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Descendants of

Generation 1
1.

ALEXANDER1 GORDON  was born on 04 Aug 1635 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He died on 15 Aug 1697 in Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA. He married MARY LISSEN on 14 Feb 1663 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She was born in 1635 in Fallis, Dayiot Parish, Scotland. She died on 15 Aug 1697 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

 

Notes for Alexander Gordon:

Unfortunately, no stone exists for this grave.  "The Gordon Genealogy DNA project shows Alexander Gordon is the first Gordon to come to the New World, and that he descends from Adam de Gordoun through Sir William Gordon 1265 Laird of Strathbogie (now Huntly)." ~ The above information obtained from Wikipedia.  On September 3, 1651 at the age of sixteen, Alexander Gordon was captured by Oliver Cromwell's army at the Battle of Worcester at the end of the English Civil War while fighting as a Scot Royalist in General Monk's army. The Royalists were attempting to place Charles II on the throne after the execution of Charles I. Alexander was held prisoner throughout the winter of 1651-1652 at Tuthill Field prison outside London. In the spring of 1652 Daniel Stone of Cambridge, negotiated his release with the condition that he be transported to the colonies.  He boarded the ship Liberty, commanded by Captain John Allen and sailed for the New World, arriving Boston in the late spring or early summer of 1652. Along with many other Scots prisoners he was confined at Watertown as a prisoner of war. On April 25, 1653 he entered into a six year bound labor contract with John Cloyes, a boatswain or mate of the vessel Liberty. This contract or so called "apprenticeship" was to learn the art of husbandry. It is unknown whether the illiterate Alexander understood his contract at the age of seventeen.  For approximately a year Alexander remained with John Cloyes, living in Cambridge on the road to Watertown, near the site of where Cambridge Hospital stands today. Then in October of 1652 John Cloyes sold Alexander's contract to Samual Stratton, withholding compensation to Alexander for his year of labor. In an effort to right the wrong done to him by John Cloyes, on May 23, 1655, Alexander, along with several other men with similar histories, appealed to the General Court of Massachusetts for freedom from their bound contracts, but the requests were denied. On November 3, 1663 Alexander again appealed to the General Court of Massachusetts and was finally released from his contract in a landmark court case, which became the legal precedent in Massachusetts.  After the court released him from bondage, Alexander left Massachusetts and made his way to New Hampshire with other Scots ex-prisoners. He settled in Exeter where he found employment at the sawmill of Nicholas Lisson. Later, in October of 1664 he married Mary Lissen in Exeter, New Hampshire. Mary was the daughter of his employer. At the time of his marriage Alexander was given twenty acres of land as dowry by his father-in-law. On October 10, 1664 he received a grant of land from the city of Exeter which was adjoining the land given to him by Nicholas Lissen.  In 1675 Alexander fought with the army to help defend the colony against the Indian chief King Philip. In 1695, at the age of 60, Alexander again enlisted in the army, serving in Captain Kingsley Hall's company in "King Williams War." Alexander died a wealthy man, owning several saw mills, and a good deal of land at the age of 62.

 

Alexander Gordon and Mary Lissen had the following children:
2. i.

JOHN2 GORDON was born on 26 Oct 1670 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. He died in Apr 1746 in Biddeford, York, Maine, United States. He married SARAH ALLEN on 23 Dec 1697 in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts. She was born in 1671. She died in 1713 (Y).

  ii.

ELIZABETH GORDON was born on 23 Feb 1664 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 15 Mar 1696 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. She married THOMAS EMERSON on 26 May 1686 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He was born on 04 Jun 1662 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. He died on 15 Mar 1697 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts.

3. iii.

MARY GORDON was born on 22 May 1668 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died in 1737 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She married NICHOLAS SMITH in 1695 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He was born on 03 Jan 1661 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died on 07 Jun 1716 in Exeter, New Hampshire.

  iv.

RUTH SARAH GORDON was born in 1676 in Lancaster, Lancaster, Virginia, United States. She died on 10 Oct 1740 in Christ Church Par, Lancaster, Virginia, United States.

  v.

JANE GORDON was born on 22 Jul 1673. She died in 1737 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

  vi.

DANIEL GORDON was born on 01 Dec 1675 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died in Apr 1743 in Kingston, New Hampshire. He married MARGARET HARRIMAN. She died Y.

4. vii.

THOMAS GORDON SR. was born on 20 Nov 1678 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He died on 27 May 1761 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married (1) REBECCA HEARD about 1725 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She was born in 1680 in Dover, Stafford, New Hampshire. She died on 23 Jul 1756 in Salisbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire. He married (2) ELIZABETH HARRIMAN on 22 Nov 1699 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, daughter of Matthew Harriman and Elizabeth Swan. She was born in 1675 in Essex County, Massachusetts. She died in 1720 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

5. viii.

JAMES GORDON was born on 22 Jul 1673 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. He died in 1717 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. He married (1) SARAH SEWALL. She died Y. He married (2) ABIAL REDMAN on 07 Aug 1700 in Hampton, New Hampshire. She was born on 17 May 1681 in Hampton, New Hampshire. She died in 1714 in Exeter, New Hampshire.

6. ix.

NICHOLAS GORDON was born on 23 Mar 1666 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. He died in Mar 1748 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. He married SARAH HALE on 20 Jun 1685 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She was born in 1650 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts. She died in 1682 in Exeter, New Hampshire (Y).

7. x.

ALEXANDER GORDON was born on 01 Dec 1675 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 25 Mar 1730 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. He married SARAH SEWELL on 14 Sep 1699 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She was born on 17 Sep 1676 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died in 1733 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire.



Generation 2
2.

JOHN2 GORDON (Alexander1) was born on 26 Oct 1670 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. He died in Apr 1746 in Biddeford, York, Maine, United States. He married SARAH ALLEN on 23 Dec 1697 in Amesbury, Essex, Massachusetts. She was born in 1671. She died in 1713 (Y).

 

John Gordon and Sarah Allen had the following children:
  i.

HANNAH3 GORDON was born in 1703. She died Y.

8. ii.

JOSEPH GORDON was born in 1705. He died in 1784 (Y).

  iii.

JOHN GORDON was born in 1697. He died Y.

  iv.

ALLEN GORDON was born in 1701. He died Y.

3.

MARY2 GORDON (Alexander1) was born on 22 May 1668 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died in 1737 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She married NICHOLAS SMITH in 1695 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He was born on 03 Jan 1661 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died on 07 Jun 1716 in Exeter, New Hampshire.

 

Nicholas Smith and Mary Gordon had the following children:
  i.

EDWARD3 SMITH was born in 1704 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died Y.

  ii.

NICHOLAS SMITH was born on 12 Nov 1703 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died Y. He married (1) JUDITH GILMAN in 1722 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She was born in 1691 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died before 1753 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He married (2) SUSANNA SCRIBNER in 1753. She was born in 1707 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died in 1763 in Brentwood, New Hampshire.

  iii.

ABIGAIL SMITH was born in 1712 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died Y.

  iv.

ANN SMITH was born in 1690 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died Y. She married JOHN CLARK in 1710 in Stratham, NH. He died Y.

  v.

BENJAMIN SMITH was born on 02 Feb 1702 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died Y. He married MEHITABLE FRENCH on 04 Sep 1710 in Salisbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts. She was born on 10 Oct 1710. She died Y.

  vi.

JOHN SMITH was born in 1706 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died Y.

9. vii.

COMFORT SMITH was born in 1711 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died Y. She married WILLIAM LOVERING in 1735 in Exeter, New Hampshire, son of Daniel Lovering and Mary Smith. He was born on 04 Mar 1707 in Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He died Y.

  viii.

DANIEL SMITH was born in 1697 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died Y. He married REBECCA EMERY on 01 Jan 1718 in Berwick, Maine. She died Y.

  ix.

NATHANIEL SMITH was born on 15 Sep 1695 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died Y. He married ELIZABETH STONE on 16 Nov 1720 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died Y.

10. x.

RICHARD SMITH was born in 1690 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died Y. He married MARY MATOON in 1715. She was born in 1694 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died Y.

11. xi.

MARY SMITH was born in 1710 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died Y. She married DANIEL LOVERING in 1733 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died Y.

  xii.

ELIZABETH SMITH was born in 1709 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died Y.

  xiii.

PATIENCE SMITH was born in 1697 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died Y. She married JOSEPH EASTMAN on 09 Feb 1729 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He was born on 06 Jan 1696 in Salisbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He died Y.

4.

THOMAS2 GORDON SR. (Alexander1) was born on 20 Nov 1678 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He died on 27 May 1761 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married (1) REBECCA HEARD about 1725 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She was born in 1680 in Dover, Stafford, New Hampshire. She died on 23 Jul 1756 in Salisbury, Merrimack, New Hampshire. He married (2) ELIZABETH HARRIMAN on 22 Nov 1699 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, daughter of Matthew Harriman and Elizabeth Swan. She was born in 1675 in Essex County, Massachusetts. She died in 1720 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

 

Notes for Thomas Gordon Sr.:

Son of the immigrant Alexander Gordon and his wife Mary Lissen. He married 1st Elizabeth Harriman about 1697, and 2nd Rebecca Heard about 1725.  In his will Thomas designated part of his land on Gordon Hill (the land of this present day Gordon Hill cemetery) to the town of Exeter for a burial ground.  Family links: Parents: Alexander Gordon (1635 - 1697) <fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=40520997> Mary Lissen (1639 - 1697) <fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=40579295>  Spouse: Elizabeth Harriman Gordon (1675 - 1720) <fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=40574121>*  Children: Daniel Gordon (1704 - 1786) <fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=40579087>*  * Reverse Relationships:" boBDY="This relationship was not directly added to this memorial. Rather, it is calculated based on information added to the related person's memorial. For example: if Joe Public is linked to Jane Public as a spouse, a reciprocal link will automatically be added to Jane Public's memorial.  Burial: Gordon Hill Cemetery </cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=40489023&CRid=2317892&> Exeter Rockingham County New Hampshire, USA Created by: Sharon Hanson Frey <fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=47119699> Record added: Aug 09, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 40489023

 

Thomas Gordon Sr. and Rebecca Heard had the following children:
  i.

NATHANIEL3 GORDON was born on 25 Mar 1728. He died Y.

12. ii.

DANIEL GORDON SR. was born on 01 Dec 1704 in Haverhill, Essex. Massachusetts. He died on 16 Apr 1789 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married (1) ELIZABETH DENNING on 07 Nov 1722 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts. She was born in 1705. She died on 09 Mar 1786 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married (2) SUSSANNA SMITH in 1726 in New Hampshire, daughter of Ithiel Smith and Hannah Gordon. She was born in 1706 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 09 Mar 1786 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

Thomas Gordon Sr. and Elizabeth Harriman had the following children:
  iii.

TIMOTHY GORDON was born on 22 Mar 1715. He died Y.

  iv.

BENJAMIN GORDON was born in 1712. He died Y.

13. v.

BENONI GORDON was born in 1709 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He died in Oct 1769 in Fremont, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married ABIGAIL SMITH in 1735, daughter of Ithiel Smith and Hannah Gordon. She was born in 1711 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. She died on 30 Apr 1788 in New Hampton, New Hampshire.

14. vi.

TIMOTHY GORDON SR. was born on 22 Mar 1716 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died on 30 Mar 1796 in Brentwood, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married MARIA STOCKBRIDGE in 1748 in Straham, New Hampshire. She was born on 21 Jul 1725 in Stratford, New Hampshire. She died on 27 Jul 1808 in Brentwood, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

  vii.

ABIGAIL GORDON was born in 1723. She died Y.

  viii.

CATHERIN GORDON was born in 1720. She died Y.

15. ix.

JAMES GORDON was born in 1718 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died in 1799 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married SARAH L. LEAVITT. She was born about 1722 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died in 1763 in Brentwood, New Hampshire.

  x.

THOMAS GORDON JR. was born on 24 Aug 1701 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. He died on 27 Aug 1772 in Brentwood, Rockingham, New Hampshire (Y). He married (1) DELIVERANCE EASTMAN between 1718-1750. She was born in 1705 in Haverhill, Massachusetts. She died on 12 Jul 1791. He married (2) MARY SCRIBNER in 1730 in Chester, New Hampshire. She was born in 1702 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died on 16 Oct 1756 in Brentwood, New Hampshire.

  xi.

TIMOTHY GORDON was born on 19 Aug 1700 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died on 05 Sep 1700 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts (Y).

16. xii.

HANNAH GORDON was born in 1718 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. She died between 1711-1803. She married (1) ITHIEL SMITH. He was born on 23 Sep 1675 in Hampton, New Hampshire. He died on 04 Mar 1718 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She married (2) JACOB SMITH between 1734-1767. He was born between 1685-1717. He died between 1735-1794.

  xiii.

DIANA GORDON was born on 26 Jan 1703 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died Y. She married BENJAMIN MAGOON between 1715-1746 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. He was born in 1699. He died in 1757.

  xiv.

ABIGAIL GORDON was born on 28 May 1707. She died Y.

  xv.

NATHAN GORDON was born in Apr 1706. He died Y.

12. ii.

DANIEL GORDON SR. was born on 01 Dec 1704 in Haverhill, Essex. Massachusetts. He died on 16 Apr 1789 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married (1) ELIZABETH DENNING on 07 Nov 1722 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts. She was born in 1705. She died on 09 Mar 1786 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married (2) SUSSANNA SMITH in 1726 in New Hampshire, daughter of Ithiel Smith and Hannah Gordon. She was born in 1706 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 09 Mar 1786 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

5.

JAMES2 GORDON (Alexander1) was born on 22 Jul 1673 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. He died in 1717 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. He married (1) SARAH SEWALL. She died Y. He married (2) ABIAL REDMAN on 07 Aug 1700 in Hampton, New Hampshire. She was born on 17 May 1681 in Hampton, New Hampshire. She died in 1714 in Exeter, New Hampshire.

 

James Gordon and Abial Redman had the following children:
  i.

JOHN3 GORDON was born in 1708. He died in 1708.

18. ii.

JOSEPH GORDON was born in 1711 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died on 11 Oct 1775 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married (1) JOANNA YOUNG in 1736. She was born in 1720. She died on 24 Nov 1815. He married (2) REBECCA. She died Y.

  iii.

NICHOLAS GORDON was born in 1706. He died Y.

  iv.

JONATHAN GORDON was born in 1701 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died Y. He married LYDIA GORDON in 1724 in Exeter, New Hampshire, daughter of Nicholas Gordon and Sarah Hale. She was born in 1686 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died in 1723.

  v.

JAMES GORDON II was born in Jun 1704 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died in 1741. He married MEHITABLE STEVENS. She was born in 1713 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died Y.

6.

NICHOLAS2 GORDON (Alexander1) was born on 23 Mar 1666 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. He died in Mar 1748 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. He married SARAH HALE on 20 Jun 1685 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She was born in 1650 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts. She died in 1682 in Exeter, New Hampshire (Y).

 

Nicholas Gordon and Sarah Hale had the following children:
  i.

LYDIA GORDON was born in 1686 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died in 1723. She married (1) THOMAS DOLLOFF in 1709 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He was born in 1677 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died on 11 Sep 1722 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She married (2) JONATHAN GORDON in 1724 in Exeter, New Hampshire, son of James Gordon and Abial Redman. He was born in 1701 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died Y.

19. ii.

PATIENCE GORDON was born in 1690. She died in 1762. She married SAMUEL STEVENS. He was born in 1680. He died in 1738.

7.

ALEXANDER2 GORDON (Alexander1) was born on 01 Dec 1675 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 25 Mar 1730 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. He married SARAH SEWELL on 14 Sep 1699 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She was born on 17 Sep 1676 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died in 1733 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

 

Alexander Gordon and Sarah Sewell had the following children:
  i.

SARAH3 GORDON was born in 1698 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She died in 1727.

  ii.

LYDIA GORDON was born in 1700 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She died on 02 Jun 1787 in Brentwood, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

  iii.

MARY GORDON was born in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She died in 1785.

  iv.

ELIZABETH GORDON was born in 1701 in Epping, New Hampshire. She died in 1767.

  v.

DEBORAH GORDON was born in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She died Y.

  vi.

PATIENCE GORDON. She died Y.

  vii.

ANNA GORDON was born in 1706 in Epping, New Hampshire. She died on 24 Nov 1797 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

  viii.

ABIGAIL GORDON was born in 1725 in Kingston, New Hampshire. She died in 1821 in Bethel, Oxford, Maine. She married JONATHAN BEAN on 14 Sep 1744 in Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He was born in 1720 in Kingston, New Hampshire. He died in 1809 in Bethel, Oxford, Maine.



Generation 3
8.

JOSEPH3 GORDON (John2, Alexander1) was born in 1705. He died in 1784 (Y).

 

Joseph Gordon had the following child:
20. i.

ANDREW4 GORDON was born in 1730. He died in 1811.

9.

COMFORT3 SMITH (Mary2 Gordon, Alexander1 Gordon) was born in 1711 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died Y. She married WILLIAM LOVERING in 1735 in Exeter, New Hampshire, son of Daniel Lovering and Mary Smith. He was born on 04 Mar 1707 in Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He died Y.

 

William Lovering and Comfort Smith had the following child:
  i.

BENJAMIN4 LOVERING was born in Massachusetts. He died Y.

10.

RICHARD3 SMITH (Mary2 Gordon, Alexander1 Gordon) was born in 1690 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died Y. He married MARY MATOON in 1715. She was born in 1694 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died Y.

 

Richard Smith and Mary Matoon had the following children:
  i.

JOSEPH4 SMITH was born in 1715 in of Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He died Y. He married LYDIA HOYT. She died Y.

  ii.

DOROTHY SMITH was born in 1726 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died Y.

11.

MARY3 SMITH (Mary2 Gordon, Alexander1 Gordon) was born in 1710 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died Y. She married DANIEL LOVERING in 1733 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died Y.

 

Daniel Lovering and Mary Smith had the following child:
  i.

WILLIAM LOVERING was born on 04 Mar 1707 in Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He died Y. He married COMFORT SMITH in 1735 in Exeter, New Hampshire, daughter of Nicholas Smith and Mary Gordon. She was born in 1711 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died Y.

12.

DANIEL3 GORDON SR. (Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 01 Dec 1704 in Haverhill, Essex. Massachusetts. He died on 16 Apr 1789 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married (1) ELIZABETH DENNING on 07 Nov 1722 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts. She was born in 1705. She died on 09 Mar 1786 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married (2) SUSSANNA SMITH in 1726 in New Hampshire, daughter of Ithiel Smith and Hannah Gordon. She was born in 1706 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 09 Mar 1786 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

 

Daniel Gordon Sr. and Elizabeth Denning had the following child:
22. i.

JOHN4 GORDON was born about 1735 in Hope, Maine. He died in 1785. He married PHOEBE WILLARD. She died Y.

Daniel Gordon Sr. and Sussanna Smith had the following children:
  ii.

DANIEL GORDON JR. was born about 1741 in Raymond, New Hampshire. He died after 1790. He married ELIZABETH BRAZEAL on 30 Oct 1766 in Raymond, New Hampshire. She was born in 1740. She died between 1776-1822 in Mount Vernon, Maine.

  iii.

ITHIEL GORDON SR. was born in 1735 in Raymond, New Hampshire. He died in Jan 1828 in Readfield, Kennebec, Maine. He married MARY GLIDDEN on 26 Dec 1754 in New Hamphire. She was born in 1735 in Brentwood, New Hampshire. She died in Sep 1819 in Readfield, Kennebec, Maine.

  iv.

THOMAS GORDON was born in 1740 in Raymond, New Hampshire. He died in Jul 1826 in Chesterville, Maine. He married DEBORAH SMITH about 1757. She died on 06 Nov 1793.

  v.

SUSANNA L. GORDON was born on 30 Oct 1743 in Epping, New Hampshire. She died on 23 Oct 1824 in Pittsfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire. She married (1) NATHAN WHITE. He died Y. She married (2) MOSES NORRIS between 1757-1789 in Pittsfield, New Hampshire. He was born on 20 Jan 1732 in Epping, New Hampshire. He died on 29 May 1776 in Pittsfield, New Hampshire.

  vi.

