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Coleman Gordon Masoncup Pritchard Rehm Terry

Obituary of James Henry Gordon, Jacksonville, Florida.

James Henry Gordon, born at Oxford, Granville County, N. C., on the 28th of January, 1844, was a descendant of Archie Gordon, a Revolutionary soldier, who was father of twenty-seven sons, seven of whom were born during twenty-four months. At the Whig convention in Raleigh in 1840 "Old Archie" was escorted through the streets in a four horse carriage with a flag floating over it bearing the inscription: "Archie Gordon, the Whig father of twenty-seven Whig sons."

James H. Gordon enlisted in the Confederate army in April, 1861, at the age of seventeen years, as a member of a company from Granville, N. C., under Capt. Henry Coleman, and served throughout the full four years faithfully, never failing to perform any duty assigned him. After the war he was connected with the Parker News Company, of Jacksonville, Fla., for twenty-five years. He died at his residence, in that city, after a short illness, in the summer of 1916. He is survived by his devoted wife and three daughters: Mrs. W. E. Pritchard, of Savannah, Ga.; Mrs. F. D. Terry, of Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. E. O. Rehm, of Jacksonville, Fla. Also three brothers, W. L. Gordon, of Jacksonville, Fla., and F. P. and John Gordon, of Earlington, Ky., and one sister, Mrs. John Masoncup, of Madisonville, Ky. He was laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery, at Jacksonville.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, November, 1916.

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