Joseph Leon Goodreau1

b. 14 July 1828, d. 29 July 1901
Birth*14 July 1828Joseph Leon Goodreau was born on 14 July 1828 in Napierville, Montérégie Region, Quebec Province, Canada.1
Marriage*22 January 1850He married first Louisa Joucas on 22 January 1850 in Kankakee County, Illinois.2
(Husband) Death15 May 1895Joseph became a widower when Louisa (Joucas) Goodreau died on 15 May 1895 at age 64.2
Death*29 July 1901He died on 29 July 1901 in Liberty, Gage County, Nebraska, at age 731
Burial* and was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Liberty.1

Family

Louisa Joucas b. 5 Apr 1831, d. 15 May 1895
Child1.George H. Goodro1,3 b. 30 Oct 1869, d. 19 Sep 1945

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Leon Goodreau, Memorial# 58334482. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Louise Goodroe, Memorial# 150155498.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George H Goodro, Memorial# 19696627.

George H. Goodro1

b. 30 October 1869, d. 19 September 1945
Father*Joseph Leon Goodreau2,1 b. 14 Jul 1828, d. 29 Jul 1901
Mother*Louisa Joucas1,3 b. 5 Apr 1831, d. 15 May 1895
Birth*30 October 1869George H. Goodro was born on 30 October 1869 in Pawnee County, Nebraska.1
Marriage1890He married Sarah Jane Burtwell, daughter of George H. Burtwell and Mary Ann Reedy, about 1890.1,4,5
(Husband) Death17 March 1937George became a widower when Sarah Jane (Burtwell) Goodro died on 17 March 1937 at age 65.4
Death*19 September 1945He died on 19 September 1945 in Lewellen, Garden County, Nebraska, at age 751
Burial* and was buried with his wife in Plum Creek Cemetery, Garden County, Nebraska.1,4

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, George H Goodro, Memorial# 19696627. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Leon Goodreau, Memorial# 58334482.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Louise Goodroe, Memorial# 150155498.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah Jane (Burtwell) Goodro, Memorial# 19696630.
  5. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of George H. and Jennie Goodro, (the family's surname spelled "Goodrow" by the census taker), Year: 1900; Census Place: Boulder, Boulder, Colorado; Roll: 121; Page: 10; Enumeration District: 0161. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Hannah Goodspeed1

Marriage*She married Lot Conant, son of Nathaniel Conant and Hannah __?__.1

Family

Lot Conant b. 20 Aug 1689
Children1.Lot Conant+1 b. 5 May 1718
2.Timothy Conant+1 b. 21 Nov 1732, d. b 22 May 1803

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), Conant, pages 139-143. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Druzella Goodwin1