JOSIAH GORDON was born on 25 May 1746 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He died in Jul 1826 in Chesterville, Maine.

13.

BENONI3 GORDON (Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born in 1709 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He died in Oct 1769 in Fremont, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married ABIGAIL SMITH in 1735, daughter of Ithiel Smith and Hannah Gordon. She was born in 1711 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. She died on 30 Apr 1788 in New Hampton, New Hampshire.

 

Benoni Gordon and Abigail Smith had the following children:
  i.

TABITHA4 GORDON was born in 1742 in Brentwood, New Hampshire. She died between 1743-1836. She married WILLIAM MUDGETT about 1763. He was born in Sep 1740 in Brentwood, New Hampshire. He died after 1795 in Deerfield, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

  ii.

ABIGAIL GORDON was born in 1740 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. She died between 1752-1832. She married EDWARD CRITCHETT between 1752-1785. He was born between 1721-1741. He died between 1753-1812.

  iii.

JOSIAH GORDON was born in 1748 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. He died in 1819 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. He married HANNAH GORDON in 1775, daughter of Timothy Gordon Sr. and Maria Stockbridge. She was born on 04 Dec 1756 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. She died on 25 Dec 1833 in Farmington, Maine.

  iv.

THOMAS GORDON was born in 1744 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. He died between 1745-1834.

23. v.

ALEXANDER GORDON was born in 1734 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. He died in 1769. He married SARAH DOLLOFF on 14 Feb 1753. She was born in 1735 in East Burke, Vermont. She died in 1778 in New Hampshire.

24. vi.

ENOCH GORDON was born in 1745. He died Y. He married POLLY CARTER.

  vii.

MARY GORDON was born in 1738 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. She died about 1811. She married THOMAS BLAKE between 1750-1782. He was born in 1725. He died Y.

  viii.

ELIZABETH GORDON was born in 1736 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. She died in 1784 in Candia, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She married JEREMIAH BEAN on 01 Nov 1753. He was born on 19 Nov 1732 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died on 19 Sep 1797 in Candia, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

14.

TIMOTHY3 GORDON SR. (Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 22 Mar 1716 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died on 30 Mar 1796 in Brentwood, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married MARIA STOCKBRIDGE in 1748 in Straham, New Hampshire. She was born on 21 Jul 1725 in Stratford, New Hampshire. She died on 27 Jul 1808 in Brentwood, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

 

Timothy Gordon Sr. and Maria Stockbridge had the following child:
  i.

HANNAH GORDON was born on 04 Dec 1756 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. She died on 25 Dec 1833 in Farmington, Maine. She married JOSIAH GORDON in 1775, son of Benoni Gordon and Abigail Smith. He was born in 1748 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. He died in 1819 in New Hampton, New Hampshire.

15.

JAMES3 GORDON (Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born in 1718 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died in 1799 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married SARAH L. LEAVITT. She was born about 1722 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died in 1763 in Brentwood, New Hampshire.

 

James Gordon and Sarah L. Leavitt had the following child:
25. i.

ZEBULON4 GORDON was born in Mar 1758 in Brentwood, New Hampshire. He died on 16 Oct 1827 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. He married ANNA BARTLETT on 12 Jan 1785. She was born in Sep 1763. She died on 06 Dec 1857 in New Hampton, New Hampshire.

16.

HANNAH3 GORDON (Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born in 1718 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. She died between 1711-1803. She married (1) ITHIEL SMITH. He was born on 23 Sep 1675 in Hampton, New Hampshire. He died on 04 Mar 1718 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She married (2) JACOB SMITH between 1734-1767. He was born between 1685-1717. He died between 1735-1794.

 

Ithiel Smith and Hannah Gordon had the following children:
  i.

SUSSANNA SMITH was born in 1706 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 09 Mar 1786 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She married DANIEL GORDON SR. in 1726 in New Hampshire, son of Thomas Gordon Sr. and Rebecca Heard. He was born on 01 Dec 1704 in Haverhill, Essex. Massachusetts. He died on 16 Apr 1789 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

  ii.

ABIGAIL SMITH was born in 1711 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. She died on 30 Apr 1788 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. She married BENONI GORDON in 1735, son of Thomas Gordon Sr. and Elizabeth Harriman. He was born in 1709 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He died in Oct 1769 in Fremont, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

17.

DANIEL3 GORDON SR. (Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 01 Dec 1704 in Haverhill, Essex. Massachusetts. He died on 16 Apr 1789 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married (1) ELIZABETH DENNING on 07 Nov 1722 in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts. She was born in 1705. She died on 09 Mar 1786 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married (2) SUSSANNA SMITH in 1726 in New Hampshire, daughter of Ithiel Smith and Hannah Gordon. She was born in 1706 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 09 Mar 1786 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

 

Daniel Gordon Sr. and Elizabeth Denning had the following child:
22. i.

JOHN4 GORDON was born about 1735 in Hope, Maine. He died in 1785. He married PHOEBE WILLARD. She died Y.

Daniel Gordon Sr. and Sussanna Smith had the following children:
  ii.

DANIEL GORDON JR. was born about 1741 in Raymond, New Hampshire. He died after 1790. He married ELIZABETH BRAZEAL on 30 Oct 1766 in Raymond, New Hampshire. She was born in 1740. She died between 1776-1822 in Mount Vernon, Maine.

  iii.

ITHIEL GORDON SR. was born in 1735 in Raymond, New Hampshire. He died in Jan 1828 in Readfield, Kennebec, Maine. He married MARY GLIDDEN on 26 Dec 1754 in New Hamphire. She was born in 1735 in Brentwood, New Hampshire. She died in Sep 1819 in Readfield, Kennebec, Maine.

  iv.

THOMAS GORDON was born in 1740 in Raymond, New Hampshire. He died in Jul 1826 in Chesterville, Maine. He married DEBORAH SMITH about 1757. She died on 06 Nov 1793.

  v.

SUSANNA L. GORDON was born on 30 Oct 1743 in Epping, New Hampshire. She died on 23 Oct 1824 in Pittsfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire. She married (1) NATHAN WHITE. He died Y. She married (2) MOSES NORRIS between 1757-1789 in Pittsfield, New Hampshire. He was born on 20 Jan 1732 in Epping, New Hampshire. He died on 29 May 1776 in Pittsfield, New Hampshire.

  vi.

JOSIAH GORDON was born on 25 May 1746 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He died in Jul 1826 in Chesterville, Maine.

18.

JOSEPH3 GORDON (James2, Alexander1) was born in 1711 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died on 11 Oct 1775 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married (1) JOANNA YOUNG in 1736. She was born in 1720. She died on 24 Nov 1815. He married (2) REBECCA. She died Y.

 

Joseph Gordon and Joanna Young had the following child:
29. i.

DANIEL4 GORDON was born in 1738 in Epping, New Hampshire. He died on 24 Aug 1784. He married (1) MIRIAM CLOUGH about 1761. She was born on 24 Mar 1742 in Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She died on 15 Jul 1778 (Y). He married (2) SARAH ORDWAY on 05 Jan 1779. She was born in 1738. She died on 15 Jan 1816.

19.

PATIENCE3 GORDON (Nicholas2, Alexander1) was born in 1690. She died in 1762. She married SAMUEL STEVENS. He was born in 1680. He died in 1738.

 

Samuel Stevens and Patience Gordon had the following child:
30. i.

SARAH4 STEVENS was born in 1700. She died in 1760. She married JOHN GILMAN. He was born in 1705. He died in 1765.



Generation 4
20.

ANDREW4 GORDON (Joseph3, John2, Alexander1) was born in 1730. He died in 1811.

 

Andrew Gordon had the following child:
  i.

JOSEPH PIKE5 GORDON was born about 1772. He died before 1842. He married MARY MCKENNY.

21.

WILLIAM LOVERING (Mary3 Smith, Mary2 Gordon, Alexander1 Gordon) was born on 04 Mar 1707 in Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts. He died Y. He married COMFORT SMITH in 1735 in Exeter, New Hampshire, daughter of Nicholas Smith and Mary Gordon. She was born in 1711 in Exeter, New Hampshire. She died Y.

 

William Lovering and Comfort Smith had the following child:
  i.

BENJAMIN4 LOVERING was born in Massachusetts. He died Y.

22.

JOHN4 GORDON (Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born about 1735 in Hope, Maine. He died in 1785. He married PHOEBE WILLARD. She died Y.

 

John Gordon and Phoebe Willard had the following children:
  i.

BENJAMIN5 GORDON was born in 1757. He died on 05 Dec 1835 in Camden, Lincoln, Maine.

  ii.

JOHN GORDON was born on 28 Jul 1764 in New Hampshire. He died on 15 Mar 1815. He married MARION SIMPSON about 1800. She died Y.

31. iii.

WILLIAM GORDON was born about 1760 in Camden, Lincoln, Maine. He died on 05 Aug 1813 in Warren, Knox, Maine. He married ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY about 1790 in Warren, Knox, Maine, daughter of Robert Montgomery and Elizabeth Cooper. She was born in 1769 in Warren, Knox, Maine. She died on 20 Jun 1851 in Warren, Knox, Maine.

23.

ALEXANDER4 GORDON (Benoni3, Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born in 1734 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. He died in 1769. He married SARAH DOLLOFF on 14 Feb 1753. She was born in 1735 in East Burke, Vermont. She died in 1778 in New Hampshire.

 

Alexander Gordon and Sarah Dolloff had the following children:
  i.

NICHOLAS5 GORDON was born in 1763. He died on 21 Jun 1824 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire.

  ii.

DOLLY GORDON was born in 1767. She died Y.

  iii.

SALLY GORDON was born in Apr 1774 in Epsom, New Hampshire. She died on 27 Feb 1860 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire. She married JOHN TRIPP on 01 Nov 1798 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire. He was born on 08 Apr 1770 in Epsom, New Hampshire. He died on 27 Jul 1844 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire.

  iv.

JEREMIAH GORDON was born in 1755. He died Y.

  v.

MARY GORDON was born in 1758. She died Y.

32. vi.

ELIZABETH GORDON was born on 28 Jul 1761. She died on 24 Jan 1857 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire. She married (1) BENJAMIN BURNHAM SR. on 20 Sep 1778. He was born in Feb 1754 in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. He died on 29 May 1810 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. She married (2) JOHN COCHRAN in 1818. He died Y. She married (3) SAMUEL GOSS in 1826. He was born in 1756. He died on 07 Feb 1831 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire (Y).

24.

ENOCH4 GORDON (Benoni3, Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born in 1745. He died Y. He married POLLY CARTER.

 

Enoch Gordon and Polly Carter had the following child:
33. i.

ELIPHALET5 GORDON was born on 06 Nov 1772. He died on 29 Mar 1864. He married DORTHY SANVORN. She died Y.

25.

ZEBULON4 GORDON (James3, Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born in Mar 1758 in Brentwood, New Hampshire. He died on 16 Oct 1827 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. He married ANNA BARTLETT on 12 Jan 1785. She was born in Sep 1763. She died on 06 Dec 1857 in New Hampton, New Hampshire.

 

Zebulon Gordon and Anna Bartlett had the following child:
34. i.

GEORGE BARTLETT5 GORDON was born on 10 Jun 1786 in New Hampton, Belknap, New Hampshire. He died on 11 Apr 1857. He married MARY SAWYER. She was born on 24 Apr 1787 in West Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. She died on 31 Oct 1865 in West Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

26.

SUSSANNA SMITH (Daniel3 Gordon Sr., Thomas2 Gordon Sr., Alexander1 Gordon) was born in 1706 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 09 Mar 1786 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She married DANIEL GORDON SR. in 1726 in New Hampshire, son of Thomas Gordon Sr. and Rebecca Heard. He was born on 01 Dec 1704 in Haverhill, Essex. Massachusetts. He died on 16 Apr 1789 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

 

Daniel Gordon Sr. and Sussanna Smith had the following children:
  ii.

DANIEL GORDON JR. was born about 1741 in Raymond, New Hampshire. He died after 1790. He married ELIZABETH BRAZEAL on 30 Oct 1766 in Raymond, New Hampshire. She was born in 1740. She died between 1776-1822 in Mount Vernon, Maine.

  iii.

ITHIEL GORDON SR. was born in 1735 in Raymond, New Hampshire. He died in Jan 1828 in Readfield, Kennebec, Maine. He married MARY GLIDDEN on 26 Dec 1754 in New Hamphire. She was born in 1735 in Brentwood, New Hampshire. She died in Sep 1819 in Readfield, Kennebec, Maine.

  iv.

THOMAS GORDON was born in 1740 in Raymond, New Hampshire. He died in Jul 1826 in Chesterville, Maine. He married DEBORAH SMITH about 1757. She died on 06 Nov 1793.

  v.

SUSANNA L. GORDON was born on 30 Oct 1743 in Epping, New Hampshire. She died on 23 Oct 1824 in Pittsfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire. She married (1) NATHAN WHITE. He died Y. She married (2) MOSES NORRIS between 1757-1789 in Pittsfield, New Hampshire. He was born on 20 Jan 1732 in Epping, New Hampshire. He died on 29 May 1776 in Pittsfield, New Hampshire.

  vi.

JOSIAH GORDON was born on 25 May 1746 in Raymond, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He died in Jul 1826 in Chesterville, Maine.

27.

ABIGAIL SMITH (Hannah3 Gordon, Thomas2 Gordon Sr., Alexander1 Gordon) was born in 1711 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts. She died on 30 Apr 1788 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. She married BENONI GORDON in 1735, son of Thomas Gordon Sr. and Elizabeth Harriman. He was born in 1709 in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He died in Oct 1769 in Fremont, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

 

Benoni Gordon and Abigail Smith had the following children:
  i.

TABITHA4 GORDON was born in 1742 in Brentwood, New Hampshire. She died between 1743-1836. She married WILLIAM MUDGETT about 1763. He was born in Sep 1740 in Brentwood, New Hampshire. He died after 1795 in Deerfield, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

  ii.

ABIGAIL GORDON was born in 1740 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. She died between 1752-1832. She married EDWARD CRITCHETT between 1752-1785. He was born between 1721-1741. He died between 1753-1812.

  iii.

JOSIAH GORDON was born in 1748 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. He died in 1819 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. He married HANNAH GORDON in 1775, daughter of Timothy Gordon Sr. and Maria Stockbridge. She was born on 04 Dec 1756 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. She died on 25 Dec 1833 in Farmington, Maine.

  iv.

THOMAS GORDON was born in 1744 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. He died between 1745-1834.

23. v.

ALEXANDER GORDON was born in 1734 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. He died in 1769. He married SARAH DOLLOFF on 14 Feb 1753. She was born in 1735 in East Burke, Vermont. She died in 1778 in New Hampshire.

24. vi.

ENOCH GORDON was born in 1745. He died Y. He married POLLY CARTER.

  vii.

MARY GORDON was born in 1738 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. She died about 1811. She married THOMAS BLAKE between 1750-1782. He was born in 1725. He died Y.

  viii.

ELIZABETH GORDON was born in 1736 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. She died in 1784 in Candia, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She married JEREMIAH BEAN on 01 Nov 1753. He was born on 19 Nov 1732 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He died on 19 Sep 1797 in Candia, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

28.

JOHN4 GORDON (Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born about 1735 in Hope, Maine. He died in 1785. He married PHOEBE WILLARD. She died Y.

 

John Gordon and Phoebe Willard had the following children:
  i.

BENJAMIN5 GORDON was born in 1757. He died on 05 Dec 1835 in Camden, Lincoln, Maine.

  ii.

JOHN GORDON was born on 28 Jul 1764 in New Hampshire. He died on 15 Mar 1815. He married MARION SIMPSON about 1800. She died Y.

31. iii.

WILLIAM GORDON was born about 1760 in Camden, Lincoln, Maine. He died on 05 Aug 1813 in Warren, Knox, Maine. He married ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY about 1790 in Warren, Knox, Maine, daughter of Robert Montgomery and Elizabeth Cooper. She was born in 1769 in Warren, Knox, Maine. She died on 20 Jun 1851 in Warren, Knox, Maine.

29.

DANIEL4 GORDON (Joseph3, James2, Alexander1) was born in 1738 in Epping, New Hampshire. He died on 24 Aug 1784. He married (1) MIRIAM CLOUGH about 1761. She was born on 24 Mar 1742 in Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She died on 15 Jul 1778 (Y). He married (2) SARAH ORDWAY on 05 Jan 1779. She was born in 1738. She died on 15 Jan 1816.

 

Daniel Gordon and Miriam Clough had the following children:
  i.

DANIEL DOLLOFF5 GORDON was born on 21 Jun 1771. He died on 02 Feb 1850. He married HANNAH TILTON on 04 Jun 1794. She was born on 23 Sep 1773. She died on 06 Nov 1847.

  ii.

SARAH GORDON was born on 01 Feb 1774. She died on 16 Oct 1859. She married WILLIAM WEBSTER on 21 Nov 1793. He was born on 02 Jan 1769. He died Y.

  iii.

JOHN SULLIVAN GORDON was born on 19 Mar 1776. He died on 28 Jul 1845 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married SOPHIA REDDINGTON on 14 Jun 1801 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She was born in 1769. She died on 02 Aug 1856 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

  iv.

JONATHAN GORDON was born on 06 Mar 1769. He died Y.

  v.

JOSEPH GORDON was born on 06 Mar 1762. He died on 05 May 1778.

  vi.

DAVID GORDON was born on 14 Apr 1763. He died on 20 Jul 1778.

  vii.

DUDLEY GORDON was born on 04 Sep 1766. He died on 29 Mar 1842 in Moultonborough, New Hampshire. He married MEHITABLE SLEEPER on 01 Apr 1789. She was born on 11 Mar 1770. She died on 27 Jun 1843 in Moultonborough, New Hampshire.

Daniel Gordon and Sarah Ordway had the following children:
  viii.

SAMUEL ROBIE GORDON was born on 05 Oct 1779. He died on 16 Dec 1837 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married BETSIE NORRIS on 15 Oct 1802. She was born on 15 May 1781. She died on 18 Sep 1851 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

  ix.

HENDRICK WYCHOFF GORDON was born on 22 Apr 1782 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He died on 03 May 1819 in Epping, Rockingham, New Hampshire. He married REBECCA FARWELL on 05 Mar 1804. She was born on 22 Jul 1782. She died on 23 Mar 1817.

30.

SARAH4 STEVENS (Patience3 Gordon, Nicholas2 Gordon, Alexander1 Gordon) was born in 1700. She died in 1760. She married JOHN GILMAN. He was born in 1705. He died in 1765.

 

John Gilman and Sarah Stevens had the following child:
  i.

SAMUEL5 GILMAN was born on 09 Dec 1750 in Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. He died in 1820 in Mount Vernon, Kennebec, Maine.



Generation 5
31.

WILLIAM5 GORDON (John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born about 1760 in Camden, Lincoln, Maine. He died on 05 Aug 1813 in Warren, Knox, Maine. He married ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY about 1790 in Warren, Knox, Maine, daughter of Robert Montgomery and Elizabeth Cooper. She was born in 1769 in Warren, Knox, Maine. She died on 20 Jun 1851 in Warren, Knox, Maine.

 

William Gordon and Elizabeth Montgomery had the following children:
  i.

JANE6 GORDON was born on 07 Jul 1801. She died on 14 Nov 1858 in Union, Knox, Maine. She married NATHAN BATCHELDER in 1826 in Union, Knox, Maine. He was born on 27 Nov 1800 in Readfield, Kennebec, Maine. He died on 12 Nov 1874 in Union, Knox, Maine.

  ii.

ELIZABETH GORDON was born in 1798. She died in 1876. She married WILLIAM LAWRENCE on 27 Feb 1820 in Warren, Knox, Maine. He was born about 1790 in Rhode Island. He died in Hope or Warren, Knox, Maine.

  iii.

AMELIA GORDON was born on 25 Oct 1793. She died in 1881 in Greenfield, Penobscot, Maine. She married (1) MATTHEW WHITE in Belfast, Maine. He was born in 1782 in Peterboro, Hillsborough, New Hampshire. He died in Greenfield, Penobscot, Maine. She married (2) JONATHAN SARGEANT. He was born about 1790. He died Y.

  iv.

