Kezia Parke1

     Kezia Parke was the daughter of John Parke and Charity Stout.1

Citations

  1. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, 1804-1860 (Rochester Hills, MI: privately printed, 2004), Letter GL01, Charity Sylvester to Keziah Gordon, 15 Dec 1811. Hereinafter cited as Gordon Family Papers.

Clarissa Sylvester1

     Clarissa Sylvester was born in New York.1 She was the daughter of Elisha Sylvester and Charity Stout.1

Citations

  1. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, 1804-1860 (Rochester Hills, MI: privately printed, 2004), Letter GL01, Charity Sylvester to Keziah Gordon, 15 Dec 1811. Hereinafter cited as Gordon Family Papers.

Charles Sylvester1

d. before 1811
     Charles Sylvester was born in New York.1 He was the son of Elisha Sylvester and Charity Stout.1 Charles Sylvester died before 1811 in New York. Died at 13 months of age.1

Citations

  1. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, 1804-1860 (Rochester Hills, MI: privately printed, 2004), Letter GL01, Charity Sylvester to Keziah Gordon, 15 Dec 1811. Hereinafter cited as Gordon Family Papers.

Stella Sylvester1

     Stella Sylvester was born in New York.1 She was the daughter of Elisha Sylvester and Charity Stout.1

Citations

  1. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, 1804-1860 (Rochester Hills, MI: privately printed, 2004), Letter GL01, Charity Sylvester to Keziah Gordon, 15 Dec 1811. Hereinafter cited as Gordon Family Papers.

James Pullen1

b. 1786
     James Pullen was born in 1786 in Guilford Court House, Windham County, Vermont.2 He was the son of Nicholas Pullen and Mary Jenckes.3,4 James Pullen married Sally Parke, daughter of John Parke and Charity Stout, before 1811 in New York.1,2 James Pullen died in Phelps, Ontario County, New York.2

Children of James Pullen and Sally Parke

Citations

  1. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, 1804-1860 (Rochester Hills, MI: privately printed, 2004), Letter GL01, Charity Sylvester to Keziah Gordon, 15 Dec 1811. Hereinafter cited as Gordon Family Papers.
  2. [S155] FamilySearch Ancestral File, online http://www.familysearch.org, AFN: 136M-ZW2. Hereinafter cited as Ancestral File.
  3. [S155] Ancestral File, online http://www.familysearch.org, AFN: 136M-0ZL.
  4. [S155] Ancestral File, online http://www.familysearch.org, AFN: 136M-3WP.
  5. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, Letter GL20, Charity Pullen to Peter Gordon, 6 Aug 1837.
  6. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, Letter GL21, Charity Pullen to Peter Gordon, 3 Jan 1841.
  7. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, Letter GL21, Charity Pullen to Peter Gordon, 3 Jan 1841. She mentions a "youngest brother" in addition to the two named brothers.

John Pullen1

b. before 1811
     John Pullen was born before 1811 in New York.1 He was the son of James Pullen and Sally Parke.1

Citations

  1. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, 1804-1860 (Rochester Hills, MI: privately printed, 2004), Letter GL01, Charity Sylvester to Keziah Gordon, 15 Dec 1811. Hereinafter cited as Gordon Family Papers.

Charity Pullen1

b. after 1811
     Charity Pullen was born after 1811 in New York.1 She was the daughter of James Pullen and Sally Parke.1 Charity Pullen lived in 1837 in Penfield, Monroe County, New York.1 She lived in 1841 in South Sodus, Wayne County, New York.2

Citations

  1. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, 1804-1860 (Rochester Hills, MI: privately printed, 2004), Letter GL20, Charity Pullen to Peter Gordon, 6 Aug 1837. Hereinafter cited as Gordon Family Papers.
  2. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, Letter GL21, Charity Pullen to Peter Gordon, 3 Jan 1841.

Gideon Drake1

     Gideon Drake married Mable Parke, daughter of John Parke and Charity Stout.1

Children of Gideon Drake and Mable Parke

Citations

  1. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, 1804-1860 (Rochester Hills, MI: privately printed, 2004), Letter GL01, Charity Sylvester to Keziah Gordon, 15 Dec 1811. Hereinafter cited as Gordon Family Papers.

