The Jordan Family Foundation

Foundation Summer Board 2017

March 31st, 2017

The 2017 Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation will convene at 9:00 am, August 12, 2017, at the South Parish Congregational Church in Augusta, Me. Individuals, other than Trustees, wishing to attend should email Foundation President, Melissa Silva <msilva422@att.net> Those without email may write to: The Jordan Family Foundation, Inc., 1915 Dutch Draft Drive, Reno, NV 89521. Such requests should be received a minimum of 30 days prior to the meeting.

Cape Elizabeth Graveyard Fence Repair May 2007

June 6th, 2013

Spurwink Graveyard

 

 

SEEKING JORDAN ARTIFACTS & DOCUMENTS

June 1st, 2013

The Jordan Family Foundation is launching a search
to locate and catalogue Jordan Family related artifacts
& documents owned and stored in private homes and
historical preservation societies throughout the U.S..
In addition to documenting items for archival and
research purposes, the Foundation is seeking ways to
assure their storage, display, and safe keeping Those
in possession of Jordan artifacts and documents, or
desiring more information, are asked to contact
Foundation Vice President, John Webster, by email to
jwebster85@comcast.net or by mail to: P.O. Box
240,Orr’s Island, Me 04066.

I found it!

April 7th, 2013

Amazingly, after doing a bit of on-line research I find that there was a Winter Harbor, part of York County, Maine, now Biddeford Pool. This is also the location of Fort Mary. This leads me to suggest that Rev. Robert did not travel to Arcadia’s Winter Harbor, which was suspect in my mind, but rather traveled to the coastal area around York. This makes much more sense. NOW what about Winter Harbor near Arcadia. Did Dominicus go there? John Webster

by johnboy » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:12 pm

JORDANS in Co DOWN, IRELAND 1747

January 12th, 2013

I have just discoverd from an Irish Co, Down Will of 1747 which mentions them that I have three Jordan ancestral relatives. I think they may have emigrated to Canada or the USA not longer after that date as I cannot find them in Ireland. Their names were: – (1) Jane Jordan nee Delahay (from a Huguenot family that came to Ireland in the late 1600’s). I think she would have been born in the 1670’s. (2) Jane’s daughter Jane Jordan (3) Jane’s son Arthur Jordan. I have no dates for them unfortunately other than that they were obviously alive when Thomas Delahay (Jane’s brother) died in 1747 but they are not mentioned in the 1793 Will of his widow Margery/Margaret Delahay. Jane Jordan had a sister who married a Little, probably of Co. Down. So I assume that Jane may have marreid a Jordan from Co. Down. One of the Little family left money in the 1793 Will made in Co. Down was actually living at Caledon in Ontario Canada at the time. That makes me think Jane Jordan and her children may also have emigrated to Ontario, Canada after 1747.

If anyone has seen a mention of a Jane or Arthur Jordan in the USA or Canada in the right time period, please contact me by email as I live in New Zealand. By the way, I am a descendant of the Irish Delahay line, not the Jordan one. Thank-you for reading this. Barbara Holt. Email me at BHHolt@xtra.co.nz

by Barbara Holt » 12 Jan 2013 02:14 am

Family Tree Questions

July 26th, 2012

Hello fellow Jordans, I am from the Jordan branch that sprouted in the Bethel, Maine area and can trace my line back to Rev. Robert and Sarah. (myself>Arnold>Orlando>Charles>Richard>Abraham>Humphrey>James I>Robert>John>Rev Robert.)

My questions lie with the spouses of James b.1718 in Cape Elizabeth and his son Humphrey b. 1751 in Danville.

Some records indicate James married Elizabeth Jordan – which one would assume may have been a 2nd or 3rd cousin, but I can find no trace of her lineage back to Rev Robert.

Humphrey married Joanna Briant (Bryant?) and I am unable to find anything on her either. There are numerous spelling variations with Joanna’s first and last name, which may be part of the problem. I have searched online and own a copy of the Jordan Memorial but nothing has turned up as yet.

Would anyone have answers or suggestions that might point me in the right direction?
I would greatly appreciate it.

Troy A

by tajordan » 26 Jul 2012 07:54 pm

Seeking Jedediah Jordan DAR Descendants

April 30th, 2012

Seeking information substantiating active involvement in the American Revolutionary War of any descendant(s) of the Jedediah line of the Reverend Robert and Sarah Winter Jordan? If you are, or know of, any descendant(s) in this line who may be a member of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) this would also be extremely beneficial. Please reply to Christine Jordan, preservationbiz@gmail.com or Ralph Jordan, ralijo@embarqmail.com.

by ralijo » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:02 pm

New Here…Working on my family tree

April 18th, 2012

Hello all! My name is Bonnie (Jordan) Hawkins. My father is Edward Chester Jordan (B. 1957 of Quincy, MA). I am working on my family tree and am fascinated with all of the facts about the Jordan’s! I have four younger sisters. I am working on going as far back into the family tree as I possibly can. Unfortunately I don’t have any brothers and my dad’s only brother passed away a while back so in honor of my dad and my family name, I named my son Dominic Jordan and my daughter Jordan Melina. I would LOVE to get in touch with some of you if you happen to know anything that would help me continue my tree. The only family member that would have known tons about the family history was Mildred. She was my dad’s aunt and she lived in Maine when she passed in the mid 90s. She left a lot of family items to my dad such as a pocket watch, a small pocket bible ect. I am planning on going to Maine this summer with my sisters for a weekend to visit the area. I currently live in Attlebro, MA. I grew up in Quincy, MA and Braintree, MA. I went to Nichols College and currently enrolled at Harvard Business School. I work in Finance in Mansfield, MA. I am excited to start my first class at Harvard this coming semester!

