When Lindsey Jordan was born about 1860, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Lindsey Jordan, was 45 and his mother, Abigail Rose or Abbie Boggs, was 36. He lived in Carter, Kentucky, United States in 1880.
Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1892 · The Radio is invented
Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
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.