Clement JORDAN

Clement is my first cousin seven times removed through his grandparents, Dominicus and Hannah (TRISTRAM) JORDAN, my seventh great grandparents.  “By the will of his father, Clement became the owner of Richmond’s Island, where he made his residence and where a number of his children were born. He then removed to his farm on the mainland, just opposite to Richmond’s Island, and here his first wife Elizabeth died. Tradition says of Clement Jordan that he was always looked up to by his neighbors for advice, as a counselor in public trouble, and as a healer of disease. He was nearly always chosen on the committee of safety in the troublesome times with the Indians, and with the mother country previous to the Revolution. As a doctor, he had a widespread practice, treating diseases principally with herbs and roots collected by himself from the earth. His daughter Elizabeth has been heard to say that she with the rest of the children had spent days and weeks collecting them for him. His salves and ointments were made by himself or by his directions, and his patients came from far and near, even from Boston, to have their fever-sores, ulcers and other bad sores cured. As there was no way of traveling in those days, except on horseback or on foot, there were more or less persons stopping at the house the year round for advice and treatment. He was very zealous about attending meeting. His large families of children were always required to go, and having no conveyance, had to go afoot, the distance to church being five miles.”[1]

Clement JORDAN was born 28 April 1720/1 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[2]  He died 5 April 1789/90 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[3]  He is interred at Olde Spurwink Plantation Cemetery in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[4]  Clement married three times; first to Elizabeth ALLEN 29 April 1744 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[5]  Elizabeth was born 1716 in Worcester, Worcester, MA.[6]  She is the daughter of Reverend Benjamin and Elizabeth (CROCKER) ALLEN.  She died 23 May 1752 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.  She is interred at the Second Parish Church next to her father.  He married second to Sarah GRAY 20 December 1755 in Falmouth, Cumberland, ME.[7]  Sarah was born about 1732 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.  She died 2 April 1782 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.  She is interred at Olde Spurwink Plantation Cemetery in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[8]  He married third to Sarah BARTLETT 11 April 1782 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME, in a ceremony conducted by Rev. Ephraim Clark; intentions filed 19 March 1782 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[9]  Sarah was born 7 December 1740 in Kittery, York, ME.[10]  She died 12 September 1827 in New Gloucester, Cumberland, ME.

Clement and Elizabeth Allen had the following children:

  1. Achsah was born in 1745 in Richmond’s Island, Cumberland, ME.[11] She died 5 May 1800.  She is interred at Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, Providence, RI.[12]  Achsah married Reverend Enos HITCHCOCK 13 June 1771 in Truro, Essex, MA, intentions filed 25 May 1771 in Beverly, Essex, MA.[13]  Enos was born 7 March 1744 in Springfield, Hampden, MA.[14]  He graduated from Harvard in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA in 1767.  He was a chaplain in the Revolutionary War.  He died 27 February 1803 in Providence, Providence, RI.[15]  He is interred at the Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, Providence, RI.[16]
  2. Mary was born in 1747 in Richmond’s Island, Cumberland, ME.[17] She died in 1812.  Mary was married twice, first to Captain Matthew SIMONTON 4 March 1790 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME in a ceremony conducted by Reverend Ephraim Clark.[18]  Matthew was born in 1770 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.  He died 22 January 1794.  She married second to, Richard Michael LIBBY 1 March 1798.[19]  Richard was born 28 May 1741 in Scarborough, Cumberland, ME.  He was the son of John and Keziah (HUBBARD) LIBBY.  He died in 1814.
  3. Benjamin Allen was born 1749 in Richmond’s Island in Cumberland, ME.[20] He was lost at sea in 1783.[21]  Benjamin married Sarah TRUNDY 17 March 1772 at Richmond’s Island, Cumberland, ME.[22]  Sarah was born in 1751.
  4. Clement was born 1751 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[23] He is a veteran of the Revolutionary War.[24]  He died 5 December 1831 in Gorham, Cumberland, ME.  His body is interred at Highland Cemetery in Buxton, York, ME.[25]  Clement married Sarah “Sally” JORDAN 10 November 1774 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[26]  Sarah is my first cousin six times removed, second cousin seven times removed and fourth cousin nine times removed.  Sarah and Clement are first cousins once removed.  Sarah is the daughter of Nathaniel and Susanna (HILL) JORDAN.  She died 18 November 1836.[27]  She is interred at Highland Cemetery in Buxton, York, ME.

