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THE GORDON FAMILY OF NOVA SCOTIA

1st Gen.

Michael GORDON (Sr.); b. 29 Sep. 1747 (probably); d. 13 Feb 1820 (aged 73) Windsor, N.S., (survived by widow & 7 children); m. 11 Feb 1782 Dutch Reformed Church, NYC to Harriett [Bochanan/Buchanan]; d. 1824 Windsor, N.S.; (Michael was probably born in Ireland, possibly in Dublin, possibly in the vicinity of Clonmell. His name first appears on the muster rolls of the 17th Light Dragoons 5 May 1772 at Clonmell, IRELAND, as a Pvt. He came with the Reg't. to Boston in 1775; during the course of the American Revolution was captured and escaped; eventually promoted to Sgt.; received grants of land in Shelburne, NS.)

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