William P Jordan

about 1773–
Amherst, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of William P

William P Jordan was born about 1773, in Amherst, Virginia, British Colonial America. He married Sarah Watts on 4 February 1792, in Amherst, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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William P Jordan
Sarah Watts
Marriage: 4 February 1792
William Corbin Jordan
Sarah W. Jordan

Spouse and Children

4 February 1792
Amherst, Virginia, United States


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"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

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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  • Wm P Jordan in entry for Wm. C Jordan, "Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912"
  • William Jordan, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • William Jorden Or Jordain, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

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