The Gordin Line

Giles Richard Gordon b. <1750, VA
d. ca. 1805 near Salem, VA
m. Catherine ?
Charles Richard Gorden or Gordon b. 1774 Buckingham Co., VA
d. 1857 Bethel Twp., OH

m. Anna Garst (1785-1858),
daughter of Frederick I. and Magdalena (Rauch) Garst

Richard Gordin or Gordon b. 1816 Botetourt Co., VA
d. 1876 Ross Twp., OH

m. Leah Keplinger (1817-1892),
daughter of Johann Antony and Sarah (Shoemaker) Keplinger

Amos Gordin b. 1843 Ross Twp., OH
d. 1890 Madison Co., OH

m. Sarah Margaret McCune (1843-1902)

Samuel Richard Gordin b. 1878 Gladstone, OH
d. 1918 Madison Co., OH

m. Florence Jordan (1879-1961),
daughter of Hiram and Mary (Ratcliff) Jordan.

Russell Lamar Gordin
(image)
b. 1911 Madison Co., OH
d. 1995 Greene Co., OH

m. Zora Mercer b. 1917 Antwerp, OH, (image)
daughter of Levi Adam and Agness Adella (Shull) Mercer.
Levi was the son of Carson Quinn Mercer and Nancy Elizabeth Long.

Barbara Agnes (Gordin) Cottrell b. 1937 Jamestown, OH

m. Jack Warren Cottrell,
son of Major Franklin and Jewell (Mitchell) Cottrell

Russell Warren Cottrell b. 1961 Cincinnati, OH

m. Maria Carrillo,
daughter of Margarito and Rufina (Breceda) Carrillo



Charles Richard Gorden or Gordon had 17 children:  John, James, William, Andrew, Lettie, Giles, Anna, Eliza, Mary, Richard, Catherine, George Washington, Maza, Sarah, David, Frederick, and Deliliah.  The spelling "Gordin" began in this generation.

Excerpts from the memoirs of John Gordon (1802-1880), eldest son of Charles Richard, written in 1863:

My father, Richard Gordon, was born in Buckingham County, Virginia Dec. 12, 1774, two years before the Declaration of Independence was declared.  His father, Giles Gordon, was in the Revolutionary War.  He was in one of the hardest fought battles in Virginia about the close of that war.  I have heard my grandmother say she stood in her yard and heard the cannon firing while her husband was in the battle and that when he came home he said he could have walked over the space of a ten acre field on dead men's bodies without touching ground.
I was born on the 15th day of February 1802 some two miles from Salem on Harrison Creek.  My mother was sixteen years and six months old at the time of my birth.
In the fall of 1805 my father moved to Highland County, Ohio.  They moved in a two horse wagon.  We came through Abington in the extreme south western part of Virginia, through eastern Tennessee and Kentucky and crossed the Ohio River where Maysville now stands.
The vicinity was a "law unto itself."  A man that would disturb the peace at a gathering of any kind, was taken by four men, each taking an arm or leg, and bumped against a tree a certain number of times and then compelled to leave the community.  I saw two men served thus myself.  They were James and John Findley, who afterward became very noted personages in the state, especially James B., who was long known as a minister of the gospel, and was also, at one time, chaplain of the Ohio Penitentiary, and author of a book entitled "The Prison Life."
My mother was an economical and hard working woman and as hardy as a "pine knot," and father was very thrifty, and considerable of a horse jockey--made considerable by horse trading.
In the fall of 1817 we had a hewn log house up, 21 by 26 feet, two story high, with one door, one window, and two loose floors, and a small stove in it that cost $50--a midling cold looking place by the way, on a cold winter.  For three years we had a very hard time, sometimes very scanty provisions and clothing, though we did not suffer so much as some older settlers.