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1. James Jordan,
(See Note I. *.) b. ca. 1797 SC, d. after 1870 Coffee County,
land in Pike County, AL by GLO land patent no. 35314 on 2-1-1843,
land patent nos. 39325 and 39326 on 2-2-1852 and land patent
no. 47085 on 11-1-1858(under comments:
his son’s name – John R. Jordan).
Sp.: Catherine McCleod, b. ca. 1797 NC, d.
after 1860, Coffee County, AL.
They were enumerated on the 1830 census in Darlington
County, SC along with their oldest children, Alexander and
James Wilkes Jordan.
They were located on the 1840, 1850 census in Goshen,
Pike County, AL and 1860 and 1870 census in Coffee County,
AL. He was listed
as a clerk (in his son’s store) in 1860 and a farmer
in 1850 and 1870.(There were numerous land records for James’
cousins, the Forts, descendants of Elizabeth Jordan, who married
John Fort, in Darlington County, SC, on the South
Carolina History and Archives web site.)
Alexander (sometimes called Alexandria) McCleod Jordan,
b. ca. 1824 Darlington, SC, d. ca. 1879?
Coffee County Court minutes reflect that he was general
county administrator in 1862 and census records reflected
that he was a merchant. He was administrator for the estate filed
7-21-1871 for George O. Tankard, his son in law, who owned
a store in Elba, AL. And Alexander executed several legal
transactions accumulating land until 1879.
His last two transactions involved the sale of his
store on the Elba town square in Coffee County, AL.
Shortly afterwards he mortgaged his property for tools
and equipment for an upcoming crop also in 1879.
The family story is that he disappeared during a trip
for supplies to Vernon, Florida. It is believed he sustained
an accidental death navigating the long river trip. If so,
genealogists and librarians who were interested in solving
this mystery and who helped with records for counties along
the river, wrote that his body would have eventually been
swept out into the Gulf of Mexico and never found. His younger children were living
in the household of their older married sister, Josephine
Jordan Stevens acc. to the 1880 census in Elba and it would
seem he died between 1879 and 1880. No GLO land patents were
found for him, but he transacted several deeds on the deed
indexes in Pike County and Coffee County, AL. Military record: His military record gave Darlington, SC
as his place of birth and that he enlisted on 9-25-1863 with
the Coffee County Volunteers (John C. Brown’s Cavalry
Co. B), which was added along with several other independent
companies in 1864 to Major Joseph Barbiere’s Cavalry
Battalion. Sp.: Catherine Elizabeth Stringer b.
Ca. 1831, SC, d. ca. 1869, Coffee County, AL. Buried in Evergreen
Cemetery, Coffee County, AL. Married 2-21-1850 Pike County,
AL (Sources: census records, military records, courthouse
records, marriage records, and cemetery records. Newspaper
records were lost previous to 1901 in Coffee County, AL unfortunately
because of floods. Also
some courthouse records were lost, too.)
3. Josephine M. Jordan, b. May 15, 1851,
Pike County, AL, d. after 1920 in Coffee County, AL. Bur. In Evergreen Cemetery. Sp.: George O. Tankard, b. August 9, 1848,
d. April 6, 1871, Coffee County, AL. Executor of his estate
was Alexander Jordan, his father-in-law.
Sp.: B.M. Stevens, probate judge of Coffee
County, b. 11-13-1844, d. 11-24-1894, buried in Evergreen
Cemetery. Married before 1875 according to court
document dated June 4, 1875.(Sources were census records,
cemetery records, courthouse records, probate records. Because
of floods in Coffee County, AL some records including marriage
records were destroyed.)
3. Sarah (Sallie) Catherine E. Jordan, b.
Nov. 15, 1852, Pike County, AL, d. after 1920, Coffee County, AL. Bur. In
Evergreen Cemetery. No dates included on her gravestone. (Sources were census
records, cemetery records, and family who said Sarah helped raise Alexander
Jordan’s younger children after his disappearance.)
3. William J.(Billie) Jordan, b. ca. 1856
AL, d. after 1870, Coffee County, AL, bur. in Evergreen Cemetery.(Sources were
census records, cemetery records and
family, who said both Billie and Emma died early in life.)
3. Emma V. Jordan, b. ca.
1858 Pike County, AL, d. after 1870, Bur in Evergreen Cem. No dates included on
her grave stone.(Sources were census records, cemetery records and family, who
said both Emma and Billie died early in life..)
3. Mary Ida Jordan, b. Aug. 15, 1860, Coffee
County, AL, d. March 14, 1915,Coffee County, AL, Married in
1881 in Coffee County, AL.
