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Nancy Crume Jordan

Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
Death 30 Apr 1854 (aged 61)
Paris, Edgar County, Illinois, USA
Burial Paris, Edgar County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 117079272 · View Source
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The dates listed above are Family Data information, which also state that Nancy Crume was the daughter of Philip D. Crume and Anna Barrett. She was married in Breckinridge County, Kentucky 27 Feb 1812.

Nancy was listed as age 57, b. Shendoah, VA, with her husband, Charles Jordan, age 59, b. Campbell, VA, on the 1850 Edgar County, Illinois census. They were listed with Thomas J., age 25, b. Breckinridge, KY; Achilles M., 20, b. Parke, IN; Margaret R., 18, b. Vermillion IN; Marinda K., 14, b. Vermillion, IN; & Keziah M., 12, b. Vermillion, IN. They were listed next to the family of William W. Jordan, age 34, b. in Breckinridge, Kentucky. The family of George D. Aye and his wife Anna E. (nee Jordan) Aye, age 37, born in Breckinridge, Kentucky, were listed next.

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Reverend Charles Jordan is reputed to be the first to free his slaves -- inherited from his father, William, some 50 years before the Emancipation Proclamation. The family moved to Indiana, then to Paris, Illinois, and on the eve of the "trek to Kansas," his wife Nancy Crume Jordan died. After a time the rest of the family moved on to homestead near Tecumseh in the Kansas Territory in 1854. Charles was wounded at Fort Titus in the Civil War.

George Aye also moved to the Kansas Territory, where he was listed at Ottumwa in Coffey County in 1859. His wife, Anna, may have died there. George was listed as age 68 at Tecumseh in Shawnee County, Kansas in 1870, where he probably died. Some of his descendants are entered on Findagrave in Shawnee County, Kansas.

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  • Created by: Ann Gardner
  • Added: 14 Sep 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 117079272
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nancy Crume Jordan (20 Dec 1792–30 Apr 1854), Find A Grave Memorial no. 117079272, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Paris, Edgar County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Ann Gardner (contributor 47547734) .