James Washington Gordon

Male30 March 1849–30 March 1921

Brief Life History of James Washington

When James Washington Gordon was born on 30 March 1849, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Gordon, was 29 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Kendall, was 24. He married Maria B "Taloulah" Evans Gordon on 11 January 1883, in Millwood, Clarke, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States for about 12 years and United States in 1900. He died on 30 March 1921, in Palestine, Anderson, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in East Hill Cemetery, Palestine, Anderson, Texas, United States.

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James Washington Gordon
Maria B "Taloulah" Evans Gordon
Marriage: 11 January 1883
Charles Henry Mallory Gordon
Alice Evans Gordon

Sources (13)

  • Jas Gordon in household of Jeffn Gordon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jas W Gordon, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • James W Gordon, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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  • Marriage
    11 January 1883Millwood, Clarke, Virginia, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)

    1850 · Compromise of 1850

    Age 1

    The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.


    Age 14

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1868 · Impeach the President!

    Age 19

    Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

    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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