James Gordon is a native of
Canada, born Feb. 10, 1828. In 1849 he went to Rock
County, Wis., and remained there until 1854, when he came
to Clayton County and settled on his present farm on
section 7, Grand Meadow Township. He owns 154 acres of
highly cultivated land and forty of timber. He was
married to Nancy Stiles on June 28, 1860. She was born in
New York, Dec. 30, 1840. Their union has been blessed
with three children-- Arthur, born April 6, 1861; Orren
M., March 19, 1863, and Edwin C., Sept. 3, 1864. Mr.
Gordon votes the Republican Ticket. He is one of Clayton
County's substantial farmers and representative men.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 828
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