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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jordan Family Cemetery

 
 
Jordon Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
1. Jordon Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Buried with his parents are Josiah Jordan, his wife, Mary and four of their children - Watson, 10 months, Laura, 3 years, Charles, 4 months, and Lemuel, 24 years.

This land was Josiah's farm at the time of the siege.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 14.607′ N, 77° 21.318′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is on Petersburg Tour Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located across from the visitor center parking area for Petersburg National Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Battery 6 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Siege of Petersburg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prelude to Petersburg (about 400 feet away); Stephen Tyng Mather (about 400 feet away); Battery 5 Trail (about 400 feet away); Siege of Petersburg — Grant's First Offensive (about
Jordon Family Cemetery Enclosure image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
2. Jordon Family Cemetery Enclosure
400 feet away); Uprooted by War (about 600 feet away); Artillery at Petersburg (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .  Battle and Siege of Petersburg. National Park Service site. (Submitted on December 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Jordon Family Headstones image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
3. Jordon Family Headstones
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2008. This page has been viewed 964 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on August 25, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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