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Jeffrey, Charles E. (Lieutenant)
Co-owner of the Riverside Press in Biddeford with brother William H. See Bickford’s Local landmarks, p.25-6.

 Jeffrey, William H.
Co-owner of the Riverside Press in Biddeford with brother Charles E. See Bickford’s Local landmarks, p.24-5.

Jelleson, Abel H. (Judge)
(1820-1895) Born in Waterboro, came to Biddeford in 1846. Judge & merchant. Father of Daniel L. Jelleson. Life sketch in York County History, facing p.188. Obit BWJ 08/16/1895, p.3 c.2.

Jelleson, Sarah E.
(1822-1905) Wife of Abel H. Jelleson. Home at 18 Sullivan Street; lived there 58 years. Obit BWJ 04/07/1905, p.1 c.6-7.

Jellison, Benjamin
Biddeford man, formerly of Hollis; died 06/08/1853, aged 93. U & J 06/15/1853, p.3 c.2.

Jewett, Sara Orne
(1849-1909) Berwick, Maine author. Obit BWJ 07/02/1909; will information BWJ 07/23/1909, p.1 c.3.

Johnson, Herbert F.
Founder of Staples, Johnson & Company; later the Marblehead Boatyard. Obit BDJ 07/19/1955, p.2 c.2.

Johnson, John Wesley (Doctor)
(1829-1907) Kidnapped at age 3 by Indians, recognized at age 26. Died at Trull Hospital in Biddeford. Obit BWJ 09/13/1907, p.1 c.5. Story of life and Indian captivity (1907) and Son’s recollections of his father (1954) in Biddeford Scrapbook #6, pp.96-99.

Joncas, Leo
(1900-1956) Obit BDJ 10/15/1956, p.1.

Jordan, Daniel Scamman
(1824-1921) Son of Ichabod and Elizabeth Nason Jordan. Born in Jordan home on Pool Road near Clifford Street, one of 12 children. Went to Lawrence, Massachusetts as a young man; died there. Obit BWJ 01/07/1921, p.8 c.6.

Jordan, [Family]
Pool Road, Biddeford. In Estelle Tatterson’s A Little of Everything. December 18 or 19, 1927.

Jordan, Franklin
(1841-1914) Born in Saco. Had unusual sea career, beginning in 1857. Was in the Navy during the Civil War. Obit BDJ 10/12/1914, p.8 c.2-3.

Jordan, Frederick
Son of Capt. Tristram Jordan, age 18. U & J, 03/23/1855, p.3 c.3.

Jordan, George V. (Captain)
Home on Storer Street, Saco. Died 05/29/1887 about 76 years old. Obit BDJ 05/31/1887, p.3 c.1.

Jordan, Ichabod (Captain)
(1770-1865) With wife Mary Coffin had eight children. Disaster of ship “Pepperell”. Obit of son, Capt. Tristram Jordan of Saco, who washed overboard in the Atlantic: U & J 12/19/1856, p.2 c.4. Other son Capt. James Jordan died at 36 in New York; buried 07/01/1839.

Jordan, Ichabod
Wife was Elizabeth Nason. His son, Daniel Scamman Jordan, was born in their Pool Street home 07/23/1824, and died in Haverhill, Massachusetts: Obit BWJ 01/07/1921, p.8 c.6. Daniel was the last surviving member of the 12 children of Ichabod and Elizabeth Jordan. [Farmer?]

Jordan, Mrs. Ichabod
Obit in U & J, 04/13/1855, p.3 c.1. [Mary Coffin or Elizabeth Nason?]

Jordan, Ralph Tristram
(1764-1850) Son of Judge Rishworth Jordan and father of Capt. Rishworth Jordan (1794-1889).

Jordan, Rishworth (Judge)
(1719-1808) Oldest son of Samuel Jordan and builder of house turned into Stella Maris school [now owned by the University of New England]. From Folsom’s History of Saco and Biddeford, pp.272-3. His son was Rishworth Jordan Jr., Biddeford town clerk.

Jordan, Rishworth (Major)
(1753-1843) Died 10/25/1843 age 90 years in Biddeford. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.180. His wife died 03/01/1825. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.100.

Jordan, Rishworth, Junior
(1754-  ) Son of Judge Rishworth Jordan and Abigail Jordan. From Biddeford Town Records, Book II, p.272.

Jordan, Rishworth
(1792-1872) “The old hermit of Salmon Falls”. Born in 1792 in Hollis, son of Joseph Jordan. Life story in BWJ 02/26/1915, p.2 c.4-5.

Jordan, Rishworth (Captain)
(1794-1889) Son of Ralph Tristram Jordan, grandfather of photographer Robert H. Gay. Went to sea at age 21; first wife died in 1847, second wife died in 1882. Obit BWJ 10/18/1889, p.3 c.4. Obit says lived 63 years in same house—or from 1826 until death.

Jordan, Rishworth
(1818-1900) Son of Ichabod Jordan of Biddeford. Ship blacksmith during heydey of Biddeford shipbuilding industry. Died of an infection after a fall, age 82. Obit BDJ 09/24/1900 & BWJ 09/28/1900, p.7 c.2.

Jordan, Rishworth, Junior
(1819-1903) Father was Rishworth Jordan Sr. (1798-1868); lifelong residents of Saco. Married Mary Elizabeth Hill of Saco about 1853. Buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco. Had been President of three banks in Biddeford & Saco. Obit and sketch of life BWJ 03/27/1903, p.8 c.4-5.

Jordan, Robert (Reverend)
Pioneered Episcopacy in Maine along with Reverend Richard Gibson. See Biddeford Scrapbook #2, p.19.

Jordan, Samuel (Captain)
(1684-1742) Builder of the Goldthwait House. From Folsom’s History of Saco and Biddeford, p.237-239. Progenitor of the Jordan families of Biddeford.

Jordan, Samuel (Major)
Died of consumption Buried 07/19/1811. From Samuel Merrill diary, p.21.

Jordan, Samuel
Town crier. M. A. 03/10/1851, p.3 c.5.

Jordan, Samuel (Captain)
(1803-1888) Of Lower Biddeford. Went to sea at 16. Obit BWJ 04/13/1888, p.3 c.1.

Jordan, Sarah Ann
(1812-1904) Widow of Captain George V. Jordan. Obit BDJ 12/02/1904, p.7 c.6.

Jordan, Sophia S.
Wife of Rishworth Jordan, Pool Road. Died aged 73. Obit BWJ 11/30/1888, p.3 c.2.

Jordan, Tristram (Colonel)
(1731-1821) Third son of Capt. Samuel Jordan. One of the first merchants of Biddeford; Massachusetts Senator in 1787. Moved to Saco in 1749, lived on estate at “Deep Brook” from 1780s forward. See Folsom’s History of Saco & Biddeford, p.291. Died at Saco, age 91, 11/02/1821. From diary of Samuel Merrill, p.85. See also Biddeford Scrapbook #1, p.10.

Jordan, Tristram (Captain)
Death of Captain Tristan [sic] Jordan of Saco, washed overboard from ship “Pepperell” in mid-Atlantic. U & J 12/19/1856, p.2 c.4.

Judge, Thomas
Civil engineer; equipped paper plant at Newfoundland for Lord Northcliffe, owner of London Times. Obit BWJ 05/19/1922, p8 c.5.

Judkins, George W. “Babe”
Dies at 43 Hill Street (home of Cynthia Hill), aged 33. “Well known, possessed many good characteristics.” BDJ 11/20/1890, p.3 c.2.

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