b. July 1876, d. 1954
Father*William Goodwin1 b. Sep 1828, d. 1906
Mother*Hortense Denney1 b. Apr 1836, d. 1911
(Wife) Name SpellingsThe Hitchens/Hitchen family's surname found in our research, during the earlier years, was usually spelled Hitchens, then in the later years was more often spelled Hitchen.2,3,4,5
Birth*July 1876Druzella Goodwin was born in July 1876 in Ohio.1,6
Name VariationShe was called Zella, which was spelled "Zilla" in some records.7
Marriage*1896She married first William L. Houts, son of George W. Houts and America Piper, about 1896.7,2,5,8
Divorce*Zella (Goodwin) Houts and William L. Houts were divorced not long after their marriage. On the 1900 census taken on 11 April, William was enumerated as divorced and was living with his parents in Mercer County, Ohio, and on the census of 14 June 1900, Druzella, who had remarried, was living with her parents in Auglaize County, Ohio. Zella's son from her first marriage, Harry Edward Houts, her second husband, William Hitchens, and their young son, Charles R. Hitchen, were all enumerated with her in 1900 in her parents' household.8
Marriage*She married second, as his second wife, William Hitchen, son of James Hitchens and Margaret Rutledge.1
(Married Daughter) Census US 190014 June 1900Druzella was enumerated with her second husband and two children on the 1900 census taken on 14 June 1900 in the household of her parents on Railroad Avenue, St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio. Her husband, William, was 45 years of age, worked as a day laborer, and had been unemployed for five months of the census year. Druzella was 23 years of age. They had been married for less than a year, and Druzella had given birth to two children, both of whom were living and enumerated with them. Edward Houts, who was 3 years old and recorded as "Edwin", was Druzella's son from her first marriage, and the couple's son, Charles Hitchen, was three months old. All of the adults in the Goodwin household were able to read and write.1
Census US 1910*20 April 1910Zella and William Hitchens were enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 20 April 1910 at 609 Cleveland Avenue, St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio. Their ages were not recorded, although William would have been about 55 years of age, and Zella about age 33. William worked as a laborer for the Railroad. They rented their house, and their number of years married was not recorded, although it was reported as William's third, and Zella's second marriage. We know that Zella had given birth to at least two children, although no number of births or living children was reported for her. William's brother, Eli E. Hitchens, with his wife and children, were enumerated in William and Zella's household in 1910. Eli was recorded as 46 years of age, although he was actually about age 51, and worked as a laborer for the Railroad. His wife, Bertha E. Hitchens, was 22 years of age. They reported they had been married for zero years, his second marriage and her first, and that Bertha had given birth to two children, both of whom were living. The two young children included with the younger couple were enumerated as Virgil E. and Cecil G. Hitchens, ages 24 months and zero months old, respectively. They were identified as nephews of William and Zella, so we wonder if they were the children of Eli and Bertha, even though they were born before the couple's marriage. We suspect they were at least Bertha's children because she was reported on the census to have given birth to two children, both of whom were living. We've not been able to find any records, after this 1910 census, for Bertha, or for Virgil and Cecil.9
Illness*1915Zella's husband, William, became seriously ill about 1915 and was institutionalized at the Auglaize County Infirmary, Duchouquet, Ohio.10,11
Divorce*Zella divorced William after he was institutionalized12,13,14
Marriage and she married her third husband, as his second wife, Russell Taylor, son of William Taylor and Mary E. Bailes, before the census was taken in January of 1920.14,15,6
Census US 1920*12 January 1920Zella and Russell Taylor were enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 12 January 1920 on Oil Street, St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio. Russell was 48 years of age and worked for wages as a laborer for a Wheel and Spoke Company, and Zella was 37 years of age. They rented their home and Zella's son, Charles Hitchen, from her second marriage, was enumerated with them in 1920. Charles was 19 years old, had not attended school within the census year, and was not working. Everyone in the household was able to read and write.14
(Former Wife) Death10 January 1929 While an inmate of the institution, her former husband suffered a stroke of paralysis and died four months later, on 10 January 1929, at the Auglaize County Infirmary, Duchouquet, at age 74.16,17,10,11,18
(Former Wife) Obituary11 January 1929His obituary was published on 11 January 1929 in a St. Marys, Ohio, newspaper under the four-tiered headline, "William Hitchen Dies at Auglaize County Home; Five Children Survive", and telling us, in part, that William Hitchen, for many years a St. Marys citizen, had died the day before at the Auglaize county home where he had been an inmate for several years. Born in Muskingum County on 20 January 1854, he would have been 75 years old had he lived ten days longer. He was survived by five children: Charles, Fred and Walter, at home; Clara of Columbus; and Mrs. Ella Wilcox of Cleveland; and also by a stepson, Edward Houtz.10
(Former Wife) Obituary12 January 1929A second obituary was published on 12 January 1929 in Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, in the Wapak Daily. Under the headline, "William Hitchen Died at County Home Here", the newspaper reported that William Hitchen, 75, an inmate of the County Home for the past 19 years, had died at that institution on Thursday. He was a native of Muskingum County, and had been ill suffering from a stroke of paralysis for the past four months. He was survived by five children, and his burial was to be at St. Marys.11
Census US 1930*8 April 1930Zilla and Russell Taylor were enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 8 April 1930 on Wapakoneta Pike, St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio. Russell was 60 years of age and was employed for wages as a Teamster at a Foundry, and Zilla was 53 years of age. Russell was 26 years of age at his first marriage, and Zilla was 20 years old when she married for the first time. They owned their house, which was not on a farm, and did not own a radio set. Two of Zilla's children from her second marriage were enumerated with them in 1930. Ellen (Hitchen) Wilcox was 28 years of age and recorded as married, although her husband, Keith A. Wilcox, was not with her. We suspect they were in the process of divorcing. He had been enumerated three days earlier as a roomer in an apartment rented by Lucinda Boothman in Cleveland, Ohio. Keith was 33 years of age and employed for wages as a Retail Auto Salesman. He had been 23 years of age, and Ellen had been 18 years old when they married. Zilla's son, Walter Hitchen, was 17 years old and employed for wages as a furniture maker at a spokes works company. Everyone in the Taylor household was able to read and write. In the next household on the same census page, Zilla's son, Edward Houts, from her first marriage, was enumerated with his wife and children.19
Census US 1950*19 April 1950Zilla and Russell Taylor were enumerated on the 1950 census taken on 19 April 1950 on the Highland Addition, St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio. Russell was 80 years of age and unable to work, and Zilla was 73 years of age and was also recorded as unable to work. Zilla's son from her first marriage, Edward H. Houts, was enumerated with his wife and two children in the first previous household on the same census page.20,21
(Wife) Death15 April 1951Zilla became a widow when Russell Taylor died on 15 April 1951 at age 80.15
Death*1954She died in 1954 at about age 786
Burial* and was buried with her third husband in Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio.6,15

