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Alexander Gordon
(1813 - Before 1885)

Alexander, son of Greenberry Gordon & Sarah ?, was born Nov 17, 1813 Wayne Co MS, died before 1885 Clarke Co MS.
Occupation: Farmer
Married: (1) Mary Ann Dyess Apr 19, 1840 Jasper Co MS. She was born Aug 18, 1825 MS.
Married: (2) Georgia Ann McGowan Oct 20, 1864 Clarke Co MS. She is the daughter of Robert McGowan & Cornelia Frances Barclift & was born Dec 29, 1844, died Sep 3, 1921 MS & buried at Pachuta Cemetery, Clarke Co MS.

Children of Alexander & Mary Ann:
1. John A. Berry born Mar 22, 1841 Clarke Co MS.
2. William H.M. born May 31, 1846 Clarke Co MS.
3. T. Jefferson born Jul 6, 1851 Clarke Co MS.
4. Adeline born 1857 Clarke Co MS.
5. Josephine born 1858 MS.

Children of Alexander & Georgia Ann:
1. Emma W. "Sissy" born Dec 1866 MS, died 1959 Clarke Co MS & buried at Pachuta Cemetery, Clarke Co MS.
Married: Gilbert Keith Evans Nov 28, 1883 Clarke Co MS. He was born Oct 1859 MS, died Aug 1931 Pachuta, Clarke Co MS & buried at Pachuta Cemetery, Clarke Co MS.
Children: Florence T. (1884-?), Mabel C. (1891-?) & Norma C. (1898-?)
2. Robert McGowan born Jun 14, 1867 Clarke Co MS, died Houston, Harris Co TX & buried at Forest Park Mausoleum, Houston, Harris Co TX.
Married: Alice Saunders "Allie". She is the daughter of William E. Saunders & Alice E. Pattie & was born Jul 8, 1880 Bryan, Brazos Co TX, died Mar 12, 1949 Houston, Harris Co TX & buried at Forest Park Mausoleum, Houston, Harris Co TX.
Children: Robert M. Gordon Jr. (1905-?)
3. Alabama born Dec 4, 1870 Clarke Co MS, died Mar 17, 1900 Clarke Co MS & buried at Pachuta Cemetery, Clarke Co MS.
Married: Cincinatus N. Cooper May 3, 1891 Pachuta, Clarke Co MS. He is the son of James Albert Cooper & Julia Adaline Wells & was born Oct 29, 1866 Columbus, Lowndes Co MS, died Dec 31, 1939 Lambert, Quitman Co MS & buried at Lambert Cemetery, Quitman Co MS.
Children: Gordon Pearson (1892-1970) & Irene Claire (1896-1972)
4. Martha Madora "Dora" born Sep 1874 Clarke Co MS, died 1970 Yazoo Co MS & buried at Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo Co MS.
Married: Robert Lee Gray Dec 24, 1893 Clarke Co MS. He was born Dec 1872 MS, died 1958 Yazoo Co MS & buried at Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo Co MS.
Children: Fannie Mae (1895-1965), Dora Lee (1897-1992), Marian Louise (1899-1996) & Nellie (1903-1995)
5. Minnie L. born Sep 15, 1877 Clarke Co MS, died Jun 12, 1948 Humphreys Co MS & buried at Belzoni Cemetery, Humphreys Co MS.
Married: Robert Lafayette Nelson May 12, 1896 Clarke Co MS. He was born Aug 12, 1873 MS, died Nov 27, 1962 Humphreys Co MS & buried at Belzoni Cemetery, Humphreys Co MS.
Children: Myrtle (1896-?), Hazel (1902-?), Robert L. (1905-?) & Francis (1908-?)
6. Alexander born Dec 1879 Clarke Co MS, died 1949 Jackson, Hinds Co MS & buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Hinds Co MS.
Married: Laura Lucille Merritt Jan 8, 1910 Hinds Co MS. She is the daughter of Thomas M. Merritt & Laura Johnson & was born 1891 MS.
