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Robert Bolen Gordon
(1849 - 1920)

Robert Bolen, son of Alexander Gordon & Nancy Ragsdale, was born Dec 31, 1849 Center Ridge, Conway Co AR, died Apr 5, 1920 Conway Co AR & buried at Kilgore Cemetery, Conway Co AR.
Military: 10th AR Cav Reg, C.S.A.
Occupation: Farmer
Religion: Baptist
Married: Nancy Elizabeth Reed Sep 5, 1872 Conway Co AR.. She is the daughter of James Reed & Sarah Elizabeth Smith & was born May 5, 1853 Bradley Co TN, died Oct 22, 1939 England, Lonoke Co AR & buried at Kilgore Cemetery, Conway Co AR.

Children of Robert & Nancy:
1. James A. "Jim" born 1873 Conway Co AR, died about 1891 OK or TX.
2. Mary Ann "Molly" born Sep 24, 1874 Conway Co AR, died Mar 14, 1950 Conway Co AR & buried at Kilgore Cemetery, Conway Co AR.
Married: George Robert Scoggins Nov 17, 1901 Conway Co AR. He is the son of John Wesley Scoggins & Mary Ann Lovell & was born Mar 13, 1879 Chatanooga TN, died Jan 27, 1941 Morrilton, Conway Co AR & buried at Kilgore Cemetery, Conway Co AR.
Children: James Orville (1902-1982), Clennie Alma (1904-1996), Arlie (1907-1969), Elmer Otis (1908-1991), Robert Wesley (1911-1976), Samuel Alonzo (1913-1969), Joseph Luther (1914-1979) & Mary Wilma (1919-1994)
3. William Robert "Will" born Dec 25, 1875 Conway Co AR, died Feb 25, 1963 Plumerville, Conway Co AR & buried at Plumerville Cemetery, Conway Co AR.
Married: Laura Elizabeth Hill Oct 23, 1897 Conway Co AR. She is the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Hill & Hannah Jane Polk & was born Jan 9, 1882 Conway Co AR, died Sep 1, 1966 Plumerville, Conway Co AR & buried at Plumerville Cemetery, Conway Co AR.
Children: James Henry "Shafter" (1898-1930), Robert Edgar (1900-1978), Ora Jane (1904-1977), Cora Anne (1906-1979), Hettie Melvina (1908-1987), Ollie Elizabeth (1913-1992) & Alex Jefferson "Jack" (1922-2010)
4. John Wesley "Red" born Dec 27, 1878 Conway Co AR, died Apr 10, 1953 Lonoke Co AR & buried at Flynn Cemetery, Lonoke Co AR.
Married: Dollie Bell Flowers Nov 12, 1899 Conway Co AR. She is the daughter of Needham D. Flowers & Sarah Stobaugh & was born Aug 30, 1877 AR, died Dec 21, 1954 Lonoke Co AR & buried at Flynn Cemetery, Lonoke Co AR.
Children: Anna (1901-bef 1930), Nellie Mae (1904-1958), Charlie Irving (1906-1967), Alice (1910-?), Glennie (1911-?), Gladys (1913-?), Hazel (1914-1996) & John Leonard (1920-1998)
5. Infant born Conway Co AR, died Conway Co AR & buried at Kilgore Cemetery, Conway Co AR.
6. Joseph Lucian born Aug 30, 1884 Center Ridge, Conway Co AR, died Mar 1, 1960 Lonoke, Lonoke Co AR & buried at Lonoke City Cemetery, Lonoke Co AR.
Married: Chloe Bell paxson Feb 13, 1910 Conway Co AR. She is the daughter of Joseph Paxson & Matilda Agnes Kelley & was born Mar 8, 1889 Center Ridge, Conway Co AR, died Sep 4, 1967 Lonoke, Lonoke Co AR & buried at Lonoke City Cemetery, Lonoke Co AR.
Children: Helen Nema (1912-1985), Joseph Leonard (1915-1961), Agnes Lorene (1918-1989), Robert Paxson (1922-?), Lucian Paxson (1925-?), Gerald Leland (1927-1951) & Harold Reginald (1930-2008)
7. Elizabeth Ann "Lizzie" born May 25, 1885 Conway Co AR, died Apr 14, 1942 England, Lonoke Co AR & buried at Kilgore Cemetery, Conway Co AR.