Sp.: John J. Morris, b. May 15, 1858, AL, d.
after 1910, Coffee County, AL. (Sources were census records,
cemetery records and Coffee County, AL marriage index and
4. Robert Carl Morris, b.
ca. 1881, AL, d.? AL, sp. Ella,
5. Max Morris,
b. 1908, AL. Sp.: Susan
4. Guy Morris, b. Feb. 15, 1883, Coffee County,
AL, d. ? AL
4. Jeff M. Morris, b. Nov.,
1888 AL, d. 1949, Coffee County, AL, bur in Evergreen Cem.
4. Stella Morris, b. Aug.
15, 1891, AL, d.?
4. Stevens. Morris, b. Aug.
1894, AL, d.?
3. Louisa Elizabeth (Lizzie) Jordan, b.
June 5, 1865, AL, d. May 16, 1945, Coffee County, AL, bur. In Evergreen Cem.
Sp.: Charles Spalding Allred, past
mayor of Elba, AL, b. November 3,
1867, AL, d. May 31, 1926, Coffee County, AL, bur. in Evergreen Cemetery.
Married Oct. 26, 1892, Coffee County, AL. (Sources were census records, cemetery
records, and Gladys Allred Richburg, now deceased.)
4. Evelyn Park Allred, b. August 13, 1893,
AL, d. October 19, 1979, AL, buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Sp.: Charles S. (Guy) Folsom, b. May 4, 1896,
d. October 18,
1950, bur. In Evergreen
4. Charles Orville Allred,
b. July 7, 1896, AL, d. May 16, 1977, Coffee County,
AL, bur. In Evergreen Cemetery. Sp.: Minnie Reese.
5. Charles Orville Allred, Jr. , b.?
AL, d. November 28, 1984. Sp.:
4. Alexander Kirk Allred,
b., AL, Sp.: Viola Byrd.
5. Mary Kirk Allred, b.? AL, Sp.: John McPhail.
4.. Gladys Allred, b. August 26, 1899, AL,
sp.: Herbert W. Richburg, b. Sept
1, 1901, d. May 12, 1979, married October 16, 1924, Coffee County, AL.
5. Herbert Richburg, Jr., b. February 5,
1929, AL, d. May 10, 1931, Coffee County, AL, buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
5. Jo Ann Richburg, b. January 16, 1934,
AL, d. June 15, 1979, Al, buried in Evergreen Cemetery.
3. John Stringer Jordan, b. February 22, 1868 Coffee County,
AL, d. September 22, 1945 in Mercy Hospital , Baltimore, Maryland, bur. In
Evergreen Cemetery. Sp.: Cora Josephine Green, b. March 6, 1878,
Brundidge, AL, d. July 2, 1962 at 327 East 27th Street, Baltimore,
Maryland, bur. In Evergreen Cemetery.
Married March 15, 1898 Coffee County, AL. (Sources were census records,
cemetey records, marriage records, and Janie Jordan Watkins, now deceased.)
Janie Jordan, b. August 18, 1901, Coffee County, AL, d. October 20, 1980 in St.
Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, bur. In Glen Haven Memorial Park AA
Cemetery. Sp.: John Collis Watkins,
b. March 4, 1906, Dothan, Alabama, , d. January 6, 1985 in Enterprise, AL,
Married October, 19, 1927.
4. Charles Sanford Jordan, b. June 1, 1917,
Coffee County, AL, d. January 21, 1990, Orlando, Florida, cremated, Sp.: Helen
Elaine Warfield, b. February 10, 1919, in Mullinix, Maryland , married, May 3,
2. James Wilkes
Jordan, b. ca. 1826 in Darlington, South Carolina, d. (of pneumonia acc. to
family) October 25, 1870 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana, buried as Jimmie Jordan on
his gravestone in Evergreen Cemetery in Coffee County, AL. Acquired GLO land
patents No. 49067 and 45760 for land in Pike County, AL on 11-1-1858 and sold them on Jan.
20, 1860 before moving to Louisiana. (Apparently his brother, John R. Jordan,
and sister, Mary Jordan Wyatt, moved from Pike County, AL to Mansfield, DeSoto
Parish, Louisiana with him in 1860 while his father, James Jordan, and elder
brother, Alexander McCleod Jordan, moved to Coffee County, AL acc. to census
records. James Wilkes Jordan acquired GLO land patent No. 15157 for land in
Sabine Parish, La on August 11, 1861.
After his death the land was sold at auction by his widow as executor of
his estate dated Nov. 7, 1871. It
is surmised that he must have kept in touch with his family in Coffee County, AL
since they buried him in Evergreen Cemetery in Coffee County.. (Sources were census records,family bible records kept by Elizabeth Milam
Jordan, cemetery records, marriage records, military records,courthouse records,
National Archives records, and interview with Ms. Wilma Jordan and Mrs. Fern
Jordan Jones, now deceased.)
