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Gordons of Albemarle County Virginia

Gordons of Albemarle County Virginia

Vern Chandler (View posts)
Posted: 947107823000
I'm looking for some more information regarding
some of my Gordon ancestors. My oldest Gordon
ancestor would be Alexander Gordon (Huntley
Gordons of Scotland)who was married to Jane
Stewart and a resident of Ulster before coming
to America. Their son Thomas was born ca.1746
in Ireland and died ca.1803 in Surry County North

My Gordon lineage would be:

Alexander Gordon/Jane Stewart
Thomas Gordon/Sarah Flynn
William Gordon/Betsy Herring
Harden Gordon/Lucy West
Celia Gordon/David Chandler
Nathaniel Chandler/Laura Boyles
John Chandler/Della Ruth Southern
William Chandler/Florence Severson

If you have something to share, drop me a line.

Vern Chandler

Alexander b. c 1750

Posted: 948543126000
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I too have a mysterious Alexander Gordon.

Alexander Gordon, b. c 1750 maybe in Spotsylvania Co. VA or Culpeper Co. VA. In 1783, Culpeper Co. VA, he m. Susanna Marshall, b. c 1754, Spotsylvania Co. VA.

Susanna Marshall was d/o Rev. Mungo Marshall of Orange Co. VA and Lucy Mary Marye, b. c 1730, Manakin Town, Goochland Co. VA. Rev. Marshall and Lucy m. 3/16/1745, Spotsylvania Co. VA.

Lucy Marye was d/o Rev. James Marye, COE, (Pastor at St. George Par. Spot. Co.), b. 6/7/1692, Bertreville Par., St Ouen, France, d. 1/26/1768, Spotsylvania Co. VA, s/o Jacques Marye and Susanne Morisse. Rev. James m. Letitia Marie Ann Staige, Oct. 1728, London ENG.

Alexander and Susanna Gordon had one known son:

Addison Marye Gordon, b. 1/19/1798, probably in Culpeper, Co. VA, d. 2/25/1881 at the home of his daughter in Grafton WV. (Page News and Courier Obit Notices, at Luray Library)

Addison Gordon m. Jane Botts Triplett, b. 9/17/1802, Culpeper Co. VA, d. April 21, 1883 of old age in Grafton, WV at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jacob Hoffman, survived by four children, not named. She was a member of Primitive Baptist Church. (Same obit source). Jane was d/o Sgt. Daniel Triplett and Susanna Botts of Culpeper Co. VA. Susanna Botts descends from Isabell Pendleton and William Henry? Gaines. Daniel Triplett descends from Daniel Gaines and Margaret Rowzie Bernard.

1. Arthur R. Gordon b. abt. 1822 in Culpeper Co., Va, m. Sarah Jane Crigler
2. Sarah J. Gordon b. abt. 1831 in Page Co., Va. Source: Marriage record
3. James H. Gordon b. abt. 1836 in Va. Source: 1860 census
4. Sophia Gordon b. abt. 1837 in Va. Source: 1860 census
5. Mariah Gordon b. abt. 1841 in Va. Source: 1860 census
6. Margaret J. Gordon b. abt. 1845 in Va. Source: 1860 census
7. Solona Gordon b. abt. 1845 Page Co., Va. Source: marriage record
8. Ariah F. Gordon b. abt. 1848 in Va. Source: 1860 census
9. Elizabeth Gordon --married John Bailey on Dec. 28, 1852 in Page Co. Source:
Marriage record on J. Campbells' website.

Cindy Crigler

William Gordon/Betsy Herring

Posted: 952992744000
Edited: 1086241732000

You have some very interesting names in your post. One in particular that caught my attention was that of William GORDON and Betsy Herring.

I am currently researching my oldest traceable ancester Robert GORDON (1773-1854). I have a great deal of information about him but not his father.

All I know about Robert is that he was born in North Carolina and that his father's name was William.

Is there any possibility that my Robert belongs to your William?

My Robert moved to McMinnville, Tennessee sometime around 1807-1810 and he married a Sarah R.

Please let me know if any of this may sound familar to you.



Robert Gordon

Vern Chandler (View posts)
Posted: 953051056000
Hi Tei,

Thanks for the response.

I checked my tree for information on a Robert Gordon but came up short. My William Gordon was born appx 1779 and had no sons named Robert. I also checked to see if he may have had a brother named Robert and came up short there also. Basically I couldn't find any Roberts listed in my tree at all. I do know that several Gordons did migrate to the Virginia/North Carolina area about that time so there is probably someone out there with more data. Good luck in your search! Vern

Alexander Gordon

Vern Chandler (View posts)
Posted: 953051520000
Hi Cynthia,

Sorry about not responding sooner, somehow how I missed your response. What a wealth of information! Unfortunately my Alexander would need to have been born sometime around the 1720's. I checked my tree for any links to your names and came up short but maybe you Tei (see following responses) will have some success. Good luck! Vern


Posted: 957819853000
Edited: 994204690000
Given the names in your lineage I think you may be able to help me.
I'm researching Dudley in Surry Co, NC and I'm trying to sort out which
William Gordon married Celia Dudley. Here is the connection:
Robert Dudley b. 1772 m. Clarissa Ross.
They had seven daughters and three sons. Two of these daughters
are as follows:
Elizabeth "Betsy" Dudley m. Harden Herring
Celia Dudley m. William Gordon
The Dudleys are also connected to Chandlers later.
I don't think this can be a coincidence.
I'm interested if you have anythng on Celia Dudley.


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Edited: 994204690000
I made an error in my last post. It was Frances Dudley that married William Gordon. Celia Dudley married William Moore.

Gordon/Dudley/Herring Connection

Vern Chandler (View posts)
Posted: 961045435000
Hi Nancy,

I'm not sure if I have a connection for you or not
I've been very busy at work lately but will try to
look in the next few weeks. There are some very
similar names in our trees.
My home email is "" if you want to
drop me a direct line with some more info and your
email address.

Vern Chandler

Gordons of Richmond VA

Marge Kender (View posts)
Posted: 967317176000
I am looking for the ancestors of Arthur Dudley Gordon who was born in Richmond VA in 1867. His father was John N. Gordon and mother was Margaret A, residence: Henrico Co. Arthur Dudley married Emma Perkins.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

gordons of richmond

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I was a Gordon from Richmond adopted by a family in Portsmouth,Va. Born 12/25/54..
looking for family...any help?
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