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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


HON. BASIL GORDON, Associate Judge of Greene County, Penn., was born in Whiteley Township, this county, December 27, 1822. He is a son of Mark and Susan (Shriver) Gordon. His mother was born in Greene County and his father in Virginia. Both were of German extraction. His father came to Greene County when a child, and was a farmer by occupation. Basil was the fourth in a family of ten children. He was reared on a farm in this county, and educated in Greene Academy at Carmichaels, Penn. Mr. Gordon has made farming his occupation and has been very successful. He was united in the holy bonds of matrimony, May 20, 1847, with Mariar, daughter of Arthur Inghram, and they are the parents of five children, viz., John A., a farmer; Susan, Virginia, wife of Thomas Montgomery; Josiah and Alice. The Judge is trustee in the M. P. Church. He has served as township auditor, superintendent of the poor and school director.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project
Date of Transcription: 17 November 2008
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