Elizabeth Gordon1

b. 16 October 1833, d. 17 May 1920
Father*William E. Gordon1 b. 2 Oct 1802, d. 6 Nov 1839
Mother*Nancy Berry1 b. 15 Oct 1803, d. 13 Mar 1876
Birth*16 October 1833Elizabeth Gordon was born on 16 October 1833 in Morgan County, Illinois.1,2,3
(Daughter) Census 18401840Elizabeth was likely enumerated on the 1840 census in the household of her mother in Morgan County, Illinois. She would have been one of the 2 free white females aged 5 thru 9.4
(Daughter) Census 185012 October 1850Elizabeth appeared on the 1850 census taken on 12 October 1850 in the household of her mother in Morgan County, Illinois. She was 17 years old and had attended school within the year.1,5
Marriage*25 October 1859She was calling herself Lilla E. Gordon when she married Charles W. Jones, son of John T. Jones, on 25 October 1859 in Morgan County, Illinois.6
Census 1880*14 June 1880Lilla and Charles W. Jones appeared on the 1880 census taken on 14 June 1880.7
(Wife) Death15 February 1911Lilla became a widow when Charles W. Jones died on 15 February 1911 at age 81.8
Death*17 May 1920She died on 17 May 1920 in Waverly, Morgan County, Illinois, at age 862,3
Burial* and was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County.3,2

Family

Charles W. Jones b. 27 Jun 1829, d. 15 Feb 1911
Child1.Charles Gordon Jones7 b. 8 Oct 1861, d. 15 May 1923

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Nancy "Haden", Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M432_122; Page: 293A; Image: 254. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1727] Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, online at www.ancestry.com, Lilla E. Jones, born 16 October 1833, Morgan County, died 17 May 1920, Waverly, Morgan County, father William Gordon born Ireland, mother Berry born Pennsylvania, referencing FHL Film Number: 1562484. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Lilla E. (Gordon) Jones, Memorial# 144012380. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S487] 1840 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Nancy Gardens, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 433. Hereinafter cited as 1840 US Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy (Berry) Heaton, Memorial# 176625280.
  6. [S1689] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900, online at www.ancestry.com, Charles W. Jones and Lilla E. Gordon, Morgan County, 25 October 1859, noting that the record may be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1317641 - 1317643. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900.
  7. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of C.W. and Lilla E. Jones, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: 238; Page: 281A; Enumeration District: 175. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Charles Woodward Jones, Memorial# 144012157.

Frank H. Gordon1

b. 1866
Father*David Wylie Gordon1 b. 1833, d. 22 Aug 1895
Mother*Elizabeth Hills1 b. 1839, d. May 1895
Birth*1866Frank H. Gordon was born about 1866 in Illinois.1
(Son) Census 187029 July 1870Frank appeared on the 1870 census taken on 29 July 1870 in the household of his parents in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was 4 years old.1
(Son) Census 188014 June 1880Frank appeared on the 1880 census in the household of his parents taken on 13 and 14 June 1880 in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was 15 years old and had attended school within the year.2
Marriage*24 September 1892He married Nina T. Arenz, daughter of Frank Arenz and Caroline Cere, on 24 September 1892 in Greene County, Illinois.3
Divorce*20 February 1924Frank and Nina (Arenz) Gordon were divorced on 20 February 1924 in Washington County, Colorado.4

Family

Nina T. Arenz b. Feb 1869

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of David (transcribed as "Daniel") and Elizabeth Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M593_263; Page: 577A; Family History Library Film: 545762. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of D.W. and Bessie Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: 238; Page: 281A; Enumeration District: 175. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1701] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, Frank H. Gordon and Nina T. Arenz, Greene County, 24 September 1892, referencing Film Number: 001310038. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  4. [S1716] Colorado, Divorce Index, 1851-1985, online at www.ancestry.com, Frank H. Gordon and Nina T. Gordon, Washington County, 20 February 1924. Hereinafter cited as Colorado, Divorce Index, 1851-1985.

Frank T. Gordon1

b. 18 May 1867, d. January 1967
Father*John Gordon2,3 b. 29 Jul 1824, d. 23 Apr 1906
Mother*Sarah P. Funk3,2 b. 1830, d. 10 Sep 1873
Birth*18 May 1867Frank T. Gordon was born on 18 May 1867 in Morgan County, Illinois.4,5
(Son) Census 187029 July 1870Frank appeared as "David" on the 1870 census taken on 29 July 1870 in the household of his parents in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was 4 years old.3
(Son) Census 18805 June 1880Frank appeared on the 1880 census in the household of his father and stepmother taken on 5 June 1880 at 126 College Avenue, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was 14 years old and had attended school within the year.6
Marriage*20 December 1888He married Minnie L. Smith on 20 December 1888 in Morgan County, Illinois.7
Census 1900*1 June 1900Minnie and Frank T. Gordon appeared on the 1900 census taken on 1 June 1900 in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. Frank's middle initial was transcribed as "F". He was 33 years of age and his occupation was reported as dry goods and grocer. Minnie was also 33 years of age. The couple had been married for 12 years and Minnie had given birth to four children, two of whom were living and enumerated in their parents' household in 1900. John R. was 10 years old and attending school, and Rufus was 4.4
(Brother) Relationship Note Their fathers were first cousins and their extended families grew up together in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. On the 1900 census, James and Frank were enumerated with only one household between them on the same census page in Lynnville, and both James and Frank reported the same occupation of dry goods and grocer. John had left Lynnville to learn the law profession, come back to Lynnville to marry in 1893 and had settled in Ward 7.8,4,9,10
(Husband) Death1903Frank became a widower when Minnie (Smith) Gordon died in 1903 at about age 37.11
Marriage*24 May 1905He married second, as her second husband, Bessie R Fanning, daughter of Joab M. Fanning and Lucinda Grimsly, on 24 May 1905 in Pierce County, Washington.12,13,14
Census 1910*25 April 1910Frank and his younger son Rufus were enumerated as lodgers on the 1910 census taken on 25 April 1910 in the household of G.E. Lacey and M. Lacey in Ward 7, Seattle, King County, Washington. His new wife Bessie, and her son George, were enumerated back in Morgan County, Illinois. She was recorded as married, and Frank, in Seattle, was 42 years of age and recorded as widowed. His occupation was reported as a laborer in the city. His son Rufus P. was 15 and a sales boy in a book store. Frank's elder son John was enumerated in the household of Frank's brother John, who also lived in Seattle, in Ward 7, in 1910.9
(Brother) OccupationFrank spent some time working as a clerk in his brother John's court in Seattle.15
Census 1920*13 January 1920Bessie and Frank T. Gordon appeared on the 1920 census taken about 13 January 1920 at 2210 1/2 Broadway North, Seattle, King County, Washington. Frank was 52 years of age and an investigator in the city prosecutor's office, and Bessie was 45 years of age and worked as a sales lady in a dry goods store. They rented their home. Bessie's son, George W. Williams, who was 19 years old and attending school, resided with the couple in 1920.14
Census 1930*14 April 1930Frank T. Gordon appeared on the 1930 census taken on 14 April 1930 in Greenwood Avenue, Broadview, King County, Washington. He was recorded as married although he was the only person enumerated in his household in 1930. He was 62 years of age, worked as an insurance adjuster, and rented his home for $10 a month.16
Census 1940*8 April 1940Bessie and Frank T. Gordon appeared on the 1940 census taken on 8 April 1940 at 614 N.102 Street, North Park, King County, Washington. Frank was 73 years of age and Bessie was 69. They rented their home and had lived in the same place since 1935. Frank was unable to work and had worked 0 months in 1939. Bessie was keeping house. Neither had earned any income in 1939 and they were reported to have income from other sources than work.17
(Husband) Death12 March 1951Frank became a widower for the second time when Bessie W. Gordon died on 12 March 1951 at about age 80.13
Death*January 1967He died in January 1967 at age 99. His last residence was reported as Marysville, Snohomish County, Washington.5

Family 1

Minnie L. Smith b. Sep 1866, d. 1903
Children1.John R. Gordon4 b. Jan 1890
2.Rufus P. Gordon4 b. Aug 1895

