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MADABA HISTORY DATING BACK 3000 YEARS AND ALKARADSHEH FAMILY TREE DATING BACK 400 YEARS
THE STORY BEING TOLD HERE IS BASED ON INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM DOCUMENTED HISTORY. CREDIT GIVEN TO AUTHORS WHERE REQUIRED
THE KARADSHEH IN MADABA
THE KARADSHEH FAMILY history, As we know it,
began early 1600 to 1650 a.d. with Our Great
Grand Father Yousef married to Qarwah. Yousef
had a brother Hatem and they lived in
Salkhat, Hooran (Syria).
Yousef and Qarwah had 4 sons they are Qaqish,
Falooh, Nuweiser, and Kardosh.
1)QAQISH moved to the town of Salt(Jordan).
His descendants are known by his name
Qaqish family visit www.qaqish.com .
2)FAL00H remained in Hooran and
his descendants are known as Falooh family. 3)NUWEISSER moved to Husn (Jordan)
his descendants are known as the
Nuweiser and Ayoub families visit
4)KARDOSH moved to Karak (Jordan)
about 1605 after an economic
depression fell upon the Hooran area........
KARDOSH had 2 sons they are Yagoub
and Salameh: 1)YAGOUB whose
descendants are known as the
AL KARDOSH family in Nasrah.
2)SALAMEH (First Generation Karadsheh
and the Grand Father of the Al Karadsheh Tribe)
his descendants stayed in Karak and later in
1883 due to a forced migration moved to Madaba. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
SALAMEH IBN KARDOSH is the great grandfather
of The Karadsheh Families.
The name was derived by pluralizing
the name Kardosh as was the custom during
those days in Karak using the Arabic
language. Unlike in Nasrah the
descendants of Yagoub singularized
their name and went by the family
name Kardosh. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
.......SALAMEH AL KARADSHEH (1675 a.d.-1754 a.d) _____________________|________________________ JABER (1705-1784)........................ HILAL (1708-1788) SALAMEH settled in Karak and had
2 sons Jaber and Hilal. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
JABER had 4 sons Odetallah, Suleiman,
Issa and Salman. A) Odetallah had
one son Dakhlalah who had 2 sons Odetallah
and Jeryes. Odetallah had Marzook
(Almarzook family). Jeryes
(Aljreysat family) had 3 sons
1)Dakhlala who had
5 sons Yagub, Salim, Jamil,
2)Odeh who had Jeryes and Issa.
3) Issa who had Ibrahim who married
Jameela Marzook and had
4 sons Issa, Issam, Atef, Adli and
6 daughters Alies, Raad,
Virginia, Haifa, Linda and Meis.
B)Suleiman had one son
Yousef who had one son
C)Issa had one son Odeh who had
one son Jumian (Aljumian family)
Jumian had 7 sons they are
1)Odeh had Mitri who
had Butrus, Jamal and Munir,
2)Salameh had (Fouad who has one
son Fareed and 4 daughters Joy, Lily,
Jane, Linda). 3)Yosuf had Farah,
4)Salim had Jeryes and Butros,
5)Ibrahim had Farhan, Adel, Hanna,
Ghaleb, Naef, Fares,
6)Khalil had George, Machaeel,
Wadee,Joseph and Adnan
7)Yagoub had Tawfeek, george,
Nasri and Marwan . D)Salman,
(AlQossoos and Alawageen family)
had 3 sons Odetallah, Awad, and
Ibrahim. Ibrahim had 2 sons
Odeh and Jeryes, 1)Odeh had Yousef
who had 3 sons Khalil,
Mousa and Ibrahim. 2)Jeryes
had 2 sons Salman and Issa. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX HILAL had 3 sons Nasser,Jabir and Salameh.
(Third Generation) A)Nasser had two sons Jubrael (Alazzara) and Mansoor (Almansoor). B)Jaber
had one son Ibrahim who had 3 sons
Nassar(Alnassar), Odeh (Alghareeb), Suleiman (Alsololeen). C)Salameh had one son Jaber
(his decendants are referred to as 3yal Jaber)
who had 4 sons they are Hanna, Khalil,
Jubrael,and Issa. I)Hanna had Salameh
(Alsalamat)who had 3 sons,Hanna,
Jiryes and Odeh. Hanna had 6 sons
Saadeh, Ayed, Jeryes, Sami,Bassam
and Salameh married Lily Salibah Matalka
and has Khaldoon,Hanna and Zaidoon.
2) Jeryes had Imad (Wadah, Yazid and Sari)
and Ramsey ( Jeryes and Udei).,
3) Odeh had 4 sons Salem, Issa
who had 2 sons (Ashraf and Odeh and several daughters),Yagoub and Salebah,
II)Khalil (Ilyasat) had (A) Salem who
had Khalil who had 3 sons they are
1-Jeryes who had Tawfeek who has 4 sons
Maher, Wael,Nasser and Amer.
and Fouad married Nadia has Mazen,
Khalil and daughter Mona.
2- Ibrahim has 5 sons and daughter
Sumiah the sons are Nazeeh,
Samir, Ghaleb, Hazim and Nasri.
3-Ilyas has Jihad who has Meera,
Ilyas and Morad. and (B)Ilyas who had
Salem who had Jameel, Moaeen, Shafeeg,
and shawgi, III)Jibrael (AlQarrain),
and IV)Issa had 3 sons Jabir (Aljabir),
Hanna (karadsheh), Odeh (Almatalga). XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
NASSAR had 2 sons Salameh and Khalil
(Alkhouri) married Mariam Yousef Jumian
who had 2 sons Khalaf and Issa
( had Issa, George who had Fares,
Shafeek and Fadi. Shafik had Bassem.
Baseel has Karem and Salem who has
Basel. and 5 daughters Fudeya married
Jeryes Farhood, Fuda married Suleiman Matalka,
Khadra married Abu Thaher and several
others after being widowed. Mariam married
abu Tuma Hamarneh, and Thahebeh married
Yousef (Abu Ateyeh) Hamati. Jaber had Hanna
married to Sabha Haddadin had
6 sons and 4 daughters.
