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I'm a relative of John Brown Gordon

Discussion in 'Researching Your Civil War Ancestry' started by lovehate, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. lovehate

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    I'm a relative of John Brown Gordon, through my grandfather's side of the family. And I would like to no more information about him, his family, his battles. I no his wifes name was Rebecca (Fanny) Haralson Gordon he had children with her although I could not find out their names or really any other information. I would like to no if he had any brother's or sister's also. So if you have any information please comment.

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    I believe we can fix you up. Nicely. Could you let us know what books you've read on him, and perhaps major sites you've visited....and then we can find some things that will specifically help you.
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    No books so far. I've known for awhile I was related to him although I never googled his name or really looked into who he was. I've recently been looking into my family history more. I've heard about "The Gordon family " alot through out my life. But, now that I have questions...unfortunately some of them no one would of been able to answer them except my grandfather who passed away around 4 years ago. I have visited the following sites -
    1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Brown_Gordon - helpful in some ways
    2. nhelpful becuase I do not have ancestry account
    3. http://militaryhistory.about.com/od...can-Civil-War-Major-General-John-B-Gordon.htm - helpful about him.
    4. www.civilwarwomenblog.comFamous Wives - about (Fanny)
    You see somewhere along the lines some of "The Gordon family" moved to Illinois.If you could dig that up for me. If not just send me all the info you can dig up on John Brown Gordon and I will put the peices together. Through my Grandmother I'm related to Mary Todd Lincoln.
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    There you go, detectives...help lovehate out!!!! (And....you wouldn't be an ancestor of Gordon; you're either a relative or descendant. :smile: Might want to edit that signature.)

    You have a big task in front of you....his own book is pretty good....and available online. I'd probably read that while I was waiting for more.....and I suspect there are several good threads on here (one recent, in fact) you can find with the search function. Here ya go....$2.99....http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Titl...cences of the Civil War (Illustrated Edition)

    Hang in there.
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    How do i edit the thread title?
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    I can do that, if you wish.
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    Voila! Good luck on your quest.
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    Thank You!
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    From what I have found at amcestory, this was from another ancestry member family tree listing.
    Wife's full name is Frances Rebecca Haralson
    Son Frank, b 1858 d 1906
    Son John Jr b1865 d 1884
    Daughter Caroline Lewis b 1872
    When I get a few more minutes I will see what I can verify.
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    Hope this helps get you started with your research. You can be very proud of your heritage !

    Lieutenant-General JOHN BROWN GORDON was born in Upson County, Georgia, February 6, 1832. He became a lawyer, but entered the Confederate service as lieutenant-colonel of an Alabama regiment, and rose to the rank of lieutenant-general before the close of the war. He was brigade and division commander in the Army of Northern Virginia, and was prominent in the Second Army Corps during Early's campaign in the Shenandoah valley. He was at the head of the Second Corps after January 31, 1865, and was in command of the left wing at the time of Lee's surrender. After the war, he became prominent in Georgia politics and was United States senator from that State, 1873-1880, and in 1891- 1897. From 1887 to 1890, he was governor of Georgia. He was commander-in-chief of the United Confederate Veterans after 1900. He died at Miami. Florida, January 9, 1904. Source: Miller, vol. 10, p. 248 Lieutenant colonel, Sixth Alabama Infantry, December 26, 1861. Colonel, Sixth Alabama Infantry, April 28, 1862. Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., November 1, 1862. * * * * * * * * * Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., May 7, 1863. Major general, P. A. C. S., May 14, 1864. Lieutenant general, P. A. C. S., , 1865. Commands. Brigade composed of the Thirteenth, Twenty-sixth, Thirty- first, Thirty-eighth, Sixtieth and Sixty-first Georgia Regiments Infantry (originally Lawton's Brigade), and the Sixth and Twelfth Battalions of Georgia Infantry, Early's Division, Army of Northern Virginia. Division composed of the brigades of Evans, Terry and York, Army of Northern Virginia. October 31, 1864, commanding a division in the Army of Valley District. Commanding Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, January 31, 1865. Commanding left wing, Army of Northern Virginia, to the surrender of General Lee, April, 1865. Source: General Officers of the Confederate States of America

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    You probably would be interested in seeing this about General Gordon. The first photo is pretty gross ! I apologize for that ! The subject is your ancestor at the battle of Antietam.
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    http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/004545990
    Reminiscences of the Civil War, John Brown Gordon. 1903 it is a full, free view. Hathi Trust is a treaure trove of civil war books, and according to my Norton Antivirus it has no threats. I have had this bookmarked for over a year but I always find something else to look at!
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    What is the DAR? I'd have to trace the family history back.... but I think I could do it. Thanks everyone for the links if you find out more post it. Thank you all.
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    Might be getting off here for the night but keep the info. coming I plan on doing lots of research for awhile.
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    That's the Daughters of the American Revolution....you have to be descended from a Revolutionary war soldier. Once someone you can prove lineage to is in....you just have to do the paperwork. Much easier than starting from scratch. But that link would give you a lot of genealogy info that's absolutely documented, if you can get back to her (Rebecca) and apparently her mother.

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