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Gordon, John (b. 1795, d. ABT 1844)

Given Name: John
Death: ABT 1844 Missouri
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Gordon, Fielding Lewis (b. ABT 1797, d. 1835)
Given Name: Fielding Lewis
Death: 1835 St. Louis, Missouri
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Gordon, William (b. 1798, d. AFT 1845)
Given Name: William
Death: AFT 1845
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Gordon, Bolling (b. 1800, d. 10 DEC 1880)
Given Name: Bolling
Death: 10 DEC 1880 "Cottage Hill" Hickman County, Tennessee
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Gordon, Mary Ann (b. 1807, d. ABT 1845)
Given Name: Mary Ann
Death: ABT 1845
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Gordon, Anna "Nancy" (b. ABT 1809, d. Young)
Given Name: Anna "Nancy"
Death: Young
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Gordon, Dorothy "Dolly" (b. 29 NOV 1811, d. 4 DEC 1880)
Given Name: Dorothy "Dolly"
Death: 4 DEC 1880 Trenton, Tennessee
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Gordon, Andrew (b. 1813, d. 2 AUG 1888)
Given Name: Andrew
Death: 2 AUG 1888
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Gordon, Richard Cross (b. 10 JAN 1817, d. 20 NOV 1863)
Given Name: Richard Cross
Death: 20 NOV 1863
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Gordon, Louisa Pocahontas (b. 19 FEB 1819, d. 13 JUL 1857)
Given Name: Louisa Pocahontas
Death: 13 JUL 1857 Nashville, Tennessee
Change: Date: 17 Apr 2003

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----------, Jane (b. )
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Bond
Title: Octavia Zollicoffer Bond, Family Chronicle and Kinship Book (1928)
Given Name: Jane
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Sterling, John (b. ABT 1673, d. 1741)
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Clack
Title: Information from Randall Gene Clack, 1493 Greencastle Road, Mooresville
, IN 46158
, IN 46158
, IN 46158.
Given Name: John
Death: 1741
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White, William (b. )
Given Name: William
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----------, Sarah (b. )
Given Name: Sarah
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White, Moses (b. )
Given Name: Moses
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White, Hugh (b. )
Given Name: Hugh
Death: Pennsylvania
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[Green], Clarissa (b. )
Given Name: Clarissa
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McConnell, Mary (b. )
Given Name: Mary
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Cross, Richard (b. ABT 1750, d. OCT 1802)
Note: Richard Cross was probably already a widower by the time he left Amelia County, Virginia, and settled in Nashville, where he was among the first settlers in 1790. There are two distinct land grants in his name, each for 5000 acres, but they have the same warrant number. Regardless, he became a wealthy man by the standards of his time and place, leaving over fifty slaves and 1920 acres of land in Davidson County, where Nashville is situated, and several thousand more in surrounding counties.

It is through Richard Cross that the ancient family claim to descent from Pocahontas must come if it is true. It was certainly very strong in his own day, when those who could have known its validity for sure were still very much alive. He named one of his children John Bolling Cross. Colonel John Bolling, of course, was the so-called Red Bolling, the ancestor of all Pocahontas's living descendants. Three of his grandchildren, including Powhatan Gordon, whom Richard Cross knew as an infant, were also given Pocahontas-related names.

While there is, as yet, no proof of the descent, I am inclined to accept it. It is certainly possible, as no known facts are inconsistent with it, and it strikes me as unlikely that the people of the day, who knew the facts but, alas, never wrote them down, would have deliberately created a deception. Had they been so inclined, I suspect they would have written down a deliberately false descent to add artistic verisimilitude to the tale. (It is one of the ironies of genealogy that had they done so, it is altogether likely that today the falsified claim would be entirely accepted as proof positive, because of its written form, and two hundred years of are-we-aren't-we would never have come to pass.)

So the descent given here is, at best, tentative, based on the analysis of Octavia Zollicoffer Bond in her Family and Kinship Book. If anyone can supply proof of the descent, my family will erect a statue in their honor. (I doubt, however, that they would treat disproof quite so generously.)
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Ralph Gordon
Title: Ralph Gordon's genealogy of the Gordon family
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Bond
Title: Octavia Zollicoffer Bond, Family Chronicle and Kinship Book (1928)
Given Name: Richard
Death: OCT 1802 Nashville, Tennessee
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Martin, Mary (b. 27 NOV 1687, d. 21 JUL 1748)
Source: (Individual)
Abbreviation: Clack
Title: Information from Randall Gene Clack, 1493 Greencastle Road, Mooresville
, IN 46158
, IN 46158
, IN 46158.
Given Name: Mary
Death: 21 JUL 1748
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