Married: Moses Allen Powell "Allen" Feb 13, 1906 Conway Co AR. He was born Mar 3, 1883 Morrilton, Conway Co AR, died Dec 14, 1952 Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co AR & buried at Kilgore Cemetery, Conway Co AR.
Children: Lloyd (1907-?), Amos Loyce (1908-1925), Reba Lodean (1909-2000), Rennie Lucille (1911-1989), Herley Houston (1914-1973), Vernon Allen (1918-?), Edgar Arma (1921-1998) & William Calvin (1925-1992)
8. Infant born Conway Co AR, died Conway Co AR & buried at Kilgore Cemetery, Conway Co AR.
9. Ira Austin born Feb 4, 1892 Center Ridge, Conway Co AR, died Aug 28, 1976 Patterson, Stanislaus Co CA & buried at Patterson District Cemetery, Stanislaus Co CA.
Married: Josephine A. Meeler "Josie" 1912 AR. She is the daughter of Stephen Lard Meeler "Lardie" & Safronia Adeline Brents & was born Jan 17, 1886 AR, died 1929 England, Lonoke Co AR.
Children: Avis M. (1913-1920), Bessie Lavern (1914-1990), Fronia L. (1916-2004), Raymond (1918-?), Loetia (1922-?), Bernice (1924-bef 1930) & Weaver (1925-1935)
10. Lonnie Houston born Jul 1, 1893 Center Ridge, Conway Co AR, died Aug 24, 1953 Conway Co AR & buried at Elmwood Cemeetery, Morrilton, Conway Co AR.
Married: Geneva Mae Maxwell "Neevie" Feb 14, 1914 Springfield, Conway Co AR. She is the daughter of T.J. Maxwell & Charity Atkinson & was born Oct 14, 1893 AR, died Jan 7, 1955 Conway Co AR & buried at Elmwood Cemetery, Morrilton, Conway Co AR.
Children: Alva Thomas (1916-1983)

Timeline:
1. Dec 31, 1849 Robert Bolen Gordon was born in Conway Co AR.
2. Nov 1, 1850 Conway Co AR census shows Alexander Gordon age 28, Nancy age 25, John age 3 & Robert age 2, living in Point Remove township. Alex is a Miller. (pg 243a, #210)
3. July 24, 1860 Conway Co AR census shows Alexander Gordon age 37, Elizabeth age 37, John age 13, Robert age 11 & Alexander age 4, living in Lick Mountain township. Alexander is a farmer with real estate valued at $500 and personal property valued at $520. (pg 562, #828)
4. Aug 27, 1870 Conway Co AR census shows William Ragsdale age 71, Sarah 70, Elizabeth 30 (Single), John Gordon age 21 (Grandson), Robert Gordon age 20 (Grandson), Alexander Gordon age 15 (Grandson) & Lucian Gordon age 13 (Grandson), living in Lick Mountain township, P.O. Springfield. William is a Farmer born in GA. Sarah was born in TN, all others in AR. (pg 50b, #24)
5. Sep 5, 1872 Robert Bolen Gordon married Nancy Elizabeth Reed in Conway Co AR. (LDS-AR Marriage Cert)
6. 1873 James A. Gordon was born in Conway Co AR.
7. Sep 24, 1874 Mary Ann Gordon was born in Conway Co AR.
8. Dec 25, 1875 William Robert Gordon was born in Conway Co AR.
9. Jan 10, 1877 Robert Gordon moved on to his land in Conway County near Center Ridge which consisted of 159.460 acres with 1 log dwelling house, smokehouse, crib, stable, well & orchard. He purchased this land under the "Act to Secure Homesteads to Actual Settlers on the Public Domain". Witnesses were Isaac G. Bradley & John H. Rainey. (Conway Co AR Land Patent)
10. Dec 27, 1878 John Wesley Gordon was born in AR.
11. June 9, 1880 Conway Co AR census shows Robert Gordon age 30, Nancy age 23, James age 7, Mary Ann age 6, William R. age 5 & John W. age 3, living in Lick Mountain township. Robert is a Farmer. (pg 347a, #115)
