Good to hear from a new "cousin".
No, I have not been able to find any documented proof of where Hugh GORDEN/GORDON was born or the identity of his parents. Family tradition has suggested Scotland, Ireland or England, but for now it is still a mystery. I have been concentrating on finding out more about the people who were linked to Hugh Gorden and the family of Nathaniel OWENS in King George Co and Fauquier Co., VA. I have a fairly good understanding of where Hugh lived in K.G. Co., and his neighbours there, but in Fauquier he left no record of land purchase or lease, so I have only a general idea of where his land was located (in the area between Warrenton and Marshall, VA). I hope that by identifying more of his neighbours I might be able to find useful information in their family records.
I have had more luck with Nathaniel OWENS and believe I will be able to identify his farm, which is located very close to the Eastern border of the town of Warrenton. My current effort is to see if I can identify the maiden name of Nathaniel OWENS' wife/wives by researching the various MARDERS of Virginia. Nathaniel had a step-daughter named Elizabeth MARDERS, but I have yet to determine if MARDERS was her father's name or that of a husband. I hope we can push back the OWENS side of the family one more generation if we can identify Nathaniel's wife.
I now live in Fauquier County and have access to the local records, so I think my biggest contribution will be to mine the information in this area.
Again, glad to hear from a new cousin. Keep in touch.
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