1805 Sally Rebecca Goyne of Jefferson Co, AL married Dempsey Jordan

Sally Rebecca Goyne 1805–Georgia married Dempsey Jordan 1790–

Parents:

John Goyne Sr b. abt 1760 and Nancy Goyne (unk maiden name)

Children:

Marretta Jordan 1827–
Eliza Jordan 1830–
Susan Jordan 1832–
John Jordan 1834–
James Jordan 1836–
George Jordan 1837–
Jane Jordan 1840–
Ellen Jordan 1844–
Porthenia Jordan
Julia Jordan

Siblings:

Sally Rebecca Goyne 1805–
Harrison W. Goyne 1806–1849
John R. Goyne 1809–1870
Andrew C. Goyne 1811–1854
Erasmus C. Goyne 1815–1936
William James Goyne 1819–1910

FACTS:

Sally Rebecca Goyne was born about 1805 to parents John Goyne Sr. and Nancy Goyne.  She was the oldest of 6 siblings.  She was married to Dempsey Jordan some time around 1820-1827.

The 1830 US Census in Jefferson County, AL with Dempsey Jordan and wife Sally Rebecca Jordan with family:
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Jefferson, Alabama
Free White Persons – Males – 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons – Females – 30 thru 39: 1
Slaves – Females – 10 thru 23: 1
Free White Persons – Under 20: 4
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total Slaves: 1
Total – All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 7

1830 US Census Jefferson Co AL w Dempsey Jordan and family

1830 US Census Jefferson Co AL w Dempsey Jordan and family

In 1837, Dempsy Jordan received a land grant for 39 acres in Tallapoosa County, Alabama.

1837 Tallapoosa Co AL land grant to Dempsey Jordan 1

1837 Tallapoosa Co AL land grant to Dempsey Jordan 1

1837 Tallapoosa Co AL land grant to Dempsey Jordan 2

1837 Tallapoosa Co AL land grant to Dempsey Jordan 2

April 16, 1838 John Goyne signs as security along with his son-in-law Dempsey Jordan, for his son John R. Goyne to take out a $650.00 mortage for 80 acres.  Also signing are is father, John Goyne and his brother in law Dempsey Jordan (married to Sally Rebecca Goyne).  This along with other personal property is mentioned as securty.  

There is some mention of John Goyne’s share of the personal estate of Stephen Byars, deceased is also put up as security or payment for this mortgage (see below).

MORTGAGE DEED Page 279-80-81
JOHN R. GOYNE to John Goyne, Baylis E. Grace, Dempsey Jordan & Cader Cooper, all of Jeff. Co., Ala. Premises 7 $1.00. 80 acres being a part of the SE ¼ of Sec. 9, TP 18, R 3W, which lies N. of a line running through the center of said quarter section from E to W. Also the following Personal property: 1 negro girl named Maria, age about 14 years, three cows & calves, 1 sorrel mare & 1 sorrel horse & 2 colts one of them a mare 3 years old & one a horse 2 years old, 1 feather bed & furniture & my distribute my share of the personal estate of Stephen Byars, deceased. Whereas John R. Goyne has executed to the Bank of the State of Alabama, a Bill of Exchange in the sum of $650, same being endorsed by John Goyne & Baylis E. Grace & John Goyne has made his note to the President & Directors of the Bank of the State of Ala., in the sum of $650.00, endorsed by Dempsey Jordan & John R. Goyne, & John R. Goyne is also indebted to Thomas Carrol, John Martin & Lewis Nabers in the sum of $1606, by 2 notes endorsed by John Goyne & Cader Cooper, now John R. Goyne being desirous of securing payment of the above debts executes this mortgage. Wit. John F. Forrest & T.A. Reed. Dated Apr. 16, 1838. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. May 8, 1838. Filed & recorded May 8, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

July 2, 1838, John Goyne conveys a negro slave named Ben to Alfred H. Roebuck to pay off $260.00 debt to him.  Ben is actually owned by Dempsey Jordan, John Goyne’s son-in-law, who gives Ben for John Goyne to convey.  