FREELOVE LORNA GORDON was born in 1804 in Appleton, Knox, Maine. She died in Appleton, Knox, Maine. She married JOHN NEWBIT II in 1830 in Union, Knox, Maine. He was born in 1803 in Appleton, Knox, Maine. He died in 1857 in Appleton, Knox, Maine.

38. v.

ALFORD GORDON was born on 24 Sep 1808 in Warren, Knox, Maine. He died on 01 Jun 1878 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married ELISE KYLE on 16 Oct 1831 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine, daughter of Ephraim Kyle and Sarah Osman. She was born on 23 Sep 1815 in Dixfield, Oxford, Maine. She died on 24 Jun 1905 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

  vi.

WILLIAM GORDON was born in 1793. He died in 1816 in At Sea.

  vii.

HUGH ORLANDO GORDON was born in Jan 1811. He died on 11 Sep 1868 in Union, Knox, Maine. He married MARGARET NEWBERT in 1836 in Union, Knox, Maine. She was born about 1823. She died on 03 Dec 1896 in Union, Knox, Maine.

32.

ELIZABETH5 GORDON (Alexander4, Benoni3, Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 28 Jul 1761. She died on 24 Jan 1857 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire. She married (1) BENJAMIN BURNHAM SR. on 20 Sep 1778. He was born in Feb 1754 in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. He died on 29 May 1810 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. She married (2) JOHN COCHRAN in 1818. He died Y. She married (3) SAMUEL GOSS in 1826. He was born in 1756. He died on 07 Feb 1831 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire (Y).

 

Benjamin Burnham Sr. and Elizabeth Gordon had the following children:
  i.

FLOYD WILLIAM6 BURNHAM was born on 07 Sep 1795. He died in 1859 in Hooksett, Hillsborough, New Hampshire (Y). He married ABIGAIL DOLLOFF in 1815 in Epsom, New Hampshire. She died Y.

  ii.

WILLIAM HENRY YOUNG BURNHAM was born on 23 Apr 1798 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. He died Y. He married (1) HANNAH JOY in 1824 in Strafford, New Hampshire. She died Y. He married (2) SUSAN CHADWICK in Barrington, New Hampshire. She died Y.

  iii.

ALPHONSE J. BURNHAM was born in 1800. He died on 14 Jan 1881 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire (Y). He married (1) SARAH BROWN in 1840 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire. She died Y. He married (2) MARTHA F. PERKINS. She was born in 1806. She died in 1885.

  iv.

JEREMIAH GORDON BURNHAM was born on 10 Apr 1787 in Belmont, New Hampshire. He died on 21 Apr 1851 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire (Y). He married SARAH WORTH on 15 Dec 1818 in Epsom, New Hampshire. She was born on 10 Aug 1796 in Epsom, New Hampshire. She died on 12 Feb 1862 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire.

  v.

JOSIAH C. BURNHAM. He died Y.

  vi.

SAMUEL SEARLES BURNHAM was born on 30 Nov 1781 in Belmont, New Hampshire. He died in 1844 in Bethlehem, New Hampshire (Y). He married (1) DEBORAH BEAN in 1803. She died in 1827. He married (2) MARY SHATTUCK. She died in 1828.

  vii.

BENJAMIN BURNHAM JR. was born on 12 Jun 1779 in Belmont, New Hampshire. He died on 22 May 1838 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire (Y). He married MARY POLLY MARSH on 22 Jan 1797 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. She was born on 22 May 1800 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. She died on 15 Apr 1880 in Exeter, New Hampshire.

  viii.

NOAH DOW BURNHAM was born on 18 Jul 1784 in Belmont, New Hampshire. He died on 28 Oct 1860 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire. He married (1) POLLY CHASE in 1806. She died Y. He married (2) ANNA WILCOMB after 1807. She died Y.

  ix.

EZEKIEL HOIT BURNHAM was born on 09 Apr 1792 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. He died after 1860 (Y). He married MARY PILLSBURY. She died Y.

  x.

JOHN DOW BURNHAM was born on 18 Sep 1789 in Belmont, New Hampshire. He died on 28 Oct 1860 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire. He married BETSY DOLLOFF. She died after 1870.

33.

ELIPHALET5 GORDON (Enoch4, Benoni3, Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 06 Nov 1772. He died on 29 Mar 1864. He married DORTHY SANVORN. She died Y.

 

Eliphalet Gordon and Dorthy Sanvorn had the following child:
  i.

ELIPHALET6 GORDON. He married POLLY NICHOLIS NICKOLS KELLY. She was born on 23 Apr 1803 in New Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She died in 1900.

34.

GEORGE BARTLETT5 GORDON (Zebulon4, James3, Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 10 Jun 1786 in New Hampton, Belknap, New Hampshire. He died on 11 Apr 1857. He married MARY SAWYER. She was born on 24 Apr 1787 in West Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. She died on 31 Oct 1865 in West Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

 

George Bartlett Gordon and Mary Sawyer had the following child:
  i.

JOSEPH ZEBULON6 GORDON was born on 23 Aug 1820 in West Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. He died on 26 Jul 1880 in West Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. He married VIENNA RUNDLETT on 28 Jul 1849 in West Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. She was born on 18 Nov 1822 in Belmont, New Hampshire. She died on 18 Jun 1896 in West Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts.

35.

ALEXANDER4 GORDON (Benoni3, Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born in 1734 in New Hampton, New Hampshire. He died in 1769. He married SARAH DOLLOFF on 14 Feb 1753. She was born in 1735 in East Burke, Vermont. She died in 1778 in New Hampshire.

 

Alexander Gordon and Sarah Dolloff had the following children:
  i.

NICHOLAS5 GORDON was born in 1763. He died on 21 Jun 1824 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire.

  ii.

DOLLY GORDON was born in 1767. She died Y.

  iii.

SALLY GORDON was born in Apr 1774 in Epsom, New Hampshire. She died on 27 Feb 1860 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire. She married JOHN TRIPP on 01 Nov 1798 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire. He was born on 08 Apr 1770 in Epsom, New Hampshire. He died on 27 Jul 1844 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire.

  iv.

JEREMIAH GORDON was born in 1755. He died Y.

  v.

MARY GORDON was born in 1758. She died Y.

32. vi.

ELIZABETH GORDON was born on 28 Jul 1761. She died on 24 Jan 1857 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire. She married (1) BENJAMIN BURNHAM SR. on 20 Sep 1778. He was born in Feb 1754 in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. He died on 29 May 1810 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. She married (2) JOHN COCHRAN in 1818. He died Y. She married (3) SAMUEL GOSS in 1826. He was born in 1756. He died on 07 Feb 1831 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire (Y).

36.

ENOCH4 GORDON (Benoni3, Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born in 1745. He died Y. He married POLLY CARTER.

 

Enoch Gordon and Polly Carter had the following child:
33. i.

ELIPHALET5 GORDON was born on 06 Nov 1772. He died on 29 Mar 1864. He married DORTHY SANVORN. She died Y.

37.

WILLIAM5 GORDON (John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born about 1760 in Camden, Lincoln, Maine. He died on 05 Aug 1813 in Warren, Knox, Maine. He married ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY about 1790 in Warren, Knox, Maine, daughter of Robert Montgomery and Elizabeth Cooper. She was born in 1769 in Warren, Knox, Maine. She died on 20 Jun 1851 in Warren, Knox, Maine.

 

William Gordon and Elizabeth Montgomery had the following children:
  i.

JANE6 GORDON was born on 07 Jul 1801. She died on 14 Nov 1858 in Union, Knox, Maine. She married NATHAN BATCHELDER in 1826 in Union, Knox, Maine. He was born on 27 Nov 1800 in Readfield, Kennebec, Maine. He died on 12 Nov 1874 in Union, Knox, Maine.

  ii.

ELIZABETH GORDON was born in 1798. She died in 1876. She married WILLIAM LAWRENCE on 27 Feb 1820 in Warren, Knox, Maine. He was born about 1790 in Rhode Island. He died in Hope or Warren, Knox, Maine.

  iii.

AMELIA GORDON was born on 25 Oct 1793. She died in 1881 in Greenfield, Penobscot, Maine. She married (1) MATTHEW WHITE in Belfast, Maine. He was born in 1782 in Peterboro, Hillsborough, New Hampshire. He died in Greenfield, Penobscot, Maine. She married (2) JONATHAN SARGEANT. He was born about 1790. He died Y.

  iv.

FREELOVE LORNA GORDON was born in 1804 in Appleton, Knox, Maine. She died in Appleton, Knox, Maine. She married JOHN NEWBIT II in 1830 in Union, Knox, Maine. He was born in 1803 in Appleton, Knox, Maine. He died in 1857 in Appleton, Knox, Maine.

38. v.

ALFORD GORDON was born on 24 Sep 1808 in Warren, Knox, Maine. He died on 01 Jun 1878 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married ELISE KYLE on 16 Oct 1831 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine, daughter of Ephraim Kyle and Sarah Osman. She was born on 23 Sep 1815 in Dixfield, Oxford, Maine. She died on 24 Jun 1905 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

  vi.

WILLIAM GORDON was born in 1793. He died in 1816 in At Sea.

  vii.

HUGH ORLANDO GORDON was born in Jan 1811. He died on 11 Sep 1868 in Union, Knox, Maine. He married MARGARET NEWBERT in 1836 in Union, Knox, Maine. She was born about 1823. She died on 03 Dec 1896 in Union, Knox, Maine.


Generation 6
38.

ALFORD6 GORDON (William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 24 Sep 1808 in Warren, Knox, Maine. He died on 01 Jun 1878 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married ELISE KYLE on 16 Oct 1831 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine, daughter of Ephraim Kyle and Sarah Osman. She was born on 23 Sep 1815 in Dixfield, Oxford, Maine. She died on 24 Jun 1905 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Alford Gordon and Elise Kyle had the following children:
  i.

EDWIN7 GORDON was born in 1858. He died Y.

42. ii.

WILSON M. GORDON was born on 30 Apr 1858. He died on 01 Jan 1926 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married CELIA R. DAVIS on 22 Dec 1890 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 17 Mar 1871 in Canada. She died on 28 Aug 1926 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

43. iii.

GEORGE WILCOX GORDON was born on 23 Sep 1839 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 11 May 1905 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married LYDIA WRIGHT on 06 Sep 1868 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 23 Nov 1845 in Howard Plantation. New Brunswick, Canada. She died on 06 Jun 1916 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

  iv.

ELBRIDGE GORDON was born in 1856. He died Y.

  v.

ORLANDO HUGH GORDON was born on 13 May 1851 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 18 May 1909 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

44. vi.

LORE E. GORDON was born on 09 Oct 1853 in Kingman, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 05 Jan 1916 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. He married HENRIETTE MORSE on 01 Jan 1880 in Springfield, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 27 Mar 1859 in Drew Plantation, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 30 Jan 1922 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine.

45. vii.

CHARLES A. GORDON was born on 15 Sep 1855 in Maine. He died on 14 Apr 1925 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married ALLIE E. FOSTER on 08 Dec 1878 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 15 Jun 1863. She died on 15 Nov 1882 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

  viii.

ZILPAH A. GORDON was born on 14 Sep 1835 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 25 May 1838 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

  ix.

AMANDA GORDON was born on 12 Feb 1842. She died on 29 Apr 1920 in Orrinton, Penobscot, Maine.

46. x.

ALFRED M. GORDON was born on 12 Feb 1842 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. He died in Apr 1931 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (1) ISABELLE STUART BROOKS on 30 May 1877 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine, daughter of Joshua B. Brooks and Nancy Mary Stuart. She was born on 28 Feb 1848 in Lowell, Washington, Maine. She died on 12 Nov 1930 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (2) BILLE B GARDON in 1877. She was born in Feb 1854 in Maine.

47. xi.

SARAH E. GORDON was born on 05 Sep 1837 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 31 May 1874 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She married (1) JOHN F. PICKERING on 17 Jan 1865 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. He was born about 1835. He died Y. She married (2) MOSES S. WILSON on 31 May 1874 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. He was born on 04 Nov 1822 in Parsonfield, York, Maine. He died on 05 Mar 1900 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine.

48. xii.

ELSIE KYLE GORDON was born in 1848 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died in 1927. She married ALMON LEAVITT on 08 Jan 1870 in Carroll, Penobscot, Maine. He was born on 12 Apr 1837 in Orrington, Maine. He died Y.

49. xiii.

JOHN KYLE GORDON was born on 21 Oct 1846 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 20 Feb 1920 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married ANNIE D. PATTERSON on 25 Oct 1877 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 04 Sep 1850 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 07 Nov 1932.

50. xiv.

WILLIAM H. GORDON was born on 22 Jun 1833 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 07 Jan 1907 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (1) MARY ELLEN FALOON about 1851. She was born about 1835. She died Y. He married (2) URSULA A. LIBBEY on 12 Jan 1864. She was born on 11 Aug 1843 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 23 Mar 1871 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (3) MELISSA BUCK MCGUIRE on 14 Jan 1872 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She was born in 1832 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 16 Jun 1897 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

39.

ELIZABETH5 GORDON (Alexander4, Benoni3, Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 28 Jul 1761. She died on 24 Jan 1857 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire. She married (1) BENJAMIN BURNHAM SR. on 20 Sep 1778. He was born in Feb 1754 in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. He died on 29 May 1810 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. She married (2) JOHN COCHRAN in 1818. He died Y. She married (3) SAMUEL GOSS in 1826. He was born in 1756. He died on 07 Feb 1831 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire (Y).

 

Benjamin Burnham Sr. and Elizabeth Gordon had the following children:
  i.

FLOYD WILLIAM6 BURNHAM was born on 07 Sep 1795. He died in 1859 in Hooksett, Hillsborough, New Hampshire (Y). He married ABIGAIL DOLLOFF in 1815 in Epsom, New Hampshire. She died Y.

  ii.

WILLIAM HENRY YOUNG BURNHAM was born on 23 Apr 1798 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. He died Y. He married (1) HANNAH JOY in 1824 in Strafford, New Hampshire. She died Y. He married (2) SUSAN CHADWICK in Barrington, New Hampshire. She died Y.

  iii.

ALPHONSE J. BURNHAM was born in 1800. He died on 14 Jan 1881 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire (Y). He married (1) SARAH BROWN in 1840 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire. She died Y. He married (2) MARTHA F. PERKINS. She was born in 1806. She died in 1885.

  iv.

JEREMIAH GORDON BURNHAM was born on 10 Apr 1787 in Belmont, New Hampshire. He died on 21 Apr 1851 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire (Y). He married SARAH WORTH on 15 Dec 1818 in Epsom, New Hampshire. She was born on 10 Aug 1796 in Epsom, New Hampshire. She died on 12 Feb 1862 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire.

  v.

JOSIAH C. BURNHAM. He died Y.

  vi.

SAMUEL SEARLES BURNHAM was born on 30 Nov 1781 in Belmont, New Hampshire. He died in 1844 in Bethlehem, New Hampshire (Y). He married (1) DEBORAH BEAN in 1803. She died in 1827. He married (2) MARY SHATTUCK. She died in 1828.

  vii.

BENJAMIN BURNHAM JR. was born on 12 Jun 1779 in Belmont, New Hampshire. He died on 22 May 1838 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire (Y). He married MARY POLLY MARSH on 22 Jan 1797 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. She was born on 22 May 1800 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. She died on 15 Apr 1880 in Exeter, New Hampshire.

  viii.

NOAH DOW BURNHAM was born on 18 Jul 1784 in Belmont, New Hampshire. He died on 28 Oct 1860 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire. He married (1) POLLY CHASE in 1806. She died Y. He married (2) ANNA WILCOMB after 1807. She died Y.

  ix.

EZEKIEL HOIT BURNHAM was born on 09 Apr 1792 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. He died after 1860 (Y). He married MARY PILLSBURY. She died Y.

  x.

JOHN DOW BURNHAM was born on 18 Sep 1789 in Belmont, New Hampshire. He died on 28 Oct 1860 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire. He married BETSY DOLLOFF. She died after 1870.

40.

ELIPHALET5 GORDON (Enoch4, Benoni3, Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 06 Nov 1772. He died on 29 Mar 1864. He married DORTHY SANVORN. She died Y.

 

Eliphalet Gordon and Dorthy Sanvorn had the following child:
  i.

ELIPHALET6 GORDON. He married POLLY NICHOLIS NICKOLS KELLY. She was born on 23 Apr 1803 in New Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She died in 1900.

41.

ALFORD6 GORDON (William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 24 Sep 1808 in Warren, Knox, Maine. He died on 01 Jun 1878 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married ELISE KYLE on 16 Oct 1831 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine, daughter of Ephraim Kyle and Sarah Osman. She was born on 23 Sep 1815 in Dixfield, Oxford, Maine. She died on 24 Jun 1905 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Alford Gordon and Elise Kyle had the following children:
  i.

EDWIN7 GORDON was born in 1858. He died Y.

42. ii.

WILSON M. GORDON was born on 30 Apr 1858. He died on 01 Jan 1926 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married CELIA R. DAVIS on 22 Dec 1890 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 17 Mar 1871 in Canada. She died on 28 Aug 1926 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

43. iii.

GEORGE WILCOX GORDON was born on 23 Sep 1839 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 11 May 1905 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married LYDIA WRIGHT on 06 Sep 1868 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 23 Nov 1845 in Howard Plantation. New Brunswick, Canada. She died on 06 Jun 1916 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

  iv.

ELBRIDGE GORDON was born in 1856. He died Y.

  v.

ORLANDO HUGH GORDON was born on 13 May 1851 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 18 May 1909 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

44. vi.

LORE E. GORDON was born on 09 Oct 1853 in Kingman, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 05 Jan 1916 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. He married HENRIETTE MORSE on 01 Jan 1880 in Springfield, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 27 Mar 1859 in Drew Plantation, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 30 Jan 1922 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine.

45. vii.

CHARLES A. GORDON was born on 15 Sep 1855 in Maine. He died on 14 Apr 1925 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married ALLIE E. FOSTER on 08 Dec 1878 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 15 Jun 1863. She died on 15 Nov 1882 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

  viii.

ZILPAH A. GORDON was born on 14 Sep 1835 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 25 May 1838 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

  ix.

AMANDA GORDON was born on 12 Feb 1842. She died on 29 Apr 1920 in Orrinton, Penobscot, Maine.

46. x.

ALFRED M. GORDON was born on 12 Feb 1842 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. He died in Apr 1931 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (1) ISABELLE STUART BROOKS on 30 May 1877 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine, daughter of Joshua B. Brooks and Nancy Mary Stuart. She was born on 28 Feb 1848 in Lowell, Washington, Maine. She died on 12 Nov 1930 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (2) BILLE B GARDON in 1877. She was born in Feb 1854 in Maine.

47. xi.

SARAH E. GORDON was born on 05 Sep 1837 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 31 May 1874 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She married (1) JOHN F. PICKERING on 17 Jan 1865 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. He was born about 1835. He died Y. She married (2) MOSES S. WILSON on 31 May 1874 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. He was born on 04 Nov 1822 in Parsonfield, York, Maine. He died on 05 Mar 1900 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine.

48. xii.

ELSIE KYLE GORDON was born in 1848 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died in 1927. She married ALMON LEAVITT on 08 Jan 1870 in Carroll, Penobscot, Maine. He was born on 12 Apr 1837 in Orrington, Maine. He died Y.

49. xiii.

JOHN KYLE GORDON was born on 21 Oct 1846 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 20 Feb 1920 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married ANNIE D. PATTERSON on 25 Oct 1877 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 04 Sep 1850 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 07 Nov 1932.

50. xiv.

WILLIAM H. GORDON was born on 22 Jun 1833 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 07 Jan 1907 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (1) MARY ELLEN FALOON about 1851. She was born about 1835. She died Y. He married (2) URSULA A. LIBBEY on 12 Jan 1864. She was born on 11 Aug 1843 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 23 Mar 1871 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (3) MELISSA BUCK MCGUIRE on 14 Jan 1872 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She was born in 1832 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 16 Jun 1897 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.


Generation 6
38.

