Understanding Adventurers of Purse and Person

Understanding Adventurers of Purse and Person: The Stephens Family of James City, VA

Prepared under the auspices of the Order of First Families of Virginia to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown (2007), the Fourth Edition of Adventurers of Purse and Person extends the lines of descent of the founding families documented in previous editions from four generations to six, bringing most families down to the Revolutionary[…]Read more

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Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers

Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635: A Biographical Dictionary, by Martha McCartney

Unprecedented Biographical Dictionary of Early Virginians puts flesh on bare bones of Founders. “On May 13, 1607, Virginia’s first colonists came ashore on what became known as Jamestown Island. The next day, they commenced establishing an outpost they called James Cittie or Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the United States. The 104 colonists[…]Read more

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