Name: Nathaniel Charles GORDON , Lt., *
Birth: 1755 in VA
Death: 23 SEP 1809 in Wilkes Co. NC
Military Service: Rev. War at Kings Mt. (name on plaque there)
Wilkes County Deed Book C-1 1782-1803:
p.490-491 7 Jan 1803 - Between Charles Gordon and Nathaniel C. Gordon..for natural love Charles has for his son, Nathaniel C....Deed of Gift...Slaves...Wit: Nathaniel Gordon, Chapman Gordon, Joshua Badger, John Wesley Gordon, Fanney Dobson. Signed: Charles Gordon.
1790 Wilkes Co. NC: Gordon, Nathanl. 1 males 16+, 3 males 16-, 2 females, 3 slaves
In 1800 Union Co. SC Census, Nathaniel C. and his wife was in his son Nathaniel W. household.
Taken from GORDONS OF SPOTSVYLVANIA VIRGINIA page 12-13 by Frances Hodges
"From Publications of Southern History Association, Vo. IX, May 1905, No. 3, Page 183, 'Lenoir's Rangers, a N. C. Revolutionary Company': In 1775 Surry County, N. C. included Wilkes, Stokes and Surry and being a frontier County was supposed to extend to the Mississippi River. At that time the inhabitants were much annoyed by the depredations of Indians; Wm. Lenoir was selected by the Colonel of the County to raise a Company of Rangers for the protection of the frontier settlements. Wm. Lenoir had previously belonged to a Company of 'Minute Men' commanded by Capt. Jesse Walton, but he was Captain of this Company of Rangers. The Rangers went on several expeditions against the Indians and Tories and endured much hardship and many dangers. On the 1st of July, 1780, this Company of Capt. Lenoir's was enlisted into public service. Nathaniel Gordon was Lieutenant and Chas. Crenshaw was Ensign. The following papers are correct copies of manuscripts found at the 'The Fort' - (Fort Defiance near Lenoir, N. C., the home of Gen. Wm. Lenoir) - among Gen. Lenoir's papers, which he had packed away in some drawers of a desk and were left in these drawers for sixty years. These lists were made in his own handwriting. He stated that he made these lists of his men so that if he fell in battle or anything happened to him, the men could prove their service. (The Association is indebted to Mrs, P. H. Mell,
Clemson College, S. C., for this material.)
List of men who went in Capt. Lenoir's Company of Light Horse to Creswell Mines, June 15, 1780 (list in Wm. Lenoir1s handwriting):
Capt. Wm. Lenoir's Company July 1, 1780.
William Lenoir, Captain.
Nathaniel Gordon, Lieutenant.
Chas. Crenshaw, Ensign.
Among others-Chapman Gordon, Wm. Jones, Devereux Ballard, James Sheappard, Tom Jones, Joel Chandler, Benj. Brown.
A list of my company that went to the Old Store and to Catawba, exclusive of those that went down with Capt. Herndon.
John Parks, Lt.
Devereux Ballard, Sergt.
Among others were Chapman Gordon, George Gordon, etc., this expedition was in Feb. 1781.
Nathaniel Gordon, with an older brother, Charles Gordon and a younger brother, Chapman Gordon, fought in the Battle of King's Mountain and thru the entire Revolutionary War. Fought under Generals Sumter and Marion in South Carolina. (Printed letter of Mrs. Sallie Chapman (Gordon) Law of Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 29, 1893.) Their names appear on the monument erected to the memory of men who fought at King's Mountain. Enlisted June 26, 1777, as a private in Capt. John Buchanan's Company, 6th South Carolina Regiment, commanded by Lt. Col. Wm. Henderson; was transferred to the 5th Company, 1st South Carolina Regiment in February, 1780, and his pay from June 26, 1777 to June 15, 1781, was settled December 19, 1793, record of which is on file with the State Historical Commission of Columbia, S C."
Father: Charles GORDON , Sr., Col., * b: 8 AUG 1730 in Spottsylvania Co VA Fredricksburg
Mother: Mary BOSWELL , * b: 1732 in Spottsylvania Co VA Fredricksburg
Nancy GORDON , * b: BEF 1759
in Wilkes Co. NC
- Nathaniel Wesley GORDON , * b: ABT 1778 in Wilkes Co. NC
- John Calhoun GORDON b: 1784 in SC
- Mary Magdaline GORDON b: 1784 in NC
- John Wesley GORDON b: ABT 1785
- Richard C. GORDON b: 1787 in SC
- Sarah GORDON b: ABT 1788
- Thomas A. GORDON b: ABT 1789 in Wilkes Co. NC
- Richmond GORDON b: ABT 1794 in Wilkes Co. NC