Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Some Gordon Family Photos

Submitted by Katie McCutchen

George Washington Gordon is my great (x3) grandfather.  He was born September 27, 1802 in Madison, Kentucky to David Gordon and Jane Boyle.  David Gordon was one of 35 men that organized the Smithton Company to buy and resell the land located in present-day downtown Columbia and its surroundings.  In a deed (Boone Co., Vol L, pg 405) dated June 14,1839, David and Jane Gordon of Boone County sold to the State of Missouri for $5.00 for the location of the State University of Missouri. 

George W. Gordon was a blacksmith by trade and owned his own shop in town.  He was married three times: (1) Elizabeth “Jane” Maupin, (2) Harriet Daniels, and (3) Ann Eliza Wright (my great-x3 grandmother who is also pictured).  I believe George had a total of 15 children.  George and Ann Eliza married May 14, 1857 in Boone County.   Ann Eliza Wright was the daughter of Boone County Surveyor, Peter Wright and Jeanette “Jane” Edmondson.  Ann Eliza was previously married to Fauntleroy Nutt until he died in 1852, the same year they married.  George W. and Ann Eliza had 2 children: son, Dr. James Gordon who married Mary Garth and daughter, Jeanette E. Gordon who married Thomas Jefferson Gray, all of Boone County

George Washington Gordon died on July 16, 1860.  Ann Eliza Gordon died in 1868.  I am unaware of where either of them are buried in Boone County.   

Our thanks to Katie McCutchen for submitting these wonderful, early (ca 1857) photographs of two of Boone County's early citizens. -- Ed.

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