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Descendants of Robert Jordan

Generation No. 5


22. WILLIAM E. (ENOCH?)8 JORDAN (EDMUND7, ROBERT6, EDMUND5, ROBERT4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, SAMUEL1) was born 10 Jan 1798 in NC, and died Aft. 1841 in Washington Co., GA. He married (1) MARTHA JORDAN DONALDSON GARY 17 Dec 1829. She was born 30 Dec 1809 in NC, and died 13 Oct 1841 in GA. He married (2) SARAH F. C. KEELING 21 Aug 1845.

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ILLIAM E. (ENOCH?) JORDAN:
William was listed as HEAD OF FAMILY IN 1820 WASHINGTON, CO., GA census.

Wiliam probably participated in one of the Georgia Land Lotteries shown on web site: http://www.georgianetweb.com/bulloch/georgia_land_lotteries.htm

This William E. Jordan may be a relative of the William Enoch Jordan, Sr. who migrated to Covington County, AL. William Enoch Jordan, Sr named his first son Nicholas. One of this William E. Jordan's uncles is a Nicholas.

Census records show there was a Nicholas Jordan in Chown Co, NC from 1790 through at least 1800. There is no will or estate record in Raleigh, NC for Nicholas dying in Chown Co. This Nicholas Jordan had 2 daughters in the 1790 census. He was about the same age as William Jordan in Chown County who also had two young daughters. In the 1800 census, Nickolas has two boys under 10 and one girl between 11-15. William Enoch may be one of the boys or he could have fathered William Enoch Jordan Sr after the 1800 census. Nickolas does not appear in the 1810 census.

In the 1810 census there are two households that could have William Enoch Jordan Sr living with them; both have William Jordans as head of household. In the 1820 census there are three Jordan households that may have William Enoch Jordan Sr as a resident. They are Joseph, William and Dempsey. Each has a boy between 10 and 16 living in their house. William Enoch Jordan Sr may also be living in another state or with a family other than Jordans.

William Enoch Jordan's father was probably named or nicknamed Nicholas. William Enoch named his first son William Enoch Jordan but some records show the son named Nicholas Jordan with a nickname of Nick. William Enoch Jordan Sr probably named or nicknamed his first son after an uncle or an earlier relative. There was a Nickolas Jordan who died in Isle of Wight Co, VA in 1669. That earlier Nickolas was one of earliest Jordan families in America.

William Enoch Jordan Sr would not remember much about his father Nickolas if his father died before the 1810 census. He would also be more likely to move around and finally move to GA and ultimately AL if his father had died young. William Enoch Jordan Sr would not have been given an inheritance that would keep him in NC.

It should also be noted that the Jordans in Chowan County in 1800 are listed under the surname Jourdan. This is consistent with the "Gher-den" pronunciation in the William Enoch Jordan Sr family that eventually moved to AL.



Notes for M
ARTHA JORDAN DONALDSON GARY:
Martha died as a result of the birth of her daughter Martha Jordan Donaldson
Jordan who also died shortly thereafter.


More About M
ARTHA JORDAN DONALDSON GARY:
Burial: Oct 1841

Notes for S
ARAH F. C. KEELING:
William E. Jordan and his first wife Martha J.D. Gary named their first
daughter after Sarah F.C. Keeling apparently.

     
Children of W
ILLIAM JORDAN and MARTHA GARY are:
  i.   SARAH F. C.9 JORDAN, b. 26 Sep 1830; d. 1830.
  More About SARAH F. C. JORDAN:
Burial: 1830

  ii.   WILLIAM D. JORDAN, b. 13 Aug 1833; d. 1833.
  More About WILLIAM D. JORDAN:
Burial: 1833

  iii.   WILLIAM T. JORDAN, b. 13 Nov 1835; m. AMANDA C. ARTHUR.
  iv.   VICTORIA ANN JORDAN, b. 18 Dec 1837; d. 1837.
  More About VICTORIA ANN JORDAN:
Burial: 1837

  v.   RICHARD JORDAN, b. 01 Mar 1840; d. 1840.
  More About RICHARD JORDAN:
Burial: 1840

  vi.   MARTHA JORDAN DONALDSON JORDAN, b. 09 Sep 1841; d. Sep 1841.
  Notes for MARTHA JORDAN DONALDSON JORDAN:
Martha died as an infant. Her mother also died at the same time.


  More About MARTHA JORDAN DONALDSON JORDAN:
Burial: Sep 1841

     
Children of WILLIAM JORDAN and SARAH KEELING are:
  vii.   JOHN K.9 JORDAN, b. 12 Jul 1846; d. 13 Aug 1877; m. SARAH J. NELMS, 12 Jan 1870.
  More About JOHN K. JORDAN:
Burial: Aug 1877

  viii.   FRANCES COLUMBIA JORDAN, b. 31 Oct 1847; d. 24 Sep 1851.
  More About FRANCES COLUMBIA JORDAN:
Burial: Sep 1851

  ix.   RICHARD JORDAN, b. 18 Nov 1849; d. Jun 1850.
  More About RICHARD JORDAN:
Burial: Jun 1850

  x.   JAMES JORDAN, b. 18 Nov 1849; d. 23 Jan 1859.
  Notes for JAMES JORDAN:
James was Richard's twin brother. Richard died as an infant.


  More About JAMES JORDAN:
Burial: Jan 1859

  xi.   ROBERT JORDAN, b. 24 Sep 1851.
  xii.   WALTER JORDAN, b. 26 Jan 1854.
  xiii.   SALLIE BROCK JORDAN, b. 25 Feb 1857; d. 03 Sep 1868.
  More About SALLIE BROCK JORDAN:
Burial: Sep 1868



23. ELISHA B.8 JORDAN (ROBERT7, ROBERT6, EDMUND5, ROBERT4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, SAMUEL1) was born 15 May 1795 in KY, and died in KY.
     
Child of E
LISHA B. JORDAN is:
  i.   BENJAMIN B.9 JORDAN, b. 1831, KY.


24. WILLIAM ENOCH8 JORDAN (NICHOLAS7, ROBERT6, EDMUND5, ROBERT4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, SAMUEL1) was born Abt. 1803 in Johnston or Sampson Co., NC or Darlington Co., SC, and died 1873 in Covington Co., AL. He married JAMIMAH (JEMIMA) ?? Abt. 1827 in NC, daughter of JEREMIAH REYNOLDS. She was born Bet. 1810 - 1813 in Johnston or Sampson Co., NC or Darlington Co., SC, and died Aft. 1855 in Covington Co., AL.

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ILLIAM ENOCH JORDAN:
Facts about William Enoch Jordan
JAncestors: Jordan Surname DNA test results show he was related to Jonas Jordan b 1755 Amelia Co., VA (near Richmond) and George Jordan, Sr. b 1787 Bedford Co., VA (west of Richmond at foothills to Smokey Mountains)
Name characteristics: Surname spelled Jorden, Jordon, Jurdin, Jurden, Jourdan and Jordan on census records and pronounced Gher-dun
Born: NC or SC
Birth Date: abt 1803 according to census records
Wife: Jamimah (Jamima, Jemima) born abt 1814 in NC or SC according to census
Mother: b. abt 1780 in NC and husband died before 1850 Coffee Co, AL census taken
Siblings: Probably Mary Jordan b. abt 1820 in NC and James 1797 - 1798 in SC
Skill/Occupation: Mechanic (probably cotton gin or grist mill) between 1840-1850; farmer after 1850
Lived in: North Carolina, Heard Co., GA; Coffee Co., AL; Covington Co., AL
Assets: Land and property records show that he and his family were VERY poor for most of his life even compared with his closest neighbors and relatives; lack of assets means there is little probability of wills to help trace lineage although land transaction records could help.
Slaves: Could have had at least one slave in the 1840 census of Heard Co., GA (could also be a census abstracting error); if ancestors were Quakers as indicated, then William Enoch and immediate ancestors probably had no slaves.
Communications: Relatives from NC migrated to live with his family in Alabama 15-25 years after he left NC
Religion: Baptist with active participation in New Hope Missionary Church and Pine Level Missionary Church, Covington Co., AL; may have donated the land on which Pine Level Church was built
Location preference: Migrated to the frontier as it moved south and with the company of other relatives and friends
Ethnic origin or relatives: Many relatives were Scottish
Other characteristic: Raised sheep when he migrated into Alabama from Georgia
County Records: A 1895 fire in Covington Co., AL and several floods in Elba, AL destroyed all county land, marriage and death records before 1895; state and Federal records were not have been included in the loss/damage
State Records: State records such as homestead applications in AL exist in Montgomery
Census Decords: Federal census records are available every 10 years; the difficulty using them is the change in spelling of the Jordan last name from one census period to another and from one county to another.

Enoch name history:
Enoch is the Bibical man who "walked with God; and he was not; for God took him." (Genesis) He is among the select few Bibical characters who escaped death. "By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death and was not found, because God had translated him; for before his translation, he had this testimony that pleased God." (Heb, 11:5). His father was Jared and he was the father of Methuselah. Noah was also a descendant of Enoch.

William Enoch Jordan b 1803 was by all accounts a poor man as indicated by the value his estate shown in the 1860 Covington Co, AL Federal Census below. The numbers just before the birth state show the value of land and household goods. Enoch and his son have estates that are lower in value than any neighbor except Robert Johnson as shown below:
735/735 Enoch JORDAN Sr. 56 m farmer 180 NC
736/736 Enoch JORDAN Jr. 28 m farmer 112 NC
422/422 Christian CANTALINE 60 m farmer 200 268 SC
430/430 John RAMER Jr. 88 m farmer 854 NC
471/471 Riley BARNES 35 m teacher of O.S. 1000 3146 GA
517/517 Duncan McRAE 72 m farmer 280 NC
537/537 Cyrus McKETHAN 47 m farmer 300 250 NC (Cumberland Co)
746/746 William McARTY 56 m farmer 1440 235 SC
747/747 Hitson COLLONSWORTH 31 m farmer 150 150 NC
751/751 Everett SUMMERLIN 36 m farmer 245 NC
752/752 Robert JOHNSON 88 m farmer 65 NC

Research Planned
- Continue research of Robert Jordan and descendants in Johnston and Sampson Counties, NC for land or will documatentation of relationships
- Continue research of Jordan families in SC between 1790 and 1830: Darlington, Chesterfield, Cheraws District, Laurens
- Research an Isaiah Jordan who lived nearby in Coffee County in 1850 (born in GA in 1829) who may be a relative

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Origins in NC of Relatives and Neighbors of William Enoch Jordan b NC 1803:

The origins of families related to or living near William Enoch Jordan could help determine the origins of his family in NC. Many families either migrated south together from NC or migrated to the same locations at different times because of information received through letters or visitors coming back from destinations.

