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.
There is also an “upside down” family tree — a drawn outline of a tree with the earliest known ancestors of this family listed down to John James & wife Lucy Mosby (my 5th great grandparents) and lists some of their children and grandchildren.
Jesse states on the pages that “the authenticated material used to put together this “upside down” family tree, was obtained through the research efforts of two of our relatives, namely his son Dwayne James, and a distant cousin Dorothy James Turner. Here is a good WOODSON website by a descendant that does a great job of giving the history of Jamestown… He met a 19 year old woman, Justina Thurston, and they were married.
He was so much admired by Mr and Mrs Nathan Monroe Flower of Theresa, that they gave his name to their distinguished son, Roswell Pettibone Flower born in Theresa August 8 1835 later New York state governor, millionaire and king of Wall Street.
When Governor Flower was born Reverend Mr Pettibone was located in Theresa.
He was then appointed state director of the Minnesota war service program before becoming the assistant director of the War Manpower Commission.