This lineage begins with a family coming to America from Ireland to work in the fishing grounds of an island in Lake Michigan called Beaver Island.  These family members are now spread as far as Alaska and Florida, and to most areas in-between. We hope you'll enjoy their journey as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you.

Descendants of John Gordon

1. John (1) Gordon, b. 1803 in Ireland. He married two times. He married unknown; He married Anne Gordon, b. 1825, County Clare, Ireland; d. May 25, 1896 in Beaver Island, Charlevoix Co. MI (Source: Doran's Holy Cross Parish Records). More about Anne Gordon: She is buried at Beaver Island, Charlevoix Co., MI (Holy Cross, Cem.)

Generation One

Child of John Gordon and first wife is:
          2. i. John2 Gordon (John1 ), b. 1830 in Ireland; m. Mary Gordon, b. 1832 in Ireland.

  Children of John and Anne Gordon are:
 3. ii. James2 Gordon (John1 ), b. March 1855 in Canada; m. Mary Ann Brown May 02, 1878 at Beaver Island, minister was Peter Gallagher, Catholic Priest, witnesses John O'Brien and Adeline Brown of Beaver Isl. Mary was the daughter of Charles Brown and Julia Busch, b. November 1866 in Canada. More about Jimmie: Boats - owned the steam tug "Badger" at McDonough's dock and the "Lily Mae" at Pooler's dock; immigration, 1859. Occupation in 1900, Fisherman.
4. iii. MARGARET GORDON (John1 ), b. 1863. 
5. iv. Charles2 GORDON
(John1 ), b. May 1865, Michigan, m. MARGERITE BARRETT, daughter of JAMES BARRETT and MARY COLLINS, she was born April 1875 in Ohio. More About CHARLES GORDON:  Baptism: June 02, 1865, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Beaver Island, MI; Occupation: Marine Engineer on "Cushing" out of Chicago (w/Peter Green). Tug later named the "Olive Moore"

    

        

Generation Two 
    

2. John2 Gordon b. 1830 in Ireland; m. Mary Gordon, b. 1832, Ireland 
Children of John2 and Mary Gordon are:
6
. ii. Patrick3 Gordon, (John2 Gordon (John1 ) b. 1860. More about Patrick: Residence in 1860, Beaver Island, Chandler TWP.
7. iii. Bridget Gordon, b. 1862.
 8. iv. Owen Gordon, b. 1864.
9 v. John Gordon, b1867.
10. vi. Mary Gordon, b. 1869.

3. James2 Gordon (John1 ), b. March 1855 in Canada; m. Mary Ann Brown May 02, 1878
Children of James Gordon and Mary Brown are:
11. i. Ann3 Gordon (James2, John1)
, b. January 04, 1879, Manitou Co. Chandler TWP., Beaver Isl., MI; m. John A. Dahlmer June 28, 1898 at Beaver Island (Source: Doran Chrlevoix Co. marriage records 1894-1924), minister Peter Gallegher, Catholic Priest, witnesses Edward Winderman of Charlevoix and Agnes O'Brien of Beaver Isl. Dahlmer was the son of Allen Dahlmer and Sophia Vincent, b. abt. 1876, Michigan or New York. 
12. ii. Malcom3 Gordon, b. October, 1880. More: Baptism, Oct. 11, 1880, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Beaver, Isl. Boats, "Meadow Mac" and "Shirley G."     
13. iii. John "Jack" Gordon, b. June 08, 1881, Manitou Co., Chandler TWP, Beaver or Garden Isl. MI. More: Baptism: July 25, 1882, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Beaver, Isl.         
14. iv. James Henry (Harry?) Gordon, b. August 15, 1883, Manitou Co., Chandler TWP, Beaver or Garden Isl. MI. More: Baptism: September 14, 1884, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Beaver, Isl.    
15. v. Lewis Guy Gordon, b. 1886, Manitou Co. Chandler TWP, Beaver or Garden Isl. MI; m. Beatrice Graham April 27, 1922, Charlevoix, MI;, Baptist Minister Charles A. Rice; she was b. abt. 1895, Fish Creek, WI. More: Baptism: April 27, 1887, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Beaver, Isl. Occupation 1922, Fisherman. 
16. vi. Rose Gordon, b. January 11, 1890,  Manitou Co. Chandler TWP, Beaver or Garden Isl. MI per Jim Doran's Transcript of Manitou Co. MI records, m. Wallace Lenox Foley, b. June 25, 1892, Gloucester MA.
More, see Foley Family History.
17. vii. Mary Frances GORDON (JAMES "JIMMIE"2, JOHN1) was born May 11, 1892 in Manitou Co.,  Chandler TWP., Beaver Island, MI  per Jim Doran's transcription of Manitou Co., MI records. Hattie's father died in 1887.  She met JAMES DENEMY Abt. 1910.  He was born Abt. 1885. More About MARY FRANCES GORDON: Fact 1: Mary Francis (no last name) listed as mother in birth records for Manitou Co., MI for illegitimate birth of Francis Joseph Denemey, father was listed as James (not John) Denemey; More About JAMES DENEMY and MARY GORDON: Partners: Abt. 1910                                  
18. viii. Charles Clifford? GORDON, b. November 03, 1894, Chandler TWP No. 2, Charlevoix co., Beaver Island, MI (Source: Doran's file of Charlevoix Co, MI Birth records 1894-1906 PARTIAL LIST.).   More About CHARLES CLIFFORD?3 GORDON: Baptism: October 14, 1894, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Beaver Island, MI (Source: Stanley Floyd's "Beaver Island History Memories & Poem Collection".) Boat: "Lily Mae", "Badger" and "Meadow Mac."  
19. ix. Robert GORDON (JAMES "JIMMIE"2, JOHN1) was born April 19, 1897 in St. James, Charlevoix Co., MI (Beaver Island) (Source: Doran's file of Charlevoix Co, MI Birth records 1894-1906 PARTIAL LIST.).  He married ETHEL FINDLE.  She was born Abt. 1900. More About ROBERT GORDON: Baptism: May 16, 1897, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Beaver Island, MI.  
20. x. Julia Margaret (Margrete?) GORDON (Source: Doran's file of Charlevoix Co, MI Birth records 1894-1906 PARTIAL LIST.), b. January 14, 1901, St. James, Charlevoix Co., MI (Beaver Island).  
More About JULIA MARGARET3 (MARGRETE?) GORDON:   Baptism: February 03, 1901, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Beaver Island, MI.