Larry E. Jordan conducted such a study in September 2005.

The process of determining the origins of families related to or living near William Enoch Jordan started with identifying the surnames of those families. Census records show neighbors every 10 years -- the 1850 Coffee Co and 1860 Covington Co census provide the greatest level of detail at a time that would show the personal links back to NC. The family tree database provides the surnames of close relatives born during the 1800s or earlier. Church records from the Green Bay and Clear Creek areas of Covington County provide names of William Enoch's neighbors. Finally, people who still live in the Opp and Green Bay areas of Covington Co provided surnames of Jordan neighbors.

The next step required a search of the 1800-1830 census records in NC for locations of specific individuals or families with the same surnames. If the family name appears in three or less counties, or in close proximity, then the location of those families are recorded as potential origins for William Enoch Jordan.

The origins of these families provided a geographic envelope in which William Enoch Jordan was probably born and grew up in NC.

The conclusion from this work is that William Enoch Jordan's family likely lived in the South Central area of NC. Counties with the highest potential are Sampson, Cumberland, Johnston, Duplin, Moore, Bladen or Robeson. The most likely counties of origin are Sampson and Bladen based on the origins of close relatives and neighbors in Coffee/Covington Counties, AL in 1850-1860.

The study clearly indicated William Enoch Jordan was not tied through friends and relatives to Anson or Montgomery Co., NC as indicated in earlier research.

DETAILS of GEOGRAPHIC ENVELOPE STUDY

Wives and Husbands of William Enoch Jordan's children:

Calvin Thames father of Mary Thames, wife of William Enoch's son William b 1841: All Thames families are in Cumberland Co., NC in 1810 census.

Elizabeth Batson, wife of Nicholas Enoch Jordan: There were none in NC in 1800-1830. There was a Batson Jordan in Darlington Co., SC in 1830...could be related. There are Kellys in Darlington also...posible ancestors or Elizabeth Batson. Elizabeth Batson's Kelly ancestors (Scothish) came from Balden Co., NC -- adjacent Sampson Co., NC.

Alexander McLeod, husband of Susan A. J. Jordan, William Enoch's daughter: The only Alexander McLeod in 1810 census in NC is in Moore Co next to Cumberland Co. All McLeod families are in the same region of NC in 1810 - Moore, Cumberland, Bladen, Sampson with most from Cumberland. There are the following McLeods in Darlington Co., SC in 1830:
- Angus
- Daniel C
- Malcom

Benjamin F. Harbuck, husband of Martha Ann Jordan b 1850, William Enoch's daughter: The only Harbuck was in Stokes Co., NC in 1810.

Roxie Clio Shepard, wife of William "Bill" Enoch Jordan b 1874: Most Shepards are in Anson Co., NC in 1810 census. Mary Shepard is in Darlington Co., SC in 1830.

Harris Franklin (Bud) Adams, husband of Martha Ann Jordan b June 07, 1853, daughter of Nicholas "Nick" Enoch Jordan: There are Adams in too many locations 1800-1830 to be conclusive.

John Lawrence, husband of Arena E. Jordan b 1855, grand daughter of William Enoch: There are Lawrence in too many locations 1800-1830 to be conclusive.

Alonzo (Musslewhite) White, husband of Henrietta E. Jordan b 1866, grand daughter of William Enoch: All Musselwhite families are in Robeson Co., NC during 1810 and 1820 census -- adjacent Bladen Co., NC.

Perline Hall, husband of Zylphia (Zelphie) Jordan b 1870, grand daughter of William Enoch: There are Lawrence in too many locations 1800-1830 to be conclusive.

Tinner, husband of Caroline (Callie) Jordan b 1872, grand daughter of William Enoch: The only Tinner was in Orange Co., NC in 1810.

Alice Caroline Wallace, wife of Henry F. Jordan, grand son of William Enoch: There are Wallace familes in too many locations 1800-1830 to be conclusive.

Frank Norsworthy b October 30, 1892, husband of Odie Estell George and Jordan relative living near Green Bay in early 1900s: All Norsworthy are in Johnston or Northampton Co., NC in 1810 census.

John Caraway, Jordan neighbor in Green Bay: All Caraway families are in Cumberland Co., NC during 1810 census.

Neighbors of William Enoch Jordan's in 1850 Coffee Co., AL:

John Faircloth: All Faircloth families live in Sampson Co., NC during 1810 census.
John Barnes: John Barnes was in Robeson Co., NC in 1820 -- adjacent Bladen and Sampson Co., NC.

Holly: Almost all Holly are in Sampson Co., NC in 1810 census.
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Neighbors of William Enoch Jordan's in 1860 Covington Co., AL:
- Wilson Hollingsworth 37 NC: In 1810, all Hollingsworth families live in Sampson Co except one in Duplin Co and one in Haywood Co.
- Riley BARNES 35 m teacher of O.S. 1000 3146 GA: Family records for Riley show he was born in GA and that his family came from Sampson Co., NC. His father John Barnes, aslo a neighbor in Covington Co, was from Sampson Co., NC with ancestors in Johnston Co., NC.
- Duncan McRAE 72 m farmer 280 NC: All McRae families live in Cumberland or Montgomery Co NC in 1810 census. Local Scotish families including Malcom & Daniel McRae, Angus McInnis, Harmond & John McLeod were in Robeson Co., NC in 1820 near
John Barnes who was in Cumberland, NC in 1810.
- Cyrus McKETHAN 47 m farmer 300 250 NC: All Mckethan familes live in Cumberland Co., NC during the 1810 census.
- William McARTY 56 m farmer 1440 235 SC: All McArty families in NC live in Bladen Co., NC during 1810 census.
- Everett SUMMERLIN 36 m farmer 245 NC: All Summerlin families live in Duplin Co., NC during 1810 census.
- Robert JOHNSON 88 m farmer 65 NC: All Robert Johnsons live in Northhampton Co., NC during 1810 census. Some also moved to Darlington Co., SC before 1830.
- John McLeod: Most Mcleods are in Cumberland or Sampson Co., NC in 1810 census.
- Christian CANTALINE 60 m farmer 200 268 SC: There are no Cantaline families in America in 1810.
- Jacob Hammond b abt. 1767 Bladen Co., NC (son of John Hammonds, Sr b abt. 1747) migrated to Covington Co along with nephew Cornelius "Neil" Jackson. (More research is needed for Jacob. He may have led/influenced Neil and William Enoch to Covington Co.)
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Other families in Green Bay and New Hope areas of Covington Co., AL where William Enoch Jordan and descendants lived (many are mentioned in the minutes of Clear Creek Missionary Baptist Church and New Hope Missionary Baptist Church):
- James Dorman: John G. Dorman or Lonrak Dorman appear to be related to James and were living in Sampson Co., NC in 1830. There were no Dorman families in America in 1810.
- Charles Johnson: He was in Cumberland Co., NC in 1820. Multiple Johnsons in Darlington, SC in 1830.
- Thomas Eagerton: Eagertons are in Marion Co., SC in 1820.
- William Holley: William is in Anson Co., NC in 1820 and in Sampson Co., NC in 1810.
- Adams: There were several in Darlington, SC in 1830.
- Odom: There were several in Darlington, SC in 1830.
- Daniel Hunt: He was in Surry Co., NC in 1820 and in Rowan Co., NC in 1810.
- Thomas J. Hobbs: Thomas is in Gates Co., NC in 1810. Thomas was in Darlington Co., SC in 1830.
- Joe Almond: He was is in Montgomery Co., NC in 1810.
- James Butler: He was in Duplin Co., NC in 1820.
- Booth: Multiple Booth families in Darlington Co., SC in 1830.
- Joseph Aplin: Was in Martin Co., NC in 1810.
- Turberville: William Turberville was in Darlington Co., SC in 1830.
- Huggins: Several families in Darlington Co., SC in 1830.
- Vann: A Mills and William are in Darlington Co., SC in 1830.
- George Sowell: Sowell family came from Bertie, Moore or Sampson Co., NC in 1820. He was in Hertford Co., NC in 1810. Geoge may be related to the Sewel family that intermarried with Batson familes. Their ancestor, Abihu Sewel, originated in Moore or Sampson Co., NC.
- John Rigdon: Was in Harford Co., MD in 1810.
- Lounier Lowery: There are no Lowery families in America in 1830. The name was probably misspelled. The Lowry families were from Robeson Co and were usually Lumbee Indian - as were the Jacksons. Henry Lowrey lived near William Jordon in Darlington Co., SC in 1810. There is a Henry Lowrey near William Enoch Jordan in Coffee/Covington Co., AL.
- Joseph Hutto, close neighbor and homestead application witness for Nicholas Enoch Jordan: The Hutto families were in Orangeburg, SC in 1810 and 1820.
- Thomas Sanders: He was from Sampson Co., NC with ancestors in Johnston Co., NC. He made a stop in Milledgeville, GA on the way to Covington Co., AL. He was in Franklin Co, NC in 1810. Sanders is in Darlington Co., SC in 1830.
- Stephen Grimes: He and his family were in Duplin Co., NC in 1820. Many Grimes are in Darlington Co., SC in 1810.
- Thomas Watkins: He was in Pitt Co., NC in 1810. Jordans migrated from Pitt to Johnston and Sampson Co., NC.
- George B. Parrish: He was in Goochland Co.,VA in 1820.
- McLindon: The McLindon family was in Anson Co., NC in 1820 and in Richmond, NC in 1810. There were several in Darlington Co., SC in 1810 and 1830.
- Johns: Johns were from Orange, Rockingham or Rutherford Co., NC in 1820.
- Peterson: Most Petersons were in Sampson Co., NC in 1810 and 1820.
- Boyett: All are in Sampson or Johnston Co., NC during 1810 census.
- McCarty: All families live in Buncombe, NC in 1810.
- Sasser: All Sasser families are in Johnston Co., NC in 1810 census
- Cornelius Jackson: Detailed family research show that Cornelius was from Bladen/Robeson Co., NC.
- McCallum: Almost all families live in Robeson Co., NC in 1810.

