Benjamin Jordan

Benjamin JORDAN is my first cousin six times removed and he is also related through my seventh great grandfather (not an unusual occurrence within my family); we are related through his grandfather Benjamin JELLISON.  Benjamin was born to Colonel Melatiah and Elizabeth (JELLISON) JORDAN, 5 August 1781 in Ellsworth, Maine; he is their third child of twelve children.  Benjamin married Sarah (Sally) DUTTON 23 April 1807 in Surry, Maine.  They had eight children:  Olive, Benjamin jr., Sally Furbush, Charles Dutton, William, Elizabeth, George W., and Edward.  Benjamin served up to twelve days in the War of 1812, in Mount Desert, Maine in Lieutenant Colonel Black’s Regiment, Captain Simon Milliken’s Company as a Private.[1]  Benjamin was enumerated in five censuses all taken in Ellsworth, Maine.[2]  In the last two censuses he was listed as a farmer.  Benjamin died 21 July 1860; he is buried in the Church Cemetery in Ellsworth, Maine.


[1] “U.S., Adjutant General Military Records, 1631-1976: Massachusetts: 1812-1814: Records of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia,” digitized book, Ancestry.com, (http://ancestry.com : 2013); entry for Benjamin Jordan, pages 164 and 173.  “U.S., War of 1812 Service Records, 1812-1815,” database online, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : 2013); Benjamin Jordan Jr., 2 Reg’t (Black’s) Massachusetts Militia, Private; citing National Archives microfilm publication M602, roll 114.

[2] 1820, U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, page 613 (stamped), Benj Jr Jordan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : 2013); citing National Archives microfilm publication M33, roll 34.  1830 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, p. 39 (written), Benjamin Jordan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : 2013); citing National Archives microfilm publication M19, roll 47.  1840 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, page 338 (stamped), Benjamin Jordan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : 2013); citing National Archives microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls.  1850 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, page 32, dwelling 200, family 225, Benj Jordan; digital images, Ancestry.com, (http://ancestry.com : 2013); citing National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 255.  1860 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, page 8, dwelling 60, family 60, Benjamin Jordan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : 2013); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 438.

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