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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Gordon, Knox & Fitzhugh Families

Mr. Samuel Gordon was born in 1722 in Ayrshire/Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. On 1 June 1748, he married Miss Nicholas (such a name appears in records, but I guess the lady's name was Nichola) Brown who was born about 1725 in Cragencallie, Scotland.


The couple lived in Kirkcudbright, Scotland, they had ten children: Gizel, unnamed child (probably stillborn), Elizabeth, John, Penelope, Nicholas, Samuel, Alexander, Alexander, and Basil.
Nichola died on 18 November 1785, her husband Samuel Sr. passed on 22 1799.

Two of their sons Samuel and Basil emigrated to America. Samuel Jr. was born in Scotland on 15 October 1759. Basil was probably born about or before 1766, he was christened on 12 May 1766.

From Scotland Birth and Baptism Records:
Name: Samuel Gordon
Gender: Male
Wife: Nicholas Brown
Son: Basil Gordon
Christening Date: 12 May 1766
Christening Place: KIRKCUDBRIGHT, KIRKCUDBRIGHT, SCOTLAND
Father's Name: Samuel Gordon
Mother's Name: Nicholas Brown


Record Source:
"Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYM2-1HQ : 10 February 2018), Samuel Gordon in entry for Basil Gordon, ; citing Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland, reference 2:165FKD5, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,068,032.

The two brothers are not our main interest right now. It is their older brother John Gordon, born circa 1752 in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.

John did not travel to America. He lived, got married (around 1782) and died in Scotland. John's spouse was Miss Marion Brown (b. 12 March 1757). They had two daughters and seven sons.

John left this world on 22 Feb. 1822 in Lochdougan, Kirkcudbrightshire, Marion lived longer - she died on 5 June 1837 in Gatehouse, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.

John and Marion's son who leads us to our main family line was Samuel Gordon, born circa 1785, Lochdougan, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. He married Miss Agnes Knox (b. circa 1787) - our fourth cousin four times removed.

Agnes' ancestors were:

Parents

Mother: Susannah Stuart Fitzhugh (b. 1751, Overwharton Parish, Stafford, Virginia - d. 1823, Belmont, Charlottesville, Virginia)
Father: William Knox (b. 7 March 1735, Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, Scotland - d. 1805, Stafford, Virginia).

Grandparents

Paternal side:
John Knox and Janet Sommervell

Maternal side:
Thomas Fitzhugh (b. 16 July 1725, Boscobell Plantation, Virginia - d. 1 Dec. 1768, VA)
Sarah Stuart (b. about 1731, King George, Virginia - d. ∾1783 VA)

And here we are: Thomas Fitzhugh was a great-grandson of Rose Tucker nee Allerton - our direct ancestor. But that is not all. Agnes' sister Susannah Fitzhugh Knox (b. ∾ 1775, Culpeper County, Virginia - d. 10 July 1869, Fredericksburg, Virginia) married Samuel Gordon Jr. mentioned at the top of this post.

Credits:
  • Flag of Scotland: By none known (http://kbolino.freeshell.org/svg/scotland.svg)
    [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
  • Information based on my MyHeritage research



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