Salameh who married Lily Matalka
and has Khaldoon,Hanna, and Zaidoon.
Saadeh. Sami married Najwa Zawaydeh.
Bassam married Diana Hijazeen. Ayed.
Jeryes who has Imad who has 3 sons Wadah,
Sari and Yazeed. The daughters are Fudah,
SIHAM who married Tareq Hamarneh and has
Munther, Iyad and Basmah. Gihan. Sumiah.
Jeryes and Odeh who married Mariam and
had 4 sons they are 1)Salem who has
3 sons Faek, Naef and Sameer. 2)Issa,
3)Yagoub and 4)Salibah, Salibah has
Osamah and Mazen. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
The ones mentioned above, and their close friends, fathered the well known and respected KARADSHEH
related families in MADABA, THEY ARE: 1)MARZOOK..2)JUREISAT..3)FARHOOD..
4)JIMIAN..5)QOSOOS (ALWAJEEN). 6) AZZARA..7)MANSOOR..8)SOLOLEEN..9)NASSAR..
15) The sons and daughters of KHALAF
IBN YOUSEF IBN HANNA who go by the
last name KARADSHEH..16)MATALKA..17)
KHOURI..18) HAMARNEH.. 19) HAMATI..20) BAJALI..21)HALASAH Nussair ibn Yousef
and Khalil HALASAH..22)ZAWAHRI..23)HOURANI. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Each of these families have many decendants.
This web page is in the process of
expanding so we can accommodate all
the members of these families. Your
help is needed in providing the names
of ones you know. Both male and female.
I welcome all contributions in the form
of information, pictures, and direct
assistance. With your help we can
develop the best Family Tree on the web.
contact me using the contact form at top. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Information sources so far are two books.
One was written in English by an
English Colonel in 1938 called
"Tribes of Jordan" by
Col. Fredrick G. Peak. And the
second called "Madaba and the Karadsheh Tribe", written by two of our own Karadsheh scholars, Mr. Mikhaeel K. Jumean and Dr. Amjad A. Jumean ...
My sincere and heart felt thanks go to Captain Ramzi Matalqa who contributed the book "Madaba and the Karadsheh Tribe" to this page. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX MATALGA....began their journey
with Odeh Ibn Issa Karadsheh
(hereon Matalka). The name
Matalka was derived from
two Arabic words "Ma" and "Talga".
Ma in arabic means No and
Talga means divorce in effect
the words mean "no divorce".
There is a story about how Odeh
was labeled Matalga.
He was a very generous man,
his house was always open to
neighboring friends who are invited
to trade their goods. Odeh would invite
them to eat Mansaf. Once they are
finished he would ask them to eat more,
as was the custom in Madaba. The guests
would say "thank you we are full".
He would respond "Eat, Eat, if you don't
eat I would divorce my left arm
from its socket". The guests would
appease him and eat more and say
"Ma Talga". Meaning you need not
divorce your arm from its socket.
The name Matalga and later
Matalka caught on. Odeh had 2 sons
SULEIMAN and SALMAN (Fifth Generation). XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
SULEIMAN who had 2 sons YAGOUB and HANA
(Sixth Generation)and 5 daughters who
emerged in Madaba in the early 1900 and
there after. The 5 daughters are, Hanneh,
Nurse Labeebeh (aka Joy), Helaneh,
Afifeh, and Sabet. A)
YAGOUB married Hind born in Williamsport,
Pensylvania, USA raised in Brumanah,
Lebanon and worked in Nazareth before
settling in Amman, Jordan. Yagoub and Hind
had 4 sons (Seventh Generation),
1)Anwar married Helen. His children
are Nadia married to Andre Sommer and
resides in Germany, Jack G.
married to Diana and have Brandi
and Branden,( 9th Generation) Donald
married to Amy and have one son
Nickolas and daughter Kathryn .
and Michael has one daughter
Maggie Marie Matalka. 2)Akram also
know as (Jack) Akram Yagoub Matalka
has 3 sons, Sammy,Jamey,Tim and 1 daughter Heather.
3)Ramsey married Aida.
Their children are Tareq,
Amin married Claire, and Faisal,
4)Afif married Lamis and his children
are Aimee, Natalee, and Olivia.
B)Hanna married Nazek and had 5
sons and 1 daughter. They are
1)Haitham married Ragheda.
Their children are Hanna, Nabeel,
Dana, and Norma. 2) Nadeem married Iman,
his children are Lina, Luma, and Lana.
3)Nabeel. 4)Rajaee married Samia
and his children are Zaid and Laith.
5)Suleiman married Asma his children
are Khaled and Marian. 6)Ilham married
Ghassan Her children are Jameel and Mayada. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
SALMAN (died May 1943) had 3 sons
Dakhlalah, Salibah and Sami.
A)Dakhlalah's children are:
a)Jameel married to Naemeh his children
are Awni, Adma, Issam and Atef.
b)Makhaeel married Kameleh his children
are Issa, Salam, Amer, Osama,a computer
scientist working for the
United Nations married to Ruba Gousous
and has 3 children Tara and Noura and son
Faris, Sanaa and Wafaa.
c)Speer his children are Maher
married Nadia and has daughter
Farrah, Mazen married Salma and has
twin children Fadi and Christina,
Maha married Phillip resides and has Sandra,
Anita and Tamara and Mona married
Danny has Jonathan and Stephanie.
d)Zuhair married Muntaha has 3 children
1)Waleed married Lina and have one daughter
Daline, 2)Amjad married Raja and has 2
daughters Nadine and Sabine, and
3)Khaled married Nasma and has Omar,
Yasmina and Jad. e)Suhail married
Hana and their children are Faris
married Jamie, Lara and Fadi, f)Zeinat,
g)Mae married George, and h)Suhaila
married Waleed. B)Saleebah's children
are a)Sameeh married Ibtissam and has
Karim, Iyad, Kholoud married Osama,
and Basel b)Phillip married Abla
and has Malek who married Sawsan
and has one son Yanal and Sama,
c)Lily who married Salameh,
d)Nadia married Phillip.
e)Nuhad married Jalil and has
3 daughters,1)Brigitte married
Mark and have 2 daughters Jessica
and Amy and 1 son Michael.
