William E. Gordon1

b. 2 October 1802, d. 6 November 1839
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 1891.3,2
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Birth*2 October 1802William E. Gordon was born on 2 October 1802 in County Donegal, Ireland.1
Relationship Note*He and James Benton Gordon were brothers.3
Marriage*14 October 1823He married, as her first husband, Nancy Berry, daughter of Samuel Berry, on 14 October 1823 in Madison County, Illinois.4,1,5
Residence*After their marriage, Nancy and William settled on a homestead near Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. Their first home was a one room log cabin, measuring 20 by 20 feet.6
Death*6 November 1839He died on 6 November 1839 in Morgan County, Illinois, at age 371
Burial* and was buried first in Lynnville Cemetery, Morgan County, and his body later moved to Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County.1

Family

Nancy Berry b. 15 Oct 1803, d. 13 Mar 1876
Children1.John Gordon+5 b. 29 Jul 1824, d. 23 Apr 1906
2.William Gordon+7 b. Aug 1826
3.David Berry Gordon8,9 b. 29 Nov 1828, d. b Jun 1850
4.Mary H. Gordon+7 b. 1831, d. 1913
5.Elizabeth Gordon+7 b. 16 Oct 1833, d. 17 May 1920
6.Sarah Gordon+7 b. 1836, d. 10 Apr 1915

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, William E. Gordon, Memorial# 89189121. 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, James Benton Gordon I, Memorial# 89189107.
  4. [S1600] Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850, online at www.ancestry.com, Nancy Berry and William Gordon, 14 October 1823, Madison County, Illinois. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1791 to 1850.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy (Berry) Heaton, Memorial# 176625280.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Gordon, Memorial# 29237777.
  7. [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.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, David Berry Gordon, Memorial# 89189087.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Valentine Heaton, Memorial# 176625191.

William Edwin Gordon1,2

b. 22 June 1850, d. 22 October 1929
Father*William Gordon1,2 b. Aug 1826
Mother*Mariah Berry1,2 b. Aug 1831
Birth*22 June 1850William Edwin Gordon was born on 22 June 1850 in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois.1,2
(Grandson) Census 185012 October 1850William appeared with his parents on the 1850 census taken on 12 October 1850 in the household of paternal grandmother, Nancy Heaton, in Morgan County, Illinois. His age was recorded as 0.1,3
Marriage3 March 1872He married Maria Elizabeth Anderton, daughter of George Anderton, on 3 March 1872 in Morgan County, Illinois.4,5,6,2
Death*22 October 1929He died on 22 October 1929 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, at age 792
Burial* and was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville.2

Family

Maria Elizabeth Anderton b. 22 Jun 1853, d. 10 Jan 1939
Child1.Sallie Elsie Gordon5,2 b. 21 Nov 1876, d. 11 Mar 1969

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, William Edwin Gordon, Memorial# 176615437. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy (Berry) Heaton, Memorial# 176625280.
  4. [S1681] Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, William E. Gordon and Maria E. Anderton, Morgan County, 3 March 1872. Hereinafter cited as Illinois Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sallie Elsie (Gordon) Heaton, Memorial# 176576986.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Maria Elizabeth (Anderton) Gordon, Memorial# 176615594.

______ Gordon1

Family

Children1.James Benton Gordon+1 b. 1796, d. 12 Mar 1865
2.William E. Gordon+1 b. 2 Oct 1802, d. 6 Nov 1839

Citations

  1. [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."

Anne Gore1

b. 17 November 1816, d. 3 February 1844
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Silvester Gore2 d. 5 Jun 1822
Mother*Sarah Moore2 d. 24 Oct 1838
Baptism*17 November 1816Anne Gore was baptized on 17 November 1816 at St. Munchin, Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland.2
Marriage*She married, as his second wife, Thomas Hinds, son of Alexander Hinds and ______ Floyd.1
Death*3 February 1844Her death at age 27 was reported in the Limerick Chronicle on 3 February 1844. She was of Parsonstown, the wife of Thomas Hinds, sister of Dr. William Ringrose Gore of Limerick and daughter of the late Silvester Gore of Lackareagh, spelled "Laccaroe", County Clare.3

