Anna Jordan

Female2 February 1804–4 December 1876

Brief Life History 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, United States in 1860 and Plattsmouth, Cass, Nebraska, United States in 1870. She died on 4 December 1876, in Steele City, Jefferson, Nebraska, 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

Sources (14)

  • Anne Gage in household of William D Gage, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Anna Jordon, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Anna Gage in entry for Anna A. Rhykert, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 July 1826Nicholas, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (11)

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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, 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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