2)Natasha married Jeffrey. 3)Tania.
C)SAMI married Shafiqa Jumian have
3 boys and 4 girls. The boys are
Raed married Elham, Wael married Kholoud and has one boy (Alaa) and one girl (Natalee)and Mazen.
The girls are Raida who married
Akram and has 3 boys and a girl.
Mageda married Talal and have one boy
(Sanad), Ghada married Hisham
and have one boy (Gaith)
and Wafaa married Munir and has
2 girls Yara and Zeina and one boy Yazin. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AL QOSOOS: Salman had 3 children
they are Ibrahim, Awwad, and Odatallah.
A)Ibrahim had 2 sons Odeh and Jeries.
Odeh had one son named Yousef who
had 3 sons
Khalil who had 3 sons Yousef,
Massad and Touma. B) Jeries had
2 sons Salman who had one son Salem.
Issa had 2 sons 1) Jadeallah
(Al Awajean) had 3 boys Yagoub sons
( Mazen,Raed has Anthony and Eliana
and Firas married to Shireen and has
Nadine), Wadea sons (Adnan and Suhai),
and Jeryes married to Qumra his
children are 1)Shafik married to
Mary had John, Angela, Mona, Deena
and Randa. a)John have Roman,
b)Angela's children are Peter,
Carissa and Elizabeth. c)Mona's
children are Nicholas, Katherine,
Michael, Matthew, Emilia,
Anna and Christina, d)Deena,
e)Randa have Mitry and Elias.
4)Iskander married Amal Hanna
Naasan they have a)George,
b)Nabeel married Dima has Joseph,
c)Christina married Bob have
Ansani ans Alexis. 5)Marwan
children are 1)Alaa married Wardeh
Khoury has Marwan and Jeryes.
2)Zeid, 3)Moayd, and 4)Yazen.
6)Loris married to Tawfik Lahham and
have 8 children a)Hanan married to
Nabil and they have Youmna,
Shereen and John, b)Khaled married
to May and have Leana, Tawfik and
Nicholas, c) Osama married to Nicki
and they have Nickolas, d)Feirouz
married Michael and have Michael Jr.
and Juliana, e) Saheir, f)Reem married
to Robert, g)Shereen married to chad
and have Madelyn, h)Nadia. 7)Farouk
married Randa Sololeen has a)Jeryes,
b)Rania married Prince, c)Tania,
d)Tamara married Tim, and e)Suzan.
8)Mary married to Nabile Massarweh
and have a)Nader who is married to
Lori,and b)Anthony. B)Shargi
(to be continued)
AL QARRAIN....JIBRAEL IBN JABER had 2
sons 1)SALEM who had FARAH who had
4 sons Salem, Bashar, Heidar,Ibrahim
and 7 daughters.2)SULEIMAN who had 2
sons Jibrael who has Awni. And Issa who
had 3 sons and 2 daughters Victoria who
had Salem, Maher, Nidal, Rima, Raeda,
Asma and Randa married Farouk and
resides in Phoenix, and Fairouz.
The sons are: a)SULEIMAN who had
3 sons and 1 daughter, Nashat who has
Fadi, NORMA, Talal married Mageda
and have Sanad, and Issa has
Suleiman and Norma.b)Saliba.
c)Makhael who has 4 sons,
Fouad married Muna ,
Waleed married Suhaila, Munther
married to Sumaya and has 2 sons
Firas and Alaa and one daughter Reem
who married Mohammed and lives in
Canada. Hani married Adma and has
Tamer and Makhael. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AL FARHOOD....FARHOOD had 3 children
1)YOUSEF had 2 children Butros and Fayez.
a)Butros has 3 sons and 1 daughter they
are Samir, Ramzi, Ziad and Suhad. Samir
married Raeda and has 2 sons and 2
daughters ther are Butros, Genevieve,
Natalie and Farid. Ramzi married
Khulood and has 2 sons and 1 daughter
they are Leena, Nader and Samer married
Lara and have Ghazi and Rafaela.
Ziad is a bachelor. Suhad married
Khalil and has one daughter Niveen.
b)Fayez who had Yousef and Ashraf.
Yousef is married to Nadia.
Ashraf is married to Rachel.
2) IBRAHIM who had 2 children Michael
who had 5 sons they are Fouad
has michael, Adnan, Adel, Sami, and Jihad.
Hanna who has 5 sons and 1 daughter,
they are Ibrahim have 2 sons
Kais and Odi. Leyth have Osama and Anis.
Ziad. Zaid have 3 sons Eyad,
Ziad and Firas. Nashat have 2 sons
Tareq and Hanna. and daughter Addel..
3)Jeryes who had 2 children Ayed
and Farhan. AYED had a)Jameel who
has 2 children Adliand Imad. b)Ghazi
(aka Jess) wife is Rose has 6 daughters
Suzanne (married Edmond ), Nadia, Jessica
(married Paul ), Randa, Mona
(married Christopher) and Reem.
c)Hani, and d)Akram who has Akram.
3)FARHAN had 3 sons and 2 daughters
they are a)Essam has omar and 3 daughters,
b)Bassem have Johnny, Donna, Tamer,
and Renee. c)Bassam, d)Alice and e)Sihan. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AL ILYASAT see Khalil Ibn Jaber
Ibn Salameh above. Khalih had two
sons Salem and Ilyas. A)Salem
had Khalil who had 3 sons 1)Jiryes
who had a) Dr. Tawfiq married to
Nada Maayaa have i)Maher married to
Shireen Bashton have Nada, ii)Wael
married to Haneen have Tawfiq,
Faisal and Talal. iii)Nuha have Bashar,
Alaa and Hanaliv)Lina have Rana,
Ruba and Sireen (reside in the United States).
v)Nahla married to Ayman have Tamara,
Natasha, Shafiq, Nehad and Zaid.