Family

Thomas Hinds d. 1882
Children1.William Richard Gore Hinds+1 b. 1842, d. 1926
2.Augustus Sylvester Gore Hinds+1 b. Jan 1844, d. 21 Nov 1934

Citations

  1. [S1526] Emails exchanged between Hilary Hinds (email: e-mail address), and LHB, on various dates with an attached handwritten family descendancy chart she believes was prepared by her grandfather. LHB Computer Files (Summerlin, Nevada).
  2. [S1671] Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, Ann Gore baptized 17 November 1816, St. Munchin's, parents Sylvester Gore and Sarah Moore, referencing FHL Film Number 924505. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911.
  3. [S1723] Obituaries, death notices, etc. from the Limerick Chronicle, online at http://www.limerickcity.ie/Library/LocalStudies/…, Hinds, Anne, 3 February 1844, Parsonstown, wife of Thomas Hinds, sister of Doctor Gore of Limerick, daughter of the late Silvester Gore of Laccaroe, County Clare, http://www.limerickcity.ie/Library/LocalStudies/…. Hereinafter cited as Limerick Chronicle Obituaries and Death Notices.

Jane Gore1

b. 1814
Father*Silvester Gore1 d. 5 Jun 1822
Mother*Sarah Moore1 d. 24 Oct 1838
Baptism*1814Jane Gore was baptized in 1814 at St. Munchin, Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland.1

Citations

  1. [S1671] Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, Jane Gore, baptized in 1814, St. Munchin, Limerick, parents Silvester and Sarah Gore, referencing FHL Film Number: 924505. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911.

Ralph Gore1

b. 10 March 1813
Father*Silvester Gore1 d. 5 Jun 1822
Mother*Sarah Moore1 d. 24 Oct 1838
Baptism*10 March 1813Ralph Gore was baptized on 10 March 1813 at St. Munchin, Limerick, County Limerick.1

Citations

  1. [S1671] Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, Ralph Gore, baptized 10 March 1813, St. Munchin, Limerick, parents Silvester and Sarah Gore, referencing FHL Film Number: 924505. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911.

Richard Gore1,2

Residence*He was identified as of Kings County in 1818.1,2,3
Deed Memorial*4 May 1818A memorial of an indented deed of lease dated 4 May 1818 was made between Anne Gibney of Paradise Row, Dublin, widow of the one part and Richard Gore of............. in the county of Kings (now County Offaly) Esq. of the other part.

Whereby the said Anne Gibney for the considerations therein mentioned, demised, granted and set unto the said Richard Gore all that and those the lot of ground situate in the northeast side of Paradise Row in the Lordship of St. Mary’s Abbey in the county of the city of Dublin with the dwelling house built thereon by one James McDermott containing in breadth in the front to said Row 16 feet one inch and a half, in breadth in the rear 21 feet 2 inches and in depth from front to rear 124 feet, be the same more or less, bounded on the southwest by Paradise Row aforesaid, on the northeast by a pasture and stable lane, on the northwest by a house and garden now or lately belonging to Daniel Ryan, and on the southeast by ground belonging to the Right Honorable John Viscount Mountjoy.

To hold said demised premises with the appurtenances to the said Richard Gore, his executors, administrators and assigns from the first day of May just past for and during the term and space of 992 years, from thence forth fully to be completed and ended subject to the rent of £30 sterling payable as therein mentioned, which said deed of lease contains the usual covenants between landlord and tenant.

The deed and memorial were signed by Anne Gibney and witnessed by Samuel P. Barrett of the city of Dublin, attorney-at-law, and William Gibney M.D. of said city, gentleman, eldest son of the said Anne Gibney. It was registered on 5 May 1818 between the hours of one and two o'clock.1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing Ireland's Registry of Deeds, 1818, Book 598, page 206, Memorial of Transcript 408245. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  2. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1818; Film# 545061, Volume 598, page 206, Deed Number 408245. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  3. [S1421] FamilySearch: Family History and Genealogy Records, online at www.familysearch.org, Kings County, Ireland was renamed County Offaly in 1920 and it became part of the Republic of Ireland on its formation in 1921. Hereinafter cited as FamilySearch Online.

