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Descendants of Over River Jordan

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. OVER RIVER1 JORDAN1 was born Abt. 1775, and died 1826 in Gibson Co, IN2. He married MRS MARY JORDAN3,4. She was born Abt. 1778 in NC, and died December 05, 1858 in Gibson Co, IN4.

 

Notes for OVER RIVER JORDAN:

Information from:

SallyAnn Wetherell

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Also known as Over R Jordan, O R Jordan.

An Over Jordan appears in the 1790 census of North Hampton Co, NC.

A River Jordan (believed to be Over) appears in the Williamson Co, TN

Tax Book in 1801.

Over River is in Georgia in 1805 where his son Eliby was born.

Over River is in IL in 1810 where his daughter Mary was born.

The 1820 Federal Census for Indiana compiled by Willard Heiss shows

Over R Gordan (misspelled (in Gibson County, page 249.

Headstone, Jordan Hills Cemetery, Gibson Co., IN

Tombstone inscription: "Over R. Jorden died A.D. 1826, aged about 51

yrs".

Recorded 20 Dec 1826 in book, Will Record "D", Gibson Co., IN

Lists heirs

 

More About OVER RIVER JORDAN:

Burial: 1826, Jordan Hills cemetery, Gibson Co, IN

Record Change: December 05, 2003

Will: December 22, 1825, Gibson Co, IN

 

Notes for MRS MARY JORDAN:

Mary's maiden name may have been Jordan.

1850 census, Gibson Co., IN

 

Tombstone inscription: "Mary Jorden, wife of O.R. Jorden, died Dec.

5, 1858, aged about 80 yrs".

Filed 3 Jan 1859

In Record Will Book F, page 140, Gibson Co. IN, Clerk of Court

Lists heirs and deceased children.

 

More About MRS MARY JORDAN:

Burial: Jordan Hills cemetery, Gibson Co, IN5

Record Change: December 05, 2003

Will: August 23, 1858, Gibson Co, IN

Children of OVER JORDAN and MRS JORDAN are:

2. i. ALFRED2 JORDAN, d. Bef. November 1843.

3. ii. JACOB PRUIT JORDAN, d. Bef. February 11, 1848.

iii. RIVER JORDAN6, m. JEMIMA CRAWLEY6; b. 1838; d. August 23, 1868.

 

More About RIVER JORDAN:

Record Change: December 05, 2003

 

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Record Change: November 26, 2004

 

4. iv. MARY F. "POLLY" JORDAN, b. IL; d. January 15, 1900.

5. v. ELIZABETH JORDAN, d. Bef. 1859.

vi. JOHN JORDAN6, m. MRS NANCY JORDAN6, March 30, 1851.

 

More About JOHN JORDAN:

Record Change: December 05, 2003

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

6. vii. SARAH "SALLY" JORDAN, b. 1799, GA; d. March 16, 1863.

7. viii. JOSHUA JORDAN, b. 1801; d. April 22, 1849.

8. ix. ELEBY JORDAN, b. November 05, 1804, GA; d. April 08, 1851, Gibson Co, IN.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. ALFRED2 JORDAN (OVER RIVER1)6 died Bef. November 1843. He married MATILDA CARBAUGH6 December 20, 1825. She died 1846.

 

More About ALFRED JORDAN:

Probate: November 1843

Record Change: December 05, 2003

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

Children of ALFRED JORDAN and MATILDA CARBAUGH are:

i. BETSY ANN3 JORDAN6.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

ii. LEVI JORDAN6, m. SARAH ANN WILKINS6, October 28, 1848.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

Notes for SARAH ANN WILKINS:

Also known as Sally Ann Wilkins.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

iii. LONIFER JORDAN6.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

iv. LOUISA JORDAN6, b. Abt. 1833, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN7; d. Y; m. (1) MR SIMPSON8; m. (2) ABNER LAMAR8, September 29, 1849; b. Abt. 1828, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN9; d. Y.

