LeVander Jackson Jordan

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ID: I272
Last: Jordan
First: LeVander
Middle: Jackson
Nickname: L.J.
Birth: 24 Apr 1866 at Jefferson, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina 1 2
Death: 30 Mar 1941 at Camden, Kershaw Co., South Carolina 3 4
Burial: Kershaw Cemetery, Kershaw, Lancaster Co., South Carolina 5
Sex: M
Notes: Was a Mason and Deacon in church.

L.J. Jordan had the opportunity to know his 104-year-old grandmother, Priscilla (born about 1776), who lived with his family when L.J. was a teenager (1880 census).

Had large amount of property, per information in his will. He established the first school in the area, also owned a mill south of modern-day Keys Rd. Was an accomplished beekeeper.

L.J. Jordan travelled a great deal, especially to Louisiana where he established family ties. This may explain why he is difficult to locate as an adult in the US Censuses.

L.J. Jordan died in Camden Hospital, Kershaw Co., South Carolina.
Sources: 6 7 8 9 10
Mother: Rosan Sellers b: 29 Aug 1829 d: 28 Nov 1897
Father: Loyd Jordan b: 10 Aug 1819 d: 30 Dec 1899
Marriage 1   Mary Frances Threatt b: 2 Sep 1865 d: 10 Feb 1931
Wedding: 18 Jun 1881 11
Note: Children of this marriage: of 11 born 1882-1902, 2 died in infancy and are buried in Threatt family plot at Fork Creek United Methodist Church in Jefferson, South Carolina. First 6 were female, last 5 were male.
1 Josie R. Jordan b: 27 Nov 1882 Chesterfield Co., South Carolina
2 Hattie Victoria Jordan b: 13 Jul 1884 Chesterfield Co., South Carolina
3 Infant Jordan b: 13 Mar 1886 Chesterfield Co., South Carolina
4 Beulah Jordan b: 27 Jan 1887 Chesterfield Co., South Carolina
5 Mamie E. Jordan b: 9 Sep 1889 Chesterfield Co., South Carolina
6 Minnie Estelle Jordan b: 9 Oct 1892 Chesterfield Co. South Carolina
7 Arthur Scorefield Jordan b: 13 Nov 1894 Chesterfield Co., South Carolina
8 Cavitte William Jordan b: 3 Apr 1896 Jefferson Twp., Chesterfield Co., South Carolina
9 Leroy Jackson Jordan b: 12 Feb 1898 Chesterfield Co., South Carolina
10 James Carson Jordan b: 27 Jan 1900 South Carolina
11 Paul Graeber Jordan b: 24 Apr 1902 South Carolina
Marriage 2   Emma Sara Hilton b: 10 Sep 1902 d: 9 Mar 1999
Wedding: Mar 1933 Kershaw County, South Carolina 12 13
1 Title: Obituary
2 Title: Jordan and Threatt Genealogy
Author: Jordan, Emma Lee, and Marie Driskell, compilers
Publication: Published privately.
Note: Part 1: Descendants of Joseph Jordan. Part 2: Descendants of Michael Thweatt
Page: I.1
3 Title: Obituary
Text: The Camden Chronicle, Camden, South Carolina, Friday, April 4, 1941
L.J. Jordan Dies In Camden Hospital
LeVander Jackson Jordan, 74, died Sunday morning, March 30, at 12:30 AM., at the Camden Hospital following a brief illness.
Funeral Services were conducted on Monday Afternoon at 3 o'clock at his home near Westville by his pastor, the Rev. C. O. Shuler, assisted by the Rev. J. B. Caston, of Camden; the Rev. R.R. Tucker, of St.George and the Rev. L. D. Hamer, of Summerville. Masonic rites and interment followed at Kershaw Cemetery.
Mr. Jordan is survived by his widow -the former Miss Emma Hilton, of Liberty Hill, and the following children by his first marriage to the late Mrs. Mary Threatt Jordan, of Jefferson; four daughters, Mrs H. H. Truesdale, of Kershaw; Mrs W.C. Horton, of Westville; Mrs. Rosa* C. Blackmon, of Taxahaw, and Mrs. Chalmers L. Young, of Columbia; four sons, Arthur Jordan, Caviette Jordan, and LeRoy Jordan all of Westville, and Paul G. Jordan, prominent Columbia electrical contractor. Thirty grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren also survive.
Mr. Jordan, a pioneer plantation farmer of the Lockhart section of Kershaw county, since 1909, was born April 24, 1866 in Chesterfield County. For several years he traveled and was engaged in the mercantile business in Kershaw for twelve years before moving to the present home site near Westville, where he had become a prominent figure and highly esteemed by all who knew him. He was a steward in the Westville Methodist church and a member of the Masonic Lodge
[*Transcriber note, should be 'Ross']
