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SOLOMON GORDON, a retired farmer and stock grower who was born in Whiteley Township, April 2, 1801, is a son of John A. and Cassandra (Holland) Gordon.  The former was a native of Maryland and the latter of West Virginia, where they were married.  They were the parents of seven children, the youngest of whom is Solomon.  His father, who was a farmer, came to Greene County in 1795 and located in Whiteley Township, where Solomon grew to manhood.  The subject of this sketch has been for many years a successful farmer in Franklin Township.  He was united in marriage the first time, in 1824, with Sarah Inghram, who was a descendent of one of the pioneer families in this county, and died in 1858.  They were the parents of five children—Elizabeth, wife of R. Huss; William I., a farmer who owns two hundred acres of land; Adam, superintendent of the poor farm; James, and John who was a soldier in the war of 1861 and died in the army.  Mr. Gordon married for his second wife the widow of George B. Willison.  Her maiden name was Sarah Manuell.  In politics Mr. Gordon is a Democrat.

 

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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 – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.
Date of Transcription: 17 November 2008
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