David Gordon 1821-1893 m. Lovey Bolling 1821-1881

s/o Howard Gordon 1789-1861 m.2 Mary Shields 1801-1883


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

1823 Dec — Brother William B Gordon born in Washington, IN

1827 Jan 9 — Brother James Gordon born in Washington, IN

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)

1832 May 1 — Sister Nancy Gordon born in Washington, IN

1836 Dec 12 — Sister Margaret Gordon born in Washington, IN

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)

abt 1842 — Brother Milton Gordon born in IN

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

1845 Jan 30 — Married Lovey Bolling 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

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)

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

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

1857 Apr 12 — Daughter Rachel Caroline Gordon born in Washington, IN [m. Alexander C Sutton 5 Oct 1882 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)

1870 — 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 Oct 17 — Wife 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

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

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