Family 1

William L. Houts b. Oct 1870
Child1.Edward Houts1 b. 2 Mar 1897

Family 2

William Hitchens b. 20 Jan 1854, d. 10 Jan 1929
Children1.Charles R. Hitchen5,1 b. 22 Feb 1899, d. 24 Feb 1960
2.Ella May Hitchen22 b. 7 Jan 1902
3.Frederick James Hitchen23 b. 1 Mar 1908
4.Walter William Hitchen24 b. 1 Aug 1912
5.Clara Belle Hitchen25 b. 22 Sep 1914

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Tinsey Goodwin, Year: 1900; Census Place: St Marys, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: 1240; Page: 19; Enumeration District: 0042; FHL microfilm: 1241240. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S223] U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online at www.ancestry.com, draft registration card for Charles Robert Hitchen, age 19, born on 22 February 1899, residence in 1917-1918 in St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, USA, nearest relative his father, William Hutchin, of Greenville, Darke County, Ohio, registered on 12 September 1918 in Auglaize County, Ohio; his physical build was Medium, height was Short, hair was Dark Brown, eyes were Dark Brown, referencing U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Auglaize County, Ohio. Hereinafter cited as U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  3. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James and Margaret Hitchens, Year: 1880; Census Place: Saint Marys, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: 994; Page: 521D; Enumeration District: 013. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of James Hitchens and Margaret Rutledge on 24 March 1849 in Muskingum County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000865138. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  5. [S2041] Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, christening of Charley Hitchens on 28 September 1899 in St. Marys, Ohio, parents, William Hitchens and Zella Goodwin, referencing FHL Film# 0963053. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Zilla (Goodwin) Taylor, Memorial# 28505181. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  7. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Harry E. Houts of St. Marys, Ohio, fireman, age 21 years on 2 March 1918, not previously married, born in St. Marys, Ohio, son of William Houts and Zella Goodwin, and Iva Reveale of Kossuth, Auglaize County, Ohio, housekeeper, age 18 years on 30 August 1918, not previously married, born in Buckland, Auglaize County, Ohio, daughter of John Reveale and Elizabeth Whetstone, married on 16 January 1919 in Auglaize County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000963061.
  8. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of George W. and America Houts, Year: 1900; Census Place: Dublin, Mercer, Ohio; Roll: 1303; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0077; FHL microfilm: 1241303.
  9. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Zella Hitchens, Year: 1910; Census Place: St Marys Ward 1, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: T624_1154; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0064; FHL microfilm: 1375167. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S2516] William Martin Hitchen 1929 Obituaries, online at www.ancestry.com. The two obituaries within this source title are copies we found attached to an Ancestry public tree. We thank the researcher who made this information available, and all of our fellow researchers who share their discoveries; an obituary for William Hitchen published on 11 January 1929 in a St. Marys, Ohio newspaper, and shared originally by dandawg92 on 14 February 2015, viewed on 20 January 2023, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/…. Hereinafter cited as William Martin Hitchen 1929 Obituaries.
  11. [S2516] William Martin Hitchen 1929 Obituaries, online at www.ancestry.com, an obituary for William Hitchen published on 12 January 1929 in the Wapak Daily, Ohio newspaper, and shared originally by dandawg92 on 20 January 2015, viewed on 20 January 2023, online at https://www.ancestry.com/mediaui-viewer/collection/1030/…
  12. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John E. and Mary L. Whitehead, Year: 1920; Census Place: St Marys Ward 4, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: T625_1348; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 83. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Mary L. Taylor of St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, house keeper, age 36 on 4 March 1917, married once before, divorced, married name was Mary L. Taylor, born in Duchouquet Township, Auglaize Township, Ohio, daughter of Samuel Burden and Isalinda "Edmiston", and John E. Whitehead of St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, laborer, age 25 on 14 May 1917, not married before, born in St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, son of John Whitehead and Anna Wilkinson, married on 1 September 1917 in Auglaize County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000963061.