ALFORD6 GORDON (William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 24 Sep 1808 in Warren, Knox, Maine. He died on 01 Jun 1878 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married ELISE KYLE on 16 Oct 1831 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine, daughter of Ephraim Kyle and Sarah Osman. She was born on 23 Sep 1815 in Dixfield, Oxford, Maine. She died on 24 Jun 1905 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Alford Gordon and Elise Kyle had the following children:
  i.

EDWIN7 GORDON was born in 1858. He died Y.

42. ii.

WILSON M. GORDON was born on 30 Apr 1858. He died on 01 Jan 1926 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married CELIA R. DAVIS on 22 Dec 1890 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 17 Mar 1871 in Canada. She died on 28 Aug 1926 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

43. iii.

GEORGE WILCOX GORDON was born on 23 Sep 1839 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 11 May 1905 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married LYDIA WRIGHT on 06 Sep 1868 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 23 Nov 1845 in Howard Plantation. New Brunswick, Canada. She died on 06 Jun 1916 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

  iv.

ELBRIDGE GORDON was born in 1856. He died Y.

  v.

ORLANDO HUGH GORDON was born on 13 May 1851 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 18 May 1909 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

44. vi.

LORE E. GORDON was born on 09 Oct 1853 in Kingman, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 05 Jan 1916 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. He married HENRIETTE MORSE on 01 Jan 1880 in Springfield, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 27 Mar 1859 in Drew Plantation, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 30 Jan 1922 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine.

45. vii.

CHARLES A. GORDON was born on 15 Sep 1855 in Maine. He died on 14 Apr 1925 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married ALLIE E. FOSTER on 08 Dec 1878 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 15 Jun 1863. She died on 15 Nov 1882 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

  viii.

ZILPAH A. GORDON was born on 14 Sep 1835 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 25 May 1838 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

  ix.

AMANDA GORDON was born on 12 Feb 1842. She died on 29 Apr 1920 in Orrinton, Penobscot, Maine.

46. x.

ALFRED M. GORDON was born on 12 Feb 1842 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. He died in Apr 1931 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (1) ISABELLE STUART BROOKS on 30 May 1877 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine, daughter of Joshua B. Brooks and Nancy Mary Stuart. She was born on 28 Feb 1848 in Lowell, Washington, Maine. She died on 12 Nov 1930 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (2) BILLE B GARDON in 1877. She was born in Feb 1854 in Maine.

47. xi.

SARAH E. GORDON was born on 05 Sep 1837 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 31 May 1874 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She married (1) JOHN F. PICKERING on 17 Jan 1865 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. He was born about 1835. He died Y. She married (2) MOSES S. WILSON on 31 May 1874 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. He was born on 04 Nov 1822 in Parsonfield, York, Maine. He died on 05 Mar 1900 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine.

48. xii.

ELSIE KYLE GORDON was born in 1848 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died in 1927. She married ALMON LEAVITT on 08 Jan 1870 in Carroll, Penobscot, Maine. He was born on 12 Apr 1837 in Orrington, Maine. He died Y.

49. xiii.

JOHN KYLE GORDON was born on 21 Oct 1846 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 20 Feb 1920 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married ANNIE D. PATTERSON on 25 Oct 1877 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 04 Sep 1850 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 07 Nov 1932.

50. xiv.

WILLIAM H. GORDON was born on 22 Jun 1833 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 07 Jan 1907 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (1) MARY ELLEN FALOON about 1851. She was born about 1835. She died Y. He married (2) URSULA A. LIBBEY on 12 Jan 1864. She was born on 11 Aug 1843 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 23 Mar 1871 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (3) MELISSA BUCK MCGUIRE on 14 Jan 1872 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She was born in 1832 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 16 Jun 1897 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

39.

ELIZABETH5 GORDON (Alexander4, Benoni3, Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 28 Jul 1761. She died on 24 Jan 1857 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire. She married (1) BENJAMIN BURNHAM SR. on 20 Sep 1778. He was born in Feb 1754 in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire. He died on 29 May 1810 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. She married (2) JOHN COCHRAN in 1818. He died Y. She married (3) SAMUEL GOSS in 1826. He was born in 1756. He died on 07 Feb 1831 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire (Y).

 

Benjamin Burnham Sr. and Elizabeth Gordon had the following children:
  i.

FLOYD WILLIAM6 BURNHAM was born on 07 Sep 1795. He died in 1859 in Hooksett, Hillsborough, New Hampshire (Y). He married ABIGAIL DOLLOFF in 1815 in Epsom, New Hampshire. She died Y.

  ii.

WILLIAM HENRY YOUNG BURNHAM was born on 23 Apr 1798 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. He died Y. He married (1) HANNAH JOY in 1824 in Strafford, New Hampshire. She died Y. He married (2) SUSAN CHADWICK in Barrington, New Hampshire. She died Y.

  iii.

ALPHONSE J. BURNHAM was born in 1800. He died on 14 Jan 1881 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire (Y). He married (1) SARAH BROWN in 1840 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire. She died Y. He married (2) MARTHA F. PERKINS. She was born in 1806. She died in 1885.

  iv.

JEREMIAH GORDON BURNHAM was born on 10 Apr 1787 in Belmont, New Hampshire. He died on 21 Apr 1851 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire (Y). He married SARAH WORTH on 15 Dec 1818 in Epsom, New Hampshire. She was born on 10 Aug 1796 in Epsom, New Hampshire. She died on 12 Feb 1862 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire.

  v.

JOSIAH C. BURNHAM. He died Y.

  vi.

SAMUEL SEARLES BURNHAM was born on 30 Nov 1781 in Belmont, New Hampshire. He died in 1844 in Bethlehem, New Hampshire (Y). He married (1) DEBORAH BEAN in 1803. She died in 1827. He married (2) MARY SHATTUCK. She died in 1828.

  vii.

BENJAMIN BURNHAM JR. was born on 12 Jun 1779 in Belmont, New Hampshire. He died on 22 May 1838 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire (Y). He married MARY POLLY MARSH on 22 Jan 1797 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. She was born on 22 May 1800 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. She died on 15 Apr 1880 in Exeter, New Hampshire.

  viii.

NOAH DOW BURNHAM was born on 18 Jul 1784 in Belmont, New Hampshire. He died on 28 Oct 1860 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire. He married (1) POLLY CHASE in 1806. She died Y. He married (2) ANNA WILCOMB after 1807. She died Y.

  ix.

EZEKIEL HOIT BURNHAM was born on 09 Apr 1792 in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. He died after 1860 (Y). He married MARY PILLSBURY. She died Y.

  x.

JOHN DOW BURNHAM was born on 18 Sep 1789 in Belmont, New Hampshire. He died on 28 Oct 1860 in Epsom, Merrimack, New Hampshire. He married BETSY DOLLOFF. She died after 1870.

40.

ELIPHALET5 GORDON (Enoch4, Benoni3, Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 06 Nov 1772. He died on 29 Mar 1864. He married DORTHY SANVORN. She died Y.

 

Eliphalet Gordon and Dorthy Sanvorn had the following child:
  i.

ELIPHALET6 GORDON. He married POLLY NICHOLIS NICKOLS KELLY. She was born on 23 Apr 1803 in New Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. She died in 1900.

41.

ALFORD6 GORDON (William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 24 Sep 1808 in Warren, Knox, Maine. He died on 01 Jun 1878 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married ELISE KYLE on 16 Oct 1831 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine, daughter of Ephraim Kyle and Sarah Osman. She was born on 23 Sep 1815 in Dixfield, Oxford, Maine. She died on 24 Jun 1905 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Alford Gordon and Elise Kyle had the following children:
  i.

EDWIN7 GORDON was born in 1858. He died Y.

42. ii.

WILSON M. GORDON was born on 30 Apr 1858. He died on 01 Jan 1926 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married CELIA R. DAVIS on 22 Dec 1890 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 17 Mar 1871 in Canada. She died on 28 Aug 1926 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

43. iii.

GEORGE WILCOX GORDON was born on 23 Sep 1839 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 11 May 1905 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married LYDIA WRIGHT on 06 Sep 1868 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 23 Nov 1845 in Howard Plantation. New Brunswick, Canada. She died on 06 Jun 1916 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

  iv.

ELBRIDGE GORDON was born in 1856. He died Y.

  v.

ORLANDO HUGH GORDON was born on 13 May 1851 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 18 May 1909 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

44. vi.

LORE E. GORDON was born on 09 Oct 1853 in Kingman, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 05 Jan 1916 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. He married HENRIETTE MORSE on 01 Jan 1880 in Springfield, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 27 Mar 1859 in Drew Plantation, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 30 Jan 1922 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine.

45. vii.

CHARLES A. GORDON was born on 15 Sep 1855 in Maine. He died on 14 Apr 1925 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married ALLIE E. FOSTER on 08 Dec 1878 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 15 Jun 1863. She died on 15 Nov 1882 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

  viii.

ZILPAH A. GORDON was born on 14 Sep 1835 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 25 May 1838 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

  ix.

AMANDA GORDON was born on 12 Feb 1842. She died on 29 Apr 1920 in Orrinton, Penobscot, Maine.

46. x.

ALFRED M. GORDON was born on 12 Feb 1842 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. He died in Apr 1931 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (1) ISABELLE STUART BROOKS on 30 May 1877 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine, daughter of Joshua B. Brooks and Nancy Mary Stuart. She was born on 28 Feb 1848 in Lowell, Washington, Maine. She died on 12 Nov 1930 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (2) BILLE B GARDON in 1877. She was born in Feb 1854 in Maine.

47. xi.

SARAH E. GORDON was born on 05 Sep 1837 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 31 May 1874 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She married (1) JOHN F. PICKERING on 17 Jan 1865 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. He was born about 1835. He died Y. She married (2) MOSES S. WILSON on 31 May 1874 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. He was born on 04 Nov 1822 in Parsonfield, York, Maine. He died on 05 Mar 1900 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine.

48. xii.

ELSIE KYLE GORDON was born in 1848 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died in 1927. She married ALMON LEAVITT on 08 Jan 1870 in Carroll, Penobscot, Maine. He was born on 12 Apr 1837 in Orrington, Maine. He died Y.

49. xiii.

JOHN KYLE GORDON was born on 21 Oct 1846 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 20 Feb 1920 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married ANNIE D. PATTERSON on 25 Oct 1877 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 04 Sep 1850 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 07 Nov 1932.

50. xiv.

WILLIAM H. GORDON was born on 22 Jun 1833 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 07 Jan 1907 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (1) MARY ELLEN FALOON about 1851. She was born about 1835. She died Y. He married (2) URSULA A. LIBBEY on 12 Jan 1864. She was born on 11 Aug 1843 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 23 Mar 1871 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (3) MELISSA BUCK MCGUIRE on 14 Jan 1872 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She was born in 1832 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 16 Jun 1897 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.



Generation 7
42.

WILSON M.7 GORDON (Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 30 Apr 1858. He died on 01 Jan 1926 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married CELIA R. DAVIS on 22 Dec 1890 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 17 Mar 1871 in Canada. She died on 28 Aug 1926 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Wilson M. Gordon and Celia R. Davis had the following children:
  i.

DONALD8 GORDON.

  ii.

LLOYD GORDON.

  iii.

ROSE GORDON.

  iv.

HAROLD GORDON.

60. v.

ARTHUR GORDON. He married LOUISE.

  vi.

LEE GORDON.

  vii.

WALTER GORDON.

  viii.

ELIZABETH GORDON.

  ix.

HERBERT GORDON.

43.

GEORGE WILCOX7 GORDON (Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 23 Sep 1839 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 11 May 1905 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married LYDIA WRIGHT on 06 Sep 1868 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 23 Nov 1845 in Howard Plantation. New Brunswick, Canada. She died on 06 Jun 1916 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

 

George Wilcox Gordon and Lydia Wright had the following children:
  i.

MINNIE E.8 GORDON was born in 1874. She died Y.

  ii.

JULIUS MELVIN GORDON was born on 05 May 1872. He died Y.

 

Notes for Julius Melvin Gordon:

The year was 1872, and in the U.S., it was an election year. In a landslide victory, President Ulysses S. Grant won a second term, defeating Horace Greeley, carrying 286 electoral votes to his forty- two. In that election, votes were cast by several women, including one Susan B. Anthony. The suffragette was later arrested and in 1873, after her trial, she is fined $100--a fine which she would never pay. Also that year, for the first time, a woman was nominated for President of the United States. Victoria Woodhull, who grew up amidst a traveling family that sold patent medicines and fortune-telling, was nominated by the Equal Rights party, with Frederick Douglass nominated as her running mate--a nomination he later declined. Victoria and her sister, Tennessee, had with the help of Cornelius Vanderbilt, become the first women to found a banking and brokerage firm on Wall Street. From there, she and Tennie began publication of ?Woodhull and Claflin's Weekly,? which tackled many of the issues that interested them such as labor rights and women's suffrage. It was her advocacy for "free love" that earned her the contempt of many, and amidst attacks on her person, ?Woodhull and Claflin's Weekly? published a story revealing an affair between the highly respected Rev. Henry Ward Beecher and his best friend's wife, along with another scandalous expose. The story landed Victoria in jail on election day for libel and for sending obscene materials through the mail, a violation of the Comstock Act.  The Amnesty Act of 1872 pardoned more than 150,000 Confederates, but excluded about 500 of those who had held a higher rank of authority. With the right to hold office and vote restored to these ex-Confederates, there was a shift in the balance of power and many of the reforms of Reconstruction were phased out. 1872 also marked the ending of the Freedman's Bureau.  In the northwest, attempts to force a group of Modoc Indians to return to a reservation in Oregon resulted in the Modoc War (1872-73). Following sieges of the Modoc who were near Tule Lake, California, the group was eventually split and sent to reservations in Oregon and Oklahoma.  In November, "The Great Boston Fire of 1872" largely destroyed that city, burning more than 700 buildings, and killing thirty people, twelve of them firemen.  1872 was historic in terms of conservation as Yellowstone became the first national park in the world. The move gave 1,221,773 acres protection "from injury or spoilation, of all timber, mineral deposits, natural curiosities, or wonders within." There are now 388 national parks in the United States.

  iii.

MARY ELLA GORDON was born in 1871. She died in 1945. She married FOREST S. WHITNEY. He was born in 1866. He died in 1943.

  iv.

GEORGE HARRISON GORDON was born on 14 Nov 1883. He died Y.

  v.

SARAH E. GORDON was born on 23 Mar 1879. She died Y.

  vi.

WILLIAM HARVEY GORDON was born in 1878. He died Y.

44.

LORE E.7 GORDON (Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 09 Oct 1853 in Kingman, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 05 Jan 1916 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. He married HENRIETTE MORSE on 01 Jan 1880 in Springfield, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 27 Mar 1859 in Drew Plantation, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 30 Jan 1922 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Lore E. Gordon and Henriette Morse had the following children:
  i.

FRED E.8 GORDON was born about 1883 in Maine. He died Y.

  ii.

FRANK H. GORDON was born on 30 Oct 1880 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died Y.

 

Notes for Frank H. Gordon:

In about 1920, fox farms in Lincoln began running. A man named Dr. Frank H. Gordon and his family owned all of them in Lincoln for the first sixteen years. Some of them were the fox farms on the Military Road, Transalpine Road, Route 2, and Fish Hill. Fox farms generally consisted of 200 foxes. Foxes were fed fish and horse meat. When it was time for the foxes to be skinned, they were skinned in the late fall.  There were three kinds of foxes that were on a Gordon fox farm; silver, which was most popular, black, and red. Fox farms were invented so people could sell the pelts for a profit. Foxes were kept in one hundred 16 by 16 foot pens. There were also usually two workers per farm. When a mother fox didn’t take care of her young and a cat on the farm just had a litter, the owners would kill all but one of the kittens. Then they would let the mother cat take care of the pups that the fox had. The last fox farm to close in Lincoln was owned by Will Brown. It closed in 1947, five years before fox farms became illegal in 1952. The Gordon era for fox farming ended when Mr. Gordon went bankrupt in 1936, never to be open again under the Gordon name.

45.

CHARLES A.7 GORDON (Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 15 Sep 1855 in Maine. He died on 14 Apr 1925 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married ALLIE E. FOSTER on 08 Dec 1878 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 15 Jun 1863. She died on 15 Nov 1882 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Charles A. Gordon and Allie E. Foster had the following children:
  i.

SADIE8 GORDON.

  ii.

LESTER GORDON was born on 29 Oct 1882. He died Y.

46.

ALFRED M.7 GORDON (Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 12 Feb 1842 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. He died in Apr 1931 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (1) ISABELLE STUART BROOKS on 30 May 1877 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine, daughter of Joshua B. Brooks and Nancy Mary Stuart. She was born on 28 Feb 1848 in Lowell, Washington, Maine. She died on 12 Nov 1930 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (2) BILLE B GARDON in 1877. She was born in Feb 1854 in Maine.

 

Notes for Isabelle Stuart Brooks:

The Year Was 1848 The year was 1848 and for much of Europe it was a period of unrest as the Revolutions of 1848 swept the continent. During a period of economic depression, the revolutions are sparked in France with a revolt against the king, Louis Philippe, which led to the short-lived Second Republic of France.  The revolution in France moved to Vienna and put the Austrian Habsburg Empire on the defensive as democratic reformers took over.  Germany and Italy at the time were made up of loosely connected states. With unrest in the air, a strong nationalist state was seen as security and there were movements toward unification in both cases. These movements failed for the time being, and unification would not transpire until 1861 in Italy and 1871 in Germany.  The revolutionary trend spread to the Kingdom of Hungary, then part of the Austrian Empire, where the spirit of nationalism continued under leaders like Istvan (Stephen) Szechenyi and Lajos (Louis) Kossuth. They saw the troubles in Vienna as an opportunity to create a new relationship between Austria and the Diet of Hungary through the "April Laws." However, the new legislation left out the rights of non-Magyar ethnic minorities that were encompassed by the Kingdom of Hungary. In 1849, Austria, with help from the Russians, put an end to the Revolution of 1848.  Although some of the reforms remained in place, the majority of the 1848 revolutions failed. Following three years of potato blight, Ireland was in the midst of a horrific famine. Starvation and disease killed more than a million people, and another million left for North America, England, or Europe. The horrors of the famine revived anger at the British and in 1848 a group that called itself the "Young Irelanders" planned their own revolt. The failed uprising in a cabbage patch in Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary led to the capture of the leaders. One of the leaders, William Smith O'Brien was sentenced to death.  In the Americas, the U.S.-Mexican War ended with the Treaty of Hidalgo, in which Mexico ceded much of what is now the American southwest.  In California, the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in January triggered a migration of more than 300,000 people to the gold fields by 1854. While a few made their fortunes through side ventures, most worked very hard for very little. Those who went faced dangers from disease, accidents, and violence. A Sacramento Bee article cites an estimate that "one in every five miners who came to California in 1849 was dead within six months."  America was on the move westward and with the completion of the Illinois and Michigan (I and M) Canal, the final link from the eastern seaboard and the Gulf of Mexico was put in place. The establishment of this all-water route promoted the flow of people and supplies further inland and propelled Chicago on to become the commerce center of the Midwest.  Further north, Wisconsin joined the union as the thirtieth state. Although statehood had been proposed several times, the territory had grown to 155,000 residents by 1845 and in 1846 a constitution was drafted that granted suffrage to immigrants who had filed for citizenship, and allowed for the possibility of blacks to vote. It also gave married women the right to own property. That constitution was defeated and a new one drafted in 1848 that granted suffrage to "white native-born men, immigrant men who had declared their intention to become citizens, and Indians who had been declared U.S. citizens." Black suffrage and women's right to property were omitted.  Women did make strides that year as a two-day Women's Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. More than 300 men and women attended this event where "bloomers" were first introduced. In attendance were Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Frederick Douglass, among others.

 

Alfred M. Gordon and Isabelle Stuart Brooks had the following children:
61. i.

HENRY ERNEST8 GORDON was born on 14 May 1883 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 20 Jul 1930 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married EDITH MAY EASTMAN on 13 May 1911. She was born on 11 May 1890 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 15 Apr 1941 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

62. ii.

