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Descendants of Samuel Jordan

      319. Peninnah7 Jordan (Charles6, Charles5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Samuel1) was born Abt. 1760 in Perquimans Co., NC, and died Abt. 1820 in Gwinnett Co., GA. She married Shadrack Stanley Abt. 1780 in Wilkes Co., GA. He was born Bet. 1750 - 1760 in Dobbs Co., NC, and died Aft. 1830 in Marengo Co., AL.

Notes for Peninnah Jordan:
1836 Power of Attorney granted by Jordan, Samuel and Stephen Stanley to their named brother James Stanley named all the brothers and "Penainy" Jordan as their mother.

Children of Peninnah Jordan and Shadrack Stanley are:
  545 i.   Ada8 Stanley.
  546 ii.   Jordan Stanley, born Dec 1782 in Wilkes Co., GA; died Mar 04, 1867 in Lowndes Co., MS. He married Priscilla Kelly Nov 10, 1803 in Jackson Co., GA; born Aug 03, 1786 in GA; died Oct 03, 1863 in Lowndes Co., MS.
  Notes for Jordan Stanley:
Jordan was in Washington co., AL before 1816. He moved his family to MS around 1845.

  More About Jordan Stanley:
Burial: Egger Cemetery; Caledonia, MS

+ 547 iii.   James Stanley, born 1785 in Wilkes Co., GA; died 1875 in Gwinnett Co., GA.
  548 iv.   Samuel Stanley, born 1792 in Washington Co., GA; died Bet. 1866 - 1870 in Centerville, Bibb, AL. He married Elizabeth Perkins Dec 23, 1815 in Jackson Co., GA; born 1800 in GA; died Bet. 1870 - 1880 in Bibb Co., AL.
  549 v.   Stephen Stanley, born Abt. 1795.

      321. III Charles7 Jordan (Charles6, Charles5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Samuel1) was born Jun 1764, and died Aug 31, 1832 in Meriwether Co., GA. He married (1) Amy Wadsworth 1800 in Wilkes Co., GA. She died Bef. 1807. He married (2) Elizabeth Lockett Mar 31, 1807 in Lincoln Co., GA. She was born Abt. 1770, and died Aft. 1807. He married (3) Frances ? Aft. 1827. She was born Bet. 1812 - 1813 in NC, and died Aft. 1850.

Notes for III Charles Jordan:
Charles Jordan III, born in a "Norther state" in June 1764; died in Meriwether County, Georgia in August 1832.

This was from an affadivit by Frances in 1837 to get the pension of Charles.
Said Charles Jordan, deceased, was called into Service, residence in Wilkes County, Georgia, Sometime during the yea 1780, probably the eirlier part of that year. Serving in the Militial of the State an performed "Scouting and reconnointring on the pioniers, building and sustaining fully and protecting the inhabitants. " "At that time Georgia and Carolina were measurable in possession of the British from their control of Augusta and Charleston, and expeditions were entirely on the defensive and cautiously engaged in and with an eye to protect the pionier settlements from Tory friends and Indian massacre. They were worse indeed and more imprerative than danger and injury from the British enemu by whom they were encouraged, sometimes assisted and always communicated with kfrom those British lords.

Charles Jordan III resided in Wilkes County when first called into the militia. He was about sixteen years old at that time. During the Revolution he resided at varfious times in that part of Wilkes county which was sub-divied into Columbia and Lincoln counties. He lived in Lincoln County from 1790 to 1806; During 1807 and 1808 he risided in Jackson County; and from 1809 to 1816 he lived in Morgan County. From there he moved to Monroe County, Alabama, where he resided for nine years near the Burnt Corn Spring up to and including 1825. From Alabama he returned to Georgia into Upson County, where he remained in 1826 and 1827. He moved to Meriwether County in the Spring of 1828 and remained there to the time of his death. He was a pioneer, frontier man and usually attended to cattle stock with merely a farm income.

