Martha Jordan

Martha JORDAN is my second cousin five times removed through her great grandparents Nathaniel and Dorothy (HILL) JORDAN; we are also related two more times as fifth cousins four times removed through her third great grandparents Rev. Robert and Sarah (WINTER) JORDAN.  It will take a bit of work to explain it all but if the last name is JORDAN and you live within a small part of Maine, there is a good chance they are related in one way or another, at least in the 1800’s.  Martha was one of six children that James and Martha (ROBINSON) JORDAN had, she was born in about 7 November 1807 in Durham or Cape Elizabeth, Maine.[1]  She married Rev. John COBB, Jr., 6 September 1829 in Durham, they had one son: Gershom Franklin.[2]  John and Martha were enumerated in three censuses taken in 1850 (Cape Elizabeth), 1860 (Brunswick) and 1870 (Pownal).[3]  Martha died 28 March 1879 in Durham.[4]


[1] Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole, History of Durnham, Maine: with genealogical notes, online archive (Lewiston, ME: Press of Lewiston Journal Company, 1899), 208.

[2] ibid

[3] 1850 U.S. census, Cumberland County, Maine, population schedule, Cape Elizabeth, 663, dwelling 71, family 71, John Cobb; NARA microfilm publication M432, 251.  1860 U.S. census, Cumberland County, Maine, population schedule, Brunswick, page 42, dwelling 324, family 352, John Cobb; NARA microfilm publication M653, 437.  1870 U.S. census, Cumberland County, Maine, population schedule, Pownal, 348 (stamped), page 11, dwelling 133, family 135, John Cobb; NARA microfilm publication M593, 542.

[4] Maine FamilySearch creator, “Maine, Death and Burials, 1841-1910,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 14 August 2013), Martha Cobb death 28 Mar 1879.

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