Henry Jordan

about 1820–
Georgia, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry Jordan was born about 1820, in Georgia, United States, his father, William Warden Jordan, was 23 and his mother, Mary Wilson, was 26.

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Family Time Line

William Warden Jordan
1797–1851
Mary Wilson
1794–1843
Jim Jordan
1810–
Henry Jordan
1820–
Martha E Jordan
1821–
J. M. Jordan
1822–
Martha E. Jordan
1826–
Edwin Thomas Jordan
1824–
Henry Terrell Jordan
1825–1896
Mary E Jordan
1826–
M A Jordan
1828–
J Jordan
1833–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Male1810–Male

    Male1820–Male

    Martha E Jordan

    Female1821–Female

    Female1822–Female

    Edwin Thomas Jordan

    Male1824–Male

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World Events (3)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 0

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
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.

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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