May Jordan, Captured and Family Murdered

Published on September 17, 1807 in the Impartial Review and Cumberland Repository by Thomas Eastin: On the night of the 3rd of February, 1807, Mrs. May Jordan, who was carried away by Indians on the 22nd of January, 1807, arrived at this place in a deplorable condition. The Indians burned her husband and her children …

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Not Divided in Death: Emeline and Norfleet Jordan

I made an exciting discovery about my fourth great-grandparents when I discovered an article about them from 1875. Emeline and Norfleet Jordan had passed away a day apart, and the local newspaper, The Tennessean, published an article about them. Not Divided in Death. To the American: PEGRAM'S STATION, CHEATHAM COUNTY, Oct. 18, 1875. - Mr. …

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Lady in the Woven Star

My great-aunt, Frances Harper Merritt, died over sixteen years ago, but I only recently acquired some of her belongings from my uncle's widow. Frances, my grandfather Fred's twin sister, never had any children of her own to pass things down to. My Uncle Johnny inherited her things after she passed away in the care of …

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Nannie Jordan Harper

Nannie Harper Jordan graced her family with love and wisdom for nearly 86 years. She encouraged her grandchildren to write to The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville, Tennessee about current topics like bus routes and what to do with the abandoned school building across from their house. Nannie also wrote to the newspaper too. Here's one …

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