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George Holder Jordan
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Birth: Jan. 2, 1872
Bienville Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 1945
Bienville Parish
Louisiana, USA

George Holder Jordan was born 02 Jan 1872 in Holder Community, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, the 13th of 15 children born to Matilda Sarah "Sally" Holder b 03 Jan 1831 d Jan 1913, the daughter of Emily Elizabeth Jordan b 1816 d before 1870 and William Pryor Holder b about 1805 d 26 Dec 1874; and, John McClellan Jordan b 24 Nov 1814 d 04 Dec 1874, the son of Charlotte "Charlotty" McClellan (1781-1863) and John Francis Jordan IV (1782-1871).
George's siblings were:
- Mary Ann Marvean b 01 Feb 1854 d 12 Oct 1902, age 48 years, did not marry.
- Rebeka "Becky Ann" b 07 Mar 1855 d 13 Feb 1908; married in Claiborne Parish 1878 to John W. Duty b Jul 1857 d 06 Jun 1933, to this union 7 children were born: -Amanie b Apr 1879 d 04 Sep 1908, age 29 years; -Charles Littleton b Dec 1881 d 16 Apr 1956 m. Mary Lee Beach b 01 Oct 1890 d Oct 1977, p. Maggie and R.W. Beech, siblings: Elmer L., Wesley, Samuel, & Edgar. They had 4 children: Hagan 1915, Annie M. 1917, Eagan V. 1919 and Charlie P. 1923; -Henry Edker b 10 Jul 1883, 1916 m. Sarah "Sadie" Barnett b May 1899 d 16 Mar 1946, they had Inez b 1916 and Barney b Dec 1919; -Jessie b 16 Sep 1887 d 19 Dec 1939; -Nina b Jan 1890 d 1925, married Nathaniel Boyd "Thaniel" Black b 02 Jul 1888 d 14 Dec 1950, dau. Josie Mae b 19 Dec 1914 d 12 Jan 1976 married Herman Elzie "Red" Driskill b 18 Oct 1908 d 28 Jul 1958, children: Eugenia "Nina" 10 Jul 1937-06 Jul 1991 and James Woodrow "Woody" 09 Mar 1936-2009; -Willie b Sep 1891 d Bef 1920, and -John Wesley b 11 Sep 1893 d 16 Jul 1964, married Gussie, children: Christine b 1926 and Patrick b 1935.
- Pryor M b 19 May 1856 d 1954; 11 Jan 1883 married S. C. Stewart 1856-13 Jun 1890, they had 1 son, Thomas Jefferson b 12 Apr 1890 d 20 Oct 1954.
- William W. "Billy" b 14 May 1858 d 10 Aug 1886, age 28
- Charloty E b 28 Oct 1859 d 17 Dec 1904; 04 Dec 1879 m. Henry Driskill Nov 1853-1918, had 9 children: John Christopher 07 Nov 1880-Aug 1965, James Byrd Aug 1884-06 Jun 1967, William Ellis 05 May 1886-22 Feb 1968, Iva L Sep 1887-1926, married Zephanech Tom Smith, Nancy May 1890- before 1920, Henry Robert Feb 1894 - after 1942, Claudia Susan b 04 Oct 1895 d 26 Jun 1973, and stillborn twins b Jun 1897, Nellie and Mellie.
- Charles Wesley 25 Jan 1861-15 Apr 1880, 01 Feb 1888 married Mary Mozella Cummings 24 Mar 1868-22 Sep 1936, they had 5 children, 4 daughters, living, and 2 sons - Jessie Earnest b 05 Oct 1895 d 11 Sep 1962, brother still living.
- Sarah "Sally" J. 14 Jun 1862-14 Apr 1880, age 17
- Thomas 12 Jan 1864-1900, age 35
- Eliza M 28 May 1865-20 Mar 1896, age 30
- Henry Green 15 Apr 1867-10 Sep 1939
- Martha Jane 26 Nov 1868-07 Jan 1946, married Olen Lee "Leo" Murphy.
- Emily Parlee 26 Dec 1869-22 Jan 1910, age 40
- Lydia Henrietta 22 May 1873-09 Oct 1955, married Jackson Hennigan Aug 1868-23 Apr 1914, 9 children: Hastin S. 1896-1969, Vergil U. 1898-1987, Eva Temple 1901-1973, Ople Yates 1903-1971, Henry Spivey 1905-1996, Shirley 1907-Bef 1930, Fannie Lou 1907-1985, Emmie 1909-1993, and Bulah Varessa 1911-1985.
- Delia 20 Nov 1874-24 Nov 1874, age 4 days.

