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David GORDON (1821-1893) m. Lovey BOLLING (1821-1881)
s/o Howard Gordon 1789-1861 m.2 Mary Shields 1801-1883
d/o John Bolling 1795-1854 & Tabitha Dorcas Redding 1800-1849

1821 Oct 1 Born in Rowan, NC [aka Lova Bowling]; Daughter of John Cochran Bolling and Tabitha Dorcas Redding

1821 Nov 15 Born in Washington, IN [farmer; Raised and trained horses for harness racing]

1822 Oct 9 Brother Henry Bolling born in Randolph, North Carolina

1823 Dec Brother William B Gordon born in Washington, IN

1827 Jan 9 Brother James Gordon born in Washington, IN

1828 Brother Augustus Bolling born in North Carolina

1829 Aug 22 Sister Hannah Angeline Gordon born in Washington, IN

1830 Federal Census Washington, IN [Males < 5=3; Males 5-9=2; Males 10-14=1; Males 40-49=1; Females <5=1; Females 10-14=2; Females 20-29=1] (doc)

1830 Federal Census Washington IN [Males <5=2; Males 5-9=1; Males 20-29=1; Females 20-29=1] (doc)

1831 Jan 3 Brother Redding Bolling born in Washington, Indiana

1832 May 15 Sister Martha Ellen Bolling born in Washington, Indiana

1832 May 1 Sister Nancy Gordon born in Washington, IN

1836 Brother Elijah Bolling born in Washington, Indiana

1836 Dec 12 Sister Margaret Gordon born in Washington, IN

1838 Brother Alvin James Bolling born in Washington, Indiana

1839 Brother Henry Gordon born in IN

1840 Federal Census Monroe, Washington, IN [Males <5=1; Males 5-9=1; Males 10-14=1; Males 15-19=2; Males 50-59=1; Females <5 =2; Females 5-9=1; Females 15-19=2; Females 30-39=1; Persons Employed in Agriculture=4] (doc)

1840 Federal Census South Division, Randolph, NC [Males 15-19=2; Males 50-59=1; Females <5=1; Females 5-9=1; Females10-14=1; Females 20-29=2; Females 40-49=1] (doc)

1840 Sister Sarah J Bolling born in Washington, Indiana

abt 1842 Brother Milton Gordon born in IN

1843 Sister Sela Bolling born in Washington, Indiana

1844 Dec 9 Sister Elvira Gordon born in IN [Death Certificate 11 Aug 1923 Salem, Washington, IN; doc]

1845 Jan 30 David Gordon and Lovey Bolling married in Salem, IN (IN Marriage Transcription) (doc)

1846 Son Howard Gordon born in Washington, IN; died age 14

1848 Jan 25 Twins Sarah and Mary Gordon born in Washington, IN [Sarah-m. Seth Bolling 28 Oct 1900 Washington, IN; Mary-m. Thomas B Bryan 11 Feb 1875 Salem, Washington, IN

1849 Mother Tabitha Dorcas Redding died in born in Washington, Indiana

1850 Jul 22 Daughter Nancy Gordon born in Washington, IN [m. John W McKnight 27 Dec 1870 Washington, IN]

1850 Sep 25 Federal Census, Washington Township, Washington, IN, shows David Gordon 28; Levy Gordon 28; Howard Gordon 4; Sarah Gordon 2; Mary Gordon 2; Nancy Gordon 0 (doc)

1852 Oct 14 Daughter Martha Ann born in Monroe City, Washington, IN [m. William Green Maupin 4 Mar 1873 Salem, Washington, IN]

1854 Father John Cochran Bolling died in born in Washington, Indiana

1857 Apr 12 Daughter Rachael Caroline Gordon born in Washington, Indiana [m. 1 Seth Johnson 14 Dec 1876 in Salem, Washington, IN; m.2 Alexander C Sutton 5 Oct 1882 in Salem, Washington, IN]

1859 Sep 27 Son William Mack Gordon born in Washington, IN [m. Flora Johnson 3 Jun 1885 Muncie, Delaware, IN]

1860 Son Howard Gordon died in Washington, IN; age 14

1860 Jul 20 Federal Census, Prowsville, Jefferson Twp, Washington, IN; shows David Gordon 37; Lovey Gordon 37; Sarah Gordon 12; Mary Gordon 12; Nancy Gordon 9; Martha Ann Gordon 7; Rachel Gordon 3; William Gordon 9-1/2; Alvin Boen 22 (doc)

