Benjamin Franklin Jordan Jr.

17 Aug 1826 - 2 Mar 1898

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Benjamin Franklin Jordan Jr.

17 Aug 1826 - 2 Mar 1898
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Grave site information of Benjamin Franklin Jordan Jr. (17 Aug 1826 - 2 Mar 1898) at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery in Anniston, Calhoun, Alabama, United States from BillionGraves
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Benjamin Franklin Jordan Jr.

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Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery

756-898 Old Choccolocco Road
Anniston, Calhoun, Alabama
United States

Epitaph

Though thou art gone and thy fair form lies mouldering in the dust. Fond memory clings to thee

Headstone Description

Someone ordered the stone for the WRONG Benjamin Jorden...The Benjamin Jorden enlisted in Co. C. Alabama Infantry died during the war...oops! My ancestor, Benjamin Franklin Jordan, was part of the 37th Georgia Company A. Why? Because he is listed as being a resident of Georgia from 1850-1870. The family moved to Calhoun County after the war was over.

Military Service

Private
Confederate States Infantry
American Civil War
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AYoung

November 3, 2018
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WesternDixie

June 24, 2018

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UNIT LISTED ON HIS HEADSTONE IS WRONG

Contributor: AYoung Created: 6 months ago Updated: 3 months ago

Although the monument was placed in the cemetery stating Benjamin Jordan was elisted in the Alabama 5th, this is not the same man. As the Benjamin Jordan in the Alabama 5th was much younger and did not survive the conflict. 

Benjamin Franklin Jordan, buried in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, was living in Carroll County, Georgia along with his entire family in the 1860 US Census. He did not live in Alabama until after the end of the Civil War. 

He signed up for military duty in Cobb County, Georgia in the early part of the war with the 3rd Battalion Georgia Infantry in 1861. This unit fought at Gettysburg.  Later this unit was merged with the 37th Georgia Infantry Company A. The 37th lost fifty percent of the 391 engaged at Chickamauga.  This was due in part to their unit charging the cannons during that battle. Benjamin Franklin Jordan was among those wounded in that horrific battle. His paperwork shows that he was wounded in both the hand and the thigh rather severely. His unit fought in several other  of the major skirmishes including: Chickamauga, Cumberland Gap, and Murfreesboro.

Benjamin's original headstone shows no military service. Perhaps like many modern soldiers, he wanted to forget that horrific moment in American History....

 

Civil War Records for Benjamin Jordan

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, Private, Confederate States Infantry, American Civil War,

Rank

Private

Branch

Confederate States Infantry

Conflicts

American Civil War

Notes

Benjamin F. Jordan - Enlisted as a Confederate Soldier August 29, 1861 in Cobb County, Ga., by Capt Wilson for the period of the War. Muster rolls for Co. B, 3 Battalion Georgia Infantry show attendance from August 1861 November and December 1862. Then there are Company Muster rolls for Co. 1, 37 Georgia Infantry showing enlistment as August 1861 in Cobb County Ga. by Capt. Wilson showing Benjamin F. Jordan absent with notation: "Wounded Sept, 19, 1863 and sent to hospital. B.F. Jordan Appears on a LIST of casualties of the 37th Ga. Reg't., in the battles of Chickamauga, Ga., Sept. 18, 19, and 20, 1863. Remarks: Wounded in thigh and hand severe. B. F. Jordan Pvt. Co. A 37 Ga, appears on a ROLL of non-commissioned officers and privates employed on extra duty during the month of March 1864, with the nature of the service as "enrolling duty". Same notation on Muster roll for extra duty during the month of April 1864. Documented by photocopies of Service Records obtained from Georgia Dept. of Archives & History Dated Sep 29 2003

Life timeline of Benjamin Franklin Jordan Jr.

Benjamin Franklin Jordan Jr. was born on 17 Aug 1826
Benjamin Franklin Jordan Jr. was 5 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
1831
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Benjamin Franklin Jordan Jr. was 14 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
1840
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Benjamin Franklin Jordan Jr. was 33 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
1859
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Benjamin Franklin Jordan Jr. was 36 years old when U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the freedom of all slaves in Confederate territory by January 1, 1863. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
1862
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Benjamin Franklin Jordan Jr. was 51 years old when Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
1877
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Benjamin Franklin Jordan Jr. was 62 years old when The Great Blizzard of 1888 struck the northeastern United States, producing snowdrifts in excess of 50 ft (15 m) and confining some people to their houses for up to a week. The Great Blizzard of 1888 or Great Blizzard of '88 was one of the most severe recorded blizzards in the history of the United States of America. The storm, referred to as the Great White Hurricane, paralyzed the East Coast from the Chesapeake Bay to Maine, as well as the Atlantic provinces of Canada. Snowfalls of 10 to 58 inches fell in parts of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, and sustained winds of more than 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) produced snowdrifts in excess of 50 feet (15 m). Railroads were shut down, and people were confined to their houses for up to a week. Railway and telegraph lines were disabled, and this provided the impetus to move these pieces of infrastructure underground. Emergency services were also affected.
1888
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Benjamin Franklin Jordan Jr. died on 2 Mar 1898 at the age of 71
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