Elvira Drake1

     Elvira Drake was the daughter of Gideon Drake and Mable Parke.1 Elvira Drake married David Stockwell, son of David Stockwell and Lucy Mills, before 1829.2

Children of Elvira Drake and David Stockwell

Citations

  1. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, 1804-1860 (Rochester Hills, MI: privately printed, 2004), Letter GL01, Charity Sylvester to Keziah Gordon, 15 Dec 1811. Hereinafter cited as Gordon Family Papers.
  2. [S137] Paul Nance, "E-mail correspondence with Paul Nance," e-mail message from e-mail address (Albany, New York) to W. D. Gordon, Dec 2004. Hereinafter cited as "Paul Nance e-mail."

John Drake1

     John Drake was the son of Gideon Drake and Mable Parke.1

Citations

  1. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, 1804-1860 (Rochester Hills, MI: privately printed, 2004), Letter GL01, Charity Sylvester to Keziah Gordon, 15 Dec 1811. Hereinafter cited as Gordon Family Papers.

James Pullen1

b. after 1811
     James Pullen was born after 1811.1 He was the son of James Pullen and Sally Parke.1

Citations

  1. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, 1804-1860 (Rochester Hills, MI: privately printed, 2004), Letter GL21, Charity Pullen to Peter Gordon, 3 Jan 1841. Hereinafter cited as Gordon Family Papers.

(?) Pullen1

b. after 1811
     (?) Pullen was born after 1811.1 He was the son of James Pullen and Sally Parke.1

Citations

  1. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, 1804-1860 (Rochester Hills, MI: privately printed, 2004), Letter GL21, Charity Pullen to Peter Gordon, 3 Jan 1841. She mentions a "youngest brother" in addition to the two named brothers. Hereinafter cited as Gordon Family Papers.

(?) Pullen1

b. after 1811
     (?) Pullen was born after 1811.1 She was the daughter of James Pullen and Sally Parke.1

Citations

  1. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, 1804-1860 (Rochester Hills, MI: privately printed, 2004), Letter GL21, Charity Pullen to Peter Gordon, 3 Jan 1841. Hereinafter cited as Gordon Family Papers.

(?) Pullen1

b. after 1811
     (?) Pullen was born after 1811.1 She was the daughter of James Pullen and Sally Parke.1

Citations

  1. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, 1804-1860 (Rochester Hills, MI: privately printed, 2004), Letter GL21, Charity Pullen to Peter Gordon, 3 Jan 1841. Hereinafter cited as Gordon Family Papers.

Mary Ann Stout1

b. between 1820 and 1834
     Mary Ann Stout was born between 1820 and 1834.1 She was the daughter of Rev. Platt Stout and Margaret Armstrong Chambers.1

Citations

  1. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, 1804-1860 (Rochester Hills, MI: privately printed, 2004), Letter GL16, Platt Stout to Lewis Gordon, 12 Oct 1834. Hereinafter cited as Gordon Family Papers.

Jonathan Carter1

     Jonathan Carter was the son of David Carter and Charlotte Stout.1

Citations

  1. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, 1804-1860 (Rochester Hills, MI: privately printed, 2004), Letter GL18, Charlotte Carter to Ann Shackleford. Hereinafter cited as Gordon Family Papers.

Robert Carter1

     Robert Carter was the son of David Carter and Charlotte Stout.1

Citations

  1. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, 1804-1860 (Rochester Hills, MI: privately printed, 2004), Letter GL18, Charlotte Carter to Ann Shackleford. Hereinafter cited as Gordon Family Papers.

(?) Carter1

     (?) Carter was the child of David Carter and Charlotte Stout.1

Citations

  1. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, 1804-1860 (Rochester Hills, MI: privately printed, 2004), Letter GL18, Charlotte Carter to Ann Shackleford. Hereinafter cited as Gordon Family Papers.