 

More About LOUISA JORDAN:

Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

Notes for MR SIMPSON:

Mr Simpson was Louisa's second husband.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

Notes for ABNER LAMAR:

Abner was Louisa's first husband.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

v. JOHN JORDAN10, b. November 19, 1839; d. Y; m. NANCY ANN GRIFFEN10, March 30, 1851.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

vi. ELIBA JORDAN10, b. August 05, 1841; d. July 28, 1914; m. ELIZABETH A EMBREE10, July 08, 1860, Gibson Co, IN; b. April 05, 184111; d. July 07, 190711.

 

Notes for ELIBA JORDAN:

Tombstone inscription: JORDAN, Eleba Jordan Aug 5, 1841, Jul 18,

1914, Co. B. 87 Ill. Vol. Inft. -- Elizabeth A. His Wife, Apr 5,

1841, July 7, 1907.

Eliba served in the Illinois Volunteer Com B, 87th Infantry.

 

More About ELIBA JORDAN:

Burial: Jordan Hills cemetery, Gibson Co, IN

Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

Notes for ELIZABETH A EMBREE:

Tombstone inscription: JORDAN, Eleba Jordan Aug 5, 1841, Jul 18,

1914, Co. B. 87 Ill. Vol. Inft. -- Elizabeth A. His Wife, Apr 5,

1841, July 7, 1907.

 

More About ELIZABETH A EMBREE:

Burial: Jordan Hills cemetery, Gibson Co, IN

Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

 

3. JACOB PRUIT2 JORDAN (OVER RIVER1)12 died Bef. February 11, 1848. He married MRS JANE JORDAN12. She was born in KY.

 

Notes for JACOB PRUIT JORDAN:

Also known as "Pruit Jordan" and "Jacob P Jordan".

 

More About JACOB PRUIT JORDAN:

Record Change: December 05, 2003

 

More About MRS JANE JORDAN:

Record Change: May 11, 2003

Children of JACOB JORDAN and MRS JORDAN are:

i. PETER3 JORDAN12, b. Abt. 1835; d. Bef. February 10, 1856; m. THENIA BALDWIN12, August 22, 1854.

 

Notes for PETER JORDAN:

P.O. Book 1, p.376 per Marj Woods' notes.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

More About THENIA BALDWIN:

Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

Marriage Notes for PETER JORDAN and THENIA BALDWIN:

Marriage date possibly 21 Aug 1854.

 

ii. CALVIN JORDAN12, b. 1836; d. Y.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

iii. WILLIAM JORDAN12, b. 1838; d. Y; m. MRS ELIZABETH JORDAN12.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

Notes for MRS ELIZABETH JORDAN:

Elizabeth's last name is unknown at this point.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

 

4. MARY F. "POLLY"2 JORDAN (OVER RIVER1)12 was born in IL, and died January 15, 1900. She married (1) THOMAS JEFFERSON JORDAN12 Abt. 1831. He was born 1815 in Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN13, and died Bef. May 07, 1855. She married (2) JAMES CRAWLEY14 May 09, 1854.

 

Notes for MARY F. "POLLY" JORDAN:

Estate settled in Gibson Co, IL in 1861.

 

More About MARY F. "POLLY" JORDAN:

Burial: Jordan Hills cemetery, Gibson Co, IN

Probate: 1861, Gibson Co, IN

Record Change: December 05, 2003

 

More About THOMAS JEFFERSON JORDAN:

Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

More About JAMES CRAWLEY:

Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

Marriage Notes for MARY JORDAN and JAMES CRAWLEY:

This was Mary "Polly" Jordan's second marriage.

Children of MARY JORDAN and THOMAS JORDAN are:

i. JULIA3 JORDAN14.

 

Notes for JULIA JORDAN:

Julia died 14 years of age.

 

More About JULIA JORDAN:

Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

ii. WILLIAM JEFFERSON JORDAN, b. July 14, 1832, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN15,16; d. December 08, 189517; m. (1) SALLIE CALVIN18; m. (2) JULIA ANN ASHLEY, 1862, Posey Co, IN; b. January 19, 1832, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN19,20; d. February 14, 192121.