When John McClellan married Sally Holder, he was a widow with 8 children for Sally to help raise: Margaret age 15, James Harvey age 13, William Harvey age 9, John Henderson "Henry" age 7, Susan Elizabeth age 4, James McClellan age 3, Jason M. age 18 months, and Napoleon Egan "Doc" age 10 months.

In 1907 in Bienville Parish, George married Ida Viola Vernon b 06 Apr 1881 d 04 Oct 1915, her parents were Adriannagh Violah Holland 1851-1919 and John Sherard Vernon, Sr. 1844-1902, Her siblings were:
- Martin Daniel b 12 Apr 1873 d 09 May 1960, married Leola Alice Ginn 17 Feb 1875-02 Jun 1963, they had 3 children: Pauline 25 Aug 1906-13 Nov 1941, Jessie Leon 16 Sep 1908-27 Jul 1953, and Hazel 28 Nov 1916-31 Aug 1973.
- John Sherard, Jr. 1887-1938.

To this union five children were born:
- Infant Son b 28 Nov 1906 d 29 Nov 1906, age 1 day.
- Allen Carlton b 26 Dec 1907 d 26 Sep 1988; 24 Dec 1930 in Bienville Parish, m. Vernie Lois Toms b 29 Mar 1912 d 03 Dec 1997, the daughter of Mary L. "Mae" Kirkham 1895-1980 and James Thomas Toms b 14 Feb 1885 d 06 Nov 1971; they had a daughter, Ida May born about 1934.
- Annie Bell b 11 Nov 1909 d 19 Sep 1994, m. Henry Jefferson Upshaw b 24 Jul 1893 d 09 Jun 1984, they had: Helen L. b 1928 d 2009, Charles Edward b 22 Feb 1931 d 30 Jun 1952, m. Mary Gladdis Moore b 02 Aug 1933 d 02 May 2009, had a daughter, and Violet b 1934.
- Ruby b 17 Apr 1912 d 13 Jun 1980, m. Abt 1930 Sheldon Upshaw, Sr., had 5 sons: Sheldon, Jr. Abt 1931, John H, Abt 1933, Billie R. Abt 1935, and Donald Abt 1937

George lost his wife on 04 Oct 1915 at only 34 years of age. He raised their 3 children and had an opportunity to get to know his grand daughter before he died 30 Dec 1945 in Bienville Parish where he lived his entire life. 
 
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 Parents:
  John McClellan Jordan (1804 - 1874)
  Matilda Sarah Holder Jordan (1831 - 1913)
 
 Spouse:
  Ida Viola Vernon Jordan (1881 - 1915)*
 
 Children:
  Infant S/O George H. & Ida V Jordan (1906 - 1906)*
  Allen Carlton Jordan (1907 - 1988)*
  Annie Belle Jordan Upshaw (1909 - 1994)*
  Ruby Jordan Upshaw (1912 - 1980)*
  Effie Lee Jordan Plaster (1913 - 2009)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Henderson Jordan (1842 - 1886)**
  Mary Ann Marean Jordan (1854 - 1902)*
  William W. Jordan (1858 - 1886)*
  Lizzor Jordan Cummings (1865 - 1895)*
  Henry Green Jordan (1867 - 1939)*
  Emiley Parlee Jordan (1869 - 1910)*
  George Holder Jordan (1872 - 1945)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Holder Cemetery
Arcadia
Bienville Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Susan Bruffey Lehman
Originally Created by: Barry Holland
Record added: Mar 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86716217
George Holder Jordan
Added by: Mary Francine Steed Jarrell Oldham
 
George Holder Jordan
Added by: Mary Francine Steed Jarrell Oldham
 
George Holder Jordan
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Added by: Mary Francine Steed Jarrell Oldham
 
 
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thank you dear Great Grand Uncle
- Susan Bruffey Lehman
 Added: Jun. 11, 2014

- Mary Francine Steed Jarrell Oldham
 Added: Nov. 2, 2013
 
 
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