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George L. Gordon
(1835 - 1864)

George L., son of William Wesley Gordon & Emily King, was born about 1835 Henderson Co TN, died June 1864 MS.
Occupation: Farmer
Military: 21st TN Cavalry, C.S.A.
Cause of Death: He died from wounds during the battle of Brice's Crossroads MS.
Married: Isabelle "Belle" Gooch Oct 11, 1858 Carroll Co TN. She is the daughter of Rowland Gooch & Hannah Cozart & was born Mar 1837 TN, died Dec 1913 Madison Co TN & buried at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, Madison Co TN. After the death of George Gordon, Isabelle married Joseph T. Howard 1869 in Madison Co TN. He was born 1840 TN, died 1892 Madison Co TN & buried at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, Madison Co TN & their children were Ida, Bettie, Gooch, Joseph B. & Aubrey J.

Children of George & Isabelle:
1. George William born 1859 Carroll Co TN, died Dec 15, 1892 Madison Co TN & buried at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, Madison Co TN.
2. Jerome "Romie" born Jan 26, 1863 Carroll Co TN, died Aug 27, 1931 East Liverpool, Columbiana Co OH & buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Madison Co TN.
Married: James Ed Pearson Nov 29, 1881 Madison Co TN. He was born Nov 13, 1862 Crockett Co TN, died Jul 1, 1909 Madison Co TN & buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Madison Co TN.
Children: Vivian Hortense (1882-1954), John West (1885-1970), George L. (1888-?), Mary Belle (1891-1957), Everett (1893-?)