MORTGAGE Page 319
JOHN GOYNE to Alfred H. Roebuck both of Jeff. Co. Ala. Premises. 1 negro slave named Ben. Whereas said Goyne, is indebted to said Roebuck in the sum of $260.00 as evidenced by note. Being willing to secure payment executes this mortgage. Demsey Jordan, having had possession of said Ben, for sometime, which might be implied that he owned said Ben, at this time relinquishes all rights as far as he is concerned & sanctions the provisions herein contained. Dated July 2, 1838. Joint ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. July 2, 1838. Filed July 2, recorded July 3, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

January 29, 1839, John Goyne makes a deed gift to his daughter, Sally Jordan (married to Dempsey Jordan) of two slaves – Lythe 22 yrs old, and her child Frank 3 yrs old.  Witnessed by B. C. Goyne, and acknowledged by J. R. Goyne (his son who has become a justice of the peace).  

DEED OF GIFT Page 475
JOHN GOYNE to Sally Jordan, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. Love and Affection. One Negro woman named Lythe, aged about twenty-two years, and her child Frank about three years old, together with her increase. Wit. B.C. Goyne. Dated Jan. 28, 1839. Ack. before J.R. Goyne, Justice of the Peace. Jan. 28, 1839. Filed Feb. 2, recorded Feb. 13, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. C. C.

1839 John Goyne gift to daughter Sally Jordan snip

1839 John Goyne gift to daughter Sally Jordan snip

On Feb 18, 1839, John Goyne conveys to his daughter Sally Jordon, wife of Dampsey Jordan, and to their daughters Eliza, Marrett, Porthenia and Julia a slave named Ben about 19 yrs old – and for him to be sold and the proceeds divided among her daughters named once Sally Jordon dies.  The deed of gift is acknowledged by John Goyne’s son, J. R. Goyne who is acting as a Justice of the Peace. 

DEED OF GIFT Page 32
JOHN GOYNE to Daughter Sally Jordon wife of Dampsey Jordon and her daughters Viz: Eliza, Marretta, Porthenia and Julia, all of Jeff. Co. Ala. Premises. $1.00 Love & affection, 1 Negro boy named Ben age 19 or 20 yrs. for the duration of her life and at her death, to be sold and the proceeds to be equally divided among her four daughters above mentioned. Dated Feb. 18, 1839. Ack. before J.R. Goyne, Justice of the Peace. Feb. 18, 1839. Filed March 4, recorded March 18, 1839, B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.

John Goyne writes his will on April 27, 1839, asking his debts to be paid, and then giving the balance of his estate to his wife, Nancy during her life.  He also appoints his son John R. Goyne as his executor.  He appears to have been ill, and the above conveyances were done in anticipation of his death.

1839 John Goyne will in Jefferson Co AL

1839 John Goyne will in Jefferson Co AL

May 1, 1839, Dempsey Jordan receives another land grant in Tallapoosa Co, AL.

1839 Tallapoosa Co AL land grant to Dempsey Jordan

1839 Tallapoosa Co AL land grant to Dempsey Jordan

On July 1, 1839, Sheriff M. Kelly holds a Sheriff’s Sale of 160 acres of land to Cader Cooper, with the proceeds to pay for debts on damages owed by John R. Goyne, Dempsey Jordan, John Goyne, and Matthew Click.

SHERIFF’S SALE Page 154
M. KELLY, Sheriff to Cader Cooper, both of Jeff. Co. $100. 160 acres being the NW ¼ Sec. 25, Tp. 18, R. 4W. Whereas, by virtue of 4 writs of fieri facias issued out of Tuscaloosa County Court & to me delivered I was commanded to make of the goods chattels & lands of John Goyne & Dempsey Jordan the sum of $838. debt, & $50.46 damages besides cost, & the sum of $700. debt & $42.16 damages with costs against John R. Goyne & Dempsey Jordan, & the sum of $200. debt, with $10.50 damages with cost against John R. Goyne & John Goyne, & the sum of $689. debt & $39.14 damages & costs, & John R. Goyne, John Goyne, & Matthew Click which the amount the Bank of the State of Alabama recovered against them. Wherein said Kelly did sell above described property. Dated July 1, 1839. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct. July 1, 1839. Filed July 1, recorded July 11, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct.

