) shows 264 acres of improved land, 9 horses, 11 cattle, and 1 slave, Hopewell; Hopewell Tax Rateables, 1781-1820; Hunterdon Co. Historical Society, 114 Main St., Flemington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Hereinafter cited as Hopewell Tax Rateables.
  6. [S157] "Rev. War Pension Application", Application by Peter Gordon; Personal collection of W. D. Gordon; Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan, Lists places that he lived from 1775 to 1832 or later.. Hereinafter cited as "Pension Application."
  7. [S157] "Pension Application", The application gives numerous details of his service.
  8. [S180] E. Polk Johnson, History of Kentucky and Kentuckians: The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities (Chicago - New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1912), Biographical sketch of P. G. Smoot on page 1397. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky and Kentuckians.
  9. [S157] "Pension Application", Lists places that he lived from 1775 to 1832 or later. He moved to Trenton in 1790, then to New York City briefly, and finally to Geneva.
  10. [S186] Louise Hewitt, compiler, Historic Trenton (Trenton, New Jersey: The Smith Press, 1916), Page 28. Hereinafter cited as Historic Trenton.
  11. [S190] State of New Jersey v. Benoni Field et al, New Jersey Supreme Court Case No. 35241: The case involved "a Negro man named Ben, property of Minny Gulick," who planned to "break open the store of Mesrs. Peter & Lewis Gordon.", New Jersey State Archives, 225 W. State St., Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.
  12. [S118] Unknown author, Pulteney St. Cemetery Listing (n.p.: n.pub.). Hereinafter cited as Pulteny St. Cemetery.

Susanna Hunt

b. 1752, d. 18 July 1823
Susanna (Hunt) Gordon
     Susanna Hunt was born in 1752. She was the daughter of Wilson Hunt and Susanna Price. Susanna Hunt married Maj. Peter Gordon, son of Peter Gordon and Mary Craig. Susanna Hunt and Maj. Peter Gordon lived from 1775 to 1790 in Princeton, Middlesex County, New Jersey.1,2 Susanna Hunt and Maj. Peter Gordon lived from 1790 to 1825 in Trenton, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. This is supported by numerous notices, deed transactions, and other records indicating that Peter became a merchant in Trenton some time in the 1790's and lived there at least until the death of his wife in 1823.3,4 Susanna Hunt died on 18 July 1823.5 She was buried in First Presbyterian Churchyard, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.5

Children of Susanna Hunt and Maj. Peter Gordon

Citations

  1. [S123] Peter Gordon entry, 1781-1785 Tax Rateables, Tax list in 1785 (last existing record) shows 264 acres of improved land, 9 horses, 11 cattle, and 1 slave, Hopewell; Hopewell Tax Rateables, 1781-1820; Hunterdon Co. Historical Society, 114 Main St., Flemington, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Hereinafter cited as Hopewell Tax Rateables.
  2. [S157] "Rev. War Pension Application", Application by Peter Gordon; Personal collection of W. D. Gordon; Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan, Lists places that he lived from 1775 to 1832 or later.. Hereinafter cited as "Pension Application."
  3. [S157] "Pension Application", Lists places that he lived from 1775 to 1832 or later. He moved to Trenton in 1790, then to New York City briefly, and finally to Geneva.
  4. [S186] Louise Hewitt, compiler, Historic Trenton (Trenton, New Jersey: The Smith Press, 1916), Page 28. Hereinafter cited as Historic Trenton.
  5. [S116] New Jersey Historical Society, compiler, Collections of the New Jersey Historical Society (Newark, New Jersey: New Jersey Historical Society, 1900-1920), Vol. 9. Hereinafter cited as New Jersey Hist. Collections.

