David J JORDAN

1 June 1842–
North Carolina, United States

The Life of David J

When David J JORDAN was born on 1 June 1842, in North Carolina, United States, his father, James C JORDAN, was 67 and his mother, Martha Ballard, was 62.

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Family Time Line

James C JORDAN
1775–1855
Martha Ballard
1780–1855
Julia Matilda Jordan
1803–1857
Leander Jordan
1810–1847
Joseph Jordan
1810–1882
George Jordan
1818–1880
Burrell JORDAN
1823–
Elizabeth JORDAN
1824–1924
William B. Jordan
1812–1850
Lindsey Jordan
1815–1917
James Jordan
1816–
Martha Patsy Jordan
1817–1864
Washington Jordon
1822–
Jehu JORDAN
1836–
David J JORDAN
1842–

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 11

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.
1863

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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