OLD FAYETTEVILLE PHOTOS
The Jordan & McNeill photos on this page were contributed by
Elaine M. Carr
Posted May 24, 2004 by Myrtle Bridges
Thomas James Jordan b 1835 grew up in Fayetteville, NC.
In 1857 he married Ann Massey. They were parents of Wiley, Alice, Margaret, Harriet, Sarah, Thomas,
Charles, Robert, Dillon & Walter Jordan. Their children grew up on Haymount St.
Ann Elliott Massey, b 1837 in Fayetteville, NC.
Wife of Thomas James Jordan. Mother of ten children.
Two of the 10 children of Thomas James Jordan and
Ann Elliott Massey. Sarah Lafayette "Sallie" Jordan b 1868 (seated) m. John Sinclair McNeill,
(Elaine's grandparents). Harriet "Hattie" Jordan b 1866 (standing) married John C Stout.
Wiley Edwards Jordan b 1858 never married. Son of
Thomas James Jordan and Ann Elliott Massey. This photo was copied from a tintype in a small
Sallie Jordan McNeill (adult on left), daughter
Lilly (white dress). Boy standing and children sitting are not identified. This photo was most
likely taken either at John Sinclair McNeill's home in Manchester or Robert Mitchell Jordan's
home in Fayetteville, before 1910.
Mary Lilly McNeill (holding umbrella) and her first
cousin Annie Elizabeth "Bessie" Jordan. Lilly was born 1890 & Bessie 1898. Bessie appears to
me to be about 10 or so years old. This photo was most likely taken either at John Sinclair McNeill's
home in Manchester or Robert Mitchell Jordan's home in Fayetteville. Probably made before 1910, when
the McNeill family moved to Spencer, Rowan Co., North Carolina.
Lilly's mother, Sarah Lafayette Jordan, and Bessie's father, Robert Mitchell Jordan, were sister
and brother, children of Thomas James Jordan and Ann Elliott Massey. Lilly m. (1) Dr. J. G. Harrison
and (2) Grover E "Bob" Robinson. Bessie m. Joel Herbert Sherman.
Mary Lillie McNeill Jordan b. 1908 [named after oldest child
of John Sinclair & Sallie (Jordan) McNeill]. She is the daughter of Robert & Sallie (McDonald) Jordan.
Mary L married Emmitt B Harlee
Cedric Alexander Jordan, b. 1910, married Virginia _?_;
Beatrice McDonald Jordan, b. 1912, married Benton M Ewing. Two of the eleven children of Robert &
Sallie (McDonald) Jordan.
This photo was in the belongings of my aunt, Mary Lilly McNeill,
born 1890 Cumberland Co NC to John Sinclair McNeill and Sarah Lafayette Jordan. I know nothing about the
subject of the photo, which appears to date to the turn of the century, possibly 1895-1905. Her age is
probably late teens to early twenties. Although her dress appears black, it is dark green. If she looks
familiar to anyone, please let me know. I'd love to put a name to this lovely face. Thank you, Elaine Carr.
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