Re: Jordan + Reaves m. Nacogdoches 1839
Sorry: I omitted the parents of Mary Elizabeth (Betsy) Jordan (born about 1826).They are Alexander Jordan (born about 1805, Indian Territory/(TN?); died, December 03, 1839, Nacogdoches, Texas) who married in 1833 Nancy (Nannie) Rogers (born 1813, Cherokee Nation East, South Carolina; died before 1860, Nacogdoches, Texas).Their six children are (1) Mary (above), (2) Emily (Eliza) Jane Jordan (May 05, 1833-April 07, 1888) who married Samuel Houston Hensley, (3) Catherine Jordan (1834 to before 1896) who married John Ivey, (4) Alexander Jordan, Jr. (December 12, 1836-February 09, 1915) who married first, on December 26, 1864 Catherine E. Matthies, second on September 25, 1873 Cecilia Rebecca Nichols, (5) Andrew Vann Jordan (March 03, 1831-May 09, 1862) who married Sallie Ann Williams, (6) Nathaniel Jordan (about 1839-)
Family history has it that Mary E. Betsy Jordan (above born about 1826) & D.W. Reaves had been neighbors for several years in Coryell County, Texas.She was 1/8 Cherokee Indian from her great grandmother Susannah Sonicooie (about 1763-1818) who was the last full-blooded Cherokee on this side of the family.In 1851 Betsy traveled with her four sons (John, William, Dimer & Andy) over several months in an oxen-pulled wagon to Tahlequah, Oklahoma (capitol of the Cherokee nation) to register her Indian blood ancestry.By this time she had remarried on January 14, 1849 Benjamin Pope.Later she married on January 01, 1855 Hiram Bane (also Bain or as Barnes).The child Andy above is probably the son of Benjamin Pope; the father of William is inconclusive at this time.
Any connections or better yet: any corrections and/or help?Thank you