Belinda JORDAN

2 August 1838–4 May 1901 (Age 62)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Belinda

When Belinda JORDAN was born on 2 August 1838, in North Carolina, United States, her father, David Jordan, was 32 and her mother, Anna Coffin, was 38. She married Andrew Jackson Huls on 10 February 1867, in Shelby, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Union Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 May 1901, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Jackson Huls
1835–
Belinda JORDAN
1838–1901
Marriage: 10 February 1867
Alonzo HULS
1868–1951

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 February 1867
Shelby, Indiana, United States
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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 3

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 15

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 18

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

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)

  • Malinda Jordan in household of David Jordan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Malinda Jordan in household of David Jordan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Belinda Huls in household of Andrew J Huls, "United States Census, 1880"

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