Beaver dam ky
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.
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.
John could easily have been acquainted with Daniel Boone; they lived in the same general area, and at the same time. In an attempt to help other James family researchers, I have published this information on this webpage.
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.
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.
It seems that those records were destroyed in Richmond during the Civil War.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.The large area was known as Nelson County, Kentucky – Ohio and Butler Counties did not yet exist.Their 10th and last child, Mariah James, was born in 1802. (It is possible that the boundary lines of the counties mentioned changed, as there were many boundary line changes. His grave marker can be found in the cemetery at Beaver Dam Baptist Church, Beaver Dam Kentucky, photo above.