Re: jordan ireland Iowa
I believe that I maybe researching the same Jordan family as you.
My great grandfather was a John Jordan. He was born in Ireland, possibly Waterford County. He came to the US with his family in 1848. Was living for a period of time in Glens Falls, New York. After marrying in 1855 and having a child he, his wife and child along with his parents Richard and Mary Jordan and his brothers and sisters all moved west to Dixon, Lee County, Illinois.
John had brothers: Michael and James; sisters: Alice, Mary.
I have been told that Michael born 1830; died in Dixon in 1910, that James born 1845; married a Margaret Malone and died in Chicago.
Alice married a McKeever and Mary born 1846, married a Dowling and lived in Burlington, Iowa.
Does any of this match any of your information?
Please let me know.