Samuel Houston Jordan

Male16 May 1821–21 April 1914

Brief Life History of Samuel Houston

When Samuel Houston Jordan was born on 16 May 1821, in Gwinnett, Georgia, United States, his father, James M. Jordan, was 24 and his mother, Nancy F. Dobbs, was 23. He married Sarah Adeline Reed in 1840, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 6 Peeks Hill, Calhoun, Alabama, United States in 1870 and Griggs Township, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 21 April 1914, in Clinton, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Huie Cemetery, Clinton, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Houston Jordan
Sarah Adeline Reed
Marriage: 1840
Emaline Jordan
Elbert D. Jordan
Nancy Winifred Jordan
James Matthew Jordan
Sandy Monroe Jordan
Larkin Eneree Jordan
Sarah Adeline Jordan
Samuel Americus Jordan
John M Jordan
Jesse Price Jordan

Sources (25)

  • S Jordan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sam Jordan in entry for Sarah Jordan, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Samuel Jordon, "United States Census, 1900"

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  • Marriage
    1840Georgia, United States
  • Children (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 4

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 11

    Historical Boundaries 1832: Cobb, Georgia, United States


    Age 25

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

    Name Meaning

    English, German, French (mainly Alsace and Haute-Savoie), Polish, Czech, and Slovenian; Spanish and Hungarian (Jordán): from the Christian personal name or nickname 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 a 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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    Story Highlight

    "Little Sister In the Ozarks"

    The following is an excerpt from Samual Jordan's granddaughter's autobiography, "Little Sister in the Ozarks". "Grand Pap Samual Jordan was a Confederate Officer. It was told to me that he was wound …

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