Richard Moore Gore1

b. 1819
Father*Silvester Gore1 d. 5 Jun 1822
Mother*Sarah Moore1 d. 24 Oct 1838
Baptism*1819Richard Moore Gore was baptized in 1819 at St. Munchin, Limerick, County Limerick.1

Citations

  1. [S1671] Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, Richard Moore Gore, baptized in 1819, St. Munchin, Limerick, parents Silvester and Sarah Gore, referencing FHL Film Number: 924505. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911.

Sarah Gore1

b. 30 September 1821, d. 26 April 1836
Father*Silvester Gore1 d. 5 Jun 1822
Mother*Sarah Moore1 d. 24 Oct 1838
Baptism*30 September 1821Sarah Gore was baptized on 30 September 1821 at St. Munchin, Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland,1
Death*26 April 1836 and died before 26 April 1836, the date the notice of her death appeared in the Limerick Chronicle, at age 14.2

Citations

  1. [S1671] Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, Sarah Gore, baptized on 30 September 1831, St. Munchin, Limerick, parents Silvester and Sarah Gore, referencing FHL Film Number: 924505. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911.
  2. [S1723] Obituaries, death notices, etc. from the Limerick Chronicle, online at http://www.limerickcity.ie/Library/LocalStudies/…, Gore, Sarah, Thomond Gate, 26 April 1836, age 14, daughter of Silvester Gore of Laccroe, http://www.limerickcity.ie/Library/LocalStudies/…. Hereinafter cited as Limerick Chronicle Obituaries and Death Notices.

Silvester Gore1

d. 5 June 1822
Name VariationIn some records his name has been spelled Sylvester Gore.
Marriage*31 January 1810He married Sarah Moore on 31 January 1810 in St. Munchin, Limerick, County Limerick.2
Residence*The Silvester Gore family lived at Thomondgate, Limerick, County Limerick,3,4
Residence and at Lackareagh, County Clare.3,4
Death*5 June 1822He died on 5 June 1822 and the Limerick Chronicle reported that day that Mr. Sylvester Gore, Revenue Officer, had died during the night at Thomondgate, Limerick.3

Family

Sarah Moore d. 24 Oct 1838
Children1.William Ringrose Gore5 b. 11 Mar 1810, d. 13 Mar 1861
2.Ralph Gore6 b. 10 Mar 1813
3.Jane Gore7 b. 1814
4.Anne Gore+1 b. 17 Nov 1816, d. 3 Feb 1844
5.Richard Moore Gore8 b. 1819
6.Sarah Gore9 b. 30 Sep 1821, d. 26 Apr 1836

Citations

  1. [S1671] Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, Ann Gore baptized 17 November 1816, St. Munchin's, parents Sylvester Gore and Sarah Moore, referencing FHL Film Number 924505. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911.
  2. [S1667] Ireland, Select Marriages, 1619-1898, online at www.ancestry.com, Silvester Gore and Sarah Moore, St. Munchin, Limerick, 31 January 1810. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Select Marriages, 1619-1898.
  3. [S1723] Obituaries, death notices, etc. from the Limerick Chronicle, online at http://www.limerickcity.ie/Library/LocalStudies/…, Gore, Silvester, Thomondgate, 5 June 1822, http://www.limerickcity.ie/Library/LocalStudies/…. Hereinafter cited as Limerick Chronicle Obituaries and Death Notices.
  4. [S1723] Limerick Chronicle Obituaries and Death Notices, online at http://www.limerickcity.ie/Library/LocalStudies/…, Gore, female (Mrs.), Thomond Gate, 24 October 1838, widow of Silvester Gore of Lacroe, County Clare, mother of Dr. Gore of Limerick, buried at St. Munchin's, http://www.limerickcity.ie/Library/LocalStudies/…
  5. [S1671] Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, William Ringrose Gore, baptized on 11 March 1810, St. Munchin, Limerick, parents Silvester and Sarah Gore, FHL Film Number: 924505.
  6. [S1671] Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, Ralph Gore, baptized 10 March 1813, St. Munchin, Limerick, parents Silvester and Sarah Gore, referencing FHL Film Number: 924505.
  7. [S1671] Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, Jane Gore, baptized in 1814, St. Munchin, Limerick, parents Silvester and Sarah Gore, referencing FHL Film Number: 924505.
  8. [S1671] Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, Richard Moore Gore, baptized in 1819, St. Munchin, Limerick, parents Silvester and Sarah Gore, referencing FHL Film Number: 924505.
  9. [S1671] Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, Sarah Gore, baptized on 30 September 1831, St. Munchin, Limerick, parents Silvester and Sarah Gore, referencing FHL Film Number: 924505.