  14. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Russel and Zella Taylor, Year: 1920; Census Place: St Marys Ward 1, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: T625_1348; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 78.
  15. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Russell Taylor, Memorial# 28505197.
  16. [S1591] Ohio, U.S., Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2018, online at www.ancestry.com, death of William Hitchens on 10 January 1929 in Auglaize County, USA, referencing Ohio Department of Health, Columbus, Ohio. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, U.S., Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2018.
  17. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of William Hitchen as an Inmate at the Auglaize County Infirmary, Year: 1920; Census Place: Duchouquet, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: T625_1348; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 63.
  18. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Martin Hitchens, Memorial# 201604603.
  19. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Russell and Zilla Taylor, Year: 1930; Census Place: Saint Marys, Auglaize, Ohio; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0022; FHL microfilm: 2341486. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  20. [S2295] 1950 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Russell and Zilla D. Taylor, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Washington, D.C.; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790-2007; Record Group Number: 29; Residence Date: 1950; Home in 1950: St Marys, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: 2359; Sheet Number: 16; Enumeration District: 6-33. Hereinafter cited as 1950 United States Federal Census.
  21. [S2295] 1950 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edward H. and Iva R. Houts, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Washington, D.C.; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790-2007; Record Group Number: 29; Residence Date: 1950; Home in 1950: St Marys, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: 2359; Sheet Number: 16; Enumeration District: 6-33.
  22. [S2041] Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Ella May Hitchen on 7 January 1902 in St. Mary, Auglaize, Ohio, parents, William Hitchen and Drusilla Goodwin, referencing FHL Film# 963053.
  23. [S2041] Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Frederick James Hitchen on 1 March 1908 in Wapakoneta, Auglaize County, Ohio, parents, William Hitchen and Zilla Goodwin, referencing FHL Film# 963053.
  24. [S1566] Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Walter William Hitchen of Auglaize County, Ohio, age 27, born on 1 August 1912 in Auglaize County, Ohio, son of William Hitchen and Zella Goodwin, and Ida Belle Steen of Jay County, Indiana, age 30, born on 14 August 1909 in Auglaize County, Ohio, daughter of Thomas McNamee and Ida Belle Sheaks, married on 12 August 1939 in Indiana, United States, married by , citing page 403 and referencing FHL Film# 002169118. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001.
  25. [S1456] Social Security (U.S.) Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Social Security information for Clara Belle Hitchen Schellenbarg, born on 22 September 1914 at St. Marys Auglaize, County, Ohio, child of William Hitchen and Zilla Taylor, died in 19 December 1990, agency notes: Nov 1941: Name listed as CLARA BELL HITCHEN SCHELLENBARG; Oct 1958: Name listed as CLARABELLE HITCHEN; 22 May 1998: Name listed as CLARA SCHELLENBARG. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

John Goodwin1

d. before 1687
Marriage*He married, as her first husband, Sarah Kitchen1
Death*before 1687 and died before 1687, the year his wife married again. He left one child.1

Family

Sarah Kitchen d. 1709

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Smedley, pages 725-726. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Margaret Goodwin1

b. 25 January 1700, d. 14 March 1732/33
Father*Philip Goodwin2
Mother*Elizabeth Luxford2
Birth*25 January 1700Margaret Goodwin was born on 25 January 1700 in Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),3,2
Baptism and was also baptized in January.2
Marriage*23 June 1719She married John Hawes, son of John Hawes and Sarah Deering, on 23 June 1719 in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4,3
(Wife) Death21 February 1731/32Margaret became a widow when John Hawes died on 21 February 1731/32.3,5
Death*14 March 1732/33She died the following year on 14 March 1732/33 in Stoughton, Suffolk County, at age 33.3

Family

John Hawes b. 12 Aug 1695, d. 21 Feb 1731/32
Children1.John Hawes3 b. 23 Jun 1720
2.Joseph Hawes3 b. 6 Mar 1723/24
3.Samuel Hawes3 b. 13 Aug 1727
4.Mary Hawes3 b. 5 May 1730

Citations

  1. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Two, pages 9-13. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Lexington Births, Volume 1, page 29. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs, Generation Three, pages 15-27.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 and 2, page 43.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham Deaths, Volumes 1 and 2, page 59.

