Thomas Jordan

about 1767–from 1808 to 1810 (Age 41)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Thomas

Thomas Jordan was born about 1767, in Virginia, United States. He married Jane Lunceford on 15 October 1808, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States. He died from 1808 to 1810, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 43.

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Thomas Jordan
1767–1810
Jane Lunceford
1765–1810

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 9

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 13

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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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  • Thomas Jordan, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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