LEO BROOKS GORDON was born on 19 Mar 1878 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 06 Jul 1954 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He married EDITH MABEL JAQUITH on 30 Sep 1908 in Ripley, Penobscot, Maine, daughter of Frank Albert Jaquith and Minnie Ella Gould. She was born on 13 Jul 1888 in East Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 28 Feb 1964 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine.

63. iii.

BLANCH THIRZE GORDON was born on 31 Dec 1885 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 08 Nov 1912 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She married (1) JAMES RUTHERFORD DAVIS about 1908. He was born on 01 Aug 1876. He died on 30 Dec 1931 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She married (2) WILLIAM H. GOVE about 1905. He was born in Feb 1879. He died Y.

  iv.

LEWIS P. GORDON was born on 16 Jul 1880. He died on 23 Jan 1903 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

47.

SARAH E.7 GORDON (Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 05 Sep 1837 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 31 May 1874 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She married (1) JOHN F. PICKERING on 17 Jan 1865 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. He was born about 1835. He died Y. She married (2) MOSES S. WILSON on 31 May 1874 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. He was born on 04 Nov 1822 in Parsonfield, York, Maine. He died on 05 Mar 1900 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Moses S. Wilson and Sarah E. Gordon had the following child:
  i.

MOSES F.8 WILSON was born in 1872 in Maine. He died Y.

48.

ELSIE KYLE7 GORDON (Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born in 1848 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died in 1927. She married ALMON LEAVITT on 08 Jan 1870 in Carroll, Penobscot, Maine. He was born on 12 Apr 1837 in Orrington, Maine. He died Y.

 

Almon Leavitt and Elsie Kyle Gordon had the following children:
  i.

EVA8 LEAVITT.

  ii.

HAROLD LEAVITT.

49.

JOHN KYLE7 GORDON (Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 21 Oct 1846 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 20 Feb 1920 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married ANNIE D. PATTERSON on 25 Oct 1877 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 04 Sep 1850 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 07 Nov 1932.

 

John Kyle Gordon and Annie D. Patterson had the following children:
  i.

ELSIE8 GORDON.

  ii.

FAY GORDON was born in 1888. He died in 1962.

  iii.

ASHER GORDON was born on 31 Aug 1880. He died Y.

  iv.

EUGENE S. GORDON was born on 04 Sep 1880. He died on 06 Mar 1882.

  v.

FON GORDON.

  vi.

CHARLOTTE GORDON.

  vii.

HARRY GORDON was born in 1881. He died Y.

50.

WILLIAM H.7 GORDON (Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 22 Jun 1833 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 07 Jan 1907 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (1) MARY ELLEN FALOON about 1851. She was born about 1835. She died Y. He married (2) URSULA A. LIBBEY on 12 Jan 1864. She was born on 11 Aug 1843 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 23 Mar 1871 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (3) MELISSA BUCK MCGUIRE on 14 Jan 1872 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She was born in 1832 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 16 Jun 1897 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

 

William H. Gordon and Ursula A. Libbey had the following child:
  i.

BERT8 GORDON.

William H. Gordon and Melissa Buck McGuire had the following child:
  ii.

URSULA GORDON.

51.

WILSON M.7 GORDON (Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 30 Apr 1858. He died on 01 Jan 1926 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married CELIA R. DAVIS on 22 Dec 1890 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 17 Mar 1871 in Canada. She died on 28 Aug 1926 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Wilson M. Gordon and Celia R. Davis had the following children:
  i.

DONALD8 GORDON.

  ii.

LLOYD GORDON.

  iii.

ROSE GORDON.

  iv.

HAROLD GORDON.

60. v.

ARTHUR GORDON. He married LOUISE.

  vi.

LEE GORDON.

  vii.

WALTER GORDON.

  viii.

ELIZABETH GORDON.

  ix.

HERBERT GORDON.

52.

GEORGE WILCOX7 GORDON (Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 23 Sep 1839 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 11 May 1905 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married LYDIA WRIGHT on 06 Sep 1868 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 23 Nov 1845 in Howard Plantation. New Brunswick, Canada. She died on 06 Jun 1916 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

 

George Wilcox Gordon and Lydia Wright had the following children:
  i.

MINNIE E.8 GORDON was born in 1874. She died Y.

  ii.

JULIUS MELVIN GORDON was born on 05 May 1872. He died Y.

 

Notes for Julius Melvin Gordon:

The year was 1872, and in the U.S., it was an election year. In a landslide victory, President Ulysses S. Grant won a second term, defeating Horace Greeley, carrying 286 electoral votes to his forty- two. In that election, votes were cast by several women, including one Susan B. Anthony. The suffragette was later arrested and in 1873, after her trial, she is fined $100--a fine which she would never pay. Also that year, for the first time, a woman was nominated for President of the United States. Victoria Woodhull, who grew up amidst a traveling family that sold patent medicines and fortune-telling, was nominated by the Equal Rights party, with Frederick Douglass nominated as her running mate--a nomination he later declined. Victoria and her sister, Tennessee, had with the help of Cornelius Vanderbilt, become the first women to found a banking and brokerage firm on Wall Street. From there, she and Tennie began publication of ?Woodhull and Claflin's Weekly,? which tackled many of the issues that interested them such as labor rights and women's suffrage. It was her advocacy for "free love" that earned her the contempt of many, and amidst attacks on her person, ?Woodhull and Claflin's Weekly? published a story revealing an affair between the highly respected Rev. Henry Ward Beecher and his best friend's wife, along with another scandalous expose. The story landed Victoria in jail on election day for libel and for sending obscene materials through the mail, a violation of the Comstock Act.  The Amnesty Act of 1872 pardoned more than 150,000 Confederates, but excluded about 500 of those who had held a higher rank of authority. With the right to hold office and vote restored to these ex-Confederates, there was a shift in the balance of power and many of the reforms of Reconstruction were phased out. 1872 also marked the ending of the Freedman's Bureau.  In the northwest, attempts to force a group of Modoc Indians to return to a reservation in Oregon resulted in the Modoc War (1872-73). Following sieges of the Modoc who were near Tule Lake, California, the group was eventually split and sent to reservations in Oregon and Oklahoma.  In November, "The Great Boston Fire of 1872" largely destroyed that city, burning more than 700 buildings, and killing thirty people, twelve of them firemen.  1872 was historic in terms of conservation as Yellowstone became the first national park in the world. The move gave 1,221,773 acres protection "from injury or spoilation, of all timber, mineral deposits, natural curiosities, or wonders within." There are now 388 national parks in the United States.

  iii.

MARY ELLA GORDON was born in 1871. She died in 1945. She married FOREST S. WHITNEY. He was born in 1866. He died in 1943.

  iv.

GEORGE HARRISON GORDON was born on 14 Nov 1883. He died Y.

  v.

SARAH E. GORDON was born on 23 Mar 1879. She died Y.

  vi.

WILLIAM HARVEY GORDON was born in 1878. He died Y.

53.

LORE E.7 GORDON (Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 09 Oct 1853 in Kingman, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 05 Jan 1916 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. He married HENRIETTE MORSE on 01 Jan 1880 in Springfield, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 27 Mar 1859 in Drew Plantation, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 30 Jan 1922 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Lore E. Gordon and Henriette Morse had the following children:
  i.

FRED E.8 GORDON was born about 1883 in Maine. He died Y.

  ii.

FRANK H. GORDON was born on 30 Oct 1880 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died Y.

 

Notes for Frank H. Gordon:

In about 1920, fox farms in Lincoln began running. A man named Dr. Frank H. Gordon and his family owned all of them in Lincoln for the first sixteen years. Some of them were the fox farms on the Military Road, Transalpine Road, Route 2, and Fish Hill. Fox farms generally consisted of 200 foxes. Foxes were fed fish and horse meat. When it was time for the foxes to be skinned, they were skinned in the late fall.  There were three kinds of foxes that were on a Gordon fox farm; silver, which was most popular, black, and red. Fox farms were invented so people could sell the pelts for a profit. Foxes were kept in one hundred 16 by 16 foot pens. There were also usually two workers per farm. When a mother fox didn’t take care of her young and a cat on the farm just had a litter, the owners would kill all but one of the kittens. Then they would let the mother cat take care of the pups that the fox had. The last fox farm to close in Lincoln was owned by Will Brown. It closed in 1947, five years before fox farms became illegal in 1952. The Gordon era for fox farming ended when Mr. Gordon went bankrupt in 1936, never to be open again under the Gordon name.

54.

CHARLES A.7 GORDON (Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 15 Sep 1855 in Maine. He died on 14 Apr 1925 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married ALLIE E. FOSTER on 08 Dec 1878 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 15 Jun 1863. She died on 15 Nov 1882 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Charles A. Gordon and Allie E. Foster had the following children:
  i.

SADIE8 GORDON.

  ii.

LESTER GORDON was born on 29 Oct 1882. He died Y.

55.

ALFRED M.7 GORDON (Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 12 Feb 1842 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. He died in Apr 1931 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (1) ISABELLE STUART BROOKS on 30 May 1877 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine, daughter of Joshua B. Brooks and Nancy Mary Stuart. She was born on 28 Feb 1848 in Lowell, Washington, Maine. She died on 12 Nov 1930 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (2) BILLE B GARDON in 1877. She was born in Feb 1854 in Maine.

 

Notes for Isabelle Stuart Brooks:

The Year Was 1848 The year was 1848 and for much of Europe it was a period of unrest as the Revolutions of 1848 swept the continent. During a period of economic depression, the revolutions are sparked in France with a revolt against the king, Louis Philippe, which led to the short-lived Second Republic of France.  The revolution in France moved to Vienna and put the Austrian Habsburg Empire on the defensive as democratic reformers took over.  Germany and Italy at the time were made up of loosely connected states. With unrest in the air, a strong nationalist state was seen as security and there were movements toward unification in both cases. These movements failed for the time being, and unification would not transpire until 1861 in Italy and 1871 in Germany.  The revolutionary trend spread to the Kingdom of Hungary, then part of the Austrian Empire, where the spirit of nationalism continued under leaders like Istvan (Stephen) Szechenyi and Lajos (Louis) Kossuth. They saw the troubles in Vienna as an opportunity to create a new relationship between Austria and the Diet of Hungary through the "April Laws." However, the new legislation left out the rights of non-Magyar ethnic minorities that were encompassed by the Kingdom of Hungary. In 1849, Austria, with help from the Russians, put an end to the Revolution of 1848.  Although some of the reforms remained in place, the majority of the 1848 revolutions failed. Following three years of potato blight, Ireland was in the midst of a horrific famine. Starvation and disease killed more than a million people, and another million left for North America, England, or Europe. The horrors of the famine revived anger at the British and in 1848 a group that called itself the "Young Irelanders" planned their own revolt. The failed uprising in a cabbage patch in Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary led to the capture of the leaders. One of the leaders, William Smith O'Brien was sentenced to death.  In the Americas, the U.S.-Mexican War ended with the Treaty of Hidalgo, in which Mexico ceded much of what is now the American southwest.  In California, the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in January triggered a migration of more than 300,000 people to the gold fields by 1854. While a few made their fortunes through side ventures, most worked very hard for very little. Those who went faced dangers from disease, accidents, and violence. A Sacramento Bee article cites an estimate that "one in every five miners who came to California in 1849 was dead within six months."  America was on the move westward and with the completion of the Illinois and Michigan (I and M) Canal, the final link from the eastern seaboard and the Gulf of Mexico was put in place. The establishment of this all-water route promoted the flow of people and supplies further inland and propelled Chicago on to become the commerce center of the Midwest.  Further north, Wisconsin joined the union as the thirtieth state. Although statehood had been proposed several times, the territory had grown to 155,000 residents by 1845 and in 1846 a constitution was drafted that granted suffrage to immigrants who had filed for citizenship, and allowed for the possibility of blacks to vote. It also gave married women the right to own property. That constitution was defeated and a new one drafted in 1848 that granted suffrage to "white native-born men, immigrant men who had declared their intention to become citizens, and Indians who had been declared U.S. citizens." Black suffrage and women's right to property were omitted.  Women did make strides that year as a two-day Women's Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. More than 300 men and women attended this event where "bloomers" were first introduced. In attendance were Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Frederick Douglass, among others.

 

Alfred M. Gordon and Isabelle Stuart Brooks had the following children:
61. i.

HENRY ERNEST8 GORDON was born on 14 May 1883 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 20 Jul 1930 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married EDITH MAY EASTMAN on 13 May 1911. She was born on 11 May 1890 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 15 Apr 1941 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

62. ii.

LEO BROOKS GORDON was born on 19 Mar 1878 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 06 Jul 1954 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He married EDITH MABEL JAQUITH on 30 Sep 1908 in Ripley, Penobscot, Maine, daughter of Frank Albert Jaquith and Minnie Ella Gould. She was born on 13 Jul 1888 in East Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 28 Feb 1964 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine.

63. iii.

BLANCH THIRZE GORDON was born on 31 Dec 1885 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 08 Nov 1912 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She married (1) JAMES RUTHERFORD DAVIS about 1908. He was born on 01 Aug 1876. He died on 30 Dec 1931 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She married (2) WILLIAM H. GOVE about 1905. He was born in Feb 1879. He died Y.

  iv.

LEWIS P. GORDON was born on 16 Jul 1880. He died on 23 Jan 1903 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

56.

SARAH E.7 GORDON (Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 05 Sep 1837 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 31 May 1874 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She married (1) JOHN F. PICKERING on 17 Jan 1865 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. He was born about 1835. He died Y. She married (2) MOSES S. WILSON on 31 May 1874 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. He was born on 04 Nov 1822 in Parsonfield, York, Maine. He died on 05 Mar 1900 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Moses S. Wilson and Sarah E. Gordon had the following child:
  i.

MOSES F.8 WILSON was born in 1872 in Maine. He died Y.

57.

ELSIE KYLE7 GORDON (Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born in 1848 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died in 1927. She married ALMON LEAVITT on 08 Jan 1870 in Carroll, Penobscot, Maine. He was born on 12 Apr 1837 in Orrington, Maine. He died Y.

 

Almon Leavitt and Elsie Kyle Gordon had the following children:
  i.

EVA8 LEAVITT.

  ii.

HAROLD LEAVITT.

58.

JOHN KYLE7 GORDON (Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 21 Oct 1846 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 20 Feb 1920 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married ANNIE D. PATTERSON on 25 Oct 1877 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 04 Sep 1850 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 07 Nov 1932.

 

John Kyle Gordon and Annie D. Patterson had the following children:
  i.

ELSIE8 GORDON.

  ii.

FAY GORDON was born in 1888. He died in 1962.

  iii.

ASHER GORDON was born on 31 Aug 1880. He died Y.

  iv.

EUGENE S. GORDON was born on 04 Sep 1880. He died on 06 Mar 1882.

  v.

FON GORDON.

  vi.

CHARLOTTE GORDON.

  vii.

HARRY GORDON was born in 1881. He died Y.

59.

WILLIAM H.7 GORDON (Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 22 Jun 1833 in Chester, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 07 Jan 1907 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (1) MARY ELLEN FALOON about 1851. She was born about 1835. She died Y. He married (2) URSULA A. LIBBEY on 12 Jan 1864. She was born on 11 Aug 1843 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 23 Mar 1871 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married (3) MELISSA BUCK MCGUIRE on 14 Jan 1872 in Lincoln, Penobscot, Maine. She was born in 1832 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 16 Jun 1897 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

 

William H. Gordon and Ursula A. Libbey had the following child:
  i.

BERT8 GORDON.

William H. Gordon and Melissa Buck McGuire had the following child:
  ii.

URSULA GORDON.



Generation 8
60.

ARTHUR8 GORDON (Wilson M.7, Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1). He married LOUISE.

 

Arthur Gordon and Louise had the following child:
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GORDON9. He married MACDONALD.

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HENRY ERNEST8 GORDON (Alfred M.7, Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 14 May 1883 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 20 Jul 1930 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married EDITH MAY EASTMAN on 13 May 1911. She was born on 11 May 1890 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 15 Apr 1941 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Henry Ernest Gordon and Edith May Eastman had the following children:
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THELMA EDITH9 GORDON was born on 09 Mar 1916 in Caribou, Aroostook, Maine. She died in 1998 in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine. She married KENNETH RICHARD SCOTT. He was born on 26 Nov 1916. He died on 03 Dec 2003.

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HARLAN HENRY GORDON was born on 20 Apr 1912 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 13 Nov 1958 in Macwahoc, Aroostook, Maine. He married HAZEL ANNA TRUEWORTHY. She was born on 19 Sep 1921. She died in 1944 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

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KENNETH EARL GORDON was born on 16 May 1929. He died in Caribou, Aroostook, Maine. He married BERYL JUNE ADAMS. She was born on 23 Jun 1931 in Caribou, Aroostook, Maine. She died on 29 May 1978 in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine.

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LOUIS EASTMAN GORDON was born on 22 Feb 1921 in Maine. He died on 08 Aug 2003 in San Leandro, Alameda, California. He married ARLINE S. DAVENPORT. She was born on 25 Feb 1909. She died in Apr 1981 in Chandler, Lincoln, Oklahoma.

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LEO BROOKS8 GORDON (Alfred M.7, Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 19 Mar 1878 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 06 Jul 1954 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He married EDITH MABEL JAQUITH on 30 Sep 1908 in Ripley, Penobscot, Maine, daughter of Frank Albert Jaquith and Minnie Ella Gould. She was born on 13 Jul 1888 in East Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 28 Feb 1964 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Notes for Leo Brooks Gordon:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Name:  Leo Brooks Gordon City:  Not Stated County:  Penobscot State:  Maine Birth Date: 19 Mar 1878 Race:  White Roll:  1654009  LEO B. Gordon DEXTER, July 9 - Funeral services for Leo B. Gordon were held Thursday afternoon at the First                               Free  Baptist Church with the Rev.  Donald Macomber, pastor of the church officiating. Bearers were: Edward Lambert, Clifford Landry, Harry Gould, Douglas Gilbert, Edward Nichols, Harold  Nutter.   Burial was in Mount Pleasant cemetery. Main Street places of business were closed during the service.