Thank you for allowing me to be part of this great site! I look forward to learning so much more about my family.

Sincerely,

Bonnie
Proud to be a Jordan!

by bjordan101 » 18 Apr 2012 12:23 am

Jordans dying at 9-11 World Trade Center

September 10th, 2011

Story from Newspaper

Andrew Jordan
Firefighter
Ladder 132

Memorial Service Held
on
June 21, 2002

Remember Andrew B. Jordan

Meet Andrew Jordan. On September 11th, 2001, he went to work, just like everyone else, but unlike your average Joe, Andrew knew that this might be the day he’d lose his life to save someone else’s. See, Andrew was a firefighter.

After graduating from West Islip High School in 1983, Andrew headed to Ohio to attend a technical school. He was soon back in New York, where he went to work for the Long Island Lighting Company, also known as LILCO. As his mother Eileen told me, “he spent his days up the power poles.”

In 1994, Andrew became a firefighter. He joined up with Division 15, Battalion 38 out of Prospect Heights in Brooklyn in 1995. On September 11th, 2001, Andrew was a proud member of Ladder Company 132, known, eerily appropriately, as “The Eye of the Storm.”

One of the things I seemed to see a lot of on comments and in news stories, was how gentle Andrew was.

Firefighter Randy Foss of Ladder 132 described Andrew as “…a real fun loving guy. A big fellow, but a gentle giant.”

“He was a super, super strong guy,” said Lt. John Graziano “but as strong as he was, that’s how nice he was.”

When I talked to Andrew’s brother John, he also mentioned that Andrew really was a gentle giant. He also told me that Andrew loved to fish, and that his favorite saying was “It’s great to be alive!”

Andrew was one of eight kids (Margaret, Mary, Ellen, Andrew, Thomas, Elizabeth, Bernadette and John), born to Thomas and Eileen Jordan. He was also a first generation American, as his parents both came from Ireland, a heritage Andrew was very proud of. (Andrew was named for his paternal grandfather, and his middle name, Brian, came from his maternal grandfather.) As his sister Margaret told me; “As the first son, he was doted on. Andrew was a loving, gentle person, who demonstrated tremendous patience and physical strength.”

Andrew was a son, a brother, and he was also a father and a husband. He and his wife Lisa had 4 kids; Andrew Jr., Mathew, Kelsey, and Sean, who was born September 26th, 2001. Andrew never got to meet his youngest child.

I would like to thank Andrew’s mother Eileen for taking the time to talk to me about her firstborn son, his brother John, for letting me see who his brother was, and his sister Margaret, for sharing things so close to the heart, and letting me put it out here for the world to see. Without all of you, this tribute would have felt empty. You all have my heartfelt respect, as does your entire family.

Thank you for letting me (and the world) know Andrew’s smile. The one that lit up a room.

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19 comments so far

http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/c5bc566710 … n&r=Gjenny on September 24, 2006

was nice to read about Andrew!! I’m part of the Jordan family back in Ireland and never got to meet him. I have now heard all about him and will never forget xx

http://1.gravatar.com/avatar/f351777bca … =GJonathan Jordan on November 5, 2007

On the evening of September 11, 2001, I sat watching TV in my living room in complete disbelief of the tragedy that unfolded on that day. I remember asking my 4 year old son to let me listen to the TV as I held him tight. Thank you for this tribute to one of the amazing heroes of that day. My thoughts and prayers will always be with families and heroes of 9/11 . My name is Jonathan Jordan and my son is Andrew.

http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/472b59e6a3 … &r=GAndrew K. on June 7, 2008

I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the Family of FF Jordan, and to all the Families who lost their loved ones on 9-11. I too am a Firefighter from Lebanon, Missouri. After the names were released I checked to see if someone with the same last name as mine had perished on that day. I found Andrew’s name. See my name is also Andrew K. Jordan, and I am assigned to Ladder 2. I would like permission from the Jordan Family to put FF Andrew Jordan, Ladder 132 on the back of hat with FDNY on the front. I want to do this as a memorial. I have several of you that know the family, I was wondering if there was a way someone could contact them for me?
Lt. Andrew Jordan
Lebanon Fire Dept
Lebanon, MO.

by edunlap » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:09 am

Daniel C. Jordan b: 1770 in Rhode Island

September 2nd, 2011

by Kenn Jordan » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:17 am

Ok. This has been a debate between my sister and I. She is also researching our family tree.

The debate is if Baruch (Barack) Jordan is the son of Edmund Jordan b: 1729 in Spurwink, Cape Elizabeth, Maine and Lydia Parker b: 14 APR 1731 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island.

Here is what we have found.

• Baruch (Barack) Jordan 1
• Sex: M
• Birth: ABT 1750 in Coventry, Rhode Island
• Death: 1793
• Military Service: French & Indian War and Revolutionary War
• Note:
Source: Notes from Norman Jordan’s research:
BARAUCH JORDAN:
Name spelled Baruch, Barauch, Barak
1830 Deerfield, Tioga, PA Census Tri-County site
Samuel Jorden 20-30 (b.1800-1810)
1 male 70-80 (b.1750-1760) Baruch Jordan***
1 female under 5 (b.1825-1830) Betsey
1 female 20-30 (b.1800-1810) Phoebe wife
Father: Edmund Jordan b: 1729 in Spurwink, Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Mother: Lydia Parker b: 14 APR 1731 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island
Marriage 1 Zernah (Zerviah) King b: ABT 1750
• Married: ABT 1768
Children
1. Daniel C. Jordan b: 1770 in Rhode Island

Can anyone assist with more information? This is the only missing link between us and Rev. Robert Jordan.

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