Ralph, thank you for taking the time to check records for me.These Gordons are very difficult to track. I know that they were from the CoI because they ended up moving to Dublin City, where I located some records from there. Alexander and Catherine Gordon were married in Mountmellick in 1848...I did locate a record on LDS. However,it still doesn't pin down the town of birth of their son, William or where Alexander and his father were born.I think you are right, they are probably of Scotch descent. It may be that I will never be able to track the origins of these people due to the fact of scarce records and them having such a common surname. I really appreciate your help...it's motivating me to start the search again.