On July 2, 1839, Sheriff M. Kelly holds another Sheriff’s Sale of 80 acres of land to Abner Killough, with the proceeds to to towards damages for judgments against John Goyne, Dempsey Jordan, John R. Goyne, and Matthew M. Click.

SHERIFF’S SALE Page 213
M. KELLY, Sheriff, to Abner Killough both of Jeff. Co. $31. 80 acres being the W ½ of the SE ¼ of Sec 2, TP 18 of R 3W. Whereas by 4 writs of fieri facias issued out of the Co. Court of Tuscaloosa Co. wherein I was commanded to make of the goods, lands and chattels of John Goyne and Dempsey Jordan of fi-fa #109 the sum of $838. debt $50.46. Damages and cost on fi-fa #88 the sum of $650 debt $39.14 damages & costs against John R. Goyne and John Goyne and Matthew M. Click and on fi-fa #89 the sum of $700 debt $42.16 damages & cost against John R. Goyne, John Goyne and Dempsey Jordan, and in fi-fa #94 the sum of $200. debt and $10.50 damages with costs against John R. Goyne and John Goyne which the State of Ala. recovered against the said Defendants in the County Court of said County on the 5th day of Feb. 1839. Dated July 2, 1839. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct July 2, 1839. Filed July 2 recorded Sept. 21, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct.

On July 8, 1839, Sheriff M. Kelly has another Sheriff’s Sale, selling 80 acres of land to Peter Anderson for judgments against Byram C. Goyne, H. W. Goyne, John R. Goyne, Riley Pierce, John G. Nelms, George R. Goyne, James B. Moore, Dempsey Jordan, Mathew M. Click and John Goyne.

SHERIFF’S SALE Page 159-160
M. KELLY Sheriff, to Peter Anderson, both of Jeff. Co. Ala. $401. 80 acres being that part of the SE ¼ of Sec. 9, Tp 18, R. 3W. which lies North of the line running through the center of said quarter section from East to West. It having been so divided between the purchasers themselves. Whereas by 8 writs of Fieri Facias issued out of Jeff. Co. Court & to me issued one of them against Byram C. Goyne, H.W. Goyne, John R. Goyne, & Riley Pierce for the sum of $48.08 damages & $23.11 costs which William Robertson Jr. recovered against them, one other against John R. Goyne for the sum of $15.75 costs which the State of Alabama recovered against him, 2 others each for the sum of $15.28 costs whichMatthew M. Click recovered against John G. Nelms, George R. Goyne, H.W. Goyne & James B. Moore 1 other against John R. Goyne & John Goyne for the sum of $210.50 debt & damages & $11.93 ¾ costs which the Bank of the State of Alabama recovered against them. One other against John R. Goyne, John Goyne, & Dempsey Jordan for the sum of $742.16 debt & damages, which the Bank of the State of Alabama recovered against them. One other againstJohn Goyne & Dempsey Jordan for the sum of $888.46 debt & damages & $11.93 ¾ which the Bank of the State of Alabama recovered againt them, one other against John R. Goyne, John Goyne & Matthew M. Click for the sum of $689.14 debt & damages & $11.68 ¾ costs which the Bank of the State of Alabama recovered against them in compliance with said order I did sell above dexcribed property. Dated July 8, 1839. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct. July 15, 1839. Filed July 15, recorded July 16, 1839. B.E. Grace, Clk. of Co. Ct.

 

On August 3, 1839, the Goyne family asks for letters of administration at court in Jefferson County, AL, advising the court that John Goyne had died “more than 3 months past”, which places his death some time between the date he wrote his will on April 27, 1839 to May 2, 1839.