William Ringrose Gore1

b. 11 March 1810, d. 13 March 1861
Father*Silvester Gore1 d. 5 Jun 1822
Mother*Sarah Moore1 d. 24 Oct 1838
Baptism*11 March 1810William Ringrose Gore was baptized on 11 March 1810 at St. Munchin, Limerick, County Limerick.1
Occupation*William was a physician in Limerick.2
Death*13 March 1861He died at age 52 before 13 March 1861, the date his death was reported in the Limerick Chronicle.2

Citations

  1. [S1671] Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911, online at www.ancestry.com, William Ringrose Gore, baptized on 11 March 1810, St. Munchin, Limerick, parents Silvester and Sarah Gore, FHL Film Number: 924505. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911.
  2. [S1723] Obituaries, death notices, etc. from the Limerick Chronicle, online at http://www.limerickcity.ie/Library/LocalStudies/…, Gore, William Ringrose, M.D., George Street, 13 March 1861, aged 52 http://www.limerickcity.ie/Library/LocalStudies/…. Hereinafter cited as Limerick Chronicle Obituaries and Death Notices.

Richard Gorman1

Marriage*He married, as her second husband, Esther (Sharpless) Taylor, daughter of James Sharpless and Mary Lewis.1

Citations

  1. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 163-165. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.

Edmond Gould1

(Witness to Will) Estate George’s will bequeathed 5 shillings to his eldest son Richard Bell, explaining that Richard had already been provided for by his marriage settlement. To his dearly beloved wife Essey Bell alias Archer he bequeathed the remainder of his property whatsoever, real and personal, and all monies, lands and concerns he was entitled to, to be by her divided and disposed of among his younger children as she thinks proper, and should she die without making such dispositions, the same equally between his said younger children. George appointed his said wife sole executrix, and his will was witnessed by George Johnston, Edmond Gould and A. Griffith.1

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, George Bell, 1809, Killynure, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Hannah Gould1

Name-SpellingsThe GOULD surname also appeared in the records as GOOLD.2
Marriage*11 September 1717She married Benoni Hayward, son of John Hayward and Sarah Mitchell, on 11 September 1717 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Benoni Hayward b. 17 Mar 1686

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 168. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Abigail Gowing1

Marriage*24 May 1741She married William Sheldon of Reading on 24 May 1741 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
(Mother-in-law) Land TransferFrom a deed, it appears that William Bolton Jr. gave Thomas Sheldon, believed to have been his brother-in-law, a piece of land in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), and promised to care for his mother, Abigail Gowing Sheldon, until her death, and to give her a Christian burial. This curious agreement was thwarted by William's early death.3

Family

William Sheldon
Children1.Samuel Sheldon2 b. 2 Jul 1742
2.Abigail Sheldon+1 b. 15 Mar 1743/44, d. 7 Mar 1792
3.Thomas Sheldon3

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Third Generation, pages 6-8. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Jacob Grabill1,2

b. 1826
Birth*1826Jacob Grabill was born about 1826 in Pennsylvania.3,4
Marriage*He married Rachel Sharp, daughter of Isaac Sharp Jr. and Eliza Ann Naylor, in Washington County, Pennsylvania.1,3
Census 1850*9 August 1850Rachel and Jacob Grabill appeared on the 1850 Census taken on 9 August 1850 in Millsborough, Washington County, Pennsylvania. They were enumerated in the household next to Rachel's sister Rebecca and her husband, Weaver Heaton. Jacob's name was enumerated as "Joel", he was age 24, Rachel was age 23, and they had no children.3
Census 1860*14 August 1860Jacob and Rachel Grabill appeared on the 1860 census taken on 14 August 1860 in Somerset, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Jacob's surname was spelled "Grable" and they were enumerated in the next household of Rachel's sister Mary Jane and her husband James Crouch. Jacob was 34 years of age and a shoemaker, Rachel was 32, and they had five children. Ellen was 10 and Mary was 8, and both had attended school within the year. The younger children were Emma, age 6, Charles 3, and William was 1.4,5