Family 2

Bessie R Fanning b. Dec 1870, d. 12 Mar 1951

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Sarah Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M593_263; Page: 576B; Family History Library Film: 545762; Frank was enumerated as "David". Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Sarah Gordon, their surname transcribed as "Jordon" by Ancestry.com, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M653_213; Page: 475; Family History Library Film: 803213. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  3. [S37] 1870 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Sarah Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M593_263; Page: 576B; Family History Library Film: 545762.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Frank T. and Minnie S. Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0096; FHL microfilm: 1240331. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  5. [S29] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, online at Ancestry.com, Frank Gordon, Social Security# 536-26-2620, issued Washington (before 1951). Hereinafter cited as U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014.
  6. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Emma Gordon, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: 238; Page: 193A; Enumeration District: 170. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  7. [S1681] Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, Frank T. Gordon and Minni L. Smith, Morgan County, 20 December 1888. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  8. [S34] 1900 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James B. and Lillie A. Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0096; FHL microfilm: 1240331.
  9. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of G.E. and M. Lacey, Seattle Ward 7, King, Washington; Roll: T624_1660; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 0127; FHL microfilm: 1375673. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  10. [S40] 1910 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James B. and Lillie A. Gordon, Seattle Ward 14, King, Washington; Roll: T624_1661; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0219; FHL microfilm: 1375674.
  11. [S1711] Minnie Smith Gordon, Gravestone Photo, LHB Computer Files.
  12. [S1710] Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013, online at www.ancestry.com, Frank T. Gordon and Bessie R. Williams, Pierce County, 24 May 1905. Hereinafter cited as Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Bessie R. (Fanning) Gordon, Memorial# 188437978. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  14. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Frank T. and Bessie R. Gordon, Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: T625_1927; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 170. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.
  15. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Benton Gordon, Memorial# 87248543.
  16. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Frank T. Gordon, Broadview, King, Washington; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0249; FHL microfilm: 2342223. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.
  17. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Frank T. and Bessie W. Gordon, North Park, King, Washington; Roll: m-t0627-04345; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 17-146. Hereinafter cited as 1940 US Federal Census.

Hannah Gordon1

Father*Nathaniel Gordon; She was believed to have been the daughter of Nathaniel Gordon, who removed from Shirley to Peterborough, New Hampshire about 17801
Marriage*She married Ephraim Smith, son of Nathan Smith and Rebecca Bixby.1

Family

Ephraim Smith b. Dec 1745
Child1.Sarah Smith1 b. 15 Apr 1765

Citations

  1. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 620-623. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.

Harry C. Gordon1

b. 9 July 1880, d. 31 July 1941
Father*John Gordon1 b. 29 Jul 1824, d. 23 Apr 1906
Mother*Mary Emma Flack1 b. 1840, d. Dec 1926
Birth*9 July 1880Harry Carriel Gordon was born on 9 July 1880 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois.1,2
(Son) Census 19004 June 1900Harry was enumerated on the 1900 census with his parents taken on 4 June 1900 at 1062 West College Avenue, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. They were boarders in the household of Edward and Lulu Ash, who rented the house.3
Marriage*He married Lydia Donk, daughter of August F. Donk and Emilie Martin.4
Census 1910*27 April 1910Lydia and Harry C. Gordon appeared on the 1910 census taken on 27 April 1910 at 3648 Russell Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri. Harry was 29 years of age and worked as a superintendent in a lamp company, and Lydia was 28. They rented their house, had been married for seven years and Lydia had given birth to one child, who was still living, and enumerated with his parents in 1910. Young Carriel was 4 years old.5
Death*31 July 1941He died on 31 July 1941 in Ohio at age 616,7
Burial* and was buried in Knollwood Cemetery, Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.7

Family

Lydia Donk b. Jan 1882
Child1.Carriel D. Gordon4 b. 1906

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Gordon, Memorial# 29237777. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1730] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Harry Carriel Gordon, born 9 July 1880, Jacksonville, Illinois, died 31 July 1941, SSN: 271106517
    . Hereinafter cited as U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Edward and Lulu Ash, Jacksonville Ward 4, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0094; FHL microfilm: 1240331. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  4. [S1731] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com (interactive with www.familysearch.org), marriage license# A27865, Carriel D. Gordon and Elizabeth Bohanon, Cleveland, 19 September 1935. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  5. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Harry C. and Lydia D. Gordon, St Louis Ward 13, Saint Louis City, Missouri; Roll: T624_817; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 0217; FHL microfilm: 1374830. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  6. [S1730] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Harry Carriel Gordon, born 9 July 1880, Jacksonville, Illinois, died 31 July 1941, SSN: 271106517.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Harry C. Gordon, Memorial# 177451275.

Helen B. Gordon1

b. 13 October 1896, d. 1972
Father*John Benton Gordon1 b. Oct 1864, d. 2 Sep 1933
Mother*Maude Annette Gillham1 b. 12 Mar 1865, d. 1 Jul 1957
Birth*13 October 1896Helen B. Gordon was born on 13 October 1896 in Seattle, King County, Washington.1,2,3
(Daughter) Census 19008 June 1900Helen appeared on the 1900 census in the household of her parents taken on 8 June 1900 in Ward 7 at 1008 E. Lake Avenue N, Seattle, King County, Washington. She was 2 years old.1
(Daughter) Census 191015 April 1910Helen appeared on the 1910 census taken on 15 April 1910 in the household of her parents in Ward 7 at 422 Tenth Avenue North, Seattle, King County, Washington. She was 13 years old and attending school.4
Marriage*16 January 1919She married James Farrell on 16 January 1919 in King County, Washington.5,6,7
Census 1940*6 April 1940Helen and James Farrell appeared on the 1940 census taken on 6 April 1940 at 1118 Federal Avenue, Seattle, King County, Washington. The couple owned their home which was valued at $9,000, and had lived in that same house since at least 1935. James was 49 years of age and president of an importing and exporting company. His salary exceeded $5,000. Helen was 43. The couple's daughter Jean was 16 and resided with her parents. Also enumerated in the Farrell household in 1940 was Helen's mother, Maude (Gillham) Gordon, who was 75 years of age, a widow, and had lived with the family since at least 1935, and likely since shortly after her husband's death in September 1933.8
Death*1972She died in 1972 at about age 763
Burial* and was buried in Section 8 of Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle.3

Family

James Farrell b. Dec 1890, d. Jun 1980

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John B. and Maude Gordon, Seattle Ward 7, King, Washington; Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0111; FHL microfilm: 1241745. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1717] Washington, Birth Records, 1870-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Helen Bernice Gordon, Seattle, King County, 13 October 1896, J.B. Gordon and Maud Gillham. Hereinafter cited as Washington, Birth Records, 1870-1935.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Helen Bernice (Gordon) Farrell, Memorial# 116375171. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James B. and Maud Gordon, Seattle Ward 7, King, Washington; Roll: T624_1660; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0138; FHL microfilm: 1375673. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Farrell, Memorial# 115801595.
  6. [S1710] Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013, online at www.ancestry.com, James Farrell and Helen R. Gordon, King County, 16 January 1919, her sister "Marilla" Gordon Fry, signing as a witness. Hereinafter cited as Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013.
  7. [S1718] Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008, online at www.ancestry.com, James Farrell and Helen "Rebecca" Gordon, King County, 16 January 1919. Hereinafter cited as Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008.
  8. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James and Helen G. Farrell, Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: m-t0627-04378; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 40-137. Hereinafter cited as 1940 US Federal Census.

Henry L. Gordon1

b. 25 June 1852, d. 12 February 1938
Father*William Gordon2 b. Aug 1826
Mother*Mariah Berry2 b. Aug 1831
Birth*25 June 1852Henry Lincoln Gordon was born on 25 June 1852 in Scott County, Illinois.2
Marriage*7 November 1878He married Frances Ann Camp, daughter of George W. Camp and Mary Jane Campbell, on 7 November 1878 in Scott County, Illinois.1,2,3
(Husband) Death1 October 1931Henry became a widower when Frances (Camp) Gordon died on 1 October 1931 at age 75.3
Death*12 February 1938He died on 12 February 1938 in Eureka, Woodford County, Illinois, at age 852
Burial* and was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois.2

Family

Frances Ann Camp b. 12 Jan 1856, d. 1 Oct 1931
Child1.Mabel F. Gordon1 b. 1885, d. 1962

Citations

  1. [S1701] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, Berry Samuel Heaton and Mabel Ferue Gordon, Winchester, Scott County, 25 December 1913, referencing Film Number: 001311776. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Henry Lincoln Gordon, Memorial# 148556838. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Frances Ann (Camp) Gordon, Memorial# 148557091.

Horace Gordon1

b. May 1894
Father*James B. Gordon1 b. Jan 1862, d. 10 Feb 1928
Mother*Rosetta Waters1 b. 1860
Birth*May 1894Horace Gordon was born in May 1894 in Morgan County, Illinois.1
World War I*29 January 1919Horace served in World War I from the state of Washington as a corporal and then as a sergeant. He was discharged on 29 January 1919.2

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James B. and Lillie A. Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0096; FHL microfilm: 1240331. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1729] Washington, WWI Service Statement Records, online at www.ancestry.com, Horace Gordon, Seattle, born Lynnville, Illinois, discharged 29 January 1919. Hereinafter cited as Washington, WWI Service Statement Records.