Alfred S. Donovan1

b. circa 1811, d. circa 20 August 1841
     Alfred S. Donovan was born circa 1811.1,2 He was the son of Capt. Thomas M. Donovan and Catherine Stout.1 Alfred S. Donovan was in military service in Texas's war for independence from Mexico from 15 April 1836 to 13 November 1837. He was listed as being mustered into a company of volunteers in the command of Brig. Gen. Green, and was later listed in John McClure's Company F of the 1st Regt. of Permanent Volunteers for the Republic of Texas. He was awarded 960 acres bounty land for his services.3,4,5 He was described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair.6 He lived in April 1839 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.1 He was in military service as a private in Capt. John Constantinus Pierce's Pitkin Guards, a mounted volunteer company of the Texas Militia between 7 March 1840 and 6 June 1840 in Houston, Harris County, Texas. This group did duty protecting surveyors while keeping watch for trouble from Indians and Mexicans.7 He was in military service as a volunteer on the "Santa Fe Expedition" from 12 May 1841 to August 1841 in Texas. He was enlisted in Capt. Hudson's company of the "Santa Fe Pioneers." This venture was not officially sanctioned by the Republic of Texas, and was supposed to gain control of the route from Texas into the New Mexico territory.

The expedition members ran into many problems, including skirmishes with Indians, and were eventually captured by forces from Mexico. Alfred was killed during one of the battles with the Indians.8 He died circa 20 August 1841 in Palo Duro Canyon, Briscoe County, Texas. He was killed by Indians (probably Kiowas) during the Santa Fe Expedition while on a hunting trip to gather food.9,10,5,11 He owned 320 acres of land along Mustang Creek in Jackson County, Texas that was probably awarded to him as a bounty for his military service. This land was still in the possession of his father as late as 1854 when the taxes were paid on it.12

Citations

  1. [S126] W. Douglas Gordon, Gordon Family Papers, 1804-1860 (Rochester Hills, MI: privately printed, 2004), Letter GL22, Alfred Donovan to Peter Gordon, 27 Apr 1839. Hereinafter cited as Gordon Family Papers.
  2. [S129] Index to Military Rolls of the Republic of Texas, 1835, Age in April 1836 is shown as 24.. HEREINAFTER CITED AS Texas Military Rolls.
  3. [S129] Texas Military Rolls.
  4. [S143] Republic of Texas Claims, 1835-1846 (Austin, Texas: Texas State Archives, http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/search/), Enlistment and discharge papers.. Hereinafter cited as Republic of Texas Claims.
  5. [S195] The Southwestern Reporter, Volume 44 (St. Paul: West Publishing Co., 1898), Page 1017. Hereinafter cited as Southwestern Reporter.
  6. [S143] Republic of Texas Claims, Described on his discharge paper from the army of the Republic of Texas.
  7. [S196] Stephen L. Moore Savage Frontier: Rangers, Riflemen, and Indian Wars in Texas, Volume III: 1840-1841 (Denton, Texas: University of North Texas Press, 2007), Page 46. Hereinafter cited as Savage Frontier.
  8. [S143] Republic of Texas Claims, Numerous papers related to enlistment and later family claims against money owed to Alfred for his services.
  9. [S143] Republic of Texas Claims, Noted in an affadavit signed by other members of the expedition: he "was Killed by the Indians, before the capture by the Mexican forces."
  10. [S146] George Wilkins Kendall, Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition (n.p.: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co., 1929 (orig. 1845)), On page 274 there is a description of a scouting party being attacked by a band of Kiowa Indians while on their way back to the main body: "Scattered about within the circumference of a few yards were the dead bodies of Lt. Hull and four of our men, stripped, scalped, and horribly mutilated." A later excerpt: "The heart of one of the men was cut out." Although Alfred is not mentioned by name, there were a number of others at this time who were missing and never returned to the expedition, and were undoubtedly killed by the same band of Indians.. Hereinafter cited as Santa Fe Expedition.
  11. [S211] Death Records 1842, Houston Morning Star, Houston, Texas, 1842, States that he was killed "near the Palo Duro." He was killed in 1841, but this would not have been known until the remnants of the expedition returned in 1842.. Hereinafter cited as Houston Morning Star.
  12. [S220] Thomas M. Donovan entry, 1854 Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 - Bell County - 1854, Thomas Donivan, agent for Alfred S. Donovan. 320 acres on Mustang Creek, Jackson County, Texas. Valued at $324 with a state tax of 48 cents and city tax of 24 cents., Mustang Creek, Jackson County, Texas; 1854 Image 29; unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Texas Tax Rolls 1854.

