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Descendants of Arthur Jordan


Generation No. 3


3. GEORGE3 JORDAN (ARTHUR2, ARTHUR1) was born in Surry County, Virginia, and died 1718 in Surry County, VA. He married MARY BROWNE Abt. 1686 in Surry County, VA. She was born Abt. 1670 in Surr County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1728 in Surry County, Virginia.

Notes for G
EORGE JORDAN:
George Jordan, son , Atty General of Virginia (for the King)

Notes for George Jordan:
No birth record is known, 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.

Of his children; George Jordan marries Sarah. Arthur Jordan marries
Sarah, and moves to Brunswick county, Virginia and later Northampton
County, North Carolina. Thomas Jordan moves to Isle of Wight County,
Virginia. James Jordan moves to Isle of Wight County, Virginia. River
Jordan moves to Bertie County, North Carolina. Charles Jordan moves to
Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

Mary Jordan, apparently his oldest child is born approximately 1694. She
marries James Anderson, son of Thomas Anderson a neighbor. George gives
his daughter an estate along the north bank of the Blackwater River in
what is now southwestern Surry County by deed in 1715.
She dies ca 1733 at which time her husband patents lands in Amelia
County.
Elizabeth Jordan, Marries Edward Bailey., 3rd?

George Jordan
10/24/1701 670 acres Surry County
Virginia Land Patent Book 9 Page 423
Escheated from Thomas Crafton, dec'd, by inquisition under
William Randolph.

Surry County, Virginia
Book 7, page 145
05/18/1718 date
08/20/1718 probate
In the name of God Amen I George Jordan of Surry County considering the
frailty of this mortall life Do make and Declare my Last Will and
testament to be in manner following (Viz's) first I commend my soul into
the hands of Almighty God my creator trusting and Assuredly beleving
through his mercy and the presious Death merritts & mediation of Jesus
Christ my Redeemer to have free
pardon of all my Sins my body I committ to the Earth to be decently
buried by my Executors hereafter named and for such worldly Estate as it
hath pleased God to bless me with I give Devise bequeath and Dispose of
the same in manner following:
Item I give to my Son George Jordan all my Land between Secorryes and
the Tuskorero branch all that said parcell of Land I give to my son
George Jordan and to his Heirs forever.
Item I give to my Son Arthur Jordan and to his heirs for ever all the
remaining part of that tract of Land that is whereon I now live after his
mother's Decease.
Item I give unto my Son Thomas Jordan the upper part of my Land lying
one the head of Sunken Marsh commonly called Stoney runn the said parcell
of Land I give unto my Son Thomas Jordan and to his Heirs forever.
Item I give unto my two Sons James and River Jordan the remaining part
of that Land lying one Sunken marsh and Stonery runn to be Equally
Divided between them the said parcells of Land I give to my Two Sons
James and River Jordan and to their heirs forever and in case either of
my sons
James of River Jordan should Dye without heirs then the Survivor; to
Enjoy the hole.
Item I give unto my Son Charles Jordan all my Land lying on the reedy
marsh the said parcell of Land I give unto my son Charles Jordan and to
his heirs forever.
Item My will is that the Labour of my Two Negroes George and Tom go to
the maintenance of my wife During her naturall Life and to the
maintenance of my Three Youngest Children.
Item I give unto my loving wife Mary Jordan Six Cows and Calves Two
horses called Jack and Shavour six new pewter Dishes and six new pewter
plates and her Choyce of the Iron potts.
Item I give unto my Daughter Mary Anderson my large bible.
Item I give my Daughter Elizabeth Baley Ten Shillings.
Item I give unto my Son George Jordan Twenty Shillings.
Item I give unto my Son Arthur Jordan Twenty Shillings.
Item I give unto my wife and Seven Youngest Children the remaining
part of my Estate to be equally Divided between them.
Item I do appoint my Loving wife to be my whole and Sole Executor of
this my Last Will and Testament hereby Revoking and making Void all other
Wills by me made As Witness my hand and Seal this 18th Day of May 1718.
Signed and Sealed
In the presence of red
Howell Edmunds George [G] Jordan
George Walker wax
James [M] Massengal

At a Court held at Southwark for the County of Surry Aug Ye 20, 1718:
The within mentioned Will of George Jordan Dec'd was presented in Court
by Mary Jordan Executrix thereof who made oath thereto and being proved
by the Oathes of haowell Edmonds George Walker and James Massingall
Witnesses thereto the Same is ordered to be records and is
recorded by
Jor: Allen Cl. Cur.

