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Judge Marion William Gordon

Judge Marion William Gordon

Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 19 Mar 1889 (aged 76–77)
Jackson, Amador County, California, USA
Burial Jackson, Amador County, California, USA
Plot HS 444/445
Memorial ID 66723042 · View Source
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FIRST JUDGE of Amador County 1854-1863

father: b. about 1766 - Scotland
moved to Northern Ireland as a young man
mother: b. about 1770 - Northern Ireland
maiden name - Stewart

At the age of 17 years, Marion traveled to Ireland for his brother's business.

Marion William Gordon studied law at Marion College, located in Missouri.

*Marion is listed in the California State Census of 1852 for Calaveras County.

Gordon, Marion W. — of California. Member of California state assembly 19th District, 1854-55. -Political Graveyard

Amador County was created by the California Legislature on May 11, 1854 from parts of Calaveras and El Dorado Counties. It was organized on July 3, 1854. -Wikipedia

Marion was the 1st appointed district court judge of Amador County, California. He served this position for 3 terms and a total of 9 years. 1854-1863

*The 1870 US Federal Census, Amador County, CA., lists Marion, wife, Elizabeth, sons Marion W., George A. and daughter Lizzy. Occupation: Lawyer

*The 1880 Amador Census lists his occupation as Attorney.

Volcano Canal Company - one of the founders

Amador Mountaineers, 4th Brigade

"With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, many volunteer militia companies were formed throughout California, with the hope of being able to participate in active service. This was the intention of a group of citizens in Jackson, Amador County, when on July 2, 1861, they appeared before County Judge Marion Gordon, and made due application for, the appointment of a suit-able person to open a book to receive the names of men wishing to form a volunteer military company. Judge Gordon appointed William McMullin to superintend the meeting and on July 12, 1861, the company known as the Amador Mountaineers was mustered into-the State Service under the leadership of captain McMullin."

William McMullin, Captain
D.B. Haskell, First Lieutenant

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Judge Marion William Gordon (1812–19 Mar 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66723042, citing Jackson City Cemetery, Jackson, Amador County, California, USA ; Maintained by GordonClan (contributor 47642065) .