Timeline:
1. 1835 George L. Gordon was born in TN.
2. 1840 Henderson Co TN census shows George Gordon age 5, living with his parents & siblings on their farm. (pg 353, #4)
3. Oct 29, 1850 Henderson Co TN census shows George Gordon age 15, living with his parents/siblings on their farm in District 9. He attended school. (pg 179b, #87)
4. Nov 28, 1850 Henderson Co TN census shows Isabelle Gooch living with her parents/siblings in District 16. She attended school. (pg 117a, #1549)
5. Oct 11, 1858 George Gordon & Isabelle Gooch married in Carroll Co TN. (LDS-TN Marriage Index)
6. 1859 George William Gordon was born in Carroll Co TN.
7. Oct 24, 1860 Carroll Co TN census shows George Gordon age 24, Isabella age 22 & William age 1 on their farm. Their real estate is valued at $2000 & personal property valued at $1500. All were born in TN. (pg 131a, #614)
8. Jan 26, 1863 Jerome H. Gordon "Romie" was born in Carroll Co TN.
9. June 1864 George L. Gordon died during the battle of Brice's Crossroads in MS.
10. 1869 Isabelle Gooch-Gordon married her 2nd husband, Joseph Howard, in Madison Co TN.
11. Jul 5, 1870 Madison Co TN census shows J. Howard age 32, Isabelle age 31, W. age 10, R. age 7 & Ida age 1, living in District 10, P.O. Jackson. Their real estate is valued at $3000 & personal property valued at $2000. All were born in TN. The first 2 children are the Gordon children from Isabella's first marriage. (pg 254, #242)
12. July 21, 1870 The will of W.W. Gordon, George's father, was proven in court. "Having given my son George GORDON a childs part of my estate during his life time I only give his two children one dollar which is to be paid by my executors." (W.W. Gordon Will)
13. Jul 1870 See Link to George L. Gordon Probate (Madison Co TN Probate)
14. June 25, 1880 Madison Co TN census shows Joseph Howard age 44, Isabelle age 42, Ida age 9, Bettie age 8, Gooch age 6, Joseph age 4 & Aubrey age 3mo, Hannah Gooch age 80 (Isabelle's mother), George Gordon age 20 (Isabelle's son) & Jerome Gordon age 16 (Isabelle's daughter). Joseph is a Farmer. (pg 266a, #131)
15. Nov 29, 1881 Romie Gordon married James E. Pearson in Madison Co TN. (LDS-TN Marriage Index)
16. 1892 Joseph Howard died in Madison Co TN & buried at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, Madison Co TN. (Gravestone)
17. Dec 15, 1892 George William Gordon died in Madison Co TN & buried at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, Madison Co TN. He was 31 years old. (Gravestone)
18. June 2, 1900 Madison Co TN census shows Belle Howard age 62 (Mar 1837, widow), Joe B. age 23 (Mar 1880) & Aubrey age 20 (Apr 1878) living in District 10. Belle had 8 children with 6 living. All work as farmers & all were born in TN. (pg 120a, #27)
19. June 13, 1900 Madison Co TN census shows George Howard age 23 (1877), Clara age 22 (May 1878), and Bessie age 3 (Dec 1896), living in Jackson city. George is a Painter & all were born in TN. (pg 244b, #276)
20. June 13, 1900 Madison Co TN census shows John W. Stovall age 53 (Jun 1846), Ida age 30 (Jan 1870), Mary Lou age 26 (Nov 1873), Horace age 18 (Aug 1881), Howard Gooch age 26 (May 1874), living in District 15, Jackson city. John is a Grocery Salesman & Gooch is a Machinist. Mary Lou & Horace are John Stovall's children from a prior marriage. (pg 333a, #400)
21. Jun 13, 1900 Crockett Co TN census shows Ed Pearson age 38 (Nov 1861), Romie age 37 (Jan 1863), Vivian age 18 (Oct 1882), John West age 15 (Apr 1885), George age 11 (Oct 1888), Mary age 8 (Jul 1891) & Everett age 6 (Oct 1893), living in District 1. All were born in TN. Ed is a Farmer. John & George are Farm Laborers. (pg 9a, #154)
22. Jun 27, 1909 James Ed Pearson wrote his will. He named Romie, his wife, as Executrix. (Madison Co TN Will Vol B, pgs 358-359)
23. Apr 7, 1910 John W. Pearson married Mary Kyle Wolfe in Madison Co TN. (LDS-TN Marriage Index)
24. Apr 23, 1910 Madison Co TN census shows Gooch Howard age 32 living in District 15, city of Jackson with the Mollie Ray family. He is a Locomotive Engineer. (pg 37, #134)
25. May 2, 1910 Madison Co TN census shows Romey Pearson age 46 (Widow), John W. age 25 (Son), Mary Kyle age 22 (Dau-in-Law), Mary age 18 (Dau, Single), Everett age 15 (Son, Single), living in District 9. Romey is a Farmer, John & Everett are Farm Laborers. Kyle was born in MS, others in TN. (pg 81a, #18)
26. May 5, 1911 Romie Gordon-Pearson submitted the inventory of her deceased husband in court. (Madison Co TN Vol 7, pg 435)
27. Dec 12, 1913 Isabelle Gooch-Gordon-Howard wrote her will. It was probated Dec 15, 1913 in Madison Co TN. (Madison Co TN Will, Vol B)
28. Jan 19, 1920 Madison Co TN census shows Everett Pearson age 26, Jennie? age 26, living in District 3. Everett is a Grain Manager. Both were born in TN. (pg 73a, #106)
29. Jan 23, 1920 Madison Co TN census shows John W. Pearson age 36, Mary Kyle age 32, Marjorie age 8 & Helen age 4yrs, 7mo, living in District 5 John is a Farmer. All were born in TN. (pg 281a, #287)
30. Aug 27, 1931 Romie Gordon-Pearson died in East Liverpool, Columbiana Co OH. Informant: Mary Bair, her daughter. She was buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Madison Co TN. (LDS-OH Death Cert, Gravestone)
31. Dec 6, 1937 James Clarence Pettigrew died in Hardeman Co TN & buried at Melrose Cemetery, Hardeman Co TN. (Gravestone)
32. Apr 8, 1940 Washington Co MS census shows John Pearson age 54, Mary Kyle age 51, Marjorie age 28 & Helen age 24, living in Greenville, Ward 1, Beat 3 at 510 Arnold. All were born in TN. John is a Railroad Crossing Flagman. They own their home valued at $4000. Highest Grade of School Completed: John Grade 7, Kyle Grade 8, Marjorie 4yrs high school & Helen 1yr high school. (pg 142b, #100, ED 76-11)
33. May 1940 Hardeman Co TN census shows Vivian H. Pettigrew age 58 (Widow) & Gordon age 26, living in District 2. Gordon in a W.P.A. River Project. Both were born in TN. Highest Grade of School Completed: Vivian Grade 8, Gordon 3yrs high school. (pg 101b, #355, ED 35-5)
34. Jul 14, 1954 Vivian Hortense Pearson-Pettigrew died in Hardeman Co TN & buried at Melrose Cemetery, Hardeman Co TN. (Gravestone)
35. Jul 16, 1957 Mary Belle Pearson-Bair died in San Francisco CA. Parents: Pearson, Gordon. She is buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Madison Co TN. (LDS-CA Death Index, Gravestone)
36. Jul 1970 John West Pearson died in Greenville, Washington Co MS & buried at Greenville Cemetery, Washington Co MS. The SSDI record shows August as the month he died. (Gravestone, SSDI)
37. Dec 23, 1971 Mary Kyle Wolfe-Pearson died in Greenville, Washington Co MS & buried at Greenville Cemetery, Washington Co MS. (Gravestone)
38. Feb 19, 2003 Helen Elizabeth Pearson died in Greenville, Washington Co MS & buried at Greenville Cemetery, Washington Co MS. (Gravestone)
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