Nathaniel Jordan

Nathaniel JORDAN is my first cousin seven times removed; we are related through his grandparents, my seventh great grandparents Dominicus and Hannah (TRISTRAM) JORDAN.  Nathaniel of the fourth child of seven born to Major Dominicus and Johanna (DEERING) JORDAN, he was born 24 December 1718 in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.[1]  He married Hannah WOODBURY 18 September 1740 in Cape Elizabeth.[2]  They had nine children:  Tristram, Israel, Dominicus, Ezekiel, Hannah, Mary, Abigail, Nathaniel and Simon.  They had at least 65 grandchildren from the oldest eight children.  Nathaniel served in the Revolutionary War between 1776 and 1779 gaining rank as the time progressed; when he finally was mustered out he had attained the rank of 2nd Colonel.[3]  It is believed he died on or about 16 August 1795 in Falmouth, Maine, though no records have been located as yet.

 

The below is quoted from the Sons of the American Revolution Application made by William Jordan Mayberry

“Nathaniel Jordan appears in an official records of a Ballot by the House of the Representatives dated Jan. 23-1776 for officers to command ___ six regiments raised to serve before Boston until Apr. 1-1776 appointment concurred in by the council, Jan. 23-1776 said Jordan ___ Major, , ___ Jacob French’s Bristol and Cumberland Regt’s.

Mass Archives Vol. 146:361.

Nathaniel Jordan appears in an official record of a Ballot by the House of Representatives, dated Feb. 5-177[6] as having been chosen to the office of 1st Major in Col. John ___’s 1st Cumberland Co. Regt. Appointment concurred in by the council Feb. 7-1776.

Mass. Archives Vol. 43:52.

Nathaniel Jordan, appears among a list of officers of the Mass ___ as Major in Col. Jacob French’s regt. raised in Bristol and Cumberland counties, and stationed at ___ Hill, Feb. 27-1776 Residence, Cape Elizabeth-___ in council March 26-1776 that a commission be issued.

Mass. Archives Vol. 43:193

Nathaniel Jordan appears among a list of officers of the Mass militia as Lieutenant Colonel of the 1st Cumberland Co. regt. Commissioned Dec. 2-1776.

Mass. Archives Vol. 28:35

Nathaniel Jordan appears with rank of 2nd Colonel in Muster and pay roll of the field and staff officers of the Cumberland Co. Regt Col. Jonathan Mitchell, for service against enemy at Penobscot in 1779- when engaged July 6, 1779 when discharged Sept 25, 1779- Time of service 2 mos. 19 days roll dated North Yarmouth Dec 10, 1779.

Mass. Archives Vol. 37:103.

Nathaniel Jordan appears with rank of Lieutenant Colonel on muster and pay roll of the field and staff officers of detachment of militia raised in Cumberland Co. for the defense of the seacoast, engaged Sept. 25-1779. Discharged Oct. 23-1779.

Mass. Archives 43:40

Nathaniel Jordan, second son of Major Dominicus and Joanna (Bray) Jordan was born Dec, 24, 1718 at Spurwink and Cape Elizabeth. Married (intention published) Aug 2 1740 Hannah Woodbury of Beverly. Date of death not known.

Jordan Memorial page 177.”


[1] Edmund West, comp., “Family Data Collection – Individual Records,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 25 August 2013), Nathaniel Jordan.  Maine State Archives, “Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 25 August 2013), Nathaniel Jordan 24 December 1718.

[2] Maine State Archives, “Maine, Marriage Records, 1713-1937,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 25 August 2013), Nathaniel Jordan and Hannah Woodbury 2 Aug 1740.

[3] Online images, William Jordan Mayberry, national 10557, state 332, Nathaniel Jordan, Lieut. Col.; National Sons of the American Revolution, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Louisville, Kentucky.

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