Monday, May 09, 2011

Lenora got the Doctor, not Lucy!

Hearne says: "Elbert Craton, son of Stephen and Jane (Ballard) Hearne, born in Coweta Co., Ga., June 1, 1827. Moved to Louisiana in 1856. From there be moved to Arkansas. He died 1887. He was a preacher in the Methodist Protestant church. Married Harriet Baker 1845. Children: Titus, born 1847 married Eliza Wilburn 1865. Their children are Olla, Thomas, James, Craton; Nora, born 1865; Lucy, born 1870, married Dr. James Jordan."

But indeed the 1900 census tells a different story. It was Lenora who married Dr. Jordan.
Census 1900 Arkansas Columbia McNeil
page 208
Family 8
James F Jordan, head, W, M, Dec 1860, 39, Md 16, AK, GA, GA, physician
Lenora Jordan, wife, W, F, Aug 1865, 34, Md 16, 4 children 4 living, LA, GA, GA
Prentiss Jordan, Son, W, M, Nov 1887, 12, sgl, AK, AK, LA
Flora G Jordan, dau, W, F, June 1889, 10, sgl, AK, AK, LA
Tully H Jordan, son, W, M, Dec 1891, 8, sgl, AK, AK, LA
Crayton A Jordan, son, W, M, Aug 1898, 1, sgl, AK, AK, LA
Lucy Hearn, sister-in-law, W, F, Mar 1871, 29, sgl, LA, GA, GA, dressmaker

Armed with this information, I was able to find the marriage record:
Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1857, image 375
Arkansas, Columbia
Married Dec 23, 1884
James F Jordan age 23 md Lenora Hearn age 19

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