Jeremiah R Jordan

25 September 1833–7 August 1857 (Age 23)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Jeremiah R

When Jeremiah R Jordan was born on 25 September 1833, in Indiana, United States, his father, David Jordan, was 27 and his mother, Anna Coffin, was 33. He lived in Union Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 7 August 1857, at the age of 23, and was buried in Manilla, Walker Township, Rush, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Jordan
1806–1880
Anna Coffin
1800–1875
Solomon N. Jordan
1827–1879
William F. JORDAN
1831–1846
Jeremiah R Jordan
1833–1857
George Jordan
1835–1883
Alfred Jordan
1838–1923
Belinda Jordan
1838–1901
Cyrus Jordan
1840–

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World Events (6)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 3

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 8

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.

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 (2)

  • Jeremiah Jordan in household of David Jordan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jeremiah R Jordan, "Find A Grave Index"

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