William Washington Gordon, Sr.

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William Washington Gordon, Sr.

Birthplace: screven, Georgia
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Ambrose Gordon, Capt. and Elizabeth "Betsey" Gordon
Husband of Sarah Anderson Wayne Gordon
Father of George Anderson Gordon; Gen. William W. Gordon, II (CSA); Eliza Clifford Stiles; <private> GORDON and <private> GORDON
Brother of Mississippi Cuyler; Anne Wayne; Julia GORDON; Margaret GORDON; Ann GORDON and 2 others

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About William Washington Gordon, Sr.


After James Moore Wayne was appointed to the Supreme Court, he sold the house to his law clerk William Washington Gordon I, who was married to Moore’s niece, Sarah Stites Gordon. The Gordon family moved into the house in 1831 and made no major changes to the house, but continued work on the interior. William Washington Gordon I founder of the Central of Georgia Railroad, became involved in the actual construction of the rail lines. During one of his inspection trips to a construction site, he contracted a fever and died suddenly.After William Washington Gordon I died, the house was closed up. Sarah Gordon moved to New Jersey with the children so that they could be educated in northern schools which Mr. Gordon considered superior to the schools in Georgia. Sarah and the children remained in New Jersey for about ten years until the children had completed their education. During this time, they had an indoor bathroom added to the house in 1855 and also installed gas lighting.

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William Washington Gordon, Sr.'s Timeline

January 17, 1796
screven, Georgia
September 26, 1830
Age 34
Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States
October 14, 1834
Age 38
Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States
Age 40
Age 45