12. Aug 30, 1884 Joseph Lucian Gordon was born in Conway Co AR.
13. May 25, 1885 Elizabeth Ann Gordon was born in Conway Co AR.
14. 1887 Conway Co AR, Lick Mountain twp/State tax record shows Robert Gordon had 2 mules/asses valued at $130, 4 cattle valued at $29, 8 hogs valued at $12, 1 carriage/wagon valued at $40. (AR State Tax Records)
15. 1889 Conway Co AR, Lick Mountain twp/State tax record shows Robert Gordon had 2 mules/asses valued at $120, 9 cattle valued at $57, 7 hogs valued at $7, 1 carriage/wagon valued at $25 living in School District 20. (AR State Tax Records)
16. 1891 James A. Gordon died in either OK or TX after falling from a train. (Family Knowledge)
17. Feb 4, 1892 Ira Austin Gordon was born in Conway Co AR.
18. Feb 4, 1892 Ira Austin Gordon was born in Conway Co AR.
19. 1893 Conway Co AR, Lick Mountain twp/State tax record shows Robert Gordon had 2 mules/asses valued at $100, 6 cattle valued at $25, 18 hogs valued at $18, 1 pleasure carriage valued at $15 living in School District 20. (AR State Tax Records)
20. Jul 1, 1893 Lonnie Houston Gordon was born in Conway Co AR.
21. Oct 23, 1897 William Robert Gordon married Laura Elizabeth Hill in Conway Co AR. (LDS-AR Marriage Cert)
22. Oct 23, 1897 William Robert Gordon, age 22 married Laura Elizabeth Hill age 22, in Conway Co AR.
23. Nov 12, 1899 John Wesley Gordon married Dollie Bell Flowers in Conway Co AR. (LDS-AR Marriage Cert)
24. June 15, 1900 Conway Co AR census shows Robert Gordon age 50 (Dec 1849), Nancy age 46 (May 1854), Mary Ann age 25 (Sep 1874), Joseph L. age 16 (Aug 1883), Elizabeth age 14 (Mar 1886), Ira age 8 (Feb 1892), Lonnie age 6 (Jul 1893), John W. age 22 (Dec 1877) & his wife Dollie age 23 (Aug 1876), living in Lick Mountain township. They had been married 29yrs, had 10 children with 7 living. Robert is a Farmer. (pg 83b, #166)
25. Nov 17, 1901 Mary Ann Gordon married George R. Scoggins in Conway Co AR. (LDS-AR Marriage Cert)
26. Feb 16, 1906 Elizabeth Ann Gordon married Moses Allen Powell in Conway Co AR.(LDS-AR Marriage Cert)
27. Feb 13, 1910 Joseph Lucian Gordon married Chloe Belle Paxson in Conway Co AR.(LDS-AR Marriage Cert)
28. Apr 22, 1910 Conway Co AR census shows Robert Gordon age 60, Nancy age 55, Ira age 18, Lonnie age 16, & Lou Crabtree age 22 (Niece), on their farm in Nichols township. They had been married 39 years, had 12 children with 7 living. (pg 126b, #96)
29. Oct 6, 1910 Ira Austin Gordon married Josephine A. Meeler "Josie" in Conway Co AR. (LDS-AR Marriage Cert)
30. Feb 14, 1914 Lonnie Houston Gordon married Geneva Mae Maxwell "Neevie" in Springfield, Conway Co AR. (LDS-AR Marriage Cert)
31. May 27, 1916 Robert filed a Veteran's Application for Pension. It revealed that he fought in the 10th AR Cavalry between 1863-1865 under command of Col. McCrory. Dr J.F. Halbrook stated that Robert had chronic rheumatism with stiffness of joints & muscles & periodic attacks of indigestion & that he was only able to do one day's work in 3 days. (copy of Veteran's Applic. for Pension)
32. Jan 10, 1920 Conway Co AR census shows Robert Gordon age 70 & Nancy age 66, on their farm in Union township. (pg 28a, #66)
33. June 21, 1920 Nancy Gordon filed a Deceased Pensioner Widow's Application. She stated that she was born in Bradley Co TN & was at the time living in England, Lonoke Co AR. The document was signed by witness Moses A. Powell & by the public notary, S.P. Bird. (Copy of Deceased Pensioner Widow's Application)
34. Apr 3, 1930 Conway Co AR census shows Nancy Gordon age 76 living with her son Will R. Gordon in Plummerville town. (pg 50a, #4)
35. Oct 23, 1939 Nancy Gordon died at England, Lonoke Co AR due to Chronic Nephritis. Informant: Lucian Gordon, her son. (LDS-AR Death Cert)
36. Robert Bolen Gordon is my gg Uncle.

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