Brother Samuel states died 1835 in brother Charles' house in Walton county

Notes for Elizabeth Lockett:
Elizabeth's maiden name may have been Lockhart, rather than Lockett.
Child of Charles Jordan and Elizabeth Lockett is:
+ 550 i.   IV Charles Wesley8 Jordan, born 1807; died 1845.

      353. Charles7 Jordan (William6, Charles5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Samuel1) was born Oct 19, 1790 in Campbell Co., VA, and died Mar 11, 1872 in Breckenridge Co., KY. He married Nancy Crume Feb 27, 1812 in Breckenridge Co., KY. She was born Dec 20, 1792 in Shenandoah Co., VA, and died Apr 30, 1854 in Edgar Co., IL.

Notes for Charles Jordan:
he was a Methodist Minister

Notes for Nancy Crume:
Not all your Virginia forbears were aritocrats from the Tidewater. Back on the frontier in Shenandoah county lived that hardy pioneer.

Daniel Crume; Daniel had vome from Scotland and had settled first near the spot, where almost a hundred and fifty years later, the Battle of Bull Run was to be fought. But the tax reports of 1783 show him and his sons Philip, ralph and Jesse and heir families, residents of Shenandoah county. it is told of Daniel that he went back to Scotland to settle an estate, and no more was hear of him. His wife was Elizabeth Brooks, and shile they may have had other children, it is their dson Philip, father of our Nancy, with whom we are concerned.
Children of Charles Jordan and Nancy Crume are:
  551 i.   Ann Elizabeth8 Jordan, born Mar 24, 1813.
  552 ii.   William M. Jordan, born Oct 20, 1814.
  553 iii.   Samuel S. Jordan, born Nov 16, 1816.
  554 iv.   Lucy Katherine Jordan, born Apr 20, 1818.
  555 v.   Squire Crume Jordan, born Jan 17, 1820.
  556 vi.   Mary Ellen Jordan, born Jan 08, 1822.
  557 vii.   Richard Stith Jordan, born Mar 25, 1823.
  558 viii.   Thomas J. Jordan, born Mar 20, 1825.
  559 ix.   Nancy Jane Jordan, born Jul 17, 1827.
  560 x.   Achilles M. Jordan, born Jan 07, 1830.
  561 xi.   Margaret R. Jordan, born Jan 01, 1832.
  562 xii.   Marinda Kennedy Jordan, born Sep 06, 1836. She married Samuel Dolman.
  563 xiii.   Keziah M. Jordan, born Apr 25, 1838.

      357. Jr. Reuben7 Jordan (Reuben6, Matthew5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Samuel1) was born Oct 15, 1789 in NC, and died May 23, 1858 in Monticello, Jasper, GA. He married (1) Nancy Ann M. Johnson Mar 21, 1809 in Oglethorpe, GA. She died Bet. 1810 - 1826 in Monticello, Jasper, GA. He married (2) Martha Susan Williamson Jan 06, 1828 in Jasper Co., GA. She was born Aug 22, 1807, and died Aug 12, 1833 in Monticello, Jasper, GA.
Child of Reuben Jordan and Nancy Johnson is:
  564 i.   Charles Scott8 Jordan, born Abt. 1810.
Child of Reuben Jordan and Martha Williamson is:
+ 565 i.   William Fleming8 Jordan, born Aug 10, 1833; died Mar 27, 1901.

      358. John Fleming7 Jordan (Reuben6, Matthew5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Samuel1) was born Jul 26, 1791 in Oglethorpe Co., GA, and died Mar 19, 1868 in Jasper Co., GA. He married Ann Rebekah Meriwether Apr 04, 1811 in Jasper Co., GA, daughter of Thomas Meriwether and Rebekah Mathews. She was born Aug 26, 1790 in Jasper Co., GA, and died Jul 22, 1853 in Monticello, Jasper, GA.
Children of John Jordan and Ann Meriwether are:
+ 566 i.   Sarah M.8 Jordan, born 1812; died Feb 25, 1862 in Monticello, Jasper, GA.
+ 567 ii.   Reuben Jordan, born Oct 28, 1814; died Feb 10, 1885.
+ 568 iii.   Rebecca M. Jordan, born 1817; died 1837.
+ 569 iv.   Thomas Meriwether Jordan, born Sep 24, 1826 in Jasper Co., GA; died Jul 22, 1871 in Jasper Co., GA.

