Person:Samuel Gordon (20)

Samuel Gordon
b.abt. 1730 Scotland
  • HSamuel GordonAbt 1730 - Bef 1808
  • WBarbara CameronBef 1746 - Bet 1775 & 1780
m. bef. 1763
  1. Robert D. Gordon1763 - 1847
  2. Elizabeth Gordon1769 - 1841
  3. Barbara Gordon1774 - 1805
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Gordon
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt. 1730 Scotland
Marriage bef. 1763 to Barbara Cameron
Death[1] bef. 1808 Giles County, Tennessee
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    Descendants of Samuel Gordon and Barbra Cameron

    Generation No. 1

    1. (R.S.) SAMUEL2 GORDON (ROBERT1) was born Abt. 1730 in Scotland, and died Bef. 1808 in Giles Co., Tennessee. He married BARBARA CAMERON. She died Bef. 1790 in Bean Station, North Carolina.

    Notes for (R.S.) SAMUEL GORDON:

    It is said that he died on a visit from Kentucky. His body was interred in Giles County, Tennessee.

    Location: Highway 31A, left side of the road before coming to 165, on Owen Bass Farm. "Buried here with no stone is Samuel Gordon, the giant, born circa 1730 in Scotland, died circa 1808." Samuel was said to have red hair, have been seven feet tall and weigh around 300 pounds.

    ref: Cemetery records of Giles County, Tennessee 1986.

    Samuel came to America from Scotland when he was just a lad about the year 1750. He first settled in Spottsylvania Co., Virginia. Then he moved to North Carolina and later to Woodford County, Kentucky, and finally to Giles County, Tennessee. Collins in his "Annuals of Kentucky" mentions Gordon's Station in Mercer Co. in 1779. Lincoln Co. records show a deed to Samuel Gordon, 400 acres, Book 1, p. 131, May 28, 1781; also a VA Land Grant, 400 acres, Book 2, p. 36, date survey August 6, 1782, Lincoln Co. In 1780 Samuel Gordon is listed as one of the 500 men who signed a petition to the Honorable Continental Congress. This was just five years after the first permanent settlement in Kentucky, and that list of petitioners has been called an honor role. In 1780 Samuel Gordon was a witness to the will of William X. Hicks, Will Book 1, p. 10, Lincoln Co. December 16, 1777 Samuel Gordon 36 days pay as a soldier in Kentucky service omitted in Pay Roll 2-8-0. He also signed the petition to divide Lincoln Co. Birth and marriage records of his children from old family Bibles and marriage records were recorded in Madison Co., Kentucky.

    More About (R.S.) SAMUEL GORDON:

    Burial: Giles County, Tennessee

    Children of SAMUEL GORDON and BARBARA CAMERON are:

    i.BARBARA3 GORDON, m. JOHN KENNEDY, November 10, 1790, Madison Co., Kentucky.

    Notes for BARBARA GORDON:

    This could be the same JOHN KENNEDY who was the brother of MARY KENNEDY who had married ROBERT of BRICK CHURCH, Barbara's brother. (only speculation at this time)

    ii.DAVID GORDON, d. Gibson Co., Tennessee; m. AILSIE EDWARDS, December 07, 1797, Garrard Co., Kentucky.

    Notes for DAVID GORDON:

    David was a Baptist preacher.

    iii.(R.S.) EVANDER GORDON, b. Abt. 1761; d. 1812, North Carolina.

    Notes for (R.S.) EVANDER GORDON:

    In Capt. Martin's Company of Militia [VA State Library Pay Roll]. Among old records in the Library at Richmond, Virginia is one of a government receipt for money paid Evander Gordon and Robert Gordon under command of Col. Benjamin Logan, order County Lieutenant, when entered October 4, 1782 - Evander Gordon - Robert Gordon. October 8, 1782, John Boyle, Sergent: "I do certify that the above pay roll was proved before me." Benjamin Logan. "I certify that the service was performed." John Boyle.

    2.iv.(R.S.) ROBERT D. GORDON, b. February 14, 1763, Virginia; d. June 06, 1847, Giles County, Tennessee.

    3.v.ELIZABETH GORDON, b. March 30, 1765, LANCASTER CO. VIRGINIA; d. December 13, 1841, GARRARD CO. KENTUCKY. GORDON JR., b. October 10, 1769, North Carolina; d. July 16, 1853, St. Clair Co., Alabama, buried in Trout Creek (now Ragland).