Children: Lemma Ann (1911-1999) & Alexander (1916-?)
7. Verna Claire born Aug 18, 1881 Clarke Co MS, died Feb 11, 1970 Pachuta, Clarke Co MS & buried at Pachuta Cemetery, Clarke Co MS.
Married: Dr. John Solon Gunn Dec 17, 1904 Pachuta, Clarke Co MS. He was born Mar 18, 1881 MS, died Jan 2, 1953 Clarke Co MS & buried at Pachuta Cemetery, Clarke Co MS.
Children: Jack (1906-1908), John Gordon Jr "Jack" (1917-2007) & Maureen Claire (1909-1994)

Timeline:
1. Nov 17,1813 Alexander Gordon was born in MS.
2. Apr 19, 1840 Alexander Gordon married Mary Ann Dyess in MS.
3. 1840 Clarke Co MS census shows Alexander Gordon as head of household which consisted of 1 male, 20-29yrs old & 1 female, 10-14yrs old. They had one slave. (pg 128, #8)
4. Mar 22, 1841 John A. Berry Gordon was born in MS.
5. May 31, 1946 William H.M. Gordon was born in MS.
6. Oct 9, 1850 Clarke Co MS census shows Alexander Gordon age 37, Mary Ann age 27, John age 9, William age 6 & Jefferson age 5mo living in Beat #1. Alexander is a farmer with real estate valued at $1000. All were born in MS. (pg 186a, #541)
7. Mar 1, 1851 Alexander & Sampson Gordon are issued letters of administration in the estate of their father, Greenberry Gordon. (book, Clarke Co MS Probate Court & Estate Records 1839-1850, pg 174-175)
8. Jul 6, 1851 T. Jefferson Gordon was born in MS.
9. 1853 Alexander Gordon appeared on the Clarke Co MS Tax Roll. (Clarke Co MS Tax Roll)
10. Oct 1853 Clarke Co MS census shows Alexander Gordon as head of household which consisted of 4 males & 1 female. (Clarke Co MS State Census)
11. 1856 Alexander Gordon appeared on the Clarke Co MS Tax Roll. (Clarke Co MS Tax Roll)
12. 1857 Adeline Gordon was born in MS.
13. 1858 Josephine Gordon was born in MS.
14. Jun 15, 1860 Clarke Co MS census shows A. Gordon age 45, Mary Ann age 34, John age 19, Wm age 16, "Jeff" age 10, Adeline age 7 & Josephine age 2 on their farm in the P.O. Quitman area. Their real estate is valued at $48, 700 and personal property valued at $37, 570. (pg 612, #177)
15. 1861 Alexander Gordon appears on the county tax roll. (Clarke Co MS Tax Roll)
16. 1861-1863 Mary Ann Dyess-Gordon died in MS.
17. 1863 Alexander Gordon appeared on the Clarke Co MS Tax Roll. (See Link to Tax Roll, pg 9, line 33)
18. Oct 20, 1864 Alexander Gordon married Georgia Ann McGowan in Clarke Co MS. (LDS-MS Marriage Index)
19. Jan 1866 Alexander Gordon requests 5 apprentices. (Clarke Co MS Probate, Vol 7)
20. Oct 1866 Wayne Co MS State census shows Alexander Gordon as Head of Household which consisted of 1 male 0-9yrs, 2 males 10-19yrs, 1 male 50-59yrs, 4 females 0-9yrs, 2 females 10-19yrs, 2 females 20-29yrs & 1 female 40-49yrs of age. (pg 2, line 3)
21. Dec 1866 Emma Gordon was born in MS.
22. Jun 14, 1867 Robert McGowan Gordon was born in MS.
23. Aug 4, 1870 Clarke Co MS census shows Alexander Gordon age 56, Georgia Ann age 25, Emma age 4, Robert age 3, Jefferson age 18 & Adda age 15 on their farm in District 4, P.O. Energy. All were born in Mississippi. (pg 746b, #981)
