Sarah Jordan

North Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life of Sarah

Sarah Jordan was born in 1760, in North Carolina, British Colonial America as the daughter of Arthur Reuben Jordan. She married John Jacob Bean on 12 May 1788, in Greene, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter.

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John Jacob Bean
Sarah Jordan
Marriage: 12 May 1788
John Hogan Bean
Edmund Bean
Robert Bean
Artemesia Bean
Edmund Bean

Spouse and Children

12 May 1788
Greene, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Thomas Jordan Jr.




    Charlotte Jordan


    Mun Jordan


+7 More Children

World Events (2)

1767 · Tryon Palace

Age 7

Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.
1774 · Edenton Tea Party

Age 14

On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.

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)

  • Sarah Jordan, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Sarah Jordan, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Sarah Jordan, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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