Joshua P. Jordan, miller, and one of the leading citizens of Franklin, Johnson Co., Ind., was born near Georgetown, Brown Co.,. Ohio, on February 16, 1820, and is the son of Joshua, who was born in Ripley, Brown Co., Ohio, and was a soldier of the War of 1812. He emigrated to Indiana in about 1850, and located in Jennings County, where he followed the carpenter’s trade, and died in 1873. The maiden name of our subject’s mother was Mary Williams, who died at his birth. Our subject served an apprenticeship at the cabinet-maker’s trade in Clermont County; Ohio, and came to Indiana in 1840, and located in Jefferson County. He followed his trade until about 1850, but in about 1845, began milling. He removed to Jennings County in about 1862, and came to Franklin in 1865, and has been milling up to the present time, being for seventeen years in the employ of Baldwin & Payne. He assumed charge of the Franklin mills in January, 1887. He became a member of the Christian Church in about 1870, and is now an elder of the Franklin Church of that denomination. He was married in August, 1841, to Casandria Clemans, who was born in Jennings County, Ind., August 8, 1822, and is the daughter of John Clemans. To this union eleven children have been born, nine of whom survive.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 623.