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Elizabeth Jordan (Reynolds)

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Birthplace: Isle of Wight, Virginia
Death: Died in Surry, Virginia
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Daughter of Christopher Reynolds, of Isle of Wight and Elizabeth Reynolds
Wife of George Rivers and Richard Jordan, of Isle of Wight & Surry, VA
Mother of John Jordan; Richard Jordan, II; Charles Jordan; Robert Jordan; Rachel Jordan and 4 others
Sister of John Reynolds; Richard Joshua Reynolds, Sr.; Jane Reynolds and Christopher Reynolds, Jr
Half sister of George Rivers; Christopher Reynolds, Jr and Abbasha Reynolds

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About Elizabeth Jordan

Elizabeth Reynolds born ca 1639 in Isle of Wight Co, VA; died Bet. 1668 - 1678 in Isle of Wight Co, VA.

Parents: Christopher Reynolds (1600-1654) and Elizabeth Mathews (1614-?)

Married:

  1. Aft. May 1654 in Isle of Wight Co, VA to Richard Jordan I. He was born Bet. 1610 - 1625 in Va? England?, and died Bef. 03 May 1687 in Surry Co, VA. [1]

Children of Elizabeth Reynolds and Richard Jordan are:

  1. Richard Jordan II, born ca 1655 in Isle of Wight Co, VA; died Bef. 03 Oct 1699 in Surry Co, VA. He married Elizabeth ca 1672 in Surry Co, VA; born ca 1655; died Aft. 1699 in Probably Surry Co, VA.
  2. John Jordan, Sr., born Bet. 1658 - 1663 in Isle of Wight Co, VA; died Bef. 21 Oct 1687 in Isle of Wight Co, VA. He married Jane ca 1675; died Aft. 1704 in VA (?).

Notes

John Reynolds Left Will 11 Mar 1668/9-3May 1669 Names Brother George Rivers, brother Richard, sister Jane, Sister Elizabeth Rivers and her dau Mary and sister " Elizabeth JORDAN and her SON RICHARD JORDAN" (II).[2]

3) Elizabeth Reynolds, born about 1638, Cypress Creek & Pagan River, Warrosquyoake, Virginia, married Richard Jordan about 1653/1654

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Citations

  • [1] "Marriages of Isle of Wight Co, VA 1628-1800" Bk A p 46, WD Bk 2 p 62
  • [2] Isle of Wight Co, VA, Will Bk 2 p 62
Elizabeth Reynolds  (c.1640-44 – aft 1700)  She was unmarried and under 15 when her father’s will was written in 1654.  The fact that she had already received livestock from him implies she was older than an infant, perhaps not many years younger than 15.  Her brother’s will of March 1669 calls her “sister Eliza Jordan”, with a son named Richard Jordan.  Though many researchers have assumed she married the Richard Jordan mentioned in her father’s will, the evidence actually favors the theory that she married his son Richard Jordan Jr.  Richard Jordan Sr. does not appear in any records with a wife named Elizabeth, the first appearance of a wife being one named Alice in 1679.  However, his son Richard Reynolds Jr. appears in the records as a witness in January 1662 and again in 1667, and as a head of household in the Surry County tithables of 1673, making him much too old to have been the child of Elizabeth Reynolds.  Richard Jordan Jr.’s own son, Richard Jordan III, is a tithable of his father beginning in 1685, implying a birth date of 1668/9, and making him the obvious candidate to be the son mentioned in John Reynolds’ will.  Richard Jordan Jr. did, in fact, have a wife named Elizabeth, though her first appearance in the records is fifteen years after the will, a release of dower on 4 November 1684.  However, his will calls her the mother of a minor son born c.1677, indicating they were married at least by then.  That will, dated 10 September 1695 and proved 7 November 1699, makes Elizabeth his executor and names nine children: Richard, Charles, Robert, Elizabeth Fort, Margaret House, Rachael, Mary, Hannah, and Sarah (the latter three under 16).  Elizabeth Jordan was alive as late as 7 May 1700 when she presented her husband’s appraisal but does not appear in any records thereafter.  See the separate page on Which Richard Jordan Married Elizabeth Reynolds for a more thorough discussion of this topic.  Also see the separate Jordan document for this family in general. 

Children of Elizabeth REYNOLDS and Richard JORDAN are:

i.  Richard JORDAN II, born ca 1655 in Isle of Wight Co, VA; died Bef. 03 Oct 1699 in Surry Co, VA.  He married Elizabeth ca 1672 in Surry Co, VA; born ca 1655; died Aft. 1699 in Probably Surry Co, VA.
ii.  John JORDAN, Sr., born Bet. 1658 - 1663 in Isle of Wight Co, VA; died Bef. 21 Oct 1687 in Isle of Wight Co, VA.  He married Jane ca 1675; died Aft. 1704 in VA (?).
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Elizabeth Jordan's Timeline

1639
1639
Virginia
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1650
Age 11
Isle of Wight, VA, USA
1655
1655
Age 16
VA, USA
1657
1657
Age 18
Surry, Virginia
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1659
Age 20
Surry, Virginia
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1661
Age 22
Virginia
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1665
Age 26
Virginia
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1667
Age 28
Virginia
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Age 30
Virginia