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THE FAMILY OF “ELY MACK JORDAN”

or

The Descendants of “Isham/Isom” Jordan

 

The research on this family was originally by Cleo Jordan Ansley, who has worked diligently for years to collect and document what she could, from family records, stories, and other resources available to her. She graciously shared her information with her nephew, W. O. Greene, and also with Mary Jordan Crary, who shared it with Faye Dreadin McBurney. Cleo has now turned over the “work to the younger generation,” and it is with her work in mind that we three have tried to carry on. This is definitely a work in progress, and there is much information that still needs to be documented. However, we have to start somewhere.

 

Mary Jordan Crary, t.crary@worldnet.att.net, a descendant of James Ladson Jordan

W. O. Greene, vetpart@comcast.net, a descendant of Ely Mack Jordan

Faye Dreadin McBurney, fmcburney@aol.com, a descendant of Owen M. Jordan 

 

OUR “BRICK WALL” ANCESTOR: The father of James Ladson (Ladston), Ely Mack, and Owen M. Jordan (see below) is believed to have been Isham/Isom Jordan, who was probably born in S.C. We estimate his date of birth as somewhere in the 1820’s or shortly before. Family information says that his first wife -- who was probably the mother of James L. and Ely Mack -- may have been Frances (Unknown). The mother of Owen M. was, according to Owen’s death certificate, “Sophis” (Sophie). There may also have been a sister, or step-sister, named Biddy (Elizabeth, perhaps), who married Joseph Jernigan. Our knowledge of this family is that they were at one time in the panhandle of Florida -- Santa Rosa Co., FL, or Walton Co., FL -- and at the time of the Civil War, moved to the Pollard area of what was then Conecuh County, Alabama (in 1868, it became Escambia County, Alabama). Names such as “Sardine” and “Barnetts Crossroad” are also associated with our family, as all of these places are in Escambia County, Alabama.

These three Jordan brothers all married Emmons women, who were cousins to each other. See, also, “Emmons Family,” by Viola Jean Emmons Nichols, p. 110, “Abraham Emmons and Argent G. Roberson,” by Robert Bradley, p. 110, and “William R. Emmons and Elizabeth Malphus,” by Robert Bradley, p. 110, all in The Heritage of Escambia County Alabama.

For brevity’s sake on this website, we are only listing the three brothers and the names of their children. If you are interested in more generations, you will have to contact one of us individually.

 

1. JAMES LADSON JORDAN, b. 5/10/1846 McDade’s Pond, Santa Rosa County, FL -

d. 11/23/1920 Escambia Co., AL, bur. Travelers Rest Cem., near Pollard, Escambia County, AL. (Headstones & Heritages, Escambia Co., AL)

Enlisted in Civil War at Flomaton, AL, entering service 6/1861 at Bluff Springs, FL, Company I, 1st FL Infantry until 1864. Wounded in GA and at home on furlough when war ended. Roster of General Clanton Camp, United Confed. Vets of Escambia Co., I, 1st FL INF CSA (information also on tombstone). Member Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, dismissed by letter 5/24/1908, restored by letter. 1870 Escambia Co., AL Census, Pollard, ancestry.com, Images Online, Image 2, #314/314. Also on 1880 Escambia Co., AL Census, age 33, and also in house is younger brother, Owen M. (McBurney: have not seen this record as yet) See, also, “James Ladston Jordan,” by Robert Bradley, p. 143, The Heritage of Escambia County Alabama..

+ m. Sarah Argent Emmons, 8/6/1849 Keego, Conecuh Co., AL - 11/23/1910 Escambia Co., AL, bur. Travelers Rest Cem., near Pollard, AL. Daughter of Abraham Emmons and Argent

Georgiana Robinson

 

2. Isham Jordan, 4/1/1866 Escambia Co., AL - 12/21/1947 Century, Escambia Co., FL,

bur. Robinsonville Baptist Church Cem., Escambia Co., AL.Headstones & Heritages;

member of Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, records of same courtesty of Cleo Jordan Ansley, copies with Faye McBurney.

+ m. 1888 Nancy Elizabeth “Nannie” Crawford. Headstones & Heritages

2. Amanda “Mandy” Jordan, 5/15/1868 Escambia Co., AL - 5/8/1948.

+ m. 1894 Elias L. “Henry” Presley

2. Daniel “Dan” Jordan, 9/22/1870 Escambia Co., AL - 5/14/1950, Escambia Co., AL,

bur. Travelers Rest Cem., Pollard, AL. Headstones & Heritages. Member of Magnolia

Missionary Baptist Church. 1920 Escambia Co., AL Census, Dist. 90, Precinct 5, Owen,

#223/226. Obituary, Pensacola News Journal 5/16/1950.

+ m. 5/4/1893 Pollard, Escambia Co., AL, Fannie Elizabeth Lambeth. Member of

Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church.