 

Notes for WILLIAM JEFFERSON JORDAN:

Tombstone inscription: " William J Jordan born July 14, 1832, died Dec

8, 1895, age 63 Y 4 M 24 D"

 

More About WILLIAM JEFFERSON JORDAN:

Burial: Jordan Hills cemetery, Gibson Co, IN

Record Change: November 18, 2003

 

Notes for SALLIE CALVIN:

Sallie was "Will Jeff's" first wife with whom he had two children.

Both children died young.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

Notes for JULIA ANN ASHLEY:

Tombstone information: "Julia A. Jordan born Jan. 19, 1832, died Feb

14, 1921, aged 89 Y 25 D"

 

More About JULIA ANN ASHLEY:

Burial: Jordan Hills cemetery, Gibson Co, IN

Record Change: November 18, 2003

 

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM JORDAN and JULIA ASHLEY:

This was a second marriage for both "Will Jeff" and Julia Ann.

 

iii. CLARINDA JORDAN22, b. 1846, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN23; d. 1877; m. J L ROBINSON24, November 03, 1864.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

 

5. ELIZABETH2 JORDAN (OVER RIVER1)24 died Bef. 1859. She married EDMUND SLOW24.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

Children of ELIZABETH JORDAN and EDMUND SLOW are:

i. JOHN3 SLOW24, d. 1843.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

ii. MARY ANN SLOW24, d. Bef. 1826.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

 

6. SARAH "SALLY"2 JORDAN (OVER RIVER1)24 was born 1799 in GA25,26, and died March 16, 186327. She married THOMAS ASHLEY28 May 07, 1815 in Gibson Co, IN28. He was born 1780 in SC29,30, and died August 08, 186631.

 

Notes for SARAH "SALLY" JORDAN:

Sometimes went by "Sally".

Tombstone inscription: "Sarah Ashley died Mar 16, 1863, age 64 years"

 

More About SARAH "SALLY" JORDAN:

Burial: Jordan Hills cemetery, Gibson Co, IN

Record Change: December 05, 2003

 

Notes for THOMAS ASHLEY:

1850 census listed Thomas as 65 yrs old, born in SC. However, his

gravemarker listed his birth as 1790, so he was likely 70 at census

time.

Tombstone inscription: Thomas Ashley died August 28, 1866 age 86

years

 

More About THOMAS ASHLEY:

Burial: Jordan Hills cemetery, Gibson Co, IN

Record Change: May 11, 2003

Children of SARAH JORDAN and THOMAS ASHLEY are:

i. MARTHA "PATSEY"3 ASHLEY32, m. A J COOPER32.

 

Notes for MARTHA "PATSEY" ASHLEY:

Martha lived in Wilson Co, IL.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

ii. ELIZABETH "BETSEY" ASHLEY32, m. (1) MR BUMP32; m. (2) DR CLARK32.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

iii. WILLIAM ASHLEY32.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

9. iv. FANNY ASHLEY, b. Abt. 1826, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN; d. Y.

v. JOHN ASHLEY32, b. Abt. 1826, IL33; d. Y.

 

Notes for JOHN ASHLEY:

Married, died young, no issue.

 

More About JOHN ASHLEY:

Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

vi. JULIA ANN ASHLEY, b. January 19, 1832, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN34,35; d. February 14, 192136; m. (1) HENRY BALDWIN37; m. (2) WILLIAM JEFFERSON JORDAN, 1862, Posey Co, IN; b. July 14, 1832, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN38,39; d. December 08, 189540.

 

Notes for JULIA ANN ASHLEY:

Tombstone information: "Julia A. Jordan born Jan. 19, 1832, died Feb

14, 1921, aged 89 Y 25 D"

 

More About JULIA ANN ASHLEY:

Burial: Jordan Hills cemetery, Gibson Co, IN

Record Change: November 18, 2003

 

More About HENRY BALDWIN:

Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

Marriage Notes for JULIA ASHLEY and HENRY BALDWIN:

Julia Ann's first husband Henry Baldwin was a Civil War soldier and

was killed in the war.