The following Jordan and neighboring families who are in Coffee/Covington Co., AL in 1850-1860 appear to be in or have ancestors in Sampson Co., NC in 1810-1820 census:

Jordan Drewry 1 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 Gavin's 296
Jordan James 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 Gavin's 296
Jordan William 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 Mathis' 310
McLeod James 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 Godwin's 302
McLeod John Jr. 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 Godwin's 304
Boyett Polly 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 Piney Grove 284
Boyett Nathan 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 Hargrove's 286
Carraway Bedreadon 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 1844 Will Lee's 298
Carraway James 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 Lee's 300
Carroll Edmund 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 2 1 0 Not stated 274
Carroll Gradeless 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 1 Not stated 276
Carroll John 1 3 1 1 0 1 3 2 1 1 0 Gavin's 294
Carroll Joseph 3 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 Gavin's 294
Carroll Joseph 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 Gavin's 294
Carroll Manson 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 Gavin's 294
Carroll Rachel 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 1814 Will Robinson's 280
Carroll Raiford 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 Not stated 282
Carroll Sarah 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 Not Stated 276
Dormand James 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 Godwin's 306
Dormand Benjamin 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 Godwin's 306
Dormand Lameeh 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 Spell's 308
Faircloth Arthur 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Hall's 300
Faircloth Isham 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 Hall's 302
Faircloth James 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 Hall's 302
Faircloth John 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 Hall's 302 in Coffee Co., AL in 1850
Faircloth Raiford 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 Hall's 302 in Coffee Co., AL in 1850
Faircloth Smiddick 1 1 0 2 0 1 2 2 2 0 1 Hall's 302
Faircloth Solomon 3 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 Hall's 302
Hall Garlander 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 Godwin's 304
Hall James 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Hall's 300
Hall John 2 2 0 0 1 0 4 0 2 1 0 Porter's 292
Hall Lewis 2 4 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 Hall's 302
Hall Lewis 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Mathis' 312
Hall Matthew 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Hall's 300
Hall Penelope 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 Hall's 300
Hall William 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 Hall's 300
Hobbs Abraham 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 Lee's 298
Hobbs Benjamin 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 1 Lee's 298
Hobbs Gabriel 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 Lee's 300
Hobbs George 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 Lee's 300
Hobbs John 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 1 0 Lee's 300
Hobbs Sarah 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Lee's 300
Hobbs Simon Jr. 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 Lee's 298
Hobbs Simon Sr. 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Lee's 298
Hobbs William Jr. 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 Lee's 298
Hobbs William Sr. 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 1836 Will Lee's 298
Hollingsworth Henry 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1836 Will Gavin's 296
Hollingsworth Jacob 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 1 1 1844 Will Will 294
Hollingsworth James 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 Gavin's 296
Hollingsworth Stephen 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 Gavin's 294
Hollingsworth Thomas 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 Lee's 300
Hollingsworth Zebulon 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 Gavin's 296
Hollingsworth Zebulon Sr. 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 Gavin's 296
Holly James 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 1824 Will Westbrook's 288
Holly John 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 Godwin's 304 is in Coffee Co., AL in 1850
Holly Reddick 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 Godwin's 304
Holly James & Father 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 Godwin's 306
Holly William 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Spell's 308
McPherson William 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 Not Stated 278
Sanders Thomas 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 1 Hall's 302
Tew Alexander 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 Godwin's 304
Tew Alexander Jr. 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 Porter's 292
Tew Daniel 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 1 1 1853 Will Spell's 308
Tew Holly & Father 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1853 Will Godwin's 306 Jeremiah
Tew Jeremiah 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 Godwin's 304
Tew John 3 1 1 2 0 1 3 2 2 1 0 Porter's 292
Tew John ESQ 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 Godwin's 304
Tew Lewis 0 3 1 0 1 0 5 0 1 1 0 1853 Will Godwin's 304
Tew Loudon 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Porter's 292
Tew Loudon Jr. 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 Porter's 292
Tew Marmaduke 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 Porter's 290
Tew William 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 Godwin's 304
Turbeville Alfred 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 Spell's 306
Wallace Thomas 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 Spell's 306
Watkins Jonas 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 Lee's 298
Watkins Nancy 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 Hargrove's 286
Watkins Isaac 3 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 Lee's 298
Wiggins George 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 Not Stated 284
Wiggins John 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 Westbrook's 288
Wiggins Laban 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Hargrove's 286
Wiggins Lewis 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 Not Stated 284
Wiggins Martha 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 Hargrove's 286
Wiggins Reuben 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 Not Stated 276
Wiggins Willis 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 Not Stated 274
Wiggins Willis 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 1 0 Not Stated 284

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Research indicates there are other potential parents for William Enoch Jordan b 1803 other than the Enoch in Sampson Co., NC. The following are notes about them.

Free non-white heads of households in NC during 1790 census who may be related to William Enoch Jordan's ancestors are:
Hammonds, Isaac 5 Fayetteville, Cumberland Co
Hammonds, Jacob 4 Robeson County
Hammonds, John 9 Robeson County
Hammonds, Miles 1 Sampson County
Hammons Jordan 4 Edgecombe County

All William Jordans who were married in NC before 1800 were married in either Chowan or Bertie counties. Most of the Jordans who were heads of households and named William, Henry or George lived in Northampton Co, NC in 1810 and 1820 -- popular names William Enoch Jordan's descendants in AL. It is therefore likely that William Enoch Jordan was a descendant of Jordans in Chowan, Bertie and/or Northampton Co. Many families migrated from that area to Coffee County, AL in the 1830-1850 time frame. One family was the William James Simmons who was the ancestors to many families in Coffee and Covington Counties.

The locations for many Jordan men that are potential relatives for William Enoch were in Baldwin Co (Millidgeville), GA, Jones Co., GA and Wilkinson Co., GA from 1830-1840.

There is a Henry Jourdan in Wilkinson Co., GA in the 1820 census. He lives near William Jourdan who is 26-45 (living alone). There is another William Jourdan about the same age in the county at the same time. There is also an Absolum Jourdan who is 26-45 with a wife about the same age, a son under 10 and a daughter 16-26. Henry has a son about the right age to be William Enoch Jordan. Seven years after this census, William Enoch Jordan was living in Wilkinson Co., GA when he won a lottery draw and bought Parcel 32, District 14 in Carroll Co., GA. William Enoch Jordan could not have been a child of either of the William Jourdans because they had no children in 1820 nor could he be the son of Absolum Jourdan because his son would not have been old enough to win a lottery ticket in 1827 (over 18).

Unless William Enoch Jordan came over from Washington Co., GA to Wilkinson Co., GA before he won the land lottery ticket, he could be the son of Henry. William Enoch Jordan showed a strong preference for the given names William and Henry, so it is likely that the William Jourdans in Wilkinson Co. in 1820 were related to Henry and William Enoch Jordan.

William Enoch Jordan could also have been the son of Robert Jordan who died in Jones Co., GA in 1827. He had a will that was probated in Jones Co., GA. There were many Jordan men in Jones Co., GA from 1810-1840. Several of them migrated to AL and some to Covington Co., AL.

Williamson Theophilus Jordan was born February 14, 1803 in NC or GA. He married Harriett Tiggie Chapman December 02, 1830 in Jones Co., GA. She was born July 03, 1810, and died 1895. They may be related to William Enoch Jordan.

The Jordan DNA project has proven Clarke Middleton Jordan and his ancestors, Peebles C. JORDAN, born 1795 in GA, were not related to William Enoch Jordan.

The most likely ancestor for William Enoch Jordan is ROBERT JORDAN, SR. (EDMUND, ROBERT, THOMAS, THOMAS, SAMUEL) was born July 11, 1731 in VA, and died February 22, 1812 in Perquimans Co., NC. He married (1) MARY JORDAN August 18, 1756, daughter of RICHARD JORDAN and UNITY ??. He married (2) ELIZABETH WHITE March 02, 1763 in Perquimans Co., NC. He married (3) SARAH SKINNER May 07, 1777 in Perquimans Co., NC.


SUPPORTING RESEARCH INFORMATION

See the notes for Jacob Dupree (b. app 1755) from Northampton Co., NC.

William Enoch Jordan Sr may have lived in Marion County, GA at one time. One of his close neighbors in Covington County in 1850, Thomas Dorman, had ancestors from that area. They may have known each other before moving to AL.

There is a possibility that William Enoch's relatives lived in Jefferson County, GA (near Wrens, GA) in 1840; there is a William Jordan located there in the 1840 census. The town of Wrens still has a high proportion of Jordans. John Andrew Jackson Jordan was born in Milligeville, GA in 1840; he may have been a distant relative. Milligeville is about half way between Jefferson County and Heard County, GA.

ON AUGUST 4, 1854, ALL THE LAND IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF COVINGTON COUNTY (TOWNSHIPS 1-50) HAD BEEN ON THE MARKET FOR OVER 30 YEARS, THUS IT WAS PLACED ON SALE AT THE ELBA LAND OFFICE ON SEPT. 13, 1854 AT A MINIMUM PRICE OF 12.5 CENTS PER ACRE. THE LAND IN THE NORTHERN PART (TOWNSHIPS 6 & 7) HAD BEEN ON THE MARKET OVER 20 YEARS, SO IT WAS PLACED ON SALE AT THE CAHABA OFFICE ON SEPT. 15, 1854, AT A MINIMUM PRICE OF .50 CENTS ACRE. THE LOW PRICE IMMEDIATELY ATTRACTED PEOPLE FROM GA. & THE CAROLINA'S.