24. Dec 4, 1870 Alabama Gordon was born in MS.
25. Dec 1874 Martha Madora Gordon was born in MS.
26. Sep 15, 1877 Minnie L. Gordon was born in MS.
27. 1878 Emma, Robert M. & Alabama were enrolled in school. (School Enumeration)
28. Dec 1879 Alexander Gordon was born in MS.
29. Jul 14, 1880 Clarke Co MS census shows Alex Gordon age 67, Georgiann age 35, Emma age 13, Robt age 12, Alabama age 10, Martha M. age 6, Minnie L. age 3 & Alex age 1 on their farm in Beat #2. Robert McGowan, brother of Georgiann, is living with them. All were born in Mississippi. (pg 65a, #580)
30. Aug 18, 1881 Verna Claire Gordon was born in MS.
31. Nov 28, 1883 Emma Gordon married Gilbert Keith Evans in Clarke Co MS. (LDS-MS Marriage Index)
32. May 3, 1891 Alabama Gordon married Cincinatus Cooper in Pachuta, Clarke Co MS. (LDS-MS Marraige Index)
33. Dec 24, 1893 Martha Madora Gordon "Dora" married Robert Lee Gray in Clarke Co MS. (LDS-MS Marriage Index)
34. 1895 Fannie Mae Gray, daughter of Robert Lee Gray & Martha Madora Gordon, was born in MS.
35. May 12, 1896 Minnie Gordon married Robert L. Nelson in Clarke Co MS. (Clarke Co MS Marriage Book G, pg 262)
36. Nov 25, 1897 Dora Lee Gray, daughter of Robert Lee Gray & Martha Madora Gordon, was born in MS.
37. Mar 17, 1900 Alabama Gordon-Cooper died in Clarke Co MS & buried at Pachuta Cemetery, Clarke Co MS.
38. Jun 2, 1900 Jasper Co MS census shows Robert L. Gray age 27 (born Dec 1872), Dora age 25 (born Sep 1874), Fanny May age 4 (born Jul 1895), Dora Lee age 2 (born Nov 1897), Marian Louise age 9/12 (born Nov 1899 & W.I. Dyess age 19 (born Nov 1880), living in Beat 5, Heidelberg. Robert is a Railroad Express Agent & W.I. Dyess is a Railroad Assistant Agent. All were born in MS. Robert & Dora had been married 6 years, had 3 children, all living. (pg 293a, #36)
39. Jun 4, 1900 Clarke Co MS census shows Alexander Gordon age 21 boarding with the Taylor family in Beat #3, Enterprise town. He was born Dec 1879 & is working as a Dry Goods Salesman. (pg 85b, #54)
40. Jun 4, 1900 Clarke Co MS census shows Robert L. Nelson age 26, Minnie L. age 22 & Myrtle age 3 living in Beat 3. Robert is a Bookkeeper. All were born in MS. (pg 85b, #56)
41. Jun 8, 1900 Brazos Co TX census shows Robert M. Gordon age 32 (born Jun 1868) & Allie age 21 (born Jul 1878), living in Bryan city (east half). Robert is a Bookkeeper. He was born in MS & Allie in TX. (pg 274a, #163)
42. Jun 18, 1900 Clarke Co MS census shows Gilbert K. Evans age 40, Emma W. age 33, Florence T. age 15, Mabel C. age 8 & Norma C. age 2 living in Beat #2 in Pachuta town. Gilbert is a Dry Goods Merchant. They had been married 16 years & Emma had 6 children with 3 living. Gilbert's father, John E. Evans, is living with them. (pg 45a, #163)
43. Jun 19, 1900 Clarke Co MS census shows Georgia Ann Gordon age 54 (Dec 1845), Verna age 18 (Aug 1881), Gordon Cooper age 7 (Aug 1892, grandson), Irine age 4 (Sep 1895, granddaughter) & Robert McGowan age 50 (Jul 1849, Georgia's brother), living in Beat #2 in Pachuta town. (pg 45b, #168)
