Notes for Reuben Arthur Jordan: Source: Northampton Co., NC, deed (Bk. 2, p. 100) Arthur was the son of George Jordan, who was granted the land Arthur was selling in 1730. George Jordan Sr. had died in 1718 and had conveyed the land to him by gift deed in 1749. Arthur sold the land jointly with his wife, Elizabeth. Arthur's wills to his wife, Elizabeth, 1/3 rd of manor place whereon I now live, a slave during her life, and all she had when I married her, 6 cows, horse, saddle and bridle; to son, Thomas, my manor plantation, whereon I live, excepting my wife's third; to daughter, Sarah Neal and daughter, Elizabeth Daniel, to each, a slave; to son, Marcillus and daughter Martha, Penelope, Jane and Charlotte Jordan, all that remains after debts paid; to son, Nimrod, a mare and horse. Exrs; Elizabeth, my wife, and my sons Marcillus and Thomas Jordan and son-in-law William King.
Arthur Jordan: The Moses of an American Family", by Nelda Jordan Pugh, June 1998