More About W
ILLIAM ENOCH JORDAN:
Baptism (LDS): Bef. 1865, New Hope Cem, Covington County, AL
Burial: New Hope Cem, Covington Co., AL

Notes for J
AMIMAH (JEMIMA) ??:
The name Jemima and its variant Jamimah is a religious name from the Old Testament. Since her husband had an old testament name of Enoch, this family and their ancestors were likely religious. In the Old Testament, Jemima was eldest of the three daughters of Job. The other two sisters were Keren and Keziah -- all three renowned as the most beautiful women of their time. Enoch was the father of Methuselah, the oldest living man named in the Bible.

Jamima (Jamimah, Jemima) could have been Scottish. There are a number of Scottish women with that name in Montgomery and Anson Co., NC bfore 1800.

The names Jemima and Enoch were popular in 1725 Stafford County, Virginia and 1792 Greenville County, South Carolina. They were also popular in Scott County. VA.

Jamima could also have been an American Indian. Descendants were told they had an Indian as an ancestor, but no reference to whom. Several of John Hammonds' (b abt. 1747) Lumbee descendants migrated to Covington Co., AL. These included Jacob Hammonds and Cornelius "Neil" Jackson. John Hammonds named a son Enoch.

I believe Jamima was buried in one of two places:
- an unmarked grave in Clear Creek Missionary Baptist Church with her husband
- Hurricane Ridge Missionary Baptist Church cemetery (now Pine Level)

The church moved from Clear Creek to Hurricane Ridge then back to Clear Creek. Some of the church members remained at Hurricane Ridge when it moved back to Clear Creek. The name of the church was changed to New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in 1865, probably in memory of the Battle of New Hope Church that took place in Georgia in the Civil War. It will be difficult to determine Jamima's last name because the census records before 1850 only list the head of household's name and the numbers of dependents by age group.

Name Pronunciation: je-MYE-mah
Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: "Dove."
Notes: Biblical: eldest of the three daughters of Job (see also Keren and Keziah), renowned as the most beautiful women of their time. The name has been recorded from the early 1700s in England.
Variants: Jemima, Jamina, Jemimah, Jeminah, Jemmimah, Jemmie, Jemmy, Mima, Mimma

Benjamin Jordan who died in Carroll Co., GA named a child Keziah. Part of Carroll C became Heard Co where William Enoch Jordan lived in 1840.

Burrell Jordan b 1794 in SC had a wife named Keziah and named his daughter Keziah Delilah Jordan. He died 1870 - 1880 in Whitefield Co, GA. His father William was married to a Delilah.

In the Old Testament Keziah was a daughter of Job. Her name means "cassia" in Hebrew, from the name of the spice tree.

More About J
AMIMAH (JEMIMA) ??:
Burial: New Hope Cem, Covington Co., AL
     
Children of W
ILLIAM JORDAN and JAMIMAH ?? are:
  i.   SUSAN A. J.9 JORDAN, b. Bet. 1826 - 1827, Sampson Co??., NC; d. Aft. 1880, Covington Co., AL; m. ALEXANDER J. MCLEOD, Abt. 1847, Probably AL; b. Abt. 1826, GA; d. Bet. 1861 - 1865, Covington Co, AL or Civil War??.
  Notes for SUSAN A. J. JORDAN:
Susan is a variant or nickname for SUSANNA.
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, Italian, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Biblical
From Sousanna, the Greek form of the Hebrew name Shoshannah which was derived from the Hebrew word shushan meaning "lily" (in modern Hebrew this also means "rose"). In the New Testament this is the name of a woman who ministered to Christ. It also occurs in the Old Testament Apocrypha as the name of a woman falsely accused of adultery. The prophet Daniel clears her name by tricking her accusers, who end up being condemned themselves.

During the 1850 Coffee Co., AL census, Susan is living her husband Alexander McLeod in household number 800/800 (Pg 109 of census record) approximately two farms away from William Enoch Jordan and his family. The record shows:
Alexander McLeod 24 GA
Susan A. J. 23 NC
George 2 AL
Benjamin 1 AL

During the 1860 Coffee Co., AL census, Susan is shown living with husband Alexander McLoud in household 778/778 Precinct 7 of Elba, Coffee Co., AL (Pg 865 of census record). The record shows:
The record shows:
Alexander McLoud 33 GA
Susan A. J. 33 NC
George 12 AL
Benjamin 11 AL
Isiah 7 AL
John N. 3 AL
Thomas 6/12 AL

Note: A John Hudson b NC abt 1816 and wife Cintha lives near the McLeods and has a son named Gillis. That is a prevalent surname in Montgomery Co., NC and associated with McLeods there.

During the 1870 Covington Co., AL census, Susan is shown as head of household 17/17 in Township 3, Range 18 of Andalusia page 512. The record shows:
Susan McLeod 34 (off by 10 years!) SC
George W. 21 AL
Benjamin 18 AL
Isiah 16 AL
John N. 14 AL
Thomas 12 AL

In this 1870 Covington Co., AL census, Susan McLeod and her children live between William Enoch Jordan and his son Enoch Jordan on land owned by William Enoch Jordan. The land is in the Green Bay (Pine Level) area of SE Covington Co. This is strong evidence that Susan is William Enoch Jordan's daughter, Nicholas Enoch Jordan's older sister.

The change in state of birth from NC to SC may have been caused by movement of the state line between NC and SC which happened in Anson Co., NC. President Andrew Jackson's birthplace has the same confusion; NC and SC claim him. William Enoch Jordan and Nicholas Enoch Jordan made the same changes with the same census records.



Susan McLeod and her son JN McLeod are in the 1880 Covington Co census in the Green Bay area. Ancestry.com does not show her in the index because her name is hard to read on the census form. She is on line 5 5 of page 1, district 4 at the following URL:
http://content.ancestry.com/Browse/View.aspx?dbid=6742&path=Alabama.Covington.Green+Bay.54.1&cr=1

She is living next to J.M. Jordan who is one of William Enoch Jordan's sons.

Susan McLeod and son George McLeod joined New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in September 1865. Susan is thought to be Nicholas Enoch Jordan's sister.

Susan did not remarry....nor move from the Green Bay area. She must have died there after 1880.

  Notes for ALEXANDER J. MCLEOD:
Alexander Mcleod is in Coffee Co., AL census in 1850 with wife Susan A. J. Mcleod and sons George 2 and Benjamin 1. He is on line 800/800 (dwelling house number in the census).

During the 1850 Coffee Co., AL census, Alexander McLeod and his wife Susan Jordan McLeod and family are living in household 800/800 (Pg 109 of census record) approximately two farms away from William Enoch Jordan and his family. The record shows:
Alexander McLeod 24 GA
Susan A. J. 23 NC
George 2 AL
Benjamin 1 AL

Alexander J. McLeod (misspelled McLoud) lived in Precinct 7 of Coffee Co., AL in 1860 (Pg 865 of census record). He is listed as a carpentar. He is shown as born in GA. Wife Susan is listed as born in NC. Later census records show her born in SC. This may have been caused by movement of the state line between NC and SC which happened in Anson Co., NC. President Andrew Jackson's birthplace has the same confusion; NC and SC claim him.

Note that Coffee Co was formed from parts of Pike Co., AL before 1850. Alexander may have been living with his family in Pike Co., AL before that part of the county became Coffee Co. Pike Co., AL should be searched for McLeod and potential Jordan relatives between 1832 and 1850 who migrated there from NC--probably Anson, Richmond or Montgomery Co. Descendants of Jonas and Reuben Jordan (Reube in Autauga/Coosa Co., AL) may have migrated to Pike Co. Descendants of Francis Jordan of Montgomery Co., NC may also have migrated there. Several of Francis Jordan related families (Hampton L. Jordan and Raleigh (Riley) Jordan) migrated to Wilcox Co., AL which is not far from Pike and Covington Co...particularly around 1832 when all of those counties were larger.

The following Jordan family was likely related to Alexander J. McLeod:

JAMES JORDAN was born 1797 in SC, and died in Coffee Co., AL. He married CATHERINE MCLEOD. She died in Coffee Co., AL. James may be the brother of William Enoch Jordan b 1803 and Catherine may be the sister of Alexander J. McLeod. Children of JAMES JORDAN and CATHERINE MCLEOD are:
      i.      ALEXANDER MCLEOD JORDAN, b. Abt. 1825, SC; d. Aft. September 25, 1863, Elba, Coffee Co., AL.
      ii.      JAMES WILSON JORDAN, b. SC; d. Coffee Co., AL.
      iii.      JOHN R. JORDAN, b. SC; d. Coffee Co., AL.
      iv.      MARY C. JORDAN.
      v.      EFFY JORDAN, b. Coffee Co., AL.
      vi.      SARAH JORDAN, b. Coffee Co., AL.
      vii.      CATHERINE ANN JORDAN, b. Coffee Co., AL.

Another potential Jordan relative is shown below:

WILLIAM MCLEOD was born 1789 in Montgomery County, NC, and died 1852 in NC. He married SARAH (MARY) ELIZABETH "ELIZA" JORDAN Abt. 1822 in Montgomery County, NC, daughter of JOHN JORDAN and ?? UNKNOWN. She was born 1810 in Montgomery County, NC, and died March 15, 1857 in Montgomery County, NC.


Alexander J. Mcleod married Susan about 1848...probably in Alabama since their first child George Washington McLeod was born in Alabama in 1849. George Washington McLeod's death certificate shows his mother's maiden name was Susan Jordan.

Alexander and his parents lived in Pike Co., GA near William Enoch Jordan when he was in Heard Co., GA between 1833 and 1844. Alexander would have been about 6 years old when William Enoch moved to Heard Co and about 17 when William Enoch moved to AL. William Enoch Jordan and his family lived in Coffee Co, AL between 1844 and 1855. Alexander married Susan A. Jordan and lived in Coffee Co near William Enoch Jordan when the census was taken in 1860.

Alexander's wife Susan was most likely the daughter of William Enoch Jordan. After Alexander died between 1860 and 1870, she moved into a house owned by William Enoch Jordan -- one located between William Enoch Jordan and his son Nicholas Enoch Jordan. New Hope Missionary Church records also show a close tie between the families...especially after the Civil War ended.

