John Henry Jordan

1689–20 May 1782 (Age 93)
Isle of Wight, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Jordan was born in 1689, in Isle of Wight, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, James Jordan, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Ratcliff, was 21. He married Martha Ann Hardin about 1733, in Virginia, United States. He died on 20 May 1782, in Battery Park, Isle of Wight, Virginia, British Colonial America, at the age of 93.

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Age 86

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: John Jordan - Individual or family possessions: birth: about 1692; Virginia, United States

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