Family

Rachel Sharp b. 1827

Citations

  1. [S1437] Extended Heaton Family, miscellaneous notes from previous generations. Handwritten notes from multiple hands, not dated, LHB Notebook - Document Copies, Summerlin, Nevada, his name reported as "Jacob Grabill". Hereinafter cited as Extended Heaton Family.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of "Joel Grabil", Millsborough, Washington County, Pennsylvania; Roll M432_833, page 137A, image 280. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S17] 1850 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of "Joel" Grabill, Millsborough, Washington County, Pennsylvania; Roll M432_833, page 137A, image 280.
  4. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Jacob "Grable", Somerset, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1192; Page: 889; Image: 324; Family History Library Film: 805192. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  5. [S1437] Extended Heaton Family. not dated. LHB Notebook - Document Copies, reporting they would have a sixth child, Oliver, in 1867.

Joseph Grafton1

Family

Child1.Nathaniel Grafton+1 b. 24 Apr 1642, d. 11 Feb 1670/71

Citations

  1. [S943] Contributed by William Prescott Greenlaw of Winthrop Massachusetts, "John Maverick and Some of His Descendants", New England Historic and Genealogical Register, Volume 96 (Oct 1942): pages 358-360. Hereinafter cited as "John Maverick and Some Descendants."

Lydia Grafton1

b. circa 1757
Birth*circa 1757Lydia Grafton was born circa 1757.1
Marriage*15 November 1778She married Robert Carver, son of Joseph Carver and Elizabeth Snow, on 15 November 1778 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.1

Family

Robert Carver b. 2 Jun 1742
Children1.Isaac Carver1 b. 22 Jan 1782
2.John Carver1 b. 1783

Citations

  1. [S416] The Alden Kindred Database, online at www.alden.org. The Alden Organization states that "the Alden Kindred Database is incomplete. It is not yet a complete listing of all Alden descendants; nor of all members of the Kindred. It contains information taken from various sources including Alden Kindred lineage papers, Mayflower Five Generations Project research, published genealogies, and other databases, not all of which has been fully documented." Nevertheless, some information obtained from the Alden Kindred Database has been included in this collection with the knowledge that, even if not accurate, may provide valuable clues. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed. Hereinafter cited as Alden Kindred Database.

Nathaniel Grafton1

b. 24 April 1642, d. 11 February 1670/71
Father*Joseph Grafton1
Birth*24 April 1642Nathaniel Grafton was born on 24 April 1642 or, according to the Maverick source, on 1 May.1
Residence*Nathaniel Grafton lived in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*6 April 1665He married, as her first husband, Elizabeth Maverick, daughter of Moses Maverick and Remember Allerton, on 6 April 1665.1
Death*11 February 1670/71He died on 11 February 1670/71 at Barbados at age 28.1

Family

Elizabeth Maverick b. 30 Sep 1649, d. bt Jan 1685/86 - 29 Nov 1698
Child1.Priscilla Grafton+1 b. 12 Mar 1670/71

Citations

  1. [S943] Contributed by William Prescott Greenlaw of Winthrop Massachusetts, "John Maverick and Some of His Descendants", New England Historic and Genealogical Register, Volume 96 (Oct 1942): pages 358-360. Hereinafter cited as "John Maverick and Some Descendants."

