The Jordan Family Foundation

Jordan Family Activities

June 5th, 2013

The Family Jordan involved itself with many endeavors, ie: getting the Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society to approve space in the Thomas Memorial Library of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, for storage and preservation of historic, genealogical data, and artifacts;  the restoration of a cemetery plot on the old Spurwink Plantation  at Cape Elizabeth where Major Dominicus Jordan is buried; reprints of The Jordan Memorial (Tristram Frost Jordan) and  Jordan Family Descendants (Charles M. Jordan);  and, publication of a three-volume book set (80,000 plus entries) updating family genealogy.  In 1998, twelve members journeyed to England to research family roots, search for copies of official documents, and developed new friendships with English cousins, two of whom attended the 1998 National Meeting in South Portland, Maine.

 

In 1999 the Board approved a Scholarship Awards Program for family descendants that was passed on to the Reverend Robert & Sarah (Winter) Jordan Foundation, Inc. on its formation in 2003.  Archaeological Digs on the Old Spurwink Plantation were undertaken in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009.  In 2008 an effort was undertaken to locate and identify the resting place of our American progenitor, The Reverend Robert Jordan, believed buried near his last residence at New Castle, NH.   After an exhaustive research and interaction with government, local, and historical groups, a burial site in New Castle was identified and additional research resulted in the belief it was that of The Reverend Robert Jordan and his spouse, Sarah Winter. An historical marker has been placed on the site and  an official ceremony was held  during the National Family gathering  in July of 2010.  Members meet on a national level every three years.  A tri-annual newsletter, The Jordan, and The Foundation Website are a major means of communication with National & International Members.  These endeavors are now continuing under the auspices of The Jordan Family Foundation.

The Jordan Family Foundation