Clarence Henry Jordan

Born:Mar 14 1867 In:  Madison, Rockingham Co., North Carolina
Died:July 12 1938 (at age 71)In:  Palatka, Florida


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Immediate family

Ella Zerline Jordan (born Lynes)
His wife
Donald Clifford Jordan
His son
Virginia Lanier Gibbon (born Jordan)
His daughter
Elizabeth DuBois Gray (born Jordan)
His daughter
Frances Durant Horger (born Jordan)
His daughter
Rev. Donald Edward Jordan
His father
Cornelia Elizabeth Jordan (born Gifford)
His mother
William Edward Jordan
His brother
Clement Donald Jordan
His brother
Belle Jordan
His sister
Mary Jordan
His sister
Fannie Talbot "Jordanie" Jordan
His sister


Episcopalian minister.

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Clarence Henry Jordan
Gender: Male
Birth: Mar 14 1867 - Madison, Rockingham, North Carolina
Marriage: Spouse: Ella Zerline LYNES Jordan (born Lynes) - Sep 21 1897 - Savannah, Georgia
Death: July 12 1938 - Palatka, Florida
Burial: Oak Hill East Cemetery / Find A Grave Memorial #101409497, Palatka, Putnam, Florida, USA
Father: Donald Edward Jordan
Mother: Cornelia Elizabeth GIFFORD Jordan (born Gifford)
Wife: Ella Zerline LYNES Jordan (born Lynes)
Children: Donald Clifford Jordan, Virginia Lanier JORDAN Gibbon (born Jordan), Elizabeth Dubois JORDAN Gray (born Jordan), Frances Durant Jordan


Clarence Henry Jordan was an Episcopal minister, serving in South Carolina, and at some time moving to Tarpon Springs, Florida. He was in Tarpon Springs by 1932. According to the book, "A Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopa1 Church in South Carolina, 1820-1957", by Albert Sidney Thomas (R.L. Bryan Company: Columbia, S.C., 1957), Rev. Jordan served in the following churches in South Carolina as rector:
  • St. John’s Parish in Berkeley from the spring of 1904 to September, 1906
  • Trinity in Pinopolis from 1905 to October, 1906
  • Church of the Nativity in Union from September, 1906 to about 1913
  • Calvary Church in Glenn Springs from October, 1906 to 1912
  • All Saints’ in Calhoun Falls (now extinct) from 1912 to ab;out 1917
  • Church of the Resurrection in Greenwood from 1912 to 1916
  • Saint Stephen’s in Willington from 1912 to 1916
  • All Saints’ in Clinton in 1916
  • Trinity Church in Abbeville in 1916
Richard G. Lynes, who knew him, wrote "He believed that all children should be raised in a barrel and fed through the bung hole (still  referring  to  the  barrel)."
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