Lucinda M. Wyatt, b. July 10, 1827 in
South Carolina, d. Oct. 1, 1851,
in Pike County, AL. Married 12-7-1849 Pike County,
AL. She was a sister of Oliver Wyatt, husband of Mary C. Jordan,
sister of James Wilkes Jordan. Their grandfather, Elijah S. Wyatt, founded
Elam Primitive Baptist Church in 1830 in Goshen in Pike County,AL.
3. Sarah Mildred Victoria
Jordan, b. 2-18-1851, Pike County, AL, died June 9, 1855, Pike County, AL.
Martha Ann Stephenson b. ca. 1830, Montgomery, AL,
d. ca. 1895, married Nov. 11, 1853,
Pike County, AL, buried in an unmarked grave in Central
Baptist Cemetery, Robeline, LA..It is believed there is a
possibility that she and her first husband, James Wilkes Jordan,
came to DeSoto Parish, Louisiana in a wagon train with her
Stephenson relatives from Alabama in 1860. Her mother, Mary Jones Stephenson, was
located in Martha’s household in 1880 in Mansfield,
LA, DeSoto Parish and was buried in the Stephenson family
cemetery in Mansfield, LA. Martha’s second spouse was
Hezikiah R. Murphy, whom she married in DeSoto Parish, La
on December 22, 1870.
She was widowed again, but the date is not available.
Acc. to family her second husband was shot and killed
while he was standing on his front porch by the Morgan gang
from Natchitoches Parish, LA. (A search was made for newspapers to verify
this story, but they are no longer in existence. There is
documentation about this area as part of the Rio Hondo lands,
which occcupied the neutral strip of western Louisiana and
which was a no man’s land until a boundary question
was settled in 1819 making the Sabine River the western boundary
of Louisiana) As Martha Murphy (a widow again) and as head
of her family she applied for land on 9-11-1871 in DeSoto
Parish and received homestead papers for the land on October
5, 1877. In 1878
she sold the land and moved her family to Robeline, Natchitoches
Parish, LA, located on the Camino Real and designated as Los
Adaes, the first capital of Texas by the Spanish until 1772
when they moved it to San Antonio. It seems likely that her second
husband died between 1870 when they married and 1871 when
she homesteaded land in DeSoto Parish as a widow for the second
time..In the Jordan family bible record she was Marthy Jordan.
3. Frances Lenora Jordan, b.
10-17-1854, Pike County, AL, d. May 10, 1915, Natchitoches Par., La, buried in
Central Baptist Cemetery, married 9-2-1875. Sp. John (Jack) Hendrick, b. Jan. 4,
1848, Lawrence County, MS, d. 9-18-22, Natchitoches Par., LA, buried in Central
4. Mertice Irene Hendrick, b. July 16,
1876, Spanish Lake, Natchitoches Par., La., d. Dec. 17, 1961, married Dec. 23, 1897, Natchitoches
Par., La, Sp.: Johnnie Peter Clower, b. 4-1-1872,
Tangipahoa Parish, La, d. October 27, 1946, Robeline, La, bur. in Central
5. Ruby Marie Clower, b.
Nov. 11, 1898, Sabine Parish, La, d. Jan. 11, 1957.
5. A.J. Clower, b. May 7,
1900, Sabine Parish, La, d. September 11, 1908.
5. Gladys Elaine Clower, b.
Dec. 9, 1901, d.?
5. Johnnie Elbert Clower, b.
May 6, 1903, Sabine Parish, La, d. April 26, 1953, Venezuela, South America.
4. Elizabeth (“Lizzie”)
Hendrick, b. Dec. 16, 1880, Natchitoches Par., d. Oct. 10, 1961, Sp.: William Martin “Mart” Smith.
5. Martile Smith, b. Dec. 9,
1902, d. Oct. 6, 1976.
5. James Hiram Martin Smith,
b. September 27, 1905, d. September 8, 1929.
4. Leon F. “Buster”
Hendrick, b. September 1882, Natchitoches Parish, La., d.? Sp.: May Carr, b.?, d.?, married December 7,
5. Ouida Hendrick, b. March
5, 1903, d. June 27, 1993.
5. Herman D. Hendrick?, b.
July 3, 190?, d. Aug. 10, 1910.
4. Carlisle Hendrick, b.
Aug. 1, 1886, Natchitoches Parish, La, d. Feb. 20, 1939.
Hendrick, b. Aug., 1889, Natchitoches Parish, d.
Fulton Hendrick, b. Jan., 1893, Natchitoches Parish, La, d.
4. Matilda (“Mattie”) A.
Hendrick, b. September, 1894, Natchitoches Parish, d. ?
