Bertha Jordan

1844–
Lowndes, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Bertha

When Bertha Jordan was born in 1844, in Lowndes, Mississippi, United States, her father, Moses C. Jordan, was -78 and her mother, Eliza Westbrook, was 31.

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Family Time Line

Moses C. Jordan
1922–1865
Eliza Westbrook
1813–1890
Bertha Jordan
1844–
Celestia Alice Jordan
1846–1871
Charles Lowndes Jordan
1847–1906

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861

Age 17

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1863

Age 19

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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