James B. Gordon1

b. January 1862, d. 10 February 1928
Father*David Wylie Gordon1 b. 1833, d. 22 Aug 1895
Mother*Elizabeth Hills1 b. 1839, d. May 1895
Birth*January 1862James B. Gordon was born about January 1862 in Illinois.1,2,3
(Son) Census 187029 July 1870James appeared on the 1870 census taken on 29 July 1870 in the household of his parents in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was 8 years old and had attended school within the year.4
(Son) Census 188014 June 1880James appeared as "Ben J." on the 1880 census in the household of his parents taken on 13 and 14 June 1880 in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was 18 years old, working on a farm and had attended school within the year.2
Marriage*12 May 1886He married first Rosetta Waters, daughter of W.E. Waters and Susan Green, on 12 May 1886 in Henry County, Illinois.5
Marriage*28 November 1899He married second Lillie A. Stephenson on 28 November 1899 in Morgan County, Illinois.6
Census 1900*1 June 1900Lillie and James B. Gordon appeared on the 1900 census taken on 1 June 1900 in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. James was 38 years of age and his occupation was recorded as dry goods and grocer. Lillie was 26. They had been married less than a year and lived in a house which they rented. James's three children from his first marriage resided with the newlyweds. Mabel H was 13, Bessie was 8 and Horace 6, and the two older children attended school.3
(Cousin) Relationship Note Their fathers were first cousins and their extended families grew up together in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. On the 1900 census, James and Frank were enumerated with only one household between them on the same census page in Lynnville, and both James and Frank reported the same occupation of dry goods and grocer. John had left Lynnville to learn the law profession, come back to Lynnville to marry in 1893 and had settled in Ward 7.3,7,8,9
Census 1910*22 April 1910Lillie and James B. Gordon appeared on the 1910 census taken on 22 April 1910 in Ward 14, Seattle, King County, Washington. James was 48 years of age and a laborer doing odd jobs, and Lillie was 36. They had been married 11 years. Their daughter Martha, who was 9 years old and attending school, was with her parents in 1910, and James's three children from his first marriage were reported as living.9
Census 1920*16 January 1920Lillie and James B. Gordon appeared on the 1920 census taken on 16 January 1920 in 6527 37th S.W., Seattle, King County, Washington. James was 57 years of age with no occupation, and Lillian was 45. They owned their home free of mortgage. Enumerated with their parents in 1920 were son Horace and daughter Martha. Horace was single, 25 years old, and had been discharged from his military service the previous year. His occupation was recorded as hauling wood. Martha was 19 years old and had attended school within the year.10
Death*10 February 1928He died on 10 February 1928 in Seattle, King County, Washington, at age 66.1

Family 1

Rosetta Waters b. 1860
Children1.Mabel H. Gordon3 b. Feb 1887
2.Bessie Gordon3 b. Jan 1892
3.Horace Gordon3 b. May 1894

Family 2

Lillie A. Stephenson b. Apr 1874
Child1.Martha Gordon9 b. 1901

Citations

  1. [S1712] Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960, online at www.ancestry.com, James B. Gordon, Seattle, King County, 10 February 1928. Hereinafter cited as Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of D.W. and Bessie Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: 238; Page: 281A; Enumeration District: 175. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James B. and Lillie A. Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0096; FHL microfilm: 1240331. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of David (transcribed as "Daniel") and Elizabeth Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M593_263; Page: 577A; Family History Library Film: 545762. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  5. [S1701] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, James B. Gordon and Rosetta Waters, Henry County, 12 May 1886, referencing Film Number: 001435944. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  6. [S1681] Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, James B. Gordon and Lillie A. Stephenson, Morgan County, 28 November 1899. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  7. [S34] 1900 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Frank T. and Minnie S. Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0096; FHL microfilm: 1240331.
  8. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of G.E. and M. Lacey, Seattle Ward 7, King, Washington; Roll: T624_1660; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 0127; FHL microfilm: 1375673. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  9. [S40] 1910 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James B. and Lillie A. Gordon, Seattle Ward 14, King, Washington; Roll: T624_1661; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0219; FHL microfilm: 1375674.
  10. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James B. and Lillian A. Gordon, Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: T625_1931; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 343. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.

James Benton Gordon1

b. 1796, d. 12 March 1865
Father*______ Gordon2
Biographical Info*23 June 1973"GORDON LOG CABIN", an article submitted by Virginia H. Gordon, appeared in the Tri-State Trader, Knightstown, Henry County, Indiana, on 23 June 1973 and, copied as it was found online, read:
"
GORDON LOG CABIN


Centrally located in Illinois, stands a historical log cabin, built in the fall of 1823 or early spring of 1824. It is located in Morgan County, IL in the village of Lynnville, and stands on the original spot where it was erected. Lynnville is six miles west of Jacksonville; a half mile south of route 36/54. The 16 by 18 foot structure was the home of James B. and William E. Gordon when they first came to Morgan County. The logs used are white oak, black oak, red elm, and hickory

The two Gordon brothers emigrated from County Donegal, Ireland about the year 1820. Their brother, David, also came with them, but when crossing the ocean, their ship was destroyed in a storm. When rescued, the boys were separated. After landing in the U.S., James and William searched for their brother, David, but never located him. James and William were among the first settlers in this area of Morgan County. They participated in its development, and in the early activities of the Lynnville village. William was the first postmaster. The post office was established in 1824; discontinued in 1909. James also served in this capacity, and on the first Board of Trustees of the Jacksonville State Hospital for the mentally ill. William was Captain in the Black Hawk War and served in the Illinois State Legislature along with Abraham Lincoln, 1834-1836. Both Gordon brothers were chosen as elders of the Christian Church when it was organized in Lynnville, IL in 1833 by Barton W. Stone. This church is still active today. The present building was dedicated in 1920.

After James B. Gordon and his wife, Mary Graham, lived in this cabin, it was next occupied by James B. Gordon II and his wife, Charlotte Gibbs. They were the parents of 13 children. As their family increased in number, additional rooms were added to the log structure. A basement was dug, and the cabin raised and set on its present foundation. A new roof and a porch were also added. In the process of tearing down the old house last year (1972), the historical log cabin was discovered. It and the lot on which it stands is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Denby Ranson. Mr. Ranson is a great, great, grandson of William Gordon. William's cabin was erected a mile and a half south of Lynnville, but was destroyed by fire in the fall of 1891.1,2
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Birth*1796James Benton Gordon was born in 1796 in County Donegal, Ireland.1
Relationship Note*He and William E. Gordon were brothers.1
Marriage*He married Mary Graham.2,3
Census 1850*12 October 1850Mary and James Benton Gordon appeared on the 1850 census taken on 12 October 1850 in Morgan County, Illinois. James was 54 years of age with real estate valued at $2,000, and Mary, who was enumerated as "May", was 47. The couple's two children were also enumerated in their parents' household in 1850. David was 17 and James was 12. Both had attended school within the year.4
Census 1860*23 June 1860Mary and James Benton Gordon appeared on the 1860 census taken on 23 June 1860 in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. James was 65 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $3,000 and a personal estate also valued at $3,000. Mary was 57 years of age. The couple's household consisted of five others. Their newly married son D.W. was 26 years old, worked as a merchant, and had a personal estate valued at $3,000. His wife Elizabeth was 21. James and Mary's younger son J.B. was 22 years old and worked as a farmer. Two additional females resided in the Gordon household in 1860. Lucy A. Wilson was 20 years old, born in Illinois and working as a teacher, and Mary J. Douglas was 11 years old, born in Pennsylvania. Any relationship for these to young ladies to the Gordon family has not yet been identified.5
Death*12 March 1865He died on 12 March 1865 in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois.1
Burial*He was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County.1

Family

Mary Graham b. 22 Apr 1803, d. 8 Mar 1877
Children1.David Wylie Gordon+4,1 b. 1833, d. 22 Aug 1895
2.James Benton Gordon II+6 b. 27 Jul 1838, d. 9 Nov 1899

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, James Benton Gordon I, Memorial# 89189107. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1706] Virginia H. Gordon, "GORDON LOG CABIN", The Tri-State Trader. Knightstown, Indiana: R.T. Mayhill, 1968-1983 (23 June 1973). Discovered, with many thanks and much gratitude to other family researchers, online at www.findagrave.com, James Benton Gordon I, Memorial# 89189107. Hereinafter cited as "GORDON LOG CABIN."
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary (Graham) Gordon, Memorial# 176654203.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James and May Gordon, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M432_122; Page: 292A; Image: 252. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  5. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James and Mary Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M653_213; Page: 477; Family History Library Film: 803213. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Benton Gordon II, Memorial# 176653106.