5. iv. Charles2 GORDON (John1 ), b. May 1865, Michigan, m. MARGERITE BARRETT.
The children of Charles and Margerite Barrett are:

21.
i. ANNIE3 GORDON, b. December 1898.  
22.
ii. James Carl GORDON, b. July 25, 1902, St. James, Charlevoix Co., MI (Beaver Island).
23. iii. Paul Raphael GORDON (Source: Doran's file of Charlevoix Co, MI Birth records 1894-1906 PARTIAL LIST.), b. December 08, 1904, St. James, Charlevoix Co., MI (Beaver Island).  

Generation Three


 
11. i. Ann3 Gordon (James2, John1), b. January 04, 1879, Manitou Co. Chandler TWP., Beaver Isl., MI; m. John A. Dahlmer.
The children of Ann and John Dahlmer are:

24. i. Anna Laura4 Dahlmer (Ann3 Gordon, James2, John1), Source: Doran's File, Charlevoix Co, MI birth records, 1894-1906 partial list;, b. August 15, 1900, St. James, Charlevoix Co., Mi (Beaver Island).
25. ii Mary Dahlmer, b. November 10, 1902, St. James, Charlevoix Col, MI (Beaver Island).
26. iii. George Roland Dahlmer, b. June 01, 1903.
27. iv. Ralph W. Dahlmer, b. September 26, 1904, St. James, Charlevoix Co., MI (Beaver Island) Source: Doran's File, Charlevoix Co, MI birth records, 1894-1906 partial list.

 16. vi. Rose3 Gordon, b. January 11, 1890,   m. Wallace Lenox Foley, b. June 25, 1892.
The children of Rose and Wallace Foley are:
28. i. George Gordon4 Foley, b.    , Gloucester, MA; m. Gertrude Perry.  
29. ii. Clayton Warren Foley b. Apr. 14, 1921 , Gloucester, MA; Clayton married twice; m. Barbara Greel b. July 29, 1921 Gloucester, MA; m. Etta Gayton, Gloucester, MA.

17. Mary Frances GORDON (JAMES "JIMMIE"2, JOHN1), b. 1892 met JAMES DENEMY.  
Child of MARY GORDON and JAMES DENEMY is:
30. i. Frances Joseph4 DENEMY, b. July 14, 1911, St. James TWP, Beaver Island, MI.   More About FRANCIS JOSEPH DENEMY:
Fact 1: Charlevoix Co., MI records list him as "illegitimate" son of John Denemy  & Mary Francis.  

19. ix. Robert GORDON (JAMES "JIMMIE"2, JOHN1) was born April 19, 1897, He married ETHEL FINDLE.
Children of Robert and Ethel Gordon are:
 
31. i. Donald Vincent4 GORDON, b. April 13, 1925, Beaver Island, MI (Holy Cross Baptism).  
32. i. Warren Girard GORDON, b. March 10, 1928, Beaver Island, MI (Holy Cross Baptism).  