Clement and Sarah Gray had the following children:

  1. Samuel was born about 1756 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[28] He was lost at sea, and believed to be unmarried.[29]
  2. Silas was born about 1758 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[30] He was lost at sea, and believed to be unmarried.[31]
  3. Miriam was born in 1759 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[32] She died 25 May, 1850 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.  Her body is interred at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in South Portland, Cumberland, ME.[33]  Miriam married Deacon Robert DYER 17 December 1776 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.  Robert was born about 1752 in Falmouth, Cumberland, ME.  He was the son of Henry and Sarah (RIDLEY) DYER.  He died 22 September 1826 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.  His body is interred at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in South Portland, Cumberland, ME.[34]
  4. Elizabeth was born in 1759 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[35] She died 30 December 1828 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.  Elizabeth married Stephen JORDAN 20 December 1776 in Falmouth, Cumberland, ME.[36]  Stephen was born 13 November 1753 in Falmouth, Cumberland, ME.[37]  He is the son of Stephen and Mary (JORDAN) JORDAN.  He is my third cousin six times removed.  He and Elizabeth are third cousins.  Stephen died 13 August 1806 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.
  5. Mehitable was born in 1761 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[38] She died in 1805 in Portland, Cumberland, ME.  Mehitable married Barnabas HARDING 19 April 1798 in Gorham, Cumberland, ME, intentions filed 31 March 1798.[39]  Barnabas was born 5 July 1767 in Gorham, Cumberland, ME.[40]  He is the son of Zephaniah and Mary (DAVIS) HARDING.  He died in 1809 in Portland, Cumberland, ME.
  6. Elisha was born 12 April 1761 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[41] He is a veteran of the Revolutionary War.  He died 12 January 1852 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.  He was interred at Riverside Cemetery in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[42]  Elisha married Mary ARMSTRONG 27 January 1790 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.  Mary was born in 1769 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.  She died 22 April 1850 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.  Her body is interred at Riverside Cemetery in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.
  7. Phebe was born in 1762 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[43] She died 26 March 1822 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.  Phebe married twice, first to Daniel WARD 5 April 1784, intentions filed 22 November 1793.  Daniel was born 21 September 1761 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA.  He was the son of Joseph and Mary (TREAT) WARD.  Daniel died before 1811.  Phebe married second to Captain Thomas LIBBY 13 October 1811.  He was born 12 November 1754.  He was the son of Thomas and Mary (LARRABEE) LIBBY.
  8. Hannah was born about 1770 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[44] She married Benjamin HOPKINS 7 July 1789.
  9. Simon was born about 1770 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[45] He married Elizabeth “Molly” SANDS 26 January 1792 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.  Elizabeth was born 19 June 1774 in Buxton, York, ME.[46]  She was the daughter of James and Lydia (FALL) SANDS.  She died February 1835.
  10. Martha was born about 1776 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[47] She died young.
  11. Esther was born about 1778 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[48] She died young.

Clement and Sarah Wentworth had the following children:

  1. Shuah B. was born 12 July 1787 in Falmouth, Cumberland, ME.[49] She died 17 September 1868 in Bourneville, Ross, OH.[50] She is interred at Moore Cemetery in Ross County, OH.[51]  Shuah married Isaac BRADFORD 9 June 1804 in New Gloucester, Cumberland, ME.[52]  Isaac was born 15 October 1784 in New Gloucester, Cumberland, ME.  He was the son of Ephraim and Judith (MOULTON) BRADFORD.  He died 21 January 1849 in Bourneville, Ross, OH.  He is interred at Moore Cemetery in Ross County, OH.[53]

[1] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 28 [Clement Jordan #49].

[2] Hon. William Willis, “Records of Falmouth (Now Portland) Maine,” New England Historical and Genealgocial Register, 14, 16, 17 (1860, 1862, 1863), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 16 April 2015), Clement Jordan; vol. 14, page 145.  Maine State Archives, “Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 14 April 2015), Clammot Jordan.  Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 28 [Clement Jordan #49].

[3] James L. Hansen, “Probate and Miscellaneous Notices from The Cumberland Gazette: 1790-1791,” The Maine Genealogist, 25 (2003), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestor.org : online 16 April 2015), Clement Jordan, Esq.., late of Cape Elizabeth; Sarah Jordan and Benjamin Allen Jordan, administrators (5 April 1790); vol. 25, page 84.

[4] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 14 April 2015), Clement Jordan; memorial 44677214.

[5] Sumner Eli Bowman, “Notes: Allen Bible Records,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 83 (1829), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 16 April 2015), [Benjamin Allen] Daughter [Elizabeth] married Clement Jordan; vol. 83, page 509.  Hon. William Willis, “Records of Falmouth (Now Portland) Maine,” New England Historical and Genealgocial Register, 14, 16, 17 (1860, 1862, 1863), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 16 April 2015), Jordan Clement with Eliz. Allen, April 29, 1744; vol. 16, page 319.  Maine State Archives, “Maine, Marriage Records, 1713-1937,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 14 April 2015), Clement Jordan and Elizabeth Allen.

