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manded of every man the treatment due him as a
m^'s daughter, the grandmother of the Rev. Chas.
B W Gordon, was a woman of such estimable char¬
acter and eminent virtue, that, rather than depart
from the moral law, she submitted to entire separa¬
tion from her husband and infant daughter by being
sold into another State.
This daughter after growing into womanhood
married Daniel Gordon, a man whose lineage is
Daniel Gordon was a carpenter by trade and a
preacher by profession.
Before it was fully known that the Negroes would
be free Daniel Gordon fled from slavery to the
Yankees, took up his abode at Plymouth, N. C,
where he was diligently engaged in laying skill¬
ful plans to have his wife and children come to
When he had succeeded in perfecting his plans he
advised Nancy of his whereabouts, and respecting
the possibilities of getting to him. Nancy availed
herself of the first possible chance of escape, and with
her seven children made her departure by night,
carrying Charley, who was then the youngest, in
She was successful in passing the many dangers,
which can be easily imagined, that thronged the
pathway of those who ventured in those days to
escape from the bondage of slavery, and reached the