When Deborah Van Gorder was born on 4 March 1795, in Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jacob Van Gorder Sr., was 33 and her mother, Margaret Holiday, was 31. She married David Morrison about 1813, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 30 November 1829, in Fayette, Ohio, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Bloomingburg, Paint Township, Fayette, Ohio, United States.
German (Görder): variant of Gärtner (see Gartner ).