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Descendants of Arthur Jordan

Generation No. 2

2. ARTHUR2 JORDAN (ARTHUR1) was born 1629 in England, and died 1698 in Surry Co., VA. He married ELIZABETH BEVIN 1654 in Surry Co., VA. She was born in Surry Co., VA, and died Aft. 1664 in Surry Co., VA.

Notes for A
Arthur was the brother of Col. George Jordan, Atty. General of Virginia,
One daughter married Sampson Lanier and was ancestor of Sydney Lanier

The Daughters of Colonial Dames accept Eppes, Anderson, Jordan

No birth record is known for George Jordan, ca 1657 Surry County,
Virginia. George Jordan was a son of Arthur Jordan, immigrant before
1635. His mother was Elizabeth Bevin, probably the daughter of Richard
Bevin and Mary, immigrants before 1635

Secondary Source: Partick Anderson, via internet.

Notes for Arthur Jordan:
See the deposition filed in Surry County Book 1, page 143, which states
he was born in 1629.

Lands in 1652 Adjacent John Blackbourne

Arthur Jordan and William Norwood
04/09/1663 Surry County
Surry County Book 1 Page 214
that "Arthur Jordan's Spring, Swamp Run, is the dividing line; Arthur
Jordan's land on southside by right from Richard Bevin and William
Norwood's in right of John Blackborne.

Tax lists Surry County, Virginia
1668 Arthur Jordan 4

Surry County, Virginia
Will Book 5, page 160
Will dated 09/24/1698
probated 01/03/1698/9
In the name of God Amen the twenty fourth day of Sept in the Year of Ye
Lord God 1698 I Arthur Jordan of Southwark parish in Surry County being
very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given
to God I do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and
form following that is to say First and ?stly I give my soul into the
hands of Almighty God who
gave it me and my body I commend to the earth to be decently buried in
Christian buriall at the discretion of my Executor, nothing doubting but
at the generaal resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty
power of God; as ?[ing] my worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God
to bless me I give devise bequeath and dispose the same in manner and
form following:
Item I give and bequeath unto my son George Jordan all the land that I
now posses and also a Negroe boy that now lives with him by name George
and a good feather bed with a rugg and an blankett.
Item I give and bequeath unto my son River Jordan one good feather bed
with a rugg and a blankett, a negroe boy that now lives with him by name
William and one Mallatto by by name John and a negroe girl by name Sarah.
Item I give and bequeath unto my son and daughter Washington one good
feather bed a rugg and a pair of blanketts and a pair of sheets one bay
mare called [Jatho?] one Negroe girl that already
lives with them be name Soabra, and a negro boy that lives with them
likewise by name Sam.
Item I give unto my granddaughter Elizabeth Jordan one red pyd cow
named Deggs.
Item I give and bequeath unto my grandson Arthur Washington one black
pyd cao named Spott.
Item I give and bequeath all my other estate being in Virginia or
elsewhere unto my two sonnes George and River Jordan to be equally
divided between them share and share alike.
I do also will and warmly desire that my Negroe woman Charity be and
immediately after my decease quietly posses and enjoy her freedom and
whereas there being ye such act of Assembly that has obligated all
negroes injoying their freedom to be transported out of the Country
before they
ran her freed, I do therefore command and oblige you George and River
Jordan as Ye are aforementioned that you at your own proper costs and
charges to send her out of the country and to bring her in again and
suffer her [?]arrably to enjoy her freedom as aforesaid.
Nath Harrison
Tho: Flood Arthur [A] Jordan
Walter Flood
On the backside was written
And of this my last will and testament I make my son River Jordan my full
and whole executor and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and annull all
and other former testaments which bargained bequeath and entered by me
and on my wise before this front named will & bequeath ratifying and
confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament In
Witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand & seal the day and year above written
Arthur [A] Jordan
Signed sealed published pronounced
and disbared by the said Arthur Jordan
as his last will and testament in the
presence of
Nath: Harrison
Walter Flood
Tho: Flood
At a Court held at Southwark for the County of Surry 3rd Jan Ye 1699 The
within and above
specifyed will proven in Court by the oaths of the witnesses.
Cl Cur.\


Southside Virginia Families, Volume II, by John Bennet Boddie, Pacific
Coast Publishers, Redwood
City, California, 1955.

"Jordan Journal, History of the George and Arthur Jordan Families of
Virginia, North Carolina,
Indiana from 1634" by Robert A. Jordan, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1996.

More About A
Fact 6: September 21, 1998

Notes for E
Notes for Elizabeth Bevin:
John Bennett Bodie, the author, believves wife Elizabeth was
probably the daughter of Richard
and Mary Bevin. Another author believes that Elizabeth was the widow of
Richard, however as
Richard in mentioned in a 1635 patent it is unlikely that his widow would
remarry and bear children,
so I believe that Elizabeth was his daughter

Elizabeth Bevin
Arthur Jordan
05/01/1660 Surry County Book I page 149
A marriage about to be solemnized between Arthur Jordan &
Elizabeth Bevin, late of
Southwark Parish, on certain conditions have mutually agreed that Arthur
Jordan make sale of
certain stock, live stock. dated 04/12/1654.

Elizabeth Bevin
Arthur Jordan
05/01/1660 Surry County Book I page 156
03/26/1657. Arthur Jordan, with consent of wife Elizabeth, sells
to John Barker one colt.
Elizabeth Jordan desires that her brother-in-law Geo. Jordan acknowledge
for her in court.

Children of A
3. i.   GEORGE3 JORDAN, b. Surry County, Virginia; d. 1718, Surry County, VA.
  ii.   JAMES JORDAN, b. Surry Co., VA; d. 1697, Surry Co., VA; m. ANN.
  iii.   THOMAS JORDAN, b. 1655, Surry Co., VA; d. 1685, Surry Co., VA; m. (1) LUCY CORKER; m. (2) JANE BROWNE, 1679, Surry Co, ., VA; b. Abt. 1658, Surry Co. VA; d. Abt. 1682, Surry Co., VA.
  iv.   RIVER JORDAN, b. 1661, Surry County, Virginia; d. 1701, Surry Co. VA; m. PRISCILLA BROWNE; b. Aft. 1683, Surry Co., VA; d. 1733, Surry Co., VA.
  v.   ELIZABETH JORDAN, b. 1664, Surry Co., VA; d. 1735, Surry Co., VA; m. RICHARD WASHINGTON, Abt. 1681, Surry Co., VA.

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