Introduction and Index

Wreck of the Sea Venture 1609 Samuel Jordan was evidently the first Jordan to settle in English America. Some reports say that Samuel was born in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, England, and his birth year is given as 1575 or 1578.  Samuel was on the ship Sea Venture that shipwrecked off Bermuda in July 1609. The […]


At this time in my life I have six great-grandchildren, and a great-great grandchild is a not-too-distant possibility.  I also have several great-great nephews and nieces – perhaps even a great-great-great. At times it become a bit confusing. One point of this is to mark the relatively brief history of the United States.  My grandfather […]

DNA and the Jordan Family

This post contains a more detailed explanation of some of the facts contained in my post on “The Jordan Family.” The material set apart below was extracted from a paper prepared by my son Stuart Jordan.  He plans to include it in a soon to be published update of his history of the Jordan family […]

True or False Redux

I cannot rely on the accuracy of my news sources, regardless of whether it is mainstream news or something being reported on a conservative blog.  I have seen many instances where information is being suppressed or facts terribly distorted.  I believe reliable information is vital to our nation’s political health.  Lies are tearing our country […]


Many visitors to my web site are looking for family information and possible connections.  To help you in your search, I decided to list the names of those families to whom I am related back for five generations.  I have listed only the first named individual in each family.  Related to the Jordans:  Richard Church […]

The Jordan Name

Despite the recent hubbub about politics, the most frequently visited post on the blog is the one entitled “Jordan Family Roots.”  I must have a lot of cousins out there. The surname Jordan is not uncommon, and the fact you and I may have the same last name is not a strong indication we […]

Adrift in the Ice

This election made me feel very old.  It seems that history has passed me by.  All the old truths once held to be inviolable are being tossed out the window.  My childhood heroes are being reclassified as villains, and social activities and language once considered abhorrent are now thought normal. I have the sensation of […]

Go in Peace!

Many of Trump’s former allies are turning on him.  A few cabinet members and other high officials have resigned. Some accuse him of inciting the recent riots in Washington by his refusal to accept the election results. Trump responds with vicious assaults against these one time friends and supporters of his administration. I detest fair […]

Finally Over?

Too bad the election season is ending in riots.  There is no excuse for violence.  We are a nation of laws.  The law gets it wrong on occasion, but we must accept its decisions.  Trump alienated many of his supporters by his refusal to accept a result that appeared inevitable. Now, after the outbreak of […]