Delila Jordan

Brief Life History of Delila

When Delila Jordan was born in April 1839, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Lindsey Jordan, was 23 and her mother, Abigail Rose Boggs, was 15. She had at least 9 sons and 1 daughter with Ephiram Carnell. She lived in Carter, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Magisterial District 4, Lewis, Kentucky, United States in 1900. She died on 19 November 1923, in Harris, Lewis, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Laurel Point Cemetery, Vanceburg, Lewis, Kentucky, United States.

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Ephiram Carnell
Delila Jordan
Lindsey T Carnell
Jessie Cornell
William Barney Pernell
George Carnell
Henry Camel
William Camel
Burlen G Camel
Alice A. Cornell
Reynhold Carnell
Ranell Knell

Sources (9)

  • Delila Camel in household of Ephraim Camel, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Delily Jerden, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Delila Jordan Cornell, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1855: Carter, Kentucky, United States


Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

English, German, French (mainly Alsace and Haute-Savoie), Polish, Czech, and Slovenian; Spanish and Hungarian (Jordán): from the Christian personal name or nickname 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 a 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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