1861 May 23 Father Howard Gordon died in Monroe City, Washington, IN

1861-? Served as Private in 58th Regiment, IN Infantry, Company H [Civil War Service Record] [5'8" tall; 160 pounds] (doc)

1863 Jul 8 Civil War Draft Registration Record: resident of Jefferson Twp, Washington, IN; age 41 (doc)

1864 Mar 27 Brother Alvin James Bolling died in Washington, Indiana

1866 Apr 13 Brother Henry Bolling died in Edgar, Illinois

1870 Jul 7 Federal Census Campbellsburg, Jefferson, Washington, IN [David Gordon 40; Lovey Gordon 42; Mary Gordon 22; Sarah Gordon 22; Nancy Gordon 20; Martha Gordon 18; Rachael Gordon 15; William Gordon 13; Jefferson Caves 15] (doc)

1870 Dec 27 Daughter Nancy Gordon married John W McKnight in Washington, IN

1871 May 17 Sister Margaret Gordon died in Washington, IN

1872 Jun 24 Grandson David John McKnight (son of Nancy Gordon) born in Scott, IN

1873 Mar 4 Daughter Martha Ann Gordon married William G Maupin in Salem, Washington, IN (Indiana Marriage Register says 1 Mar 1873; doc)

1875 Feb 11 Daughter Mary Gordon married Thomas B Bryan in Salem, Washington, IN

1875 Mar 26 Grandson William A McKnight (son of Nancy Gordon) born in Scott, IN

1876 Mar 16 Granddaughter Mary R Maupin (daughter of Martha Ann Gordon) born in Washington, IN

1876 Jul 2 Grandson Thomas William Bryan (son of Mary Gordon) born in Plattesburg, Washington, IN

1880 Jun 1 Federal Census, Jefferson, Washington, IN; shows David Gordon 56; Losey Gordon 56; Sarah Gordon 31; William Gordon 20; Mary Bryan 31; Rachael Johnson 23; Jonas M. Boling 18; William W. Bryan 3 (doc)

1880 Dec 24 Grandson Charles Emmett Maupin (son of Martha Ann Gordon) born in Washington, IN

1881 Sep 28 Brother Elijah Bolling died in Monroe City, Washington, Indiana

1881 Oct 17 Lovey Bolling died in Washington, IN; buried at Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Kossuth, Washington, IN (photo)

1882 Oct 5 Daughter Rachel Caroline Gordon married Alexander C Sutton in Salem, Washington, IN

1883 Jan 14 Mother Mary Shields died in Monroe City, Washington, IN

1883 Jul 17 Filed for military pension as invalid for service in IN Company H Regiment 58 Infantry (Application #490.103, Certificate # 346.288) (doc)

1884 Dec 12 Sister Ruth Gordon died in Clay City, Clay, IL

1885 Jun 3 Son William Mack Gordon married Flora Johnson in Muncie, Delaware, IN [extended family portrait with Wm Mack and Flora with 18 children and grandchildren, abt 1935; photo]

1885 Oct 29 Brother John Gordon died in Appanoose, IA

1886 Mar 25
Salem Press — “LOCAL MATTERS: David Gordon, of Kossuth, called today and renewed his subscription. He also subscribed for his daughter living in Texas.” (doc)

1892 Sep 29
Salem Democrat — “RUSH CREEK: David Gordon still lies in a critical condition.” (doc)

1893 May 14 David Gordon died in Washington, IN, of kidney disease contracted while in Army; buried at Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Kossuth by the GAR; age 71 [(Beryl Gordon says it was liver disease.) He was a Methodist, kind father and excellent father. Buried by the G.A.R. Source obit from the
Republican Leader paper dated May 19,1893]

1893 Burial: Walnut Ridge Cemetery Kossuth Washington IN (photo)

1893 May 19 Obit in
Republican Leader

1895 Dec 9 Brother Augustus Bolling died in Washington, Indiana

1896 Oct Brother Milton Gordon died in Salem, Washington, IN

1898 Jan 3 Brother Redding Bolling died in Edmond, Oklahoma

1905 Feb 4 Sister Martha Ellen Bolling died in Salem, Washington, Indiana

1906 Feb 6 Sister Hannah Angeline Gordon died in Mercer, IL

1906 Feb 23 Brother James Gordon died in Washington, IN

1909 Aug 27 Brother Henry Gordon died in Washington, IN

1910 Brother William B Gordon died in Mercer, IL

1912 Apr 15 Sister Sarah Gordon died in Washington, IN

1916 Sep 21 Daughter Nancy Gordon died in Scott, IN

1917 Feb 14 Sister Nancy Gordon died in Washington, IN

1919 Jul 5 Daughter Mary Gordon died (stricken with paralysis) in Salem, Washington, IN while visiting her sister Martha Maupin [obit in
Salem Democrat July 9, 1919-doc]

