Person:Joshua Jordan (5)

Joshua Jordan
m. 24 Jun 1800
  1. Capt. Israel Jordan1801 - Abt 1848
  2. Henry Jordan1802 - 1821
  3. Bethiah Wadlin Jordan1804 - 1846
  4. Ezekiel Jordan1805 - 1828
  5. Joshua Jordan1807 - 1873
  6. Alfred M. Jordan1809 - 1881
  7. William H. Jordan1811 - 1887
  8. Robert Keating Jordan1814 -
  9. Edwin Jordan1816 - 1852
  10. Capt. John Adams Jordan1819 - 1886
  11. Thomas Jefferson Jordan1819 - 1894
  12. Henry I. Jordan1822 - 1898
  13. Ellen Hannah Jordan1825 - 1915
  14. Elvira Keating Jordan1825 - 1890
Facts and Events
Name Joshua Jordan
Gender Male
Birth? 30 Jul 1807 Thomaston, Knox, Maine
Death? 16 Sep 1873 Healdsburg, Sonoma, California

BIOGRAPHY: In a part of a letter from Byron Jordan dated 3-16-1912 to Eliz. Trego Blackfan Lippincott, resent to E.B.J. on 4-13-1912, mention of Uncle Joshua's squatters claim on Sec. 15, Twp. 15 N. Range 1 West in Richland Grove Twp., that a log house was built. Jeremy Jordan has the Preemtion Certificate #8526, issued to Joshua Jordan, signed by President John Tyler on 20 May 1841, matted and framed. The actual described land is "The South East quarter of Section 15, in Township Fifteen North, Range One West [T15N, R1W], in the District of Sands Subject to sale at Galena, Illinois, containing one hundred and sixty Acres." There is a record [Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales] of the purchase of 160 acres in Sec. 15 [SE] of Richland Grove Twp. on 22 Jul 1839. Joshua then went to New Orleans to build some cotton warehouses, while he had Byron Jordan's Father (John Adams Jordan [1537] & Uncle Thomas J. Jordan [1549]) (twins) come out from Ohio to hold the claim. Byron Jordan thinks the year was early 1839, which correctly assumes that the claim was made prior to the issuance of a certificate. The Family Jordan book shows that he is listed in the 1850 Census as being in La Porte, IN. They had three Sons, born in Indiana, whom lived out of a family of 2 daughters and 7 sons. Those three sons ended up in CA as well. Listed as Joshua Jordan in 1870 Fed. Census for Washington Twp., Sonoma Co., CA [Post office Healdsburg], enumerated on 6 Jun 1870, age 62, b. ME, farmer, w/wife.

Jordan_Mem._I.D.: 1485

Family_Jordan_No.: 2266