4 Title: Lancaster News, The
Publication: 710 North White St., Lancaster, SC 29720 (803) 283-8969 - Periodical
Date: 30 Mar 1941
Note: Jpeg of obit kindly provided by Gloria Stogner Cook <GCook0803@aol.com> May 4 2002.
Text: L. J. Jordan Dies -- Kershaw, March 30. -- L. J. Jordan, 75, prominent planter of the Lockhart section of Kershaw county, died in the Camden hospital early this morning after an illness of about a week.
Mr. Jordan was born in Chesterfield county, but moved to Kershaw in 1897, and entered the mercantile business, where he continued until 1911 when he moved to his farm where he has been successfully engaged ever since.
In addition to his widow, Mrs. Emma Hilton Jordan, he is survived by the following children: Mrs. H. H. Truesdale, Mrs. W. C. Horton and Miss Marlow Burche Jordan, all of Kershaw; Mrs. C. R. Blackmon, Taxahaw; Mrs. C. L. Young and Paul Jordan of Columbia; A. S., C. W., and L. R. Jordan of Kershaw, 32 grandchildren. His first wife, Mrs. Mary Threatt Jordan, preceded him to the grave ten years ago.
Funeral services will be conducted from the residence at 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon by his pastor, the Rev. C. O. Shuler, assisted by the Rev. J. B. Caston of Camden, and the Rev. R. R. Tucker of St. George, and the Rev. L. D. Hamer of Sumerville. The Masons will have charge of services at the graveside in the Kershaw cemetery.
5 Title: Tombstone
Note: Tombstone lies in section 08 (third to right of main entrance, along Edwards Ave.) next to that of first wife Mary Frances Abigail Threatt. Cemetery was established ca. 1891.
Text: L. J. Jordan / Apr. 24, 1866 / Mar. 30, 1941
6 Title: Photograph
Text: Available at http://sc-families.org
7 Title: Photo of Tombstone
Text: Available at http://sc-families.org
8 Title: Obituary-online
Text: Available at http://sc-families.org
9 Title: 1930 U.S. Census, Kershaw Co., South Carolina
Publication: T626_2202
Date: 17 Apr 1930
Page: p. 134-a
Leevander J. Jordan age 64 and wife Mary F. age 64, in HN259/FN261 in Buffalo Twp., E.D.#3 with cook Effie Belger. Couple married since age 16. Neighbors include 3 of their children: HN 257 Cavitte W. Jordan (son) and wife Floride; HN 259 William C. Horton and wife Beulah (dau); and HN 264 Arthur Jordan (son) with wife Minnie B. and children.
10 Title: 1880 U.S. Census, Chesterfield Co., South Carolina
Publication: Roll T9-1225
Page: p. 348-c
Note: Levander J. Jordan age 14 living in home of his father Loyd Jordan 60 in HN139/FN250 Jefferson Twp. Note that his grandmother Priscilla Jordan was born in 1776 and lived in the home. Neighbors: James F. Jordan 35, Pinkey F. Stean 30, Samuel Evans 50 (black); and Mary Baker 35, Polly Pigg 75, Killis Boan 100, George Boan 65, A. Snipes 38.
Text: HN139/FN250
Name Reln Mar Sex Col Age Born-Fa-Mo Occup
Loyd JORDAN Self Md M w 60 SC-SC-SC Farmer
Rosan " - - - - Md F w 40 SC-SC-SC Keeping House
Levander J. " Son Sgl M w 14 SC-SC-SC At Home
Priscilla " Mother Wid F w 104 SC-SC-SC At Home
[Transcriber LDS]
11 Repository:
  --Name: Internet: Lancaster County SC Genealogy
  --Address: www.inmyattic.com/lancaster/records/church/misc_awknightjournal.htm
Title: Diary of Aaron Weaver Knight, Chesterfield County, South Carolina
Publication: Internet-published by transcriber/annotaters Janie E. Jowers, Edna Holtzclaw, Alma Jowers Baker, Elizabeth Pitts Hough
Note: Notations in parentheses were added by annotaters to clarify relationships. Also published in SCMAR (South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research) vol. XIII, Nos. 2,3,4, 1985.
Text: Levi Jordan and Mary Threatt married June 19, 1881
12 Title: Jordan and Threatt Genealogy
Author: Jordan, Emma Lee, and Marie Driskell, compilers
Publication: Published privately.
Note: Part 1: Descendants of Joseph Jordan. Part 2: Descendants of Michael Thweatt
Page: I.1
13 Title: Will
Note: Levander Jackson Jordan appointed his second wife as executrix of his will, and willed that after her death 780 acres of land pass to her 15-yr-old daughter (his step-daughter), Marler Birch.

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