 

Notes for WILLIAM JEFFERSON JORDAN:

Tombstone inscription: " William J Jordan born July 14, 1832, died Dec

8, 1895, age 63 Y 4 M 24 D"

 

More About WILLIAM JEFFERSON JORDAN:

Burial: Jordan Hills cemetery, Gibson Co, IN

Record Change: November 18, 2003

 

Marriage Notes for JULIA ASHLEY and WILLIAM JORDAN:

This was a second marriage for both "Will Jeff" and Julia Ann.

 

10. vii. MARY "POLLY" ASHLEY, b. February 20, 1839; d. August 11, 1905.

 

 

7. JOSHUA2 JORDAN (OVER RIVER1)41 was born 1801, and died April 22, 184942. He married JANE CARBAUGH43 February 07, 1828.

 

More About JOSHUA JORDAN:

Record Change: December 05, 2003

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

Child of JOSHUA JORDAN and JANE CARBAUGH is:

i. JOSHUA JR3 JORDAN43.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

 

8. ELEBY2 JORDAN (OVER RIVER1)43,44 was born November 05, 1804 in GA45, and died April 08, 1851 in Gibson Co, IN. He married DICEY SUMNERS46 Abt. 1831. She was born March 14, 1811 in TN, and died July 10, 1871.

 

Notes for ELEBY JORDAN:

Variation of name: Eleby, Eliby, Eloby, Eleba, Eliba.

Headstone, Jordan Hills Cemetery, Griffin, IN

Headstone, Jordan Hills, IN

Court of Common Pleas, July term 1861

Tombstone inscription: "Eleby Jordan born Nov 5, 1804, died April 8,

1851".

Listed at age 48 as a farmer, with wife Dysea, age 39.

Inventory of household & estate; lists heirs.

1850 census, Gibson Co. IN

 

More About ELEBY JORDAN:

Burial: Jordan Hills cemetery, Gibson Co, IN

Census: 1850, Gibson Co, IN

Occupation: farmer

Probate: June 12, 1851, Gibson Co, IN

Record Change: November 21, 2004

 

Notes for DICEY SUMNERS:

Variation of name: Dicey, Disea, Dysea, Dicy

Headstone, Jordan Hills Cemetery, Gibson Co., IN

1850 Census, Gobson Co., IN

Headstone, Jordan Hills Cemetery, Gibson Co., IN

 

More About DICEY SUMNERS:

Burial: Jordan Hills cemetery, Gibson Co, IN47

Record Change: October 28, 2003

Children of ELEBY JORDAN and DICEY SUMNERS are:

i. HERMAN3 JORDAN48.

 

More About HERMAN JORDAN:

Record Change: November 10, 2003

 

11. ii. MATILDA JORDAN, b. Abt. 1828, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN; d. Y.

12. iii. JAMES JORDAN, b. Abt. 1832, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN; d. Aft. 1880.

iv. ELIZABETH JORDAN48, b. Abt. 1834, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN49; d. Y; m. BARTLEY TISDALE50, November 04, 1855.

 

More About ELIZABETH JORDAN:

Record Change: October 19, 2003

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

v. JOHN JORDAN50, b. November 17, 1839, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN51,52; d. Y.

 

More About JOHN JORDAN:

Burial: Jordan Hills cemetery, Gibson Co, IN

Record Change: November 10, 2003

 

vi. MARY MISSOURI JORDAN53, b. 1841, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN54; d. Y.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

vii. MARTHA JANE JORDAN55, b. Abt. 1845, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN56; d. Y.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

9. FANNY3 ASHLEY (SARAH "SALLY"2 JORDAN, OVER RIVER1)57 was born Abt. 1826 in Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN58, and died in Y. She married JOHN GARRETT59 August 25, 1842. He was born Abt. 1826 in Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN60, and died in Y.

