He was born on 3 October 1841 (5, 12; 3 (23 in 1864), 9 [18 in 1860], 10 [27 in 1870], 11 [38 in 1880], 12 [58 in 1900], 13 [68 in 1910]). He was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania (3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13). He was born to Uriah Gordon and Rachel Elizabeth Ritchey (5).
In 1850, he was living with his parents, in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (8). He had attended school within the year (8).
In 1860, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (9). He was living with his parents Uriah and Rachel Gordon, along with siblings (9). He had no occupation (9).
When he enlisted, he was a farmer (3).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (3).
He may have also served in company E of the 138th Pennsylvania Infantry (5 [which mentions the 138th PA but not the 91st PA]).
He was drafted (1, 3). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 21 September 1864 (1, 3). He enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (3). His service was credited to the 16th Congressional District (3). He was a private in company G (1, 16).
He married (1) Mary Mock (5). They had four children (5):
In 1870, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his wife Margaret, and children Malachi and Barabara (10). He was a farmer, and owned real estate worth $2,000, and personal property worth $300 (10).
On 11 November 1877, he married (2) Emma Corle, in Pavia, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (5, 12, 13). In 1900, she had had four children, three of whom were alive; in 1910, two of her four children were alive (12, 13). They had four children (5):
On 27 June 1879, he applied successfully for a pension (6, 15).
In 1880, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with his (second) wife Emma, and children Malachi, Barbara Anne, Sarah Ellen, Thomas Miles, and Savanna (11). He was a farmer (11).
In 1890, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (post office Paris, Bedford County, PA) (7).
In 1900, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (12). He was living with his wife Emma and daughters Maude and Carrie (12). He was a farmer (12).
In 1910, he was living in Union Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his wife Emma, and daughters Maudie and Carrie (13). He was a farmer, on a general farm (13).
He again applied for a pension on 12 October 1911 (15).
He died on 3 March 1913, in Pavia, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (5, 15). He was buried in Pavia Cemetery, Pavia, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (5).
On 25 March 1913, his widow, Emma Gordon, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 15).
In 1920, his widow, Emma Gordon, was living in East St Clair Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (14).
Emma Gordon died on 25 May 1927, in Pavia, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (5). She was buried in the Pavia Cemetery, Pavia, Bedford County, Pennsylvania (5).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (George G Gordan)
2 company G, register of men discharged, #45 (George G Gordan)
3 company G, second descriptive roll, [#40] (George G Gordan)
4 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 2 February 1865 (Geo G Gordon)
5 "Anderson-Reinhart", a gedcom available at RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Russell Anderson, last revised 7 November 2003 (viewed March 2007) (George Gideon Gordon)
6 pension index, by name (George G Gordon)
7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 91, page  (George G Gordon [?])
8 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 253 = 504 handwritten (George Gordon)
9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township (post office St Clairsville), microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 629 = 11 handwritten (Geo Gideon Gordon)
10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township (post office St Clairsville), microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 701 = 25 handwritten (George Gordon)
11 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 237, microfilm series T9, film 1098, page 339 = 5 A handwritten (George Gordon)
12 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, supervisor's district 13, enumeration district 21, microfilm series T623, film 1376, page 61 = 9 A handwritten (George Gordon)
13 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 20, microfilm series T624, film 1312, page 197 = 4 A handwritten (George G Gordon)
14 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, East St Clair Township, supervisor's district 20, enumeration district 12, microfilm series T625, film 1533, page 148 = 4 B handwritten (Emma Gordon)
15 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (George G Gordon)
16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George G Gordon)
|Name||Uriah Gordon||Rachel Gordon||Phillip Gordon||John Gordon||William Gordon||George Gordon||Isaac Gordon||Moses Gordon||Joseph Gordon||Daniel Gordon|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Farmer||Farmer||do|
|Real estate owned||600|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1||1||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Family number||805 [sic; sc. 808]|
|Name||Uria Gordon||Rachel "||John "||William "||Geo Gideon "||Isaac "||Joseph U "||Daniel "||Mary E "||Levi "|
|Occupation||Farmer||Farm Lab||" "||" "||" "|
|Value of real estate owned||1800|
|Value of personal estate||500|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Penna]||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Gordon George||- Margaret||- Malachi||- Barbara|
|Real estate value||2000|
|Personal estate value||300|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Pennsylvania]||"||"||"|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||36|
|family visit #||37|
|name||Gordon George||- Emma||- Malachi||- Barbara Anne||- Sarah Ellen||- Thomas Miles||- Savanna I|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Farmer||Keeping house||Farm laborer|
|months unemployed||0 [?]||0 [?]|
|school this year||1||1|
|name||Gordon George||Emma||Maud D [??]||Carrie G [??]|
|birth date||Oct 1841||Dec [?] 1854||May 1889||Mar [?] 1895|
|# years married||23||22 [?]|
|mother of how many children?||4|
|# of children living||3|
|# years in USA|
|# months not employed||0 [??]|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||M|
|# of farm schedule||37|
|name||Gordon George G||- Emma||- Maudie D||- Carrie G G|
|#years present marriage||32||32|
|mother of # children|| ||4|
|mother of # living children||2|
|nature of industry etc.||General farm||School|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||0|
|school since 1 Sep 09||Yes||Yes|
|owned free or mortagaged||M|
|nr on farm schedule||43|
|civil war vet||UA|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||85|
|family visit number||91|
|relationship||[blank; probably mother-in-law]|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)|
|age at last birthday||65|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's native language|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||yes|
|number of farm schedule|