He was born in August 1847 or on 11 October 1847, to Jacob Bloom Jordan and Elizabeth Jane Whitehill, in Highland, Clarion County, Pennsylvania (8 [11 Oct 1847], 9 [Aug 1847; alt birth 11 Oct 1847], 14 [Aug 1847]). He was born in Clarion [County], Pennsylvania (4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17). He was 18 years old when he was enlisted (4, 5, 10 [2 in 1850], 11 [12 in 1860], 13 [25 in 1870], 14 [31 in 1880], 15 [52 in 1900], 16 [63 in 1910], 17 [71 in 1920]).
In 1850, he was living in Helen, Clarion County, Pennsylvania (10). He was living with his Jacob and Eliza Jordan, along with other people (10).
In 1860, he was living in Hellen Township, Clarion County, Pennsylvania (11). He was living with Jacob and Dianna Jourdan (11).
When he enlisted, he was a labor[er] (4, 5).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair (4, 5).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 31 March 1864 (or possibly 31 March 1863) in the 62nd Pennsylvania Infantry (1 [31 Mar 63], 4 [31 Mar 64], 5 [31 Mar 64], 9 [31 Mar 1864], 18 [31 Mar 64]). He was enlisted for three years, at Alleghany, Pennsylvania, by Captain Kirker or Kusker (4, 5).
On 12 May 1864, he was shot in the arm, and lost the use of his left arm (9). He was treated in the division hospital, then in Judiciary Square Hospital, Washington DC, and finally in Satterlee Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9).
He was transferred on 20 July 1864 from company M of the 62nd Pennsylvania (18 [discharged 20 July], 21, 23). On 21 July 1864, he, and the other members of companies L and M, were assigned to company G (2). On 22 July 1864, they were transferred to company K, following brigade orders to assign them to the smallest company (3). He was then absent, as a private (3). He was a private in company K (1, 21, 22, 23).
He was absent, sick, when the regiment mustered out (1).
He was discharged on 24 July 1865 (9). He was a private, in company K (22, 23).
On 26 July 1865, he applied successfully for a pension (6, 18).
In 1870, he was living in Perry Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (12). He was an engineer (12). He was living with his brother Jacob and other people (12).
On 16 March 1871, he married Nancy Ellen Anderson, in Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia (8, 9). They had six children (8):
In 1880, he was living in Perry Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (13). He was a laborer (13). He was living with his wife Nancy, and children Harry, Maggie, Jessie, Charles, and Kline (13).
In 1890, he was living in Perry, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (7).
In 1900, he was living in Perry Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (14). He was a day laborer, and had been out of work six months in the previous year (14). He was living with his wife Nancy, children Charles and Kline, father-in-law, brother, and a niece (14).
In 1910, he was living in East Brady Borough, Clarion County, Pennsylvania (15). He was living with his wife Nancy (15). He was not working (15).
In 1920, he was living in East Brady Borough, Clarion County, Pennsylvania (16). He was living with his wife Nancy (16). He was a tax collector (16).
On 23 April 1920, his widow, Nancy E Jordan, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (6, 18).
In 1930, his widow, Nancy E Jordan, was living in Aillville [?] Village, Perry Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (17). She owned the house, which was worth $500 (17). She was living with her sister, Mary Elder (17).
