Jennifer (Merritt) Jordan
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Jennifer (Merritt) Jordan

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Jennifer A. Jordan formerly Merritt aka Sanders
Born 1970s.
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Daughter of [private father (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and DNA confirmed
Sister of [private sister (1980s - unknown)] [half]
Mother of [private son (2010s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 14 Apr 2019 | Last significant change: 6 Aug 2022
14:55: Jennifer (Merritt) Jordan edited the Biography for Jennifer (Merritt) Jordan. (Bio improvement. ) [Thank Jennifer for this]
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Descendant of Edward III.
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Descendant of PGM migrant Rev. Joseph Hull.
Jennifer is a Friend (Quaker) descendant and researcher

Name: Jennifer Anne Merritt. [1]

Born 5 Feb 1970. Warrensville Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA. [1]


1970 - 1974 Indiana. [2]

1974 - 1993 Memphis, Shelby, TN, USA Grew up and attended Elementary through College. [2]

1993 Huntsville, AL. [1]

Abt. August 1997 Greenfield, Hancock, IN, USA Moved to Indiana. [2]

1998 - 2005 Indianapolis, Marion, IN, USA Lived in various locations in Indy. [2]

Sept. 2005. - Nov. 2011 Zionsville, Boone, IN, USA. [2]

2012 - present Franklin, Williamson, TN, USA. [2]


  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Jennifer (Merritt) Jordan and her father JDM). Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Parent/Child, based on sharing 3,450cM across 77 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Jennifer (Merritt) Jordan and her mother Sally Bruner). Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Parent/Child, based on sharing 3,439cM across 75 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Paternal and Maternal relationship are confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Jennifer (Merritt) Jordan and her 1st cousin once removed KM. Their most-recent common ancestors are George T. Merritt, Jr. and Margaret I. (Chambers) Merritt, the great grandparents of Jennifer (Merritt) Jordan and grandparents of KM. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: First to Second Cousin, based on sharing 366 centimorgans shared across 15 DNA segments.
  • Paternal and Maternal relationships are confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Jennifer (Merritt) Jordan and her 2nd cousin AHH. Their most-recent common ancestors are Hiram F. Hull and Miriam J. Hartranft, the great grandparents of Jennifer (Merritt) Jordan and AHH. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Second Cousin, based on sharing 185 centimorgans shared across 8 DNA segments.
  • Paternal relationships confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Jennifer (Merritt) Jordan and her 3rd cousin EAA. Their most-recent common ancestors are George Merritt Sr and Addie Reiss, the great-great grandparents of Jennifer (Merritt) Jordan and EAA. Third Cousins, based on sharing 48 centimorgans across 2 segments. Unweighted shared DnNA 51cM. Longest segment 33 cM.

Research Notes

I’m not going to list my ex-spouse, or give a marriage/divorce dates. It’s a matter best forgotten. Let’s just say that, like Winnie-the-Pooh, for awhile, I lived under the name Sanders.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1 Note: Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings Record Collection 1788
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Personal Memory of Residence

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Hello Jennifer,

We are doing our annual check-in for the Profile Improvement Project. Since you have been inactive for greater than six months, we have removed your badge for the project. If you would like to rejoin the project when you return, please visit the project page at

posted by Robin (Dodge) Shaules
Good afternoon,

I wonder if you have seen my messages about Elizabeth Hollow and my doubting that she ever ended up in Australia.

Looking forward to your answer

Jean Price

posted by Jean (Cox) Price
Hi Jean, I’m just getting back into genealogy after a break during Covid. I can’t seem to find your message. Please refresh my memory.

Thanks, Jen Jordan

Hi Jennifer,

I sent you a message a while ago on behalf of the England Project Leaders and have not heard back from you. I hope you are well.

One of the requirements of membership in the England Project is that you respond to the six-monthly check-ins.

I have assumed that you are no longer participating in the England Project and removed you from our list of members. You are, of course, most welcome to re-apply to join the project at any time by signing-up on the project’s G2G welcome post.

Thank you for all your work on the England Project!

