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Re: Gordon, William and Robert
Posted by: Barbara Gordon-Lantto (ID *****4761) Date: August 10, 2010 at 18:59:32
In Reply to: Re: Gordon, William and Robert by Kathy Roberts of 143

Thank you for the three replies ....I greatly appreciate the honest, personable answers.

About Cherokee, I have been studying and researching Virginia for years. I have a 'Cherokee-Lenni-Lenape Elder.

Society did not allow me to know of my heritage for most of my life. My mother was the Librarian of a University in Oregon and a life time Genealogist. My father was killed by friendly fire when I was a child.I have a NA face. I am Cherokee and other NA, but all Algonquian.

All of the Saponi-Tutalo were expelled from the Indian Town adjacent to Gordonsville, where my grandfather was born.Many went to the Greensville County area.

I have 300 pages of documentation from the Washington State archives.

Beyond that the Gordon's family was active with local VA Natives, from Winchester and Gordonsville...early on.So were the Byrd/Bird People And the LEE's

Dr. John Gordon was the Doctor and Post Master of Indian town. Three Gordon's were born at Indian Town.

Right now, all I know for sure is that Robert Lee Gordon was born at Gordonsville ( at home) 1887, Parents were O B Gordon or William Byrd Gordon and Rebecca Byrd Talbot.

As far as the Cherokee go, I do know (now) much of the history.More than most people.More than most Cherokee know.

Only about 30 percent of the Cherokee have claimed federal help. The Cherokee are all over the country and in Mexico did not seek to be on the Rolls..The Cherokee have never claimed to be Indian. My research has taken me to Egypt and beyond.

I do not "recall" my statements about General Robert E Lee or the Gordon's. I know my facts. I know about Powhatan Gordon ( JOHN) and General John B Gordon, ( who wrote about General Lee , his cousin, with openess.

General John B Gordon was a child of the Gordon's at the "Lee & Gordon Mills", Chicamouga, Georgia, where the great Chickamouga battle took place.

John Lee Gordon was born from the Lee & Gordon Mills children; who married each other.

I have been Cherokee and Native American all of my life. I was not allowed to know that information until my mother's death, six years ago. I took me two days to find my father's people and two weeks to find my connection to the Lenni-Lenape/Delaware and Cherokee of North Carolina and Kentucky and Illinois and finally MOntana.

I have living relatives at the Flathead reservation in Montana.

Most Native Americans during the 1700-1800's ran or hid - for thier lives. I know that.I "know" what was not taught to me in American History,

BARB





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