 

Notes for Edith Mabel Jaquith:

MRS.  LEO B. GORDON Funeral services were hold Monday afternoon, March 2, at the Free Baptist Church, Dexter, for Mrs. Edith Gordon, 75, widow of Leo B. Gordon, who died Friday at the *Plummer Memorial Hospital. The Rev. W. Ted Harmon officiated. Spring burial will be in Mt. Pleasant cemetery, Dexter. She was born at East Corinth, July 13, 1888, daughter of Frank and Minnie (Gould) Jaquith. A resident of Dexter for about 55 years, she and her husband operated a clothing store on Main street until his death in 1954.  At one time she had a gladioli farm at Ripley  and exhibited specimens at flower shows. She is survived by eight sons, Alfred  B. of Hingham, Mass., Leo Ernest of Lagrange, Earl A., Wollaston, Mass., John H., Ripley, Fred B., Donald E., Frank H., David T., all of Dexter; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Lambert of Dexter and Mrs. Marjorie E. Welch, LasCruces, N. M., a brother, Charles Jaquiith, Lynn, Mass., 20 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; several cousins.  *= The Honorable Stanley Plummer died in 1919 in Dexter. He left the beautiful Plummer home to the town of Dexter with the stipulation that it be used as a hospital. In 1920, with a few renovations and changes, the Plummer home became the ?Plummer Memorial Hospital?, one of the finest and best equipped hospitals in the State of Maine at that period in time. &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& Oct. 1997  born July 13, 1888 EDITH MABLE "JACQUITH" GORDON  My name is Edith Jacquith; I was born July 13, 1888 in the town of East Corinth, Maine.  My son, David Thomas Gordon, will relate some of what my life, from the time of my birth was like in the 18th century.  My mother, Minnie Gould, daughter of Gershom Gould, and Mary Gould, was born on ---- --, 1869, in the town of Dexter.  Gershom was a large landowner, and very active in town affairs, serving as road commissioner for a number of years.  He was to have three wives, my grandmother Mary, was the first.  Gram passed away on April 10, 1872 and is buried in Charleston.  Frank jacquith is my father; he came from Mass. to Maine to work as a cook, mostly in the lumbering business.  Woods operations needed a large number of good cooks, willing to stay in remote areas.  I don't know the exact circumstances of Frank's and Minnie's meeting, and courtship, but I do know that Grampy Gould Gershom did not approve of him, I don't know why.  I, Edith, was first born, one year and two months after Frank and Minnie were married.   We Lived in East Corinth at the time, and I'm not sure what my father did, or where he worked, or if he worked at all at that time.  July 13, 1888 was a day Minnie would always remember, as it was the birth of her only girl.  Minnie and Frank had two more children, Leroy and Charles Jacquith, Roy born on December 9, 1890 and Charlie, born September 28, 1891.  I don't remember much of my first four years.  We were very poor, and life was a struggle for us as a family, trying to survive on a meager income, perhaps, with some help from my grandparents, the Goulds. Members of my father's family lived in Mass.  It was in 1892, when Frank Jacquith came home from what ever he was doing, work or visiting.  I never knew for sure.  Mother asked him to bring home food for the family.  He came into the house with a paper bag, when it was opened; it contained only a number of banana peelings!  My mother, Minnie, became quite angry, and grabbed a fry pan and chased a surprised husband around the house area.  She had become distraught at this point, and was finally brought under control.  My mother, Minnie, never recovered from that episode. Frank, my father, had her committed to the Bangor mental hosital, and there she was to remain until her death in 1914, 45 years old.  Now my life, and the lives of my two brothers, was to change dramatically, for me as a four year old, Toy two, and Chas, a 6-month-old baby.  We were taken to an orphans home in Rockland, Me. As a four year old, I knew little of what was happening, or why.  At first I was with my brothers, but as time passed, I became aware that they were no lnger with me.  I asked for them, only to be told they were being cared for!  I was lonely for them, but I was a four-year-old child, and no explanation was given to me, no one seemed to care.  I was just one of a group of young children, ranging in age from 3 to 12 years old.  Our quarters were small, as I remember, I was in a room with 5 others, and we slept in two different beds, mattress lying on the floor!  We each had a pillow.  What few things we possessed, we put on wooden shelves, located on different walls.  As I remember, maybe two chairs and a small table were there also.  We had feather Pillows and mattresses. The food was awful, boiled potatoes, fired out pork rim, maybe turnip.  We had a tasteless gruel for breakfast, one piece of bread a day, usually at supper meal.  We never say eggs, or real meat, maybe once in a blue moon!  Chicken at Thanksgiving and maybe Christmas time. It seemed like we were always doing something wrong!  We learned to keep what we knew to ourselves.  We never "told" on each other, as a result, we were all punished together!  No play time, no supper meal! At times, a stiff ruler, or a strap to your hand, the number of times was determined by how bad our offences were, "made", "of course", by one of the matrons in charge of us!  We could expect a bigger punishment if we told on each other!  Our peers saw to that!  The closest we came to a normal childhood life was when we were in school there in Rockland.  We got a chance to talk to other kids, kids from regular homes, how they laughed, how they dressed, oh haw they dressed.  Our clothes were quite shabby compared to their fine clothes.  What we woudl have given for some of their castoffs!  The looks, the finger pointing, the soft whispers behind us, and not being included in their games and talks, it was hard to understand why, when I'd walk up to a girl my age, ask a question, and have her walk away. I felt the hurt, but I tried not to show it.  We still had our "home" friends to share with.  Days at the home passed slowly, we were required to clean, make the beds, empty the slop pails, and carry wood for the fires.  We got into a pillow fight, one of a number of times; it helped to ease our own loneliness and sense of abandonment.  I guess, at the time, we didn't know what the feeling was, but we felt it.  Several of us, feeling hungry, decided to "run away" for a better life and maybe a good meal on the outside, I was about 8 years old. We went searching all around town; we found no food, or anything else, for that matter, to improve our life.  We returned to the home, no one had even missed our absence!  Several times I asked about my brothers, and I was told they were being cared for, and not to ask again.  I had no visitors while I was in the "Home", I thought, there must be someone who thinks of me! If it hadn't been for going to school! There, I found a family that I dreamed of having, trying to make friends other than the ones I had in the home.  I loved the school, the teachers, although stern, and brought these times close to me in my thoughts.  When summer came, I could hardly wait for school to start again.  I drew pictures of houses, flowers, animals, even the teacher, and sometimes they would be put up for all to see!  I found something to help me pass the time; I could let my mind make up all kinds of stories and scenes!  I only had pencil and paper, that was enough for now, more to come later.  I am nine years old, will the time ever pass, will I ever leave Here? I sometimes sneak out, with a friend Liz, we go to the ocean edge, on the rocks, and watch the seagulls gracefully soar above and around us.  Oh, how sooothing the sound of the sea as it washes in over the rocks!  Liz is bigger than me; I weigh about 55 lbs.  Liz must be 85 or 90, and is several inches taller.  We tell each other secrets.  We dream of the day when we will be free of this place.  It was in late summer of 1897, the head matron called me.  She said that I was to go to the special room, that was a room we were not pemitted into, but had looked in!  There were big soft chairs, and nice lights to see by.  It was; I guess a place where the matrons went to sit and chat, to be away from our noise and interruptions, a show place.  As I came to the room, I looked in the doorway, there stood a handsome lady, with apretty brown hat, and such a nice looking jacket, tweed, I think.  I wondered who this could be, had I done something wrong!  The lady spoke, "Edith, how nice you look", they had given me a clean dress to wear before I went to "the room".  "Thank You Mam" I said. She told me that she was my Aunt Eva Blodgett, tht she would like for me to come live with her, and her husband Fred.  That she ran a boarding home in Lowell, Mass., and that I could help her with chores around the boarding home.  She  had eight people staying there all were men.  Also that I would be able to attend school nearby.  That I would be expected to earn my keep by doing house hold chores, and if I agreed, I could go to be with them. Aunt Eva, explained to me that she was my mother's half sister, and that she was unable to care for me and my brothers because of the demand of all the work involved in running a boarding home.  I was so happy, I almost jumped up and down, I was overjoyed, and I readily agreed!  I put my few things into a cloth bag, there were very few things that I woned.  I said goodbye to my firend Liz and others there nearby, not expecting ever to see them again.  We traveled by train to Portland, and then on to Boston, I think we went on streetcars onto Lowell.  It was big, so many large buildings, and so many people going in all directions!  I didn't talk much, neither did Aunt Eva.  She did tell me that brother Roy had been adopted and brother Charles was in a foster home, a farm home.  Both were still in Maine, she didn't say where, and I didn't ask.  She didn't say who told her of them either. The date was July 22nd, 1887, just nine days after I turned nine years old.  Iasked for my father, Aunt Eva never answered. I'd heard the , Adopted, as all the older kids at the home spoke of it, but I really didn't know what it meant.  I didn't know waht a foster child was either, I didn't ask!  The boarding home was old and large, it was scary to look at, and I was almost afraid to enter.  We met Uncle Fred at the door, he wa a large man, not at all friendly, like he didn't really want me there, but had no say in it.  I had a small room, more like a walk in closet, but it was mine.  I had a small cot, a lamp and table, and a wash basin.  There were clothes hooks on one wall, a few hangers, no pictures.  I had brought the few drawings I had made, and thought of pinning them onto the wall, but thought better of it, Maybe Aunt Eva wouldn't like that.  It wasn't long before Aunt Eva appeared, and she showed me the large home, where all the rooms were, and where all the cleaning supplies were kept.  Where to empty the slop pails, how to refill the lamps, some were still used, but mostly ther was electric lights.  She showed me how to make beds, as well as change them once a month!  I had to learn to set the table for eight, how to carry the food in and dirty dishes out, where to put them, and what to use in the washing and drying of them, as well as where to store them after they were washed and dried.  Then came the wash room, or laundry room, it was stacked high with dirty clothes!  We can start here, she told me. We started with scrubbing the clothes on the scrub board, in the warm soapy water, put through a hand truned roller ringer, and into a tub of warm rinse water, then back through the wringer.  After 2 or 3 hours, I was so tired, I could have slept till the cows came home.  I had done chores at the home, but not like this!  I got sick to my stomach, but then kept on, not wanting Aunt Eva to know, but I was sure she would notice how I felt, and send me to my room for rest. That didn't happen, she just kept finding other chores for me to do. I went to school, but  I had to be up at 5:00am to help feed the boarders, off to school, home at noon, eat, make beds, help with light lunches, and back to school.  After school, it was the same, clean, sweep, scrub, wash dishes, empty trash, and slop pails, and then at 8:30 off to bed, so tired, that I had no trouble falling into a deep sleep.  Aunt Eva's call at 5am woke me with a start, I thought I had just gone to bed.  I was just barley getting about!  I fell asleep at school; I even fell asleep on a bed a noontime, and missed the afternoon session of school!  Aunt Eva found me, and gave me a tongue-lashing.  I lasted three weeks and four days!  Aunt Eva took me aside, she told me that she'd have to send me back to the home, as the chores here were too much for me, and she needed good help, and she couldn't fuss with me anymore.  I cannot explain the pain I felt, I couldn't believe I was going back to the Home!  I told her I would try harded, I would work harder, I would skip school to help, all to no avail, she was steadfast in her decision, and the next day we were on a train back to Rockland, Me.  Back to no food to eat, and a bed harder than the cot I had gotten use to!  I cried myself to sleep that night, I never had felt so alone, so crushed, and even Liz's words of comfort could not console me.  Where were my father, my mother, and my brothers?  Why had they been adopted, and me, left behind?  Would I ever see them again?  Why didn't I work harder, longer, why had I been so weak? Where was my family, I had family, they left me behind!  I walked around in a daze for a week or more.  It wasn't long before I began to forget the good meals, and hard work at the boarding home. Soon, I started school again in Rockland and I saw my friends and classmates, and was still ignord by the classmates, after I had shared the worldly experience of Lowell, Mass.  The year went by slowly, I built up a determined attitude, that if ever, I was given another chance, I would do better, work harder, to stay at Aunt Eva's and make something of myself.  NOTE: By David Gordon, son of Edith & Leo Gordon. (10th) "As I ponder what happen to Edith, my mother, at the time she was returned to the orphans home, the feeling that she had, I fill with anger.  Here is an Aunt, her flesh and blood, returning her to the home because she can't meet the work expectations that she has set! She is told that her brothers, two, have been taken i to homes adopted and as a foster child.  She has a father, Grandfather, and several Aunts, none of, which have made a move to take her in!  Don't even visit her!  How strong my Mother was, even at 9 years old, to face her peers, you know that sharp words of ridicule must have been put to her.  Did she really have one friend with whom she could confide in? The shame she must have felt to be cast out once again to another world, to a world of a non-person.  All dignity has been taken from her.  All love has been withdrawn it's as if she never existed. She faced 2 years of hell on earth, poor living conditions, food enough only to keep her alive, abuse from the system that held her in this place called an Orphans Home. Yet, as we go on with the story, you will see she had so much love and compassion for others.  She was sensitive to others; she sacrificed time and again.  I never heard a word of bitterness from her.  She was God Loving!  No wonder, when I told her I would run away form home, a home that had love and compassion in it, she spanked me witha yardstick on my kind side!  Do you suppose her thoughts were of those years she spent in Rockland? Never did I hear her blame others for what she endured she accepted her fate.  And her fate was to marry, have ten children, all born at home, raise them to adults; all went through high school!  Four went to college!  She went to the 8th grade!  She had ten years by herself, making her own decisions, doing her own thing! God Bless My Mother!     May She rest in Heaven!"  I had a few more clothes when I came back to the Orphans Home, Aunt Eva got me some to go to school with, so I had those, so I did look a bit better than before.  I had made up my mind to be ready for my next chance to work at the boarding home, Aunt Eva told me when I was older and stronger, she would geve me another try.  I was really missing all the good food I ate at Aunt Eva's place, and it is hard having the meager portions and poor tasting food at the home, but I have no choice.  I am now in the fifth grade, I enjoy all that we do, I read a lot, and I still try to draw. I'd love to paint pictures, but of course I don't have money for those things.  I use pencils and color crayons, when I can get them.  We have little drawing in school though.  Of course, all the other kids keep asking me who the lady was, where I went, what did I do?  Where did I get the new dresses?  All thought I was lucky to have been able to see and sit on those nice couches in the "room"!  Time started to pass more quickly, now that I have been back for a while - I am waiting!  One day, I went to school, and a girl ther from Rockland couldn't eat her lunch, she offered it to me!  I took it!  There was a piece of apple pie, a jelly sandwich, a candy bar, and a jar of milk; I shared with my friend, Liz.  School was out, it is June 1898, I am 10 years od, I weigh 63 lbs., and I'm told that I am skinny!  I must find a mirror, none at the orphans home, don't know why.  I saw them at Aunt Eva's.  Time passed, I am eleven now.  Aunt Eva wrote, she asked in the letter if I would like to try again, I was willing, and on July 6th, she came to get me.  We left on the train as before, after I had said my goodbye, this would be the last time I would see the kids and my friend Liz at the home.  It was a bond that I will never forget.  I made a vow, that no children of mine would have to endure that.  Life at the boarding home was hard, and dreary at times I was in the sixth grade, and there was no time for me to think of myself.  Work, school, eat and sleep, this was my daily life.  Even with all the work, I did gain some weight with all the good food, and all I wanted!  I am fourteen, and Aunt Eva has told me that she can no longer let me attend school!  I was heartbroken, I wanted so much to go to high school, but I had to give all my time to work in the home. I did make up my mind that I would do some drawing, maybe even paintin.  I was getting $2.00 a week now; it was the year 1902.  Aunt Eva was born in Dexter, she had a chance to run the Fay-Scott Inn, and so back to Dexter we went.  I didn't remember Dexter; I was 4 years old when I went to the orphan's home.  The town was very small compared to Lowell, Mass.  The work was the same, long hours, and never a minute to call my own, but I'd make a little time for my painting and sketching.  I had a better and bigger room now, and the lighting was better also, I had a nice window.  It looked out onto Spring Street, I could see up and down the street; I was on the 3rd floor.  As usual, all the boarders were men, some old, some in their 20's. They worked, some in the local woolen mills, some at the Fay-Scott machine shop.  Most took lunches we packed for them, as they only had short dinner hours.  Overall, they were all nice men; they laughed and joked as we brought their evening meals to them.  As I got oder, I could tell that some of the young men paid more attention to me, I weighed near 100 lbs. now, some told me how pretty I was!  I could feel my face flush, and I'd just pass it off.  But still, I knew they watched me as I did the morning and evening meals.  I made it a point not to encourage them in any way.  It was in 1907, the Autumn time, and a new face arrived at Fay-Inn, as we were known.  He was a handsome chap, with auburn red hair, strong chin and blue eyes!  My, but I had noticed quite a bit about him.  He was quiet at first, and kept to himself mostly.  He wore nice clothes; not the kind most of them men wore as they did manual labor.  When he asked for some food item, he was quite polite!  And Thanked me when I got it for him. After several weeks, he casually wandered into the kichen area as I was washing dishes.  He asked if he could dry them for me, I said yes, as that was a big help with the stack of dishes I had to do each evening.  His name was Leo Gordon, and he worked as a bookkeeper for the White Woolen Mill, owned by John Morrison at that time.  He told me of going to Shaw Business School in Bangor for two years.  As time went by he spent quite a few evenings wiping dishes for me..  I think he is interested in me!  He told me of his family, and growing up in Winn, Maine.  Sometimes hearing Leo relate to his Mom and Dad, his two brothers and one sister, the tears came to my eyes, as I found out all the love and caring I had missed as a child.  I haven't told him very much as yet about myself, where I was raised, only that I have been with Aunt Eva for almost nine years now.  He thinks I do all the cooking, and Leo tells me how good the food is, and what a good cook I am!  Aunt Eva does most of the cooking, and she has had years of experience, I have learned much from her, and good thing I did as it sure came in handy later on.  I met a step-grandson to Gershom Gould; he was the grandson of Greshom' last wife.  I began to meet some, if not all, of the family on my mother's side.  Charlie Davis, Gershom's step-grandson, and I became good friends, and he told me a lot about that side of my family.  I was 16 years old, Charlie & I were walking down the sidewalk in downtown Dexter, he pointed to the sidewalk on the other side of the street, "that man in blue overalls over there going up the sidewalk, he is your father"!!!  He was a stocky man, slow walking, a pipe in his mouth, nodding to no one he met on the way.. "Are you sure?" I asked.  "Yes", Charlie said, "my mother pointed him out to me, and told me that he is married to Minnie Gould, Your mother"!!  I watch him out of sight, I had to greatest urge to run over to him and say hello, and ask him where my brothers were, and why he didn't care for us when mother became ill.  Buit instead, I watch him disappear from view, around a corner, again, out of my life.  I was to feel the anquish and pain all my life.  I could not forgive him, I could not love him, I could not say hello Dad!  Now I had Grampy, Aunt Eva's Dad, and my mother's Dad, and Grammy, Charlie's Gradmother,  some of my life was unfolding before me.  In the big house Grampy Gould had there were many rooms,  surely, there should have been room for me?  I didn't say these thoughts aloud; I kept my thoughts and hurts to myself.  Charlie knew!  For a long time through the winter of 1907 and 1908, I didn't know what Leo's intentions toward me were.  He spoke to me often, sometimes talking at great length about his job, and what was happening with his family in Winn. He held my hand several times, once he tried to kiss me, and I avoided his advances.  I would soon be twenty years old, on July 13, 1908.  He hadn't expressed his feeling for me, nor me for him.  I thought highly of Leo, but I didn't want him to think me loose!  And so time passed, and he came and went.  i assumed back to Winn on occasions to visit wiht his family on weekends, or was it a lady friend?  I will not let him see my feelings.  I thought, he must say something to me.  But is he waiting for me to show my feelings? Days and weeks passed, as I struggled within myself, I did no confide to Aunt Eva, or any others for that matter  I was June; again Leo helped me with the dishes night after night! What did this mean, I thought.  He wants to be around me, help me, but his words reveal little of what he was thinking.  July 4th was a big day in Dexter, parade and fire works, dance in the main street.  Leo loved to dance; I was not much for it, as I had never had a chance to learn.  He urged me onto the street, among many people dancing.  He held me in his arms, and as we swayed to the music, Leo whispered in my ear, "Will You Marry Me Edith"!  My knees almost collapsed under me, what should I say, I thought, does he mean it?  I have been dreaming of this moment since I was ten years old.  Does he really love me, is he testing me.  I looked up into his handsome face, and he was smiling, "I have been going home on weekends, talking to Mom and Dad about You", "I told them what a beautiful person you are, and some of the life you have had, only what you have told me.  I told them you were a good cook".  Tears welled up in my eyes, I must not cry, I thought.  I looked into his eyes; "I wil marry you Leo Gordon"!  "When?"  We set the date for Sept. 30, 1908! How many children do you want, "Oh, one of two", said Leo!!  I have known Leo for just over a year.  I hadn't met his family, two brothers and a sister, as well as his parents, Alfred and Belle Gordon of Winn, Maine.  My family was a mystery to him also, he had met briefly with Gershom Gould and his wife, and spoken to Charles Davis and his wife Nora, although they were not any blood relation to me, Charlie's grandmother was married to Gershom, my grandfather.  And so it was, as time passed, that we talked of each other's family, Leo knowing much more of his than me of mine.  I had met with Charles, my brother, for a brief time, about a year ago.  I had not met with Roy, I found out from Aunt Eva, that his name was now Roy St Clair, as he had been adopted as a small child.  I looked forward to meeting with him, as brother and sister.  As time passed, Eva helped me with my wedding dress, teaching me to use a sewing machine, and how to follow the pattern we had selected, it would be a beautiful white taffeta silk material, I could hardly wait for it to be finished.  Eva and Fred had a small farm located in Ripley, about four miles from the boarding home here in Dexter.  Eva offered, and Leo and I accepted her offer of us being married at their farm.  As time passed, we worked together, readying the farmhouse and grounds for our big event.  I could see that Aunt Eva was getting as excited as I was about it.  She and Fred had no children and we had become close over the past nine years of working and being together. She was as close to a mother as I would ever have.  I lived and woked at the boarding home, Leo also still lived there, as it was close to his work in the mill as a bookkeeper, and he knew that meals and the cleaning of his clothes wouldn't be a burden on him.  Evenings, we talked over our future plans, so we knew much of what we were going to do after marrying.  Time passed swiftly, and some how most, if not all, of the things needing done, were done!  The farmhouse and yard were beautiful, on that sunny Wenesday, Sept. 30, 1908.  It was noon, and Mrs. Charles (Nora) Davis played the wedding march as we joined hands and walked toward a beautiful arch of evergreens filled with Sweet Peas.  At the base was a bank of Asters. Charles Jaquith, My brother, preceded Leo and I to the arch, under which we stood, waiting for Rev. J. A. Wiggin to marry us.  As I looked around, I saw that many friends and family members that I now had there with us as we were being married .  The joy iinside me just seemed to want to burst forth; I forced myself to remain calm, at least on the outside.  I looked over at Brother Charlie, he was smiling at me, I shall never forget that smile, my brother's smile.  I looked at Leo, I think he was a bit up tight, he tried to smile, he stilll held my hand.  Like a fairy tale, we were married; the words were spioken, soft, sincere, as we gazed into each other's faces.  I thought of my mother, she woudl have been so proud of us, I hoped somehow, she knew.  I looked to Aunt Eva, she was smiling broadly at us, and as we kissed, we were husband and wife, we were Mr. & Mrs. Leo Gordon.  The house was full of beautiful flowers and decorations.  We had several pictures taken, and then enjoyed the abundance of food before us.  I thought of the orphan home, not long, just a quick thought; I shall always feel thankful for the wonderful foods we will always share.  There were so may presents from so many wonderful people.  I could not stop the tears of joy that came from me.  I pinched myself when no one was looking.  My brother came to me, and gave me a big hug.  He had carried the ring I received from Leo, my wedding ring.  I looked at my left hand, and there were the two rings on my finger, I pinched myself one more time.  How can I convey the happiness of that day?  I never wanted it to end .  This was what being a part of a fimily was like!  I went around and around, hugging them all, many more than once.  Grampy Gershom smiled at me; did I look like my mother?  He told me I was beautiful, they all told me that.  I felt beautiful that day, had my mother felt the same?  How wonderful it was to feel real happiness at last  And then it was over! People were saying their good-byes, good luck, and congratulation. One by one, our family and friends left for their homes.  At the same time we were headed for the train station, to a trip to Winn, to be with Belle and Alfred Gordon, Leo's parents, there to spend our honeymoon. The train ride together was so peaceful.  We were alone, close, somehow the quite spoke more to us as we sat holding each other, than a thousand words.  Leo smiled at me; he no longer looked nervous and uptight!  I didn't want the ride to end; I wanted to live this moment forever.  I could sing a song of the clickety clack of the train wheels running over the rails, in fact, I did!  We were met at the station in Winn by mother and father Gordon, Henry, Blanche and Lewis, Leo's two brothers and one sister.  I wished that they could have been at our wedding, to share in that joy, to see the beautiful flowers, to taste the wonderful food at our banquet.  To share the joy and happiness that we felt there, to meet the family and friends there with us.  We shared that special time with them; we had no pictures to show them.  I'm sure that when they saw us together, they knew the love we shared.  I grew very close to mother and father Gordon.  They were a special couple, and as the many years passed, my love for them grew and grew!   Belle lived to be 88 and Alfred lived to be 89! Father Gordon passed on to be with Belle, his wife, on the last of November, 1931, the same month I had my tenth, and last child, a boy, David. Alfred knew that he was a grandfather again.

