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Thomas Jordan
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Birth: 1765
New London
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1835
Verne
Knox County
Indiana, USA

Thomas Jordan was a Private in the Illinois Regment of Virginia Militia under the command of Colonel George Rogers Clark during his campaigns at "Post Vincennes" in 1778-1779 and the capture of the fort under the command of the British General Henry Hamiltion. There is s government stone that marks his gravesite for his Revolutionary War service.

He was in the Battle of Tippicanoe in Captain Toussaint Du Bois Company of Spies and Guides on Nov. 7, 1811 under the command of General William Henry Harrison.

OBITUARY OF THOMAS JORDAN

DIED--On Monday the 17th instant, at his residence in this county, aged seventy years, THOMAS JORDAN, Esq., an old and highly respectable citizen of our county. Thus it is that one by one the pioneers of the West are departing; "the places which once knew them know them no more forever;" and generation after generation is springing up to supply their places, and are traveling onward to the "same bourne" their fathers have gone before them. The biographies of these men, the relicks of days gone by, would be interesting. Their
history is the history of the West. Mr. Jordan came to Vincennes with Colonel Clark* when he captured the "post". (February 1779) He was present at the time when Hamilton and his garrison were surrendered. He came here, when from Pittsburgh to St. Louis all was a wilderness, with the exception of some few garrisons and trading posts.

What a change in one man's lifetime! Imagination can hardly realize it. Yet Mr. Jordan has witnessed it all. Respected, beloved and lamented, "full of years" he has departed, respected by all who knew him, and with the full assurance that the reward of "well done good and faithful servant," will be his portion hereafter. (Reference: Vincennes, Knox County Indiana Western Sun, August 22, 1835) 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Jordan (1742 - 1835)
  Margaret Gilmore Jordan (1743 - 1799)
 
 Spouse:
  Catherine Gilmore Jordan (1775 - 1834)*
 
 Children:
  James Alfred Jordan (1791 - 1845)*
  Robert Jordan (1796 - 1857)*
  Washington Jordan (1816 - 1854)*
 
 Sibling:
  Ephraim Jordan (1764 - 1820)*
  Thomas Jordan (1765 - 1835)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lower Indiana Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Knox County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Walter C. Burgner
Record added: Dec 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45396086
Thomas Jordan
Added by: Rita Hagerty
 
Thomas Jordan
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Added by: Brian Fossmeyer
 
 
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- Allora Biebel
 Added: Jan. 28, 2015
One of the many early men who came with Clark during his conquests during the Rev. War and settled in Knox County Indiana Territory.
-Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 12, 2014

- R. T. Brandon
 Added: Feb. 20, 2012
 
 
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