March 30, 1813 – Buffalo Fort Massacre (Missouri, US)

March 30, 1813 – Buffalo Fort Massacre (Missouri, US)John Jordan, born in 1766, was the grandfather of Mrs. Hamp Richmond, Mrs. Joseph Irwin, Mr. Jas. C. Jordan, W. A. Jordan, J. C. Jordan and several others. John Jordan came from York county, South Carolina, to St. Louis in 1808, then crossed the river at St. Charles, and for a time was in the fort at Troy, Mo. He came to Louisiana in 1809. He assisted in building the Buffalo fort, about a mile and a half from Louisiana, near the old Isgrig place. The spring was about thirty feet from the fort. A bridge was built over the spring to keep the Indians from seeing them going to get water.
Capt. Robert Jordan was brother of John Jordan. As Capt. Robert Jordan and his son, 17 years old, were coming from work, he and his son were shot and scalped by Indians in the southeast corner of Buffalo graveyard, in a ravine, on the 30th day of March, 1813–fifty yards from where they now sleep their last sleep. Thirteen families went into the fort as soon as it was finished. Capt. Robert Jordan and son were the first bodies ever buried in historic old Buffalo. The morning the boy was killed he begged his mother to cut his hair short, so if killed by Indians they would not scalp him. Andy and John Jordan were working near them and started at first report of fire arms. Andy’s horse smelling the Indians, threw him. It was thought the British or French furnished the fire arms for the Indians.
After the Jordans were killed by the Indians the government sent soldiers from St. Louis and took all of them from the fort, for it was a wilderness and all kinds of wild beasts and Indians everywhere.

Capt. Robert Jordan and his son were shot and scalped by Indians

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