1923 Aug 11 Sister Elvira Gordon died in Washington, IN

1925 Feb 28 Daughter Sarah Gordon died in Plattesburg, Washington, IN

1934 Feb 17 Daughter Rachiel Caroline Gordon died in Salem, Washington, IN [Death Certificate says her parents were David Gordon and Lovey Bolling] (doc)

1934 Feb 24 Son William Mack Gordon died in Salem, Washington, IN


58th Regiment, IN Infantry OVERVIEW: Organized at Princeton and INpolis, Ind., November 12 to December 22, 1861. Ordered to Kentucky December 29, and duty at Bardstown and Lebanon, Ky., till February 1862. Attached to 21st Brigade, Army of the Ohio, January 1862. 21st Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Ohio, to September 1862. 15th Brigade, 6th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January 1863. 1st Brigade, 21st Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April 1864. Unattached Pontooneers, Army of the Cumberland and Army of Georgia, till July 1865. SERVICE: March through Central Kentucky to Nashville, Tenn., February 10-March 1, 1862. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 18-April 6. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Buell's Campaign in Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee along line of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad June to August. Little Pond, near McMinnville, August 30. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 30-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg to Loudon, Ky., October 1-22. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 22-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Lavergne December 26-27. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Expedition from Tracy City to the Tennessee River August 22-24 (Detachment). Occupation of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 9. Near Lee and Gordon's Mills September 17-18. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till April, 1864. Re-enlisted January 24, 1864. Assigned to duty in charge of the Pontoon Trains of General Sherman's Army April, 1864, and performed all the bridging from Chattanooga to Atlanta, from Atlanta to the sea, and in the Campaign through the Carolinas. Atlanta Campaign May 1 to September 8, 1864. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. About Dallas May 25-June 5. About Marietta and Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Non-Veterans mustered out December 31, 1864. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June, and there mustered out July 25, 1865. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 60 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 192 Enlisted men by disease. Total 258. [58th Regiment, IN Infantry Union: COMPANY H Private FILM NUMBER: M540 roll 28; Bridge Builder

RECORDS/DOCUMENTS David Lovey
1821 David Gordon born
1821 Lovey Bolling born
1822 Bro Henry Bolling born
1826 Jesse Charles Bolling born
1828 Bro Augustus Bolling born
1830 Census
1831 Bro Redding Bolling born
1832 Sis Martha Ellen Bolling born
1836 Bro Elijah Bolling born
1838 Bro Alvin James Bolling born
1840 Census
1840 Sis Sarah J Bolling born
1843 Sis Sela Bolling born
1845 Marriage
1846 Son Howard Gordon born
1848 Dau Mary Gordon BOLLING born
1848 Dau Sarah Gordon born
1849 Mother Tabitha Redding died
1850 Census
1850 Dau Nancy Gordon McKNIGHT born
1852 Dau Martha Ann Gordon MAUPIN born
1854 Father John Bolling died
1857 Dau Rachael Caroline Gordon SUTTON born
1859 Son Wm Mack Gordon born
1860 Census
1860 Son Howard Gordon died
1861 Father Howard Gordon died
1864 Bro Alvin James Bolling died
1866 Bro Henry Bolling died
1870 Census
1880 Census
1881 Lovey Bolling died
1881 Bro Jesse Charles Bolling died
1881 Bro Elijah Bolling died
1883 Mother Mary Shields died
1893 David Gordon died
1895 Bro Augustus Bolling died
1898 Bro Redding Bolling died
1905 Sis Martha Ellen Bolling McCLANAHAN died
1905 Sis Sarah J Bolling died
1916 Dau Nancy Gordon McKnight died
1919 Dau Mary Gordon BOLLING died
1925 Dau Sarah Gordon MELTON died
1925 Dau Martha Ann Gordon MAUPIN died
1934 Dau Rachael Caroline Gordon SUTTON died
1934 Wm Mack Gordon died
1937 Sis Sela Bolling died