|Posted By:||William Ivey|
|Subject:||Re: Gordon, William and Robert|
|Post Date:||November 05, 2011 at 05:38:34|
|Forum:||Greensville County, VA Genealogy Forum|
Barbara, The Robert T. Gordon Family is well recorded in GreensvillE county records. Robert can be find in many Ancestry.com records as well. I have been to his grave and researched this family fairly well. There is also genealogical records and family trees on file at the Richardson Memorial Library. The census records that show his name as Robert F. Gordon is just a error in transcribing. If you look at the orignial records the T. of that time looks like an F. if you find a name that has the F in it you can see the difference. Robert had a son named William B. Gordon His middle name has been recorded as "Benjamin" but is shown in most documents as just William B. He was married in 1891 to Elvira "Ellie" Robinson who is from another well documented family from Greensville County. Their marriage record is on file in greensville County Courthouse. I believe you have confused this family with yours because of the similiar names. William B. and Elvira are buried in Oak grove Cemetery in Portsmouth, Va. William was born 9-4-1866 and died on July 15, 1921. Elvira was born 5-26-1870 and died 2/21/1917. you can see pictures of their graves in their memorial posted on findagrave.com Just search their names and years of birth in Virginia , Portsmouth independent city, Oak Grove Cemetery. William and Elvira and family can also be searched in 1910 census records of Brookland, Henrico County, Va.
William has a son named Orris B. Gordon. That is another source of misunderstanding in this family. Name is similiar to yours. If you have Ancestry. com you can search his name in the WW1 registration records in Elizabeth, Union Co., nj. It gives his name as Orris Brown Gordon from Greensville Co. Va. born Sep 14-1893. Census Record in 1920 Elizabeth n.j. shows him married to Katherine E. Gordon and living with the Harvey L. Simpson Family as a border. There is a Social security death record for him listed in illinois, born sep 1893 died sept 1985 in illinois. There is also a WWii registration record of him with same birth date posted in evanston, illinois listing him as being born in Greensville Co. Va.
I hope this helps.