vi)Nasser married to Rama have Rajwa,
Karma and Omar. vii)Amer married to
Nuha have Naya, Maan and Dareen
who has Sahem. viii)Maha married to Dr. Samir
. and b) Fouad married Nadia had Mazin,
Khalil and Mona. 2)Ibrahim who had
6 children. a)Nazeeh married to
Amal and have Yazan, Zeena and
Yazeed,b) Dr. Samir married to Maha
has 2 daughters Mais and Manal,
and 2 sons
Manhall and Maan who is married
to Dareen Akram Hamarneh,
c) Ghaleb married to Montaha have
Shadi, Ghadeer, and Fadi, d)Hazem married to
Vera have 1)Dareen and
2)Katie who is married to
Yardin have martine and Sofi,
and e)Nasri married to Nermeen
have Ibrahim, Ehab, Nivin and
Nisreen who is married to Sami Twal
and have one daughter Ireen.
f)Sumayah married to Munther Qarrain
and have Firas married to Neveena,
Alaa married to Tamara,
Reem married to Mohammad and have
Sanad and Gena. and 3)Ilyas who had
6 children a)Jihad who has 3 children
Meera married Eyad Twal, Ilyas and Murad b)Maysoon,c)Buthaina,d)Lamis who married
Afif and has 3 daughters Amee, Natalie, and Olivia,e)Janan and f)Iman.
B) Ilyas had Salem who had 4 children
1)Jameel,2) Moeen has one son Raed,
3)Shafik, and 4)Shawqi married to
Hind have a)Zaid married to Nisreen,
b)Rania married to Basheer Shamas have Fares,
Murad, and Rama. c)Rana and d)Salem. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AL JREYSAT..Jeryes Dakhlalah son of
Odetalah son of Jaber Ibn Salameh is
the grandfather of the Jreysat family.
Jeryes as shown above had 3 sons
(Dakhlala,Issa, and Odeh). 1)Dakhlala,
who died during a battle with neighboring
badoo tribe in August 1918.
I understand that he fought very bravely
defending Madaba and its people,
had 5 sons a)Yagub married Fatha Salamat
had 1 son and 4 dayghters.
The son is Dakhlala married to Nawal
who have 2 sons and 1 daughter, Diaa,
And Majdi who is married to Rula Rayek
have 2 sons Jacob, Issa and 1 daughter Ayah.
And Lubna who is married to Issam
and they have 2 boys Yazen and Yazeed.
The daughters are Nazek married Hanna Matalka,
Nawal, Nuha married Adnan Salamat.
b)Salim who had William who has Salim
who has WILLIAM (thanks will for
the information), Waleed married Myra
who have 1-Daniel married Karen
and has Christiana, Chandler,
Micah and Marissa. 2-JoHannah
married Kraig Smith and have Ariana,
Miles who married Karen, Madeline, and Sophia.
3-Carmel married Rich Deleau
and have Marena, Jourdan and Max.
4-Lisa married Tarchinski and have
Basil Andre Karachy RIP 1984-2001,
Roman Sage, Hunter William, and
Aris Wesley. Wael married Najwa
and have Marwan and 2 daughters,
Farook married Linda and have
Jim and Peter who have daughter
Star Anna. c)Jameel.d)Salebah who had
Nofan married Nadia Madanat and has
1-Julie married Jawad Jalal Abasi son Rafed.
2- Nisreen married Amjad Eid Sweis
and has Fayroz.3-Mary married
Eddie Jires Shaeny. 4- Nadeen and 4-Omar.
Hisham who married Ghada and has Ghaith.
Hissam who has Nathan, and Faris who
has Nishan. e)Mitri. 2)Issa who
had Ibrahim married Jamila Marzook
and had 4 sons a)Issa who has Kavien,
Feras, and Aboud,b)Issam,c)Atef, d)Adli,
and 6 daughters a)Aleese married
Yousef Neamat, b)Raad married
Nael Jresat, c)Virginia married
Yagoub Qousous, d)Haifa married
Nazeeh Tadrus, d)Linda married
Eid Munezeal who have Tamara
and Nasreein, e)Maysoon married
Michael Halasa. a)Atef married
Firyal Marji and has Ibrahim,Zaid,
Diala who provided this thorough history
of this part of the family. (Thank you
Diala and God bless you.), and Ramia.
b)Issa, c) Issam married Janet Awwad
and has Ibrahim and Diane, and d) Adli.
3)Odeh who had a)Jeryes who had
Ahed who has Samer and Iyad,
Nael who has Maen and Munther,
Fareed who has Amer and Jeryes,
Hayel who has Basheer and Rabea,
and Sayel. and b)Issa who has
Odeh who has Issa and Ibrahim. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AL MARZOOK Family...Marzook had 5 sons
they are Odetallah, Khalil, Ibrahim,
Odeh and Salem. 1)Odetallah had one son
Tawfeek who had 8 sons they are
a)Jeryes who had 2 sons Yazin and
Tawfeek, b)Samih who had 3 sons Yagoub,
Aismat and Issam, c)Sami had 1 son Aalaa,
d)Elias had 2 sons Faisal and Firas,
e)Samir had 3 sons Tawfeek, Samer, and Tamer,
f)Sameh had 1 son Amer, g)Jawdat
had 1 son Audaai, h)Raafat. 2)Khalil
had 9 sons, a) Makhaeel married Afifa
Jumian and has 6 sons and 5 daughters.
1)Nabeel has 1 son Amjad and 2 daughters
Majeda and Diana, 2)Bassam has one
son Mike and 2 daughters.,
3)Nashaat has 2 sons Osamah married
to Nour Qaqish and Laith and
2 daughters Rana and Reem who
married Ala Qaqish, 4)Basim has 3 sons
a)Marzook married Rafif Rafic Qawar
and has basim, b) Sultan,
c)Michael. and 3 daughters
a)Lana married Michael and has Zaid,
Julie and Mark. b) Zain married
Ayman Tadros has Edward and Ashly.
c)Rhanda married Ramzie Zabaneh
and has Khader and Yaza.
5)Marzook married Siham George Jumian
and had Layla, Khalil, Sami,
Michael, Zaid, and Dani.
