Re: Fountain Jordan, R.S. of Elbert Co. & Troup Co, GA
It is believed the Isham of Orangeburg/Barnwell County was related to my John Jordan, b. ca 1784, who married in Barnwell County, SC about 1814 to Eliza Pelham (Pellam, Pellum, Pellom), dau of Ambrose Pelham, Sr. and Lydia Kirkland.This Isham was born ca 1769.Nathan Jordan, b. ca 1774-1777 was John's brother.This Nathan Jordan married Jennie Sexton.He was not the Nathan of Edgefield County, SC, who married a Wallace in Georgia.Isham lived near a James Jordan in Barnwell County, SC.
John Chancey or Chauncey Jordan also lived in Edgefield coming from Wake County, NCI believe Fountain and Nathan and John Chauncey were from Wake County.The John Chauncey line is DNA connected to my John Jordan family.
A Charles JOrdan also had a son, Nathan, who lived in Barnwell County, SC for a time.This Nathan was a younger man than my John's brother.
Two James Jordan's, a Sr. andJr. and a Benjamin Jordan were awarded land in 1769 by the English Crown.One of the James' and Benjamin were awarded land in Barnwell County, SC.Benjamin and James Jordan's land were adjoining.I do not know of a connection between Benjamin and James, but since both were awarded land in Barnwell County and the land adjoining, I would assume both are related. Benjamin or James Jordan could possibly be the father of my John and Nathan Jordan.Nathan Jordan had three sons, Nathan Jordan, Jr., b. ca 1797, Samuel, b. ca 1798 and William Jordan, b. 1803.
My John left Barnwell County, SC sometime after the birth of first daughter, Elizabeth in 1815 and second daugh, Jane, was born in 1816 in Georgia.I do not know what happened to Isham and Nathan, but they could possibly have been the Isham and Nathan who lived in Wilkinson and Hancock County, Ga and drew lots in the 1805, with Isham picking land in Hancock and Nathan picking land in Wilkinson.
My John, and Nathan's three sons were all living in Baker County, Ga by 1840.My John was already there by 1822, where his first son, David Morda Jordan, was born.
One of the first history books of Early County, Ga makes mention of a Isham Jordan leading the Jordan family out of South Carolina into Georgia.I have never found him in Early County.