Barbara Gordon

Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Barbara

When Barbara Gordon was born in 1710, in Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Gordon, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Keain, was 34. She married Alexander McKeachie on 18 January 1739, in Penninghame House, Wigtownshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Alexander McKeachie
Barbara Gordon
Marriage: 18 January 1739
Alexander Keachie

Spouse and Children

    Alexander McKeachie



18 January 1739
Penninghame House, Wigtownshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Alexander Keachie


Parents and Siblings


    Margaret Keain




    Janet Gordon



    Marie Gordon


World Events (2)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 92

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

Age 105

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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.

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Sources (2)

  • Barbra Gordon, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Barbra Gordon, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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