Re: Jordans of Elbert
Thank you for replying to my post.I'm glad to have found someone with some documentation of Jordan family.How can I get a copy of Fountain 1763's children from Pensioner application?
My mother is descended from Fountain Jordan 1824, daughter Harriet born 1846, son James Fountain Jordan born 1888.(Harriet married a Jordan, named John born 1848.I computed this John's birth year from census listings with Harriett and their children.I'm still also looking for anything on this John's parents)
My father is descended from James Jordan and Terrell, son James Woodson born 1812, daughter Martha born 1852, daughter Philadelphia Childs born born 1877.
My father's mother (from James and Terrell line) had a book when I was young with her ancestry tree.I wrote all of that side of the family down from the book, thankfully, because it disappeared after her death in 1986.(I suspect one of my cousins took it and never fessed up, but I would sure like to find that book now-I have 3 living uncles looking for it.)
Both of my parents, and grandmothers, claim that Fountain Jordan was not "from the same Jordans" as James Woodson Jordan.When my parents became engaged in 1950, my father's mother (from James and Terrell line) gave the book to my mother (from Fountain 1824) to take home to check any possible connection.Supposedly my mother's family checked through it and determined there was none.But then again, no one seems to know who is the father of Fountain 1824, nor who is the father of John born 1848 who married Harriett Jordan (Fountain 1824's daughter).
According to the census, Fountain 1763 was living in Elbert Co in 1820 and 1830.Although he would have been 60 if he fathered Fountain 1824, I have noticed that many of my ancestors were having children in their 50s and 60s.This is why I thought perhaps Fountain 1763 was Fountain 1824's father, especially with the same name (although I realize he could have been named after an uncle, for example)
I would be interested in any of the documentation you have.
Thank you for taking the time to reply to my post - it has been helpful.Gwen Downey