Biography of Abraham Jordan
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Jordan, Abraham, was born at East Greenbush, N. Y., in 1842, son of John and Sarah Ann (Smith) Jordan, who came from England in 1837 and 1841, respectively, having been married prior to coming here. In 1880 Abraham Jordan married Bertha M., daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann (Gregory) Stickley of Bath, by whom he had four children: Bertha L., Rodney V., Abraham L. and John R. Mrs. Jordan's parents came from Gloucestershire, England, about 1872 or 1873; for a time her father was an engineer at the west end of the Hoosac Tunnel, but is now in the employ of the N. Y. C. & H. R. Railroad as an engineer. Mr. Jordan when a young man worked for twelve years at the painter's trade, and in 1875 settled on the farm where he and his brother carried on general farming and gardening until 1893, when our subject bought out his brother's interest, and has since carried on the business alone. He also runs a milk dairy for East Albany. He makes a specialty of fruit culture, having one of the finest peach orchards in the county. He is a member of Greenbush Lodge No. 337, F. & A. M.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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