Alexander (Alexandria on his probate record) Jordan, b. Feb. 4, 1857, Pike
County, AL, d. Nov. 3, 1923, Robeline, LA.
Buried in Central Baptist Cemetery.
Married Aug. 28, 1890, Natchitoches Parish, La. He was on the 1880 census with his
brother, John, and cousin, Thomas Wyatt, in Many, Sabine Parish, LA. Sp. Talitha(sometimes spelled Tabitha) Jane
Elizabeth Milam, (She was called Lizzie.) b. 9-23-1874, d. 12-6-1953, Robeline,
LA. Buried in Central Baptist
Cemetery, Robeline, LA. Some of her Milam relatives settled in Milam,Texas,
which is located on Camino
Real. She kept
birth, death and marriage records in the family bible.
4. Angel Baby, b. 8-23-1891
and d. 8-23-1891, Robeline, LA.
Buried in Central Baptist Cemetery.
4. Elmer Ernest Jordan, b.
12-7-1892, Robeline, LA, d. 5-14-1962, bur. in Central Baptist Cemetery as La.
Pvt. Mg. Co. 16 Infantry, WWI.
4. James Alvin Jordan, b.
2-26-1895, Robeline, LA, d. 5-29-1979, Robeline, LA, buried in Central Baptist
Cemetery, married 5-25-1926, Sp.:
Coretta Marie Killen, b. 9-11-06, Urania, LA, d. 12-26-81, Robeline, LA,
bur. in Central Baptist Cemetery.
4. J.V. Jordan, b.
3-20-1897, Robeline, LA, d. 1-28-1978, Sulphur, LA, married 8-14-1927, Sp.: Sallie Lucinda Montgomery, b. 7-30-1898,
Jackson, LA, d. ca. 1983, Lake Charles, LA.
4. Angel Baby, b. and d. 9-28-1898,
Robeline, LA, buried in Central Baptist Cemetery.
4. Earl Clayton Jordan, b. 12-27-01, Robeline,
LA, d. 12-6-89, Denham Springs, LA, bur. in Central Baptist
Cemetery. Married 3-5-41, Sp. Lillian L. McCarroll, b. 1-27-16,
Hayes, La, d. 9-17-88, Lake Charles, LA, cremated. Memorial
marker for her in Hayes Protestant Cemetery.
Truman Jordan, b. 3-13-04, Robeline, LA, d. 9-20-16, Robeline,
LA, bur. in Central Baptist Cemetery, Robeline, LA.. On his
grave stone is the inscription, “Lizzie’s boy.”
He was only 12 years old when he died of appendicitis,
which was misdiagnosed at first.
Acc. to family at his funeral the children of Robeline
lined up with white flowers and placed them on his coffin.
4. Wilma Annie Jordan, b.
11-6-06, Robeline, LA, d. 3-99, Leesville, LA, bur. in Central Baptist Cemetery,
4. Fern Elizabeth Jordan, b.
7-29-12, Robeline, LA, d. 6-22-99, Lake Charles, LA, bur. in Orange Grove
Cemetery, Lake Charles, married 2-16-47.
Sp. John Paul Jones, b. May
12, 1913, Beauregard Parish, LA, d. May, 1999, Lake Charles, LA, bur. in Orange
Grove Cemetery, Lake Charles, La.
5. Milam David Jones, born
and died ca. 1949, Lake Charles, LA, bur. in Orange Grove Cemetery.
M. Jordan, b. ca. 1860, Pike County, AL, d. of pneumonia ca. 1880 Sabine Parish, LA..
Oliver Jordan, b. ca. 1863, Louisiana, d. ca. 1936, Alexandria, Rapides Parish,
La., married 30 Dec. 1888, Natchitoches Parish, LA and divorced Kitty Taylor
4. Edna Jordan, b.ca. 1890, La, d.?
4. Villa Jordan, b. ca. 1885, La, d.?
4. Henrietta(Little Henry)
Jordan, b. ca. 1895, La., d.?
2. John R.
Jordan, b. 4-25-1827, Darlington, SC, d. after 1860, Louisiana, married Dec. 4,
1851, Pike County, AL. Sp. Martha
A.L. Strutyer, b. ca. 1835, AL, d.?, Louisiana?
(Sources were census records, marriage record,
and land record. John
R. Jordan was enumerated in the household of James Jordan,
his father, in 1850 in Pike County, AL and he was enumerated
next door to his brother, James Wilkes Jordan, on the 1860
DeSoto Parish, LA census.
It is believed he was killed and buried in Mansfield,
LA during the civil war.)
3. Francis Jordan, b. ca. 1854 Pike County,
3. Tensas E. Jordan, b. ca. 1860, Louisiana.(twin?)
3. William J. Jordan, b. ca. 1860,
Louisiana (twin?) d.?
