WILLIAM A. GORDON was born June 19, 1844, in Daviess County, Ky. His father, Obadiah Gordon, was a Virginian, who immigrated to Kentucky and settled in Daviess County in 1837, and in 1864 removed to Ohio County, where he died in 1883, aged about eighty-eight years. In early life he followed the trade of a carpenter and builder, but later took up the vocation of farming. Subject's grandfather was a native of Scotland; immigrated to America and died in Virginia in 1800. William Gordon, at the age of twenty years, rented a farm for two years, and began work for himself; afterward bought 130 acres and erected a dwelling, and in the same year, July 6, 1865, was united in marriage with
Gallia W., daughter of W. D.
Coleman. They are the parents of twelve children, nine are now living: Henry
B., Mary D., Lucy K., Annis G., William C., Bertie A., Carey C., C. Mabel, and
Paul B. In 1874 Mr. Gordon erected a
tobacco warehouse and bought and shipped tobacco for several years in connection
with farming. His farm of 85 acres is well improved and under cultivation. Mr.
and Mrs. Gordon are members of the Baptist Church. Mr. Gordon takes a pleasure
in saying that he joined the church at the age of fourteen and has been a
member ever since, and never played a game of chance or swore an oath in his
life; he takes a strong stand in favor of temperance, and is a member of the L.
O. G. T. In politics he is a Democrat
and takes an active part with his party.
GEORGE W. GORDON is a native Kentuokian, born in Daviess County, February 4, 1846. His father, Obadiah Gordon, was born in Virginia, September 3, 1795. He followed the trade of a carpenter for forty years; died May 9. 1883. George W., at the age of twenty-two united himself in marriage with Cynthia E. Brooks of Muhlenburgh County; after marriage he followed the vocation of a farmer for eight years. In the year 1875 he engaged in the tobacco trade, which he has since followed in connection with farming. In 1876, he bought thirty-one acres of land, where he now resides, and now through trade and various business changes and close application, owns 227 acres of land, well improved and under cultivation, has good dwelling, barns and large tobacco warehouse, besides store, and stock of general merchandise. Mr. Gordon in merchandise and tobacco and on his farm carries from $4,000 to $5,000 in stock. Cynthia E. (Brooks) Gordon died August 4, 1883, leaving six children: Mary B., Elvada H., Lena L., Edna A., Finess W., and Georgie E., all of whom are living. In his second marriage Mr. Gordon was united with Mary Turley, of Ohio County, Ky. This union is blessed with one child, Lenna A. Mr. Gordon is in politics a Republican. He is a member of the Baptist Church.