2011 Gordon Reunion in Exeter NH!
Gordon Obits
Maine Highland Games - with The House Of Gordon!!
Gordon Hill Cemetery, Exeter NH (Gordon, Graves, Sanborn, Barstow, Bartlett, Magoun, and Perkins)
Nathaniel Gordon, (not related to us) Maine native, from Portland - hung in 1862 as a slave trader.
2007 Exeter NH Gordon Reunion
Gordon News Archive
The Gordon Family Photo Album
Exeter Cemetery and the Winter Street Burial Ground in Exeter
The Gordon family cemetery on Peach Orchard Road (aka "Poor Farm" or "Gordon Road") in Lyman, Maine.
Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Lyman Maine
Gordon Genealogy
The Kirk of St. Nicholas, Aberdeen Scotland - where Alexander was christened 400 years ago.
G.W. Emmons's Medal of Honor
Nathaniel Gordon (#314) and his home in Exeter.
The Old Gordon Road Cemetery, Brentwood NH
New Hampton, New Hampshire
The Gordons of Central Maine
Salem (and some Exeter) New Hampshire Stones.
Ladd-Gordon Cemetery, Epping NH
Massachusetts Stones.
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco, Maine.
The Gordons Of Fayette, Maine
Gordon Cemetery, Searsport, Maine
Genealogical links and contacts page.
Gordon Family Genealogy Library
The Gordons of Suncook (Head's Cemetery, Hooksett, New Hampshire)
"Stranger," the Confederate grave in a small Maine town.
Glenn Raymond Gordon, killed in Vietnam
More early and interesting gravestones
Bradford Burial Ground, Bradford, MA

William Wesley Gordon

The Scots Prisoners Of War group has a brand new website:


We are working towards erecting a memorial to Alexander in Exeter, New Hampshire. While it is probable he was buried on Gordon Hill, there's no record or stone. We aim remedy that in 2021!

Join the
 Descendants of Alexander Gordon
FaceBook group!

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In July of 2007, in our clan's "hometown"
of Exeter, New Hampshire dozens of descendants of Olde Alex met on a sunny Saturday by the river.
Check out the Gordon Reunion page for more pics!
All who trace their roots back
 to Olde Alexander were welcome, and we were treated to a grand surprise: Marion Gordon, author of 'Alexander Gordon and his Descendants' joined us and chatted away for hours as we all lined up to thank her with hugs and handshakes! Congrats, and thanks, to Merle Gordon for an amazingly successful event!
In 2011 we "descended" on Exeter again!


Katie Gordon, Marian Otis, and Mike Gordon enjoy themselves at the 2007 Gathering of Gordons in Exeter - a fine time was had by all!
Marian was unable to attend the 2010 Gathering of Gordons - but she was honored, and was there in spirit!
Sad to say Marian left this earth in 2012.
 She'll be dearly missed.

Our Gordon line starts in the New World with Alexander Gordon, b. ca. 1630 - 1635 in Scotland. Captured at the battle of Worcester on September 3rd 1651, he remained a prisoner of war until sold into indentured servitude and transported to Massachusetts. After a decade of hard labor, he gained his freedom in a court of law, and in 1663 he married Mary Lysson (Lisson, Listen) in Exeter NH. They had at least 55 grandchildren, most of whom married and raised families in southern NH and Maine. I spend some of my genealogy time searching out their burial sites and stones. So far, the oldest stone we've identified is that of Alexander's grandson Nathaniel (#19 in AGD) in the Gordon Hill Cemetery in Exeter. The historical record indicates there are older Gordon burials here, probably Alexander's son Thomas who owned this land. The intent of this website is to conect with other descendants of Old Alex and other Exeter SPOWS, and to record and post photos of the old stones I find, with the location and citation number from "Alexander Gordon and his Descendants" (aka AGD) by Marian Otis. All of us who descend from ole Alex owe her a great deal of thanks. An unexpected, and delightful, consequence of putting this site together has been connecting with newfound cousins. I'm sure ole Alexander is smiling down on us!

Click here to hear how our 'Gordon' name sounds when spoken by a Scotsman!

George Washington Emmons' Medal of Honor
Click on the medal to see where GWE fits in our tree!



This website is going away due to horrible customer support from Lycos/Tripod. To stay in touch please join the our Facebook Group: Descendants of Alexander Gordon

William Wesley Gordon
At "The Wall" in DC finding Glenn Gordon's name. Please see Glenn's page for a close up photo.

This vandalized 10' tall stone...
... has been completely restored!

My DNA test rsults have been posted at
the Gordon Surname DNA Project.
Look for test # 16111.

At the Old Soldier's home in Virginia
Wearing a very dapper home made suit!

My Greatgrandfather's Civil War Marker
George Washington Gordon, b. 8 July 1841

Gordon Records from two old Bibles from Maine
Bible 1
Jesse Gordon m. Harriot [sic] Connor 1810 Sept 10th
Jesse Gordon b 10/6/1788
Harriet Connor b 9/12/1790
Charles Gordon b 6/61811
John Gordon b 1/21/1813
James Gordon b 3/14/1816
Angeline Gordon b 7/30/1820
Bible 2
Asa Gordon b 3/18/1795
Susan Gordon b 8/17 1805
Are these your Gordons?
They don't appear to be descendants of Alexander.
GoogleEarth shows a Gordon Point on the Saco River
in Biddeford. It is near where I believe Joseph and Pike Gordon were attacked by Indians in 1746, according to my reading of Folsom's History of Saco and Biddeford. I had no notion that Gordon Point was a place name, let alone that it was a name that would be listed on GoogleEarth! It's about one mile down river from Factory Island, across the river from Laurel Hill Cemetery. Can anyone tell us why it was named Gordon Point? Map:
Gordons from Scotland
to join the Gordon DNA project.
Wouldn't it be amazing to find a
connection between those who stayed
and those who went to the New World?
NEW Gordon DNA Project results suggest that
our Alexander Gordon line descends from Sir William Gordon, Laird of Strathbogie (now Huntly) - born c. 1295 Progeneitor of the Gordon Houses of Kenmore and Lochinvar.

New found Cousin Tim has published his Alexander tree via  a very cool Wiki-type format, you really should check it out!

George W. Gordon served in the CW with his 1st cousin Henry - and a descendant of Henry has just reconnected to our line! This is a descent *not* listed in Otis, and he has a great pic of Old Henry.

See the News Archive Page on the left for
previous content.
The Alexander Gordon Email Group!
Merle Gordon III has created a yahoo
Alexander Gordon email group for descendants
of Old Alex! For information;
and the email address is

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