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The Resource Ephraim Jordan collection

Ephraim Jordan collection

Label
Ephraim Jordan collection, 1802-1812
Title
Ephraim Jordan collection
Inclusive dates
1802-1812
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes 20 handwritten documents and letters dated from 1802-1812. Some papers deal with provisions for soldiers and have the signature of Ephraim Jordan, Major. "His Excellency" William Henry Harrison is recorded as commander in chief in a document written in May 1809. On August 21, 1812, an order was issued for two men to be punished by riding "a wooden horse both to be mouned [?] at the same time in presence of the troops on parade for the period of ten minutes." On September 5, 1812, two men sent a paper to Colonel Jordan testifying that they examined whiskey which they determined was palpable
Biographical or historical data
Ephraim Jordan was born in 1755 in Pennsylvania or Virginia. He served in the Virginia Frontier Militia under Colonel George Rogers Clark in 1779. Following his service, Ephraim settled in Vincennes. On November 2, 1791, he married May Gilmore in Jefferson County, Kentucky. They had seven children. In 1801, Mr. Jordan was appointed judge of the Knox Country Court of Common Pleas and justice of the Court of General Quarter Session by William Henry Harrison, governor of the Indiana Territory. Ephraim resigned a year later. During the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, Eprhaim commanded the 1st Regiment. In 1818, he was appointed Knox County Commissioner, which position he held until his death on January 14, 1820.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1755-1820
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jordon, Ephraim
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harrison, William Henry
  • Tippecanoe, Battle of, Ind., 1811
Label
Ephraim Jordan collection
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S2190_Jordan_Ephraim_Collection.pdf
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2015/06/11 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552362
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn935242820
  • (OCoLC)935242820
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Ephraim Jordan collection
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S2190_Jordan_Ephraim_Collection.pdf
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2015/06/11 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552362
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn935242820
  • (OCoLC)935242820
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

Library Locations

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