Many Gordon families lived and worked in Kirkcudbrightshire during the 18th and 19th Century.

During the research of my own Gordon family, who lived in the Kirkmabreck and Girthon Parishes, I came across other Gordon families living in the same general area as my family. Wondering whether any of these families were related to me, I have researched and documented a few of them and have presented the information on this website with the hope that someone will find this information of interest and that they will contact me with additional information.

In addition, I hope that a family connection can be made and ultimately a link to my family tree.

Thus far, I have documented the following families and they are included in this website.

The second son of Alexander, named Alexander, traveled to Charleston, South Carolina in the early 1820's and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1825.  There he married Jane Cruikshank about 1830 and raised a family.  After his wife died, some time after 1860, he returned to Scotland where he lived and later died in Kirkcudbright in 1871.


  • Robert Gordon and Marion Conchie 
    • Robert and Marion lived in Kirkmabreck Parish  and had children in that Parish from 1785 to 1801.  One son, James, emigrated to Kingston, Ontario, Canada where he married and was a farmer.  His descendants are still in the area.  Other children of Robert and Marion remained in Scotland.


  • John Gordon and Janet Milligan
    • John and Janet lived in the Borgue, Twynholm, and Buittle Parishes of Kirkcudbrightshire in the early 19th Century.  In the 1841 Census this family was living at Barnsyard, Buittle Parish.  His children continued to live in this parish for some time.



Please contact me, Sandy Gordon, via email if you find a connection or to alert me of any errors or omissions in my data.