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DO NOT SERVE ORIGINAL

Label
1791-1869
Inclusive dates
1791-1869
Creator
Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Memorandum book of the Jordan family of Norfolk, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., containing: questions for examination of engineers, including some answers (p. 1-34); obituary notices of the Jordan family (p. 38-39); will, dated 20 October 1790 and recorded 17 June 1791 in General Court, of Benjamin Jordan of Norfolk, Virginia (p. 41-48); minutes of meetings of Common Council, city of Norfolk during the 1850s (p. 51-65); and accounts of Augustus Jordan for doing repair work on watches, musical instruments, and other mechanical items (p. 66-77); notes on machinery (p. 78); and an incomplete will written by Augustus Jordan
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Benjamin Jordan lived and worked in Norfolk, Virginia. He died in Henrico County, Virginia, in 1790. His will originally stipulated that his wife and children should move to Henrico County, but a subsequent codicil left the decision to his wife, Elizabeth Jordan (ca. 1754-1832). She and the children, Alexander (ca. 1775-1836), Marcus C. T. (d. 1819), and Elizabeth (ca. 1785-1832) remained in Norfolk. Alexander Jordan became the cashier of the Farmers' Bank of Virginia, Norfolk branch. Elizabeth Jordan married Andrew McConnico. Marcus C. T. Jordan became first a bookbinder and stationer, then an officer in the Bank of Virginia. He had at least two children, Marcus (d. 1824) and Augustus (b. 1816).
  • Augustus Jordan became an engineer and ran a machinist shop in Norfolk and in Washington D.C. He served on the Norfolk Common Council in the 1850s, then relocated to Washington. He worked for a time as an engineer in the general post office. He and his wife, Sally S. Maigne Jordan (1816-after 1900) had 3 children. Jordan died between 1880 and 1900.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Memorandum book
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DO NOT SERVE ORIGINAL
Note
DO NOT SERVE ORIGINAL
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 1
  • 45
Immediate source of acquisition
Armitage, Laura E.
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000488946
Type of unit
  • v. (79 p.).
  • leaves.

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