Re: Jordans of Elbert & Hart Counties
My lineage is as follows, starting with present day.
Charles Lee Jordan 1903-1992 m. Okla Walters 1905-1937
Clement Woodson Jordan 1865-1954 m. Mariah Euin Carter 1869-1941
Little Berry Jordan 1816-1894 - m. Angeline Mullins 1834-1896
(the above are buried in Center Valley Cemetery in Pope Co. AR)
James Jordan 1780 - 1826 m. Obedience "Beady" White 1787 - 1880
John Jordan 1760 - 1820 m. Rachel Terrell b. 1760
River Jordan 1740 - 1810 m. Jane Unknown b. 1740
Over Jordan 1715-1771 m. Alsey Dupree 1715 - 1788
River Jordan 1686 - 1742 m. Unknown (still looking for information on River)
George Jordan 1653 - 1718 m. Mary Browne 1657 - 1718
Arthur Jordan 1629 - 1698 m. Elizabeth Bevin 1630 - 1699
Arthur Jordan 1595 - 1635 m. Mary Rawlings 1600 - 1655
William Jordan 1570 - 1625 m. Catherine Hussey 1575 - 1626
(Philadephia Childs, daughter of Martha P Jordan. Martha's parents were John Woodson Jordan and Philadelphia Burden. John W's parents James Jordan Obediance White, James parents John Jordan Rachelle Terrell, John's parents River and Jane. River's father was Owen.)
River's parents were Over and Alsey (Dupree) Jordan.
Jordan Family Wills and Records
Wake and Northampton Counties, NC and York County, SC
Source: Journal of the Ordinary 1800-1807
20 Dec 1825
Transcribed and Submitted by Audrey Poole
"Will 134, pg 203 Over JORDAN 23 May 1771
September court 1771
to wife Alsey JORDAN plantation I now live on,
4 Negroes, 12 head of cattle, six head of sheep, plates etc.
during her widowhood and after her decease or marriage said Negroes,
household goods and stock to be divided among all my
children, namely: Mun JORDAN, Lucy JORDAN, Mirandah JORDAN,
Over JORDAN, River JORDAN, Thomas JORDAN and unborn child
to son Mun JORDAN 150 acres on Cypress Swamp my plantation
to sons Thomas JORDAN and River JORDAN after
wife's decease or marriage
estate to be divided by River JORDAN, Charles
JORDAN and Lawrence SMITH.
Extrs: my wife and River JORDAN
Wits: T. WEAVER, Flood SMITH."
Back in Virginia, on January 28, 1788, several of the children of Over Jordan were cited in the will of John Dupree. “I give to Edmund Jordan two Negroes, Charles and Thang. To Merinda Foster: one girl, Abby. To Thomas Jordan: one negro girl, Rachel.”25 This gift of “two Negroes” to Edmond Jordan may be reflected on the 1790 tax list of Wilkes County as well. (The Wilkes County tax lists of 1788 and 1789 are missing from the record.) In 1790, Edmond Jordan is listed with 487 acres and four slaves, twice many as the two slaves shown in 1787.26 Another observation can be made about the John Dupree estate settlement in Virginia. It suggests that Alsey Jordan, the mother of Edmond Jordan, had passed away sometime before 1788 and that the guardianship of these Jordan children had been assumed by John Dupree. Alsey Jordan must have been either the daughter or sister of John Dupree.