John Gordon was born circa 1706 in Scotland, United Kingdom and died circa 1767 in Virginia, USA of unspecified causes. He married Sarah Chapman (1707-1795) circa 1727 in Maryland.

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.

The couple eloped and moved to Spotsylvania County, Virginia near Fredricksburg.


Offspring of John Gordon and Sarah Chapman (1707-1795)
Name Birth Death Joined with
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)

John George Gordon died ca 1767 in Virginia and his widow and two sons Charles and George moved to Wilkes County ca 1774. Sarah Chapman was born about 1707 and died in North Carolina in 1795.[1]

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