Jordan, Richard (1)

Jordan, Richard (1).

a minister of the Society of Friends was born in Nansemond County, Va., in 1693, and began preaching the same year with his younger brother Joseph (see above). The two brothers frequently traveled together, preaching the word of God, in Virginia, Maryland, and Carolina, and suffered no little from persecution. In 1728 he visited the Quakers in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and in Barbados. After two years he returned to the States, and settled in Philadelphia, where he died August 5, 1742. "His ministry was convincing and consolatory, his delivery graceful, but unaffected; in prayer he was solemn and reverent." See Janney, Hist. of Friends, 3, 270.

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