John Gordon 2006
- Born: 26 Jul 1837, , Goulbourn, Carleton, Ontario, Canada 2006
- Marriage: Margaret Jane Walker on 6 Feb 1862 in Diamond, Fitzroy, Carleton, Ontario, Canada 2006
- Died: 14 Sep 1906, , Goulbourn, Carleton, Ontario, Canada at age 69 2006
- Buried: Munster, Gouldbourn, Carleton, Ontario 2006
Noted events in his life were:
• Cemetery: Munster Cemetery, Carleton Co., Gouldbourn Twp, 1906, Munster, Gouldbourn, Carleton, Ontario. 2006
• Family History, 1977. John was born in the basement of his father's stone house which was being completed on W 1/2 Ll4 C4 Goulboorn twp. When he married he bought the F1/2·E 1/2 L13 from his father (50 acres) and received the second 50 for considerations when his father died. He lived here and farmed all his life. His house was the one on the cover. He rented a farm for a period of 6 yrs. in Nepean twp. but continued to work the home place, although the family lived in Nepean 1882 - 1808.
John's farm had limestone which his family quarried, built a lime kiln where the stone was fired and burned to lime, this took a continuous fire for more than 24 hours. It also had a maple bush which produced maple syrup. In his day it was boiled in iron kettles. There was one large cedar tree on the farm, the trunk was about 6 feet in diameter and more than 150 fence logs had been cut from the limbs. People came for miles around to see the tree lying. The trunk was never cut, probably because it was too large for the saws available.
John Gordon took an active part in community life. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church, Richmond and Jock, and a Trustee of the Manse property belonging to it. It was said he could come from church and repeat sermon word for word. He was a reader and a student of the Bible. The Rev Stuart Woods, minister at Richmond used to tell this story on himself.
A year after his induction there he had had a very busy week, so he picked out one of his early sermons, changed it slightly and preached first at Richmond, then Fallowfield then Jock. After the evening service at Jock, Mr. Gordon said "I liked that sermon better than the first time Mr. Woods." Margaret wove the cloth for her son's suits although they called in a tailor to make them up. She also wove blankets and 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.2006 (Margaret Jane Walker was born on 13 Dec 1836 in , Tyrone, Northern Ireland 2006 and died on 29 Sep 1901 2006.)
They were married at the home of the bride by REv.James Sinclair. Witnesses were Eliza Baird and Andrew Herron. 2006