[6] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 28 [Clement Jordan #49].

[7] Maine State Archives, “Maine, Marriage Records, 1713-1937,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 14 April 2015), Clement Jordan and Sarah [Gray] Dunham.

[8] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 14 April 2015), Sarah Gray Jordan; memorial 44677652.

[9] Maine State Archives, “Maine, Marriage Records, 1713-1937,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 14 April 2015), Clement Jordan and Sarah [Bartlett] Wentworth.

[10] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 28 [Clement Jordan #49].

[11] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 28 [Achsah Jordan #184].

[12] New England Historic Genealogical Society, “Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Database Index,” database online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 16 April 2015), Achsah Hitchcock; Swan Point Cemetery; page 185804.  Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 8 January 2015), Achsah Hitchcock; memorial 129533227.

[13] Massachusetts Vital Records: Truro vol. 1, page 108, Mr Enos hitchcock of Berverly and Mrs achsah Jordan, 13 June 1771; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.   Massachusetts Vital Records: Beverly vol. 2, page 174, Jordan, Achsah, Mrs., of Truro, and [Rev. int.] Enos Hitchcock, between 13 January 1771 and 26 May 1771; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 14 April 2015), Achsah Jordan and Enos Hitchcock; FHL microfilm 864851, 0962871.

[14] City Clerk City Hall, “Massachusetts Springfield Vital Records,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 15 April 2015), Enos Hitchcock; FHL microfilm 185414.  Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 15 April 2015), Enos Hitchcock; FHL microfilm 185416, 186128.

[15] Clifford K. Shipton, “Harvard Class of 1766-1767,” New England Historic Genealogical Register, 125 (1971), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 16 April 2015), Rev. Enos Hitchcock (1767) of Providence, R.I., d. 1803.

[16] New England Historic Genealogical Society, “Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Database Index,” database online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 16 April 2015), Enos Hitchcock; Swan Point Cemetery; page 185810.  Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 8 January 2015), Enos Hitchcock; memorial 129533229.

[17] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 28 [Mary Jordan #185].

[18] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 28 [Mary Jordan #185].

[19] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 28 [Mary Jordan #185].

[20] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 28, 63 [Benjamin Allen #186].

[21] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 28, 63 [Benjamin Allen #186].

[22] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 28, 63 [Benjamin Allen #186].

[23] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 28, 64 [Clement Jordan #187].

[24] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 28, 64 [Clement Jordan #187].

[25] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 28, 64 [Clement Jordan #187].

[26] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 28, 64 [Clement Jordan #187].

[27] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 64, 86 [Sarah “Sally” Jordan #293].

[28] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 29 [Samuel Jordan #190].

[29] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 29 [Samuel Jordan #190].

[30] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 29 [Silas Jordan #193].

[31] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 29 [Silas Jordan #193].

[32]   Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 29, 64 [Miriam Jordan #191].

[33] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 14 April 2015), Miriam Jordan Dyer; memorial 67514261.

[34] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 14 April 2015), Deacon Robert Dyer; memorial 67514191.

[35] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 29, 54-55, 65 [Elizabeth Jordan #192 & Stephen Jordan #151].

[36] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 29, 54-55, 65 [Elizabeth Jordan #192 & Stephen Jordan #151].

[37] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 29, 54-55, 65 [Elizabeth Jordan #192 & Stephen Jordan #151].

[38] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 29, 65 [Mehitable Jordan #194].

[39] Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL 1002604, 9799, Barnabas Harding and Mehitable Jordan, 19 April 1798; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 6 January 2015); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[40] Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001002604, Barnabas Harding, 5 July 1767; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 15 April 2015); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.  Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 6 January 2015), Barnabas Harding; FHL microfilm 10928, 10930.

[41] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 29, 65 [Elisha Jordan #195].

[42] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 29, 65 [Elisha Jordan #195].

[43] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 29, 66 [Phebe Jordan #196].

[44] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 29, 66 [Hannah Jordan #197].

[45] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 29, 66 [Simon Jordan #198].

[46] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 15 April 2015), Elizabeth Sands; FHL microfilm 10594.  Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 29, 66 [Simon Jordan #198].

[47] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 29 [Martha Jordan #189].

[48] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 28 [Esther Jordan #188].

[49] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 29, 67 [Shuah Jordan #199].

[50] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 29, 67 [Shuah Jordan #199].

[51] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 14 April 2015), Shuah Jordan Bradford; memorial 51360828.

[52] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 29, 67 [Shuah Jordan #199].

[53] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 14 April 2015), Isaac Bradford; memorial 51359741.

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