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Help finding about Lee Jordan & his family

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OneFootInTheGrave Report 6 May 2013 14:25

I found this marriage for Virgil L Jordan, however I need help to try and trace any details for the grooms parents Lee Jordan, his mother Estell, and any siblings.

James Clusker in entry for Virgil L Jordan and Martha Clusker, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

Name: Virgil L Jordan
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 09 Nov 1952
Event Place: Cumberland, North Carolina, United States
Age: 19
Birth Year (Estimated): 1933
Father's Name: Lee Jordan
Father's Titles and Terms:
Mother's Name: Estell Jordan
Mother's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Name: Martha Clusker
Spouse's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Age: 20
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1932
Spouse's Father's Name: James Clusker
Spouse's Father's Titles and Terms:
Spouse's Mother's Name: Ellen Clusker
Spouse's Mother's Titles and Terms:
Reference ID:
GS Film number: 000540285
Digital Folder Number: 004640874
Image Number: 02110




patchem Report 6 May 2013 14:39

Where have you looked to try to find the family?


MarieCeleste Report 6 May 2013 14:41

Just to add to that marriage record, on the image the father Lee is noted as deceased but the mother Estell is living.

Both Virgil and Martha were residents of Birmingham, Alabama.


MarieCeleste Report 6 May 2013 14:43

This is the right age and location but mother's name is wrong:

1940 United States Federal Census

Name: Virgil Jordan
Age: 6
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1934
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Alabama
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Home in 1940: Homewood, Jefferson, Alabama

Street: 19th Place South
House Number: 2812
Inferred Residence in 1935: Homewood, Jefferson, Alabama
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 22A
Attended School or College: Yes
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 1st grade

Household Members:
Name Age
Annie Jordan 31 - a widow, occupation seamstress
Ruby Jordan 15
Lela Jordan 12
Virgil Jordan 6
William G Winters 77
Mary Winters 58
Stella Stamps 15

The Winters are her parents and Stella Stamps is a lodger.


MarieCeleste Report 6 May 2013 14:50

I'm guessing that the parents were Amos Lee Jordan and Annie Estelle as per this 1930:

1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Amos L Jordan
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1902
Birthplace: Alabama
Race: White
Home in 1930: Precinct 20, Shelby, Alabama
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Annie E Jordan
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
Occupation: Coal miner
Age at first marriage: 22 (Annie was 15)

Household Members:
Name Age
Amos L Jordan 28
Annie E Jordan 21
Ruby J Jordan 5
Leila Jordan 2 [2 3/12]


MarieCeleste Report 6 May 2013 14:54

Yes, guess was right!

Amos Lee Jordan, "Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957"

Name: Amos Lee Jordan
Birth Date: 1901
Age: 22
Spouse's Name: Amie Estelle Pearson (First name is Annie on other records)
Spouse's Birth Date: 1904
Spouse's Age: 19
Event Date: 25 Sep 1923
Event Place: Bessemer, Jefferson Co, Alabama
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Race: White

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M74724-4
System Origin: Alabama-EASy
GS Film number: 1738600
Reference ID: cn 538

Citing this Record


patchem Report 6 May 2013 14:55

Are we looking for 'white' or 'negro'?

If correct family found ignore this query, but might have helped as the ones I found were not W on the census.


MarieCeleste Report 6 May 2013 14:57

Amos Lee Jordan, "Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974"

Name: Amos Lee Jordan
Event Date: 25 Dec 1938
Event Place: Homewood , Jefferson, Alabama
Gender: Male
Age (Original): 38y8m19d
Birth Year (Estimated): 1900
Spouse's Name: Annie E Jordan
Father's Name: J M Jordan
Mother's Name: Georgiana Ann Jordan
Burial Place: Forest Hill
Burial Date: 28 Dec 1938

GS Film number: 1908571
Reference ID: cn 27476

Citing this Record


OneFootInTheGrave Report 6 May 2013 15:02

patchem - I have been looking on as I cannot afford to subscribe to any sights that cover the USA

MarieCeleste - if Lee was deceased that would explain why I could not find him on the 1940 census, and that 1940 Census about Virgil Jordan looks very like it would fit, the name of mother as Annie is puzzling though :-S


OneFootInTheGrave Report 6 May 2013 15:04

patchem - I think negro is a possibility


OneFootInTheGrave Report 6 May 2013 15:13

MarieCeleste - that is excellent, the absence of the names Amos and Annie on Virgil L Jordan's marriage certificate appear to have been what caused me problems.

Thanks Again