Baldwin Co, GA (Milledgeville, GA) and Wilkinson Co., GA would also be good places to look for Alexander's family between 1833 and 1840. William Enoch Jordan was probably in those locations before moving to Heard Co., GA before the 1840 census was done.

Popular names in Alexander's descendants are: Benjamin, Thomas, George Washington, and Daniel.

Alexander may have been in AL 2nd Artillery Battalion, Sengstak's Artillery Battery, Company "D", 2nd Light Artillery Battalion:
Sengstak's battery, under command of Capt. Henry Herman Sengstak, was organized at Mobile, in December 1861. It was stationed there until the summer of 1862, then moved to Columbus, MS, where it remained until September 1862. It served the greater part of the war in Gen'l Dabney H. Maury's division; it fought at Corinth, where it was specially commended by the division commander, and at the Hatchie Bridge. It wintered in northern Mississippi, 1862-63, and was in the siege of Vicksburg, where it lost 4 k and 7 w, and was captured. After being exchanged, the men on 19 November 1863 were assigned to Barrett's Missouri battery, Army of Tennessee. They were constantly engaged in the Dalton-Atlanta Campaign in the battalion commanded by Major Waddell. It was transferred to the south, took part in the battle of Girard, where all its guns and most of the men were captured.
Officers: Capt. Henry Herman Sengstak; 1st Lt. A. H. Hicks (dropped, 7 Feb 64); Sr. 1st Lt. William Perry Leslie (resigned, 3 Jan 63); 1st Lt. W. S. Newsom (resigned, 26 March 64); 1st Lt. Alexander Pope St. John; 2nd Lt Stanley Hale Bell; 2nd Lt. Robert B. Patton (dropped, 7 Feb 64).

Look for Susan A. McLeod's application for the Civil War pension of Alexander J. McLeod that could have been processed as early as 1890 in Covington Co., AL. The application would show his state and county of birth. The record is not on file in Covington Co., AL because all records were burned in a fire in 1895.

Elizabeth "Betsy" McLeod born Bet. 1794 - 1804 in North Carolina died April 17 1888, aged 91 years in Pike County, Alabama buried at Orion Methodist Church in Pike County Alabama; wife of Norman McLeod by 1828; Norman born about 1800 in Scotland died on or around January 18 1871 in Pike County Alabama - Norman was the son of Alexander and Sarah Gellis? McLeod - Alexander is probably the brother of Angus McLeod (husband of Nancy McCutchen).

The following Jordan families, descendants of Jonas Jordan, father of Reuben Jordan) migrated along the same path as Alexander and appear to be from the same area of NC:

JOHN JORDAN (WILLIAM, JONAS, WILLIAM) was born 1760 in VA, and died 1825 in Troy, Montgomery Co., NC. He married MARGARET ALVES 1789 in Montgomery Co., NC. She was born 1770 in VA, and died 1850 in Troy, Montgomery Co., NC.

Notes for JOHN JORDAN:

Subj: Montgomery Jordans
Date: 7/13/2001 6:10:08 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: jraden@vnet.net (Jean Epps)
To: ljordan316@aol.com

Hi Larry
I have been reading for several days the massive amount of Jordan
information and find It overwhelming. I'm just a little dense when it
comes to computers. I traced my husbands Jordan's in Montgomery County
many years ago. As you know there is a lack of records so I'm stuck with
John Jordan (b. ca. 1761) and Margaret. Thier children are named in a
court record in 1855. This include a Hamiltom and Riley who went to
Alabama. James possibley died in Illionis and John and Walter who remain
in NC John (1761) grandson Rev James Jordan is called Cousin by Rev
Francis Marion Jordan in the Bibical Recorder.. Do you have any records
for the brothers Hampton and Riley who were born 1800-1810? and weent to
Alabama.
John 1761 had land Joining Reuben Jordan.(census 1790 listed with
females only) because Reuben is not on tax list I assumed Reuben is a
brother of John but could he be the Father? Reuben sold some of his land
to Jesse Hurt about 1800. Reuben is not in the 1800 census. Did he die
or leave? Jesse Hurts granddaughter married John Jordan's (1761)
Grandson.

I had a different idea about Esbell Jordan. I thought Francis and Reuben
were her sons and her husband might be the John Jordan with a grant 1749
Bladen County
December 26, 1749 John Jordan was a witness to a deed - Thomas Coleman -
Land N.Side of Pee Dee - John Francis Corner
John Francis shown on Montgomery County historical map as being in the
Cheek Creek area
John Francis -(grant June 20, 1746) to Henry Touchstone
I believe the above was near Drowning Creek.
Frances Jordan grant of 1769 also listed on the Anson Petition
The above quotes from memory and names may be spelled wrong.

Daniel Epps III who died in 1781 Montgomery County had an Uncle who
married Mary Anderson granddaughter of Arthur Jordan and a number of her
family were in North Hampton County N.C. There was a large movement from
The Granville area to Montgomery around 1780's. It seems those old
Virginia families are very intwined. Do You know anything about the
Francis Jordan in the Barbardo's or Francis Jordan who had a grant in
Virginia 1652.

As I am writing from memory(which is very poor) this may contain error.
Most came from copy write publications. The only record I can produce a
copy of is the court record in 1855. I have never faxed anything so if
you want a copy, it would have to come by snail mail.
Good luck with your web page
Jean

More About MARGARET ALVES:
Burial: 1850, Jordan Family Cemetery, 3 miles SW of Troy, NC
     
Children of JOHN JORDAN and MARGARET ALVES are:
29.      i.      HAMPTON L.5 JORDAN, b. Bet. 1790 - 1794, Montgomery County, NC; d. Wilcox Co., AL.
      ii.      JAMES JORDAN, b. Bet. 1790 - 1802.

Notes for JAMES JORDAN:
James Vann Comer's research in 1996 indicated that James moved to Illinois. He lived in Rocky Creek before he moved to Illinois.

      iii.      ?? JORDAN, b. Bet. 1790 - 1803, Montgomery Co., NC; d. NC.
      iv.      ?? JORDAN, b. Bet. 1790 - 1803.
      v.      ?? JORDAN, b. Bet. 1790 - 1803.
      vi.      ?? JORDAN, b. Bet. 1802 - 1804, Montgomery Co., NC; d. NC.
30.      vii.      JOHN JORDAN, b. Abt. 1803, NC; d. Montgomery County, NC.
      viii.      RALEIGH (RILEY) JORDAN, b. Abt. 1805, Montgomery County, NC; d. Aft. 1855, Wilcox Co., AL; m. ?? ??; b. NC??; d. Wilcox Co., AL.

Notes for RALEIGH (RILEY) JORDAN:

He went to Wilcox Co., AL according to Colon Tate Jordan.

Riley is two years younger than William Enoch Jordan who migrated from NC to Autauga Co., AL. They were likely relatives or brothers. Riley may have been in Autauga County before moving to Wilcox County.

Wilcox County, AL is southwest of Autauga Co and northwest of Coffee and Covington Counties. It is reasonable to assume other Jordan descendants made this same migration. Riley may have migrated to this area with the children or relatives of Jonas Jordan who settled in Autauga Co., AL.

Wilcox County was formed from parts of Dallas and Monroe counties by an act of the Alabama legislature on Dec. 13, 1819. It was named for Lt. Joseph M. Wilcox who fought in the Creek Wars. The county is located in the south-central part of the state, in the Black Belt region. The county was a center of Alabama antebellum plantation life. Today it is largely agricultural and rural. Wilcox is bordered by Dallas, Lowndes, Butler, Monroe, Clarke, and Marengo counties. The county seat is Camden. Other towns include Alberta, Catherine, Gastonburg, Lower Peach Tree, Millers Ferry, Pine Apple and Snow Hill.


      ix.      ?? JORDAN, b. Bet. 1806 - 1812; d. AL.
      x.      ?? JORDAN, b. Bet. 1806 - 1812; d. AL.
      xi.      ?? JORDAN, b. Bet. 1806 - 1812, Montgomery Co., NC; d. IL.
31.      xii.      WALTER ALVIS JORDAN, b. Abt. 1813; d. Abt. 1880, Troy, Montgomery Co., NC.


10. REUBEN4 JORDAN (JONAS3, JONAS2, WILLIAM1) was born May 20, 1782 in Amelia County, VA, and died August 23, 1840 in Coosa County, AL. He married (1) EMILY DILLARD August 22, 1805 in Lauren, SC, daughter of SAMUEL DILLARD and ANNE HUTCHINGS. She was born June 09, 1784 in Pittsylvania, VA, and died March 27, 1829 in Autagua Co., AL or Montgomery, AL. He married (2) NANCY ANN SPIVEY June 08, 1830 in Rocky Mount, Autauga, Al, daughter of AARON SPIVEY and CHARLOTTE NIXON. She was born 1799 in NC, and died December 1888 in Coosa County, AL.




  ii.   NICHOLAS "NICK" ENOCH JORDAN, b. Bet. 1830 - 1832, NC or GA or Darlington Co., SC; d. 1920, Covington Co., AL; m. ELIZABETH (LIZZBETH) BATSON, 22 Jan 1853, Autauga County, AL; b. 1834, Autauga Co., AL; d. Bef. 1910, Covington Co., AL.
  Notes for NICHOLAS "NICK" ENOCH JORDAN:
Enock Jordan was called several names in census records. He is called Nicholas in the 1850 Coffee County, AL census. He is called Enoch or Enoch Jr in later AL census records. His descendants also say he was called Nick by his friends. In the New Hope Missionary Church cemetry listing he is shown as Nick.

Name Usage: English, French
Pronounced: NI-ko-las (English), nee-ko-LA (French) [key]
From the Greek name Nikolaos which meant "victory of the people" from Greek nike "victory" and laos "people". Saint Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop from Anatolia who, according to legend, saved the daughters of a poor man from lives of prostitution. He is also known as Santa Claus (from Dutch Sinterklaas), the bringer of Christmas presents. He is the patron saint of children, sailors and merchants, and Greece and Russia. Nicholas was also the name of two czars of Russia and five popes.