Priscilla Grafton1

b. 12 March 1670/71
Father*Nathaniel Grafton1 b. 24 Apr 1642, d. 11 Feb 1670/71
Mother*Elizabeth Maverick1 b. 30 Sep 1649, d. bt Jan 1685/86 - 29 Nov 1698
Birth*12 March 1670/71Priscilla Grafton was born on 12 March 1670/71 in Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Marriage*15 October 1690She married Thomas Jackson on 15 October 1690 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2

Family

Thomas Jackson d. b 27 Dec 1710
Children1.Thomas Jackson+1 b. 18 Jul 1692, d. b 4 Mar 1757
2.Nathaniel Jackson2 b. 15 May 1693
3.Elizabeth Jackson2 b. 10 Mar 1694/95
4.Mary Jackson2 b. 24 May 1698
5.Priscilla Jackson2 b. 27 Aug 1702

Citations

  1. [S943] Contributed by William Prescott Greenlaw of Winthrop Massachusetts, "John Maverick and Some of His Descendants", New England Historic and Genealogical Register, Volume 96 (Oct 1942): pages 358-360. Hereinafter cited as "John Maverick and Some Descendants."
  2. [S944] Robert S. Wakefield, Margaret Harris Stover and Lucy Mary Kellogg, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620. Volume 17, Isaac Allerton (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975 -). Hereinafter cited as Isaac Allerton of the Mayflower (Five).

Cordelia Pearl Graham1,2

b. 31 December 1886, d. 13 February 1965
Father*James W. Graham3 b. Dec 1861
Mother*Valerie Showers4
Birth*31 December 1886Cordelia Pearl Graham was born on 31 December 1886 in Chilhowee Township, Johnson County, Missouri.1,5,3
Name VariationShe was called Pearl.1,6
Marriage*She married Jesse Jewell Spence, son of John W. Spence and Laura Ann Matthews.7,6,1,8
Census 1920*2 January 1920Pearl and Jesse J. Spence appeared on the 1920 census taken on 2 January 1920 at 1304 Locust Street, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. Jesse was 25 years of age and worked as a bookkeeper in a mercantile store, and Pearl was 33. They rented their apartment. Jesse's mother and two of his sisters, the oldest and the youngest, resided with the couple in 1920, as did Pearl's brother and two lodgers. His mother, Laura Spence, was 64 years of age and widowed, his sister Roxie was 44 years of age, recorded as single, and worked as a sewing machine operator, and his sister Kathryn was 19 years old, single, and worked as a sales lady in a dry goods store. Pearl's brother, Walter Graham, was 23 years old, single, and was recorded as a lodger. He worked as a horse man in a horse barn. The two other gentlemen residing in the Spence household were lodgers. Ray E. Samuels was 24 years of age, single, and worked as a laborer in a stock yard, and Roy B. Smith was 56 years of age, divorced, and worked as a house painter.9
(Wife) Death30 August 1963Pearl became a widow when Jesse Jewell Spence died on 30 August 1963 at age 68.8
Death*13 February 1965She died on 13 February 1965 at age 781
Burial* and was buried in Centreview Cemetery, Centreview, Johnson County, Missouri.1

Family

Jesse Jewell Spence b. 16 Dec 1894, d. 30 Aug 1963

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, C Pearl Spence, Memorial# 93918344. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1767] Missouri, Birth Registers, 1847-1910, online at www.ancestry.com, Graham birth, 31 December 1886 in "Chilhowis" Township, Johnson County, father J. W. Graham and mother Valdie Graham. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, Birth Registers, 1847-1910.
  3. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James W. and Maggie Graham, Chilhowee, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0103; FHL microfilm: 1240868. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  4. [S1456] Social Security (U.S.) Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Walter Lealond Graham, born 14 August 1896 in Johnson County, Missouri, son of James W. Graham and Valerie Showers. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  5. [S1767] Missouri, Birth Registers, 1847-1910, online at www.ancestry.com, Graham birth, 31 December 1886 in "Chilhowis" Township, Johnson County, father J. W. Graham and mother "Valdie" Graham.
  6. [S1768] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, online at www.ancestry.com, Jesse Jewell Spence, age 47, born 16 December 1894 in Johnson County, Missouri. Hereinafter cited as U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  7. [S223] U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online at www.ancestry.com, Jesse J. Spence, age 22, born 16 December 1894 in Centerview, Missouri, married and working as a bookkeeper for a jewelry company. Hereinafter cited as WWI Draft Registration, 1917-1918.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Spec J Jewell Spence, Memorial# 93918274.
  9. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Jesse J. and Pearl Spence, Kansas City Ward 6, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T625_926; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 99. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.

