91st PA: George Gideon Gordan

George Gideon Gordan

Before the war

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).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and dark hair (3).

During the war

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 was discharged at Washington, DC, on 20 January 1865 on surgeon's certificate of disability (1, 2, 3, 4). He was a private, in company G (16).

After the war

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).

Sources

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 [3] (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)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed April 2007)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, microfilm series M432, film 751, page 253 = 504 handwritten]
line891011121314151617
Dwellings visited108         
Families visited108         
NameUriah GordonRachel GordonPhillip GordonJohn GordonWilliam GordonGeorge GordonIsaac GordonMoses GordonJoseph GordonDaniel Gordon
Age35331816141210864
Sexmfmmmmmmmm
Color          
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer Farmerdo      
Real estate owned600         
Birthplace          
Married within year          
Attended school within year  11111   
Over 20 & can't read/write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township (post office St Clairsville), microfilm series M653, film 1072, page 629 = 11 handwritten]
line27282930313233343536
Dwelling number850         
Family number805 [sic; sc. 808]         
NameUria GordonRachel "John "William "Geo Gideon "Isaac "Joseph U "Daniel "Mary E "Levi "
Age574622201816131194
Sexmfmmmmmmfm
Color          
OccupationFarmer Farm Lab" "" "" "    
Value of real estate owned1800         
Value of personal estate500         
Place of birth" [sc. Penna]"""""""""
Married within year          
Attended school within year          
Cannot read & write          
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.          

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township (post office St Clairsville), microfilm series M593, film 1304, page 701 = 25 handwritten]
line30313233
Dwelling-house number183   
Family number183   
NameGordon George- Margaret- Malachi- Barbara
Age272554
Sexmfmf
Colorwwww
OccupationFarmerKeeping House  
Real estate value2000   
Personal estate value300   
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    
Can't read    
Can't write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...    

1880 census

[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]
line2345678
street name       
house number       
dwelling visit #36      
family visit #37      
nameGordon George- Emma- Malachi- Barbara Anne- Sarah Ellen- Thomas Miles- Savanna I
colorWWWWWWW
sexMFMFFMF
age3834151394 [?]1
month born if born in year       
relationship WifeSonDaughterDaughterSonDaughter
single  11111
married 1     
widowed/divorced       
married during year       
occupationFarmerKeeping houseFarm laborer    
months unemployed0 [?] 0 [?]    
currently ill?       
blind       
deaf/dumb       
idiotic       
insane       
disabled       
school this year  11   
can't read       
can't write       
birthplacePenna""""""
father's birthplacePenna""""""
mother's birthplacePenna""""""

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Union Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 91, page [3]]
[line] 10
[house] 24
[family] 25
[name] George [?] G [?] Gordon [?]
[rank] Private
[company] G [?]
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 21 Sep 1864
[discharge date] 23 Jan 1865
[length of service] [blank] years, 4 months, 2 days
[post office address] Paris, Bedford Co, Pa
[disability incurred] not at [?] on statement
[remarks] [blank]

1900 census

[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]
line12131415
street    
house number    
dwelling number151   
family number154   
nameGordon GeorgeEmmaMaud D [??]Carrie G [??]
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughter
colorWWWW
sexMFFF
birth dateOct 1841Dec [?] 1854May 1889Mar [?] 1895
age5845115
married?MMSS
# years married2322 [?]  
mother of how many children? 4  
# of children living 3  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationFarmer   
# months not employed0 [??]   
# months in school    
can readyesyesyes 
can writeyesyesyes 
speaks Englishyesyesyes 
owned/rented[blank]   
free or mortgagedM   
farm/houseF   
# of farm schedule37   

1910 census

[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]
line42434445
street    
house nr    
dwelling nr68   
family nr68   
nameGordon George G- Emma- Maudie D- Carrie G G
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterDaughter
sexMFFF
colorWWWW
age6855 [?]2613
marital statusM2M1SS
#years present marriage3232  
mother of # children 4  
mother of # living children 2  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated    
naturalized/alien    
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationFarmernoneTeachernone
nature of industry etc.General farm School 
employer etc.OA W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  No 
# weeks out of work 1909  0 
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  YesYes
owned/rentedO   
owned free or mortagagedM   
farm/houseF   
nr on farm schedule43   
civil war vetUA   
blind    
deaf & dumb    

1920 census

[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]
line84
street 
house number 
dwelling visit number85
family visit number91
nameGordon Emma
relationship[blank; probably mother-in-law]
own/rent 
free/mortgaged (if owned) 
sexF
raceW
age at last birthday65
marital statusWd
year of immigration 
naturalized/alien 
year of naturalization 
attended school since Sept 1919 
can readyes
can writeyes
birth placePennsylvania
native language 
father's birthplacePennsylvania
father's native language 
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's native language 
can speak Englishyes
occupationnone
industry, business 
employment status 
number of farm schedule 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 25 Apr 2014, from Fold3]


Gordon, George G.
Co. G, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Pvt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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