of Greene County, Pennsylvania
JOHN B. GORDON, deceased, was born in Whiteley
Township, Greene County, Penn.,
December 4, 1798. He was a son of John
A. and Cassandra (Holland) Gordon, natives of Virginia, where their
marriage ceremony was performed. They
moved to Greene County, Penn., about 1795, and remained until their
demise. Mrs. Gordon departed this life
in 1805 and her husband in 1816. John B.
Gordon, the subject of this sketch, was the fifth of a family of seven
children, of whom only one, Solomon, survives.
July 12, 1847, Mr. Gordon was united in marriage with Miss Delilah
Inghram, a native of Franklin
Township, this county,
where she was born April 23, 1821. Mrs.
Gordon is a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Rinehart) Inghram, who were also
natives of this county. Mr. Inghram died
in 1845 and Mrs. Inghram in 1864. To Mr.
and Mrs. Gordon were born five children, four whom are living, viz., Lizzie I.,
George W., Lucy E. and John B. The deceased
is Carrie L. George W. was united in
marriage with Helen Scott, and they are the parents of two children—Lucy D. and
Carrie L. Hon. John B. Gordon was reared
on a farm and received instructions from his father in the art of husbandry,
which honorable occupation—in connection with raising stock for the markets—he followed
until his death. At that time he owned
one thousand acres of land in Greene
County. He, in common with many of the inhabitants of
middle and western Pennsylvania,
had a passion for military life. He was
elected Major of the Forty-sixth Regiment of militia, held the office for seven
years and took much pride on discharging its duties. Mr. Gordon served his fellow citizens in
civil as well as in a military capacity.
Having been elected to the office of county commissioner in 1825, he
served two terms; and was a member of the House of Representatives in 1847 and
1848. Mr. Gordon departed this life December
28, 1876, and by his death the county lost a good citizen, and his family a
kind father and husband.
History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago.
Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 17 November 2008
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