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.
That chart was drawn (or distributed by) Jesse Sibert James, who was the father of Thurston James, both now deceased.After 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.The Mayflower would not sail to America for two more years.Jamestown had been established eleven years earlier.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.