Who was the wife of Thomas Jordan (sr)?
Actually, no one really cares, per se.
We really want to know, who were the parents of Thomas Jordan (jr)?
If we don't agree that his father was Thomas (sr), then his father was (by definition) "John Doe" Jordan. And no one claims that any "Lucy Corker" married a "John Doe" Jordan - all claimed "Lucy Corker"s married a "Thomas Jordan". So, if Thomas (sr) is not the father of Thomas (jr), then it follows that no "Lucy Corker" is his mother.
Now, can we agree, that (unsupported) genealogy MAY suggest an idea, but can NEVER confirm said idea? We need evidence, to confirm.
This is another case of a theory which has been presented, and often repeated, with absolutely no evidence to support it.
Since evidence has never been presented, we cannot refute any evidence, and we cannot disprove the theory.
So, the best we can do, is discredit the theory, by deriving the same theory, by sloppy use of known data.
We are well aware of the Surry co Jordan family; good evidence has been presented, to show that Thomas Jordan (of that family) married Lucy Corker. I notice, that someone has finally presented a document, which gives her age in a dated deposition. This deposition is apparently rather obscure - I have been aware of Lucy Corker for many years, and only last year did I finally notice this document.
Most evidence for Lucy Corker is in the form of wills, ..., which do not show ages.
We are also aware, that more people are researching Thomas Jordan of Chuckatuck, than Thomas Jordan of Surry.
To demonstrate, at rootsweb, I just searched for Thomas Jordan, son of "Jordan", who married Lucy Corker. 379 hits.
46 of these show that Thomas is son of Arthur (correct Surry ID).
317 show that Thomas is son of Samuel. Of these, over 130 claim that the mother of Thomas was Cecily (Reynolds or Greene) - an absurdity, which gives us an idea of how carefully researched these claims are.
Now, suppose, some years ago, someone (correctly) claims that Thomas Jordan (of Surry) married Lucy Corker. And doesn't supply precise dates. They may have even assumed that this WAS Thomas (sr), of the Chuckatuck family.
Someone else, researching the Chuckatuck family (and unaware of the Surry family), sees this report, and thinks "At last, we know the mother of our Thomas!"
Eventually, someone estimates the age of this (false) Lucy Corker, to fit what is known about Thomas (sr) and Thomas (jr).
Promptly posts this (mis)information, and 1000 other people pass it along.
Can we agree, that in our efforts, we have seen just this sort of thing happen time after time?
Finally, I notice that in 2008, message #9853, you suspect that the wife of Thomas Jordan (sr) was NOT Lucy Corker.
May I ask, what has caused you to shift your opinion?
Now, I'll offer a clue, for the mother of Thomas (jr).
I never use naming conventions, to establish anything like "proof", since I've seen the exception so often.
But, I still recognize, that naming conventions can give us clues.
We have good record of the children of Thomas (jr):
1) Thomas - named after himself, or his father?
2) John - (I'm not sure of the origin)
3) James - his brother-in-law
4) Robert - wife's father: Robert Brasseur
Unfortunately, Thomas had no daughters.
But, Thomas had a sister, Margaret, who DID have daughters.
2) Rachel - named for father's grandmother
(Rachel ___, grandmother of James Davis)
Might Margaret's mother (and therefore, mother of Thomas, as well) be a "Sarah" or "Mary"? Or perhaps, even "Margaret"?
Notice, that the name "Lucy" does not appear in the Jordan family of Chuckatuck, at least for several generations.
Another name, which DOES appear often, is "Elizabeth".
(Of course, "Mary" and "Elizabeth" ARE often-used names, anyway.)