Samuel Jordan (1684 - 1742) MP

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Birthplace: Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine
Death: Died in Biddeford, York, Maine
Occupation: Merchant, Indian interpreter
Managed by: Sherry Martin
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About Samuel Jordan

Samuel Jordan

  • Birth: 1684 - Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine
  • Death: Dec 20 1742
  • Parents: Dominicus Jordan, Hannah Tristram
  • Married: Olive Plaisted
  • Children: Rishworth, Olive, Sarah, Hannah, Samuel, Tristam, James, Mary

Samuel built his home in 1713 in the cove so that people could land in boats to purchase items from the Jordan Store.It was a major trade station.Very prominent in promoting the growth of Biddeford. His home was a fortress against the Indians that were a constant threat. He had a large stone wall that surrounded the house. He was captured by the Indians and held for many years. He learned their customs and language and was used as an interpreter. The British Government was so grateful for all his help with the Indians that in 1742 they placed a large slate over his grave. It lay horizontal on a bed of bricks. In the center was a heart of a different color bearing his name, birth and death. Later when the slate disintigrated, the heart was removed to Jordan Farm for safekeeping.

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Capt. Samuel Jordan's Timeline

1684
1684
Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine
1718
1718
Age 34
York, ME, USA
1719
1719
Age 35
Winter Harbor, Biddeford, Maine
1722
July 1, 1722
Age 38
Winter Harbor, York, Maine
1724
1724
Age 40
Biddeford, York, Maine
1726
May 8, 1726
Age 42
Biddeford, York, Maine
1729
April 9, 1729
Age 45
Biddeford, York, Maine
1731
May 13, 1731
Age 47
Winter Harbor, ME, USA
1732
1732
Age 48
Biddeford, Maine, United States
1733
1733
Age 49