191. Eli Thomas Jefferson5 Jordan (Nancy4 Gorby, Job3, Thomas2, Samuel1) was born in Noble Co, OH. September 27, 1840. Eli died November 16, 1918 in Shelby Co, IN., at 78 years of age.

He married twice. He married Clara Baker. He married Louie Truette. (1936) "Jeff" as Eli Thomas Jefferson Jordan was known to all, taught school for 30 years in Ohio and Indiana, living in Fountaintown and Morristown in Indiana. While teaching he continued his studies in both law and geology, later practicing law. While in Indiana he was State Gas Inspector for his cousin Sylvester Scott Gorby who was State Geologist for Indiana for many years.

Jeff's youngest sister Melissa said Jeff was drafted three times during the Civil War, and that the family just about exhausted their resources keeping him out of the army.

His was a jovial and good natured disposition, making him a genial, welcome friend and companion.

Eli Thomas Jefferson Jordan and Louie Truette had the following children:

child + 821 i. Lola6 Jordan.

child 822 ii. Ernest Jordan.

Mortality info: Died in infancy.

Eli Thomas Jefferson Jordan and Clara Baker had the following child:

child + 823 iii. Benton Jordan was born July 29, 1864.

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