James Benton Gordon II1

b. 27 July 1838, d. 9 November 1899
Father*James Benton Gordon1 b. 1796, d. 12 Mar 1865
Mother*Mary Graham1,2 b. 22 Apr 1803, d. 8 Mar 1877
Birth*27 July 1838James Benton Gordon II was born on 27 July 1838 in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois.1
(Son) Census 185012 October 1850James appeared on the 1850 census taken on 12 October 1850 in the household of his parents in Morgan County, Illinois. He was 12 years old and had attended school within the year.2
(Son) Census 186023 June 1860James appeared on the 1860 census taken on 23 June 1860 in the household of his parents in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was 22 years old and worked as a farmer.3
Marriage*29 November 1867He married Charlotte Elizabeth Gibbs, daughter of Robert Gibbs and Rebecca ______, on 29 November 1867 in Scott County, Illinois.4,5
Census 1870*24 July 1870Charlotte and James Benton Gordon II appeared on the 1870 census taken on 24 July 1870 in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. James was 32 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $4,000 and a personal estate of $500. Charlotte was 22 and keeping house. Their baby Mary was 1 year old and enumerated with her parents, and James's mother, Mary (Graham) Gordon, also resided with the family in 1870. She was 65 years of age, helping with the housekeeping and reported real estate valued at $1,200 and a personal estate of $2,000.6
Death*9 November 1899He died on 9 November 1899 in Morgan County, Illinois, at age 611
Burial* and was buried in Section K, Lot 41 of Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County.1

Family

Charlotte Elizabeth Gibbs b. 21 Jan 1847, d. 24 Oct 1914
Child1.Mary Gordon6 b. 1869

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, James Benton Gordon II, Memorial# 176653106. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James and May Gordon, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M432_122; Page: 292A; Image: 252. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James and Mary Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M653_213; Page: 477; Family History Library Film: 803213. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  4. [S1708] Obituary: Mrs. Charlotte Gibbs Gordon, Jacksonville Daily Journal, Jacksonville, Illinois, Sunday, October 25, 1914, page 15. Discovered, with many thanks and much gratitude to another family researcher, online at: https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/tree/750393/person/…. Hereinafter cited as Obituary: Mrs. Charlotte Gibbs Gordon.
  5. [S266] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900, online at https://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp, J. B. Gordon and Charlotte Gibbs, Scott County, 29 November 1867, referencing page 0158 and license number 00002085. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Statewide Marriage Index.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James B. and Charlotte Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M593_263; Page: 575B; Family History Library Film: 545762. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

Jessie B. Gordon1

b. 8 August 1861, d. 6 June 1923
Father*John Gordon1 b. 29 Jul 1824, d. 23 Apr 1906
Mother*Sarah P. Funk1 b. 1830, d. 10 Sep 1873
Birth*8 August 1861Jessie B. Gordon was born on 8 August 1861 in Morgan County, Illinois.1,2
(Daughter) Census 187029 July 1870Jessie appeared on the 1870 census taken on 29 July 1870 in the household of her parents in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. She was 9 years old and had attended school within the year.1
Marriage*21 August 1879She married Frank A. Johnson on 21 August 1879 in Morgan County, Illinois.3,2,4
(Wife) Death9 February 1904Jessie became a widow when Frank A. Johnson died of meningitis on 9 February 1904 at age 46.4
Death*6 June 1923She died on 6 June 1923 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, at age 612
Burial* and was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville.2

Family

Frank A. Johnson b. 8 Dec 1857, d. 9 Feb 1904

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Sarah Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M593_263; Page: 576B; Family History Library Film: 545762. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jessie B. (Gordon) Johnson, Memorial# 57842166. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1681] Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, Frank A. Johnson and Jessie B. Gordon, Morgan County, 21 August 1879. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Frank A. Johnson, Memorial# 57840601.

John Gordon1

b. 29 July 1824, d. 23 April 1906
Father*William E. Gordon1 b. 2 Oct 1802, d. 6 Nov 1839
Mother*Nancy Berry1 b. 15 Oct 1803, d. 13 Mar 1876
Birth*29 July 1824John Gordon was born on 29 July 1824 on his parents' homestead in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. He described his boyhood home as a one room log cabin measuring 20 by 20 feet.2,3
Education* The first school he attended was a room in a log house with a puncheon floor, and greased paper for windows. At a later period, a log house was built for a subscription school, with similar floor and windows, split slabs for seats and mud chimneys.3
(Son) Census 18401840John was likely enumerated on the 1840 census in the household of his mother in Morgan County, Illinois. He would have been the 1 free white male aged 15 thru 19.4
Education When he was nineteen years of age, John removed to Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, where he attended Scott's Academy for two years.3
Occupation* In 1848 John was engaged in the general mercantile business at Lynnville and retained his interest in the concern there until 1890. In 1879 he embarked in the wholesale and retail grocery business at Jacksonville, and continued with that in partnership with John R. Loar for five years, when he sold his interest in the concern.3
(Son-in-Law) Census 185011 October 1850John appeared on the 1850 census taken on 11 October 1850 in the household of Eve and Nimrod Funk in Morgan County, Illinois. John was 23 years of age, worked as a merchant, and later that year would marry the Funk's widowed daughter Sarah.5
Marriage*22 December 1850He married, as her second husband, Sarah Campbell, daughter of Nimrod Funk and Eve Leib, on 22 December 1850 in Morgan County, Illinois.6,7,3
Census 1860*23 June 1860Sarah and John Gordon, their surname transcribed as "Jordon", appeared on the 1860 census taken on 23 June 1860 in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. John was 35 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $13,200 and a personal estate valued at $4,100. Sarah was 30. Enumerated in their parents' household in 1860 were Sarah's daughter Margaret who was 10, and John and Sarah's children, Laurabelle 7, Lilla 5, Louis 3, and Edgar was 7 months. The two older children, Margaret and Laurabelle, had attended school within the year. Also residing in the Gordon household in 1860 were three farm workers. John's mother, Nancy Heaton, was enumerated with some of John's younger siblings in the next household on the same census page.8
Census 1870*29 July 1870Sarah and John Gordon appeared on the 1870 census taken on 29 July 1870 in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. John was 46 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $3,000 and a personal estate valued at $60,000. Sarah was 40 and keeping house. Seven of the couple's children resided with their parents in 1870. Virginia B. was 16, Lillie 14, Louise 12, William E. 11, Jessie 9, John 7 and Frank, who was enumerated as "David", was 4. All except the two youngest had attended school within the year. Two farm hands were also enumerated in their household in 1870. John's mother Nancy Heaton was enumerated as the head of her own household immediately following John's on the same census page, and his brother Samuel Washington Heaton with his wife Maggie (Campbell) Heaton, Sarah's daughter, was enumerated immediately following their mother's.9
Political Service He served two terms, from 1872 to 1876, as a Representative in the Illinois Legislature, and officiated for twenty years as a Justice of the Peace.3
(Husband) Death10 September 1873He became a widower when Sarah P. (Funk) Campbell Gordon died on 10 September 1873 at about age 43.7
Relocation*1879 In 1879 John moved to Jacksonville, Morgan County.3
Marriage*4 September 1879He married second, as her second husband, Mary Emma (Flack) Dayton, daughter of John Flack and Susan Robb, on 4 September 1879 in Morgan County, Illinois.10,11
Political Service*1880He was appointed Postmaster of the city of Jacksonville in 1880 by President Hayes, and also served in that capacity under the Garfield administration, and retained the office for one year under the administration of President Cleveland -- in all serving nine years.3
Census 1880*5 June 1880Emma and John Gordon appeared on the 1880 census taken on 5 June 1880 at 126 College Avenue, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. John was 55 years of age and a grocer, and Emma was 40 and keeping house. A daughter and son of John's, two of Emma's daughters and Emma's parents were also enumerated in the Gordon household in 1880. Lulu Gordon was 22, Frank T. Gordon 14, Fannie B. Dayton was 14, and Lulu M. Dayton 11. The three youngest children had all attended school within the year. Emma's father, John Flack, was 65 years of age and worked as a commercial traveler, and Emma's mother, Susan (Robb) Flack, was 62. Also residing in their home in 1900 was a 20-year-old servant transcribed as Annie Fect.12
Census 1900*4 June 1900Mary and John Gordon were enumerated with their son Harry on the 1900 census taken on 4 June 1900 at 1062 West College Avenue, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. They were boarders in the household of Edward and Lulu Ash, who rented the house. John's age was recorded as 69, and his occupation as farmer, and Mary was 62. They had been married since 1879 and Mary had given birth to 5 children, 4 of whom were living. Their son Harry was 19 and worked as a telegrapher.13
Death*23 April 1906He died on 23 April 1906 at age 813
Burial* and was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County.3

