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Jordan FELTS
Sarah KESTER
Prudence P. SMITH
Please Note:  Our subject's first wife is being confused with the Sarah Ann KESTER (1805-1882) of Harrison Co., VA [now WV], who married Conrad CUPP in 1834 in Marion Co., OH.  These are two different women.
Husband:  Jordan FELTZ/ FELTS / PHELPS
Birth:  1800-1805, NC
Death:  aft. 1880 census
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Crawford FELTS
Marriage-1:  5 Feb 1827, Grayson Co., VA
Wife-1:  Sarah "Sally" KESTER
Birth:  1800-1810, Grayson Co., VA
Death:  1844-47, Grayson Co., VA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Richard KESTER
Mother:  Phoebe BROWN
Marriage-2: 
Wife-2:  Prudence P. SMITH
Birth:  1804/5, NC
Occupation:  homemaker
Children with Sarah KESTER:
  born in Grayson [now Carroll] Co., VA:
  1.  Phoebe FELTS, b. 1827
  2.  Lurana Irene "Luraney" FELTS, b. Oct 1831
  3.  Creed Henderson FELTS, b. 28 Jan 1834
  4.  Rebecca FELTS, b. 1836/7
  5.  Juliann FELTS, b. 1839/40
  6.  Mary "Polly" FELTS, b. 1841/2

  born in Carroll Co., VA:
  7.  Susan FELTS, b. 15 Sep 1844

Children with Prudence SMITH born in Carroll Co., VA:
  8.  Matilda FELTS, b. 1846/7
  9.  Jesten / Jestin FELTS, b. 1850/1
10.  Virginia FELTS, b. 1854/5
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, North Carolina, Virginia

Sources (n.b., Carroll Co. was formed in 1842 from Grayson and Patrick Cos.):

1a.  Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940 (online at familysearch.org):
Jordon Phelps Sally Kester 05 Feb 1827 Grayson County, Virginia Film #31758

1b.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Virginia Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Phelps, Jordon Kester, Sally Feb 5, 1827 Grayson Co.

2.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #27-28 of 86 list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 VA Grayson Co. Roll M19_190 p. 258 Ln. 20 Felts Jorden 000 010 - 100 010 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = Jordan (b. 1803/4)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Phoebe (b. 1826/7)
1 female 20-29 1800-1810 = Sally

3.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #23-24 of 110 indexed "Fetts"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 VA Grayson Co. Roll 555 pp. 283B-284A Ln. 1 Jorden Felts 010 001 - 211 001 no slaves 0200000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Creed (b. 1833/4)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Jordan (b. 1803/4) 
2 females 4 or under 1835-1840 = Juliana? (b. 1839/40)
= Rebecca (b. 1836/7)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Daughter A
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Phoebe (b. 1827) 
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Prudence (b. 1804/5)
2 persons employed in agriculture

4.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #102 of 130):  11th Dist., Carroll Co., VA, Roll M432_939, p. 369A, 760/760, enumerated 11 October 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Jordan Feltz 46 M   farmer 400 NC
Prudence do 45 F       NC
Phebe    do 23 F       Va
Creed    do 16 M   farmer   Va
Rebecca  do 13 F       Va
Julina?  do 10 F       Va
Polly    do  8 F       Va
Susan    do  6 F       Va
Matilda  3 F       Va
Listed next to Widower Richard KESTER (æ 77, b. NY), who is the father of Jordan's first wife.

5.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #111 of 197):  Wolfe Glade P.O., Carroll Co., VA, Roll M653_1339, p. 875, PN 109, 710/714, enumerated 1 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Jordan Felts 60 M   Farmer   105 Virginia
Prudence " 50 F         N Carolina
Polly    " 19 F         Virginia
Creed    " 25 M   Farm Laborer 210 240 "
Susan    " 16 F         "
Matilda  " 13 F         "
Jesten   "  9 F         "
Virginia "  5 F         "

6.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #31 of 41):  Hillaville P.O., Piper's Gap Twp., Carroll Co., VA, Roll M593_1639, p. 492A, PN 31, 214/215, enumerated 23 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Felts Jordan 65 M W Farmer     NC
_____ Prudence 50 F W Keeping House 180 170 NC
_____ Jestin 17 F W At Home     Va
_____ Virginia 15 F W At Home     Va

7.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 55):  Piper Gap Dist., Carroll Co., VA, Roll 1360, p. 91C, PN 19, SD 5, ED 20, enumerated 9 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 13 22 23 24 25 26
170 170 Felts Jordan W M 75   / Farmer   / VA NC NC
    _____ Prudence P W F 65 Wife / Keeping house / / NC NC NC
Listed next to married son, Creed FELTS.

8.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

9.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.

10.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org):  shows Jordan as son of Crawford FELTS and the division between the children between Susan and Matilda.

11.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

12.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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