The George Jordan "Large Bible" went to Augusta, Georgia with Mary
Jordan's son James Anderson. James' town home there was within 2 lots of
the cemetery upon which the British built their fort at Augusta during
the American revolution and there is a high probability that this bible
perished in demolitions or battles that took place at that location.
However, James' widow Mary survived in the vicinity of Augusta until
after the war so we can hope that this bible continues to
survive somewhere in Georgia or points west.

Bibliography

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.



Notes for M
ARY BROWNE:
Notes for Mary Browne:
His spouse Mary Brown's parents are not confirmed. This family
of Jordan is closely
associated with William Browne,Sr. of Four Mile Tree (two of his brothers
married daughters of
William Browne), but no daughter Mary is mentioned in William Brown's
1704 will. There is a Mary
Browne mentioned in his uncles will as a godchild. There is a
granddaughter "Mary Jordan, the
younger" mentioned in the 1704 will of William Browne,Sr. but this has
been interpreted by other
genealogists as the daughters Mary of other Browne daughters married to
Jordans. However as our
George Jordan's wife was a Mary and Mary his daughter would have been
Mary Jordan "the
younger" I believe that we can claim this reference as well as the others
and with more substantial
casue.

     
Children of G
EORGE JORDAN and MARY BROWNE are:
  i.   GEORGE4 JORDAN, b. 1687, Surry Co., VA; d. Aft. 1728, North Caroina; m. SARAH HUNT.
  Notes for GEORGE JORDAN:
Notes for George Jordan:
George Jordan
09/05/1723 100 acres Isle of Wight
Virginia land Patent Book 11 Page 261
South side of Fountain's Creek.

1727 Adjacent John Bradford east of jack's Swamp



  ii.   ARTHUR JORDAN, b. 1689, Surry Co., VA; d. 1752, Northhampton, NC; m. SARAH.
  Notes for ARTHUR JORDAN:
Notes for Arthur Jordan:
Arthur Jordan
08/17/1725 100 acres Isle of Wight
Virginia Land Patent Book 12 Page 266
South Side of Fountain's Creek, adjacent Hill's land.



  iii.   THOMAS JORDAN, b. 1691, Surry Co., VA; d. Aft. 1725; m. SARAH.
  Notes for THOMAS JORDAN:
Notes for Thomas Jordan:
1724 adjacent Norwood at head branches of Stoney Run
1730 adjacent Thomas Rarsons



  iv.   ELIZABETH JORDAN, b. 1697, Surry Co., VA; m. EDWARD BAILEY.
  v.   JAMES JORDAN, b. 1700, Surry Co., VA; d. Aft. 1725.
  vi.   RIVER JORDAN, b. 1703, Surry Co., VA; d. Aft. 1742, Bertie Co., NC.
  vii.   CHARLES JORDAN, b. 1705, Surry Co., VA; d. Aft. 1735, North Carolina; m. ELIZABETH.
  Notes for CHARLES JORDAN:
Notes for Charles Jordan:
1724 Adjacent George Norwaood head branches of Stoney Run



  viii.   JANE JORDAN JORDAN, b. 1707; d. Aft. 1743, North Carolina; m. DANIEL HARRIS.
  ix.   WILLIAM JORDAN, b. 1709, Surry Co., VA; d. North Carolina; m. SARAH.
  x.   JOHN JORDAN JORDAN, b. 1712.
4. xi.   MARY JORDAN, b. Abt. 1690, Surry Co., VA; d. Abt. 1733, Surry Co., VA.



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