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Brick Church in Giles County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Col. Thomas Kennedy Gordon

 
 
Col. Thomas Kennedy Gordon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 8, 2010
1. Col. Thomas Kennedy Gordon Marker
Inscription. Serving under Gen. Andrew Jackson as captain in the War of 1812, he became a lifelong friend of ailing Jackson in Creek War when he said to him, "General I'll stay, will die with you," as others threatened to leave. Pioneer settler of Brick Church, attained rank of colonel in Tennessee Militia, member of 18th and 21st Tennessee General Assemblies.
 
Erected 1991 by The Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Tennessee, L.J. Shaw, State President.
 
Location. 35° 17.046′ N, 86° 54.281′ W. Marker is in Brick Church, Tennessee, in Giles County. Marker is on Blackburn Hollow Road east of Lewisburg Highway (U.S. 31A), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Brick Church Presbyterian Church, adjacent to the graves of Col. Gordon and his wife. Marker is in this post office area: Pulaski TN 38478, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lairdland Farm House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Giles County (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bridgeforth High School (approx. 8.6 miles away); Gabriel McKissack (approx. 8.7 miles
Col. Thomas Kennedy Gordon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 8, 2010
2. Col. Thomas Kennedy Gordon Marker
away); Pulaski Courthouse Square Historic District (approx. 9.2 miles away); Sam Davis Avenue Historic District (approx. 9.2 miles away); Donald Grady Davidson (1893~1966) John Crowe Ransom (1888~1974) (approx. 9.3 miles away); Sam Davis (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker Placement
This marker is certainly deserving of Col. Gordon, unfortunately, it is placed incorrectly. The grave which it now stands beside is that of Col. Gordon's son. Thomas Kennedy Gordon is buried approximately 1 mile away at the corner of Buford Station Road and Hart Leonard Road in the old Lane family cemetery. This rather large cemetery cannot be seen from the road as it is overgrown and uncared for. I have seen the plot personally and can verify its existence. This cemetery also contains one of the oldest known burials in Giles County, TN and has great historical significance despite its neglected state.
    — Submitted February 23, 2011, by A. Kerr of Nashville, Tennessee.

 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Graves of Col. and Mrs. Gordon image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 8, 2010
3. Graves of Col. and Mrs. Gordon
Col. Thomas Kennedy Gordon grave image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 8, 2010
4. Col. Thomas Kennedy Gordon grave
Brick Church Presbyterian Church image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 8, 2010
5. Brick Church Presbyterian Church
 
 
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