Delia A Gordon

Female26 August 1815–12 January 1834

Brief Life History of Delia A

When Delia A Gordon was born on 26 August 1815, in Sag Harbor, East Hampton, Suffolk, New York, United States, her father, Conrad Gordon, was 31 and her mother, Julia Ann Searle, was 22. She died on 12 January 1834, in Westhampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 18.

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Family Time Line

Conrad Gordon
Julia Ann Searle
Miss Gordon
Mary Everett Gordon
Orrin P Gordon
Delia A Gordon
Samuel Gordon
Mary Louisa Chapin Gordon

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  • Chapmans of Southampton, LDS film # 186169

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (7)

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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 5

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 6

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Gordon in Berwickshire, named with Welsh gor ‘spacious’ + din ‘fort’.

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Gourdon in Saône-et-Loire, so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gordus + the locative suffix -o, -ōnis.

English (of Norman origin): alternatively, said to be a nickname from a diminutive of Old French gourd ‘heavy, dull, sluggish’ (compare 8 below).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

RECORD OF SOUTHAMPTON FAMILIES. (Hampshire County, Massachusetts) 1630-2890

(Forbes Library, Northampton, Massachusetts) Genealogical Society of Utah Library, Micro film Serial #25557 Mass. S 10 pg 279 (Copied by Edwin G. Wells, great grandson, with addition of Punctuation …

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