William Jordan

8 September 1820–6 June 1872 (Age 51)
Georgia, United States

The Life of William

When William Jordan was born on 8 September 1820, in Georgia, United States, his father, John Samuel Jourdan, was 29 and his mother, Martha, was 24. He married Jane Hamilton on 23 November 1845, in Carroll, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Haralson, Georgia, United States in 1860. He died on 6 June 1872, in Texas, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Tyler, Smith, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Jordan
Jane Hamilton
Marriage: 23 November 1845
Maragaret Ann Jordan
John Samuel Jordan
Martha Jane Jordan
Narcissa Espla Jordan
Missouri Oregon Jordan
William Matthew Jordan
Nancy Mary Jordan
Nora Georgia Jordan

Spouse and Children

23 November 1845
Carroll, Georgia, United States


    Maragaret Ann Jordan


    John Samuel Jordan


    Martha Jane Jordan


    Narcissa Espla Jordan


    Missouri Oregon Jordan


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    John Jordan


    Thomas Jordan


    Richard Jourdan



    Daniel Jourdan


+10 More Children

World Events (7)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 12

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
1835 · Treaty of New Echota

Age 15

A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.

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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Sources (3)

  • William Jorden, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Jordan in entry for J S Jordan, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • William Jordan in entry for Nora Georgia Montgomery, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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