A Guide to the Jordan Family Papers 1875-1966 Jordan Family, Papers, 1875-1966 10617-e

A Guide to the Jordan Family Papers 1875-1966

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The Special Collections Department
Accession Number 10617-e


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Repository
Special Collections, University of Virginia Library
Accession number
10617-e
Title
Jordan Family Papers 1875-1966
Physical Characteristics
ca. 25 items
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of correspondence, family histories, a genealogical chart, and bible records pertaining to the Jordan Family of Great Britain and Virginia.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Jordan family papers, Accession #10617-e, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

This collection was given to the Library by Miss Evelyn Jordan of Lynchburg, Virginia, on October 7, 1991.


Biographical/Historical Information

The material pertains in most part to the descendants of Samuel Jordan, who arrived in Virginia in 1609. The name Jordan became associated with a leading family of Quakers in James City, Isle of Wight, Nansemond, and Halifax counties.

Scope and Content Information

This collection consists of ca. 25 items, ca. 1875-1966, and n.d., chiefly pertaining to Jordan family genealogy. There are correspondence, family histories, a genealogical chart, and bible records containing birth and death dates of slaves as well as the family. The material pertains in most part to the descendants of Samuel Jordan, who arrived in Virginia in 1609. There is information on Clement Hobson Jordan (1805- 1875) and his immediate family. Jordan married Mary Anderson Edwards on December 21, 1826; and, they had seven children: Susan Campbell, Edward Church, Donald Edward, William Isham, Henry Thomas, Lucy Ann, and Matthew Pate Jordan. In addition, there are two personal letters, June 7 & 8, 1875, from Clement Hobson Jordan to his son Matthew Pate Jordan.