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Samuel Jordan

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine
Death: December 20, 1742 (58)
Biddeford, York, Maine
Place of Burial: York, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Dominicus Jordan and Hannah Jordan
Husband of Olive Smith
Father of Hon. Rishworth Jordan; Olive Hovey; Hannah Morrill; Sarah Hill; Samuel Jordan and 3 others
Brother of Major Dominicus Jordan; Mary Ann Arabelle; Susanna Jordan; Hannah Calef; Ralph Jordan and 4 others

Occupation: Merchant, Indian interpreter
Managed by: Sherry Martin
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About Capt. 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

Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine
Age 35
Biddeford, York County, Province of Massachusetts
July 1, 1722
Age 38
Winter Harbor, York, Maine
Age 40
Biddeford, York County, Province of Massachusetts
May 8, 1726
Age 42
Biddeford, York County, Province of Massachusetts
April 9, 1729
Age 45
Biddeford, York, Maine
May 13, 1731
Age 47
Winter Harbor, York County, Province of Massachusetts
Age 48
Biddeford, Maine, United States
Age 49