Family 1

Sarah P. Funk b. 1830, d. 10 Sep 1873
Children1.Virginia B. Gordon14 b. 1853, d. 1940
2.Lilly E. Gordon8 b. 15 Nov 1855, d. 4 Sep 1912
3.Louise Gordon15 b. 3 May 1858, d. 19 Jan 1946
4.Edgar Lincoln Gordon8,9 b. 15 Oct 1859, d. Mar 1950
5.Jessie B. Gordon9 b. 8 Aug 1861, d. 6 Jun 1923
6.John Benton Gordon+9 b. Oct 1864, d. 2 Sep 1933
7.Frank T. Gordon+8,9 b. 18 May 1867, d. Jan 1967

Family 2

Mary Emma Flack b. 1840, d. Dec 1926
Child1.Harry C. Gordon+3 b. 9 Jul 1880, d. 31 Jul 1941

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy (Berry) Heaton, Memorial# 176625280. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Nimrod and Eve Funk , Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M432_122; Page: 290B; Image: 249. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Gordon, Memorial# 29237777.
  4. [S487] 1840 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Nancy Gardens, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 433. Hereinafter cited as 1840 US Federal Census.
  5. [S17] 1850 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Nimrod and Eve Funk, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M432_122; Page: 290A; Image: 248.
  6. [S1681] Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, Sarah P. Campbell and John Gordon, Morgan County, Illinois, 22 December 1850. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah P. (Funk) Gordon, Memorial# 29237850.
  8. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Sarah Gordon, their surname transcribed as "Jordon" by Ancestry.com, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M653_213; Page: 475; Family History Library Film: 803213. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  9. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Sarah Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M593_263; Page: 576B; Family History Library Film: 545762. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  10. [S1681] Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, John Gordon and Mary E. Dayton, Morgan County, 4 September 1879.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Gordon, Memorial# 29237777, noting the date of their marriage as 5 September 1879.
  12. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Emma Gordon, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: 238; Page: 193A; Enumeration District: 170. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  13. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Edward and Lulu Ash, Jacksonville Ward 4, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0094; FHL microfilm: 1240331. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Virginia (Gordon) Vasey, Memorial# 29283945.
  15. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Louise G. Agee, Memorial# 29283258.

John Benton Gordon1,2

b. October 1864, d. 2 September 1933
Father*John Gordon2 b. 29 Jul 1824, d. 23 Apr 1906
Mother*Sarah P. Funk2 b. 1830, d. 10 Sep 1873
Birth*October 1864John Benton Gordon was born in October 1864 in Morgan County, Illinois.3,4,5,6
(Son) Census 187029 July 1870John appeared on the 1870 census taken on 29 July 1870 in the household of his parents in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was 7 years old.2
Education* His brother Frank described John as "not much of a farm boy" preferring to read and study instead of work in the fields. He said John clerked in a law office instead. When he was about 20 years old John went to business college in Jacksonville, Morgan County. On completion of his course he moved to Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska, where he became clerk in the law office of his brother-in-law, Alfred Whitman Agee.1
Marriage*18 September 1893He married Maude Annette Gillham, daughter of William Asbury Gillham and Rebecca Ann Waits, on 18 September 1893 in Scott County, Illinois.7,1,8
Relocation*1894Following their marriage, John and Maude moved to Seattle, Washington, and were settled there by 1894. John was admitted to the bar and became a lawyer without ever attending law school. He had learned his law by studying at home and working in law offices.1
Census 1900*8 June 1900Maude and John B. Gordon appeared on the 1900 census taken on 7 and 8 June 1900 in Ward 7 at 1008 E. Lake Avenue N, Seattle, King County, Washington. John was 35 years of age and a lawyer, and Maude was 34 and keeping house. They rented their home which was a house. They had been married for six years and Maude had given birth to two children, both of whom were living and enumerated with their parents in 1900. Martha G. was 5 years old and Helen B. was 2. Also residing with the family was a male boarder, 21 years old who worked as a telephone operator.6
Relationship Note*John Benton Gordon and his brother Frank T. Gordon were probably good friends with their second cousin James B. Gordon. Their fathers were first cousins and their extended families grew up together in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. On the 1900 census, James and Frank were enumerated with only one household between them on the same census page in Lynnville, and both James and Frank reported the same occupation of dry goods and grocer. John had left Lynnville to learn the law profession, come back to Lynnville to marry in 1893 and had settled in Ward 7 of Seattle, King County, Washington, in time to be enumerated there in 1900. By the 1910 census, both James and Frank were also in Seattle. Frank as a lodger in Ward 7 and James and Lillie renting a house in Ward 14.9,10,11,12
Census 1910*15 April 1910Maude and John B. Gordon appeared on the 1910 census taken on 15 April 1910 in Ward 7 at 422 Tenth Avenue North, Seattle, King County, Washington. John was 45 years of age and a judge in the Municipal Court, and Maude was also 45. They owned their home with a mortgage, had been married for 17 years, and Maude had given birth to two children, both of whom were enumerated with their parents in 1910. Martha G. was 15, and Helen R. was 13, and both were attending school. Their nephew, John R. Gordon, son of John's brother Frank, also resided in their household in 1910. He was 20 years old, attending school and working as a salesman in a store. Maude's parents had both died, and Maude's sister, Martha G. Gillham, was another member of the Gordon household in 1910. She was single and 48 years of age.13
Occupation* He was a Superior Court clerk for a few years in Seattle before being appointed Seattle's Police Judge. His brother Frank was a clerk in his court for a time. John was known as "the kindly and popular jurist who presided over the Police Court", which he did for 29 years.1
Census 1920*10 January 1920Maude and John B. Gordon appeared on the 1920 census taken on 9 and 10 January 1920 at Bellerive Ave North, Apt. 204, Seattle, King County, Illinois. John was 55 years of age and working as a judge and justice of the peace, and Maude was 54. They were empty-nesters and rented their apartment.14
Residence*1923From about 1923, John and Maude lived at 3116 35th Avenue South, Seattle.1
Census 1930*16 April 1930Maude and John B. Gordon appeared on the 1930 census taken on 16 April 1930 at 3116 30 Avenue S, Seattle, King County, Washington. They were both 65 years of age, and John was the Police Judge for the city of Seattle and worked at City Hall. They owned their home which was a house valued at $8,000 and had a radio set.15
Death*2 September 1933He died on 2 September 1933 in his chambers in Seattle at about age 691
Burial* and was buried in Section 8 of Evergreen-Washeilli Memorial Park, Seattle.1

Family

Maude Annette Gillham b. 12 Mar 1865, d. 1 Jul 1957
Children1.Martha G. Gordon6 b. Oct 1894, d. 1979
2.Helen B. Gordon6 b. 13 Oct 1896, d. 1972

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Benton Gordon, Memorial# 87248543. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Sarah Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M593_263; Page: 576B; Family History Library Film: 545762. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  3. [S37] 1870 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Sarah Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M593_263; Page: 576B; Family History Library Film: 545762, his age recorded as 7 and his year of birth estimated as 1863.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Benton Gordon, Memorial# 87248543, recording his birth as 1855 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois.
  5. [S1701] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, John B. Gordon and Maude Gillham, Scott County, 18 September 1893, referencing Film Number: 001311776, his age recorded as 29 and his year of birth estimated as 1864. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  6. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John B. and Maude Gordon, Seattle Ward 7, King, Washington; Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0111; FHL microfilm: 1241745. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  7. [S1701] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, John B. Gordon and Maude Gillham, Scott County, 18 September 1893, referencing Film Number: 001311776.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Maude Annette (Gillham) Gordon, Memorial# 87248746.
  9. [S34] 1900 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James B. and Lillie A. Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0096; FHL microfilm: 1240331.
  10. [S34] 1900 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Frank T. and Minnie S. Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0096; FHL microfilm: 1240331.
  11. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of G.E. and M. Lacey, Seattle Ward 7, King, Washington; Roll: T624_1660; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 0127; FHL microfilm: 1375673. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  12. [S40] 1910 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James B. and Lillie A. Gordon, Seattle Ward 14, King, Washington; Roll: T624_1661; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0219; FHL microfilm: 1375674.
  13. [S40] 1910 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James B. and Maud Gordon, Seattle Ward 7, King, Washington; Roll: T624_1660; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0138; FHL microfilm: 1375673.
  14. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John B. and Maude G. Gordon, Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: T625_1928; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 188. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.
  15. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John B. and Maude G. Gordon, Seattle, King, Washington; Page: 39B; Enumeration District: 0193; FHL microfilm: 2342236. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.

