James Washington Gordon

30 March 1849–30 March 1921 (Age 72)
Fauquier, Virginia, United States

The Life of James Washington

When James Washington Gordon was born on 30 March 1849, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Gordon, was 28 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Kendall, was 24. He married Loolah B Evans 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 in 1888 and United States in 1900. He died on 30 March 1921, in Palestine, Anderson, Texas, United States, at the age of 72.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

James Washington Gordon
Loolah B Evans
Marriage: 11 January 1883
Charles Henry Mallory Gordon
Alice Evans Gordon

Spouse and Children

11 January 1883
Millwood, Clarke, Virginia, United States


    Charles Henry Mallory Gordon



Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

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

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place in Berwickshire (Borders), named with Welsh gor ‘spacious’ + din ‘fort’.2 English (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from Gourdon in Saône-et-Loire, so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gordus + the locative suffix -o, -ōnis.3 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mag Mhuirneacháin, a patronymic from the personal name Muirneachán, a diminutive of muirneach ‘beloved’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James W Gordon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J W Gordon in entry for Alice Evans Green, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • James W. Gordon in entry for Alice Evans Gordon, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.