Major Francis Gordon Family

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Major Francis Gordon Family

Husband: Major Francis Gordon

Born: 04 Jan 1795at: Springhill, Tennessee
Married: 24 Sep 1817at: 
Died: Oct 1867at: , Lowndes Co, Al
Buried: at: 
Father:     
Mother:     
 

Wife: Elizabeth Wells Caperton

Born: 11 Sep 1798at: Kentucky
Died: 09 Feb 1851at: , Lowndes Co, Al
Buried: at: 
Father:     
Mother:     
 

Children: 

Name: Frances Nancy Gordon
Born: 03 Nov 1827at: , Maury Co, Tn
Died: 07 Jul 1888at: Benton, Lowndes Co, Al
Buried: at: 
Spouses: John (Jack) Dudley Jr  
 

Name: Alabama (Bamer) Gordon
Born: 06 May 1842at: , , Al
Died: 06 Oct 1921at: Verbena, Chilton Co, Al
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Hugh William (Will) Caffey  
 

More Information:

About Major Francis Gordon:

GORDON, FRANCIS, pioneer planter, was born at Spring Hill, Maury County, Tenn., January 4, 1795, and died while on a return visit there, in 1868; son of Samuel and Rachel (Herron) Gordon, the former a native of Wood- ford County, Tenn., who moved to Maury County, served with the Tennessee troops in the War of 1812, removed to St. Clair County, near Ragland, on Trout Creek, where he lived until his death; grandson of Samuel and Rachel Gordon, the former a native of Scotland, who emigrated to America, about 1750, who lived in East Tennessee and Kentucky and is buried at Brick Church, Tenn. Francis Gordon served in the Creek Indian War and in the War of 1813- 14 as a private in Capt. Archibald McKinney's company of cavalry. Col. Robert H. Dyer's regiment, Tennessee volunteers, and in Capt. Glenn Owen's of the same regiment. It is a tradition that they were with Gen. Andrew Jackson in his Alabama campaigns and in the battle of New Orleans. He removed to Alabama, located in Lowndes County, founded the village of Gordonville, and was a planter. The family connections are large, represented principally in Alabama and Tennessee. Married: September 24, 1817, to Elizabeth Wells, daughter of James and Sallie (Wells) Caperton, of Spring Hill, Tenn., the former a native of Kentucky; granddaughter of Hugh Caperton; great-granddaughter of John Caperton, a native of Wales, who emigrated to America and settled on New River, Va., in 1757.
1. Sarah Ann, m. (1) Malachi Johnston; (2) John G. Brown;
2. Jane Rachel, m. Joseph Sidney Reese;
3. Susan, m. William Browning Haralson; (q. v.)
4. Mary Elizabeth, m. J. Monroe Cole;
5. Eliza, -d. unmarried;
6. Frances, m. John Dudley;
7. Cassandra Boone, m. Alfred Edwards;
8. Thomas Niles, m. Tabltha Edwards;
9. Lucy Cain, m. James H. Hardy;
10. Matilda Asceneth, m. B. R. Hall;
11. David, student at Howard college, Marion; mustered in with Hayneville guards, Co. E, 6th Alabama infantry regiment, later Co. M, C. S. Army, and died from wounds received at battle of Seven Pines;
12. Tennessee, d. unmarried;
13. Alabama, m. Dr. Hugh William Caffey, (q. v.).
Last residence: Gordonsville

Francis served in the Creek Indian War and in the War of 1813-1814 as a private in Captain Archibald McKinney's Company of cavalry, Colonel Robert H. Dyer's Regiment, Tennessee volunteers, and in Captain Glenn Owen's of the same regiment. It is a tradition that they were with General Andrew Jackson in his AL campaigns and in the battle of New Orleans. He was one of the five brothers to founded Gordonville, Al


About Elizabeth Wells Caperton:

Elizabeth Wells, daughter of James and Sallie (Wells) Caperton, of Spring Hill, Tenn., the former a native of Kentucky; granddaughter of Hugh Caperton; great-granddaughter of John Caperton, a native of Wales, who emigrated to America and settled on New River, Va., in 1757.


Revised: 06-Jun-15  12:08 PM