Death Notes:

Plummer Memorial Hospital

 

Leo Brooks Gordon and Edith Mabel Jaquith had the following children:
70. i.

ALFRED BROOKS9 GORDON was born on 02 Oct 1909 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 12 Oct 1971 in South Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts at the South Shore Hospital. He married LAURA MAE RAY on 14 Sep 1940 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was born on 19 Jan 1912 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She died on 07 Jul 1980 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

71. ii.

LEO ERNEST GORDON was born on 21 Jun 1911 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 21 Nov 1997 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine (http://www.abbott-library.com/readobit.php?obitid=3262). He married MADELINE EMMA DORR on 14 Oct 1933 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 20 Jan 1914 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 26 Dec 1982 in Gaithersburg, Montgomery, Maryland in hospital.

72. iii.

EARL ALEXANDER GORDON was born on 05 Mar 1913 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 09 Apr 1989 in Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts. He married MYRNIE LUCILLE SMITH on 03 Sep 1938 in Enosburg Falls, Franklin, Vermont, daughter of Homer Douglas Smith and Minnie Agnes Hogaboom. She was born on 07 Apr 1919 in Enosburg Falls, Franklin, Vermont. She died on 03 Feb 2007 in Northbridge, Whitinsville, Worcester, Massachusetts.

73. iv.

MARJORIE EVA GORDON was born on 06 Jan 1927 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 31 Dec 2016. She married LIVING WELCH.

74. v.

LIVING GORDON. He married LIVING PROVOST.

  vi.

FRANK HARDY GORDON was born on 20 Jun 1925 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 25 Jun 2000 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Notes for Frank Hardy Gordon:

FRANK H. GORDON ORONO & DEXTER - Frank H. Gordon, 75, died June 25, 2000 at a Orono health care center.  He was born June 20, 1925 in Dexter the son of Leo and Edith (Jaquith) Gordon.  Frank is survived by three brothers, Fred of South Portland, Donald of Dexter, and David of Garland; one sister, Marjorie (Gordon) Welch of Port Deposit, Md. He was predeceased by his parents and four brothers, Alfred, Ernest, Earl and John and one sister, Dorothy. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. A service of Memorial Alternatives, 1225 Broadway Bangor. The Eastern Gazette 7-1/7-7-2000, p.15

Death Notes:

Orono Health Care Center

75. vii.

FRED BLODGETT GORDON was born on 25 Jun 1918 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 01 Jun 2008 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine. He married NELLIE MAXINE HARVEY on 15 Jan 1940. She was born on 08 Mar 1918 in Atkinson, Piscataquis, Maine. She died on 18 Feb 2006 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine at the Maine Medical Center.

76. viii.

DONALD EVERETT GORDON was born on 16 Apr 1923 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 24 Dec 2010 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine (http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1014 400&fh_id=10464). He married HAZEL ARVILLA JONES on 25 Sep 1945 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 11 Jan 1923 in Wellington, Piscataquis, Maine. She died on 16 Feb 2013 in Dover Foxcroft, Maine.

  ix.

JOHN HENRY GORDON was born on 17 Feb 1916 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 04 Sep 1987 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. He married (1) LINDA ELMS. She died Y. He married (2) ADDIE MAE STAPLES on 28 May 1962. She was born on 10 Aug 1920 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine. She died on 19 Aug 1993 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine.

77. x.

DOROTHY GORDON was born on 19 Jul 1914 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 12 Dec 1999 in Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine. She married EDWARD LOWELL LAMBERT on 08 Sep 1935 in Ripley, Somerset, Maine at the farm of L B Gordon of Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He was born on 13 Mar 1911 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 24 Jun 1988 in Greenville, Piscataquis, Maine.

63.

BLANCH THIRZE8 GORDON (Alfred M.7, Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 31 Dec 1885 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 08 Nov 1912 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She married (1) JAMES RUTHERFORD DAVIS about 1908. He was born on 01 Aug 1876. He died on 30 Dec 1931 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She married (2) WILLIAM H. GOVE about 1905. He was born in Feb 1879. He died Y.

 

James Rutherford Davis and Blanch Thirze Gordon had the following child:
  i.

DAVIS9.

William H. Gove and Blanch Thirze Gordon had the following child:
  i.

EMERSON9 GOVE.

64.

ARTHUR8 GORDON (Wilson M.7, Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1). He married LOUISE.

 

Arthur Gordon and Louise had the following child:
68. i.

GORDON9. He married MACDONALD.

65.

HENRY ERNEST8 GORDON (Alfred M.7, Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 14 May 1883 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 20 Jul 1930 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He married EDITH MAY EASTMAN on 13 May 1911. She was born on 11 May 1890 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 15 Apr 1941 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Henry Ernest Gordon and Edith May Eastman had the following children:
  i.

THELMA EDITH9 GORDON was born on 09 Mar 1916 in Caribou, Aroostook, Maine. She died in 1998 in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine. She married KENNETH RICHARD SCOTT. He was born on 26 Nov 1916. He died on 03 Dec 2003.

69. ii.

HARLAN HENRY GORDON was born on 20 Apr 1912 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 13 Nov 1958 in Macwahoc, Aroostook, Maine. He married HAZEL ANNA TRUEWORTHY. She was born on 19 Sep 1921. She died in 1944 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine.

  iii.

KENNETH EARL GORDON was born on 16 May 1929. He died in Caribou, Aroostook, Maine. He married BERYL JUNE ADAMS. She was born on 23 Jun 1931 in Caribou, Aroostook, Maine. She died on 29 May 1978 in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine.

  iv.

LOUIS EASTMAN GORDON was born on 22 Feb 1921 in Maine. He died on 08 Aug 2003 in San Leandro, Alameda, California. He married ARLINE S. DAVENPORT. She was born on 25 Feb 1909. She died in Apr 1981 in Chandler, Lincoln, Oklahoma.

66.

LEO BROOKS8 GORDON (Alfred M.7, Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 19 Mar 1878 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 06 Jul 1954 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He married EDITH MABEL JAQUITH on 30 Sep 1908 in Ripley, Penobscot, Maine, daughter of Frank Albert Jaquith and Minnie Ella Gould. She was born on 13 Jul 1888 in East Corinth, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 28 Feb 1964 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Notes for Leo Brooks Gordon:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Name:  Leo Brooks Gordon City:  Not Stated County:  Penobscot State:  Maine Birth Date: 19 Mar 1878 Race:  White Roll:  1654009  LEO B. Gordon DEXTER, July 9 - Funeral services for Leo B. Gordon were held Thursday afternoon at the First                               Free  Baptist Church with the Rev.  Donald Macomber, pastor of the church officiating. Bearers were: Edward Lambert, Clifford Landry, Harry Gould, Douglas Gilbert, Edward Nichols, Harold  Nutter.   Burial was in Mount Pleasant cemetery. Main Street places of business were closed during the service.

 

Notes for Edith Mabel Jaquith:

