Eliza Ann Jordan

30 March 1859–1893 (Age 33)
Pike, Alabama, United States

The Life of Eliza Ann

When Eliza Ann Jordan was born on 30 March 1859, in Pike, Alabama, United States, her father, John Membrance Jordan, was 59 and her mother, Mary Malinda Lawhorn, was 45. She married William David Wilson on 24 January 1877, in Butler, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Manningham, Butler, Alabama, United States in 1880. She died in 1893, in Butler, Alabama, United States, at the age of 34.

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Family Time Line

William David Wilson
Eliza Ann Jordan
Marriage: 24 January 1877
Ella Lee Wilson
James Robert Wilson
Matthew William Wilson
Ada Elizabeth Wilson
Mary M. Wilson
Matilda Ann Wilson
Zack Zackerie WILSON
Henry Neal Wilson

Spouse and Children

24 January 1877
Butler, Alabama, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Francis M Jordan


    Joseph M Jordan


    James Monroe Jordan


    William Jordan


    Simeon Jordan


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 2

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 11

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza Ann Jordan in household of Thomas Jordan, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Eliza Willson in household of William Willson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Eliza Jordan in household of Membrance Jordan, "United States Census, 1860"

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