The large area was known as Nelson County, Kentucky – Ohio and Butler Counties did not yet exist. His grave marker can be found in the cemetery at Beaver Dam Baptist Church, Beaver Dam Kentucky, photo above.
Their 10th and last child, Mariah James, was born in 1802. 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.
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.
Anne and Edward had a son they named John Thruston, who was born in Martin’s Hundred on December 2, 1668.
It would seem that Edward and Anne traveled to England shortly after John’s birth, because Edward died in England in 1670. Edward and Anne’s son John Thruston (shown as Thruston and Thurston in various records) and his wife Elizabeth Cary Thruston married in England on September 23, 1690. His first wife was Elizabeth Frances Morris and they married in 1774.
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.
The Mayflower would not sail to America for two more years.
Jamestown had been established eleven years earlier.
They had a daughter named Justina Thurston, who was born in England on Aug. She married John James, who was also born in England, in 1688. Elizabeth died at the birth of their first child or very soon after. John married his second wife, Lucy Mosby, in about 1780.
As stated earlier, John and Justina married before 1712 in England. Christopher James was born to them in 1720, also in Martin’s Hundred. John and Lucy left James City County, Virginia soon after their marriage, and had several different homes in Virginia. The first was a son, William, born in 1780 in Hanover County, VA (my 4th great grandfather.) This is about 70 miles NW of where John was born in James County. They evidently returned to Hanover County by 1786, when Foster was born. As John and Lucy continued to travel west, their family continued to grow.
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.