Richard Corwine1

b. 29 December 1748, d. 19 November 1813
     Richard Corwine was born on 29 December 1748 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.1 He was the son of George Corwine and (?) Hixson Abigail.1 Richard Corwine married Sarah Snyder.1 Richard Corwine died on 19 November 1813 in Mason County, Kentucky, at age 64.1

Children of Richard Corwine and Sarah Snyder

Citations

  1. [S130] Corwine Family Genealogy Web Site, online www.OneGreatFamily.com. Hereinafter cited as Corwine Genealogy.

Sarah Snyder1

b. 30 April 1760, d. 14 September 1820
     Sarah Snyder was born on 30 April 1760.1 She married Richard Corwine, son of George Corwine and (?) Hixson Abigail.1 Sarah Snyder died on 14 September 1820 in Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky, at age 60.1

Children of Sarah Snyder and Richard Corwine

Citations

  1. [S130] Corwine Family Genealogy Web Site, online www.OneGreatFamily.com. Hereinafter cited as Corwine Genealogy.

George Corwine1

b. 12 July 1718, d. 1782
     George Corwine was born on 12 July 1718 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.1 He married (?) Hixson Abigail.1 George Corwine died in 1782 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.1

Child of George Corwine and (?) Hixson Abigail

Citations

  1. [S130] Corwine Family Genealogy Web Site, online www.OneGreatFamily.com. Hereinafter cited as Corwine Genealogy.

(?) Hixson Abigail1

b. 1726, d. 1810
     (?) Hixson Abigail was born in 1726 in New Jersey.1 She married George Corwine.1 (?) Hixson Abigail died in 1810 in Mason County, Kentucky.1

Child of (?) Hixson Abigail and George Corwine

Citations

  1. [S130] Corwine Family Genealogy Web Site, online www.OneGreatFamily.com. Hereinafter cited as Corwine Genealogy.

Jacob Corwine1

b. 1776
     Jacob Corwine was born in 1776.1 He was the son of Richard Corwine and Sarah Snyder.1

Citations

  1. [S130] Corwine Family Genealogy Web Site, online www.OneGreatFamily.com. Hereinafter cited as Corwine Genealogy.

George Corwine1

b. 6 August 1780
     George Corwine was born on 6 August 1780.1 He was the son of Richard Corwine and Sarah Snyder.1

Citations

  1. [S130] Corwine Family Genealogy Web Site, online www.OneGreatFamily.com. Hereinafter cited as Corwine Genealogy.

Lydia Corwine1

b. 24 May 1798
     Lydia Corwine was born on 24 May 1798.1 She was the daughter of Richard Corwine and Sarah Snyder.1

Citations

  1. [S130] Corwine Family Genealogy Web Site, online www.OneGreatFamily.com. Hereinafter cited as Corwine Genealogy.

Rachel Corwine1

b. 20 November 1783
     Rachel Corwine was born on 20 November 1783.1 She was the daughter of Richard Corwine and Sarah Snyder.1

Citations

  1. [S130] Corwine Family Genealogy Web Site, online www.OneGreatFamily.com. Hereinafter cited as Corwine Genealogy.

Samuel Corwine1

b. 31 July 1786
     Samuel Corwine was born on 31 July 1786.1 He was the son of Richard Corwine and Sarah Snyder.1

Citations

  1. [S130] Corwine Family Genealogy Web Site, online www.OneGreatFamily.com. Hereinafter cited as Corwine Genealogy.

Richard Corwine1

b. 19 August 1789
     Richard Corwine was born on 19 August 1789.1 He was the son of Richard Corwine and Sarah Snyder.1

Citations

  1. [S130] Corwine Family Genealogy Web Site, online www.OneGreatFamily.com. Hereinafter cited as Corwine Genealogy.