John R. Gordon1

b. January 1890
Father*Frank T. Gordon1 b. 18 May 1867, d. Jan 1967
Mother*Minnie L. Smith1 b. Sep 1866, d. 1903
Birth*January 1890John R. Gordon was born in January 1890 in Illinois.1
(Son) Census 19001 June 1900John appeared on the 1900 census taken on 1 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was 10 years old and attending school.1
(Nephew) Census 191015 April 1910John appeared on the 1910 census taken on 15 April 1910 in the household of his uncle John B. Gordon in Ward 7 at 422 Tenth Avenue North, Seattle, King County, Washington. He was 20 years old, attending school and worked as a salesman in a store.2

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Frank T. and Minnie S. Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0096; FHL microfilm: 1240331. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  2. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James B. and Maud Gordon, Seattle Ward 7, King, Washington; Roll: T624_1660; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0138; FHL microfilm: 1375673. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.

Lilly E. Gordon1,2

b. 15 November 1855, d. 4 September 1912
Father*John Gordon3 b. 29 Jul 1824, d. 23 Apr 1906
Mother*Sarah P. Funk3 b. 1830, d. 10 Sep 1873
Birth*15 November 1855She was born as Lilla Eugenia Victoria Gordon on 15 November 1855 in Morgan County, Illinois.2,3,1
Name VariationShe was called Lillie, sometimes spelled "Lilly" and other times "Lillie."4,1
(Daughter) Census 186023 June 1860Lilla appeared on the 1860 census taken on 23 June 1860 in the household of her parents in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. She was 5 years old.3
(Daughter) Census 187029 July 1870Lilly appeared as "Lilliea" on the 1870 census taken on 29 July 1870 in the household of her parents in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. She was 14 years old and had attended school within the year.5
Marriage*14 June 1875She married, as his first wife, Alfred Whitman Agee, son of Alfred Agee and Catherine Armstrong Cooper, on 14 June 1875 in Morgan County, Illinois.6,2
Relocation*Lilly E. Agee and Alfred W. Agee moved to Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska.7
Census 1880*18 June 1880Lilly and Alfred W. Agee appeared on the 1880 census taken on 18 June 1880 in Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska. Alfred was 29 years of age and an attorney at law, and Lilly was 24 and keeping house. The couple's two children were enumerated with their parents. Retta M. was 4 years old and Royal G. was 1. Also in their household in 1880 was a 16-year-old servant who was housekeeing.1
Census 1900*12 June 1900Lillie and Alfred W. Agee appeared on the 1900 census taken on 12 June 1900 at 1547 Twenty Fourth Street, in Ward 4, Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Alfred was 49 years of age, a lawyer, and owned their home, which was a house, free of mortgage. Lillie E. was 44. The couple had been married for 25 years. Lillie had given birth to four children, all of whom were living, single, and were enumerated in their parents' household in 1900. Auretta M. (Auretta May Agee) was 24 years old and a school teacher, Royal G. (Robert Gordon Agee) was 21 and a clerk in a railroad freight office, "Autum" L. (Arthur Livingston Agee) was 19 and a musician, and Alfred R. (Alfred Ralph Agee) was 9 and attending school.4
Death*4 September 1912She died of pulmonary tuberculosis on 4 September 1912 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah, at age 568,2
Burial* and was buried in Section K, Lot 88 of Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois.2

Family

Alfred Whitman Agee b. 18 Nov 1850, d. 4 Oct 1938

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Alfred W. and Lilly E. Agee, Aurora, Hamilton, Nebraska; Roll: 750; Page: 322C; Enumeration District: 098. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Lilly (Gordon) Agee, Memorial# 29256990. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Sarah Gordon, their surname transcribed as "Jordon" by Ancestry.com, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M653_213; Page: 475; Family History Library Film: 803213. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  4. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Alfred W. and Lillie E. Agee, Ogden Ward 4, Weber, Utah; Page: 22; Enumeration District: 0191; FHL microfilm: 1241688. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  5. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Sarah Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M593_263; Page: 576B; Family History Library Film: 545762. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  6. [S1681] Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, Alfred W. Agee and Lillie E. Gordon, Morgan County, 14 June 1875. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  7. [S1705] NEGenWeb Project Resource Center On-Line Library, online at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/topic/resources/OLLibrary/, Twentieth Legislature of Nebraska -- 1887, Alfred W. Agee, pages 44-45 at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/topic/resources/OLLibrary/…. Hereinafter cited as NEGenWeb Project Resource Center On-Line Library.
  8. [S1702] Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961, online at www.ancestry.com, attaching a copy of the Death Certificate of Lillie E. Agee, Weber County, 4 September 1912, referencing Utah State Archives; Salt Lake City, Utah; Series Number: 81448. Hereinafter cited as Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961.

Louise Gordon1

b. 3 May 1858, d. 19 January 1946
Father*John Gordon1 b. 29 Jul 1824, d. 23 Apr 1906
Mother*Sarah P. Funk1 b. 1830, d. 10 Sep 1873
Birth*3 May 1858Clara Louise Gordon was born on 3 May 1858 in Morgan County, Illinois. She was called Louise.1
(Daughter) Census 186023 June 1860Louise appeared as a "son Louis" on the 1860 census taken on 23 June 1860 in the household of her parents in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. She was 3 years old.2
(Daughter) Census 187029 July 1870Louise appeared on the 1870 census taken on 29 July 1870 in the household of her parents in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. She was 12 years old and had attended school within the year.3
(Daughter) Census 18805 June 1880Louise appeared as "Lute" on the 1880 census in the household of her father and stepmother taken on 5 June 1880 at 126 College Avenue, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. She was 22 years old.4
Marriage*30 July 1918She married, as his second wife, her deceased sister's husband Alfred Whitman Agee, son of Alfred Agee and Catherine Armstrong Cooper, on 30 July 1918 in Weber County, Utah.5
(Wife) Death4 October 1938Louise became a widow when Alfred Whitman Agee died on 4 October 1938 at age 87.6
Death*19 January 1946She died on 19 January 1946 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, at age 871
Burial* and was buried with her sister and husband in Section K, Lot 88 in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville.1

Family

Alfred Whitman Agee b. 18 Nov 1850, d. 4 Oct 1938

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Louise G. Agee, Memorial# 29283258. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Sarah Gordon, their surname transcribed as "Jordon" by Ancestry.com, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M653_213; Page: 475; Family History Library Film: 803213. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Sarah Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M593_263; Page: 576B; Family History Library Film: 545762. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  4. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Emma Gordon, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: 238; Page: 193A; Enumeration District: 170. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  5. [S1703] Utah, Select County Marriages, 1887-1937, online at www.ancestry.com, Alfred Whitman Agee and Clara Louise Gordon, Weber County, 30 July 1918, referencing FHL Film Number: 1670885. Hereinafter cited as Utah, Select County Marriages, 1887-1937.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Alfred Whitman Agee, Memorial# 135964015.

Luella Vallejjo Hills Gordon1

b. 16 September 1860, d. 17 December 1944
Father*David Wylie Gordon1 b. 1833, d. 22 Aug 1895
Mother*Elizabeth Hills1 b. 1839, d. May 1895
Birth*16 September 1860Luella Vallejjo Hills Gordon was born on 16 September 1860 in Morgan County, Illinois.1
(Daughter) Census 187029 July 1870Luella appeared on the 1870 census taken on 29 July 1870 in the household of her parents in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. She was 9 years old and had attended school within the year.2
(Daughter) Census 188014 June 1880Luella appeared on the 1880 census in the household of her parents taken on 13 and 14 June 1880 in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. She was 19 years old and attending school.3
Marriage*15 September 1881She married Edgar Lincoln Gordon, son of John Gordon and Sarah P. Funk, on 15 September 1881 in Scott County. They were 2nd cousins, the grandchildren of brothers.4,1,5
Death*17 December 1944She died on 17 December 1944 at her home in Scott County, Illinois, at age 841
Burial* and was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County.1

Family

Edgar Lincoln Gordon b. 15 Oct 1859, d. Mar 1950

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Louella V. Gordon, Memorial# 149927840. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of David (transcribed as "Daniel") and Elizabeth Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M593_263; Page: 577A; Family History Library Film: 545762. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of D.W. and Bessie Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: 238; Page: 281A; Enumeration District: 175. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  4. [S1701] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, Edgar L. Gordon and Louella V. Gordon, Scott County, 15 September 1881, referencing Film Number: 002132362. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Edgar L. Gordon, Memorial# 149927642.

