Project master profiles that should be married?

Started by Noah Tutak on Tuesday, December 21, 2010


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12/21/2010 at 1:57 PM

I believe that these two master profiles in this project should be married to each other, but aren't. Looks like there is some clean up to do:

Samuel Jordan, of Jordan's Journey
Cecily Reynolds

12/21/2010 at 2:09 PM

Agreed and then divorced I believe.

12/23/2010 at 4:18 PM

No that's not correct.

Cecily was married 3 known times:

1. Thomas Bailey (or Bayley)
2. Samuel Jordan, of Burning Bush (AKA Gentleman Samuel Jordan)
3. William Farrar

She was not married to a Montague: that's an old myth. It may have been one of her daughters though.

If I may -- I'm very clear on her (as much as anyone can be :) )

By the way, they have done extensive archeological work on "Jordan's Journey," Samuel Jordan's original plantation. There's a terrific artifact gallery and analysis of the way they lived. Info as documents / media in their profiles.

12/23/2010 at 6:40 PM

Maj. William Farrar Ancient Planter Wm. Farrar: My 9th g-grandfather William Farrar who arrived on the Neptune in 1611 is referred to in several Virginia books of ancestry as an Ancient Planter. Read a couple last week in the Texas State Library and Archives Commission next to the Capitol. Not sure of the reference but will be back after Christmas for the Legislative Session. If you would like, I'll record the Dewey numbers, titles, etc.

There is confusion regarding Cecily or her daughter with the same name or another similar name in the same line. We refer to her as our "many-marrying ancestor." But after reading the story of the Pastor who attempted to hoodwink her, it seems she was able to say "No." Seriously, unmarried females in the early times were both in demand as well as in extreme distress economically speaking.

By the way, our ancestor Wm. Farrar's g-g-g-granddaughter Dinnah (Dicy) eloped with a ne'er-do-well named Tillman Pruitt or Pruett winding up in OK breaking all ties. An interesting side story was that my mom's ancestor witnessed the will of one of the Farrar's (my dad's line). in 1680's (or so) two hundred forty years before my parents married in Texas.

Merry Christmas All Y'all! Peace on Earth!

12/23/2010 at 6:46 PM

I've got Pruitt's by marriage! Cool story, thanks.

I also have Farrars a few ways in, even if I just "divorced" Cecily Reynolds from the Montagues I was directly descended from.

I've been researching Cecily for a while now and think, the woman had quite the backbone. She took the Rev to court, all the way to London, because he broke his discretion promise. She owned property in her own name. While her husband Samuel Jordan was off collecting the neighbors for safekeeping in the Indian attack in the Massacre of 1622, she faced down a band.

I imagine her with hands on hips protecting her children and servants, saying, run along, fellows, and them saying "Yes, ma'am." Jordan's Landing was spared and saved many lives.

12/23/2010 at 6:48 PM

Oh, I've added you to to the Ancient Planters: Farrar Family project. We need to get that family line straightened out. They marry into Jeffersons, I think.

I'm also going to get a "Passengers of the Neptune 1613" Project going.

12/27/2010 at 9:24 PM

@Ancient Planters: Farrar Family project. Y'all know if you're related to the Farrar's you can take it back to
Charlemagne? Take a look at the British genealogy:

12/27/2010 at 9:26 PM

Very cool! I will add that link to the Farrar project, which is here:

Join on up if you're related.

12/27/2010 at 9:27 PM

Will come back to our relationship to Thomas Jefferson I, the President's grandfather. My grandmother told me we were related but until the internet never knew how. Another of our ancestors also signed the Declaration of Independence. More soon.

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