Clarisa Jordan

about 1843–
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Clarisa

When Clarisa Jordan was born about 1843, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jacob Bloom Jordan Sr., was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Jane Whitehill, was 34. She lived in Helen Furnace, Highland Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Bloom Jordan Sr.
1807–1905
Elizabeth Jane Whitehill
1809–1860
Sarah A. Jordan
1833–1898
Clarisa Jordan
1843–
Calvin Bloom Jordan
1846–1900
Frederick Jordan
1838–1922
David W. Jordan
1840–1864
Sylvester A Jordan
1847–1920
Jacob Bloom Jordan Jr.
1851–1908
Peter Albert Jordan
1853–1936

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Female1833–1898Female

    Frederick Jordan

    Male1838–1922Male

    David W. Jordan

    Male1840–1864Male

    Female1843–Female

    Calvin Bloom Jordan

    Male1846–1900Male

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World Events (8)

1846

Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 20

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 32

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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 (1)

  • Clarissa Jordon in household of William Jordon, "United States Census, 1850"

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