Nicholas (Nick) Enoch Jordan was born in NC, SC or GA according to the census records. The 1850 census says GA, The 1860 census says NC. The 1880 census says SC. His father showed the same birth states as Nicholas Enoch -- changing from NC to SC from 1860 to 1870. This may indicate the state line was shifting near where they were born. Strong evidence indicates Darlington Co., SC, Bladen Co., NC or Sampson Co., NC as places of birth.

He lived with his parents in District 788, line 25, Heard County, GA during the 1840 census along with one older sister and two sisters who may have been younger.

Nicholas' family moved to Coffee County, AL before the 1850 census. In the 1850 Coffee County census, Nicholas is listed as the oldest child at home and 19 years old. His older sister shown in the 1840 census is no longer living at home. Susan A. J. Jordan was most likely this older sister. She lives next to Nicholas Enoch Jordan all of her life in Coffee/Covington Co., AL.

Census records:

During the 1830 census, Nicholas Enoch Jordan's family would have been living in NC or Darlington Co., SC. His sister Susan was born before the 1830 census and Nicholas Enoch Jordan was born shortly after the census.

During the 1840 Heard Co., GA census, Enoch Jordan and family live in District 702, Houston Militia District, page 5, line 5. The record shows:
Enoch Jordan 30-40
Female 20-30 (Jamimah b abt 1810 NC)
Male 0-5 (William Jordan 1841 GA)
Male 0-5 (Henry Jordan 1837 GA)
Male 5-10 (Robert Jordan Abt. 1833 GA)
Male 5-10 (Nicholas Enoch Jordan b Bet. 1830 - 1831 NC)
Female 0-5 (Possibly Genger Jordan)
Female 10-15 (probably Susan A. J. Jordan b abt 1827 NC)

Note: An earlier research indicates slaves, but the record is not available in www.ancestry.com for that page.

During the 1850 Coffee Co., AL census, Nicholas Enoch Jordan (surname mispelled Jorden) is shown as a member of household number 813, page 110 (stamped 323). The record shows:
Enoch Jorden Sr 47 NC
Jamimah 40 NC
Nicholas 19 NC
Robert 17 GA
Henry 16 GA
William 14 GA
George F. 7 GA
James 5 AL
Mrs. Jordan 70 NC (William Enoch Jordan's mother born about 1780)

During the 1850 Coffee Co., AL census, Susan (Jordan) McLeod is living with her family in household 800/800 (Pg 109 of census record) approximately two farms away from William Enoch Jordan and his family. The record shows:
The record shows:
Alexander McLeod 24 GA
Susan A. J. 23 NC
George 2 AL
Benjamin 1 AL

The following live between the McLeods and Jordans during the 1850 census and may have migrated with them:
Herman Few (Tew) 68 b NC 1788 and wife Sarah 63 b NC
John Leonard 68 b NC 1788 and wife Mary 53 b NC
Banson Hughes 33 b NC 1817 and wife Elizabeth 26 b GA.

During the 1860 Covington Co., AL census, Nicholas Enoch is shown as head of household number 736, page 96, Andalusia post office. The record shows:
Enoch Jordan Jr 28 NC
Elizabeth 25 AL
Martha A. 6 AL
Avena E. 5 AL
Pheby 3 AL
Robert 1/12 AL

During the 1860 Covington Co., AL census, living next to Enoch Jordan Jr in household 735 is his father Enoch Jordan Sr with the following record:
Enoch Jordan Sr 56 SC
Jamimah 46 SC
Henry 22 GA
William 18 GA
George F. 15 GA
James 13 GA
Martha 9 GA
Andrew 5 GA

Wilson Hollingsworth 37 from NC lives near the Jordans. He and his family may have migrated with them.

During the 1860 census, Susan (Jordan) McLeod is living with her family in household 778/778 Precinct 7 of Elba, Coffee Co., AL (Pg 865 of census record). The surname was mispelled McLoud in the census. The record shows:
The record shows:
Alexander McLoud 33 GA
Susan A. J. 33 NC
George 12 AL
Benjamin 11 AL
Isiah 7 AL
John N. 3 AL
Thomas 6/12 AL

During the 1870 Covington Co., AL census, Enoch is shown as head of household 17/17 in Township 3, Range 18 of Andalusia page 3 (512 original). The record shows:
Enoch Jordan Jr 40 NC
Elizabeth 35 AL
Martha A. 17 AL
Avena 14 AL
Pheby 12 AL
Robert 10 AL
Mary L. 7 AL
Henrietta 5 AL
Zillha 2 AL

Living next to Enoch Jordan Jr in the 1870 census is Enoch Jordan Sr with the following record
Enoch Jordan Sr 67 SC
Jamimah 50 SC
George F. 22 AL
Martha 18 AL
Mary 50 NC

During the 1870 Covington Co., AL census, Susan Jordan McLeod is shown as head of household 17/17 in Township 3, Range 18 of Andalusia page 512. Her son George W. McLeod's death certificate indicates her maiden name was Susan Jordan. Given her proximity to William Enoch Jordan (Enoch Jordan Sr) and his son Nicholas Enoch Jordan (Enoch Jordan Jr.) in this census (she lives between them on land owned by William Enoch Jordan), she is most likely the daughter of William Enoch Jordan. The record shows:
Susan McLeod 34 (off by 10 years!) SC
George W. 21 AL
Benjamin 18 AL
Isiah 16 AL
John N. 14 AL
Thomas 12 AL

Note that in the 1870 census, Nicholoas Enoch Jordan is surrounded by Cantaline familes who may have migrated to AL with the Jordans.

Nicholas bought 39.73 acres of land in Coosa Co., AL on June 12,1854 (doc 12673) shortly after he married Elizabeth Batson in Autauga Co., AL. Apparently, Nicholas Enoch came back to Covington Co., AL from Coosa Co before 1860; he is living next to his father in Covington Co during the 1860 census.

Nicholas Enoch and his wife Elizabeth became members of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church on June 3, 1865. His father, William Enoch Jordan was the church clerk at the time.

Susan McLeod and son George McLeod joined New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in September 1865. Susan is thought to be Nicholas Enoch's sister.

On September 20, 1887, Nicholas Enoch Jordan applied for an received a Homestead, Pre-Emption and Commutation on property that had been farmed by his father William Enoch Jordan. The application says he has farmed the land since 1873. This indicates his father died in 1873 because they had occupied the land since about 1858. Wtiness to the application were Joseph Hutto 32 who says he has known Nicholas Enoch for 26 years - that would be since 1861. Henry C. Brooks 43 was also a witness and had known Nicholas Enoch for 18 years. Closest neighbors were Ben and George McLeod.

Nicholas Enoch Jordan was living with his son William Enoch Jordan when the 1910 Federal Census was taken. His wife was not living at the time.

Nick and his wife Elizabeth (Lizzbeth) are buried in graves 37 and 38 in the New Hope Missionary Church Cemetery in near Clear Creek in Covington County, AL.

From the notes of Stephanie Sanders on November 9, 2000:

DESCENDANTS OF ELIZABETH BATSON AND ENOCH JORDAN
Enoch and Elizabeth were married in Autauga County on 22 Jan. 1853. Autauga is near Coosa, which is where Elizabethís parents lived, but no idea how Enoch got there to meet her.

I have copies of Enoch and William (uncle) Jordanís Confederate military record. Uncle William says on his that he was born in Hurd (Heard) County, Georgia. He was shot in the left leg. Enoch served from April to Sept of 1862; his wife Elizabeth received his pension in July 1901.

The following are land purchases Nicholas Enoch Jordan made during his life:

Name: ENOCH JORDAN
Date: 15 June 1854
Location: Coosa Co., AL
Document #: 12673
Serial #: AL4420__.052
Sale Type: CASH ENTRY SALE
Acres: 39.7250
Meridian or Watershed: ST STEPHENS
Parcel: Township 22N, Range 18E, Section 30

Name: ENOCH JORDAN
Date: 20 August 1858
Location: Coosa Co., AL
Document #: 14872
Serial #: AL3510__.395
Sale Type: CASH ENTRY SALE
Acres: 40.1800
Meridian or Watershed: ST STEPHENS
Parcel: Township 14N, Range 1W, Section 28

Name: ENOCH JORDAN
Date: 03 July 1890
Location: AL
Document #: 6556
Serial #: AL4710__.222
Sale Type: HOMESTEAD
Acres: 159.2800
Meridian or Watershed: ST STEPHENS
Parcel: Township 2N, Range 18E, Section 10

Autauga County, Alabama
Index To Marriage Records

NAME SPOUSE DATE BK PAGE
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JORDAN, ENOCH BATSON, ELIZABETH 22 JAN 1853 3 201
JORDAN, JOHN A. ROSS, JANE C. 29 NOV 1831 3 316
JORDAN, JULIA A. DUDLEY, E. A. 22 FEB 1888 8 346
JORDAN, MARTHA NUNN, JAY 22 OCT 1891 9 163

Autauga County, Alabama
Index To Wills and Estates

TYPE: E-Estate Proceedings G-Guardianship H-Heirs O-Other

NAME TYPE DATE BOOK BEG. PAGES
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
JORDAN, HENRY A. G 9 NOV 1878 RB-24 43,337,573
JORDAN, HENRY A. G 14 DEC 1874 RB-23 286,478
JORDAN, HENRY A. G 29 SEP 1871 RB-22 226,556
JORDAN, JULIA G 9 NOV 1878 RB-24 41,334
JORDAN, JULIA A. G 14 DEC 1874 RB-23 284,479
JORDAN, JULIA A. G 29 SEP 1871 RB-22 228,557
JORDAN, WILLIAM G 9 NOV 1878 RB-24 44,336,569,574
JORDAN, WILLIAM G 14 DEC 1874 RB-23 288,476
JORDAN, WILLIAM A. G 29 SEP 1871 RB-22 227,557


Autauga County, Alabama
Cemetery Listings

NAME DOB DOD CEMETERY
-------------------------------------------------------------------
JORDAN, HENRY A. 30 AUG 1820 15 MAR 1870 TAYLOR
JORDAN, M. S. (MRS.) 14 JUN 1840 7 JUL 1919 TAYLOR
JORDAN, MARY E. 19 NOV 1864 19 SEP 1868 TAYLOR


