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Ephraim Jordan Correspondence and Papers
S 2190
1802-1812, bulk 1809-1812
1 folder
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Christina Baich, November 2005

Biographical Note:

Ephraim Jordan was born in 1755 in Pennsylvania or Virginia. He served in the Virginia Frontier Militia and under Colonel George Rogers Clark at Kaskaskia and the capture of Fort Sackville (Vincennes) in 1779. Following his service, he settled in Vincennes, Indiana. He married May Gilmore in Jefferson County, Kentucky, on November 2, 1791. They had seven children together. Between the time he settled in Vincennes and the War of 1812, Jordan frequently served as an Indian Scout reporting Indian activities back to William Henry Harrison. In 1801, he was appointed judge of the Knox County Court of Common Pleas and justice of the Court of General Quarter Sessions by William Henry Harrison, the Governor of the Indiana Territory, but resigned the post a year later. Jordan was active in the Knox County militia from its forming until 1814 when he resigned with the rank of Colonel. During the Battle of Tippecanoe (1811), he served as Lieutenant Colonel Commandant of the 1st Regiment of the Knox County Militia. During the War of 1812, he commanded the 1st Regiment of the Indiana Militia. He was appointed to Knox County Commissioner on February 11, 1818, and held this post until his death on January 14, 1820.

Source:


Burgner, Walter C., Jr. Colonel Ephraim Jordan of Vincennes and Knox County, Indiana: Synopsis. Lima, Ohio, 1964.

O’Byrne, Mrs. Roscoe C., comp. Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana, Vol. 2. Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution, 1966.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains correspondence and papers related to the volunteer militia of Knox County, Indiana, including letters to William Henry Harrison and John Gibson.

The collection is organized chronologically.

Item Listing:

1 Folder.

1802 Feb. 2 William Henry Harrison, ALS
1809 Apr. Ration Order signed by Ephraim Jordan
1809 Apr. Ration Order signed by Ephraim Jordan
1809 Apr. Ration Order signed by Ephraim Jordan
1809 Apr. Ration Order signed by Ephraim Jordan
1809 Apr. Ration Order signed by Ephraim Jordan
1809 Apr. Ration Order signed by Ephraim Jordan
1809 May Ration Order signed by Ephraim Jordan
1809 May Ration Order signed by Ephraim Jordan
1809 May Ration Order signed by Ephraim Jordan
1812 Aug. 15 Morning Report of Captain Joseph Montgomery
1812 Aug. 21 General Order of Court Martial for Isaac Creek and Drury Martin
1812 Aug. 23 Report of Picket Guards signed by Capt. John B. Pitman
1812 Sept. 5 Inspection Report of Hay and Jones to Ephraim Jordan
1812 Sept. 8 J. Winlock to John Gibson, ALS
1812 Sept. 11 Philip Barbour to William Henry Harrison, ALS
1812 Sept. 12 J. Winlock to John Gibson, ALS
1812 Sept. 20 Regimental order and court ruling on order
1812 Oct. 3 General Hopkins to General Gibson, ALS
1812 Oct. 10 Certification of supply deposit signed by Ephraim Jordan

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:
1 folder

Collection Dates:
1802-1812, bulk 1809-1812
 
Provenance:
Unknown
 
Access: This collection is open for research.
Restrictions:
None
 
Reproduction Rights:
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.  Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
 
Language Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats:
None
 
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