Re: Jordan + Reaves m. Nacogdoches 1839
I too am trying to document my Jordan Cherokee heritage.I have been unable to link this Alexander Jordan with my family thru the Jordan side, but while doing some research I did find the information for Alexander Jordan and Nancy "Nannie" Rogers.
FamilyTreeMaker CD Vol.1, Tree 3934 has a file which they are shown.I stumbled across this my accident, but I was looking for some one and just happened to see a name that was exactly as my nephews, Adam Ross Nunnallee.In doing a review of the file, I found that it was my brother in laws family information, and one of the Nunnallee men married into the Rogers family, etc.Nancy "Nannie" Rogers family was related to Will Rogers, and they have this shown, as well as roll numbers for some of the Hensley people.
Being from Nowata, Oklahoma, I know personally several of these people.Some are living in and around Nowata County, Ok now.
Also, the following is from an email forwarded to me by a fellow researcher:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org(Grey Fox)
"John Jordan, a white man, imigrated from Alabama to I.T. in 1829 with his family of 5 and four slaves.Trying to identify the family of his Cherokee wife.They had the following known children (all are on the Old Settlers Roll, the women under their married names):
1. Eliza Jordan b. 1825. Married William Griffin and lived in the Canadian District.Buried in the Griffin Cemetery near Webber's Falls.
2. Malinda Jordan b. 1827. Married John K. Allen in Clark Co., Arkansas in 1847. Died in Clark Co. in 1869. John K. died in Vinita in 1886. By this time three of his sons, Thomas P., A.C.B.; and William lived in Vinita area. Their daughter, Perlina E. Herrin lived in the Pryor Creek area.
3. Sarah Jordan b. 1832. Married Richard W. King and lived in the Westville and Tahlequah areas for many years. Buried at Tahlequah.
4. Edly Jordan b.? died without issue.
John Jordan was murdered by a John M. Ward on April 6, 1834 in Vineyard, Ark. A $250.00 reward was offered by Alexander Jordan and was posted in the Arkansas Advocate on April 25, 1834.I assume that Alexander was a brother to John Jordan, Alexander was married to Nancy Rogers of the Cordery family, and his family is documented in Emmett Starr's book.I do not know if it is connected to his murder, but on Dec.20th of 1833 John Jordan along with Edward Hicks, Andrew M. Vann, C. Vann; and John Shepard wrote to the Cherokee COmmissioner complaining of the treatment of the emigrants by the "Arkansas" Cherokees.This letter made its way through the command chain to the President of the U.S. and resulted in a modification of the 1828 treaty."
I have a CD from the Oklahoma Historical Society that has the Dawes Roll on it, and I have found Alexander Jordan and his son, Alexander Vann Jordan, and other Jordan people. I can sort by the Census cards, and it shows everyone on this card, etc. Alexander Vann Jordan is on Census #7027 with his son, Tom Magruder Jordan.The one for Alexander Jordan, age 66 1/8, census #7168 doesn't have anyone else shown there.If you go to the Dawes Roll book, page 342 on Enrollment #17065, Census Card 7168 it just shows Alexander Jordan (no other Jordan names in this sequence).
I hope that this will help someone, and I also hope to connect someday with my Jordans.
Barbara Jordan Straw