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Clarke/Frederick/Berkeley Counties VA
Posted by: Cheryl (ID *****3614) Date: April 09, 2011 at 13:51:58
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There were GORDON families in Clarke County Virginia

John James Gordon m. Louise Margaret Huyett on 16 Dec 1848 in Clarke Count VA

[The Gordon family can be found in the 1850 censuses there]. They eventually moved to Frederick County on the border of Berkeley ([W]Va.

Their daughter, Frances R. “Fannie” Gordon, born b. 23 Apr 1858 Clarke County VA / d. 31 Aug 1896 Darkesville. She married Thomas John Swimley (also went by "John H." son of George) -b. 2 Oct 1852 / d. 17 Sept 1906. They were married on 17 Mar 1879 in Winchester VA

Her brother, Charles J. Gordon, married the daughter of Thomas Swimley's sister Mary (who had married Ephriam Hayslett).

[And actually for a further twist - when Mary Swimley Haysltt died, Ephriam married a Jane Gordon (dau. of Abraham & Hester Gordon*) on 12 Feb 1874]

Record - Berkeley County: Abraham Gordon m. Mahitable Burk on 21 Sep 1829

Other daughters of John J. & Louise:

Emma A Gordon m. John H Lauck
Alberta Gertrude m. Abraham Gordon (Jane's brother; *do not know the familial connection - would presume cousins)
Mary V. m. Joseph T. Gray

There is a John S. Gordon b. 1791 with a Margaret A., born 1806 listed in the 1850 census in Clarke County, with son George, b. 1825 ands on Thomas N., b. 1838 (who m. Mary E. Wright).

GORDON names Frederick Co. VA 1810:
John Patrick Rachell & Samuel
Betsey & William in BERKELEY CO. 1810

There's a Philip Gordon with John J. & Louise, b. 1827
There's a John S. that married a Mary Ann Ambrouse on 12 Jan 1846 & a John D. who married a Mary M. Flinn 6 Dec 1855. There's a George F. b. 1811 who married a Harriet, and a John & Susan
There's a William Gordon born 29 January 1774 at Berkeley Co., Virginia; and died 05 July 1833 at Salem, Washington Co. Indiana


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