 

More About FANNY ASHLEY:

Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

Children of FANNY ASHLEY and JOHN GARRETT are:

i. WILLIAM T4 GARRETT61, b. Abt. 1845, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN62; d. Y.

 

More About WILLIAM T GARRETT:

Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

ii. AMOS GARRETT, b. Abt. 1846, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN62; d. Y.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

iii. HENRY GARRETT63, b. Abt. 1848, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN64; d. Y.

 

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Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

 

10. MARY "POLLY"3 ASHLEY (SARAH "SALLY"2 JORDAN, OVER RIVER1)65 was born February 20, 1839, and died August 11, 1905. She married NATHAN BUMP65. He was born March 02, 181666, and died February 22, 1881.

 

Notes for MARY "POLLY" ASHLEY:

The Bump family cemetery is found atop Skeeter Mountain which is split

by Interstate 64, near the Illinois reststop at Grayville. It is a

very small, neglected plot located on the south side of the Interstate

near the bridge crossing the Wabash River.

Tombstone inscription: Mary M Bump died Aug 11, 1905, aged 66 Y's, 5

M's, 19 D's

In loving remembrance of a devoted mother.

 

More About MARY "POLLY" ASHLEY:

Burial: Skeeter Mountain, near Grayville, IL

Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

Notes for NATHAN BUMP:

The Bump family cemetery is found atop Skeeter Mountain which is split

by Interstate 64, near the Illinois reststop at Grayville. It is a

very small, neglected plot located on the south side of the Interstate

near the bridge crossing the Wabash River..

Tombstone inscription: "Nathan Bump died Feb 22, 1881, aged 64 yrs 11

mo 20 ds.

His toils are past, his mark is done

And he is fully blest.

He fought the fight, the victory won

And entered into rest."

 

More About NATHAN BUMP:

Burial: Skeeter Mountain, near Grayville, IL

Record Change: May 11, 2003

Child of MARY ASHLEY and NATHAN BUMP is:

i. LEVI4 BUMP66, b. May 15, 1880; d. November 07, 1881.

 

Notes for LEVI BUMP:

This child's tombstone was next to his parents' stones on Skeeter

Mountain.

The Bump family cemetery is found atop Skeeter Mountain which is split

by Interstate 64, near the Illinois reststop at Grayville. It is a

very small, neglected plot located on the south side of the Interstate

near the bridge crossing the Wabash River.

Tombstone inscription: Levi (son of) N. & M. Bump, died Nov 7, 1881

aged 1 year 5 m's 23 da's. Gone but not forgotten.

 

More About LEVI BUMP:

Burial: Skeeter Mountain, near Grayville, IL

Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

 

11. MATILDA3 JORDAN (ELEBY2, OVER RIVER1)67 was born Abt. 1828 in Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN68, and died in Y. She married JESSE W HARMON69 November 29, 1848. He was born Abt. 1825 in Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN70, and died in Y.

 

More About MATILDA JORDAN:

Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

More About JESSE W HARMON:

Occupation: farmer

Record Change: May 11, 2003

Children of MATILDA JORDAN and JESSE HARMON are:

i. JOHN4 HARMON, b. Abt. 1849, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN70; d. Y.

 

More About JOHN HARMON:

Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

ii. CHARLES N HARMON71, b. January 14, 1856; d. January 28, 1860.

 

Notes for CHARLES N HARMON:

Tombstone inscription: Charles N. son of Jesse & Matilda Harman, died

Jan 28, 1860, aged 4 years and 14 days.

 

More About CHARLES N HARMON:

Burial: Jordan Hills cemetery, Gibson Co, IN

Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

 

12. JAMES3 JORDAN (ELEBY2, OVER RIVER1) was born Abt. 1832 in Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN72,73,74,75, and died Aft. 1880. He married (1) MARY "POLLY" FRAZER February 09, 1853 in Gibson Co, IN76. He married (2) DORCAS FISHER77,77 December 24, 187078. She was born Abt. 1841 in Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN78,79,80, and died Bet. 1876 - 188081.