Mary C. Jordan, b. 4-26-1827, Darlington, SC, d. 4-13-1895,
Sabine Parish, LA, bur. in Central Baptist Cemetery, Robeline,
LA, married 9-25-1851, Pike County, AL. Sp.: Oliver L. Wyatt, b. 12-5-1829. D. ca. 1910, La. Central Baptist church
minutes reflect that Mary and her family lived in Sabine Parish
but attended church at Central in Robeline located across
the parish line. (Sources are census records, cemetery
records, marriage records, and family.)
3. James D. “Jim” Wyatt, b. 8-22-1852, Pike
County, AL, d. 7-13-1883, La. Bur.
in Central Cemetery. Sp.: Frances Elizabeth Ricks, b. 11-22-1856,
d. ? in La. Married
4. Ida Wyatt, b. ca. 1877,
4. Mary Wyatt, b. ca. 1879,
3. John Daniel “Jack” Wyatt, b.
3-17-1856, Pike County, AL, d.
9-9-25, Marthaville, LA. Buried in
Central Baptist Cemetery, Robeline, LA.
Married 1-7-1875. Sp.: Mary J. Whatley, b.?, d.?
4. Lenora E. “Nora” Wyatt,
b. 4-13-1876, d. 8-22-1959, Sp. Richard Pete Moffett.
4. Edward Clayton “ED”
Wyatt, b. 1877, d. 1956, Ft. Jessup, LA. sp. Nora Beasley Boswell, d. in
Robeline, LA, bur. in Central Cemetery, Sp.: Laura Alice Neason, d.? in Ft. Jessup,
Second spouse of
John Daniel Wyatt: Margarete
Elizabeth “Maggie” Reeks, b. 11-11-1863, d. 2-1946 in Coldwater, La,
Natchitoches Parish, mar. about 1880.
4. Arthur Valentine Wyatt, b. 9-24-1881, d.
11-14-64. Bur. in Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove, La. Sp. Annie Laura Jeter, b.
7-21-1886, d. 11-19-1935, bur. in Oak Grove Cemetery.
4. John Virgil Wyatt, b. 10-21-1885, d.
10-25-71, DeSoto Parish, La, bur in Bellmont, La cemetery. Sp.: Orlena Haley, b. 6-11-1890, d.
5-30-1980, bur. in Bellmont, La cemetery.
4. James Walter Wyatt, b. 12-11-1886, d.
2-65, Sabine Parish, La, bur. in Central Baptist Cemetery, Robeline, LA,
Sp.: Cecilia Victoria Nowsworthy,
d. in Sabine Parish, La, bur. in Central Baptist Cemetery, Robeline, La.
4. Oscar Erastus Wyatt, b. 1-23-1890, d.
1-23-84, Provencal, LA, bur in Provencal Cemetery, sp.: Clara Bell, b. 2-23-1896, d. 6-25-1965,
Provencal, LA, bur. in Provencal Cemetery.
4. Cora Vietta Wyatt, b.
4. Edward Lawrence Wyatt, b.
8-23-1894, d. 4-23-62, Alexandria, La, Sp. Bonnie Brock, b. ca. 1901, d. ca.
1928, Marthaville, La., Bur. in Marthaville Town Cemetery.
Second sp. of Edward Lawrence Wyatt: Lizzie May Worley, b. March 8, 1908,
d. Dec. 29, 1993, Alexandria, La., bur. in Flatwoods Cemetery, Flatwoods, La.,
married Feb. 4, 1931.
5. Elsie Estelle Wyatt, b.
Feb. 19, 1932, d. September, 1991, Canyon, Texas; bur. in Flatwoods
6. Jackie Ann Wyatt, b.
August 8, 1957, Sp.: Michael Lynn
Wiltcher, b. August 17, 1955, married April 11, 1975.
5. Mary Magdalene “Maggie”
Wyatt, b. December 13, 1935, d. June 2, 1967 in Texas, bur. in San Jacinto
4. Beatrice Elizabeth
“Beenie” Wyatt, b. 3-5-1897, d. 5-11-64. Sp: Pete A. Rogers, b. 4-29-1900, d.
3-2-77, Hagenwood, La, bur. in Pine Grove Cemetery.
4. Van D. “Jack” Wyatt, b.
11-23-1900, d. ca. 1933, Sp.:
4. Eula Maude Wyatt, b.
3-1-02, d. 2-20-57, Sp.: John D.
Watley, b. 11-18-02, d. 10-18-76 in Provencal, La, bur. in Pine Grove, La.