1839 John Goyne decd estate snip

1839 John Goyne decd estate snip

Will of John Goyne
The State of Alabama
Jefferson County

Recorded in Will Record 1818-1840 page 227.

To all to whom these presents shall come; know ye that I John Goyne of the County and State aforesaid, being in a low state of health, but possessing a sound and disposing mind and memory; And being disirous to settle my worldly affairs and to dispose of my property by will, as to me secureth most correct, and proper, do hereby make, publish and declare the following as my last will and testament, towit, In the first place I will and desire that all my just debts, be paid. Secondly, After the payment of all my just debts, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Nancy Goyne, during her life all the balance of my property which may be left after my just debts are satisfied both real ad personal.

And in the third and last place, I appoint my beloved son John R. Goyne, my executor to execute this my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I the said John Goyne, have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 27th day of April in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine, and 63rd year of American Independence.

John Goyne (seal)

Signed sealed published and declared in our presence as the last will and testament of John Goyne.

J. H. Goode
J. W. Byars
R. M. Montgomery

1840 US Census in Jefferson County, AL with Dempsey Jordan and family
Name: Dempsey Jordan
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Tallapoosa, Alabama
Free White Persons – Males – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons – Males – 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons – Males – 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons – Females – 40 thru 49: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 5
Free White Persons – Under 20: 6
Free White Persons – 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 9
Total All Persons – Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 9

1840 US Census in Tallapoosa Co AL w Dempsey Jordan and family

1840 US Census in Tallapoosa Co AL w Dempsey Jordan and family

October 1, 1845, Dempsey Jordan receives a land grant in Tallapoosa Co, AL.

1845 Tallapoosa Co AL land grant to Dempsey Jordan 1

1845 Tallapoosa Co AL land grant to Dempsey Jordan 1

1845 Tallapoosa Co AL land grant to Dempsey Jordan 2

1845 Tallapoosa Co AL land grant to Dempsey Jordan 2

 

1850 US Census in Kemper Co, Mississippi 50 year old Rebecca Jordan (Goyne) is with her husband Dempsey Jordan and their children:
Family Number: 1012
Household Members:
Dempsey Jordan 60
Rebecca Jordan 50
Eliza Jordan 20
Susan Jordan 18
John Jordan 16
James Jordan 14
George Jordan 13
Jane Jordan 10
Ellen Jordan 6

1850 US Census in Kemper Co MS w Dempsey Jordan and family

1850 US Census in Kemper Co MS w Dempsey Jordan and family

Oct 1, 1859, Dempsey Jordan receives a land grant in Kemper County, Mississippi.

1859 Kemper Co land grant to Dempsey Jordan 1

1859 Kemper Co land grant to Dempsey Jordan 1

1859 Kemper Co land grant to Dempsey Jordan 2

1859 Kemper Co land grant to Dempsey Jordan 2

1860 US Census in Kemper Co, MS with Dempsey Jordan and wife Sally Jordan
Name: S Jorden
Age: 55
Birth Year: abt 1805
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Place: Georgia
Home in 1860: Kemper, Mississippi
Post Office: De Kalb
Family Number: 1020
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
D Jorden 60
S Jorden 55
N A Jorden 17

1860 US Census in Kemper Co MS w Dempsey Jordan and family

1860 US Census in Kemper Co MS w Dempsey Jordan and family

1870 US Census in Kemper Co, MS with 70 yr old Dempsey Jordan and 70 yr old wife Sarah Jordan.

1870 US Census in Kemper Co MS w Dempsey Jordan and Sarah Jordan

1870 US Census in Kemper Co MS w Dempsey Jordan and Sarah Jordan

War of 1812 Pension Application File Index 1812-1815
Soldier: Dempsey Jordan
Widow: Sailie Jordan
Military Service Location: United States
Pension Number – #1: SO 25897
Pension Number – #2: SC 16744
Pension Number – #3: WO 30165
Pension Number – #4: WC 14421
Roll Number: 52
Archive Publication Number: M313

War of 1812 pension file cover

War of 1812 pension file cover

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