44. Jun 18, 1903 Fannie Mae Gray, daughter of Robert Lee Gray & Martha Madora Gordon, was born in MS.
45. Dec 17, 1904 Verna C. Gordon married Dr J.S. Gunn in Clarke Co MS. (Clarke Co MS Marriage Book H, pg 543)
46. Jan 8, 1910 Alexander Gordon married Laura Lucille Merritt in Hinds Co MS. (LDS-MS Marriage Index)
47. Apr 15, 1910 Clarke Co MS census shows Gilbert K. Evans age 50, Emma W. age 42, Maybell age 18 & Norma C. age 11 living in Beat #2 in Pachuta town. Emma had 6 children with 3 living. All were born in MS. (pg 95, #1)
48. Apr 15, 1910 Clarke Co MS census shows James M. Adams age 31, Florence age 25 & son Beverly C. age 5, living in Beat 2, Pachuta Village. All were born in MS. James is a General Merchandise Retail Dealer. (pg 95, #2)
49. Apr 15, 1910 Clarke Co MS census shows Georgia Ann Gordon age 67 (Widow), Gordon Cooper age 17 (GrandSon) & Irine C. Cooper age 13 (GrandDau), living in Beat #2, Pachuta town. Georgia Ann had 8 children with 6 living. (pg 95, #3)
50. Apr 15, 1910 Clarke Co MS census shows John S. Gunn age 28, Verna age 27 & Gordon J. age 5 months living in Beat #2, Pachuta town. They had 2 children with 1 living. John is a Physician. All were born in MS. (pg 95, #4)
51. Apr 16, 1910 Simpson Co MS census shows Robert L. Nelson age 36, Minnie L. age 32, Myrtle age 13, Hazel age 8, Robert age 5 & Francis age 3 living in Beat 2, Magee town. Robert is a Mercantile Merchant. All were born in MS. (pg 15a, #42)
52. Apr 22, 1910 Brazos Co TX census shows William E. Saunders age 64, Alice E. age 60, Otto E. age 34, William B. age 28, Hal A. age 25, Alice Gordon age 31, Robert M. Gordon age 41 & Robert M. Gordon Jr age 5 living in Bryan city (east half), Precinct 4. William is a General Merchandise Merchant. Otto, William B. & Hal A. are General Merchandise Salesmen & Robert is a Wholesale Grocer. Robert & Alice had been married 10yrs, had 1 child, still living. He was born in MS, Alice & Robert Jr in TX. (pg 201a, #102)
53. May 11, 1910 Jasper Co MS census shows Robert L. Gray age 37, Dora age 35, Fannie M. age 15, Dora L. age 12, Marian L. age 10 & Nellie age 8 living in Beat 5. They had been married 18 years, had 4 children, all living. All were born in MS. Robert is a Railroad Depot Agent. (pg 274a, #351)
54. Jan 2, 1920 Clarke Co MS census shows James M. Adams age 41, Florence age 34 living in Pachuta town. Both were born in MS. He is a Mercantile Store Merchant. (pg 59a, #1)
55. Jan 2, 1920 Clarke Co MS census shows John S. Gunn age 38, Verna C. age 36, John G. age 10 & Maurine age 2yrs, 3 months living in Pachuta town. John is a Physician. All were born in MS. (pg 59, #9)
56. Jan 6, 1920 Jones Co MS census shows Gilbert Evans age 62, Emma age 52, Beverly Adams (GrandSon) age 15, living in District 7, Laurel city, Ward 2. All were born in MS. Gilbert is a Wholesale Grocery Merchant. (pg 146a, #124)
57. Jan 6, 1920 Hinds Co MS census shows Alex Gordon age 36, Lucille age 29, Lemma age 8, Alex age 3yrs 6mo & Laura Merritt age 75 (Widow, Mo-in-Law), living in Beat 1, Township 6, Ward 5 in Jackson city. Alex is a Furniture Retail Merchant. (pg 172b, #114)
58. Jan 8, 1920 Jones Co MS census shows Robert L. Gray age 46, Dora age 45, Louise age 20, Nellie age 18, William Shannon age 20 & Dora L. Shannon age 22, living in Laurel city, South Ave, Ward 4. Robert is a Wholesale Grocery Manager & William is a City Salesman at a wholesale store. All were born in MS. (pg 212b, #137)
59. Jan 9, 1920 Harris Co TX census shows Robert M. Gordon age 51, Alice age 38 & Robert Jr age 15, living in Houston city, Precinct 1, Ward 3. Robert is the President of R.M. Gordon Company, wholesale grocery. (pg 178a, #231)
60. Jan 14, 1920 Tallahatchie Co MS census shows Robert Nelson age 46, Minnie age 42, Myrtle age 22, Hazel age 18, Robert age 15, Francis age 12 & Gordon P. Cooper (nephew), living in Beat 5, Sumner town. (pg 225a, #33)