3. Emma Wyatt, b. 1858, d. before 1870 in
3. Thomas Jefferson “Denny” Wyatt, b.
10-7-1861, d. 1-14-40, Marthaville, LA, Bur. in Pisgah Cemetery, Sp.: Frances Elizabeth “Fannie” Reeks, b.
12-3-1866, d. 7-5-1890, Sabine Parish, La, bur. in Central Baptist Cemetery,
Robeline, La, married 2-25-1885.
4. Wallace H. Wyatt, b. 7-27-1886, d.
6-13-64, Marthaville, La, Sp.: Mary
4. Willie Adophus “Bud” Wyatt, b. 3-2-1889,
d. 2-1-68, Shreveport, La, Sp.:
Hallie W. Wyatt, b. 12-21-1894, d. 6-14-71.
4. Alfred Oliver Wyatt, b. 7-26-1891, d.
2-3-25, Marthaville, La, Sp.:
Hattie Lee Moore, b. 3-9-1893, d. 7-23-71.
4. Sylvestor Arnold Wyatt, b. 10-18-1895,
d. 3-16-64, Pleasant Hill, La, Sp.:
Lula Mae Sandifer.
4. Mary Elizabeth Wyatt, b. 7-31-1898, d.
2-25-25, Marthaville, La, Sp.:
William J. “Will” Wyatt, m. 1912-1915.
4. Katherine Irene Wyatt, b. 8-28-00, d.
6-20-75, Shreveport, La., Sp:
Charles G. VanNess, m. 1914-1917.
4. Erastus Clyde Wyatt, b. 12-2-03, d. 2-4-83,
Marthaville, Sp: Mae Moore, b.
10-4-07, d. 1-17-84.
4. Arbie Lee Wyatt, b. 9-3-06, d. 5-2-77,
Shreveport, La, Sp.: Bertie Lois
Graves, mar. 3-28-28.
4. Hugh McKenneth Wyatt, b. 6-15-08, d.
2-8-75, Shreveport, La, Sp.: Effie
Burr, b, 1-26, 24.
4. Ila Mae Wyatt, b. 7-16-11, d. 7-20-92,
Shreveport, La, Sp. Jewel J. Cobb.
3. Erastus Bledsole “Bledy” Wyatt, b. ca.
1865, Sp.: Allie Selena Warnack,
married Jan. 6, 1889,
4. Lena Wyatt, Sp.: Lee Strickland.
4. Laura Wyatt, Sp.: Lewis Wilkerson
4. Jimmy Wyatt.
4. Nellie Wyatt, b. Nov. 16, 1893, d. 6-
26- 66, bur. in Bellmont Louisiana cemetery.
3. Alexander “Alex” M. (McLeod) Wyatt, b.
12-16-1868, d. 9-10-40, Marthaville, La, buried in Pisgah Baptist Church
Cemetery, Sp.: Sarch Alice Moore,
b. 7-1-1872, d. 10-9-66 in La.
4. Jenny Wyatt. Sp. Unknown Davis.
4. William J. “Bill” Wyatt,
d. in Monroe, La, Sp.: Ella Kinard,
b. 4-30-09, d. 12-22-97 in Arkansas.
Luther Wyatt, b. 4-17-01, d. 10-24-93, Sabine Parish,
La, buried in Bellmont La Cemetery, Sp.: Ennis Kinard, b. 10-27-15, d. 8-17-56.
Buried in Bellmont La Cemetery.
James “J.D.” Wyatt, b. 2-16-02, d. 12-5-79, Sp.: Dorothy Unknown, b. 7-22-00, d. 8-13-87.
4. Henry Wyatt, b. 3-17-12,
Sp.: Evalena Unknown, b. 6-21-24,
3. Catherine L. “Dainy” Wyatt, b. 1869, d.
1943, Marthaville, La, bur. in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Sp.: Albert R. Horn, b. ca. 1868, d. ca.
1930, married 12-4-1887.
3. Sarah V. “Sally” Wyatt, b. 1869, d.
1943, Marthaville, La, buried in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Sp.: Walter J. Callens, b. ca. 1867, d. 1945,
2. Effie M. Jordan, b. ca. 1833, Darlington,
SC, d. May 18, 1906, Coffee County, AL, buried in Evergreen
Cemetery, Coffee County, AL. (Sources are census records,cemetery
records, and her obituary from the Elba Clipper Newspaper
in Coffee County, AL.)
2. Sarah A. Jordan, b. ca. 1834, AL,
d.after 1860, AL, Sp.: John Taylor,
b. ca. 1845, Georgia, d. after 1860 and before 1870, AL.It is assumed that Sarah
and her husband John were deceased before the 1870 census, which enumerated
their children in the household of their grandfather, James Jordan, age 73, in
Coffee County, AL. (Sources are
census records, cemetery records, and family who identified Alabama Taylor
as Bama Taylor buried in Evergreen Cemetery.)
