Through contacts that he provided, I received a hand-written descendant chart with many, many James family names listed.
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.
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.
Noel Hume was a Williamsburg archaeologist and his team pieced together the cultural and social fabric of the settlement from the shards of pottery, hardware, and other fragile artifacts painstakingly unearthed with trowel and brush.
From the graves, a story emerges of disease and violence, eloquent testimony to the desperate, tragic lives of these early arrivals in the New World – a skull split by a heavy blow and showing signs of scalping; skeletons without coffins (four in a grave), and evidence of epidemic.” According to Washington Post Book World “The story of his archaeological dig is one of the most significant in American Historical archaeology.” After the massacre, Thomas Kingston served as Burgess for Martin’s Hundred Parish in 1629.
Then, they moved another 80 miles west and were living in Buckingham County, Virginia in 1783. In 1794 they had eight children and they had moved 110 miles SW to Campbell County, Virginia. The adventurous couple finally settled in an area we now call Ohio County, Kentucky in 1799, and only three years after it had become a state.