His widow, Nancy Ellen Jordan, died on 11 November 1936, in East Brady, Clarion County, Pennsylvania (9). She was buried in Brady's Bend Cemetery, Brady's Bend, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (9).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Sylvester D [sic] Jordan)
2 special order 65, HQ 91st PA, 21 July 1864 (Sylvester Jordan)
3 special order 66, HQ 91st PA, 22 July 1864 (Sylvester Jordan)
4 company K, third descriptive roll (Sylvester A [sic] Jordan)
5 company K, fourth descriptive roll (Sylvester D Jordan)
6 pension index, by name (Sylvester Jordan)
7 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Perry Township, supervisor's district 8, enumeration district 24, page 3 (Sylvester A [?] Jordan)
8 'Extended family tree', a gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect (viewed 2 June 2007, last revised 29 May 2007, contact Jennifer) (Sylvester A Jordan)
9 'Smith-Clark connections', a gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect (viewed 2 June 2007, last revised 22 May 2007, contact Marcia Smith Clark) (Sylvester A Jordan)
10 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Helen, microfilm series M432, film 767, page 207 (Sylvester A Jordan)
11 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Clarion County, Hellen [?] Township, microfilm series M653, film 1095, page 177 = 3 handwritten (Sylvester Jourdan)
12 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Perry Township, microfilm series M593, film 1301, page 323 = 100 handwritten (Sylvester Jordan)
13 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Perry Township, supervisor's district 10, enumeration district 18, microfilm series T9, film 1096, page 379 = 9 A handwritten (Syl Jordan)
14 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Perry Township, supervisor's district 16, enumeration district 16, microfilm series T623, film 1373, page 231 = 7 A handwritten (Sylvester A Jordan)
15 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Clarion County, East Brady Borough, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 4, microfilm series T624, film 1329, page 113 = 16 A handwritten (Sylvester Jordan)
16 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Clarion County, East Brady Borough, supervisor's district 18, enumeration district 58, microfilm series T625, film 1551, page 47 = 15 A handwritten (Sylvester A Jordan)
17 1930 US census, Pennsylvania, Armstrong County, Perry Township, microfilm series T626, film 1994, page 102 = 2 B handwritten] (Nancy E Jordan)
18 pension index, by regiment, 62nd PA Infantry, company M (Sylvester Jordan)
19 company K, monthly report, April 1865 (Sylvester Jordan)
20 monthly return, company K, June 1865 (Sylvester Jordan)
21 Page 214. Floyd G Hoenstine. Military services and genealogical records of soldiers of Blair County, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA: Telegraph Press, 1940. (Sylvester D Jordan)
22 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Sylvester A Jordan)
23 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Sylvester D Jordan)
|Name||William Jordan||Jacob Jordan||Eliza "||Sarah A "||Frederick "||David W "||Clarissa "||Calvin "||Sylvester A "|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Carpenter||"|
|Real estate owned|
|Birthplace||" [sc. Pa]||"||"||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year||1||1||1|
|Over 20 & can't read/write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Jacob Jourdan||Dianna "||Sylvester "||Jacob "||Peter "||John "||Mark "|
|Value of real estate owned||125|
|Value of personal estate||50|
|Place of birth||" [sc. Pennsylvania]||"||"||"||"||"||"|
|Married within year|
|Attended school within year|
|Cannot read & write|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Name||Heckle Nicholas [?]||- Mary Jane||- Emma||Jordan Sylvester||- Jacob|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value||100|
|Father foreign born||1|
|Mother foreign born||1|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||28|
|family visit #||31|
|name||Jordan Syl||- Nancy||- Harry V||- Maggie M||- Jessie||- Chas||- Kline|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|school this year||1|
|name||Jordan Sylvester A [?]||- Nancy E||- Charles R||- Cline D||Anderson Samuel||Jordan Jacob||Elder Hulda G|
|relationship||Head||Wife||Son||Son||F in law||Boarder||Neice [sic]|
|birth date||Aug 1847||Apr 1851||Nov 1878||Mar 1879||Oct 1815||May 1876||Aug 1882|
|# years married||27||27|
|mother of how many children?||6|
|# of children living||5|
|# years in USA|
|occupation||Day Laborer||Day Laborer||Day Laborer||Stone Mason||Day Laborer|
|# months not employed||6||0||3||4|
|# months in school|
|free or mortgaged||F|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Jordan, Sylvester||- Nancy E|
|#years present marriage||39||39|
|mother of # children||6 [sic]||[blank]|
|mother of # living children||3 [sic]||[blank]|
|nature of industry etc.|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?|
|# weeks out of work 1909|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||F|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||305|
|family visit number||329|
|name||Jordan Sylvester A||- Nancy E|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||F|
|age at last birthday||71||67|
|year of immigration|
|year of naturalization|
|attended school since Sept 1919|
|father's birthplace||Pennsylvania||New York|
|father's native language|
|mother's birthplace||Pennsylvania||New York|
|mother's native language|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes|
|number of farm schedule|
|street||Aillville [?] Village|
|dwelling visit #||54|
|family visit #||54|
|name||Jordan, Nancy E||Elder, Mary L|
|value or rent||500|
|age 1st marriage|
|school/college since 9/29||no||no|
|can read & write||yes||yes|
|can speak English||yes||yes|
|at work yesterday|
|unemployment schedule #|
|farm schedule #|