02 February 2012

There Is No Death! for Julia Jordan

Col. Colquitt & Julia Jordan
Photo © 2011/2 S. Lincecum
Julia Flournoy Hurt Colquitt Jordan rests in Linwood Cemetery at Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia. She is buried in a plot next to her father and first husband, Col. Peyton H. Colquitt, C.S.A (d. 1863). The front of Julia's elaborate tombstone is inscribed with the following:

Julia Flournoy Jordan
Only Child of Joel Early & Fannie Hurt
Born June 13, 1842
Died Dec 30, 1891

Beyond These Shadows There's Peace

The back of her monument contains a beautiful verse from a poem called "There Is No Death!" by J. L. McCreery:
The Birdlike Voice Whose Joyous Tones
Made Glad These Scenes Of Sin And Strife,
Sings Now An Everlasting Song
Around The Tree Of Life.
Julia's second husband was Leonidas A. Jordan, "one of Macon's most popular and highly esteemed citizens...a cultivated gentleman of great wealth,...known throughout the state as one of the largest planters and real estate owners in Georgia."1

Julia's death was sudden, the cause attributed to the grippe and pneumonia.

1. "The Marriage of Miss Ilah Dunlap to Colonel Lee Jordan at Macon," The Consitution (Atlanta, Georgia), 26 April 1894; digital image, GenealogyBank (http://www.genealogybank.com : accessed January 2012), Historical Newspapers.

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