Mortimer Jordan

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This article is about the plantation owner. For other uses of the name, see Mortimer Jordan (disambiguation).

Mortimer Harvie Jordan (born January 19, 1799 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia; died February 19, 1866) was a prominent land owner.

Jordan was the son of Reuben and Jeannette Harvie Jordan of Oglethorpe County, Georgia. He married Lucy Scott Gray and had seven children, William, Janette, Francis, Margaret, Flemming, Martha and Charles. In about 1837 he married Amy Welton and had three more children, Mariah, Sarah and Mortimer Jr.

A 1,200-acre section of his property in western Jefferson County was purchased from his estate in 1866 by Jesse and Samuel Huey and became the community of Hueytown.

Jordan is buried in the Bethlehem Methodist Church cemetery at Rutledge Springs, near Dolomite.

References

  • Thomas, Carl O. (2003) Capt. Mortimer H. Jordan, MD: Commanding Officer, Company K, Fourth Alabama Infantry, The Great War, WWI. Vol. 1. self-published.