Philip Goodwin1

Marriage*14 June 1694He married Elizabeth Luxford on 14 June 1694 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Their marriage was recorded in Cambridge, Middlesex County.2

Family

Elizabeth Luxford
Child1.Margaret Goodwin+1 b. 25 Jan 1700, d. 14 Mar 1732/33

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Lexington Births, Volume 1, page 29. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Cambridge Marriages, Volume 2, page 167.

William Goodwin1

b. September 1828, d. 1906
Birth*September 1828William Goodwin was born in September 1828 in Ohio.1,2
Marriage*2 April 1854He married Hortense Denney on 2 April 1854 in Auglaize County, Ohio.1,3
Census US 1900*14 June 1900Tinsey and William Goodwin were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 14 June 1900 on Railroad Avenue, St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio. William was 71 years of age, worked as a day laborer, and had been unemployed for six months of the census year. Tinsey was 64 years of age. They owned their house free of mortgage, had been married for 47 years, and Tinsey had given birth to twelve children, six of whom were living. Residing with the couple in 1900, was their married daughter, Druzella, with her second husband, William Hitchen, and two children, Edward Houts and Charles R. Hitchen. Their daughter's husband, William, was 45 years of age, worked as a day laborer, and had been unemployed for five months of the census year. The Goodwin's daughter, Druzella, was 23 years of age. The younger couple had been married for less than a year, and Druzella had given birth to two children, both of whom were living and enumerated with them. Edward Houts, who was 3 years old and recorded as "Edwin", was Druzella's son from her first marriage, and Druzella and William's son, Charles Hitchen, was three months old. All of the adults in the Goodwin household were able to read and write.1
Death*1906He died about 1906 at about age 782
Burial* and was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio.2

Family

Hortense Denney b. Apr 1836, d. 1911
Child1.Druzella Goodwin+1 b. Jul 1876, d. 1954

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Tinsey Goodwin, Year: 1900; Census Place: St Marys, Auglaize, Ohio; Roll: 1240; Page: 19; Enumeration District: 0042; FHL microfilm: 1241240. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, William Goodwin, Memorial# 235162819. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S2043] Ohio, Compiled Marriage Index, 1803-1900, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of William Goodwin and Hortense Denney on 2 April 1854 in Auglaize County, Ohio. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, Compiled Marriage Index, 1803-1900.

Hannah Goodyear1

Father*Governor Stephen Goodyear1
Marriage*She married Reverend Samuel Wakeman, son of John Wakeman.1

Citations

  1. [S932] Harold Milton Ellis Ph. D., "Joseph Dennie and His Circle: a Study in American Literature from 1792 to 1812", Bulletin of the University of Texas 40 (15 Jul 1915): Chapter I, pages 9-16. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Dennie and His Circle."

Governor Stephen Goodyear1

Family

Child1.Hannah Goodyear+1

Citations

  1. [S932] Harold Milton Ellis Ph. D., "Joseph Dennie and His Circle: a Study in American Literature from 1792 to 1812", Bulletin of the University of Texas 40 (15 Jul 1915): Chapter I, pages 9-16. Hereinafter cited as "Joseph Dennie and His Circle."

Bessie Gordon1

b. January 1892
Father*James B. Gordon1 b. Jan 1862, d. 10 Feb 1928
Mother*Rosetta Waters1 b. 1860
Birth*January 1892Bessie Gordon was born in January 1892 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 United States Federal Census.

Carriel D. Gordon1

b. 1906
Father*Harry C. Gordon1 b. 9 Jul 1880, d. 31 Jul 1941
Mother*Lydia Donk1 b. Jan 1882
Birth*1906Carriel D. Gordon was born about 1906 in St. Louis, Missouri.1
Marriage*5 October 1935He married Elizabeth Bohanon, daughter of Earle Bohanon and Jane Smith, on 5 October 1935 in Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.1

Family

Elizabeth Bohanon b. 1906

Citations

  1. [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.

