I don't know that anyone has researched this man much, but he appears in Clay Co KY records.At least one researcher has claimed he is the son of Archibald and Judah McDaniel Cornett, but this cannot be because Jordan was born in 1803-05, and Arch and Judah weren't married at that time...and not for about a decade later.
Jordan is sometimes listed as mulatto or FPC (Free Person of Color).Perhaps his father was a Cornett, or perhaps his mother was a Cornett.He could be one of the males in the household of mysterious Lidia found in 1810 census of Clay Co.
Jordan Cornett was born 1803-1805 in VA or KY.
He married Polly Fox on 5 Feb 1828 in Lawrence Co, IN.He is listed in 1830 Monroe Co, IN census as FPC, age 24-36, wife 24-36, and two females under 10.
One of those daughters was named Margaret "Peg" and later married Ephriam Drew and had a large family.The other daughter is not known.
On April 18, 1833 in Clay Co, KY, Jordan married Mary Lunsford.One of the published marriages of Clay Co listed her parents as ?Lenard.There is a Lemuel Lunsford in census records.Not sure on this man's name yet.
Jordan and Mary must've divorced.Jordan married Leviney Reid on April 24, 1842.I think Leviney might've been a widow.There are some FPC Reids in 1840 Clay Co, and one of them is Larkin--who disappears in 1850.That's just a possibility--I've not exhausted too much on the Reid family.
Also in Clay Co is the marriage of Samuel Bates to Mary Cornett on Sep 23, 1846.Proof that Mary Lunsford Cornett md Samuel Bates is found on daughter Delila's birth record in Clay Co, dated 28 May 1853--mother's maiden name was Lunsford.
1850 Clay Co KY census shows
Jordan Cornet 47 KY Mulatto
Margaret 22 (dau by Polly Fox)
William 14 (these two by Mary Lunsford?)
Wiley 7 (these by Levina)
On 16 Oct 1858 Rockcastle Co, KY, Jordan md. Mrs. Sarah Marston or Masters.
1860 Rockcastle Co KY census shows
Jourdan Cornett 55 VA
Sarah M.26 KY
Henry W.8(This might be Sarah's son, but a Henry Maston is found with John Woodard in Mason Co, KY this year--and he fits for her son, Henry.)
1870 Lincoln Co, KY
William Cornett26 KY
Jemima24 KY(this is Mima Lawson, married in Lincoln Co)
Joseph Lawson 18
Eliza 17 (Cornett)
Jorden Cornet 65 KY WHITE
Jason W. 6
Eliza A. 15(I think one of these Eliza's is Luiza.)
Jordan died before 1874--I think.
Sarah Jane Cornett md. Anderson Smith 22 Jun 1874 in Rockcastle Co, KY.
1880 Mercer Co, KY census shows
Sarah Smith 50 mother and Jason Cornet 15 brother, living with Henry and Susan Chasteen Masters.
I have scattered notes on some of Jordan's children.
I submit this in case anyone ever needs it.