6)Ghaleb has one son Sanad and
daughter Farah.The daughters are Ilene,
Nabilah, Adma, Hind, and Nadera.
b)Jibrael. c)Yagoub had 4 sons and
5 daughtres. Hatem married Nadira Marzouq
and have 2 sons Maen and Mutaz
and 1 daughter Mais, Marwan married
Nadia and has 1 son Shadi and 3 daughters,
Linda, Lana and Loubna.
Nasri married Wafaa Hijazin has 2 son
Amer and Adam and one Daughter Ashley,
and Khaled who married Hala Faek Jabber
and has Jake, Michael and Amber.
The daughters are Nihad married
Awwad Haddad and has Zead married to
Raaed and Rami and Dena married
Mike Fasheh. Ikhlas had Rola and
Yazin and Tawfik, Diana married
Bassam Marzook and have 1 boy Mike
and 2 girls Donna and Vera,
Ghada married Leo Minniachi and has
Jawad and Luciano, and Maha married
John and has 1 daughter and 1 son.
d)Hanna, e)Butros, f)Abdallah married
Samira Jumian and has 1 son Samir married
to Majeda Haddadeen, and 2 daughters
Hilda and Aida. g) Marzook who has 5 sons,
Khalil who has 1 son Mark. Sami, Zaid,
Mike married Lana Marzouk, and Danny.
h) Sami, i) Jeryes. 3) Ibrahim had 2 sons
and 2 daughters Faiza and Jamilla has
son Issa. The sons are a)Farhan married
Ilene and has 2 sons Mazin married to
Shadia Tadrous, and Zeid, and 2 daughters
Hala married Dr. Nazieh Ammari and Sawsan
married Dr. Kamal Shahatit.
b)Farah, migrated to US in 1956, married
Haifa Khoury and has Diane,
Ibrahim-a hero who gave his life
in defence of his country while
coming home from serving in Eygpt during 1985-,
Rosemarie married Lewis Preddy has Abraham, Sara and Stephen 4) Odeh and 5) Salem. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AL SALAMAT Family.....Hana ibn Jaber
had one son Salameh. Salameh had 3 sons
Hanna, Jeryes and Odeh. 1)Hanna had
6 sons and 4 daughters Fatha married
Yagoub Jeresat, Seham married
Tarek Hamarneh had 2 sons Munther and
Eyad has son tarek and daughters Sahar,
Basma and Lina married Waleed Matalka,
Jehan has Johnny , Sami and Laila,
and Sumayah. The sons are Saadeh,
Ayed who had Adnan married Nuha Jeresat
has 2 daughters Laila and Rena.
Jeryes who had Imad and Ramsey and
3 daughters Rema, Suha and Raghda, Imad
has 3 sons Wadah, Yazeed, Sari and 1
daughter Tala. Ramsey married Ayda
Al Jaber and has 2 sons Jeryes and
Oday and 2 daughters Enas and Haneen.
Salameh married Lilly and has 3 sons
Khaldoon who has Qais and Sima,
Hanna has Salam. and Zaidoon and
3 daughters Abeer, Jumanah,
and Shireen married Jamal Ayoub.
Sami has Iyad, Raed and Dima.
Bassam has 2 sons (Luai and laith)
and 2 daughters Nadia (who Provided most
of the info here Thanks Nadia)and Claudia
married Tarek Haddad and has Qais and Sarah.
2)Jeryes. 3)Odeh had 4 sons and daughter
Nadia married Fouad Ilias Karadsheh
has Mazi, Khalil and daughter Mona.
Salem who has Faek, Naef and Samir.
Issa who had Ashraf and Odeh
married Laura Qubain on 7/3/2004.
Yagoub who has Samer who has Amro
and yagoub, and Marwan who has Saad.
Saliba who has Osamah who has Alex.
and Robie. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AlJUMIAN Family. Jumian had 7 sons they are
a)Odeh, b)Salameh who had Fouad lives in
Florida who has son Fareed and 4 daughters.
c)Yousef, d)Saleem, e)Ibrahim who had
1)Farhan whose sons are(Emil,Shafik
sons Ayman son Shafik, Osama and Ihab,
Samir, and Nawaf),2)Adel sons Ibrahim
and Wadah,3) Hanna whose sons are Fawaz
Fozi, and Ziad. 4)Ghaleb son Ibrahim
who has Ghaleb, Hissam and Kamal,
5) Naef who had Ghaith has Naef,
Amer and Tamer, 6)Fares who has
Marwan, Raad, and Sanad.
f)Khalil whose sons are George
( had Hani son Rami and daughter,
and Ramsey son Yazin), Makhaeel,
Wadee, Joseph, and Adnan sons are
Amjad, Faisal and Firas.
g)Yagoub whose sons are 1)Tawfik,
2)George has Yacoub,
3)Nasri sons are Samer and Imad,
4)Marwan sons Basil and Laith. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AL AZZARA, Jibrael had 2 sons
Salameh and Issa. A)Salameh had
Eiadeh and Aed. Eiadeh had
7 sons they are 1)Jameel sons
George and Jamal,2)Salameh sons
Showgi,Bassem, Fahad, and Ziad.
3)Issa sons Samir, Ziad and marwan
and 6 daughters, Samia, Intesar, nadia,
montaha, Aida, and kholood.
Ziad has Alice,Noor and Issa. and
Marwan has Mathew and Samantha.
and daughter Aida married to Saliba
Janine has Dana, Samer and Sari.
4)Kamal sons Mashoor, and maher.
5) Saba, sons are a)Jalal has
5 children they are Saba married
Souzan Kades, Cindy (who provided this
input thanks Cindy), Shadi, Danny
and Joey. b)Bassam, c)Bashar, and
d)Ayman sons Michael and Lawrence.
6)Sami sons Maen, Alaa, and laith.
7)Samih son Shahir. B) Issa had one d
aughter Khulood who has Reem and Nadeen,
and one son Ibrahim who had 4 sons and
4 daughters. The sons are: 1)Yousef son
I)Yagoub who lived in Hooran area of Syria
There he is known as Suleiman Nasralla
and has sons a)Sami has George and Ilyas,
b)Samir has Mazen, Mufeed, Mohanad,
Mehran, Maher, and Manhal. c) Suhail.
d)Samih married Lina Sarkis and has
Suleiman, John and Mageda.
