Frederick Jordan, b. September 1744, d. August 20, 1784 (Sources: 1) DAR Patriotic Index, pg 375 giving his rank as SGT from New Jersey; 2) "Early Pennsylvania Births 1675-1875". compiled by Charles A. Fisher, pg 69; 3) Except from "Memorials of the Huguenots", pg 82, by Rev. A. Stapleton, A.M., M.S., published 1901 - In 1738 arrived Jean Jourdan, whose father fled from France to the Palatinate of the Revocation. He established himself at Mt.Pleasant, in Hunterdon County in New Jersey, but his family eventually located in Pennsylvania. Among the sons of the emigrant was Frederick, born in 1744, and whose son John, born 1770, located in Philadelphia. John Jordan, Jr. (1808-1890), a son of the latter, was an eminent Moravian philanthropist who, among other noble deeds, so munificently supported and endowed the Pennsylvania Historical Society." - There are some hanwritten notes in the margins of this book which state - "See Rupp's Collection of 30000 Names, pg 123; Penna German Pioneers, Vol 1, pages 226-228-230; Will of Frederick Jordan was probated in 1784 (can't read this part) Mark; Jean (John) Jourdan, a Hugurenot refugee from the German Palatinate in 1712 came to Hunterdon Co., NJ in 1738." 4) Clyde Middleton, February 1998, provided the following references - a) "Notes and Queries: Historical, Biographical and Genealogical: Relating chiefly to Interiod Pennsylvania, Fourth Series, Volume I, pages 74 and
75, published in 1893 - Jordan information is desired of the descendants of Mark Jordan who about 1815, were residing on or near the upper west branch of the Susquehanna. The family is of French ancestry and the supposed emigrant came to Pennsylvania in 1738. Mark Jordan was a private in the Invalid Regiment, commanded by Co. Lewis Nicola, 1781. He had a brother, Frederick, who resided in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and died there in 1784. John W. Jordan, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia."; b) In the Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania, Volume II, pages 374, 375, authored by none other than John W. Jordan, including a photo (almost bald), published in 1914, he states: -" ...descended from Frederick Jordan, of French extraction, who was born in Kent, England, and came to America in his early manhood locating for a time in Pennsylvania, and then removing to Hunterdon County, New Jersey."; c) "Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volume III, page 1661 and following, published 1911, re: John Woolf Jordan, LL.D.: - The family of Dr. Jordan is of French extraction, and his ancestors after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes fled from that country and became residents of Kent, England, where his great-grandfather, Frederick Jordan, was born in September 1744. In company with his brother Mark, he came to Pennsylvania, and shortly after settled in Alexandria Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, were he purchased a farm of 142 acres and errected a flour mill. he subsequently purchased another mill property at the Hickory Tavern, of both of which he died possessed. During the greater part of the Revolution the Jordan Mills were kept busy converting grain into flour for the use of the army. When the seat of the war was moved southward, Frederick Jordan entered the army, January 1, 1781, as a corporal in the company of Captain Samuel Hendry, Second Regiment New Jersey Continental Line, Colonel Elias Dayton, and on May 1st was promoted to sergeant...was honorably discharged under the proclamation of the Continental Congress, November 3, 1783. Frederick Jordan married in 1769, Catherine, daughter of Henry and Susanna Eckel. She was born in Bedminister Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, December 28, 1750, and died in Alexandria Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, July 1, 1786. He died August 20, 1784, and both are buried in the churchyard of St. Thomas Protestant Episcopal Church." NOTE: These notes indicate that John Woolf Jordan found two different stories regarding the place of birth of Frederick Jordan. This leaves in question where he was born and when, exactly, he came to America. The date of arrival is tied to the belief that his brother, Mark, was born in America.
m. 1769 to Catherine Eckel, b. December 28, 1750, Bedminster Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, d. July 1, 1786, Alexandria, Hunterdon, New Jersey. (Source: "Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volume III, page 1661 and following, published 1911, re: John Woolf Jordan, LL.D." - See excerpt above) Buried in the churchyard of St. Thomas Protestant Episcopal Church, Alexandria, Hunterdon, New Jersey.
Children of this Union:
John Jordan, b. September 1, 1770, Alexandria, Hunterdon, New Jersey (Sources: 1) "Early Pennsylvania Births 1675-1875", compiled by Charles A. Fisher; 2) "Colonial and revoutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Volume III< page 1661 and following, published 1911 - After the death of his parents he entered the office of his uncle, Godfrey Haga, the eminent merchant and philanthropist of Philadelphia, and in 1793, succeeded him on business."
m. August 23, 1804 to Elizabeth Henry
Frederick Jordan, Jr., b. September 27, 1772, New Jersey (Source: "Early Pennsylvania Births 1675-1875", compiled by Charles A. Fisher)
Mary Magdaline Jordan, b. August 20, 1776, New Jersey (Source: "Early Pennsylvania Births 1675-1875", compiled by Charles A. Fisher)
Henry Jordan, b. August 14, 1781, New Jersey (Source: "early Pennsylvania Births, 1675-1875", compiled by Charles A. Fisher)
DECENNIAL REGISTER OF THE
SONS OF THE REVOLUTION
ROLL OF ANCESTORS
JORDAN, FREDERICK 1744-1784
Private; promoted Sergeant, Second Regiment, NJ Line; thanked in General
Orders for gallant conduct at the Siege of Yorktown.
EWING JORDAN, M.D.
JOHN WOOLF JORDAN
REV. WALTER JORDAN