James W. Graham1

b. December 1861
Birth*December 1861James W. Graham was born in December 1861 in Missouri.1
Marriage*He married first Valerie Showers.2
(Husband) DeathJames became a widower when Valerie (Showers) Graham died leaving him with three small children.1
Marriage*1898He married second Maggie ______ about 1898.1

Family 1

Valerie Showers
Children1.Cordelia Pearl Graham1 b. 31 Dec 1886, d. 13 Feb 1965
2.Walter L. Graham2 b. 14 Aug 1896
3.Jettie Graham1,2 b. 14 Aug 1896

Family 2

Maggie ______ b. Apr 1875

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James W. and Maggie Graham, Chilhowee, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0103; FHL microfilm: 1240868. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1456] Social Security (U.S.) Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Walter Lealond Graham, born 14 August 1896 in Johnson County, Missouri, son of James W. Graham and Valerie Showers. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Jettie Graham1

b. 14 August 1896
Father*James W. Graham1,2 b. Dec 1861
Mother*Valerie Showers2,1
Birth*14 August 1896Jettie Graham was born on 14 August 1896 in Johnson County, Missouri.2,1
Relationship Note*Jettie and Walter L. Graham were twins.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James W. and Maggie Graham, Chilhowee, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0103; FHL microfilm: 1240868. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1456] Social Security (U.S.) Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Walter Lealond Graham, born 14 August 1896 in Johnson County, Missouri, son of James W. Graham and Valerie Showers. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Joseph Anderson Graham1,2,3

b. 1 April 1864, d. 20 December 1925
Birth*1 April 1864Joseph Anderson Graham was born on 1 April 1864 in Tennessee.3
Occupation*Joseph was a farmer in Jackson County, Missouri.3
Marriage*26 January 1921He married Roxie Spence, daughter of John W. Spence and Laura Ann Matthews, on 26 January 1921 in Jackson County.4
Death*20 December 1925He died of an aortic insufficiency on 20 December 1925 in Jackson County at age 61.3

Family

Roxanna Abigail Spence b. 23 Dec 1875, d. 3 Jan 1954

Citations

  1. [S1765] Jackson County, Missouri, Marriage Records, 1826-2014, online at www.ancestry.com, J A Grayham and Roxie Spence, married and registered on 26 January 1921, referencing License Number: 1921I0013642. Hereinafter cited as Jackson County, Missouri, Marriage Records, 1826-2014.
  2. [S1766] Missouri, Death Certificates, 1910-1962, online at www.ancestry.com, Roxie A. Graham, January 1954, Jackson County, linking to digitized copy of her death certificate. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, Death Certificates, 1910-1962.
  3. [S1766] Missouri, Death Certificates, 1910-1962, online at www.ancestry.com, Joseph Anderson Graham, 20 December 1925, Jackson County, linking to digitized copy of his death certificate.
  4. [S1765] Jackson County, Missouri, Marriage Records, 1826-2014, online at www.ancestry.com, J. A. Grayham and Roxie Spence, married and registered on 26 January 1921, referencing License Number: 1921I0013642.

Mary Graham1,2

b. 22 April 1803, d. 8 March 1877
Birth*22 April 1803Mary Graham was born on 22 April 1803 in Pennsylvania.3,2
Marriage*She married James Benton Gordon, son of ______ Gordon.1,2
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.3
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.4
(Wife) Death12 March 1865Mary became a widow when James Benton Gordon died on 12 March 1865.5
(Mother) Census 187024 July 1870Mary was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 24 July 1870 in the household of her son, James Benton Gordon II, in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. Mary was 65 years of age, helped with the housekeeping and reported real estate valued at $1,200 and a personal estate of $2,000.6
Death*8 March 1877She died from typhoid fever on 8 March 1877 in Lynnville at age 732
Burial* and was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County.2

Family

James Benton Gordon b. 1796, d. 12 Mar 1865
Children1.David Wylie Gordon+3,5 b. 1833, d. 22 Aug 1895
2.James Benton Gordon II+7,3 b. 27 Jul 1838, d. 9 Nov 1899

Citations

  1. [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."
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary (Graham) Gordon, Memorial# 176654203. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [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.
  4. [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.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Benton Gordon I, Memorial# 89189107.
  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.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Benton Gordon II, Memorial# 176653106.

