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Many cousins have shared their James ancestry with me and I’ve included those names.1 John James b: 1688 in Bristol, Somerset, England, d: 1725 in Armsfield Plantation, James City, Virginia Justina Thurston b: in Long Ashton, Summerset County, England, m: Bef.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.No towns or settlements are shown on the “Kentucke” map of 1795, for none had yet been settled.
It seems that those records were destroyed in Richmond during the Civil War.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.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.