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Jordan, Samuel Francis, 1805-1872

 Person

Samuel Francis Jordan was born on 9 January 1805. He was the son of Col. John Jordan and Lucy Winn of Rockbridge County, Virginia. He married 1) Hannah Weaver Davis and 2) Elizabeth Leibert Keen. Samuel F. Jordan was engaged in the production of iron, and owned furnaces in Allegany, Amherst, Bath, Botetourt, Louisa, and Rockbridge Counties. He died on 8 June 1872. His son, Charles Francis Jordan, was born at the Bath Iron Works in Goshen, Virginia on 8 July 1837. He worked with his father in various family-owned furnaces, before being commissioned a captain in the 1st Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War. He was one of the founders of the town of Buena Vista, and served in the Virginia House of Delegates. Jordan married Mary Ella Hamilton on 24 February 1864. He died in Roanoke, Virginia on 12 May 1922, and is buried in the Stonewall Jackson Cemetery in Lexington. His son, Charles Francis Jordan, Jr. was born on 22 May 1866. He married Amelia Waesche.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Elisha Franklin Paxton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0273
Scope and Contents The Elisha Franklin Paxton Papers are comprised primarily of the personal correspondences, business and military papers of Elisha F. Paxton between 1845 and 1863. The core of the personal letters are written from Paxton to his wife Elizabeth White Paxton during their courtship in the 1850s and during the American Civil War, 1861-1863, while he served as an officer in the Confederate States Army’s 27th Virginia Infantry, a member of the staff of General Stonewall Jackson, and general in command...
Dates: Inclusive 1845-1897; Majority of material found within Bulk 1854-1863

Ironmasters

 Collection — Container: RHS Collections #0060 - #0076
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0065
Scope and Contents This file contains records related to the history of Ironworks in Rockbridge County. Includes typescript papers on Ironmasters, different iron works locations, extracts from law suits, newspaper clippings, biographical sketches, publication materials, and maps of Irish Creek.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930 - 1956-09-15