And II)Suhail. 2)Salem son Farah
who had 5 sons Sami, Yousef, Waleed
son Sari, Marwan sons Louai and Sami,
Salem son Rami. 3)Hanna sons
a)Jeryes son John and 3 daughters
Donna, Diana (contributed the info
here thanks Diana) and Liza,
b)Issam sons Issa and Hanna, c)Azzam.
4)Farhan had 5 sons a)Ibrahim sons
Ghassan, Farhan, Hassan, and Abdallah,
b)George sons Ayman and Amjad,
c)Ramzi son Michael, d)Mazen, and e)Maan.
The daughters are a)Samira married
Jeryes Abu Nasser and has Wajde,
Maher and Mageda. b)Sureea married
Ghaleb Abu Nasser Karadsheh and has
Hessam,Wissam, Essam, Hesham, and Bassam.
c) Samia married Joseph Khalil Jemian
has Atef and Maha who married Issa Hana
Almedanat. d)Salwah married Sami Eadeh
Azzara has Maaen, Allaa, and Laith. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AL MANSOOR, Mansoor had 3 sons Salem,
Odeh and mansoor. A) Salem had Khalih
son Mansoor, B)Odeh had Suleiman and Hanna.
Sulieman had 2 son 1)Salem had 3 sons
I.Makhael, II.Nasser and III.Jeries
abu Nasser married Samira who had
Wajdi, Maher and Mageda in all Jeryes
Abu Nasser had 7 sons.
1)Ghaleb married Sureea has
Hussam, Wissam, Issam, Hisham,
Bassam, Hemam and Ghaith,2)Maged has
Wadah and Laith, 3)Nasser,
4)Magdi has Jeryes, 5)Amgad has Yazen
and Omar, 6)Wajde has Rashed and Maher,
7)Maher. And 4 daughters,
1) Afaf married Issa Jreisat has
Odeh and Ibrahim. 2)Nuha married Issa
Qusoos has Haider, Riyad and Issa.
3)Fadwa, 4)Fadia who is married to
Shafiq Ajeilat and have
a. Wael who is married to Dema and
they have Yanal, Mera and Marah.
b. Raed who is married to Rula and
have Abdallah. c. Helen who is married
to Osamah Maayeh they have Dina,
Gina and Natalie. d. Hilda has Ghaleb
and Rashed from a prior marriage.
She is now married to Handri and they
have Amanda, and Haya,3)Mageda.
The sons are a)Ghaleb sons Hissam son
Jawad, Issam son Hamam, Hisham sons
Ghaleb and Rashed, Bassam sons Yazin
and Louai, b) Maged, c)Nasser,
d)Amjad who has Yazin and Omar,
e)Magdi who has Jeryes, f)Wagdi and
g) Maher son Odi. 2)Saleem had Yagoub.
Hanna had Jeryes who had Shukri,
Showgi, Hanna and Showkat sons
are Ziad son Ramis, Raad, and Tamer
married to Tamara and has Basil,
Faris and Laith. C) Mansoor had
Suleiman and Issa. Suleiman sons
are Moosa sons 1)Tawfik sons Naeem,
Hatem and Haider, 2) Najeeb sons
Talat, Azmi amd Mashael. 3) Adib sons
a)Ramzi has 2 sons Adib and Meeshal
and 1 daughter, b)Raja and c)Nasri.
4) Issa sons Moosa, Fares and Fraez.
Yousef sons Fraeh and Farah sons Yousef,
Marwan and Nidal. Ibrahim sons are
Bassam, Suleiman and Mansoor.
Issa sons are Awad sons Butrus,
Fouad, and Wadee. Attalah
sons are Nael, Samir, and Samih. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AL JABIR...Issa had Jabir who
had 3 sons Salman, Issa and Ibrahim.
1-Salman had Abdullah who
had Issa who had Shaher,Munir,
Ayda,Ibtissam, Manal,and Nuha.
Naaum who became a Catholic Priest.
Faek married Zeinat and had Osama married Kholood,SaEd,Eman married Nadim,
Basma married Issa,Rajaa married
Amjad,Hala married Khaled.
and Samaan who had Amer, Thaer,
Lieth,Fadi,Khuzma and Jumana.
2- Issa had Jamil who had Khalil,
Philip and have Malek,Hind,Khawla,
Hiam, and Montaha. 3-Ibrahim had Mitri,
Badea, Miladi, Labibi, and Mariam
married Salibah and had Samih, Philip,
Lilly,Nadia and Nuhad. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
KARADSHEH...Hanna had Yousef who had
Khalaf married Tamam Qarrain
(who passed on at an early age)
and had Adele who married
Ilyas Karadsheh and has 1-Jihad
who married Iman Azzara and has
Meera who married Iyad Twal,Ilyas and Murad.
2-Maysoon who married Rowhi Farah.
3- Buthaina 4- Lamis 5-Iman and 6-Janan. Khalaf remarried agian to Afifeh and had
1-Haifa,2-Ibtissam married Samih Matalka
has Karem married sawsan and has Hiba.
Iyad married Basma Hamarneh and has Leen,
Luay, Laith and Lara. Basel married
Hala lauce and has Juanna, Danielle
and Raya. Kholoud married Osama Jabir
and has Dina and Zina. 3-Salma married
Karim Haddadin has Amani, Wael, Rola,
and Helene. 4- Yousef. 5-Hani married Basma
Azarah has Wiiliam, Joseph, and Kani.
6-Asma married fekuon. 8-Basem married
Hikmat Hourani had Charlie, Louie, Nasri
and Diala. 8- Nasri. 9-Riad married
and had Dima, Wassim, Imad, Shadi then
remarried Samar Karadsheh and had Fadi
and Nadine. 10-Laila married Nawaf
Sawalha had Ashraf, Amjad, Zeid, and Majed.
