In February 1784, an act of Georgia Legislature formed and defined Washington County from Indian Lands ceeded in 1783. Washington was the ninth county formed in Georgia. In it's early years, the county was much larger and eventually gave up land to form other counties such as Greene, Johnson, Montgomery, Hancock, Jefferson, Emanuel and Laurens. Today, Washington County is composed of the County Seat, Sandersville and smaller towns such as Warthen, Tennille, Riddleville, Oconee, Deepstep, Davisboro and Harrison.
Click here for photographs of the old Jordan Mill located in Washington County. The original was probably built before 1800.
The following Jordans were some of the first land owners in the county:
In 1805, the following Jordans registered for the land lottery drawing:
In 1832, the following Jordans registered for lottery draws:
Other Jordan Families in this county
Mary Jordan (b. app 1755), daughter of Burwell Jordan was from the Brunswick/Greenville Co, VA area. Mary married Jacob Dupree. Around 1793 they moved to Northampton Co, NC with their son James Lewis Dupree. Several of Mary's Jordan siglings moved with them to NC. In app 1816, James Dupree moved to Washington Co., GA, and I believe some Jordans moved with them. James, with his second wife Deliliah had a son named Jacob Dupree who married in Wilkinson Co., GA and moved to Coffee Co, AL before the Civil War. James' first son, Curtis David Dupree married Sarah Wood in Washington Co, GA, and in 1829 moved to Clarke Co., GA. The family, along with some Jordans moved to Autauga Co., AL in 1853.
William Jordan bought 420 acres in Washington C, GA on Nov 28, 1784. The land was on Reddy Creek. Washington County, GA Plat Book A, 1784.
In 1832, Middleton Jordan was a 13 year old child and schooled in the Poor School Fund of Washington Co, GA. This may be a relative of Clark Middleton Jordan.
John Middleton was a Revolutionary war solder who lived in Washington Co, GA when the Jordans lived there that moved to AL. In 1827, he received land a land grant in Muscogee County.
The following is a Jordan family tree in Washington Co:
Thomas Jordan and Catherine Daniel
Cornelius Jordan and Martha Ward
Amos A. Jordan b 1/28/1840, d 2/14/1889 married Marcha A. May on 8/11/1864