Autauga County, Alabama
Index to Commissioners Court Records

NAME BOOK PAGE
-----------------------------------------
JORDAN, CYNTHIA 1842 237


Autauga County, Alabama
Index To Land Records

NAME 1 TRANS NAME 2 DATE BOOK BEG. PAGE
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JORDAN, J.A. from ROBINSON, H.P. 21 SEP 1854 DF 746
JORDAN, JOHN A. from FUNDERBURGH, W. B. 17 APR 1836 D 431
JORDAN, REUBEN from CROMMELIN, CHAS. 01 Nov 1838 DB 254
JORDAN, REUBEN from FOREMAN, JESSE 28 APR 1834 D 160
JORDAN, THOMAS to SEWELL, ISAAC I. 2 NOV 1836 D 526

1850 Federal Census of Autauga County, Alabama
Washington Beat - Prattville
(See House 213)

HOUSE NAME AGE SEX COL OCCUPATION VALUE POB P#
===== ============================== === === === ========== ===== === ===
213 JORDAN, EMELINE 16 F W 0 GA 15A


1850 Federal Census of Autauga County, Alabama
Wetumpka Beat
(See House 481)

HOUSE NAME AGE SEX COL OCCUPATION VALUE POB P#
===== ============================== === === === ========== ===== === ===
481 DOUGLAS, DAVID 37 M W MERCHANT 0 SC 33B
481 JORDAN, W B 35 M W CLERK 0 AL 33B


Autauga County was created by the legislature on 1818 Nov. 21. The county was named for Autauga Creek, which runs through it. It was formed from Montgomery County; by Act of 1820 Dec. 13, the boundaries in the north and northwest were enlarged; on 1827 Jan. 12 the line between Autauga and Shelby counties was more definitely fixed. In 1866 part of its territory was taken to establish the new county of Elmore. In 1868 another portion of the county was taken to establish Baker, later known as Chilton County. The word "Autauga" comes from the Indian village Atagi, located on the Alabama River at the mouth of Autauga Creek.
Autauga County is located in the central part of the state, wholly within the coastal plain. It is bounded on the north by Chilton Co., south by Lowndes Co., east by Elmore Co. and Montgomery Co., and west by Dallas Co. The first county seat was established at Washington, on the site of the Indian village of Atagi, in 1819. In 1830 the county seat was moved to Kingston. In 1868 the legislature removed the county seat to Prattville, which was named after cotton gin manufacturer Daniel Pratt. Other towns and communities include Marbury, Billingsley, Autaugaville, and Mulberry.

Authorities:
Owen, Thomas McAdory. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1921.

Toulmin's Digest, 1823.

Subj: Nicholas Jordan
Date: 6/10/2002 5:05:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: mathompson@neto.com
To: ljordan316@aol.com
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Dear Larry,

In regard to the information on Family Tree Maker (Jordan Family): I find a Nicholas Jordan who witnessed the will of my gg-grandmother, Sarah McCall (maiden name unknown), in Marion Co., GA in 1847. Today, I received information from a researcher who says that there was a Nicholas JOURDAN on the 1840 Marion Co., GA census. I know that there was a Nicholas Johnson Jordan in Marion Co....but he may have been too young to have been the witness (?).

Interestingly, Sarah McCall left her estate to her daughter-in-law, Sarah Ann JOHNSON McCall, wife of James D. McCall, Sarah's son. Sarah Ann Johnson was the daughter of Harris and Mary SIMMONS Johnson who were born in Burke Co., GA.

I have been trying for years to identify Sarah McCall (of the 1847 will). It may have been DEWITT...but that is purely circumstantial.

If you see a clue or connection, I would appreciate hearing from you. Regardless, I hope this information helps in your searches.

Thank you,
Mary McCall Thompson

Subject: History Book
Date: 8/21/2005 11:44:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: FridaysNickle3@aol.com
To: LJordan316

Larry, I found S McLeod age 34, George 21, Benjamin 18, Isiah (Bud) 16, John 14, Thomas 12, next door is E Jordan Jr. 40, Elizabeth 35, Marth A 17, Avena 14, cant make out this name age 12, Robert 10, Mary L 7, Henretta 5, this was in the Andalusia Al. T3-R18, June 18 1870. guess they are our Family.
Shirley McLeod






  More About NICHOLAS "NICK" ENOCH JORDAN:
Burial: 1920, New Hope Cem, Covington County, AL (gravesite 37)

  Notes for ELIZABETH (LIZZBETH) BATSON:
Elizabeth was related to William and Mary (Kelly) Batson who moved from Milledgeville, GA to Autauga Co., AL. Mary Kelly was from NC and her ancestry was Scotch. James P. Batson was a son of William and Mary Batson b January 10, 1845. James became a merchant in Sykes Mill in Elmore County, AL.

The Batson family traveled/intermarried with the Jesse Sewel family who was in Laurens Co., SC about the time Jonas and Reuben Jordan were living there. Jonas and Reuben were relatives of William Enoch Jordan b 1803. The Sewel family lived on the adjacent farm when Elizabeth was growing up in Autauga Co., AL.

Elizabeth's mother Phebe Mayhorn was from Laurens Co., SC also.

Elizabeth's family lived in Autauga Co., AL during the 1840 census. They have no slaves at that time. Reuben Jordan and his family live in Coosa Co., AL at that time and have 25 slaves; his fortunes have improved since living in Laurens Co., SC with one slave in 1810.

and 1850 census.

When the Batsons lived in Jefferson Co., AL in 1850, they are poor...just as Nicholas Enoch Jordan who married Elizabeth.

There are Batson and Kelly families with the Jordons in Darlington Co., SC between 1800-1830. They may the ancestors for Elizabeth.

Elizabeth joined the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church on June 3, 1865 along with her husband William Enoch Jordan Jr. She died before the 1910 Federal Census. Her husband lived beyond 1910.

Buried beside her husband they are in graves no. 37 & 38 in the New Hope Missionary Church Cem., near Clear Creek in Covington Co., Alabama.


  More About ELIZABETH (LIZZBETH) BATSON:
Burial: New Hope Cem, Covington County, AL

  iii.   ROBERT JORDAN, b. Abt. 1833, Baldwin Co., Milligeville, GA, or Heard/Wilkinson/Baker Co, GA; d. Coffee or Covington Co, AL.
  iv.   DAUGHTER JORDAN, b. Bet. 1835 - 1840, Baldwin Co., Milligeville, GA, or Heard/Wilkinson/Baker Co, GA.
  Notes for DAUGHTER JORDAN:
Emeline is found in the home of Samuel Patillo in Autauga County, AL in the 1850 census. They all live in a muli-family compound that appears to be run by W. C. Mathany from Virginia. Samuel Patillo is in manufacturing -- the same as William Enoch Jordan in the 1840 census in Heard County, GA. In the 1860 census, Samuel lists himself as a mechanic. He probably worked in Daniel Pratt's gin located near the compound. Emeline is probably the daughter of William Enoch Jordan who came through the area on his way south. William Enoch may have worked for Samuel Patillo. Emeline's brother Nicholas Enoch came back to marry Elizabeth Batson three year later. A William B. Jordan is a clerk in the county (Wetumpka beat) during the same census. He may have worked at the gin and may be related.

1850 Federal Census of Autauga County, Alabama
Washington Beat - Prattville
(See House 213)

HOUSE NAME AGE SEX COL OCCUPATION VALUE POB P#
===== ============================== === === === ========== ===== === ===

213 MATHANY, O W.C. 43 M W OVERSEER 0 VA 15A
213 MATHANY, BAYANTON S 45 F W 0 VA 15A
213 MATHANY, MARY U 22 F W 0 VA 15A
213 MATHANY, BAYANTON C 20 F W 0 VA 15A
213 MATHANY, SARAH A 18 F W 0 VA 15A
213 MATHANY, MARTHA L 14 F W 0 VA 15A
213 MATHANY, ROBT A 12 M W 0 VA 15A
213 MATHANY, JULIA L 8 F W 0 AL 15A
213 MATHANY, MALONA 6 F W 0 AL 15A
213 PATILLO, SAMUEL V 23 M W MANUFACTURER 0 AL 15A
213 PATILLO, SARAH A 4 F W 0 AL 15A
213 PATILLO, JOSEPHINE 0 F W 0 AL 15A
213 JORDAN, EMELINE 16 F W 0 GA 15A
213 PHILLIPS, MARY 35 F W 0 SC 15A
213 PHILLIPS, AMANDA 22 F W 0 SC 15A
213 JONES, LOUISA 35 F W 0 GA 15A
213 JONES, CAROLINE 16 F W 0 AL 15A
213 JONES, NATHANIEL 11 M W 0 AL 15A
213 JONES, COLLUMBUS 6 M W 0 AL 15A
213 JONES, GAINS 2 M W 0 AL 15A

273 PRATT, DANIEL 57 M W GIN MANUFACTURE 82500 NH 19B
273 PRATT, ESTHER 48 F W 0 CT 19B
273 PRATT, ELLEN 6 F W 0 AL 19B
273 KINGSBURY, EDITH 70 F W 0 CT 19B
273 TICKNOR, HARRIETT 38 F W 2500 CT 19B
273 AVERY, THOMAS B 32 M W BOOK KEEPER 0 NH 19B
273 PRATT, M E 21 M W CARPENTER 0 NH 19B
273 CAMERON, N 20 M W OVERSEER 0 GA 19B
273 WELCH, J 38 M W GARDNER 0 SC 19B
273 TICKNOR, SAMUEL T 38 M W MECHANIC 2000 CT 19B
273 TICKNOR, ESTHER 34 F W 0 CT 19B
273 TICKNOR, MARY 12 F W 0 AL 19B

1850 Federal Census of Autauga County, Alabama
Wetumpka Beat
(See House 481)

480 ADAMS, JAMES 31 M W MERCHANT 1350 SC 33B
480 ADAMS, AMY H 23 F W 0 AL 33B
480 ADAMS, MARY 3 F W 0 AL 33B
480 ADAMS, SAMUEL A 16 M W CLERK 0 SC 33B

481 DOUGLAS, DAVID 37 M W MERCHANT 0 SC 33B
481 JORDAN, W B 35 M W CLERK 0 AL 33B

482 BRADFORD, JAMES M 38 M W WAREHOUSEKEEPER 10000 SC 33B
482 BRADFORD, EMELINE 23 F W 0 VA 33B

483 HARDY, JOHN 27 M W EDITOR 0 AL 33B
483 HARDY, ALMERY A 21 F W 0 AL 33B
483 HARDY, JOHN B 1 M W 0 AL 33B
483 HARDY, BENJAMIN F 20 M W PRINTER 0 AL 33B
483 MASON, THOMAS 18 M W PRINTER 0 ? 34A
This male child died before the 1850 census in Coffee Co, AL.


  v.   HENRY JORDAN, b. 1837, Heard Co, GA; d. Coffee or Covington Co??, AL.
  Notes for HENRY JORDAN:
Henry may have guarded convicts and disappeared. No one found his remains.


