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Henry Jordan, Revolutionary War Pension Application, File S38887. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files 1800-1900. National Archives Microfilm, Microcopy M804, Roll 1449. Contributed by: Stuart M. Jordan.

District of West Tennessee

Henry Jordan aged fifty eight, a Citizen of Williamson County came before me, and claimed to be placed on the pension list of the United States in consequence of his services as a soldier in the revolutionary war, and after being duly sworn [deposith?] and saith that he enlisted as a soldier in the revolutionary war in the Virginia Continental line under the command of Capt Phillip [Taliaferro] for three years, in the [2nd] Virgina Regt under the command of Col. Charles Dabney, the Brigade was commanded by Genl Miles - being, that he faithfully served the said three years and was discharged in Williamsburg Virginia. That he was in the Battle of [Monmouth] and at the taking of [Stony] Point, that he has long since lost his discharge. That he is very poor and very infirm scarcely able to walk, can sit in his chair and sew a little. That he has never had any pension from the United States or any State.
Henry Jordan
sworn to & subscribed
before me this 13th
day of Nov. 1818
John McNairy
District Judge

Henry Jordan

of Williamson Co of the state of W Tennessee
who was a private in the regiment commanded by
Colonel Dabney of the Virginia
line for the term of three years.
Inscribed on the roll of West Tennessee
at the rate of 8 Dollars per month, to commence on
the 12th of Nov. 1818.
Certificate of Pension issued the 31st of May 1819
and sent to John McNairy by
Nashville Tennessee
Arrears to 4th of March 181929.83
Semi-anl. all'ce ending 4th Sept. 181948.00
{ Revolutionary claim,}
Act 18th March, 1818.

The State of Tennessee
Williamson County Court October Session A.D. 1820.
This day, Henry Jourdain appeared in open court and filed his declaration for the purpose of obtaining a pension with a Schedule of his estate thereto annexed which were subscribed and sworn to, which said declaration and Schedule are in the words and figures following (towit) District of West Tennessee, on this 10th day of October 1820 personally appeared in open court being the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Williamson, and a Court of record by act of ??????? of the state of Tennessee, Henry Jourdain, aged sixty years, resident in Williamson County in said district who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath declare that he served in the revolutionary war as follows: that he the said Henry Jourdain entered the service (at a time he does not recollect) in the State of [VA] in the Company of Capt Philip [Taliaferro] in the 2nd State [Regt] commanded by Col Chas Dabney and Col. William Brent and in the Virginia Continental line; his original declaration bears date in the fall of 1818, as well as he recollects, and he has heretofore received his pension, and the number of his certificate as it appears from the back marked "no 11176," that he was in the battles of Monmouth [&] [Stony] Point and he was discharged from the service in the year not recollected by Capt. John Overton in Williamsburg, Cols Dabney & Brent then in command. He the said Henry Jourdain further states that he is not only an old but a very infirm man and cannot support himself by his labor. Says he has a wife about fifty five years of age and six children four of them boys three of which [do] not live with him and [do] not contribute to his support and his son Henry lives with him who contributes but little to his support being a cripple and his two daughters Rachael and Sarah have left him. Says he lives in a small cabin on the land of one Thomas Wilson. He was by occupation a [tailor] but is not now able to follow his profession.
Henry (X) Jourdain, sworn to and declared in open court
this 10th day of October 1820. Thos Hardeman

And I do solemnly swear that I was a resident citizen of the United States on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not since that time by gift, sale, or in any manner disposed of my property or any part thereof with intent thereby to distribute it so as to bring myself within the provisions of an act of congress entitled "An act to provide for certain persons engaged in the long and loyal Service of the United States in the revolutionary war" passed on the 18th day of March 1818 and that I have not ??? ???? any pension in trust for ??? any property or securities, contracts or debts ???? to use nor have I any ???? than what is contained in the Schedule hereunto annexed and by the subscribed: one cow and calf worth $8.00; five head of hogs do $6.00; one horse do $4.00; one cupboard & furniture do $5.00; one table do .50; five chairs do 1.00 one wheel do .25; kitchen furniture do 8.00; five awls & one loom wedge do 2.50 $$34.25. Henry (X) Jourdain, sworn to in open Court this 10th day of Oct 1820. Thos Hardeman [Clk]
Which being heard and understood on the examination of testimony, it is considered by the Court that the total amount of value of property exhibited in said Schedule is worth the sum of thirty four dollars and twenty five cents and it also appearing to the Court that the said declarant and witness are worthy of [credit].
I, Thomas Hardeman, clerk of the Court of Pleas and Qtr Sessions for Williamson County in said State do hereby certify that the foregoing Oath and the Schedule thereto annexed are truly copied from the records of said Court and I do further Certify that it is the opinion of said Court that the total amount in value of the property exhibited in the aforesaid said Schedule is 34 dollars and twenty five cents. In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court on this 25th day of December 1820.
of the Court of Pleas and Quarter
Sessions for Williamson County

Biographical comments by Stuart M. Jordan, updated on August 17, 2003:

Henry Jordan Sr. (1760-1823) applied for this Revolutionary War pension while a resident of Williamson County TN and as a direct result of the 1818 Act of the US Congress.

For a narrative by one of Henry's granddaughters concerning Henry and his family, see "The Jordans of Triune."

For further information regarding Henry's Jordan genealogy, a copy of "Beneath the Black Walnut" (authored by the contributor) can be found in the DAR library, the state libraries of Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee, and the Danville VA public library.

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