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Gordon family papers, 1771-1924, 1840-1859 (bulk dates), 1840

Part of Gordon family papers, 1771-1924, 1840-1859 (bulk dates)

kukm1m51m40Guide to the Gordon family papers, 1771-1924, 1840-1859 (bulk dates)Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric WeigSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039 USAPhone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL:<ab_rank=3 Copyright 2002University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source: n.d.Description is in English.Guide to the Gordon family papers, 1771-1924, 1840-1859 (bulk dates)Collection number: 1M51M40Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsManuscriptsUniversity of KentuckyMargaret I. King LibraryLexington, Kentucky40506-0039Phone: (859) 257-8611Fax: (859) 257-6311Email: sclref@lsv.uky.eduURL:<ab_rank=3Processed by: Archives StaffEncoded by: Eric Weig Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved.Gordon family papers, 1771-1924, 1840-1859 (bulk dates)1M51M40Gordon family.2 cubic ft. (1266 pieces)None online. Must visit contributing institution.The materials are in English.University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506Source unknown.Collection is open for research.Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.[Identification of item], Gordon family papers, 1771-1924, 1840-1859 (bulk dates), 1M51M40, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.John Gordon was a farmer in Georgia. He and his wife, Sarah, had ten children, among them Mary (who married John Goss), Eleanor (who married William A. Lewis), Thomas Boston, and Neal McDougal. Thomas began his legal practice in Owenville, Ky. in 1848. He fought on the Confederate side during the Civil War, and later ran schools in Pinchard Station, in Woodford County. He married Frances "Fannie" Greer, and they had three children, Angus Neal, John Gilbert, and Flora Jane. Neal McDougal Gordon served as pastor of the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Nicholasville, Ky. for thirty years. He married, first, Martha Jane Harris, who died in 1845, then Catherine Smith, daughter of James and Elizabeth Black Smith. Their children were "Sis," "Mattie," Eliza, John, and Logan. Neal founded Gordon's School for Boys, which trained young men for the Presbyterian ministry. He was also very interested in the colonization of blacks in Liberia.This is a collection of the correspondence of John and Sarah Gordon and their descendants. The bulk of the collection consists of letters relating to Neal McDougal Gordon and his interests, in the education of Presbyterian ministers and in the colonization of blacks in Liberia. There are a number of letters written during the Civil War.Chronological arrangement.Gordon, Angus Neal.Gordon, Catherine Smith.Gordon, Charlotte.Gordon, Eliza.Gordon, Flora Jane.Gordon, Frances Greer.Gordon, Gilbert.Gordon, John.Gordon, John Gilbert.Gordon, Logan.Gordon, Margaret.Gordon, Martha Jane Harris, d. 1845.Gordon, Mary.Gordon, Mattie.Gordon, Neal McDougal, d. 1871.Gordon, Robert, d. 1863.Gordon, Sarah, d. ca. 1863.Gordon, Sis.Gordon, Thomas Boston, 1816-Goss, John.Goss, Mary Gordon.Harris, Henry.Lewis, Eleanor Gordon.Lewis, Major.Lewis, William A.Gordon family.Ebenezer Presbyterian Church (Nicholasville, Ky.)Gordon's School for Boys (Lexington, Ky.)Afro-Americans--Colonization--Liberia.Presbyterian Church--Clergy--Training of.Clergy.Farmers.United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865Gordon family papers, 1771-1924, 1840-1859 (bulk dates)