John Jordan

1747–
Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of John

When John Jordan was born in 1747, in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, Nathaniel Jordan, was 51 and his mother, Mary Sawyer, was 41.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Jordan
1696–1783
Mary Sawyer
1706–1796
Mary Jordan
1728–
Rebecca Jordan
1730–
Isaac Jordan
1744–
Ann Jordan
1746–
Catherine Jordan
1733–
Susanna Jordan
1735–
Sarah Jordan
1738–
Jacob Jordan
1740–
Ebenezer Jordan
1742–1826
Soloman Jordan
1744–1800
John Jordan
1747–

Parents and Siblings

    Nathaniel Jordan

    Male1696–1783Male

    Female1706–1796Female

siblings

(11)

    Female1728–Female

    Rebecca Jordan

    Female1730–Female

    Catherine Jordan

    Female1733–Female

    Susanna Jordan

    Female1735–Female

    Female1738–Female

+6 More Children

World Events (3)

1760

Age 13

Historical Boundaries - 1760: Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America; 1776: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Cumberland, Maine, United States
1776

Age 29

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 29

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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