  More About HENRY JORDAN:
Burial: New Hope Cem, Covington Co, AL

  vi.   WILLIAM JORDAN, b. 1841, Heard Co, GA; d. Aft. 1863, Coffee or Covington Co, AL; m. MARY OR MARTHA?? THAMES; b. AL; d. Bef. 1863, Coffee or Covington Co, AL.
  Notes for WILLIAM JORDAN:
From Larry Jordan's research:
William is the oldest relative the children of William Enoch Jordan III remember. He fought in the Civil War and returned to live with his family in Covington County in 1865. He rejoined the church after his return. His wife dies while he was away in the Civil War.

From the notes of Stephanie Sanders on November 10, 2000:
I have copies of Enoch and William (uncle) Jordanís Confederate military record. On it, uncle William says he was born in Hurd (Heard?) county Georgia. He was shot in the left leg. Enoch served from April to Sept of 1862; his wife Elizabeth gets his pension in July 1901.

Notes from Billy Joe Jordan:
"Uncle William", William Enoch III's uncle, was also "mechanically inclined". My father says he was a blacksmith and that he had his forge, anvil, and bellows, and all his tools set up on the farm. His wife died durning the Civil War while he was off fighting. He did not learn of her death until after he returned home from the war. My father, William Jefferson "Bob" Jordan, related all this to me. He remembers Uncle William vividly.

  More About WILLIAM JORDAN:
Burial: New Hope Cem, Covington Co, AL

  vii.   GENGER JORDAN, b. 1843, Heard Co, GA; d. 1843, Heard Co, GA.
  Notes for GENGER JORDAN:
Genger or Ginger is a nickname for VIRGINIA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Swedish, Romanian, Ancient Roman
Pronounced: vur-JIN-ya (English), veer-JEE-nyah (Italian), beer-HEE-nyah (Spanish) [key]
Feminine form of the Roman family name Virginius which was possibly derived from Latin virgo "maid, virgin". According to legend, she was a Roman woman killed by her father so as to keep her a virgin. Virginia, the American state, was originally named in honour of Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen.


Genger was not living during the 1850 census when she would have been about 7. She may have died young..in Heard Co., GA.

During the 1850 Coffee Co., AL census, William Enoch Jordan (surname mispelled Jorden) is shown as a head of household number 813, page 110 (stamped 323). The record shows:
Enoch Jorden Sr 47 NC
Jamimah 40 NC
Nicholas 19 NC
Robert 17 GA
Henry 16 GA
William 14 GA
George F. 7 GA
James 5 AL
Mrs. Jordan 70 NC (William Enoch Jordan's mother)

  viii.   JAMES "JIM" M. JORDAN, b. 1846, Coffee Co, AL; d. Covington Co, AL; m. HENRIETTA CAROLYN ??, 1870; b. 1844, AL.
  Notes for JAMES "JIM" M. JORDAN:
Jim Jordan was an eccentric. Jim did not allow his twin daughters Joeanna and Georgana to marry. Descendants of Jim's relatives say that he would sleep on the floor between their bedroom and the front door to keep them from getting out of the house to see boys. Georganna had a boyfriend at one time (someone she met in church), but her father threatened him until he decided the find a new girlfriend.

Jim appears in the 1910 Federal Census in Covington County, AL. His oldest son Robert does not appear in the 1910 Census; he moved to Niceville, FL where he married and had a family. Jim was the first child of Enoch Sr and Jamima born in AL. The Jordans moved from Heard Co, GA to AL sometime between 1840 and 1850. Jim was born before the 1850 Federal Census was done.

Jim supposedly died with all his shirt collars still on that he had worn during his life; he wore the shirts out but left the collars in place.


  More About JAMES "JIM" M. JORDAN:
Burial: New Hope Cem, Covington County, AL

  More About HENRIETTA CAROLYN ??:
Burial: New Hope Cem, Covington Co, AL

  ix.   , FARMER GEORGE FENEL JORDAN, b. Jan 1847, Coffee Co, AL; d. Abt. 1904, Covington County, AL; m. THEODOCIA (DOCIA OR CAROLINE) CARROLL, 26 Dec 1897, Covington County, AL; b. May 1870, Pike Co, AL; d. 1919, Covington Co, AL.
  Notes for , FARMER GEORGE FENEL JORDAN:
George died several years before his wife Theodocia Carroll died.

George Fenel Jordan became a member of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church during a revival meeting in September 1865. He must have just returned from the Civil War. It was the first year the church held services after the war. His father William Enoch Jordan Sr was the church clerk. His older brother Enoch Jordan Jr and his wife Elizabeth returned to the same church by letter (they had been baptized and accepted by a Baptist church before that date) on June 3, 1865. This history comes from The History of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1859-1979. In the New Hope church records, a George Jordan appears as a member in 1916; this may be George Fenel a short time before he died. He appears in the 1910 Federal census with his wife and two daughters. He probably died before 1920 -- the year his daughter Elizabeth delivered Astor Clinton Jordan.

George Washington McLeod and his mother Susan McLeod became members of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church during a revival meeting in September 1865 -- the same time George Fenel Jordan became a member. Susan's maiden name was Jordan; she may have been George Jordan's aunt.

George and his wife Docia are buried next to America McLeod -- George Washington McLeod's second wife. There must have been a close relationship between George/Docia and America's husband George Washington McLeod. George Jordan and George McLeod grew up next to each other on William Enoch Jordan's farm. One of George W. McLeod's sons was named Daniel Enoch.





  More About , FARMER GEORGE FENEL JORDAN:
Burial: New Hope Cem, Covington County, AL

  Notes for THEODOCIA (DOCIA OR CAROLINE) CARROLL:
I have seen an old photograph of Theodocia Carroll. She is standing next to a wooden house and is well dressed. Her date of death is an estimate by Bob Jordan, as noted below. Theodocia was called Docia.

Docia suffered from loss of circulation in her legs and feet during the last few years before she died. She died when William Jefferson (Bob) Jordan was around 6 years old. She died of gangrene caused by a loss of circulation. My grandmother Luevennia Simmons (Luevennia Carroll maiden name) said she saw Docia pass her house many times riding in a wagon with her leg wrapped in cloth. Luvenia was young at the time. She said Docia's leg was so infected from loss of circulation that she would get maggots in the sore. This could have been done on purpose. Before medicines were invented to kill infection, doctors would place maggots in a sore or wound to eat away the dead flesh and to prevent infection.

Docia lived near the school William Jefferson (Bob) Jordan attended in the Blue Springs community. He and Missouri went to see her at her home because they heard she was not doing well. Missouri was living with Bob's family at the time. Docia died during the visit.

Dora Elizabeth and her son Astor also lived with William Enoch Jordan III while his son Bob was growing up. Astor was born about the time his grandmother Docia died. Dora was Docia's oldest child. She was one year older than her sister Missouri. Gladys (Jordan) McCart says her Grandmother Docia had very red, curly hair. People said her hair was so curly you could not tell which end grew into her head.

Docia's husband George Fenel Jordan was 23 years older than her. He was 50 and she was 27 when they got married. Apparently he died between 1910 and 1920, leaving his family without a source of income. Docia was ailing with the circulation problems and could not work. Docia's two daughters went to stay with their cousin William Enoch Jordan III and his family between the time their father died and Docia died in 1919.

Theodocia is an unusual name for a descendant of farmers. However, research on the name indicate that is has been used by families in America since at least the 1700s. Arron Burr's daughter was named Theodosia. She died in a ship wreak when she was returning to see her father in NY City. The ship wreak was in the Outer Banks, NC around 1876. The description is in "My Theodosia" written by Gore Vidal, writer of "1776".


  More About THEODOCIA (DOCIA OR CAROLINE) CARROLL:
Burial: 1919, New Hope Cem, Covington Co, AL

  x.   MARTHA ANN JORDAN, b. 1850, Coffee Co, AL; d. Covington Co, AL; m. BENJAMIN F. HARBUCK; d. AL.
  Notes for MARTHA ANN JORDAN:
Martha was born in Coffee Co, AL before the Jordans bought land in Covington Co
in 1855.


  More About MARTHA ANN JORDAN:
Burial: New Hope Cem, Covington Co, AL

  More About BENJAMIN F. HARBUCK:
Blessing: 1916, New Hope Church, Covington Co, AL

  xi.   ANDREWS JORDAN, b. 1854, Covington Co, AL; d. 1869, Covington Co, AL.
  Notes for ANDREWS JORDAN:
Given name ANDREW
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, Biblical
Pronounced: AN-droo [key]
From the Greek name ??d?ea? (Andreas), which derives from a??? (aner) "man" (genitive a?d??? (andros) "of a man"). In the New Testament the apostle Andrew was the brother of the apostle Simon Peter. According to legend he was crucified on an X-shaped cross, and he is the patron saint of Scotland, Russia, and Greece. This was also the name of kings of Hungary.

The 1860 census shows this person as 5 years old. The same person does not appear in the 1870 census, so he died before 1870. He was born in either Coffee Co or Covington Co, AL, but dies in Covington County.


  More About ANDREWS JORDAN:
Burial: 1869, Covington Co, AL



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