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.
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.
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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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