John Gordon 1854
- Born: 26 Jul 1837, Goulbourn, Carleton, Ontario, Canada 1854
- Marriage: Margaret Jane Walker on 6 Feb 1862 in Diamond, Fitzroy, Carleton, Ontario, Canada 1854
- Died: 14 Sep 1906, Goulbourn, Carleton, Ontario, Canada at age 69 1854
- Buried: Munster, Gouldbourn, Carleton, Ontario, Canada 1854
Address: Munster Cemetery
Carleton Co., Gouldbourn Twp.
Noted events in his life were:
• Cemetery: Munster Cemetery, Carleton Co., Gouldbourn Twp, 1906. 1854 Munster, Gouldbourn, Carleton, Ontario, Canada
• Family History, 1977. John was born in the basement of his father's stone house which was be ing completed on W 1/2 Ll4 C4 Goulboorn twp. When he married he bough t the F1/2·E 1/2 L13 from his father (50 acres) and received the secon d 50 for considerations when his father died. He lived here and farme d all his life. His house was the one on the cover. He rented a far m for a period of 6 yrs. in Nepean twp. but continued to work the hom e place, although the family lived in Nepean 1882 - 1808.
John's farm had limestone which his family quarried, built a lime kil n where the stone was fired and burned to lime, this took a continuou s fire for more than 24 hours. It also had a maple bush which produce d maple syrup. In his day it was boiled in iron kettles. There was o ne large cedar tree on the farm, the trunk was about 6 feet in diamete r and more than 150 fence logs had been cut from the limbs. People cam e for miles around to see the tree lying. The trunk was never cut, pr obably because it was too large for the saws available.
John Gordon took an active part in community life. He was an elder i n the Presbyterian Church, Richmond and Jock, and a Trustee of the Man se property belonging to it. It was said he could come from church an d repeat sermon word for word. He was a reader and a student of the B ible. The Rev Stuart Woods, minister at Richmond used to tell this sto ry on himself.
A year after his induction there he had had a very busy week, so he pi cked out one of his early sermons, changed it slightly and preached fi rst at Richmond, then Fallowfield then Jock. After the evening servic e at Jock, Mr. Gordon said "I liked that sermon better than the firs t time Mr. Woods." Margaret wove the cloth for her son's suits althou gh they called in a tailor to make them up. She also wove blankets an d other household material.
John married Margaret Jane Walker, daughter of Robert Walker and Rebecca Porter, on 6 Feb 1862 in Diamond, Fitzroy, Carleton, Ontario, Canada.1854 (Margaret Jane Walker was born on 13 Dec 1836 in Tyrone, Northern Ireland 1854 and died on 29 Sep 1901 1854.)
They were married at the home of the bride by REv.James Sinclair. Wit nesses were Eliza Baird and Andrew Herron.