Newton Roman Gordon b. 1842 and Priscilla Horn-Gordon b. 1850
There are two Gordon families in our family history. The name Gorden is spelled differently though. One is spelled with an E ( Gorden ) and one with an O (Gordon). The daughter of Newton Roman Gordon, Indiana 'Babe' Gordon, married James Wilbur Gorden. Two of the daughters of James W. Gorden, ( Rachel Arvie and Ellen Priscilla 'Nellie' Gorden, married sons of Newton David Henry. This page has the histories of both Gorden /Gordon families.
Henry Gordon b. 1782 in South Carolina Spouse: Susannah Johnson b. 1806 Georgia or Tennessee Married: 24 Sep. 1822 - Jefferson Co. Alabama
Lived in Fayette Co. Ala. in 1830 2 boys 5-10 3 girls under 5
Children of Henry Gordon and Susannah Johnson
Forrest b. 1823 John H. b. 1824 or 1825 Elizabeth b. 1835 Ala. Sarah b. 1835 Ala. Henry b. 1837 Ala. Massengale b. 1840 Ala. Susan b. 1841 Ala. Robert b. 1841 Ala. Jasper b. 1843 Miss. Newton R. b. 1843 Miss. Franklin b. 1845
Source of birth dates, 1850 Census:- Neshoba, Mississippi ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Newton R. Gordon was in the Civil War. He fought on the side of the Confederacy in the 26th Mississippi Infantry, Company D. Brief History of the 26th Miss. Infantry: The claim is recorded in the regimental record, obtained by Col. Power in Virginia, that this was "the first regiment which left the State of Mississippi for the war." The regiment was in camp at Iuka, Ms until December 3, 1861, when it was ordered to Union City, Tenn., then to Bowling Green, Kentucky. From there they marched to Russelville and on to Fort Donelson, where they arrived February 13, and were engaged in battle until their surrender February 16, when all became prisoners of war. The non-commissioned officers and privates were at Camp Morton, Indianapolis, and exchanged September 15, 1862, at Vicksburg. Many died during the imprisonment.
After the exchange of prisoners, the regiment was reassembled at Jackson Miss.. Under the command of General Lloyd Tilghman, they fought at Coffeeville, Alabama, December 5, 1862. Tilghman reported, "I have seldom seen greater good judgment and impetuous gallantry shown by any officers and men." The regiment was part of the garrison of Fort Pemberton on the Yazoo River, but soon rejoined the brigade at Jackson, and thence accompanied it to the Big Black Bridge. On May 1, the Twenty-sixth and Fifteenth Regiments were sent under the command of Colonel Reynolds, to reinforce General Bowen's command at Grand Gulf, toward which point, Grant was seen to be moving on the Louisiana shore. The 26th was at the Battle of Baker's Creek (Champion's Hill), May 16, 1863. They took part in the defense of Jackson, Mississippi on July 9 -16, 1863. In February, of 1864 they defended Meridian, Miss. against General Sherman. The 26th was one of Stone's four Mississippi regiments that finally stood, almost alone, in the face of the Federal army until Longstreet came on the field.
Their later battles were Tully's Mill, May 10; Spottsylvania Courthouse, May 12; Hanover Junction, May 23; Cold Harbor, June 2-3; Gaines' Mill, May 5; Weldon Railroad, August 18-19; Fort McRae, October 1; Hatcher's Run, October 27; besides many skirmishes and fighting in the entrenched lines. The brigade was in battle March 25, 1865, on the Petersburg line and on April 2, when the line was broken, the record of these gallant regiments closed. Very few of these brave soldiers were able to follow Lee to Appomattox. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Newton Roman Gordon b. 1844 Mississippi (Father born SC Mother b. Ga) Died: September 29, 1926 in Sweet Home, McCurtain Co. Oklahoma Spouse: Priscilla Ann Horn b. 1850 in Georgia (according to census) both parents were born in Tennessee. Newton Gordon and Priscilla Horn were married in 1868. Priscilla Horn-Gordon's tombstone gives her date of birth as April 8, 1844 and date of death as Aug. 14, 1926. Newton and Priscilla are buried next to each other in the Sweet Home Cemetery, McCurtain County, Oklahoma Children of Newton and Priscilla Gordon: They lived in Howard Co. Arkansas in 1900
Greenberry GORDON b. 1869 MS James GORDON b. 1871 MS Susanah GORDON b. June 1872 MS d. 1955 Marr. Robert D. Plunkett Leanna GORDON b. July 1873 MS married Lee Myers Lived Shawnee, OK William Henderson GORDON b. 1874 Arkansas d. 25 Feb/ 1965 Broken Bow Ok. Indiana 'Babe' GORDON b June 1882 in Ark. d. 11 Feb.1975 (See picture below) John Henry GORDON b. April 1883 Arkansas Ben H. Gordon b. June1886 Ark (see picture below)
Family of Indiana 'Babe' Gordon -Gorden and James Wilbur Gorden. Left to right, Nellie, Owen, Indiana, Arvie, James Wilbur, child on lap, Jasper, and Elmer , standing at far right.
Benjamin Gordon Son of Newton R. and Priscilla Gordon
Left: Susannah Gordon-Plunkett daughter of Newton and Priscilla Gordon. Young boy in middle possibly Susannah's son, Obie (or Ollie) Plunkett Woman on the right could be Susannah's sister, Leannah Gordon-Myers
Below is the family history of the GORDEN family ( spelled with an E )
Elijah Gordenb. 1788 in Virginia Married 28 OCT 1811 in Warren Co, Ky Spouse: Statia A. Gootee b. 5 May, 1795 Maryland died: 4 Sep. 1865 Missouri Father of Statia Gootee: Joseph Wheland Gootee JR. b: 25 APR 1773 in Dorchester Co. MD Mother of Statia Gootee: Sarah Ann Bramble b: ABT 1773 in Dorcester Co. MD
Children of Elijah Gorden and Statia Gootee Gorden:
James Wilbur Gorden b. 1820 KY Henry J. b. 1828 KY William W. b. 1830 KY Rhoda J. b. 1832 KY Elizabeth F. b. 1835 KY
James W. Gorden Sr. b. 1820 in Kentucky Spouse: Unknown
Son of James W. Gorden and unknown spouse
James Newt Gorden b. 6 Feb1853 Mo d. 13 Mar,1926 Buried Sardis Cem, Sardis, Ok Married 1874 Spouse: Ellen E. Coxb June 1849 Missouri
Children of James Newton and Ellen E. Cox
James Wilbur Gorden b. 28 August 1876 Roundrock, Texas Silvia A. Gorden b. April 1879 Missouri Montgomery B. Gorden b. Nov. 1881 Missouri William C. Gorden b. Mar 1883 Texas Stella A. Gorden b. Feb 1887 Arkansas
James Wilbur Gorden married Indiana 'Babe' Gordon Married- December 22, 1900 - Indiana age 22 J. W. age 24
Children of James Wilbur Gorden and Indiana 'Babe' Gordon
Rachel Arvie b. 20 Nov 1901 Spouse: Orv Henry (brother of Homer Henry ) Elmer: b. 30 Mar 1905 d.19 July 1995 Spouse: Wanda Wade Owen b. 20 April 1906 d 24 Mar 1983 Spouse: Nancy Davis Jasper b. 30 May 1909 d. 16 Apr 1995 Spouse: Gladys Gibson Priscilla Ellen ( Nellie) b. 4 July 1903 d. 26 Jan 1989 ( named for both grandmotherss) Spouse: Homer W. Henry (brother of Orv)