      360. Elizabeth "Betsy"7 Jordan (Reuben6, Matthew5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Samuel1) was born 1796, and died 1826. She married (1) James Jackson Gilmer. She married (2) George Meriwether Feb 10, 1821 in Oglethorpe, GA, son of Thomas Meriwether and Rebekah Mathews.
Child of Elizabeth Jordan and James Gilmer is:
  570 i.   ?8 Gilmer.

      361. Mortimer Harvie7 Jordan (Reuben6, Matthew5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Samuel1) was born Jan 19, 1799 in Oglethorpe, GA, and died Feb 19, 1866 in Jefferson Co., AL. He married (1) Amy Walton. He married (2) Lucy Scott Gray Nov 16, 1819. She was born Oct 24, 1799 in Broad River Dist; GA, and died Jul 04, 1836 in Jefferson Co., AL.
Children of Mortimer Jordan and Lucy Gray are:
  571 i.   William8 Jordan, born Bet. 1820 - 1840; died Aft. 1849.
  572 ii.   Fleming Jordan, born Bet. 1820 - 1840.

      362. Charles Scott T.7 Jordan (Reuben6, Matthew5, Samuel4, Thomas3, Thomas2, Samuel1) was born 1801 in GA, and died 1879 in Monticello, Jasper, GA. He married (1) Rebecca Johnson Jul 13, 1825 in Oglethorpe, GA. He married (2) Elizabeth Vance Yancey Reid Apr 02, 1834 in Jasper Co., GA.

Notes for Charles Scott T. Jordan:
Circa 1852 -

Copy of Sketch of the JORDAN FAMILY writtent by Charles Scott Jordan (1801-1879) of Monticello, Georgia for the information of his children.

The Jordans are what used to be denominated "Buckskins", a term that was applied to such families as might e unable to trace their origin beyond the united States, which was a matter of pride in the better families to maintain their descent from the families of the old country. The Jordan family however, claimed with emphasis, to have descended from Pocohontos, or some other Indian of royal distinction and some of them felt and manifested much pride in this behalf. But it was a feeling in which I never could symphathize. The Indian character presents nothing to me to admire; the preiminent traits of which are treachery and creulty, and their habits are disgustingly filthy and revolting.

Your great grandmother Jordan was a Miss Scott, a relation of Gen. Charles Scott, after whom I was named. She was the only child of a widow by her first marriage, Your great grandfather Mathew Jordan married Miss Scott and Samuel Jordan, his elder brother married the widow Scott. By this marriage Samuel Jordan had many children - 16 or 18- none of whom I ever saw or know anything about. Their descendants must be very numerous.

My grandfather Mathew Jordan had six sons, namely: Reuben (my father), William, John, Benjamin, Fleming, and Mathew Jr. and four daughters, Judith, Elizabeth, Sarah and Mildred. But two each of the sons and daughters married, namely; Reuben and Fleming of the sons and Sarah and Mildred of the daughters.

Reuben Jordan (my father) was rather below the middle height, slightly stooped in the shoulders and remakedly handsome. his eyes were jet balck and as brilliant as diamonds. When exicted they were peculiarly strikin and penetrating in their expression. his hair was black and his skin dark. ince my recollection of him, he was much worn down by disease and exhibited the appearance of a small and rther feeble man. But in earfly life his weiht was from 160 to 170 pounds and he possessed a remarkable strenght and activity in so much hat he never met anyone in strife that could manage him. in his youthful days, fighting was a common and alsmost the only mode of settling difficulties, even among gentlemen. he had many of these encounters and always came off victorius, so that he acquired the eclet which in those days was rewarded to those who were considered invincible in the "ring". His activity was manifaest even as late as my recollection of him, shatered and indeed completely broken down as then was by age and disserge. His foot fall was as light as the tread of a cat, and I have seen him on many occasions mount a orse without touching the horse or saddle with his hands. he was fond of field sports and was considered the fienst horsemen and best rifle shot in all the county. He was not of a cogitgating utnr of mind and possesses but little fondness for books. But he was nevertheless a man of fine sense and possessed in an eminent degree the qualifications of judging correctly of human nature and of determining the probable motives that would govern the actions of men under particular circumstances. it was from him that you Uncle Fleming inherited the gift that is awarded to him in this behalf. He wrote a beautiful hand and possessed great readiness and facility in arithmetical calculations. In a word he was a man designed by nature for action and not for thought and cogitation.

