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.
So far, no family researcher has found documented proof that Christopher is the son of John and Justina Thurston.
It seems that those records were destroyed in Richmond during the Civil War.
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.
I list below some of the descendants of John and Justina James.
I only show eight generations to protect the privacy of living persons.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.No towns or settlements are shown on the “Kentucke” map of 1795, for none had yet been settled.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.