61. Sep 3, 1921 Georgia Ann McGowan-Gordon died in MS.
62. Apr 20, 1930 Harris Co TX census shows Robert M. Gordon age 60, Alice age 48 & Robert M. Jr age 25, living in Houston city, Precinct 1, Block 1396. Robert is the President of R.M. Gordon Company, wholesale grocery & Robert Jr is a Manager of a Cotton Exchange. (pg 83b)
63. May 6, 1930 Clarke Co MS census shows J. Martin Adams age 51, Florence age 45 & Beverly age 25 & single, living in Beat 2, Pachuta Village. James is a Retail store merchant, Florence is a Retail Store Saleslady & Beverly is an attorney. (pg 117b, #17)
64. May 6, 1930 Clarke Co MS census shows Gilbert K. Evans age 70 & Emma W. age 63, living in Beat #2 in Pachuta Village. They owned their home valued at $2500. No occupation is given. (pg 117, #14)
65. May 6, 1930 Clarke Co MS census shows John S. Gunn age 49, Verna age 48, John age 25 & Maurine age 12, living in Beat #2, Pachuta town. John is a Physician. (pg 117, #31)
66. Aug 1931 Gilbert Keith Evans died in Pachuta, Clarke Co MS. (Clarke County Tribune)
67. Jan 20, 1947 Robert McGowan Gordon died in Houston, Harris Co TX due to Coronary Occlusion. Occupation was President of R.M. Gordon Company. He was to be buried Jan 22 at Forest Park Mausoleum, Harris Co TX. Informant: Robert M. Gordon Jr, his son. (TX Death Cert)
68. Mar 12, 1949 Alice Gordon died in Houston, Harris Co TX at St Joseph's Infirmary due to pneumonia and surgery for fracture of right femur from a fall at her apartment after tripping on a rug Dec 9, 1948. Surgery was performed the following day. She developed pneumonia in March 1949 & died. She was buried at Forest Park Mausoleum on Mar 13. Informant was Robert M. Gordon Jr, her son. (TX Death Cert)
69. Jan 2, 1953 Dr John Solon Gunn died in MS.
70. 1965 Fannie Mae Gray-Dodson died in Victoria Co TX & buried at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Victoria Co TX. (Gravestone)
71. Feb 11, 1970 Verna C. Gordon-Gunn died in MS. Last residence was Pachuta, Clarke Co MS. (SSDI)
72. Sep 27, 1970 Gordon Pearson Cooper died in Lambert, Quitman Co MS.
73. Sep 14, 1972 Irene Claire Cooper-Houston died in Lufkin, Angelina Co TX. Cause of death was Coronary Occlusion, Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease & Carcinoma of lungs for approximately 1 year. She had been in Pinehaven Nuring Home for 5 years prior to her death. She was to be buried at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Macon MS. Informant: Mrs Bruce Kirkpatrick. (LDS-TX Death Cert)
74. Apr 1992 Dora Lee Gray-Willett died in MS & buried at Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo Co MS. (Gravestone)
75. 1995 Nellie Gray-Cortright died in MS & buried at Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo Co MS. (Gravestone)
76. Dec 29, 1999 Lemma Ann Gordon-Grantham died in Ridgeland, Madison Co MS. (SSDI)
77. Alexander Gordon is my 1C4R.

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