Archibald Gordon

b. 2 January 1747/48, d. 27 September 1826
     Archibald Gordon was born on 2 January 1747/48 in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey.1 He was the son of Peter Gordon and Mary Craig.2,3 Archibald Gordon was christened on 21 February 1747/48 in New Jersey. He was in military service in the Revolutionary War from 1776 to 1783. He was a Captain in the Middlesex Regiment, serving every other month for the duration of the war.4 He married Siche Van Wicklen on 12 April 1779 in Middlesex County, New Jersey.1,4 Archibald Gordon died on 27 September 1826 in Middlesex County, New Jersey, at age 78.4

Child of Archibald Gordon and Siche Van Wicklen

Citations

  1. [S19] William S. Hornor, This Old Monmouth of Ours (Cottonport: Polyanthos, reprint 1974), Page 252. Hereinafter cited as This Old Monmouth.
  2. [S19] William S. Hornor, This Old Monmouth, Page 251.
  3. [S22] Charles and Peter Gordon, CD182 Family History: New Jersey Genealogies #1, Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Volume II, Five New Jersey Bible Records, Gordon Family (Novato, California: Broderbund Software, 1998);. Hereinafter cited as Charles Gordon bible.
  4. [S156] "Rev. War Pension Application", Application by Siche Gordon, widow; Personal collection of W. D. Gordon; Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan. Hereinafter cited as "Pension Application."

Mary Gordon1

b. 9 September 1750, d. 1800
     Mary Gordon was born on 9 September 1750 in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey.1 She was the daughter of Peter Gordon and Mary Craig.2,1 Mary Gordon was christened on 4 March 1751 in New Jersey.3 She married Reuben G. Runyan, son of Aaron Runyan and Sarah Stout Hyde, on 24 December 1767 in Hopewell, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.4 Mary Gordon died in 1800 in Woodford County, Kentucky.4

Children of Mary Gordon and Reuben G. Runyan

Citations

  1. [S22] Charles and Peter Gordon, CD182 Family History: New Jersey Genealogies #1, Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Volume II, Five New Jersey Bible Records, Gordon Family (Novato, California: Broderbund Software, 1998);. Hereinafter cited as Charles Gordon bible.
  2. [S19] William S. Hornor, This Old Monmouth of Ours (Cottonport: Polyanthos, reprint 1974), Page 251. Hereinafter cited as This Old Monmouth.
  3. [S17] Rev. Frank R. Symmes, History of the Old Tennent Church (Cranbury, New Jersey: George W. Burroughs, 1904). Hereinafter cited as History of Old Tennent Church.
  4. [S125] E. A. Huson Family Research Web Site, online awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=ehuson. Hereinafter cited as E. A. Huson Family Research.
  5. [S141] Susan LeGrand, "Susan LeGrand Correspondence," e-mail message from e-mail address (Illinois) to W. Douglas Gordon, Jun 2005, From obituary of William Reuben Routt. Hereinafter cited as "Susan LeGrand."

Sarah Gordon1

b. 3 October 1752, d. after 1777
     Sarah Gordon was born on 3 October 1752 in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey.1 She was the daughter of Peter Gordon and Mary Craig.2,1 Sarah Gordon was christened on 5 January 1753 in New Jersey.3 She married Daniel Voorhees. Sarah Gordon died after 1777.

Children of Sarah Gordon and Daniel Voorhees

Citations

  1. [S22] Charles and Peter Gordon, CD182 Family History: New Jersey Genealogies #1, Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Volume II, Five New Jersey Bible Records, Gordon Family (Novato, California: Broderbund Software, 1998);. Hereinafter cited as Charles Gordon bible.
  2. [S19] William S. Hornor, This Old Monmouth of Ours (Cottonport: Polyanthos, reprint 1974), Page 251. Hereinafter cited as This Old Monmouth.
  3. [S17] Rev. Frank R. Symmes, History of the Old Tennent Church (Cranbury, New Jersey: George W. Burroughs, 1904). Hereinafter cited as History of Old Tennent Church.

Daniel Voorhees

b. 1749, d. circa 1782
     Daniel Voorhees was born in 1749. He married Sarah Gordon, daughter of Peter Gordon and Mary Craig. Daniel Voorhees died circa 1782.

Children of Daniel Voorhees and Sarah Gordon

(?) Furman

     (?) Furman married Lydia Gordon, daughter of Peter Gordon and Margaret Melvin.