11-Fatin married Awni Jaber had fares,
Dima and Dana. 12-Ayman married Sima Sololeen
had Alaa and Walaa. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AL KHOURY...Ibrahim ibn Jaber had
Nassar who had Salem. Salem had
Khalaf and Issa. Issa had 4 sons
and 5 daughters. The sons are
1)Issa married Nadia Mansoor has
1)Helen married Mark Livenson
has daughter Layla, 2)Hilda, and
3) Norren. 2)George who has Faris,
Shafiq and Fadi. 3)Shafiq who had Bassem.
and 4) Baseel who had 2 sons and
4 daughters a)Karem married Ileen
Fakhoury and have Zeena, Bana and Masa.,
and b)Salem married Haya Qubain and have
Tala and Basil. c) Zein married
Sam Nejm has 2 sons louie and Laith,
d) Mae, e)Faten married Ibrahim Emile
Ghawi and has 2 daughters Sara and Ghalia,
and f)Basma married Anis Naim Chelala and
resides in Lebanon and have 2 sons Naim
and Nadeem. The daughters are 5)Margaret,
6)Alice, 7)Shafeeqa, 8)Haifa married Farah Marzooq has Diane Doxey, who has Farah, Cameron, and Daniel, Ibrahim a hero who gave his life in defence of his country while serving in Egypt as a peace keeper in 1985. Rosemarie married lewis Peddy and has Abraham, Sara and Stephen. 9)Leila. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AL NASSAR...Ibrahim ibn Jaber had Nassar
who had Salameh who had 3 sons,
1)Ead who had a-Hanna who has George,
Eddie, and Omar. and b-George wh
had Nabeel who has George, and Nasri.
2)Machaeel who had a-Khalil who
has Mahib and Odie. b-Issa who has
Mohanad and Tareq. 3)Ibrahim who
had 9 sons, a)Adel who has Shadi
and Fadi, b)Adnan who has Ashraf,
Bashar and Osama. c)Samir who
has Ibrahim, Issa and Tamer.
d)Ghaleb who has William and Alaa,
e)Fouad who has Zaid and Yazin,
f)Joseph who has Firas,
g)Rajaee who has Yssar and Yaareb.
h)Issam who has Louai and Kosai.
and i)Mashale. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AL SOLOLEEN...Ibrahim Ibn Jaber had Suleiman,
Odeh and Nassar. A)Suleiman who had
Ibrahim who had Attallah and Mansoor.
1)Mansoor had Shukri who has Osamah and Samer.
and Samih who has Nasser and Amer.
2)Attalah has a-Naeel who has Basem
who has Naeel, and Bassam.
b-Sami who has Ibrahim, Mokaram and Wisam.
c)Faek who has Rami. d)Fouad has Attalah.
B)Odeh had Issa has Dakhlalah and Odeh
and who had I)Jeryes who has a)Nidal,
b)Maher, c)Salem married Suha had 1)Jeryes has Sema married Ayman Khalaf Karadsheh has Alaa and Walaa,
2)Sanad, and 3)Saif, d)Rima married Jeryes
Salaitah, e)Randa married Farouk Awageen
has Jeryes, Rania, Tania, and Suzan
f) Raida married Ayoub Haddad,
e) Asma married Imad Hamarneh.
And II)Salameh has Mousa, Yagoub and Issa. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AL GHAREB......Ibrahim ibn Jaber had Odeh who had
A)Salem who had 1)Jeryes who had a)Salem who has
Jeryes, Sanad and Saif, b)Maher, and c)Nidal who
has Yazin and Murad. and 2)Salameh had
a)Moses who has Salmeh, Farah, Fareeh, Zaki.
b)Yagoub had Emil who has Fawaz, Maze and
Ramsey. and c)Issa who has 1)Elyas.
2)Adel who has Tareq, Michael, and Bulos.
3)Sami who has Issa and Imad.
4)Suhail who has Elyas and Charlie.
B)Issa who had a)Dakhlalah who had jeryes,
Issa and Elyas who has Amar, Aizam, Marwan,
Issa, Dakhlalah. and b)Odeh who had Butros
and Naeem who has Shibli, Zaid, Khaldoon
and Samer. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Al ZAWAHRI....Salman Al-Zawahri had 3 sons
1)Michael married Malakah and had 4 sons
a)Akram married Wafega has Awni who
has Samer, Monjed married Renda has
Zaid and George. Esmat married Hala
and has Tony and Jordan. b)Bassam married
Ibtissam and has I)Tarek,
II)Mikhael married to Aseel and has
daughter Elaine, and III)Malak,
c)Sami has Khaled and Zaid,
d) Galeb married NaHeel who has
Loay and Oday. 2) Zaki who had 3 sons Victor,
Haidar, and George. 3)Naeem had Tarek who has
Samer, and Salman. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Al HALASA..Naseer ibn Yousef had 2 sons
A)Salameh who had a)Saleh, b) Lahman had
6 sons 1)Gibrael who has Hanna, Gibrael
and George. 2)Machael. 3) Jameel who had
Jameel who has Jorge and Rodrico.
4) Sarafeem who had 4 sons and daughter
Taroob married Al and resides in San Jose,
California and has Sarfeem and Sabrina.
Sons are Sami, Atef, Nofan, and Hikmat,
5) Machael had Haider, Hussam and Ramsey.
6) Salem had Magdy.
c)Odeh had Farhan married(First wife
passed away remarried to Saltane) had Tawfik,Adel,Adanan,Bassam,Issam,Ghaleb,
Iskander,Bassem, Micheal , Vicroria,
Ibtisam,Feda, and Bassmeh, d)Nuaman
who had Iskander, Rinatto,and Rico.