 

Notes for JAMES JORDAN:

James was said to have had a brother who went on down the river

(Wabash to the Mississippi) on a pork boat that went to Louisiana.

The brother was never heard of again. This was before the area near

Grayville, IL was serviced by train.

James' birth year determined by his age in several censuses.

Handwritten on the back of Daniel Jordan's death certificate is that

his father James and mother Dorcas were born in Indiana. I do not

know who wrote this note.

Marj Woods told me that she personally saw James' tombstone at this

cemetery. James W Jordan tells us that his mother Emma Walter Jordan

claimed that he was buried "up there on that mountain."

1880 census Gibson Co., IN

 

More About JAMES JORDAN:

Burial: Jordan Hills cemetery, Gibson Co, IN82

Occupation: Gibson Co, IN; Occupation: farmer & fisherman

Record Change: September 11, 2004

 

Notes for MARY "POLLY" FRAZER:

Mary was sometimes called "Polly". She signed a land record as

"Margaret" Jordan. Joshua Jordan's marriage application lists her as

his mother "Polly" A Fraseir. Index to Marriage records Gibson County

1850-1920 lists her as Mary A Frazer. Variation of name: Frasier,

Fraseir, Fraser, Frazer.

 

More About MARY "POLLY" FRAZER:

Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

Notes for DORCAS FISHER:

Per the taped interview of Emily 4-6-1979, Dorcas had a sister who marr ied a BUMP. Emily thought Mrs Bump's son Alec and Dan JORDAN were cous ins.Per the taped interview of Emily 4-6-1979, Dorcas had a sister who

married a BUMP. Emily thought Mrs Bump's son Alec and Dan JORDAN were

cousins.

Handwritten note on the reverse side of Daniel JORDAN's death certifica te says that Dorcas was born in Indiana.

Dorcas' death is presumed to occur between birth of her youngest son Sy lvester (1876) and the 1880 census in which she does not appear.

 

More About DORCAS FISHER:

Burial: prob Jordan Hills Cemetery, Gibson Co, IN83,84

Record Change: November 28, 2003

 

Marriage Notes for JAMES JORDAN and DORCAS FISHER:

Gibson Co. IN Index to Marriage Records 1850-1920

Children of JAMES JORDAN and MARY FRAZER are:

i. WILLIAM4 JORDAN, b. 1856, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN85; d. Y.

 

Notes for WILLIAM JORDAN:

Birthdate approximated from census information.

 

More About WILLIAM JORDAN:

Record Change: October 28, 2003

 

ii. JOSH JORDAN, b. 1860, IN or MO86,87,88,89; d. Y.

 

Notes for JOSH JORDAN:

Josh Jordan was a son from James Jordan's marriage to Mary "Polly"

Frasier/Frazer, previous to that of Dorcas Fisher.

Birthdate approximated from census information. Birthplace on census

records show IN, but birthplace on marriage application shows MO.

 

More About JOSH JORDAN:

Burial: Skeeter Mountain, near Grayville, IL

Occupation: farmer90

Record Change: September 06, 2004

 

iii. JOHN JORDAN91, b. 1864, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh Co, IN; d. Y.

 

More About JOHN JORDAN:

Record Change: October 28, 2003

 

Children of JAMES JORDAN and DORCAS FISHER are:

iv. DANIEL4 JORDAN92, b. February 25, 1873, Gibson Co, IN93,94; d. June 13, 1937, Evansville, IN.

 

Notes for DANIEL JORDAN:

Daniel was blinded in one eye, due to an accident working on the

railroad.

1900, 1910, & 1920 censuses show Indiana as state of birth.

Funeral card shows Gibson County, Indiana.

Lot 67, Sect 5, Part 2

Daniel worked for the CCC&StL Railroad, known as the Big Four. It is

the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St Louis system, which is now a

part of the New York Central System.