Effey Gordon1

b. 28 April 1756
     Effey Gordon was born on 28 April 1756 in Monmouth County, New Jersey.1 She was the daughter of Peter Gordon and Mary Craig.2,1

Citations

  1. [S22] Charles and Peter Gordon, CD182 Family History: New Jersey Genealogies #1, Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Volume II, Five New Jersey Bible Records, Gordon Family (Novato, California: Broderbund Software, 1998);. Hereinafter cited as Charles Gordon bible.
  2. [S19] William S. Hornor, This Old Monmouth of Ours (Cottonport: Polyanthos, reprint 1974), Page 251. Hereinafter cited as This Old Monmouth.

Charles Gordon1

b. 31 January 1664, d. 8 April 1740
Old Scots Graveyard
     Charles Gordon was also known as Charles Middleton.2 He was born on 31 January 1664 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.3,2 He was the son of Rev. Alexander Middleton D.D. and Margaret Gordon.2 As of after 1686, Charles Gordon was also known as Charles of Monmouth. Strong circumstantial evidence has led to the identification of Charles Gordon of Monmouth with Charles Middleton of Aberdeenshire. His mother was a Gordon, and he was also close to his uncle, Patrick Gordon. Charles' parents died in 1686 at just about the time that he probably came to America, apparently changing his surname for one of several plausible reasons. Thus we are descended from the old Gordon line, but through Charles' mother instead of his father.4,2 Charles probably arrived in the East Jersey colony in the 1680s. He came over as a servant to John Barclay, brother of the proprietor Robert Barclay of Urie, and his eventual wife was the daughter of John Hampton, who was the overseer of Robert Barclay's holdings in the colony. One of Charles' daughters also married a Barclay. This would indicate that Charles was probably a member of the family that is referred to as the "Gordons of Cluny", but the exact relationship has not been determined.

In 1689, he deeded some land to the Englishman Captain John Bowne, probably in payment for his passage on Captain Bowne's vessel. His initial status as a "servant" might indicate that he arrived in the colony without any property of his own, and with no intention to ever return to Scotland. It is even possible that he had essentially been deported or banished as a supporter of the Convenanters. But his relationships in general indicate close ties to the proprietors of the colonies, such as the Barclays and other Gordons.

He was a founder and elder of the Old Tennent Church near Freehold, as his name appears numerous times in the history of that church. He is also possibly the Gordon for whom the "Gordon's Corners" settlement near Freehold was named.1,5,6 He married Lydia Hampton, daughter of John Hampton and Katherine Cloudsley, on 3 March 1696 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey.1 Charles Gordon died on 8 April 1740 in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey, at age 76.1,2 He was buried in Old Scots Cemetery, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Grave markers were not commonly used in times before the Revolutionary War. Recent investigations of the Old Scots grounds have revealed the presence of over a hundred unmarked graves.

Children of Charles Gordon and Lydia Hampton

Citations

  1. [S19] William S. Hornor, This Old Monmouth of Ours (Cottonport: Polyanthos, reprint 1974), Page 251. Hereinafter cited as This Old Monmouth.
  2. [S224] "LegacyTree Research for James Gordon, DNA and Middleton-Gordon Link", Sep 2014, LegacyTree Genealogists (Salt Lake City, Utah), to James L. Gordon (Oklahoma); Personal collection of W. D. Gordon, Rochester Hills, Oakland County, Michigan. Hereinafter cited as "LegacyTree Research."
  3. [S180] E. Polk Johnson, History of Kentucky and Kentuckians: The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities (Chicago - New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1912), Peter Gordon Smoot's biographical sketch.. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky and Kentuckians.
  4. [S19] William S. Hornor, This Old Monmouth.
  5. [S17] Rev. Frank R. Symmes, History of the Old Tennent Church (Cranbury, New Jersey: George W. Burroughs, 1904). Hereinafter cited as History of Old Tennent Church.
  6. [S199] William Nelson, editor, The New Jersey Coast in Three Centuries, Vol. II (New York and Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1902), page 180-181. Hereinafter cited as The New Jersey Coast Vol II.
  7. [S22] Charles and Peter Gordon, CD182 Family History: New Jersey Genealogies #1, Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Volume II, Five New Jersey Bible Records, Gordon Family (Novato, California: Broderbund Software, 1998);. Hereinafter cited as Charles Gordon bible.