William Jordan died at an early age. I have often heard my father speak of him as being the finest formed and handsomest man he ever saw. he was the largest of the family and was unmatched in strenght and activity.

John Jordan entered the Army in the Revolutionary Was at the commencement and continued in it until the close of the hostilities. he entered at the age of seventeen yeas as a common soldier, but he was soon promoted and at the close of the War held a Captains commission. He was in thirty odd engagements in one of which he was wounded in the knee, which lamed him for life. he was engaged to be married soon after he returned from the army to a yound lady of great fortune and of a family of eminent distinction. A violent stgorm prevented his reaching the home of his affiance on the day appointed, the wedding was posponed and finally without any apparent cause the engaement was broken off by himself. I have fread many letters to my father, frfom which I should infer that he was a man of high orderf of intellect and very considerable mental culture.

Benjamin Jordan was regarded as possessing very great business capacity and was connected with on of the largest mercantile frims that ever existed in Virginia, to wit: Irving Gault & Co.. He died when a young man from the efects of violent and sudden mental excitement. he was descending the james River in a boat and had under his cae all the books and papers belonging to the concern to which he belonged. The boatman through carelessness allowed the boat to turn across the current in one of the difficutlt passes with which the river abounds above Richmond and immediayge and certain destruction was thought to be inevitable. The effect on his feelings was such that he was strichen down in a paralitic fit, from the effect of which he died within a few days. it is proper to say that the boat was righted and the difficulty passed in sfety. many of his kleters are among my fathers papers. The style of compostion is in confimation of his having been a business man - being extremely laconic and to the point. He wrote a bod, dashing, counting room hand.

Fleming Jordan married Miss Moore, a neice of my Mother. I knew him well and spent many weeks at his house in Alabama in 1823. he had not seen me before then since I was a child. On that occasion he formed a strong attachment for me and kept up as long as he lived a regular correspondence with me. I wish I had his letters to show to you. They were written in a peculiar hand, and with much punctilliousness adn exactness. He was a very small man, with remarkabley keen and pierceing black eyes and of hansome and manly features. In his gait and bearing he was lofty and aristocratic - affecting with much pomposity the manners fo the "old Virginia gentleman". he was a passionate admirer of Gen. Jackson and on the occasion of reveiving the intelligence of the battle of new orleans he danced about the room like one that was crazy and cried for joy, exlaiming "hurrah for Old Hickory". When under the influence of drink, his mind seemed to be fixed above "Upon deeds of daring and acts of bravery. On such occasions his favorite saying was one beginning:

"Why solier, why
Why fear to die, boy
It is he, you or I"

many years ago he was travelling through the Cherokee Nation in compan with two otherf gentlemen at a time when the Indians were a good deal irfritated with the United States Government and when the notorfious half breed Chief Vann, who boasted of having spilled more human blood than waoud float a ship, held complete sway in the country. They missed their way and happened aabout nightfall to come upon a house in which Vann was holding a carnival, surrounded by a hundred or more of his peculiar friends and partizans. Vann who was amusing himself in his drundken revelry by firing pistols every minute or two from the windows of the house, saw them as they rode into the year. He orderfed them to dismount and come in. They felt themselves compelled to obey the summons and entered the room to which they were ordered with feelings of serious and well grounded apprehensions for their safety. My Uncle from whom I herd the sotry, admitted that he felt very serously the peril in which he was placed and that he considered, unde the circumstances, tha tit would be othing amiss to strenghten his feelins 9to use his own words0 with a little "Dutch Courage". He therefore readily acceped the bottle which the Indians tendered to him. By the time he had refreshed himself he was fiercely engaged in an argument with Vann in relation to the matter of a public road which the Government of the U.S. had ordered to b e opened throught the Nation. Vann denounced the act as an usurpation with fierfce and bitter threats. On the contrary my Uncle maintained the right of the Government to make the road and assured Vann, with scorn, that indefiance of all his threats it would be done. Finally, as the quarrel grew more fierce, he signified his willingness to engage him in a fight. Such rash and provoking conduct to a man known to be so much dreaded and so badly minded as Vann was, and taht too when they were completely in his power, alarmed the companions of my Uncle withe the conveiction of certain destruction to them all. But their fears were not realized. On the contrary the conducd of my Uncel seemed to commend him to the the Indians. The old Chiefs hugged hima and testified their highest regard for him for his fearless courage.