 

More About DANIEL JORDAN:

Burial: June 15, 1937, Oak Grove Cemetery near Grayville, IL

Occupation: Grayville, Edwards Co, IL; Occupation: railroad sectionhand, Big Four Railroad (CCC & StL)

Record Change: July 17, 2004

 

v. SYLVESTER JORDAN, b. January 06, 1876, Posey Co, IN; d. March 18, 1943, Carmi, IL.

 

Notes for SYLVESTER JORDAN:

Went by Ves, and sometimes Spider, considered a derogatory nickname to

some.

Sylvester was an alcoholic, it is thought that he froze to death in a

shack by the railroad.

He had a stepson named Leonard Potts.

Sylvester is shown as a brother living with Daniel and Martha Jordan

during 1900 census of White Co, IL

Thought to have been born in Posey Co, IN.

 

More About SYLVESTER JORDAN:

Burial: March 20, 1943, Oak Grove Cemetery near Grayville, IL

Record Change: May 11, 2003

 

 Endnotes

 

1. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

2. Geneva Andry, History of Church and cemetery, including listing of burials..

3. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

4. Information retrieved from tombstone.

5. Geneva Andry, History of Church and cemetery, including listing of burials..

6. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

7. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

8. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

9. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

10. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

11. Information retrieved from tombstone.

12. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

13. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

14. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

15. Information retrieved from tombstone.

16. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

17. Information retrieved from tombstone.

18. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

19. Information retrieved from tombstone.

20. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

21. Information retrieved from tombstone.

22. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

23. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

24. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

25. Information retrieved from tombstone.

26. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

27. Information retrieved from tombstone.

28. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

29. Information retrieved from tombstone.

30. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

31. Information retrieved from tombstone.

32. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

33. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

34. Information retrieved from tombstone.

35. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

36. Information retrieved from tombstone.

37. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

38. Information retrieved from tombstone.

39. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

40. Information retrieved from tombstone.

41. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

42. Information retrieved from tombstone.

43. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

44. Information retrieved from tombstone.

45. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

46. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

47. Geneva Andry, History of Church and cemetery, including listing of burials..

48. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

49. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

50. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

51. Information retrieved from tombstone.

52. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

53. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

54. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

55. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

56. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

57. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

58. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

59. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

60. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

61. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

62. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

63. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

64. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

65. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

66. Information retrieved from tombstone.

67. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

68. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

69. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

70. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, 20 Oct 1850.

71. Information retrieved from tombstone.

72. State of Illinois, death certificate.

73. 1850 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, Sheet 33, Family 24.

74. 1870 Census Gibson Co IN, Wabash Township, Family 32.

75. 1880 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, sheet 3, line 33.

76. Marriage Records White Co, IL 1878-1892, book A, page 171.

77. Emily E WALTER on audiotape w/Sally Jordan Wetherell and Kathleen Jordan Salmons. (4-6-1979).

78. Jeanne Southwood Garrett, Garrett's "In the Beginning", Gibson County, IN (Lawrenceville, IL), p.70.

79. 1860 Census Gibson Co, IN, Montgomery Township, family 235.

80. 1850 Census Posey Co, IN, Smith Township, family 674.

81. 1880 Census Gibson Co, IN.

82. James William Jordan.

83. Marjorie Woods, Personal research work of Jordan families (Owensville, Gibson Co, IL).

84. Audiotape of Emma WALTER (Jordan Pearson) and her son James W JORDAN (Grayville, IL: 1970).

85. 1860 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, Family 1160.

86. White Co, IL Marriage Records, 1878-1892, Bk.A, p.171.

87. White Co, IL Marriage Register.

88. 1860 Census Gibson Co, IN, Wabash Township, Family 1160.

89. 1870 Census Gibson Co IN, Wabash Township, Family 32.

90. White Co, IL Marriage Records, Bk.A, p.171.

91. 1870 Census Gibson Co IN, Wabash Township, Family 32.

92. Carl & Lois Shelton, White Co, Illinois 1900 Census. Gray Township., 441-444.

93. Audiotape of Emma WALTER (Jordan Pearson) and her son James W JORDAN (Grayville, IL: 1970).

94. Funeral Card.


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