Does anyone have any information on my Jordan line? It originated in Kent County, Rhode Island. Coventry and surrounding areas. The furthest back I can find is Asa Jordan who was born on 28 Nov 1793, in RI. He married Mary Pickett, who was born on 20 Jan 1793, possibly in CT. They married about 1810-1815, probably in RI. Asa died on 02 Apr 1871, in Kent Co., RI. Mary died some time later, probably in RI.
Of their children, the two which concern me are: 1)Erastus Charles Jordan, b. 16 Aug 1816, in Coventry, Kent Co., RI. He married Betsey A. Reynolds in Millbury, Worcester Co., MA on 23 Dec 1841. He died on 30 Mar 1891. He served in the Civil War. 2) Almy Jordan, b. 13 Nov 1830, Coventry, RI. She married Simeon Doggett Keith in 1847, in Worcester Co., MA. She died on 19 Oct 1906 in Sutton, Worcester Co., MA.
Erastus & Betsey (Reynolds) Jordan had seven children, the fifth of which was Franklin Willard Jordan, who was born on 08 Sep 1854, in Millbury, MA. He married Susan Augusta Bonzey on 22 Jun 1878, in Millbury, MA. They had eleven children, the first of which was Eva Bell Jordan, who was born on 22 Apr 1879, in Millbury, MA.
Almy (Jordan) & Simeon D. Keith had five children, the youngest of which was Clayton Irving Keith, who was born on 22 Jun 1861, in Killingly, Windham Co., CT.
Now, abandoning all thought of the close relation between them, Eva Bell Jordan married her first cousin, once removed, Clayton Irving Keith, on 07 Apr & 18 Oct 1897. They had eight children, the fifth of which was Bert R. Keith, who was born on 26 Oct 1908, in Sutton, MA. Bert Married Mary L. Ragaini, on 07 Aug 1935, in Grafton, Worcester Co., MA. Bert & Mary had one child, Barry B. Keith, in 1953. This is my father. I am Joel B. Keith. I was born in 1973.
If anyone out there knows anything about THIS Jordan family, please post here or email me at email@example.com.