Rev Joel Gordon

M, #17489, b. 15 June 1782, d. 28 March 1867
Father*Hugh Gordon b. 1733, d. b 7 Jul 1834
Mother*Sarah Owens
Birth*15 June 1782 Rev Joel Gordon was born on 15 June 1782 at Hanover Parish, King George Co., Virginia, NOT Proved. 
(Witness) MovedToFebruary 1797 He moved to Washington Co., Kentucky, in February 1797 Though Hugh's son Joel's bio it says he and his parents arrived in Feb 1797, Hugh is still mentioned as "of" Fauquier Co. VA when he purchased land 25 Nov 1797 in Washington Co. KY. In either case, it was 1797 with Anderson Jeffries.1,2,3 
Marriage*1 July 1804 Rev Joel Gordon married an unknown person on 1 July 1804 at Fayette Co., Kentucky, marr Nancy Brandburn - date etc NOT Proved. 
Note* Note(s): per 2014 email to Kathryn Bassett from Joel Gordon (desc on this Joel's brother Elijah's line), Owen was a mentor to Joel at the Cartwright Baptist Church, and later starts a new church with Wm Whitman (Joel & Elijah's brotherinlaw.) 
Neighbors* He and Owen Owens wer neighbors: per 2014 email to Kathryn Bassett from Joel Gordon (desc on this Joel's brother Elijah's line), Owen lives next to Hugh at Washington Co., Kentucky. 
Photo* Rev Joel Gordon had photos: There is a photo of him in Ancestry
Death*28 March 1867 He died on 28 March 1867 at Springfield, Washington Co., Kentucky, at age 84 NOT Proved. 
Relationships3rd great-granduncle of David Lee Bassett
Great-granduncle of Martha Belle Spangler
Last Edited8 Mar 2018


  1. [S1844] My Bradshaws and Their Allied Families on FamilySearch, Carrie Bradshaw Bolin, pg.62 "Anderson Jeffries disappears from the Fauquier County, Virginia, tax list by 1796. He, with his wife and Hugh Gordon family removed to Mercer County, Kentucky." However, it was actually Washington County.
  2. [S1984] Washington County Deed Books 1792-1903 on FamilySearch,
  3. [S1986] Pioneer history of Washington County, Kentucky : as compiled from newspaper articles by Orval W. Baylor and others, (edited & indexed by) Michael & Betty Cook, pg.304 "Joel Gordon became pastor of Cartwright's Creek Church about the year 1813. He was born in Virgiia, in 1782, and came with his parents to Kentucky, to settle in Washington County, in Feb, 1797." More, including his death.