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Jesse Gordon
 1755 - 1850

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  • Birth  03 Oct 1755  King and Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  27 Aug 1850  Jackson County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I26  Lindsay
    Last Modified  14 Oct 2006 00:00:00 
    Family  Mary ( Nancy ) Simpson 
    Married  02 Apr 1829  Union County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Mary Gordon
    Last Modified  14 Oct 2006 00:00:00 
    Family ID  F15  Group Sheet
  • Notes 
    • Jesse Gordon's Revolutionary War Record from US Revolutionary War Section, dated October 28, 1916 certified to Senator James Hamilton Lewis, United States Senate

      Jesse W. Gordon, File No. 13,380

      Applied for pension: September 7, 1834

      Born: October 3, 1755 in King and Queen County, Virginia
      Resident of Surry County, North Carolina when he enlisted in February, 1776 as Orderly Sergeant under Captain William Shepherd, Colonel Joseph William. Was in the battle of Moores Creek Bridge and served three months.

      Enlisted in the fall of 1776, Orderly Sergeant, Captain Mosby's company, under Colonel Williams, served three months.

      Moved to Wilkes County, Georgia, and volunteered in the Georgia troops, August 10, 1777 as First Lieutenant under Captain James Hawkins, Colonel John Stewart and served eleven months and twenty-one days.

      In September, 1778, he enlisted in Captain John Gunnells company, Colonel John Dooley's regiment of Georgia troops and was in the siege of Savannah, he next volunteered under Colonel Elijah Clarke and was in the battle at Kettle Creek. After the taking of Charleston, they were surrounded by the enemy, and in the winter of 1780-81, he with many others, became prisoners of parole (under Colonel Brown who was in possession of Augusta); while Colonel Clarke escaped. When Clarke returned the following September, Jesse Gordon broke his parole, joined Colonel Clarke and drove Colonel Brown out of Augusta, but he (Gordon) was captured and confined at Augusta until the last of February 1782 when he made his escape and returned to Wilkes County, and there he was again captured by Colonels Brown and Cougar and carried at Augusta for eight months or until Colonel Henry Lee took Brown's Fort in June 1782, when he returned home and continued in the service until the war with the Indians for one year and six months.

      Jesse Gordon married in Union County, IL, April 2, 1829, Mary, called Nancy, Simpson. He died in Jackson County, IL, A ugust 27, 1850, and she was allowed pension on her application executed in 1850, while a resident of Jackson County, Illinois at age sixty-six years of age.

      Rev. War Section

      October 28, 1916

      Hon. James Hamilton Lewis, United States Senate


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