Saturday, August 23, 2008

More on Dr. John H Jordan

Dr. Jordan was the first black doctor in Newnan GA.

Born in Troup County in 1870, he received his early education in Hogansville and LaGrange. Dr. Jordan is a graduate of Clark College in Atlanta and MeHarry Medical College of Nashville in 1896.

He was the second black Doctor in Troup County, the first being his father in law Dr. Edward B. Ramsey. He was the first black doctor in Hogansville; he served there for two years before coming to Newnan. When He died in 1912 his death was mourned by both races.

The City of Newnan honored his memory by naming the first low-income housing project on West Washington Street and Boone Drive, Jordan Homes.

John Jordan was born Mar 11, 1870 and died Sep 16, 1912. He married Mollie Emma Ramsey Sep 22 1898. His father was Berry Jordan a sharecropper.

Dr. Jordan's son Edward wanted to be a doctor but it was not to be.
Edward's son Harold did become a doctor and spent most of his career at Meharry Medical College.

Berry Jordan born about 1845 was in Troup County Georgia in 1880 and 1900. The 1880 Census has Berry 35, Briney 10, and John 8. The 1900 Census tells us that Berry 50 is with Martha 49 (says they married about 1892) and children: Florence G 22, Julia 15, James 14, Samuel 13, Martha A 12, Willie 9, Tilda 8 and grandchildren: Louseal 6, Iva N 4, Johnie 2 and Mother Loueza 70 born VA.

John Henry was on the 1900 and 1910 in Coweta County. 1900 says J H 30, Mollie E 22 in Newnan. 1910 lets us know that John H was 40yrs, Mollie E 31 and Edward L was 9, they lived on Pinson St.

Great grand daughter Karen's blog

Monday, August 18, 2008

Relatives of Charlie Burch visit museum again

Burch relative visits museum again today. Beverly Franks, the great great neice of Charlie Burch (the only person of 250 in the Farmer St Cemetery who has a tombstone)comes down from Atlanta to check on the Farmer Street Cemetery. She enjoyed a tour of the museum and told me more information about the family history. She came down five years ago to talk to Cynthia Rosers about the family. I had already read the research began by Helen Bowles but had not delved into the family history of the Burch and Cox families. Will keep you updated when I finish reading the large file.