2. Lemuel Jordan, 8/4/1872 Escambia Co., Al - 11/11/1938 Escambia Co., AL, bur.

Little Escambia Bapt. Ch. Cem., Escambia Co., AL Headstones & Heritages. Member

of Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church. Signed death certificate for Owen M. Jordan.

+ m. Ellen White. Headstones & Heritages. Member of Magnolia Missionary Baptist

Church.

2. Jesse Jordan, 3/25/1857 or 1877 Escambia Co., Al - 10/10/1941 Gainesville, FL

Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, dismissed by letter 1924.

+ m. 1896 Ida Presley. Cleo Jordan Ansley: Ida had Indian blood. Member of

Magnolia Missionary Baptist church, dismissed by letter 8/5/1924.

2. Lew James Jordan, 11/25/1878 Sardis, Dallas Co., AL (or possibly Escambia Co., AL) - 6/14/1960 Escambia Co., AL, bur. Huxford Bapt. Ch. Cem., Huxford, Escambia Co.,

AL Headstones & Heritages. Member of Magnolia Missionary Baptist church. On-

site viewing of tombstone (McBurney). Notes from Eunice Phillips to Faye McBurney,

re: inclusion in “The Flow of Fountains.”

+ m. Amanda Elmer (Elma) Brown

2. Florence Jordan, 3/2/1882 Escambia Co., AL - 6/17/1916 Escambia Co., AL

Member of Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, both as Florence Jordan and as

Florence Moey (Moye).

+ m. Henry J. Moye Headstones & Heritages.

2. Deanie Jordan, 2/2/1885 Escambia Co., AL - 11/25/1955 Escambia Co., AL, bur.

Rock Cemetery, Escambia Co., AL Member of Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church.

2. Drury C. Jordan, 4/28/1888 Escambia Co., AL - 6/27/1944 Escambia Co., AL

+ m. Elise Forbes

2. Argent Lorene Jordan, 4/29/1891 Escambia Co., AL - 10/10/1978 Pollard, Escambia

Co., AL, bur. Pollard Cem., Escambia Co., AL

+ m. William Ashley Smith

 

 

1. ELY MACK JORDAN, 10/30/1856 (FL?) - 2/2/1940 Atmore, Escambia Co., AL, bur.

Oak Hill Cem., Atmore, Escambia Co., AL (Headstones & Heritages, Escambia Co.,

AL Member of Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, Conference Secretary.

1920 Escambia Co., AL Census, Dist. 90, Prec. 5, Owen, #219/222

+ m. 4/22/1879 Escambia Co., AL Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Emmons, 4/12/1855 AL -

9/20/1928 AL, bur. Oak Hill Cem., Atmore, AL, daughter of William Henry

Emmons and Didamey Godwin (some say Brewton) Emmons Member of

Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church.

2. Ruben (Reuben) Jordan, 3/5/1880 Sardine, Escambia Co., AL - 11/24/1940 Andalusia,

Covington Co., AL. See, also, “Reuben Jordan Families,” by Milton R. Jordan, p. 144- 45, The Heritage of Escambia County Alabama. Member of Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church.

+ m. 11/17/1907 Andalusia, Covington Co., AL Lola Lee Beales

2. Noah Jordan, 4/21/1881 Sardine, Escambia Co., AL - 10/30/1965 Camden, Wilcox Co., AL Member Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, admitted by baptism,

dismissed by letter 8/4/1918.

+ m. 8/28/1907 Camden, Wilcox Co., AL Maude Felts. Member Magnolia

Missionary Baptist Church, by letter 8/2/1909, dismissed by letter 8/4/1918

2. Allen Jordan, 3/4/1884 Sardine, Escambia Co., Al - 11/12/1967 Pensacola, Escambia

Co., FL Member Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, by baptism 9/01/1901, dismissed

by letter. 1920 Federal Census, Escambia Co., AL, Owens/Wallace, RFD #1, #61/63

+ m. Emma Gertrude Griffin. Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, baptized

7/22/1910, dismissed by letter

2. Henry Jordan, 12/24/1885 Sardine, Escambia Co., AL - 11/12/1967 Pensacola,

Escambia Co., FL Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church. 1920 Escambia Co., AL

Census, dist. 90, Precinct 5, Owen, #231/234. Henry and Hopie listed in 1950 Register

of the Descendants of the Creek Indians East of the Mississippi (original records in

possession of Poarch Band Creek Indians, Atmore, AL), indexed by Billie Ford Snyder,

Vol. II, p. 4. Cleo Jordan Ansley: Henry had Cherokee blood (Malphus/Emmons line),

and Hopie was 1/2 Creek. In 1950/51 when register compiled, they were living at

2201 W. 2nd Street, Pensacola, FL (records seen by Faye McBurney)

+ m. Hopie Nordith Bell

2. Willie Edward Jordan, 12/25/1887 Sardine, Escambia Co., AL - 12/1/1908 Escambia

Co., AL, bur. Magnolia Bapt. Ch. Cem., Escambia Co., AL Member Magnolia

Missionary Baptist Church, baptized 1/1904 - d. 1/08. Headstones & Heritages.