David Berry Gordon1

b. 29 November 1828, d. before June 1850
Father*William E. Gordon1,2 b. 2 Oct 1802, d. 6 Nov 1839
Mother*Nancy Berry1,2 b. 15 Oct 1803, d. 13 Mar 1876
Birth*29 November 1828David Berry Gordon was born on 29 November 1828 in Illinois.1,2
(Older Daughter) Census US 18401840David 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 5 thru 9.3
Gold Rush*13 November 1849David Berry Gordon and Green Berry Campbell were with the group of men who left Lynnville, Morgan County for the gold rush in California. Having traveled 2,560 miles, they arrived at the Feather River Mines near Marysville, Yuba County, California, on 13 November 1849.4
Death*before June 1850He died before June 1850 as he returned from the California Gold Rush with broken health5
Burial* and was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, David Berry Gordon, Memorial# 89189087. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Valentine Heaton, Memorial# 176625191.
  3. [S487] 1840 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nancy Gardens, Morgan, Illinois; Page: 433. Hereinafter cited as 1840 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Green Berry Campbell, Memorial# 139582014.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Valentine Heaton, Memorial# 176625191, citing page 146 of The Family History of Morgan County, Illinois, May 1976, compiled by the Jacksonville Area Genealogical Society.

David O. Gordon1

b. 10 June 1857, d. 13 March 1941
Father*William Gordon1 b. Aug 1826
Mother*Mariah Berry1 b. Aug 1831
Birth*10 June 1857David Oscar Gordon was born on 10 June 1857 in Scott County, Illinois.1
Marriage*29 December 1881He married Alice B. Camp, daughter of George W. Camp and Mary Jane Campbell, on 29 December 1881 in Scott County, Illinois.2,3,1
(Husband) Death2 June 1917David became a widower when Alice B. (Camp) Gordon died on 2 June 1917 at age 59.3
Death*13 March 1941He died on 13 March 1941 in Macon County, Illinois, at age 831
Burial* and was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois.1

Family

Alice B. Camp b. 6 Nov 1857, d. 2 Jun 1917

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, David Oscar Gordon, Memorial# 92676851. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, David O. Gordon and Alice B. Camp, Scott County, 29 December 1881, referencing Film Number: 002132362. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Alice B. (Camp) Gordon, Memorial# 76829059.

David Wylie Gordon1,2

b. 1833, d. 22 August 1895
Father*James Benton Gordon3,4 b. 1796, d. 12 Mar 1865
Mother*Mary Graham3,4 b. 22 Apr 1803, d. 8 Mar 1877
Birth*1833David Wylie Gordon was born about 1833 in Ohio.3
(Son) Census US 185012 October 1850David was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 12 October 1850 in the household of his parents in Morgan County, Illinois. He was 17 years old and had attended school within the year.3
Name VariationHe was called Wylie.5,6,7,8
Marriage*5 December 1859He married Elizabeth Hills, daughter of Robert Hills and Harriet Makin, on 5 December 1859 in Morgan County, Illinois.1,2
(Son) Census US 186023 June 1860David appeared with his new wife on the 1860 census taken on 23 June 1860 in the household of his parents in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was 26 years old, had a personal estate valued at $3,000, and worked as a merchant.9
Census US 1870*29 July 1870Elizabeth and David Wylie Gordon were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 29 July 1870 in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. David was 36 years of age, working as a teacher and had a personal estate valued at $1,000. Elizabeth was 31 and keeping house. The couple's three children resided with their parents in 1870. Luella was 9, James b. 8 and Frank H. 4, and the two older children had attended school within the year.10
Census US 1880*14 June 1880Bessie and David Wylie Gordon appeared on the 1880 census taken on 13 and 14 June 1880 in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. David was 44 years of age and a teacher, and Bessie was 41 and keeping house. The couple's three children resided with their parents in 1880. Luella was 19 and going to school, James, who was enumerated as "Ben J.", was 18 and working on a farm, and Frank H. was 15. All of the children had attended school within the year. Also n the Gordon household in 1880 was Bessie's mother, Harriet (Makin) Hills, who was a widow, 70 years of age and helping with the house keeping.11
Occupation*
(Husband) DeathMay 1895David became a widower when Bessie (Hills) Gordon died in May 1895 at age 57 years and 2 months.12
Death*22 August 1895He died on 22 August 1895 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, at age 62.5,13

