Jordan, Abner


Jordan, Abner

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Image: Abner Jordan 

Image Source: Courtesy of the National Archives 


Abner Jordan, once enslaved at Stagville, was listed as a brick-maker in Durham in the 1880 census. -Information excerpted from the Museum of Durham History's exhibit,"Durham A-Z: B is for Bricks," which was on display at the History Hub in Spring of 2014. 


Born about 1832 at Paul Cameron's place, Stagville. His mother's name was Ella Jordan and father's name was Obed. There were 13 children in the family. He was about the same age as Young Benneham growing up at Stagville and was his "bodyguard." They went every where together. -Information gathered from a slave narrative by Abner Jordan on 


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