Anna Jordan

2 February 1804–4 December 1876 (Age 72)
Fayette, Virginia, United States

The Life of Anna

When Anna Jordan was born on 2 February 1804, in Fayette, Virginia, United States, her father, John Jordan, was 29 and her mother, Agnes Cunningham, was 25. She married William Theophilus Smith on 27 July 1826, in Nicholas, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Wyoming, Otoe, Nebraska Territory, United States in 1860 and Plattsmouth, Cass, Nebraska, United States in 1870. She died on 4 December 1876, in Steele City, Jefferson, Nebraska Territory, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Election Precinct, Cass, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Theophilus Smith
Anna Jordan
Marriage: 27 July 1826
David Simpson Smith
Margaret Elizabeth Smith
Milton Marion Smith
Lorenzo Waugh Smith
William T Smith
Armilda A Smith

Spouse and Children

27 July 1826
Nicholas, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 8

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 20

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

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.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Anne Gage in household of William D Gage, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Anna Smith in household of William T Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ann Smith in household of William Smith, "United States Census, 1850"

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