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Ebenezer Jordan Sr. (1742 - 1826)

Ebenezer Jordan Sr.
Born in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 20 Apr 1765 in Biddeford, York, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Husband of — married 1781 in Ellsworth, Hancock, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 83 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine, United Statesmap
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Biography

1776 Project
Corporal Ebenezer Jordan Sr. served with 6th Lincoln County Regiment, Massachusetts Militia during the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Ebenezer Jordan Sr. is a DAR Patriot Ancestor, A062880.
SAR insignia
Ebenezer Jordan Sr. is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-226725
Rank: Corporal

Ebenezer came to Union River in 1770, had a lot adjoining his borther, Solomon. A small brook divided their lots. He set off to Ellsworth 03 Mar 1809.

From "History of Ellsworth, Maine" by Albert H. Davis, 1927, p. 23:

Solomon Jorday and his brother, Ebenezer, settled on Whittaker Brook. They came here from Falmouth, now Portland.

The first two children of Nathaniel Jordan and Dorothy Hill are recorded as Ebenezer, born 22 Aug 1728, died 22 Oct 1736, and Sarah, born 1731, died 27 Oct 1736. These two children sadly died within 5 days of each other. In the "Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence" 2003, by George C Kohn on pg. 272, describes an epidemic of "Throat Distemper". The initial description was from Kingston, New Hampshire in 1735, where 26 children were reported to have died in Aug, 1735. From 1735 through 1736, the disease swept up and down the New England Coast. The doctors of the time had difficulty distinguishing the "Throat Distemper" from Scarlet Fever or Diphtheria as both diseases were rampant during the period. Kohn suggests the fatalities in Boston were Scarlet Fever, and the cases further north were Diphtheria. Although there are similarities between the two illnesses, Diphtheria is the disease known historically as having been the cause of wiping out an entire household in a matter of days. The importance of the death of Ebenezer,1728-1736, is that it identifies Ebenezer Jordan, 1742-1826, as grandson who was left a bequest in Deacon Ebenezer Hill's will, the son of Dorothy Hill Jordan and Nathaniel Jordan. It also proves Ebenezer Jordan 1742-1826 was the son of Dorothy Hill and not the son of Mary Sawyer Randel or Mary Cutliever.


Ebenezer Jordan. [1][2][3][4]

Born 1742. Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine, United States. [5][6][7]

Died 1826. Spurwink Cape, Cumberland, Maine, USA. [8][9]

Buried Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, Maine, USA. [10][11]

Research Notes

  1. Jordan, Ebenezer, Cape Elizabeth. Private, Capt. Samuel Dunn's co.. Col. Edmund Phinney's (31st) regt.; billeting allowed from date of enlistment. May 13, 1775, to date of marching to headquarters, July 11, 1775; credited with 59 days allowance ; also, company return [probably Oct., 1775] ; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Cambridge, Nov. 1, 1775.[12]
  2. Jordan, Ebenezer. Corporal, Capt. Tobias Lord's co. ; service from May 31, 1776, to Nov, 25, 1776, 5 mos. 25 days ; company stationed at Falmouth for defence of seacoast; also, Matross, Capt. Abner Lowell's co. of matrosses; service from Jan. 1, 1777, to March 31, 1777, 3 mos.; company stationed at Falmouth, Cumberland Co.[12]
  3. Jordan, Ebenezer. Private, in a detachment under Lieut. John Bohannan Ijelonging to Col. Foster's (Lincoln Co.) regt. ; enlisted Dec. 17, 1778; discharged Dec. 19, 1778 ; service, 3 days ; detachment called out by Lieut. Col. Campbell in defence of State stores on board the " Merry Sheet," from Boston, bound to garrison at Machias. Roll dated Narragaugus.[13]
  4. Jordan, Ebenezer. List dated Cape Elizabeth, Jan. 17, 1782, of men formerly belonging to Cape Elizabeth who went out in armed vessels, etc., subsequent to 1776 ; reported lost with Capt. Hinkley.[13]

Sources

  1. Source: #S131
  2. Source: #S28
  3. Source: #S203
  4. Source: #S145 Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots; Volume: 2; Serial: 11999; Volume: 8
  5. Source: #S131
  6. Source: #S28
  7. Source: #S203
  8. Source: #S28
  9. Source: #S203
  10. Source: #S28
  11. Source: #S203
  12. 12.0 12.1 Massachusetts. 1896-1908. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War : A Compilation from the Archives. Boston: Wright and Potter Print. Co. State Printers Volume 9, Page 978.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Massachusetts. 1896-1908. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War : A Compilation from the Archives. Boston: Wright and Potter Print. Co. State Printers Volume 9, Page 979.
  • Source: S131 Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Births Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2001; Repository: #R1
  • Repository: R1 Ancestry.com
  • Source: S145 Hatcher, Patricia Law Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 1999; Repository: #R1
  • Source: S203 Ancestry.com Web: Maine, Find A Grave Index, 1700-2012 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT. USA; Date: 2012; Repository: #R1
  • Source: S28 Ancestry.com U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1700s-Current Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012; Repository: #R1, Find A Grave: Memorial #67574790
  • MA - Soldiers and Sailers in Revolutionary War, Pg. 978
  • Marriage to Lucy Tarbox, Vital Records of Saco & Biddeford, ME. Pg. 222
  • Source: S-388253715 Repository: #R-946411840 Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Ancestry Family Tree http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=75318416&pid=103
  • Repository: R-946411840 Ancestry.com
  • Maine Genealogical Society, Maine Historical Magazine, Special Publication No. 14, Picton Press, Camden, Maine, "Ancient Trenton" Vols. 7-9, p. 110.




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