Jordans in Georgia in 1820
Elbert County (1790)
William Jordan

WILLIAM JORDAN  (JOSEPH, RICHARD, RICHARD, RICHARD) was born January 02, 1762 in Surry Co, VA, and died September 18, 1848 in Randolph Co., AL.  He married DELILAH ?? Abt. 1782 in NC.

William Jordan, the fifth generation from Richard, I and by then living in North Carolina,  was a soldier in the American Revolution.  He served for a few months in each of his several "hitches"  and may have won a land lottery draw in Carroll Co. GA as a result; a William Jourdan was living in Elbert Co., GA when he won the Carroll Co land draw in 1827. This could also be a son of William named William.

William Jordan is listed in the 1800 census of Edgefield County, SC on page 149. Listed in the home are 2 males under 10, 1 male 16 to 26, 1 male 26 to 45, 2 females under 10, 2 females 16 to 26, and 1 female 26 to 45 years of age. No slaves are listed.

He is listed in the 1810 census of Edgefield County, SC on page 66. Also listed on the same page is Joseph Jordan. There is a good possibility that Joseph was the first born son of William Jordan.

William Jordan is listed in the 1820 census of Elbert County, Georgia. Listed in the home are 1 male to 16, 1 male 16 to 26, 1 male of 45 or older, 2 females to 16, 2 females of 45 or older. Two of the persons are listed as engaged in agriculture. Also listed are 1 male slave under 14, and 1 female slave of 14 and under 20.

William Jordan is listed in the 1830 census of Elbert County, Georgia. Listed in the home are 1 male under 5, 1 male of twenty and under thirty, 1 male of sixty and under seventy, 1 female under five, 1 female of sixty and under 70. Listed two houses over is the family of Samuel Nunis into which Sarah, daughter of William, married.

William Jordan's migration from Virginia to Alabama is told in his own words in his Revolutionary War Pension papers. "says that he was born in the County of Surry in the State of Virginia on the 9th January 1762. ....That he was living in the County of Edgecomb in the state of North Carolina when called into service. He continued to reside there till the year 1786, from whence he moved to Edgefield district South Carolina. That he lived in Edgefield thirty five years, from there he moved to Elbert County in the State of Georgia where he lived fourteen years, then moved to the County of Newton in the State of Georgia." William filed pension requests from Newton County, Georgia in September of 1841 and then from Randolph County, Alabama in May of 1844. He obviously moved to Alabama sometime between those dates.

Children of WILLIAM JORDAN and DELILAH ?? are:
vii.BURRELL JORDAN, b. 1794, SC; d. 1870-1880, Whitefield Co, GA.
x.CHRISTOPHER EDWARD JORDAN, b. June 21, 1809, Edgefield Co, SC; d. November 07, 1895, Tina, Cleburne Co, AR.