B)Yousef had Khalil who had Ghanem,
Ibrahim, Tawfeek, Sahwgi,Sami,and Samir. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
The name Madaba was taken from the act of juicing fruit and water, as fruits were plentiful in its early days and fruit juice was a daily form of nourishment. 1200 B. C. is the date during which Madaba, in the land of Moab, ruled by king of the Amorites King Sayhun appeared for the first time in the Torah. Moses, on his way to the "promised land" from Egypt, fought and defeated the Amorites and took over control of Madaba and the areas surrounding it. The most famous is Mount Nebo. Later Meeshaa, King of the Moabites, regained control of Madaba from the Hebrews and recorded the battle on a a large basalt stone. The stone was taken by the French and housed in the Louvres in Paris France. About the seventh century B.C. the Babylonians attacked and destroyed Madaba. Madaba was rebuilt by King Bani Yamri during the rein of the Nabateans around the year 160 B.C. Later in the year 63 B.C. the Romans under Pompei negotiated a truce for the take over of the Nabatean lands including Madaba. The Romans set up their rule in Busra, Horan and changed the name of the area on 22 January 106 A D to " Roman arabia". Madaba became a very important trading center. The Romans built a wall around Madaba with four gates as well as stone roads, castles and water sheds . The most notable are the Castles in Kastal and Zezya. About the fourth century AD, Byzentian Christianity became the religion of the region during the rein of king Hareth the fourth. Between 106 AD and 700 AD Madaba became a center of Byzentian culture and trade as the inhabitants of the areas mostly Bani Ghassan tribes took on the christian faith. Roman gold coins were struck in Madaba. Churches were built in large numbers. The art of using colorful mozaic stones as decorations was at its peak use in the churches and homes. The most notable is the Mozaic map of ancient Jerusalem found on the floor of the Christian Orthodox Church. an important show piece in Madaba today.(source Phillip Hiti: History of Syria). At the begining of the seventh century AD, Madaba and Roman Arabia became under the control of the Khalifah Omar Ibn Alkhatab after the Byzentian Romans lost the Battle of Yarmook to the Advancing Islamic Armies. Madaba became the center of Islamic advancement in the region during the rein of Moaweah Ibn abu Sufian. Madaba maintained its Christian culture and continued its progress under Moaweeah's rule. In the year 717 AD Omar Ibn Abed Al Aziz took charge and became the Khalifah. Under his rule things changed drastically for Madaba. Many of the Mozaics were destroyed and the Christians took refuge in safer areas. An Earth Quake of great magnitute hit the area at 4 pm on the 18 January 746 AD. The death toll and destruction was enormous. Madaba remained deserted until 1880 when the three christian families (Azeizat, Karadsheh, and Maayah) left Karak and settled in The ruins of Madaba. (source: History of modern Madaba by Sami Salameh Alnahas).
The families divided Madaba into three Hais (neighborhood) and the lands that laid in front of the Hai was allocated to each family for planting. The Northwest gate became the Karadsheh Hai and all lands that laid in the northwest was allocated to the Karadsheh family for agricultural use. The Karadsheh Hai had several large caves that were assigned to the different karadsheh families. These families over time built their homes around these caves. What is unique about these Hais is that they were large enough to accomodate the whole family and all of their belongings as well as their cattle, sheep, goats, horses, camels, donkeys, chickens, rabbits and other animals that supported life. The Hais had wells that accumulated underground water as well as rain waters. The families lived in one large Dar ( large room). The Dar was divided in sections where individuals slept, ate, worked and socialized in each of the designated sections. The churches were within walking distance where families worshiped. There were 2 main churches. A Catholic Church for the Azeizat families and the Greek Orthodox Church where the Karadsheh and Maayah families worshiped. In early times about 1880-1920 AD, Madaba was not accepted by its neighbors. The neighbors were mainly Badoo (Bedouin) tribes. They referred to Madaba inhabitants as Nazereens (followers of Jesus from Nazareth). The main objections of the Badoo was mainly a fight over land rights and peasantry. The Madabians were viewed as peasants who had no ownership rights. While the Madabians viewed themselves as land lords and owners of the lands they farmed. Although, the government (Ottoman rule) recognized the Madabians rights to the lands, the Badoo did not recognize governments sovreignty over them. Constant agitation and battles continued on a daily basis between the Madabians and the neighboring Badoo. The Government had to interfere on occasions to bring the fighting to a halt. The Madabians proved themselves worthy of Badoo respect both because of their skills as fighters on horse back (Alsaif and Barudeh) and as generous hosts (Al Mansuf). Their skills and ability to grow animals(cattle, sheep, goats, horses, camels etc), produce grains (wheat for bread), shair (barley) for animal feed and there skills in churning butter into soft and hard cheese (Samneh and Jameed), leather, hair and wool products, iron and copper casting, made the Madabians a needed quality among some of their neighbors who extended protection and trade with them. Others found work and earned wages among the Madabians. Trade florished with the other areas such as Jerusalem and Damascus. As the Madabians grew in wealth and stature, more Badoo accepted them. Some, however, grew jealous of their wealth and started to attack ( ghazoo) their animals as they graze in the fields. Later the attacks grew in intensity and were directed at the Madabians in their homes. The Madabians had to retaliate by going out into the Badoo tribes and attacking their safe havens. The retaliation was very effective and a state of calm followed. In the early 1920's the Ottoman government started registration of property ownership in Madaba and other areas under its rule. Madabians became officialy landlords of their farmed lands. The lands were registered in the name of each member of the family. Some families shared ownership in one Deed ( Koushan) as multiple owners( Mashaa). In the mid 1920 the Ottomans were defeated by the Arab and British forces and a new government was established in the area. Madaba became an important city and part of the newly formed Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The Madabians became an important part and parcel of the new government. This was mainly due to their skills in the English language, and abilities in reading and writing. Most young Madabians were sent to schools in Jerusalem where English was being taught. They became officials and leaders in the new government as welll as soldiers and leaders in the newly formed armed forces of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Madaba Food........Mansaf is the main course at any Madabian house entertaining guests. Simply put its flat bread called ( Shrak) laid flat on a flat plate ( Sidr), add a mound of freshly cooked white rice over the shrak bread, add chunks of baby lamb meat cooked to tenderness in melted rock cheeze ( Jameed) and placed on top of the rice mound, add plenty of browned sprinkles of pine nuts over the pile and serve with steaming hot jameed to guests as they partake from this delicious meal. Hot black unsweetened coffee served at end of meal.