Mabel F. Gordon1

b. 1885, d. 1962
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Henry L. Gordon2 b. 25 Jun 1852, d. 12 Feb 1938
Mother*Frances Ann Camp2 b. 12 Jan 1856, d. 1 Oct 1931
Birth*1885Mabel Fern Gordon was born about 1885.3
Marriage*25 December 1913She married first, as his second wife, Berry Samuel Heaton, son of Samuel Washington Heaton and Margaret Campbell, on 25 December 1913 in Winchester, Scott County, Illinois. They were 1st cousins 1 time removed.2,1,3
(Wife) Death29 January 1920Mabel became a widow when Berry Samuel Heaton died on 29 January 1920 at age 35.4
Marriage*11 August 1927She married second, as his second wife, Walter Fearneyhough, son of William Fearneyhough and Eliza E. Hockenhull, on 11 August 1927 in Morgan County, Illinois.5,3
Death*1962She died in 1962 at about age 77.3
Burial*She was buried in Section B2 of Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County.3

Family 1

Berry Samuel Heaton b. 25 Feb 1884, d. 29 Jan 1920

Family 2

Walter Fearneyhough b. 20 Dec 1877, d. 1962

Citations

  1. [S1701] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, Berry Samuel Heaton and Mabel F. Gordon, Scott County, 25 December 1913, referencing Film Number: 002132362. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  2. [S1701] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, Berry Samuel Heaton and Mabel Ferue Gordon, Winchester, Scott County, 25 December 1913, referencing Film Number: 001311776.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mabel Fern (Gordon) Fearneyhough, Memorial# 101676426. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Berry Samuel Heaton, Memorial# 101677789.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Walter Fearneyhough, Memorial# 101675002.

Mabel H. Gordon1

b. February 1887
Father*James B. Gordon1 b. Jan 1862, d. 10 Feb 1928
Mother*Rosetta Waters1 b. 1860
Birth*February 1887Mabel H. Gordon was born in February 1887 in Morgan County, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James B. and Lillie A. Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0096; FHL microfilm: 1240331. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.

Martha Gordon1

b. 1901
Father*James B. Gordon1 b. Jan 1862, d. 10 Feb 1928
Mother*Lillie A. Stephenson1 b. Apr 1874
Birth*1901Martha Gordon was born about 1901 in Morgan County, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James B. and Lillie A. Gordon, Seattle Ward 14, King, Washington; Roll: T624_1661; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0219; FHL microfilm: 1375674. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.

Martha G. Gordon1

b. October 1894, d. 1979
Father*John Benton Gordon1 b. Oct 1864, d. 2 Sep 1933
Mother*Maude Annette Gillham1 b. 12 Mar 1865, d. 1 Jul 1957
Birth*October 1894Martha G. Gordon was born in October 1894 in Washington.1
(Daughter) Census 19008 June 1900Martha appeared on the 1900 census in the household of her parents taken on 8 June 1900 in Ward 7 at 1008 E. Lake Avenue N, Seattle, King County, Washington. She was 5 years old.1
(Daughter) Census 191015 April 1910Martha appeared on the 1910 census taken on 15 April 1910 in the household of her parents in Ward 7 at 422 Tenth Avenue North, Seattle, King County, Washington. She was 15 years old and attending school.2
Marriage*22 April 1914She married Raymond R. Fry on 22 April 1914 in King County, Washington.3,4
(Wife) Death1955Martha became a widow when Raymond R. Fry died in 1955 at about age 45.3
Death*1979She died in 1979 at about age 855
Burial* and was buried in Section 8 of Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle.5

Family

Raymond R. Fry b. 1890, d. 1955

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John B. and Maude Gordon, Seattle Ward 7, King, Washington; Page: 5; Enumeration District: 0111; FHL microfilm: 1241745. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  2. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James B. and Maud Gordon, Seattle Ward 7, King, Washington; Roll: T624_1660; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0138; FHL microfilm: 1375673. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Raymond R. Fry, Memorial# 115801641. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S1710] Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013, online at www.ancestry.com, Martha Gertrude Gordon and Raymond Roe Fry, King County, 22 April 1914, her parents: John B. and Maude Gordon. Hereinafter cited as Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Martha G. Fry, Memorial# 115801695.

Mary Gordon1

b. 1869
Father*James Benton Gordon II1 b. 27 Jul 1838, d. 9 Nov 1899
Mother*Charlotte Elizabeth Gibbs1 b. 21 Jan 1847, d. 24 Oct 1914
Birth*1869Mary Gordon was born about 1869 in Morgan County, Illinois.1
(Daughter) Census 187024 July 1870Mary appeared on the 1870 census taken on 24 July 1870 in the household of her parents in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. She was one year old.1

Citations

  1. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James B. and Charlotte Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M593_263; Page: 575B; Family History Library Film: 545762. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.

Mary H. Gordon1

b. 1831, d. 1913
Father*William E. Gordon2 b. 2 Oct 1802, d. 6 Nov 1839
Mother*Nancy Berry2 b. 15 Oct 1803, d. 13 Mar 1876
Birth*1831Mary H. Gordon was born about 1831 in Illinois.2
(Daughter) Census 18401840Mary was probably enumerated on the 1840 census in the household of her father in Morgan County, Illinois. She would have been one of the 2 free white females aged 5 thru 9.3
(Daughter) Census 185012 October 1850Mary appeared on the 1850 census taken on 12 October 1850 in the household of her mother in Morgan County, Illinois. She was 19 years old and had attended school within the year.2,4
(Daughter) Census 186023 June 1860Mary appeared on the 1860 census taken on 23 June 1860 in the household of her mother in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. She was 32 years of age.5
Marriage*29 November 1860She married, as his second wife, John Carter, son of John Carter Sr., on 29 November 1860.1,6,7
(Wife) Death3 March 1889Mary became a widow when John Carter died on 3 March 1889 at age 67.6
Death*1913She died in 1913 at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 12 days7
Burial*1 February 1913 and was buried on 1 February 1913 with her husband in Section K, Lot 17 of Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County.7

Family

John Carter b. 17 Oct 1821, d. 3 Mar 1889
Children1.Lilla Gordon Carter8,7 b. 1863, d. 1867
2.Grace Carter9,7 b. 1871, d. 25 Dec 1942
3.John Gordon Carter10,7 b. 4 Mar 1875, d. 22 Jan 1933

Citations

  1. [S1689] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900, online at www.ancestry.com, John Carter and Mary H. Gordon, Morgan County, 29 November 1860, noting that the record may be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1317641 - 1317643. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Nancy "Haden", Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M432_122; Page: 293A; Image: 254. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S487] 1840 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Nancy Gardens, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 433. Hereinafter cited as 1840 US Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy (Berry) Heaton, Memorial# 176625280. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Nancy Heaton, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M653_213; Page: 475; Family History Library Film: 803213. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Carter, Memorial# 125230505.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Heaton (Gordon) Carter, Memorial# 125232728.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lilla Gordon Carter, Memorial# 125263736.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Grace Carter, Memorial# 125262969.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Gordon Carter, Memorial# 125263252.

Nathaniel Gordon1

Residence*1780Nathaniel Gordon removed from Shirley about 1780 to Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.1

Family

Child1.Hannah Gordon+; She was believed to have been the daughter of Nathaniel Gordon, who removed from Shirley to Peterborough, New Hampshire about 17801

Citations

  1. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 620-623. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.

Rufus P. Gordon1

b. August 1895
Father*Frank T. Gordon1 b. 18 May 1867, d. Jan 1967
Mother*Minnie L. Smith1 b. Sep 1866, d. 1903
Birth*August 1895Rufus P. Gordon was born in August 1895 in Illinois.1
(Son) Census 19001 June 1900Rufus appeared on the 1900 census taken on 1 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was 4 years old.1
(Son) Census 191025 April 1910Rufus appeared as a lodger with his father on the 1910 census taken on 25 April 1910 in the household of G.E. and M. Lacey in Ward 7, Seattle, King County, Washington. He was 15 years old, attending school and worked as a sales boy in a book store.2

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Frank T. and Minnie S. Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0096; FHL microfilm: 1240331. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  2. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of G.E. and M. Lacey, Seattle Ward 7, King, Washington; Roll: T624_1660; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 0127; FHL microfilm: 1375673. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.

