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William Westmoreland GordonRoster ID 161
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1850|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Westmoreland Gordon, Class of 1850. Genealogy: Born- Aug. 1[?], 1831 in Essex Co. Va. Father- Dr. Thomas Christian Gordon; Mother- Martha Jones Westmoreland [1st husband Westmoreland]; Pat. Grandfather- Rev. Alexander Gordon, an immigrant from Scotland; Pat. Grandmother- Elizabeth Baird; Mat. Grandfather- [First name unknown] Jones; Mat. Grandmother- [First name unknown] Garrett. Married- Fannie Blake Brockenbough; Children- 1- Virginia Gordon; 2- Ellen Gordon; 3- Thomas Christian Gordon; 4- William Francis Gordon; 5- Martha Gordon; 6- Elizabeth Gordon; 7- Frances (Fannie) Gordon Hay, who married James Hay. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 19, 1847; Cadet Acting Prof. of Math at VMI 1848-49 AND Latin 1849; Graduated- July 4, 1850 standing 1st in a class of 17. Also a distinguished graduate of the University of Virginia (1854). Civil War Record: Appointed Col. of the 27th Virginia Infantry Regiment May 30, 1861; Resigned Oct. 14, 1861 for health reasons. Careers- Teacher and Lawyer after the war. Died- Dec. 5, 1893|