3. James Taylor, b. ca,
1858, AL, d.?
3. Catherine A. Taylor, b. ca. 1859, AL, d.?
3. Martha Alabama Taylor, b. May, 1860, AL, d.?, buried as
Bama Taylor in Evergreen Cemetery, Coffee County, AL Her grave stone has no
dates. Sp.John B. Harper
4. Vivian Harper, b.?d.?
4. Lally Harper, b.?d.?
2. Catherine(Kitty) Ann Jordan, b.
September, 1839, Pike County, AL, d. after 1910, Coffee County, AL. Married Josephus P. Blue, respected
physician, b. May 30, 1834 NC, d. Jan. 1, 1881, Coffee County, AL, buried in
Evergreen Cemetery. (Sources are census records, cemetery records, courthouse
records, and Effie Jordan’s Elba Clipper newspaper obituary which stated she
died in the household of her sister, Kitty Blue. )
3. Johnnie May Blue(dau.), b. May 1877
Coffee County, AL, d.?
3. Willie Blue(dau.), b. May
1878 Coffee County, AL, d.?
3. Robert L. Blue, b. Nov.
1880, Coffee County, AL, d.?
3. Gipsia Blue(Dau.), b.
Jan. 1880 Coffee County, AL, d.?
father of James Jordan was Joshua Jourdan/Jordan,b. ca. 1777 SC. Joshua migrated from Darlington County,
South Carolina to Alabama and lived close to James Jordan, 53, in Pike County, AL in 1850 at age 73,
according to census records. Both
Joshua(50 to 60) and James Jordan(30-40) were on the1830 Darlington County, SC
census next door. On the 1820 Darlington County, SC census in Joshua’s household
was a son in the same age group as James Jordan. On earlier Darlington County census
records Joshua had an older wife and later a younger wife, Mary, who migrated to
PikeCounty, AL with him. Next door
to Joshua and James Jordan on the 1830 Darlington County census was Joshua
Jordan, Jr.,(20-30) believed to be
a son of Joshua Jordan and brother of James Jordan. Next door also was Joel
Jordan,(60-70) possibly a brother or father of Joshua Jordan. Joel Jordan signed the petition of Jesse
Jordan dated 8-10-1830 of Darlington District requesting his Revolutionary War
pension, and Joel Jordan witnessed on 12-18-1833 for Richard Jordan a plat for
250 acres in Darlington District.
Also Joshua Jordan witnessed on
5-28-1800 for Jesse Jordan a plat for 484 acres on
Boggy Swamp, Darlington District, Spring Branch.
A plat dated 3-19-1791 identified for Joel Jordon 200
acres on Boggy Swamp, in Cheraw District according to South
Carolina Department of Archives and History web site.
Jesse Jordan was enumerated on page 219 of
the 1830 census record for Darlington County.
In his household were one male 15 to 20, one male 60
to 70, one female 20 to 30.
Next door to Jesse Jordan was Wiley Jordan with one
male under 5, one male 20 to 30, one female under 5 and one
female 20 to 30. On
the 1820 census for South Carolina noone named Jesse Jordan
was enumerated in Drlington County. There was another Jesse Jordan in Edgefield
County, SC in 1820, but there was a listing for that Jesse
Jordan in 1800 and 1810 in Edgefield County, SC.
On the 1810 census of Darlington County, SC on page 024 there was a listing
for Jesse Jordan, Sr. with one male 45 and over, one female
10 and under 16, 2 females 16 and under 26, and one female
over 45. Thomas Brown was next door and next door
to him were Joshua Jordan Jun. and Joshua Jordan, Sr.
On page 016 enumerated was Jesse Jordan, Jr. with one male
under 10, one male 16 and under 26, 2 females under 10, and one female 16 and
Also on page 016 Joel Jordan’s household was enumerated with
one male 10 and under 16, two males 16 and under 26, and one male 26 and under
45, etc. on the 1810 census of Darlington County, SC.
On the 1790 census of Cheraw District, SC,
were Joshua, Joel., William, John, and Henry Jordan.
For the plat witnessed by Joshua Jordan in
1800 in Darlington, it was done for Jesse Jordan, Sr. On the 1830 census Jesse was 60-70
and in the age range of someone who would have served in the
Revolutionary War and would have applied for his pension.
Earliest record was found in The South Carolina
Magazine of Ancestral Research, SCMAR Vol. II, No. 3, Summer,
1979, Darlington County. Memorialized Records (Continued from
Vol. 7, p. 80) as follows: Joel Jordan to Joshua Jordan, Junr
deed of sale on Dec. 18, 1793 20 pounds sterling for 200 acres.
