Emily Epps Sanford Jordan
Inscription and Notes:
w/o Benjamin Smith Jordan, d/o Jesse and Martha Sanford
Death of Mrs. Emily Jordan (Union Recorder, May 14, 1889)
This lady, widow of the late Col. Benj. S. Jordan, died in Lee County on Sunday last, aged 83 years. The remains were brought to Macon on yesterday, and reached this city by the 2.30 o'colck train same day, when they were interred in our city cemetery.
Her husband, Col. B. S. Jordan, died at the family home, six miles from this city, many years ago, and the handsomest monument in our cemetery is erected over his remains. Col. L. A. Jordan, of Macon was an only child. Mrs. Jordan was a woman of intelligence and marked dignity in bearing. Only a few people in this city will remember her as she appeared on our streets and in our family circles. She was born in Baldwin county, and her maiden name was Sanford. After her husband's death she lived with her son. Mrs. Jordan was long a member of the M. E. Church in this city. She was liberal in dispensing her aid to the church. The present members are indebted to her for the handsome Communion service still used by the Church.
The funeral service took place from the M. E. Church, at 3 p.m. Monday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Dr. Kendall of Macon.