Looking for any connections to the first 7 Jordan brothers to settle into southern Illinois.

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in Genealogy Help by Cory Jordan G2G Rookie (190 points)

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Can you give a time frame for when they settled into southern Illinois? First names would be helpful if available.

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by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.5m points)

Anything I have found says they settled in the early 1800's. The names are listed: These seven were Thomas's sons: Francis, Thomas, James, Elias, Reuben, William and Joseph.

Can you narrow down to a particular county and or city in southern IL? So far, I found one in Peoria, one in Adams county and one in Vermilion county.
williamson county, or franklin county

Elias Jordan, 1880 US Census, Northern, Williamson, IL.

Occupation: Farmer
Birth Date: 1838
Father's Birthplace: TN
Mother's Birthplace: TN
  Household Gender Age Birthplace
Self Elias Jordan M 42 IL
Wife Sephenia Jordan F 46 IL
Daughter Mary E. Jordan F 15 IL
Son Thomas Jordan M 13 IL
Daughter Susan C. Jordan F 10 IL
Son John Jordan M 8 IL
Daughter Merta Jordan F 4 IL
Daughter Maude Jordan F 4 IL
Son Moses Jordan M 1 IL


Thos Jordan, 1850 US Census, Franklin Co., IL

  Household Gender Age Birthplace
  Moses Jordan M 47 KY
  Jemima Jordan F 40 KY
  Leiney A Jordan F 13 Illinois
  Edward Jordan M 11 Illinois
  Margaret Jordan F 8 Illinois
  Thos Jordan M 6 Illinois
  W B Jordan M 2 Illinois
"United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch


Joseph H. Jordan, 1880 US Census, Rock Creek, Williamson, IL. Age 12y, born IL. 


Father's Name: Jackson Jordan
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
Mother's Name: Lucy A. Jordan
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois, United States

Joseph's siblings include Sarah A., 10 b. IL; Mary L. 7 b. IL; Martha 5, b. IL; Albert G. 2 born IL; and William 0 born IL. 


My name is Diana Krause my mothers name was Shirley Jordan , her fathers name was Freeman Jordan . I know that we are descendents of the seven Jordorad brothers that settled in Williamson County. There is a town called West  Frankfort named for one of the brothers. As of now this is all I know.

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