2. Ollie Eley (or Eley Ollie) Jordan, 12/9/1889 Sardine, Escambia Co., AL - 10/15/1979

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL See, also, “Ollie Ely Jordan,” by Cleo Jordan Ansley, p. 143-44, The Heritage of Escambia County, Alabama, and “Ollie E. Jordan,” by Betty Jean Jordan Goleman, p. 144, in the same volume. Family Bible (Cleo Jordan Ansley and Jack E. Adams. Member of Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, baptized 2/1904,

dismissed by letter. 1920 Escambia Co., AL Census, District 90, Precinct 5, Owen,

#194/197

+ m. 12/24/1913 Ida Mozelle Butler

2. Frank Marvin Jordan, 5/1/1892 Sardine, Escambia Co., AL - 1/7/1937 Atmore,

Escambia Co., AL Member Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church, baptized 9/7/1905,

dismissed by letter. 1920 Escambia Co., AL Census, Dist. 90, Precinct 5, Owen,

#222/225

+ m. 1/2/1916 Millie Ola Hawkins

2. Nolie Olena Jordan, 2/27/1894 Sardine, Escambia Co., AL - 7/15/1975 Mobile, AL

+ m. Claude Knight

+ m. Felix Oscar Bullock

+ m. Unknown Jernigan

2. Lonnie M. Jordan, 9/14/1896 Sardine, Escambia Co., AL - 2/24/1961 Tuscaloosa, AL,

bur. Oak Hill Cem., Atmore, Escambia Co., AL Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church,

baptized 7/22/1910. Headstones & Heritages.

+ m. Millie Knight

+ m. 7/13/1920 Brewton, AL Lillie Mae McDavid

2. Adopted child: Ella Moore, b. 1911 See Census record under name of Ely Mack

Jordan, above.

 

1. OWEN M. JORDAN, 4/1861 Oak Grove, FL - 1933, bur. Huxford Baptist Church Cem.,

Huxford, Escambia Co., AL (Headstones & Heritages, Escambia Co., AL, on-site

viewing of tombstone, death certificate, Escambia County Alabama land records; and 1900 Escambia Co., AL Census. Interview with Ruby Dreadin Davis and Katie Dreadin

Bell..

+ m. 5/21 or 24/1881 (no license returned) Sarah “Sally” Emmons, 1859 AL - 1926, bur. Huxford Bapt Church Cem., Huxford, Escambia Co., AL, daughter of George W. Emmons and Martha “Patsy” Godwin (Headstones & Heritages, Escambia Co., AL, and on-site viewing of tombstone)

 

2. Albert W., 3/1882-3 Escambia Co., AL - 1907, bur. Huxford Baptist Church Cem.,

Escambia Co., AL Headstones & Heritages, on-site viewing of tombstone (McBurney)

+ m. 12/6/1906 Flossie Dean

2. Barney B. Jordan, 11/29/1883 Escambia Co., Al - 5/21/1971, bur. Myrtle Grove,

Escambia Co., FL. Death certificate; interview with Ruby Dreadin Davis.

+ m. Nora Bell

2. Anna Lorena Jordan, 3/15/1884 AL - 5/28/1966 Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL

+ m. John Wiley Dreadin (his 2nd wife). See, also, “The Dreadins,” by Faye M.

McBurney, p. 106, The Heritage of Escambia County Alabama; death

certificates for both; Social Security application for Anna. Headstones &

Heritages. Mortgage/Deed records, Escambia County, AL: MB G, p. 581;

DB 50, p. 60; MB 52, p. 2; DB 51, p. 396; DB 56, p. 345; Bill of Sale, Book 43,

p. 32.

2. Andrew Jackson “Jack” Jordan, 5/6/1886 Escambia Co., AL - 10/22/1978

Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church -- possibly, as there is an “A.J.”

+ m. Cora Lena Emmons Headstones & Heritages.

2. Calvin Jordan, 4/13/1888 Escambia Co., AL - 7/22/1955, bur. Huxford Bapt. Ch.

Cem., Huxford, Escambia Co., AL. Headstones & Heritages.

+ m. 9/24/1906 or 1908 Sally Rebecca Nall. McBurney: e-mail correspondence

with Patricia Nall, whose sources are Nall Families of America, Sally Nall

Dolphin, p. 690; death -- family notes of Clint Morgan, August, 1999. John

Ritter says her dob was 1890 in Huxford, AL

2. Louise Jordan, 2/9/1891 - 6/17/1920, bur. Cooper Cem., Appleton, Escambia Co.,

AL. Headstones & Heritages..

+ m. Lewis Cooper

2. Sallie O. Jordan, 1/1896 (no further information)

2. Katie Jordan, 6/1899 Escambia Co., AL (no further information)

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