The next morning the travellers took good care to leave before Vann awoke from his drunken slumber.

My Uncle was insensible to fear in facing such dangers which most men are apt to encouter with dread and trepidaton. But he possessed the weakness to believe implicity in the existence of ghosts and he lived in great dread of them. When he was sober, nothing could induce him to approach a burial ground after night fall. But when he was drunk his apprehensions about ghosts all disapperared. Not that he did not when in that condition believe as implicity in them as ever, but that on such occasions he would as soon sit down cozily and hold familiar chit chat with the devil himself as not. He died about the year 1830 on which the sun turned green.

Mathew Jordan, Jr. was less smart than any of the family. At an early age in his life he wasted all his property and for many years lived on the bounty of friends. He possessed good counting room qualifications and could easily have earned a living by his services as a clerk but for his dissipated habits. He died about the year 1825 at the house of your Uncle Fleming.

Judith Jordan lived to a very old age and was emarkable for her great amiability, tempered, however with a high toned aristocratic feeling. She signified her detgermination at a very early period of life never to marry and with drew from society, enver appearing in company except on particular occasions. and then always with stately reseve which she assmued for her self. Not with standing her hauty and rather repulsive manners, she possessed great kindness of feelings and bestowed her affections upon her younger relations with the fondness of a mother, She was not remarkable for smartness.

Elizabeth Jordan was engaged to be maried to a dashing and wealthy youn Scotsman by the name of irving, the leading partner of the firm which I have before mentioned. But after the appointment of the day for the wedding, he broke off the engagement and paid his address to and subsequently married her younger sister Mildred who possessed more beauty and gaiety but not a tithe of her elder sister's smartness. The cirucmstance so disgusted her with the opposity sex, tha she withdrew from socitey of the young and nverf permitted any gentlman afterwards to approach her on the subject of matrimony. She lived to a very old age, perhaps ninety years. She was a woman of extraordianry mental abilities. Her letters exhibit the highest order of intellect.

Sarah Jordan marfried a man by the name of Rose, who soon after his marfriage had the mis fortune to loose his eye sight. She is represented as not being remakable. One of her daughters married Dr. Powell, who is at present a member of Congvress from Albermrle Districk of Virginia. (Fram Mar. 4 184? to Mar 3, 1859.

Mildred Jordan was a light, frivious woman, setting the highest possible estimate upon the forms of fashinable life in which the great wealth of her husban enabled heer to indulge to the extent of her easpiration. At the death of her husban, which occured when whe was still quite youn, it was disovered that his estate was greatly shattered by some unfortunate mercantile operations in which he had rfecently engagved and whe was compelled with exteeme mortification to abatge to a very great extent her style of living. She married a second husband by the name of Rose, and his brother marfried her daughter. She left several sons, as did her sister Sarah, none of whom ever attained any notoriety.

The Jordans, I will remak in general, assumed to themselves a very high caste of aristocratic feeling, and notwithstanding their "Buckskin" origin claimed to be related to many of the most eminent families in Virginia, namely; the Cabells, the Roses, the Madisons. mu Father however, formed an exception to the feelings of the family generally in this respect. he held in complete detestation all that style of manner which is always concomitant of arfistocratic pretensions. he used to take peculiarf pleasure in mortifying what he considered the foolish notions of his sister Mrs. Irving. When he ahppened to be at her gay and fashinonable parties he would introduce he subject of dthe navigation of the James River and let it be known that he had spent much of his time upon that river as a boatman.

