John George Gordon was born about 1705/07 in Scotland. Family tradition says that "Gordon the immigrant" was John George Gordon who arrived in Charleston South Carolina ca 1724. There is some confusion regarding his name. Some say he was Adam Gordon and others John George Gordon. The latter name is supported by an old Gordon family book "Vindiciae Pietatis" that includes a "JGG" signature. John George Gordon moved to Maryland and married Mary (or Sarah) Chapman ca 1727 in a somewhat "clandestine manner." Sarah Chapman was the niece of wealthy Dr. James Chapman and he opposed the marriage. John George Gordon was rather poor and Sarah's family was evidently at the opposite end of the financial spectrum.
|Offspring of John Gordon and Sarah Chapman (1707-1795)|
|Nathaniel Gordon (c1728)|| |
|Charles Gordon Sr (1730-1799)||1730||1799|| Mary Boswell (c1730)|
|John Gordon (1734-)|| |
|Sarah Gordon (1735-)|| |
|Elizabeth Gordon (1739-)|| |
|George Gordon (1743-1800)||15 January 1743 Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States||1800|| Sarah Herndon (1754-1842)|