Generation Four

 28. i. George Gordon4 Foley, (Rose3,James2, JOHN1) b.    , Gloucester, MA; m. Gertrude Perry.  
Children of George Foley and Gertrude Perry are:
33. i. Peter John5 Foley (George4 , Rose3,James2, JOHN1), b. ?  , Gloucester, MA; m. Judith Anderson, b. ? , Nashua, NH  
34. ii. Michael Stephen Foley, b. Beverly, MA m. Ann White, b. Peabody, MA  
35. iii. Patricia Ann Foley, b
. Beverly, MA, m. Michael Tallo, b. Beverly, MA  

29. ii. Clayton Warren Foley ( Rose3,James2, JOHN1) b. Apr. 14, 1921 ; m. Barbara Evangeline Greel b. July 29, 1921 Gloucester, MA; m. Etta Gayton, Gloucester, MA.
Children of Clayton
( Rose3,James2, JOHN1
) and Barbara Foley are:
36. i. James David5 Foley (Clayton
4 , Rose3,James2, JOHN1), b. December 6, 1942, Gloucester, MA married three times; m. Susanne; m. Geraldine Jean Martin, b. 1939; m. Marcia Stumpf, b. August 15, 1938, Ada, OK  
37. ii. Donald Edward Foley
, b. 1945; married twice; m. Sandra, m. Ellie Dietz, b. New York  

Child of Clayton ( Rose3,James2, JOHN1) and Etta Foley is:
38. iii. Ilma5 Foley, b. 
b. January 24, 1954 in Hartford, CT. 

Generation Five

33.  Peter John5 Foley (George4, Rose3,James2, JOHN1), b. ?  , Gloucester, MA; m. Judith Anderson.
The children of Peter and Judith Foley are:

39. i. Heather Elizabeth6 Foley, b.   , m. unknown Rudolph, Schenectady, NY.
40. ii. Kevin Peter Foley, b.   , Schenectady, NY

34. Michael Stephen Foley ( George4, Rose3,James2, JOHN1), b    , Beverly, MA; m. Ann White.
Children of Michael Stephen and Ann Foley are:

41. i. Brian Michael6 Foley, b.   , in Beverly, MA; m. Rosa De Thomasis, b. Albany, NY
42. ii. Colleen Ann Foley, b.    , Beverly, MA, m. Brent Kirstien, b. Glastonbury, CT.

36. James David5 Foley (Clayton4 , Rose3,James2, JOHN1), b. Dec. 6, 1942, m. Susanne, Jean, Marcia.
The children of James and Susanne Foley are:

45. i. James David6 Foley, Jr
( James 5, Clayton4 , Rose3,James2, JOHN1). b. Melrose, MA
46. ii. Female, private Foley, b. Melrose, MA

The Child of James and Geraldine Jean Foley is:
47. iii. Denielle Nicole6 Foley
( James 5, Clayton4 , Rose3,James2, JOHN1), b. August 18, 1979, m. Andrew Givens, b. Cottonwood, AZ.
37.  Donald Edward Foley (Clayton4 , Rose3,James2, JOHN1), b. 1945; married twice; m. Sandra, m. Ellie Dietz, b. New York  
The children of Donald and Sandra Foley are:

48. i. Donald Edward6 Foley, Jr.
(Donald5Clayton4 , Rose3,James2, JOHN1) 
49. ii. Jason Foley, m. Heather Gauge.

38. iii. Ilma5 Foley, (Clayton4 , Rose3,James2, JOHN1)b. January 24, 1954
The children of Ilma Foley are:
50. i. Clayton Warren
6 Foley, b. May 26, 1970 in Jacksonville, FL.
51. ii. Rhonda Michelle Wilson, b. July 10, 1972; m. Paul Browning.
52. iii. Vicki Margaret Addicks, b. September 4, 1976. 


Generation Six

47. Denielle Nicole6 Foley ( James 5, Clayton4 , Rose3,James2, JOHN1), b. August 18, 1979, m. Andrew Givens, b. Cottonwood, AZ.
The child of Nicole and Andrew Givens is:
53. i. Amber Rae7 Givens, b. November 2, 2001.

50. Clayton Warren6 Foley (lma5, Clayton4 , Rose3,James2, JOHN1), b. May 26, 1970.
The child of Clayton Foley is:

54. i. Knakita Sue7 Foley, b.    ;

51. Rhonda6 Wilson, (lma5, Clayton4 , Rose3,James2, JOHN1), b. July 10, 1972;m. Paul Browning.
The child of Rhonda and Paul Browning is:
55. i. Brian Lamont
7 Thorpe, b.   ;

52. Vicki Margaret6 Foley (lma5, Clayton4 , Rose3,James2, JOHN1), b.September 4, 1976   ; 
The child of Vicki Addicks is:
56. i. Carin Marhi
7 Turner, b.     ;

 

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