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Roger Gordon and Mary Campbell

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7th Great Grandfather and Grandmother


  • 1690 - Roger Gordon born in County Down, Ireland
  • 1702 - Mary Campbell born in Ireland
  • 1734 - Immigrated to South Carolina
  • Married Mary Campbell in South Carolina - this may be a 2nd wife
  • Daughters named in Roger's will: Elizabeth, Sarah, Margaret, Jean and Mary
  • Sons named in Roger's will: Moses Gordon, John and James
  • 19 Nov 1750 - Roger Gordon Died
  • 11 Dec 1766 - Mary Campbell Gordon died
  • Both Mary and Roger are buried Williamsburg, Presbyterian Cemetery, Kingstree, Williamsburg Co, SC

Roger Gordon

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The Scotch-Irish in America: Proceedings of the Scotch-Irish Congress

source: Google Books

From 1730 to 1734, this colony, the parent of one in this country of Maury, to be mentioned presently, migrated to Williamsburg District, South Carolina, of which Kingstree is the county seat. Of those who came during the above period were teh following heads of families: James McClelland, William and Robert Wilson, James Bradley, William Frierson, John James, Roger Gordon, James Armstrong, Erwin, Stuart, McDonald, Dobbins, Blakely, Dickey and perhaps a few others. In the last named year, to wit, 1734, John Witherspoon, of the same family with the distinguished signer of the Declaration of Independence, born near Glasgow, Scotland, in 1670, and who had removed to County Down, Ireland, came to Williamsburg, bringing with him his four sons, David, James, Robert, and Gavin and his daughters, Jennet, Elizabeth and Mary and their husbands, John Fleming, William James (father of Major John James, of revolutionary memory and distinction) and David Wilson. All these colonists were from County Down, Ireland. They were all members of the Presbyterian Church or reared and indoctrinated in its faith.

Roger Gordon Will 1750

By the mighty Power of God and as touching and Worldy estate wherein I have pleased God to bless me in this life I give bequest .. in the following manner and form I ... I give and Bequeath such Mary my dearly beloved wife, the disposal of all and singular my personal estate allowing her to nevertheless to pay the following legacies as they become due. Item 1

Item: I leave to my eldest daughter, Elizabeth, two hundrend and fifty pounds to be paid her immediately after my decease.

Item: I give and bequeast onto my next two daughters, that is to Sarah and Margaret two hundred and fifty pounds to each of them to which I appoint wit the hand of Hugh McGill till they come of age to be paid as above and if any of my children die before they come of maturity there respective share or shares went to the Surviving.

Item: I leave to my Granddaughter Mary a two year old heffer for her mother's part.

Item: I leave to my daughters Elizabeth and Sarah, a tract of one hundred acres of land on Boggey Swamp Butting and Bounding as the plot thereouts annex'd shows.

Item: I leave to my wife the land that I now live on during her life and thence to my daughters Margaret and Jean.

Item: I leave to my grandson Roger William one yearland horse rangin on the south side of Black River and to Roger McGill one yearland mare the ensuring spring also I also appoint the payment of all my just debts.

Item: I leave my youngest daughter Mary a grey two year old horse next spring to be disposed of for her use.

Item: I bequest onto my 3 sons, James, John, and Moses fifty pounds currency each if they can come here allowing negro Dick to be sold to assist in paying of the Legacies I like .. make constitute ordain and appoint Mary my dearly beloved wife Executix and Hugh McGill and Robert William Executors of this my last will and testament and leave a discretionary power to add to my three eldest daughters Legacy to each fifty pounds if they see execute by me in any way ... David Witherspoon and Robert Eisonll witnesses.

Note: Sarah married Hugh McGill had at least one child Roger; Margaret married Robert Wilson and had at least one grandson Roger.

Roger Gordon signature 1750

Findagrave results for Williamsburg Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Kingstree, Williamsburg County, South Carolina

  • Brockington/Brockinton, Esther Gordon b. 1886 d. 1950
  • Ellis, Mary Gordon b. Apr. 21, 1889 d. Sep. 9, 1934
  • Gordon, Alexander H, Jr b. Sep. 9, 1925 d. Oct. 6, 1925
  • Gordon, Alexander McKnight b. Mar. 12, 1892 d. May 20, 1966
  • Gordon, Alexander McKnight b. 1855 d. 1932
  • Gordon, Betty Jane b. Jun. 28, 1932 d. Jul. 19, 1934
  • Gordon, Emma T b. Sep. 6, 1890 d. Aug. 19, 1971
  • Gordon, Ervin/Esbon D b. Jun. 7, 1901 d. Apr. 12, 1951
  • Gordon, Lois Price b. Sep. 20, 1910 d. Apr. 22, 1992
  • Gordon, Mary Campbell b. 1702 d. Dec. 11, 1766
  • Gordon, Mary Elizabeth b. Aug. 30, 1887 d. Sep. 27, 1962
  • Gordon, Mary Lee Gamble b. 1861 d. 1914
  • Gordon, Pauline E b. Sep. 24, 1897 d. Feb. 19, 1976
  • Gordon, CPT Roger b. 1690 d. Nov. 19, 1750
  • Gordon, Ruth J Meadors b. Sep. 27, 1898 d. Jan. 2, 1984
  • Gordon, William Gamble b. Sep. 28, 1903 d. Nov. 20, 1956
  • Gordon, William Meadors "Billy" b. Jun. 8, 1927 d. Jun. 8, 2016
  • Higgins, Mary Gordon b. Aug. 21, 1897 d. Dec. 9, 1979
  • Mary Gordon b. Feb. 1, 1901 d. Sep., 1979
  • McLaulin, Mary Anna Gordon b. Feb. 1, 1901 d. Sep. 15, 1979
  • Pendergrass, Louise Gordon b. Oct. 23, 1884 d. Oct. 5, 1960



Frierson Family
Katherine Ogie Frierson Martin
Samuel Gordon Frierson
Elias Curran Frierson
William Frierson Jr
William Frierson Sr

Samuel Frierson and Sarah Wilson
James M. Frierson
Sarah Frances Frierson Wiggins

Frierson / Force
Henry Clay Force, 1st husband
Ella Force Barnett
Peter Evans Force

Harding / McCauley / Gordon
Frances Harding Frierson
Moses Gordon
Roger Gordon
Capt John McCauley
Letters - Manning Force
President Hayes Library Manuscript Collection
22 September 1871
30 April 1874
26 Dec 1877
Sept 1878
30 July 1879
13 Nov 1879
2 Jan 1881

12 Feb 1885
16 Jan 1881
27 Feb 1881
2 May 1881
25 June 1881

19 Dec 1882
23 May 1885
17 Jan 1886

August 23
Nov 29
Dec 12

DNA - Gedmatch
  • T722133 and A352350 (quilterpatray)
  • T356644 (KS)
  • T030500 (brother Mike)
  • T555095 (sister Brenda)
  • T619264 (brother David)
  • A588813 (sister Carol)
  • A823899 (Auntie E)
  • T224209 (Cousin Tom) also completed Y-DNA with familytreedna
  • A676128 (Cousin Sandra)
  • A327125 (Cousin Candy)
  • Coming soon: Barbara