From Darlington Flag, Editor’s Note: Most genealogists who have an interest
in Darlington County records know that a fire destroyed the
county court house in 1806. Many people do not realize that additional
records were destroyed during Reconstruction when a fire swept
through Darlington. From
Old Darlington District Genealogy web site is a history of
Darlington County, SC as follows:
The settlement of what is now Darlington County began
in earnest after 1736 and 1738… For three decades following
the arrival of the first settlers, local government did not
exist for the citizens of the area.
All deeds, estate settlements, and other legal matters
had to be taken to Charles Town to be recorded. In 1769 by an Act of the Assembly Cheraw
District was established as a Judicial District. After the Revolutionary War in 1785 Cheraw
District was divided into three counties, Marlborough, Chesterfield,
Darlington County was bounded by Cedar Creek,
the Pee Dee River, and Lynches Creek(River).
After 1798 the designation was changed to district. In the 1868 SC constitution the designation
reverted back to county.
(This history was copied out of “Darlington District.,
S.C. Cemetery Survey Volume One.)
Other Jordans besides James, Joshua, Sr.
Joshua, Jr., and Joel Jordan enumerated on page 218 on Darlington
County, SC census in 1830 were Batson, Barry,
Bird, Sarah, Josiah, and Richard, Jordan, Jr. On page 217 were Peter and Alexander Jordan. LDS research revealed that Peter, Alexander,
Wiley, Judith, Berry, Dolly, John(Dick), Batson, and Bird
Jordan, all born in Virginia and lived in Darlington
County, SC, were
children of Baxter Jordan, b. after 1750 Lunenburg County,
Virginia and died in Darlington County, SC 1820-1850.
He married Mary Polly Linscomb Pettus, b. 1752, Lunenburg
County, VA. Berry Jordan’s son, James J. Jordan,
married Sarah Jordan.
On the South Carolina Dept of History web site Batson
Jordan was the administrator of the estate of his brother,
Alexander Jordan, on 8-10-1846. Alexander’s heirs and witnesses
listed in his will were Elizabeth Jordan, Allison Jordan,
and several other people with the surname of Russel, Moye
Regarding Joshua Jordan, a search of the few Pike County
newspapers dated prior to 1860 still in existence was made by the librarian in
Troy, AL and no obituary, which might have identified James Jordan as one of his
surviving children, was found..
Joshua was last enumerated on the 1850 census in Pike County, AL at the
age of 73 and his youngest children were enumerated in his
household on the 1860 census. Joshua left no probate records in Pike County
ruling out another document, which would have possibly verified that James
Jordan was one of his sons.
According to census records, Joshua had children with his older wife in
South Carolina, and in Pike County, he also had more children with his younger
wife, Mary, b. 1790 SC.
Joshua Jordan, Jr., b. 1805 SC, who lived next door to Joshua, Sr. and
James Jordan in Darlington, SC in 1830, lived in Pike County, AL in 1850. Some researchers wrote that his wife was
McCloud/McCleod, a relative of James Jordan’s
wife, Catherine McCleod, but there are a lot of brick walls
with this family.
Next door to Joshua, Sr. and James
Jordan on the 1850 Pike County census was Delilah Jordan,
56, daughter of Joel Jordan, who left her in Darlington, SC
Deed Book H, pp. 71-71 all of his worldly possessions upon
his death. A search was made for a grave stone for Joel Jordan
in Darlington, but none was found.
In Pike County a search was made for a grave stone
for Joshua Jordan and the other Jordans who moved from Darlington,
SC but none were found. A genealogist from Pike County wrote that
many early grave
stones were washed away.
Other Jordans believed to have moved from Darlington,
SC to Pike County and enumerated on the Pike County census
were Wiley Jordan, two Henry Jordans, a younger Joel Jordan(He
moved to Georgia, where he married Mary Faircloth, before
moving to Pike County, AL), a younger Richard Jordan, who
married Mary L. Barnett 3-10-1858, in Pike County.
William C. Jordan, who married Nancy C. Sims on 2-5-1852
in Pike County, AL, indicated on his civil war records that
he was born in Darlington, SC.
James Jordan and many of the other Jordans lived in Goshen,
AL in Pike County and robably attended Elam Primitive Baptist Church founded
by Rev. Elijah S. Wyatt. A search
for Elam Primitive Baptist Church minutes was made but unfortunately none
are still available to prove that James Jordan and his family had church letters
there.. Still in existence on the wall of the church is the name of Henry
Jordan as one of the founding members of the church.
Most of Alexander Jordan’s descendants were buried in Evergreen cemetery,
which was located behind Evergreen church in Elba. However, the church closed and church
minutes no longer are available to find their church letters.
February 8, 2009