Peter Gordon

Peter Gordon

Crosswicks, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Death 1725 (aged 37–38)
Crosswicks, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 125934819 · View Source
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Peter Gordon and Elizabeth Rhea were married about 1716 in New Jersey.

Children of Peter Gordon and Elizabeth Rhea born in New Jersey:

Jonathan Rhea Gordon born about 1717.

Margaret Gordon born about 1719.

Robert Gordon born about 1721.

David Gordon born about 1723.

Charles Gordon born about 1725.

Peter Gordon married Elizabeth Rhea. The will of this Peter Gordon, who was of Crosswicks. is dated August 20, 1723, and was proved November 1, 1725. He leaves his entire estate to his wife Elizabeth as long as she remains his widow, with remainder to his five children, whose names are not mentioned. As he named no executor, his widow petitioned, Nov. — , 1725, to be made administratrix, and her petition was granted. She speaks of him as of Freehold. His estate was inventoried and appraised at £105. 9. 3.— V. J. Archives, XXI., 190, 192.

Will 1723 states 5 children unnamed.
Attributed David and Charles due to thier early marrages as two children listed unnamed in will.

The New Jersey coast in three centuries: history of the New Jersey ..., Volume 2
By Peter Ross, Fenwick Y. Hedley

Contemporaneous with Charles Gordon was Peter Gordon, planter, of Freehold. They were probably brothers and seem to have had children and grandchildren bearing the same names. Peter Gordon married Margaret, the daughter of Robert Rhea, who had been imprisoned as a covenanter, and was released by taking the oath, and then had come to East Jersey. As stated above, he married Janet Hampton. He probably built, or helped to build, the first meeting house occupied by the Presbyterians, and according to the old Scotch custom it is presumable that he fashioned from the choicest timber cut from the forests, and carefully laid aside to season, the coffins for the dead of the little community. In 1688 Robert Rhea obtained one hundred and forty-five acres near Spottiswood South Brook." Five years later he deeded thirty acres to John Campbell— the amount of headlands probably owed to John Campbell for his passage to America. He also obtained sixty acres of land from George Keith. He had a grandson. Jonathan Rhea, who married Lydia, daughter of Aaron Forman. Peter Gordon and Margaret Rhea had a son named Jonathan Rhea Gordon, born in 1717. He married Margaret Cole, daughter of William Cole. Their descendants are numerous in Georgia, and in the middle west. Many have been statesmen, soldiers, lawyers, .etc. The families of Gordon, Forman and Rhea have repeatedly intermarried.
On December 28th, 1715, Peter Gordon, planter, of the "Towne of Freehold," purchased one hundred and twenty' acres of land from John Salter, (son of Richard Salter, agent for Thomas Cooper and William Dockware, proprietors) situated near Imlaystown, on Doctor's Creek. Peter Gordon lived here and became known as "Peter Gordon of Crosswicks." He conveyed this land to his son Robert Gordon and his wife Patience, in 1741, who finally (in 1753) sold it to Robert Imlay.

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