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Re: Mississippi in 1859
In Response To: Re: Mississippi in 1859 ()

Hi Sandra,

The first place that I have information on Jordan is in Jefferson Co., MS

http://www.rootsweb.com/~msjeffe2/1850jccensusFPOC.htm

His first name is spelled Jorden in that census. His daughters are living with him Mary Ann and Jerusha. The surname of Saucer is actually Saucier and Cosey is actually Cason. Missouri is Jerusha's daughter.

The other reference I have of Jordan Chavis is when he moved to Warren Co. and there are land records for Washington(His son) and himself.I got this off the internet at Bureau of Land Mgmt.

I also have the probate records for Jordan in Warren Co. when he died in 1873. A local researcher copied them for me. He was not buried in a local cemetery so we think he was buried on his own land. His son, Washington was the adminstrator.

Mary Ann, Jerusha, Hamilton and Alexander[All children of Jordan] moved to Ashley Co., AR. Preston stayed in MS. Washington moved to Masaac Co., IL. In 1880 Washington moved back to MS and lived near his brother Preston[Beat 5 in Warren Co.].

I descended from Alexander Chavis who died in the Civil War serving with an AR Regiment.

This is a thumbnail sketch of my early Chavis line. According to the census records Jordan came from SC and all the children were born in TN. We believe Jordan was married to Eliza Jefferies but have not been able to prove it.

This is a little longer than I intended.

Regards,

Will


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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