The only reference I have for Jordan Heath is from his service record in the Revolutionay War, that states he served in "Orange district," and was at the seige of Charleston. His wife was listed on the census of 1850, Burke Co., Ga. as born in SC. He died in 1840, and she died in 1857. Both are buried at Bethany Methodist, Girard, Burke Co. He was a founder of this church. I know there were Wimberly families in Barnwell Co which is across the Savannah River from Burke Co. Ga. Several Wimberly families moved from there to Burke Co., but I do not think she belonged to any of them. Jordan did not apply for a land grant in Burke until 1796, and as a Rev veteran, if he had been in that county earlier, he should have applied before 1796. These land grant records are some of the few survivng early records of the county-formerly St. Georges Parish. The Burke courthouse burned twice before the Civil War. Jordan and Christianna married in 1787, place unknown. The only records for Jordan Heath prior to the 1820 census are his Rev service record and the land grant in 1796. In the family bible, in the late 1800's or early 1900's a family member wrote that he was born in Westmoreland Co. Va. to William and Mary Heath. I have been unable to find any mention of any of them in Westmoreland Co., or anywhere else in Va. as yet. It seemed to make sense that he would have spent some time in SC if he served in the war and married there. There is also another Jordan Heath in Barnwell Co., SC starting with the 1800 census. He was about a generation younger than my Jordan. This is the only other Jordan I have seen anywhere, but can find no kinship. There is also a family legend that Jordan and two brothers came from Virginia; one settling in Thomasville, Thomas Co., Ga., and the other settling in Branchville SC. That is the extent of the data I have on Jordan and Christianna.
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