Jordan Tree
From 1280 in England to the Southeast Today



The Jordan outline trees below show the main line of Jordans who migrated from England to Virginia between 1609 and 1620. Many of the Jordans in the southeastern USA are descendants of these families.

Richard Jordan, born about 1280 in England
Descendants of Richard Jordan migrated from Greenvile Co., VA to Northampton Co., NC before 1776. After 1776, some of his descendants migrated to the new counties that were forming in Northeast Georgia (Wilkes, Washington, Elbert, Jefferson, Hancock). Many of the descendants of those Jordans migrated on to the new counties that were formed in Georgia and Alabama after the War of 1812 and the wars with the Creek Indians were settled. These Jordans pronounced their surnames Gher-dun and were true American pioneers.

Samuel Jordan, born about 1578 in England
Descendants of Samuel Jordan migrated from Southeastern VA to NC before 1776. After 1776, a few of his descendants migrated to the new counties that were forming in Northeast Georgia. A few of the descendants of those Jordans migrated on to the new counties that were formed in Alabama (Autauga, Coosa, Elmore) after the War of 1812 and the wars with the Creek Indians were settled.  Click here for page two of this tree.

Richard Jordan I, born about 1610 in England or VA
This is one of the lines of Jordans who migrated from Virginia to GA and AL. Many Jordans in the Southeastern USA are descendants of these families. This tree may link to one of the trees above, but that link has not been determined.

Francis Jordan of Montgomery Co, NC
Francis Jordan and his family migrated from Virginia to Montgomery Co, NC before 1773. His descendants are throughout NC, GA, SC and AL.
This page was last updated on: November 10, 2008