Family

Elizabeth Hills b. 1839, d. May 1895
Children1.Luella Vallejjo Hills Gordon1 b. 16 Sep 1860, d. 17 Dec 1944
2.James B. Gordon+14 b. Jan 1862, d. 10 Feb 1928
3.Frank H. Gordon10 b. 1866

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Louella V. Gordon, Memorial# 149927840. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1689] Illinois, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900, online at www.ancestry.com, David W. Gordon and Elizabeth Hills, Morgan County, 5 December 1859, noting that the record may be found at the Morgan County Court Records, Films # 1317641 - 1317643.. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900.
  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 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Benton Gordon I, Memorial# 89189107.
  5. [S1714] Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929, online at www.ancestry.com, Wiley Gordon, 44 August 1895, Jacksonville, Illinois, referencing JAMA Citation: 25:427. Hereinafter cited as Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929.
  6. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., 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, her parents identified as Wiley Gordon and Lizzy Hills. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  7. [S1712] Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960, online at www.ancestry.com, James B. Gordon, Seattle, King County, 10 February 1928, his parents identified as Wiley Gordon and Elizabeth Hills. Hereinafter cited as Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960.
  8. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., 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, identifying his parents as Wiley Gordon and Betsey Hills.
  9. [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 United States Federal Census.
  10. [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 United States Federal Census.
  11. [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 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Bessie Gordon, Memorial# 176878079.
  13. [S1715] Web: Illinois, Select Deaths Index, 1877-1916, online at www.ancestry.com, David Wylie Gordon, recorded as "W. T. Gordon", 22 August 1895, Lynnville, Morgan County, citing Volume 2, page 142. Hereinafter cited as Web: Illinois, Select Deaths Index, 1877-1916.
  14. [S1712] Washington, Select Death Certificates, 1907-1960, online at www.ancestry.com, James B. Gordon, Seattle, King County, 10 February 1928.

Edgar Lincoln Gordon1,2,3

b. 15 October 1859, d. March 1950
Father*John Gordon2,3 b. 29 Jul 1824, d. 23 Apr 1906
Mother*Sarah P. Funk3,2 b. 1830, d. 10 Sep 1873
Birth*15 October 1859Edgar Lincoln Gordon was born on 15 October 1859 in Morgan County, Illinois.2,3
Name VariationHe was called Edgar.1,2
(Son) Census US 186023 June 1860Edgar was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 23 June 1860 in the household of his parents in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was 7 months old.2
(Son) Census US 187029 July 1870Edgar appeared as "William E." on the 1870 census taken on 29 July 1870 in the household of his parents in Lynnville, Morgan County, Illinois. He was 11 years old and had attended school within the year.3
Marriage*15 September 1881He married Luella Vallejjo Hills Gordon, daughter of David Wylie Gordon and Elizabeth Hills, on 15 September 1881 in Scott County. They were 2nd cousins, the grandchildren of brothers.4,5,1
(Husband) Death17 December 1944Edgar became a widower when Luella Vallejjo Hills (Gordon) Gordon died on 17 December 1944 at age 84.5
Death*March 1950He died in March 1950 at his home in Morgan County at age 90. His death followed a three years' illness resulting from a hip injury sustained in a fall.1
Burial*He was buried in Plot D in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County.1

Family

Luella Vallejjo Hills Gordon b. 16 Sep 1860, d. 17 Dec 1944

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Edgar L. Gordon, Memorial# 149927642. 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 United States 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 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., 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, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Louella V. Gordon, Memorial# 149927840.

Reverend Eleanor Gordon1

Occupation*Reverend Eleanor Gordon was a Women's Suffrage Leader and an assistant minister of the First Unitarian Church, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.1
(Minister) Marriage7 August 1905She performed the marriage ceremony of Dr. William A. Sharp and Emma B. Conger on Monday evening 7 August 1905 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, at the home of Emma's sister, Dr. Alice Conger Hunter.2,3
Historical Note* The First Unitarian Church of Des Moines had a committed congregation who were strong workers for what they envisioned as the needs of a better world. They placed a strong emphasis upon the right of women to full membership in society and resulted in an early tradition of choosing women as ministers of the church. The third full-time minister was the Rev. Ida C. Hulting, who came from Algona in October 1886. Another early minister was Mary Augusta Safford who served between 1899 and 1910, when she resigned because of poor health. The Rev. Safford was very active not only in church affairs, but also in the wider community. Her leadership was particularly noted in the suffrage movement, and in helping a women's group Unity Circle to become an important cultural group in the city. Unity Circle presented plays, organized lectures and musical events, and raised funds for needed community improvements. The public was invited to attend these events and did so.

Individual members of Unity Circle were also active in the affairs of the city and the state. For example, the Reverend Eleanor Gordon, who was for a time the assistant minister under Mary Safford and who, like Safford, was active in the suffrage movement, was attending a parlor meeting of Unity Circle one warm summer day when she decided that something dramatic needed to be done to stimulate public interest in the suffrage movement. She proposed that a march be held, and under her leadership, such a demonstration was held in Boone, Iowa. Some of the women in Unity Circle attended but others did not. However, at the head of the demonstration proudly marched not-quite-5-feet-tall Unity Circle member Mrs. Mary Jane Coggeshall, carrying the American flag. And be it noted that this street demonstration in Boone was the first such demonstration in the United States.1

Citations

  1. [S784] The First Unitarian Church of Des Moines, Iowa, online at http://www.ucdsm.org/history.php. Hereinafter cited as The First Unitarian Church of Des Moines.
  2. [S243] Pioneer Sons and Daughters Genealogical Society, Polk County, Iowa Marriages, Book 12, 1905-1906 (Des Moines, Iowa: Iowa Genealogical Society, 1986), pages 11 and 46. Hereinafter cited as Polk County, Iowa Marriages 1905-1906.
  3. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."

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 US 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 US 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 US 1880*14 June 1880Lilla and Charles W. Jones were enumerated 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 United States 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, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the 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 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy (Berry) Heaton, Memorial# 176625280.
  6. [S1689] Illinois, U.S., 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, U.S., 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 United States 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 US 187029 July 1870Frank was enumerated 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 US 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 United States 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 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., 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, U.S., 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 US 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 US 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 US 1900*1 June 1900Minnie and Frank T. Gordon were enumerated 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 US 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 US 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 US 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 US 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 United States 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 United States 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.
  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 United States 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 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., 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, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  8. [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.
  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 United States Federal Census.
  10. [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.
  11. [S1711] Minnie Smith Gordon, Gravestone Photo, LHB Computer Files.
  12. [S1710] Washington, U.S., 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, U.S., Marriage Records, 1854-2013.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the 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 United States 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 United States 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 United States 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 US 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 US 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, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the 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 United States 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 United States 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 US 19008 June 1900Helen was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 8 June 1900 in the household of her parents in Ward 7 at 1008 E. Lake Avenue N, Seattle, King County, Washington. She was 2 years old.1
(Daughter) Census US 191015 April 1910Helen was enumerated 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 US 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 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1717] Washington, U.S., 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, U.S., Birth Records, 1870-1935.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the 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 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Farrell, Memorial# 115801595.
  6. [S1710] Washington, U.S., 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, U.S., 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 United States 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, U.S., 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, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the 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 United States 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 US 187029 July 1870James was enumerated 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 US 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 US 1900*1 June 1900Lillie and James B. Gordon were enumerated 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 US 1910*22 April 1910Lillie and James B. Gordon were enumerated 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 US 1920*16 January 1920Lillie and James B. Gordon were enumerated 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 United States 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 United States 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 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., 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, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  6. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., 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, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.
  7. [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.
  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 United States Federal Census.
  9. [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.
  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 United States 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
"
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 US 1850*12 October 1850Mary and James Benton Gordon were enumerated 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 US 1860*23 June 1860Mary and James Benton Gordon were enumerated 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, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the 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 United States 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 United States 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 US 185012 October 1850James was enumerated 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 US 186023 June 1860James was enumerated 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 US 1870*24 July 1870Charlotte and James Benton Gordon II were enumerated 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, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the 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 United States 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 United States 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, 1763-1900.
  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 United States 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 US 187029 July 1870Jessie was enumerated 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 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jessie B. (Gordon) Johnson, Memorial# 57842166. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., 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, U.S., 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
(Older Daughter) Census US 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 US 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 US 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 US 1870*29 July 1870Sarah and John Gordon were enumerated 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 US 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 US 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, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the 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 United States 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 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S17] 1850 United States 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, U.S., 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, U.S., 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 United States 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 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., 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 United States 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 United States 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.