Abner Jordan

JORDAN, Abner

 

Abner JORDAN is my first cousin six times removed and second cousin seven times removed, we are related through his grandparents, my sixth great grandparents, Nathaniel and Dorothy (HILL) JORDAN and my seventh great grandparents Roger and Mary (CROSS) HILL.  Abner is the third of five children born to Nathaniel and Susanna (HILL) JORDAN.  Abner was born 10 August 1760 in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  He joined the Penobscot Expedition 7 July 1779.[1]  He married Hannah WENTWORTH 21 May 1786, in Cape Elizabeth; the marriage was performed by Ephraim Clark, intentions filed 15 April 1786.[2]  Abner and Hannah had nine children:  Captain Nathan Bartlett, John Wentworth, Hannah, Abner, Nathaniel, Timothy, Sarah Bartlett, Benning Wentworth, and Lydia H.  Abner and Hannah had over fifty grandchildren!  He applied for a land grant (undated) while living in Danville, Maine.[3]  Abner died 26 September 1819 in Lisbon, Maine, buried in Davis Cemetery, Lisbon.[4]

 

Research notes[5]:
Abner Jordan and Nathaniel Jordan are the ancestor(s) who assisted in establishing American Independence, while acting in the capacity of Abner Jordan (private), Nathaniel Jordan (major and lieutenant colonel). Abner Jordan served as Private, in Captain Alexander McClellan’s Company, Colonel Jonathan Mitchell’s Regiment from July 7th to Sept. 25th 1779, on the Penobscot Expedition.


[1] Application, Amzie E. Jordan, national 29766, state 291, Abner Jordan (son) and Nathaniel Jordan (father); National Sons of the American Revolution, National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Louisville, Kentucky.  Paul R. White Jr., “Maine Estate Schedules from Revolutionary War Pensions,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 142 (1988), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanarchives.org : online 30 August 2013), Abner Jordan.  “Index to Selected Final Payment Vouchers, 1818-1864,” online images, National Archives, Fold3 (www.fold3.com : online 30 August 2013), Abner Jordan; citing ID 2733385.

[2] Maine State Archives, “Maine, Marriage Records, 1713-1937,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 30 August 2013), Abner Jordan and Hannah Wentworth, 21 May 1786 Cape Elizabeth, ME.  Department of Veterans Affairs, “U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900,” digital images, National Archives, Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com : online 30 August 2013), Abner Jordan; citing microfilm publication M804, film 1449.

[3] Maine State Archives, “Maine, Revolutionary War Land Grants, 1776-1780,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 30 August 2013), Abner Jordan.

[4] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 30 August 2013), Abner Jordan.

[5] Application, Amzie E. Jordan, national 29766, state 291, Sons of the American Revolution.

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