Best wishes, Amy

posted by Amelia Utting
Hi Jennifer,

We've not yet received a reply from you regarding the message we recently sent about the England Project. We hope you're okay! We realise that your interests may have moved on, however, and so of we don't hear from you by the end of December we'll presume that you wish to be removed from the Project. Of course, you'll be welcome to rejoin us at a later time if you wish :)

Regards, Amy, Lizzie & Joan.

posted by Amelia Utting
Hi Jennifer,

It's that time of the year again: check-in time! As England Project Leaders, we like to check in with you every six months or so to see how things are progressing. Back in May, we didn't ask for a response due to the rapid emergence of Covid-19 because we understood that people's lives were changing rapidly. While we are still living in a Covid world, we do need to hear back from you this time around.

First of all, how are you doing? What are you currently working on? Are you happy with the team(s) you're in, or would you like to change things up?

Secondly, we're looking for some feedback on the Google Group and our Discord server. Do you use either or both of these? If you don't use either, why not? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve participation and collaboration, either generally or for you personally?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Amy, Joan & Lizzie.

posted by Amelia Utting
Hello Jennifer

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. Thank you for your work on English Profiles and your membership of the Cornwall team.

These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice, or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the Project Leaders for everything you do.


posted by Jo Fitz-Henry
Hi Jennifer, I am Benedetta Kelly born Higgins. Charles Keane's Grandfather John Keane ( about 1800 -1852) was born in Kilmurray , Clare Ireland and died in Cunnamulla , Queensland, Australia. Charles' sister Eileen Keane was married to my uncle Walter Massey Higgins. wishes Benedetta Kelly
Hi Jennifer!

The Appreciation Team thanks you for all for your hard work for reaching 1000+ (actually, over 1400!) contributions for the month July 2019. Onward and upward!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Jennifer: Stephen Mosher and his wife were the original members of the Hicksite meeting of Friends in the county and for many years the mid-week meeting of the society was at their home.
posted by Janne (Shoults) Gorman
Hi Jennifer, There is no evidence for a Katherine Brown being the wife of a John Budd. She is disproven see [1]

The evidence for the JohnBudd & Katherine Butcher family is also in that thread.

posted by Anne X
Hi Jennifer - re Cornwall team - will add you to the team & send a full reply tomorrow.

An apology for delayed reply - have been on holidays with limited wifi. Kind Regards Roger Davey Team Leader Cornwall

posted by Roger Davey
Thanks for the message you sent me regarding points. I am going to try this next time, if I can remember to connect to both parents.

Thank you so much!!!

posted by Martha Garrett
Hi Jennifer,

here are the reports for profiles with the Quakers project box but not managed by the project. These should have the project box changed to a sticker. (this last one for recent profiles, some not open for edition).

Please come back to me if you have any issues. Regards,


Can you send to me a private message and let me know if you would like to be my co - captain of Team Tennessee Volunteer and then I will get back with you about why I am asking you to be and other things and if you would like to be the co - captain of the team in future a - thons challenge. I would appreciate it a lot if you would?
posted by [Living Barnett]
Thanks from me too for the query about Mary (Scott) Holder, Scott-388. I have added a comment on the profile page. Mary was buried in a Quaker burial plot at Newport, Rhode Island so there may be some Rhode Island Quaker records. The profile could do with a bit of work and I have put this on my to-do list.
posted by Michael Cayley
ps - the pdf attached to Scott-388 talks about the Dartmouth Monthly Meeting but I didn't see that it cited records for Mary Scott-388 from that meeting (or any meeting). ... excerpt:

"Christopher Holder was well mated in his wife, Mary Scott Scott-388, who before her marriage, with her mother and sisters had been imprisoned in Boston as Quakers. John Rouse--an early Friend--wrote: 'The power of God took place in all of them.' In 1660 Mary Scott went to England and married her betrothed Christopher Holder, who in 1659, after his banishment (for being a Quaker) from Boston under penalty of death if he had gone to England, returned to seek redress from the king for the sufferings of the Friends."

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett