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Re: Bellis, NJ, to PA
Posted by: geri brennan Date: March 15, 2002 at 14:15:52
In Reply to: Re: Bellis, NJ, to PA by Cindie Vaughan of 346

Hi, it is my un-educated guess that you may be related to these Jordans, at least it worth researching.
samuel Durell Jordan, born in 1812 at Jaysburg, Lycoming County, son of Samuel and Rosanna (McClester), the latter a daughter of Alexander McClester, of Abrerdeen, Scotland. His father was born about 1764, lived at Jaysburg. He (Mr. Jordan) moved to Milton about 1802 died at Milton, 1851, age 87.He had 3 children; Alexander, William and Samuel D.

Alexander, was born at Jayburg, May 19, 1798, moved to Milton as a young child. He became an employee of Hugh Bellas, prothonotary of Northumberland.

War of 1812
Jordan, Jacob, wife Phebe, WC-17256, SC-9376, served Capt. Wise's Co. PA Mil.

Since the soldier and his widow both made claim, I really think this file is worth getting, should hold a wealth of information. Ask you large local library to order the film, you'll have to buy it, but since you're getting two claims, it's well worth it.Ask them to order M313-roll 52. The cost should be about $40.00

Since Bellis came from Northampton/Monroe Counties, this might be worth while also.

Rev. War
Jordan, Henry, R5763 Cont. Line (PA) soldier enlisted in Easton, in Northampton County, he applied 7 Nov 1836 Mercer County, PA., aged 74.

Lehigh County History
Frederick Jordan, the first of the family in this county, was born in 1744 and died in Mount Pleasant township (Jordan's Mill), Hunterdon County, NJ., Aug. 20, 1784. He was buried in the church yard of St.Thomas P. E. church, Alexandria Township, Hunterdon county, NJ.

Frederick Jordan's war record is given in offical records as follows: Pvt. promoted sergeant, 2nd Regt. NJ Line, thanked in General Orders for gallant conduct a the siege of Yorktown.

He married Catharine Eckel born Dec. 28, 1750 in Bucks County. She was the d/o Henry Eckel, who was a native of Hanau, Hesse, and emigrated to PA in 1746
children
John, born 1770
Frederick born 1772
Mary M. born 1776
Henry, born 1781
Catharine born 1784

It could be Frederick and Henry (Rev. War Soldiers) could have been brothers

Rev.War
Jordan, Frederick, BLW #8414-100-14 Feb 1791, served as a Pvt. NJ Line.

Jordan, Thomas, R5768, soldier lived in Northumberland county, PA., at enlistment and he served as a Capt. and paymaster. soldier died (no date) in Hopewell township in York County, PA.

I hope you find something you can use.




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