Childhood deaths month of April

“There is no footprint too small to leave an imprint on this world.” Author unknown.  The death of a child is one of the hardest things a parent has to endure, but the death of more than one child must be a living hell.  Many of the families I’ve researched have had that happen, some losing all their children before they attain adulthood.  Below are the few children I’ve come across this week of the young lives that would be forgotten, but with genealogy, and the search of the families that came before me I have come across these little heroes.

Tristram JORDAN was born 11 April 1726 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.[1]  He was the son of Major Dominicus and Johanna (DEERING) JORDAN.  He died at the age of 11 months and 7 days on 18 March 1727 in Falmouth, Cumberland, ME. “Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922,” copy of old death records, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 18 March 2014), Trustem [Tristram] Jordan 18 Mar 1727.

Ashley GOWEN was born 4 January 1836 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME.  He was the son of George and Anna (ABBOT) GOWEN.  He died at the age of 3 years, 8 months, 16 days on 20 September 1839 in Winslow, Kennebec, ME.

Esther JORDAN was born about 1778 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.  She was the daughter of Clement and Sarah (GRAY) JORDAN.  She “died young,” which generally means before the age of consent.

Martha JORDAN was born about 1776 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, ME.  She was the daughter of Clement and Sarah (GRAY) JORDAN.  She “died young,” which generally means before the age of consent.

Edward Trufry STANLEY was born 16 November 1830 in Mount Desert, Hancock, ME.[2]  He was the son of Isaac and Eliza A. (JORDAN) STANLEY.  He died about age 7 in 1837.[3]

Freeman COFFIN was born 13 May 1806.  He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (PARKER) COFFIN.  He died at the age of 1 year, 10 months and 29 days, on 11 April 1808.

Louisa JORDAN was born 21 May 1819 in Gorham, Cumberland, ME.[4]  She was the daughter of Benjamin Allen and Elizabeth (ADAMS) JORDAN.  She died at the age of 1 year, 10 months and 30 days, on 20 April 1821.[5]

Louisa JORDAN was born 11 May 1824 in Gorham, Cumberland, ME.[6]  She was the daughter of Benjamin Allen and Elizabeth (ADAMS) JORDAN.  She died at the age of 1 year, 8 days on 19 May 1825 in Gorham, Cumberland, ME.[7]

Rebecca JORDAN was born 10 July 1821 in Gorham, Cumberland, ME.[8] She was the daughter of Benjamin Allen and Elizabeth (ADAMS) JORDAN. She died at the age of 7 years, 9 months on 10 April 1829 in Gorham, Cumberland, ME.[9]

Harriet A. JORDAN was born 6 September 1840 in Portland, Cumberland ME.[10]  Her parents were Gardner and Hannah (RACKLEFF) JORDAN.  She died of consumption at age 11 years, 8 months and 22 days on 28 May 1852 in Portland, Cumberland, ME.[11]

Son JORDAN was born 25 July 1842 in Portland, Cumberland, ME.  He was the son of Gardner and Hannah (RACKLEFF) JORDAN.  He died of “infantile” at 1 day on 26 July 1842 in Portland, Cumberland, ME.[12]

Cornelia JORDAN was born in 1849 in Portland, Cumberland, ME.  She was the daughter of Gardner and Hannah (RACKLEFF) JORDAN.  She died of consumption at age 7 on 11 September 1856 in Portland, Cumberland, ME.[13]

[1] Maine State Archives, “Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 18 March 2014), Trustem Jordan [Tristram] Apr 11 1726.

[2] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 244 [Edward Trufry Stanley #3527].  Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 17 April 2015), Edward … Stanley; FHL microfilm 11752.

[3] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 244 [Edward Trufry Stanley #3527].

[4] Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001002615, Louisa Jordan, 20 April 1821; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 18 April 2015); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[5] Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001002615, Louisa Jordan, 20 April 1821; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 18 April 2015); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[6] Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001002615, Louisa Jourdan, 11 May 1824; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 18 April 2015); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[7] Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001002615, Louisa Jordan, 19 May 1825; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 18 April 2015); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[8] Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001002615, Rebecca Jourdan, 10 July 1821; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 18 April 2015); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[9] Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001002615, Rebecca Jordan, 12 April 1829; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 18 April 2015); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[10] Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001002615, 000009812, Harrett Augusta Jordan, 6 September 1840; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 18 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 18 April 2015), Harriett Augusta Jordan; FHL microfilm 9812, 12013.

[11] Maine FamilySearch creator, “Maine, Death and Burials, 1841-1910,” online database, FamilySearch, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 18 April 2015), Harriet A. Jordan; FHL microfilm 12017, 9812.  Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001002615, 000009812, Harriet A. Jordan, 30 May 1852; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 18 April 2015); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[12] Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001002615, Jordan, 26 July 1842; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 18 April 2015); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[13] Maine, Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001002615, Cornelia Jordan, 11 September 1856; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 18 April 2015); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

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