The story of how they came to acquire this land is interesting.Justina’s great grandmother, Elizabeth (Beverly) Kingston, had sailed to Martin’s Hundred on the James River from England in 1618 along with two hundred and twenty settlers to populate the settlement that would include a fort and the fledgling Wolstenholme Towne, which was part of Martin’s Hundred.The Mayflower would not sail to America for two more years.
That chart was drawn (or distributed by) Jesse Sibert James, who was the father of Thurston James, both now deceased.
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.
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.
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.
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