Jan. 24, 1838
AE. 43 yrs.
Son of Asa &
Oct. 28, 1829
AE. 5 months
Son of Asa &
Oct. 11, 1833
AE. 2 yrs.
& 8 mo.
Asa Gordon was born 18 March 1785 in Hooksett, New Hampshire, the son of Robert Franklin Gordon and Anna Bunting of Londonderry, New Hampshire; and grandson of William Gordon (1720 - 1753) an immigrant to Londonderry from Scotland. He married Susan Bown on 10 November 1827 in Rumford, Maine. Listed in the Maine Vital records - is a son named Robert F. Gordon, born in Hooksett (about 1829) and died in Livermore, Maine on 14 July 1907 at age 78 years, 11 months and 16 days. Another son, John H. Gordon, died in Livermore on March 19, 1915, born about 1838 in Hooksett.
There was a petition dated 7 February 1821 and signed by the men of Hooksett, including Asa Gordon's name, to separate the town from Chester. The petition was successful and the town was incorporated in 1822.
Asa Gordon is listed in the 1830 Federal Census as living in Hooksett with 1 male under age 5, 1 male between ages of 30 to 40, and 1 female ages 20 - 30.
There is a SAR flag on this grave designating it as a veteran of the Revolutionary War, but Asa Gordon would have been just a baby by the end of this war. Perhaps he served in another war, maybe the War of 1812?
Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday~ Asa Gordon, d. 1838 and his two sons named Abel, buried in Hooksett, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted April 11, 2017, (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2017/04/tombstone-tuesday-asa-gordon-d-1838-and.html: accessed [access date]).