And three years after my ancestors arrived in America, in 1622, the Martin’s Hundred settlement was ravaged by an Indian massacre.
The Indians, who had until then maintained cordial relations with the encroaching English, staged a surprise attack on the James River settlements and massacred nearly 350 people.
I list below some of the descendants of John and Justina James.
I only show eight generations to protect the privacy of living persons.
If you are willing to be tested, please contact me…[email protected] he died in 1636, Elizabeth married Thomas Loving (Loveing), who was also a landowner in Martin’s Hundred, owning at least 2,700 acres.Elizabeth and Thomas Loving, my 10th great grandparents, had a daughter named Anne, who married Edward Thruston on October 28, 1666 in Martin’s Hundred.Justina was coming to claim her inheritance, a home that had been established by her parents, in the late 1600s.The property was comfortably situated along the James River and was known as the “Loveing Estate.” Justina’s estate in Martin’s Hundred, which is located on the James River, the site where our American history begins.There is also an “upside down” family tree — a drawn outline of a tree with the earliest known ancestors of this family listed down to John James & wife Lucy Mosby (my 5th great grandparents) and lists some of their children and grandchildren.Jesse states on the pages that “the authenticated material used to put together this “upside down” family tree, was obtained through the research efforts of two of our relatives, namely his son Dwayne James, and a distant cousin Dorothy James Turner. Here is a good WOODSON website by a descendant that does a great job of giving the history of Jamestown… He met a 19 year old woman, Justina Thurston, and they were married.My interest in my JAMES ancestors started when I first contacted a cousin of my grandmothers — Glenn Warren.He and his wife were family researchers for many years.I have acquired a lot of documents and records on this JAMES family over the many years since I received those “charts.” Since no source documents were listed on the hand-drawn trees, I have documented the ancestors in my James line by doing research in Virginia, Kentucky, and Washington, D. I’ll be adding my source information to this website as time permits. John Woodson, surgeon to the Jamestown Company, was Jesse’s 6th great grandfather. information on this webpage was provided by Thurston James and also came from the research of other family researchers and gathered in a very comprehensive James Family Tree which was compiled by Mike Nelson. Almost immediately after the marriage, John and his bride made plans to move to the Colonies in the New World.I’ve also taken photos of James family tombstones and I’ll be adding those also. The young couple were sailing directly to a township, then known as “Martin’s Hundred,” (now known as Carter’s Grove) in the Colony of Virginia, near Jamestown.Anne and Edward had a son they named John Thruston, who was born in Martin’s Hundred on December 2, 1668.It would seem that Edward and Anne traveled to England shortly after John’s birth, because Edward died in England in 1670. Edward and Anne’s son John Thruston (shown as Thruston and Thurston in various records) and his wife Elizabeth Cary Thruston married in England on September 23, 1690. His first wife was Elizabeth Frances Morris and they married in 1774.See John and Lucy (my fifth great grandparents) were “pioneers” in the purest sense of the word. It reads: After much searching, I could find no published webpage that contained this particular James family history.