Jonathan Jordan

20 March 1827–13 December 1879 (Age 52)
Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of Jonathan

When Jonathan Jordan was born on 20 March 1827, in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, Ignatius Jordan, was 42 and his mother, Jean McCray Johnson, was 39. He married Sarah Frances Bedell on 5 January 1849. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 13 December 1879, in Deering, Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Jordan
1827–1879
Sarah Frances Bedell
1828–1860
Marriage: 5 January 1849
Frank Jordan
1850–1896
Wilber A Jordan
1852–1925
Louisa Frances Jordan
1858–1858

Spouse and Children

    Male1827–1879Male

    Sarah Frances Bedell

    Female1828–1860Female

MARRIAGE
5 January 1849
children

(3)

    Frank Jordan

    Male1850–1896Male

    Wilber A Jordan

    Male1852–1925Male

    Louisa Frances Jordan

    Female1858–1858Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Mary Ann Jordan

    Female1806–Female

    Susanna Jordan

    Female1808–1892Female

    Seth Libby Jordan

    Male1811–Male

    Hiram Jordan

    Male1813–1849Male

    (Capt) Ignatius Jordan II

    Male1816–1849Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 5

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.
1842 · Webster–Ashburton Treaty

Age 15

The Webster-Ashburton Treaty was signed on August 9, 1842 and resolved the border issues between the United States and British North American colonies which had caused the Aroostook War. The treaty contained several agreements and concessions. It called for an end on the overseas slave trade and proposed that both parties share the Great Lakes. It also reaffirmed the location of the westward frontier border (near the Rocky Mountains) as well as the border between Lake Superior and Lake of the Woods. The treaty was signed by Daniel Webster (United States Secretary of State) and Alexander Baring (British Diplomat, 1st Baron Ashburton).

Name Meaning

English, French, German, Polish, and Slovenian; Spanish and Hungarian (Jordán): from the Christian baptismal name Jordan. This is taken from the name of the river Jordan (Hebrew Yarden, a derivative of yarad ‘to go down’, i.e. to the Dead Sea). At the time of the Crusades it was common practice for crusaders and pilgrims to bring back flasks of water from the river in which John the Baptist had baptized people, including Christ himself, and to use it in the christening of their own children. As a result Jordan became quite a common personal name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jonathan Jordan in entry for William Smith Frye and Alice Louise Jordan, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Jonathan Jordan in entry for Caroline Blanchard Jordan, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Jonathan Jordan, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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