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Capt. John Gordon

GORDON, John, b. Va., 15 Jul 1763 - (1820) departed this life at age 56. 'Universally loved and respected as a good citizen and patriot." (Rev. War; War 1812 soldier.) Block "M"
"Universally loved and respected as a good citizen and patriot." (Rev. War. War 1812.
Capt. John Gordon a native of Virginia, was born on July 15,1763. As a younger man he served as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. A few years later he moved West, first to Kentucky and then to the Nashboro area near which later was called Nashville. He was a Capt. during the Nickajack Campaign in 1794. In 1796 he was appointed as the first postmaster of Nashville. He operated a ferry on the Duck River, near the present Maury - Hickman Co. line as early as 1801. He was an intimate friend of Andrew Jackson. His grave was first located near Cottage Hill, his estate in Hickman co., but was later moved to Rose Hill Cemetery.
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 Info compiled by Mary B McClain Richardson, sent here 28 Feb 2012 added here 17 Mar 2012.
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