Walter L. Graham1

b. 14 August 1896
Father*James W. Graham1 b. Dec 1861
Mother*Valerie Showers1
Birth*14 August 1896Walter L. Graham was born on 14 August 1896 in Johnson County, Missouri.1,2
Relationship Note*Walter and Jettie Graham were twins.2
(Brother-in-Law) Census 19202 January 1920Walter was enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 2 January 1920 in the household of his sister and brother-in-law, Pearl and Jesse J. Spence, at 1304 Locust Street, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. Walter was 23 years old, single, and was recorded as a lodger. He worked as a horse man in a horse barn.3

Citations

  1. [S1456] Social Security (U.S.) Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Walter Lealond Graham, born 14 August 1896 in Johnson County, Missouri, son of James W. Graham and Valerie Showers. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James W. and Maggie Graham, Chilhowee, Johnson, Missouri; Page: 1; Enumeration District: 0103; FHL microfilm: 1240868. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  3. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Jesse J. and Pearl Spence, Kansas City Ward 6, Jackson, Missouri; Roll: T625_926; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 99. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.

George Grahams

(Heir) Will21 September 1766John Hinds of Kilmainham, County Cavan, Ireland, left a will dated 21 September 1766 and proven on 7 Feb 1769 naming the following beneficiaries: Mary (Hinds) Stephens, Mary (Hinds) Clarke, Ralph Clarke, Mary Anne Clarke, Catherine (Clarke) Stephens, Anthony Clarke, Walter Hinds, John Hinds, Thomas Hinds, William Hinds, Margaret Hinds, Richard Booth, George Hinds, Thomas Hinds, Ralph Hinds, John Hinds, Margaret Latterton, William Latterton, Mary Latterton, George Grahams, Robert Forster Shields and Jane Trimble. George Grahams received the sum of five pounds sterling.1

Citations

  1. [S342] John Hinds will (21 Sep 1766), Copy of the Last Will and Testament of John Hinds, late of Kilmainham (County Meath), proven 7 Feb 1769, National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Will of John Hinds, proven 1769.

Edward Grant1

d. 1682
Marriage*He married Sarah Ward, daughter of William Ward.1
Occupation*He was a shipwright in Boston.1
Death*1682He died in 1682.1

Family

Sarah Ward d. 25 Mar 1690
Child1.Joseph Grant1 b. 15 Feb 1660/61

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), pages 156-158. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.

Joseph Grant1

b. 15 February 1660/61
Father*Edward Grant2 d. 1682
Mother*Sarah Ward2 d. 25 Mar 1690
Birth*15 February 1660/61Joseph Grant was born on 15 February 1660/61 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2
Marriage*19 August 1704He married, as her second husband, Mary (Thacher) Draper, daughter of Judah Thacher and Mary Thornton, on 19 August 1704 in Boston.2
Death*He died in Boston2
Burial* and was buried in Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Boston, where a footstone, with no date, marks his grave.2

Family

Mary Thacher b. 17 Mar 1671

Citations

  1. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (New York, New York: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1910-1915), page 107. Hereinafter cited as Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy.
  2. [S1213] John R. Totten, Thacher - Thatcher Genealogy, pages 156-158.

Henry Grattan1

b. 1670
Birth*1670Henry Grattan was born about 1670.2
Marriage*1707He married Bridget Fleming, daughter of Thomas Fleming and Ellen Burrowes, in 1707.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Garrett Fleming Tentative Pedigree. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S1562] Burke's Peerage Limited, Burke's Irish Family Records, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (London, England: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1976), Grattan, pages 487-489. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Irish Family Records.