Charles S. Jordan (of Georgia)
Child of Charles Jordan and Rebecca Johnson is:
+ 573 i.   Charles Scott8 Jordan, born Dec 04, 1833 in Jefferson Co., AL; died Sep 20, 1863 in Chicamauga Battlefield, TN.
Child of Charles Jordan and Elizabeth Reid is:
  574 i.   Fleming8 Jordan, born 1838; died 1916 in Monticello, Jasper, GA.
  Notes for Fleming Jordan:
Copy of letter written by Fleming Jordan (son of Charles Scott Jordan)

Monticello, georgia
April 10, 1894

To Mortimer Jordan McAdory,
Birmingham, Ala.

Dear Sir:

I enclose herewith copies of sketches of the Ordn and Hrvie families written by my Father for the information of his children. By reading them you will get the fullest information on the points that you desire. O course the sketches are not designed for publication, but you are at liberty to use any fact there recorded in your history of the Jordan family which will not mortify any connection of the families. I heard my Father say that my Grandfather served a short time in the Revolutionary war.

You will observe my Father says that the Jordans claimed to be descended from Pocahontas or some other Indian princess. Save one who is now dead, all the family united with my Father in thinking that if the claim was ture, the connection was not creditable to us. If I ever heard him say I do not recall how the Flemings were relaed to the family. His uncle Fleming, mentioned in the Jordan sketch, had a son Dr. Fleming Jordan who lived in Huntsville, Ala. If he is still alive he may be able to give you some information on this point, and it is possible Ben Jordn of Washington, Wilkes County, GA. may be able to add to the history of the family. My Father's half-sister, a child of my Grandfather 's forst marriage, marfried a Mr. Crews. Some of his sons lived in Alabama and if you can reach them may give you further information.

Havie Watterson and his son Henrfy, editor of the Louisville Courier Journel, descended, I understand, from the John Harvie who moved to Kentucky.

My Father felt more pride in the Harvie branch of the family. He loved to talke of his Mither, and when he wished to compliment my Sister he called her a dish faced Harvie. I have heard him and my uncles Reuben and Fleming say that "Georgians, some First Setlers of Upper Georgia" by Gov. Gilmer was full of inaccuries, not only as to our family but to others, some of which were cruelly false. It is possible his history of our family, especially in his unjust notice of Uncle Reuben, with whom he unnecessarily quarreled and never forgave, may have been colored by his unfriendly feelings. Whereever my Father and Uncles Reuben and Fleming were known, and they were widely known in the State of Georgia, their intellectual superiority to Gov. Gilmer was fully accorded. The book which was said to be written to please Mrs. Gilmer and much of it dictated by her, produced bad feelings and provoked so much more adverse criticism that the author sought to recall it and did burn all he could get hold of.

Replying to the last paragraph of your letter; I beg to say I have never felt any hesitancy in recognizing my Fathers relations and their claim to my friendly interest. The fact that they are of his blood is a sure passport to my heart and is their patent of nobility. I recall wtih increasing pleasure - I am geting old enough to live somewhat on emories - the vigourous intellect and bright intelligence of my Father and two Uncles, their goodness, the just popular appreciation of them adn their devotion to each other. I never saw my uncle Mortimer, nor any of his children, except Cousin William, whom i met before the War, but would be plesed to meet and know them. Cousin Fleming visited, some twenty years ago, my Father who was pleased with the attention and with him. I did not have the pleasure of seeing him as I was from home.

Hoping the information I furnish to you may not be disappointing, I remain
Very truly,

Fleming Jordan, Sr. (of Georgia)

Note: The writer of the above letter was Fleming Jordan (1838-1916) who was the Son of Charles Scott Jordan (1801-1879) who wrote the sketches of the Jordan and Harvie Families.

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