Sallie Elsie Gordon1

b. 21 November 1876, d. 11 March 1969
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*William Edwin Gordon1,2 b. 22 Jun 1850, d. 22 Oct 1929
Mother*Maria Elizabeth Anderton1,3 b. 22 Jun 1853, d. 10 Jan 1939
Birth*21 November 1876Sallie Elsie Gordon was born on 21 November 1876 in Scott County, Illinois.1
Marriage*17 November 1896She married John Gordon Heaton, son of Samuel Washington Heaton and Margaret Campbell, on 17 November 1896 in Scott County, Illinois. They were 1st cousins 1 time removed.1,4
(Wife) Death30 September 1943Sallie became a widow when John Gordon Heaton died on 30 September 1943 at age 69.5
Death*11 March 1969She died at age 92 on 11 March 1969 at Passavant Hospital, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, where she had been a patient for two weeks.1
Burial*She was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois.1

Family

John Gordon Heaton b. 17 Nov 1873, d. 30 Sep 1943

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sallie Elsie (Gordon) Heaton, Memorial# 176576986. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Edwin Gordon, Memorial# 176615437.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Maria Elizabeth (Anderton) Gordon, Memorial# 176615594.
  4. [S1701] Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, John G. Heaton and Sallie E. Gordon, Scott County, 17 November 1896, citing Film Number: 002132362. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Gordon Heaton, Memorial# 176576921.

Sarah Gordon1

b. 1836, d. 10 April 1915
Father*William E. Gordon1 b. 2 Oct 1802, d. 6 Nov 1839
Mother*Nancy Berry1 b. 15 Oct 1803, d. 13 Mar 1876
Birth*1836Sarah Gordon was born in 1836 in Morgan County, Illinois.2
(Daughter) Census 18401840Sarah was likely enumerated on the 1840 census in the household of her mother in Morgan County, Illinois. She would have been the 1 free white female under 5.3
Name VariationShe was called Sally.4
(Daughter) Census 185012 October 1850Sarah appeared on the 1850 census taken on 12 October 1850 in the household of her mother in Morgan County, Illinois. She was 13 years old and had attended school within the year.1,5
(Daughter) Census 186023 June 1860Sarah appeared on the 1860 census taken on 23 June 1860 in the household of her mother in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. She was 21 years old.6
Marriage*19 July 1861She married Benjamin Franklin Beesley, son of Benjamin Beesley and Susan Brown, on 17 or 19 July 1861 in Morgan County, Illinois.7,8,2
Census 1870*5 June 1870Sarah and Frank Beesley appeared with their surname spelled "Busley" on the 1870 census taken on 5 June 1870 in Ward 2, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. Frank was 32 years of age with real estate valued at $700 and a personal estate valued at $600. His occupation was recorded as "drug store".
Sarah was also 32 and keeping house. Enumerated with their parents in 1870 were the couple's two children. Alice was 8 years old and Harry was 1. Neither child was recorded as having attended school within the year.9
Census 1880*7 June 1880Sarah and Benjamin F. Beesley appeared on the 1880 census taken on 7 June 1880 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. Benjamin was 42 years of age and a banker, and Sarah was 40 and keeping house. Their four surviving children were enumerated with their parents in 1880. May was 17 years old, Harold was 11, Gordon 7, and Blossom 3. The three eldest had all attended school within the census year. Also residing with the family in 1880 was Benjamin's father, Benjamin Beesley. He was 81 years of age and a widower.10
(Wife) Death14 July 1892Sarah became a widow when Benjamin Franklin Beesley died on 14 July 1892 at about age 54.11
Death*10 April 1915She died on 10 April 1915 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, at about age 792
Burial* and was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville.2

Family

Benjamin Franklin Beesley b. 1838, d. 14 Jul 1892
Children1.Alice May Beesley9 b. 1862
2.William Benjamin Beesley9 b. 1863, d. 9 Sep 1867
3.John Harold Beesley9 b. 1869
4.James Gordon Beesley11 b. 1873
5.Helen Louise Blossom Beesley12 b. 1877, d. 27 Jun 1948

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Nancy "Haden", Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M432_122; Page: 293A; Image: 254. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah G. (Gordon) Beesley, Memorial# 13207143. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S487] 1840 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Nancy Gardens, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 433. Hereinafter cited as 1840 US Federal Census.
  4. [S1681] Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, Benjamin F. Beesley and Sally Gordon, Morgan County, 17 July 1861. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy (Berry) Heaton, Memorial# 176625280.
  6. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Nancy Heaton, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M653_213; Page: 475; Family History Library Film: 803213. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  7. [S1446] Illinois, Marriage Index, 1851-1900, online at www.ancestry.com, Benjamin F. Beesley and Sally Gordon, Morgan County, 17 July 1861, noting that the record may be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1317641 - 1317643. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1851-1900.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin Franklin Beesley, Memorial# 13207116, reporting their marriage on 19 July 1861.
  9. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Frank and Sarah Beesley, their surname transcribed as "Busley", Jacksonville Ward 2, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M593_263; Page: 481B; Family History Library Film: 545762. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  10. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Benjamin and Sarah Beesley, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: 238; Page: 144C; Enumeration District: 168. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Benjamin Franklin Beesley, Memorial# 13207116.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Helen Louise Blossom Beesley, Memorial# 146219138.

Virginia B. Gordon1,2

b. 1853, d. 1940
Father*John Gordon1 b. 29 Jul 1824, d. 23 Apr 1906
Mother*Sarah P. Funk1 b. 1830, d. 10 Sep 1873
Birth*1853Virginia B. Gordon was born in 1853 in Morgan County, Illinois.1
(Daughter) Census 186023 June 1860Virginia appeared as "Laurabelle" on the 1860 census taken on 23 June 1860 in the household of her parents in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. She was 7 years old and had attended school within the year.3
(Daughter) Census 187029 July 1870Virginia appeared on the 1870 census taken on 29 July 1870 in the household of her parents in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. She was 16 years old and had attended school within the year.4
Marriage*21 August 1877She married Richardson Vasey, son of John Vasey, on 21 August 1877.2,5
Death*1940She died in 19401
Burial* and was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois.1

Family

Richardson Vasey b. 9 May 1843, d. 21 Mar 1884

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Virginia (Gordon) Vasey, Memorial# 29283945. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1681] Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, Richardson Vasey and Virgie B. Gordon, Morgan County, 21 August 1877. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Sarah Gordon, their surname transcribed as "Jordon" by Ancestry.com, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M653_213; Page: 475; Family History Library Film: 803213. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John and Sarah Gordon, Lynnville, Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M593_263; Page: 576B; Family History Library Film: 545762. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Richardson Vasey, Memorial# 29283952, noting the date of their marriage as 20 August 1877.

William Gordon1

b. August 1826
Father*William E. Gordon1 b. 2 Oct 1802, d. 6 Nov 1839
Mother*Nancy Berry1 b. 15 Oct 1803, d. 13 Mar 1876
Birth*August 1826William Gordon was born in August 1826 in Illinois.2,3
(Son) Census 18401840William was likely enumerated on the 1840 census in the household of his mother in Morgan County, Illinois. He would have been the 1 free white male aged 10 thru 14.4
Marriage*4 August 1849He married Mariah Berry on 4 August 1849 in Scott County, Illinois.1,5
(Son) Census 185012 October 1850William appeared with his wife and son on the 1850 census taken on 12 October 1850 in the household of his mother in Morgan County, Illinois. William was 22 years of age and doing the farming, and his wife Maria was 19. Their baby, William, was recorded as 0.1,6

Family

Mariah Berry b. Aug 1831
Children1.William Edwin Gordon+1,7 b. 22 Jun 1850, d. 22 Oct 1929
2.Henry L. Gordon+8 b. 25 Jun 1852, d. 12 Feb 1938
3.David O. Gordon9 b. 10 Jun 1857, d. 13 Mar 1941

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Nancy "Haden", Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M432_122; Page: 293A; Image: 254. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  2. [S17] 1850 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Nancy "Haden", Morgan, Illinois; Roll: M432_122; Page: 293A; Image: 254, noting his year of birth as 1828.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James and Mary Gordon, Point Pleasant, Scott, Illinois; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0136; FHL microfilm: 1240344, noting his date of birth as August 1826. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  4. [S487] 1840 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Nancy Gardens, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 433. Hereinafter cited as 1840 US Federal Census.
  5. [S1600] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850, online at www.ancestry.com, William M. Gordon and Mariah L. Berry, Scott County, 4 August 1849. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy (Berry) Heaton, Memorial# 176625280. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Edwin Gordon, Memorial# 176615437.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Henry Lincoln Gordon, Memorial# 148556838.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, David Oscar Gordon, Memorial# 92676851.