The Jordan Family Foundation


August 11th, 2013
Actions are now underway to find new Jordan Cousins to become members of the Rev. Robert and Sarah (Winter) Jordan Foundation, Inc.  The Rev. Robert, an Anglican minister came to America from Worcester, Worcestershire, England in 1638/39.   Anyone residing outside the United States who believes they may be  descendants of, or blood kin to, the Reverend Robert and Sarah (Winter)  are invited to contact Ralph L. Jordan via email to:  <> for information about the Foundation, its programs, and objectives.


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

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, or Ralph Jordan,

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.


Proud to be a Jordan!

by bjordan101 » 18 Apr 2012 12:23 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:
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
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.


June 6th, 2009

by ralijo » Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:09 pm

Attention All Members of The Family Jordan!!! Are you growing Your Family Genealogy Tree by sending us updated information as it occurs? Our database is only as accurate as you assist us to make it. Roland G. Jordan, our Family Information Recorder, is constantly updating
information to answer the many inquiries we receive from our membership and others. Send hard copy to: Roland G. Jordan, 42 Hector Street, Auburn, ME 04210-8220 or email:

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