MRS.  LEO B. GORDON Funeral services were hold Monday afternoon, March 2, at the Free Baptist Church, Dexter, for Mrs. Edith Gordon, 75, widow of Leo B. Gordon, who died Friday at the *Plummer Memorial Hospital. The Rev. W. Ted Harmon officiated. Spring burial will be in Mt. Pleasant cemetery, Dexter. She was born at East Corinth, July 13, 1888, daughter of Frank and Minnie (Gould) Jaquith. A resident of Dexter for about 55 years, she and her husband operated a clothing store on Main street until his death in 1954.  At one time she had a gladioli farm at Ripley  and exhibited specimens at flower shows. She is survived by eight sons, Alfred  B. of Hingham, Mass., Leo Ernest of Lagrange, Earl A., Wollaston, Mass., John H., Ripley, Fred B., Donald E., Frank H., David T., all of Dexter; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Lambert of Dexter and Mrs. Marjorie E. Welch, LasCruces, N. M., a brother, Charles Jaquiith, Lynn, Mass., 20 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; several cousins.  *= The Honorable Stanley Plummer died in 1919 in Dexter. He left the beautiful Plummer home to the town of Dexter with the stipulation that it be used as a hospital. In 1920, with a few renovations and changes, the Plummer home became the ?Plummer Memorial Hospital?, one of the finest and best equipped hospitals in the State of Maine at that period in time. &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& Oct. 1997  born July 13, 1888 EDITH MABLE "JACQUITH" GORDON  My name is Edith Jacquith; I was born July 13, 1888 in the town of East Corinth, Maine.  My son, David Thomas Gordon, will relate some of what my life, from the time of my birth was like in the 18th century.  My mother, Minnie Gould, daughter of Gershom Gould, and Mary Gould, was born on ---- --, 1869, in the town of Dexter.  Gershom was a large landowner, and very active in town affairs, serving as road commissioner for a number of years.  He was to have three wives, my grandmother Mary, was the first.  Gram passed away on April 10, 1872 and is buried in Charleston.  Frank jacquith is my father; he came from Mass. to Maine to work as a cook, mostly in the lumbering business.  Woods operations needed a large number of good cooks, willing to stay in remote areas.  I don't know the exact circumstances of Frank's and Minnie's meeting, and courtship, but I do know that Grampy Gould Gershom did not approve of him, I don't know why.  I, Edith, was first born, one year and two months after Frank and Minnie were married.   We Lived in East Corinth at the time, and I'm not sure what my father did, or where he worked, or if he worked at all at that time.  July 13, 1888 was a day Minnie would always remember, as it was the birth of her only girl.  Minnie and Frank had two more children, Leroy and Charles Jacquith, Roy born on December 9, 1890 and Charlie, born September 28, 1891.  I don't remember much of my first four years.  We were very poor, and life was a struggle for us as a family, trying to survive on a meager income, perhaps, with some help from my grandparents, the Goulds. Members of my father's family lived in Mass.  It was in 1892, when Frank Jacquith came home from what ever he was doing, work or visiting.  I never knew for sure.  Mother asked him to bring home food for the family.  He came into the house with a paper bag, when it was opened; it contained only a number of banana peelings!  My mother, Minnie, became quite angry, and grabbed a fry pan and chased a surprised husband around the house area.  She had become distraught at this point, and was finally brought under control.  My mother, Minnie, never recovered from that episode. Frank, my father, had her committed to the Bangor mental hosital, and there she was to remain until her death in 1914, 45 years old.  Now my life, and the lives of my two brothers, was to change dramatically, for me as a four year old, Toy two, and Chas, a 6-month-old baby.  We were taken to an orphans home in Rockland, Me. As a four year old, I knew little of what was happening, or why.  At first I was with my brothers, but as time passed, I became aware that they were no lnger with me.  I asked for them, only to be told they were being cared for!  I was lonely for them, but I was a four-year-old child, and no explanation was given to me, no one seemed to care.  I was just one of a group of young children, ranging in age from 3 to 12 years old.  Our quarters were small, as I remember, I was in a room with 5 others, and we slept in two different beds, mattress lying on the floor!  We each had a pillow.  What few things we possessed, we put on wooden shelves, located on different walls.  As I remember, maybe two chairs and a small table were there also.  We had feather Pillows and mattresses. The food was awful, boiled potatoes, fired out pork rim, maybe turnip.  We had a tasteless gruel for breakfast, one piece of bread a day, usually at supper meal.  We never say eggs, or real meat, maybe once in a blue moon!  Chicken at Thanksgiving and maybe Christmas time. It seemed like we were always doing something wrong!  We learned to keep what we knew to ourselves.  We never "told" on each other, as a result, we were all punished together!  No play time, no supper meal! At times, a stiff ruler, or a strap to your hand, the number of times was determined by how bad our offences were, "made", "of course", by one of the matrons in charge of us!  We could expect a bigger punishment if we told on each other!  Our peers saw to that!  The closest we came to a normal childhood life was when we were in school there in Rockland.  We got a chance to talk to other kids, kids from regular homes, how they laughed, how they dressed, oh haw they dressed.  Our clothes were quite shabby compared to their fine clothes.  What we woudl have given for some of their castoffs!  The looks, the finger pointing, the soft whispers behind us, and not being included in their games and talks, it was hard to understand why, when I'd walk up to a girl my age, ask a question, and have her walk away. I felt the hurt, but I tried not to show it.  We still had our "home" friends to share with.  Days at the home passed slowly, we were required to clean, make the beds, empty the slop pails, and carry wood for the fires.  We got into a pillow fight, one of a number of times; it helped to ease our own loneliness and sense of abandonment.  I guess, at the time, we didn't know what the feeling was, but we felt it.  Several of us, feeling hungry, decided to "run away" for a better life and maybe a good meal on the outside, I was about 8 years old. We went searching all around town; we found no food, or anything else, for that matter, to improve our life.  We returned to the home, no one had even missed our absence!  Several times I asked about my brothers, and I was told they were being cared for, and not to ask again.  I had no visitors while I was in the "Home", I thought, there must be someone who thinks of me! If it hadn't been for going to school! There, I found a family that I dreamed of having, trying to make friends other than the ones I had in the home.  I loved the school, the teachers, although stern, and brought these times close to me in my thoughts.  When summer came, I could hardly wait for school to start again.  I drew pictures of houses, flowers, animals, even the teacher, and sometimes they would be put up for all to see!  I found something to help me pass the time; I could let my mind make up all kinds of stories and scenes!  I only had pencil and paper, that was enough for now, more to come later.  I am nine years old, will the time ever pass, will I ever leave Here? I sometimes sneak out, with a friend Liz, we go to the ocean edge, on the rocks, and watch the seagulls gracefully soar above and around us.  Oh, how sooothing the sound of the sea as it washes in over the rocks!  Liz is bigger than me; I weigh about 55 lbs.  Liz must be 85 or 90, and is several inches taller.  We tell each other secrets.  We dream of the day when we will be free of this place.  It was in late summer of 1897, the head matron called me.  She said that I was to go to the special room, that was a room we were not pemitted into, but had looked in!  There were big soft chairs, and nice lights to see by.  It was; I guess a place where the matrons went to sit and chat, to be away from our noise and interruptions, a show place.  As I came to the room, I looked in the doorway, there stood a handsome lady, with apretty brown hat, and such a nice looking jacket, tweed, I think.  I wondered who this could be, had I done something wrong!  The lady spoke, "Edith, how nice you look", they had given me a clean dress to wear before I went to "the room".  "Thank You Mam" I said. She told me that she was my Aunt Eva Blodgett, tht she would like for me to come live with her, and her husband Fred.  That she ran a boarding home in Lowell, Mass., and that I could help her with chores around the boarding home.  She  had eight people staying there all were men.  Also that I would be able to attend school nearby.  That I would be expected to earn my keep by doing house hold chores, and if I agreed, I could go to be with them. Aunt Eva, explained to me that she was my mother's half sister, and that she was unable to care for me and my brothers because of the demand of all the work involved in running a boarding home.  I was so happy, I almost jumped up and down, I was overjoyed, and I readily agreed!  I put my few things into a cloth bag, there were very few things that I woned.  I said goodbye to my firend Liz and others there nearby, not expecting ever to see them again.  We traveled by train to Portland, and then on to Boston, I think we went on streetcars onto Lowell.  It was big, so many large buildings, and so many people going in all directions!  I didn't talk much, neither did Aunt Eva.  She did tell me that brother Roy had been adopted and brother Charles was in a foster home, a farm home.  Both were still in Maine, she didn't say where, and I didn't ask.  She didn't say who told her of them either. The date was July 22nd, 1887, just nine days after I turned nine years old.  Iasked for my father, Aunt Eva never answered. I'd heard the , Adopted, as all the older kids at the home spoke of it, but I really didn't know what it meant.  I didn't know waht a foster child was either, I didn't ask!  The boarding home was old and large, it was scary to look at, and I was almost afraid to enter.  We met Uncle Fred at the door, he wa a large man, not at all friendly, like he didn't really want me there, but had no say in it.  I had a small room, more like a walk in closet, but it was mine.  I had a small cot, a lamp and table, and a wash basin.  There were clothes hooks on one wall, a few hangers, no pictures.  I had brought the few drawings I had made, and thought of pinning them onto the wall, but thought better of it, Maybe Aunt Eva wouldn't like that.  It wasn't long before Aunt Eva appeared, and she showed me the large home, where all the rooms were, and where all the cleaning supplies were kept.  Where to empty the slop pails, how to refill the lamps, some were still used, but mostly ther was electric lights.  She showed me how to make beds, as well as change them once a month!  I had to learn to set the table for eight, how to carry the food in and dirty dishes out, where to put them, and what to use in the washing and drying of them, as well as where to store them after they were washed and dried.  Then came the wash room, or laundry room, it was stacked high with dirty clothes!  We can start here, she told me. We started with scrubbing the clothes on the scrub board, in the warm soapy water, put through a hand truned roller ringer, and into a tub of warm rinse water, then back through the wringer.  After 2 or 3 hours, I was so tired, I could have slept till the cows came home.  I had done chores at the home, but not like this!  I got sick to my stomach, but then kept on, not wanting Aunt Eva to know, but I was sure she would notice how I felt, and send me to my room for rest. That didn't happen, she just kept finding other chores for me to do. I went to school, but  I had to be up at 5:00am to help feed the boarders, off to school, home at noon, eat, make beds, help with light lunches, and back to school.  After school, it was the same, clean, sweep, scrub, wash dishes, empty trash, and slop pails, and then at 8:30 off to bed, so tired, that I had no trouble falling into a deep sleep.  Aunt Eva's call at 5am woke me with a start, I thought I had just gone to bed.  I was just barley getting about!  I fell asleep at school; I even fell asleep on a bed a noontime, and missed the afternoon session of school!  Aunt Eva found me, and gave me a tongue-lashing.  I lasted three weeks and four days!  Aunt Eva took me aside, she told me that she'd have to send me back to the home, as the chores here were too much for me, and she needed good help, and she couldn't fuss with me anymore.  I cannot explain the pain I felt, I couldn't believe I was going back to the Home!  I told her I would try harded, I would work harder, I would skip school to help, all to no avail, she was steadfast in her decision, and the next day we were on a train back to Rockland, Me.  Back to no food to eat, and a bed harder than the cot I had gotten use to!  I cried myself to sleep that night, I never had felt so alone, so crushed, and even Liz's words of comfort could not console me.  Where were my father, my mother, and my brothers?  Why had they been adopted, and me, left behind?  Would I ever see them again?  Why didn't I work harder, longer, why had I been so weak? Where was my family, I had family, they left me behind!  I walked around in a daze for a week or more.  It wasn't long before I began to forget the good meals, and hard work at the boarding home. Soon, I started school again in Rockland and I saw my friends and classmates, and was still ignord by the classmates, after I had shared the worldly experience of Lowell, Mass.  The year went by slowly, I built up a determined attitude, that if ever, I was given another chance, I would do better, work harder, to stay at Aunt Eva's and make something of myself.  NOTE: By David Gordon, son of Edith & Leo Gordon. (10th) "As I ponder what happen to Edith, my mother, at the time she was returned to the orphans home, the feeling that she had, I fill with anger.  Here is an Aunt, her flesh and blood, returning her to the home because she can't meet the work expectations that she has set! She is told that her brothers, two, have been taken i to homes adopted and as a foster child.  She has a father, Grandfather, and several Aunts, none of, which have made a move to take her in!  Don't even visit her!  How strong my Mother was, even at 9 years old, to face her peers, you know that sharp words of ridicule must have been put to her.  Did she really have one friend with whom she could confide in? The shame she must have felt to be cast out once again to another world, to a world of a non-person.  All dignity has been taken from her.  All love has been withdrawn it's as if she never existed. She faced 2 years of hell on earth, poor living conditions, food enough only to keep her alive, abuse from the system that held her in this place called an Orphans Home. Yet, as we go on with the story, you will see she had so much love and compassion for others.  She was sensitive to others; she sacrificed time and again.  I never heard a word of bitterness from her.  She was God Loving!  No wonder, when I told her I would run away form home, a home that had love and compassion in it, she spanked me witha yardstick on my kind side!  Do you suppose her thoughts were of those years she spent in Rockland? Never did I hear her blame others for what she endured she accepted her fate.  And her fate was to marry, have ten children, all born at home, raise them to adults; all went through high school!  Four went to college!  She went to the 8th grade!  She had ten years by herself, making her own decisions, doing her own thing! God Bless My Mother!     May She rest in Heaven!"  I had a few more clothes when I came back to the Orphans Home, Aunt Eva got me some to go to school with, so I had those, so I did look a bit better than before.  I had made up my mind to be ready for my next chance to work at the boarding home, Aunt Eva told me when I was older and stronger, she would geve me another try.  I was really missing all the good food I ate at Aunt Eva's place, and it is hard having the meager portions and poor tasting food at the home, but I have no choice.  I am now in the fifth grade, I enjoy all that we do, I read a lot, and I still try to draw. I'd love to paint pictures, but of course I don't have money for those things.  I use pencils and color crayons, when I can get them.  We have little drawing in school though.  Of course, all the other kids keep asking me who the lady was, where I went, what did I do?  Where did I get the new dresses?  All thought I was lucky to have been able to see and sit on those nice couches in the "room"!  Time started to pass more quickly, now that I have been back for a while - I am waiting!  One day, I went to school, and a girl ther from Rockland couldn't eat her lunch, she offered it to me!  I took it!  There was a piece of apple pie, a jelly sandwich, a candy bar, and a jar of milk; I shared with my friend, Liz.  School was out, it is June 1898, I am 10 years od, I weigh 63 lbs., and I'm told that I am skinny!  I must find a mirror, none at the orphans home, don't know why.  I saw them at Aunt Eva's.  Time passed, I am eleven now.  Aunt Eva wrote, she asked in the letter if I would like to try again, I was willing, and on July 6th, she came to get me.  We left on the train as before, after I had said my goodbye, this would be the last time I would see the kids and my friend Liz at the home.  It was a bond that I will never forget.  I made a vow, that no children of mine would have to endure that.  Life at the boarding home was hard, and dreary at times I was in the sixth grade, and there was no time for me to think of myself.  Work, school, eat and sleep, this was my daily life.  Even with all the work, I did gain some weight with all the good food, and all I wanted!  I am fourteen, and Aunt Eva has told me that she can no longer let me attend school!  I was heartbroken, I wanted so much to go to high school, but I had to give all my time to work in the home. I did make up my mind that I would do some drawing, maybe even paintin.  I was getting $2.00 a week now; it was the year 1902.  Aunt Eva was born in Dexter, she had a chance to run the Fay-Scott Inn, and so back to Dexter we went.  I didn't remember Dexter; I was 4 years old when I went to the orphan's home.  The town was very small compared to Lowell, Mass.  The work was the same, long hours, and never a minute to call my own, but I'd make a little time for my painting and sketching.  I had a better and bigger room now, and the lighting was better also, I had a nice window.  It looked out onto Spring Street, I could see up and down the street; I was on the 3rd floor.  As usual, all the boarders were men, some old, some in their 20's. They worked, some in the local woolen mills, some at the Fay-Scott machine shop.  Most took lunches we packed for them, as they only had short dinner hours.  Overall, they were all nice men; they laughed and joked as we brought their evening meals to them.  As I got oder, I could tell that some of the young men paid more attention to me, I weighed near 100 lbs. now, some told me how pretty I was!  I could feel my face flush, and I'd just pass it off.  But still, I knew they watched me as I did the morning and evening meals.  I made it a point not to encourage them in any way.  It was in 1907, the Autumn time, and a new face arrived at Fay-Inn, as we were known.  He was a handsome chap, with auburn red hair, strong chin and blue eyes!  My, but I had noticed quite a bit about him.  He was quiet at first, and kept to himself mostly.  He wore nice clothes; not the kind most of them men wore as they did manual labor.  When he asked for some food item, he was quite polite!  And Thanked me when I got it for him. After several weeks, he casually wandered into the kichen area as I was washing dishes.  He asked if he could dry them for me, I said yes, as that was a big help with the stack of dishes I had to do each evening.  His name was Leo Gordon, and he worked as a bookkeeper for the White Woolen Mill, owned by John Morrison at that time.  He told me of going to Shaw Business School in Bangor for two years.  As time went by he spent quite a few evenings wiping dishes for me..  I think he is interested in me!  He told me of his family, and growing up in Winn, Maine.  Sometimes hearing Leo relate to his Mom and Dad, his two brothers and one sister, the tears came to my eyes, as I found out all the love and caring I had missed as a child.  I haven't told him very much as yet about myself, where I was raised, only that I have been with Aunt Eva for almost nine years now.  He thinks I do all the cooking, and Leo tells me how good the food is, and what a good cook I am!  Aunt Eva does most of the cooking, and she has had years of experience, I have learned much from her, and good thing I did as it sure came in handy later on.  I met a step-grandson to Gershom Gould; he was the grandson of Greshom' last wife.  I began to meet some, if not all, of the family on my mother's side.  Charlie Davis, Gershom's step-grandson, and I became good friends, and he told me a lot about that side of my family.  I was 16 years old, Charlie & I were walking down the sidewalk in downtown Dexter, he pointed to the sidewalk on the other side of the street, "that man in blue overalls over there going up the sidewalk, he is your father"!!!  He was a stocky man, slow walking, a pipe in his mouth, nodding to no one he met on the way.. "Are you sure?" I asked.  "Yes", Charlie said, "my mother pointed him out to me, and told me that he is married to Minnie Gould, Your mother"!!  I watch him out of sight, I had to greatest urge to run over to him and say hello, and ask him where my brothers were, and why he didn't care for us when mother became ill.  Buit instead, I watch him disappear from view, around a corner, again, out of my life.  I was to feel the anquish and pain all my life.  I could not forgive him, I could not love him, I could not say hello Dad!  Now I had Grampy, Aunt Eva's Dad, and my mother's Dad, and Grammy, Charlie's Gradmother,  some of my life was unfolding before me.  In the big house Grampy Gould had there were many rooms,  surely, there should have been room for me?  I didn't say these thoughts aloud; I kept my thoughts and hurts to myself.  Charlie knew!  For a long time through the winter of 1907 and 1908, I didn't know what Leo's intentions toward me were.  He spoke to me often, sometimes talking at great length about his job, and what was happening with his family in Winn. He held my hand several times, once he tried to kiss me, and I avoided his advances.  I would soon be twenty years old, on July 13, 1908.  He hadn't expressed his feeling for me, nor me for him.  I thought highly of Leo, but I didn't want him to think me loose!  And so time passed, and he came and went.  i assumed back to Winn on occasions to visit wiht his family on weekends, or was it a lady friend?  I will not let him see my feelings.  I thought, he must say something to me.  But is he waiting for me to show my feelings? Days and weeks passed, as I struggled within myself, I did no confide to Aunt Eva, or any others for that matter  I was June; again Leo helped me with the dishes night after night! What did this mean, I thought.  He wants to be around me, help me, but his words reveal little of what he was thinking.  July 4th was a big day in Dexter, parade and fire works, dance in the main street.  Leo loved to dance; I was not much for it, as I had never had a chance to learn.  He urged me onto the street, among many people dancing.  He held me in his arms, and as we swayed to the music, Leo whispered in my ear, "Will You Marry Me Edith"!  My knees almost collapsed under me, what should I say, I thought, does he mean it?  I have been dreaming of this moment since I was ten years old.  Does he really love me, is he testing me.  I looked up into his handsome face, and he was smiling, "I have been going home on weekends, talking to Mom and Dad about You", "I told them what a beautiful person you are, and some of the life you have had, only what you have told me.  I told them you were a good cook".  Tears welled up in my eyes, I must not cry, I thought.  I looked into his eyes; "I wil marry you Leo Gordon"!  "When?"  We set the date for Sept. 30, 1908! How many children do you want, "Oh, one of two", said Leo!!  I have known Leo for just over a year.  I hadn't met his family, two brothers and a sister, as well as his parents, Alfred and Belle Gordon of Winn, Maine.  My family was a mystery to him also, he had met briefly with Gershom Gould and his wife, and spoken to Charles Davis and his wife Nora, although they were not any blood relation to me, Charlie's grandmother was married to Gershom, my grandfather.  And so it was, as time passed, that we talked of each other's family, Leo knowing much more of his than me of mine.  I had met with Charles, my brother, for a brief time, about a year ago.  I had not met with Roy, I found out from Aunt Eva, that his name was now Roy St Clair, as he had been adopted as a small child.  I looked forward to meeting with him, as brother and sister.  As time passed, Eva helped me with my wedding dress, teaching me to use a sewing machine, and how to follow the pattern we had selected, it would be a beautiful white taffeta silk material, I could hardly wait for it to be finished.  Eva and Fred had a small farm located in Ripley, about four miles from the boarding home here in Dexter.  Eva offered, and Leo and I accepted her offer of us being married at their farm.  As time passed, we worked together, readying the farmhouse and grounds for our big event.  I could see that Aunt Eva was getting as excited as I was about it.  She and Fred had no children and we had become close over the past nine years of working and being together. She was as close to a mother as I would ever have.  I lived and woked at the boarding home, Leo also still lived there, as it was close to his work in the mill as a bookkeeper, and he knew that meals and the cleaning of his clothes wouldn't be a burden on him.  Evenings, we talked over our future plans, so we knew much of what we were going to do after marrying.  Time passed swiftly, and some how most, if not all, of the things needing done, were done!  The farmhouse and yard were beautiful, on that sunny Wenesday, Sept. 30, 1908.  It was noon, and Mrs. Charles (Nora) Davis played the wedding march as we joined hands and walked toward a beautiful arch of evergreens filled with Sweet Peas.  At the base was a bank of Asters. Charles Jaquith, My brother, preceded Leo and I to the arch, under which we stood, waiting for Rev. J. A. Wiggin to marry us.  As I looked around, I saw that many friends and family members that I now had there with us as we were being married .  The joy iinside me just seemed to want to burst forth; I forced myself to remain calm, at least on the outside.  I looked over at Brother Charlie, he was smiling at me, I shall never forget that smile, my brother's smile.  I looked at Leo, I think he was a bit up tight, he tried to smile, he stilll held my hand.  Like a fairy tale, we were married; the words were spioken, soft, sincere, as we gazed into each other's faces.  I thought of my mother, she woudl have been so proud of us, I hoped somehow, she knew.  I looked to Aunt Eva, she was smiling broadly at us, and as we kissed, we were husband and wife, we were Mr. & Mrs. Leo Gordon.  The house was full of beautiful flowers and decorations.  We had several pictures taken, and then enjoyed the abundance of food before us.  I thought of the orphan home, not long, just a quick thought; I shall always feel thankful for the wonderful foods we will always share.  There were so may presents from so many wonderful people.  I could not stop the tears of joy that came from me.  I pinched myself when no one was looking.  My brother came to me, and gave me a big hug.  He had carried the ring I received from Leo, my wedding ring.  I looked at my left hand, and there were the two rings on my finger, I pinched myself one more time.  How can I convey the happiness of that day?  I never wanted it to end .  This was what being a part of a fimily was like!  I went around and around, hugging them all, many more than once.  Grampy Gershom smiled at me; did I look like my mother?  He told me I was beautiful, they all told me that.  I felt beautiful that day, had my mother felt the same?  How wonderful it was to feel real happiness at last  And then it was over! People were saying their good-byes, good luck, and congratulation. One by one, our family and friends left for their homes.  At the same time we were headed for the train station, to a trip to Winn, to be with Belle and Alfred Gordon, Leo's parents, there to spend our honeymoon. The train ride together was so peaceful.  We were alone, close, somehow the quite spoke more to us as we sat holding each other, than a thousand words.  Leo smiled at me; he no longer looked nervous and uptight!  I didn't want the ride to end; I wanted to live this moment forever.  I could sing a song of the clickety clack of the train wheels running over the rails, in fact, I did!  We were met at the station in Winn by mother and father Gordon, Henry, Blanche and Lewis, Leo's two brothers and one sister.  I wished that they could have been at our wedding, to share in that joy, to see the beautiful flowers, to taste the wonderful food at our banquet.  To share the joy and happiness that we felt there, to meet the family and friends there with us.  We shared that special time with them; we had no pictures to show them.  I'm sure that when they saw us together, they knew the love we shared.  I grew very close to mother and father Gordon.  They were a special couple, and as the many years passed, my love for them grew and grew!   Belle lived to be 88 and Alfred lived to be 89! Father Gordon passed on to be with Belle, his wife, on the last of November, 1931, the same month I had my tenth, and last child, a boy, David. Alfred knew that he was a grandfather again.

Death Notes:

Plummer Memorial Hospital

 

Leo Brooks Gordon and Edith Mabel Jaquith had the following children:
70. i.

ALFRED BROOKS9 GORDON was born on 02 Oct 1909 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 12 Oct 1971 in South Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts at the South Shore Hospital. He married LAURA MAE RAY on 14 Sep 1940 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was born on 19 Jan 1912 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She died on 07 Jul 1980 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

71. ii.

LEO ERNEST GORDON was born on 21 Jun 1911 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 21 Nov 1997 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine (http://www.abbott-library.com/readobit.php?obitid=3262). He married MADELINE EMMA DORR on 14 Oct 1933 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 20 Jan 1914 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 26 Dec 1982 in Gaithersburg, Montgomery, Maryland in hospital.

72. iii.

EARL ALEXANDER GORDON was born on 05 Mar 1913 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 09 Apr 1989 in Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts. He married MYRNIE LUCILLE SMITH on 03 Sep 1938 in Enosburg Falls, Franklin, Vermont, daughter of Homer Douglas Smith and Minnie Agnes Hogaboom. She was born on 07 Apr 1919 in Enosburg Falls, Franklin, Vermont. She died on 03 Feb 2007 in Northbridge, Whitinsville, Worcester, Massachusetts.

73. iv.

MARJORIE EVA GORDON was born on 06 Jan 1927 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 31 Dec 2016. She married LIVING WELCH.

74. v.

LIVING GORDON. He married LIVING PROVOST.

  vi.

FRANK HARDY GORDON was born on 20 Jun 1925 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 25 Jun 2000 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.

 

Notes for Frank Hardy Gordon:

FRANK H. GORDON ORONO & DEXTER - Frank H. Gordon, 75, died June 25, 2000 at a Orono health care center.  He was born June 20, 1925 in Dexter the son of Leo and Edith (Jaquith) Gordon.  Frank is survived by three brothers, Fred of South Portland, Donald of Dexter, and David of Garland; one sister, Marjorie (Gordon) Welch of Port Deposit, Md. He was predeceased by his parents and four brothers, Alfred, Ernest, Earl and John and one sister, Dorothy. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. A service of Memorial Alternatives, 1225 Broadway Bangor. The Eastern Gazette 7-1/7-7-2000, p.15

Death Notes:

Orono Health Care Center

75. vii.

FRED BLODGETT GORDON was born on 25 Jun 1918 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 01 Jun 2008 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine. He married NELLIE MAXINE HARVEY on 15 Jan 1940. She was born on 08 Mar 1918 in Atkinson, Piscataquis, Maine. She died on 18 Feb 2006 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine at the Maine Medical Center.

76. viii.

DONALD EVERETT GORDON was born on 16 Apr 1923 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 24 Dec 2010 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine (http://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1014 400&fh_id=10464). He married HAZEL ARVILLA JONES on 25 Sep 1945 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. She was born on 11 Jan 1923 in Wellington, Piscataquis, Maine. She died on 16 Feb 2013 in Dover Foxcroft, Maine.

  ix.

JOHN HENRY GORDON was born on 17 Feb 1916 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 04 Sep 1987 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. He married (1) LINDA ELMS. She died Y. He married (2) ADDIE MAE STAPLES on 28 May 1962. She was born on 10 Aug 1920 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine. She died on 19 Aug 1993 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine.

77. x.

DOROTHY GORDON was born on 19 Jul 1914 in Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 12 Dec 1999 in Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis, Maine. She married EDWARD LOWELL LAMBERT on 08 Sep 1935 in Ripley, Somerset, Maine at the farm of L B Gordon of Dexter, Penobscot, Maine. He was born on 13 Mar 1911 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. He died on 24 Jun 1988 in Greenville, Piscataquis, Maine.

67.

BLANCH THIRZE8 GORDON (Alfred M.7, Alford6, William5, John4, Daniel3  Sr., Thomas2  Sr., Alexander1) was born on 31 Dec 1885 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She died on 08 Nov 1912 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She married (1) JAMES RUTHERFORD DAVIS about 1908. He was born on 01 Aug 1876. He died on 30 Dec 1931 in Winn, Penobscot, Maine. She married (2) WILLIAM H. GOVE about 1905. He was born in Feb 1879. He died Y.

 

James Rutherford Davis and Blanch Thirze Gordon had the following child:
  i.

DAVIS9.

William H. Gove and Blanch Thirze Gordon had the following child:
  i.

EMERSON9 GOVE.



 

 

 


 
 

 

 

 

 

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