John Gordon

1764–
North Carolina, United States

The Life of John

John Gordon was born in 1764, in North Carolina, United States. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Elizabeth Boyer.

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John Gordon
1764–
Elizabeth Boyer
1762–1816
Rebecca Gordon
1790–
Mary Gordon
1792–
Henry Gordon
1793–

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 12

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 12

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 35

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

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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