GreenerPasture.com

Sign In



Add YOUR Family To This Page

History of Jamestown, Virginia, USA

Journey back in time to Jamestown, Virginia, USA

Visit Jamestown, Virginia, USA. Discover its history. Learn about the people who lived there through stories, old newspaper articles, pictures, postcards and genealogy.

Follow us on Instagram     
Jamestown, Virginia, USA

Jamestown, Virginia

Jamestown was the first English settlement in the U.S. It was also the first capital of Virginia.

Jamestown, the first of the original 13 Colonies was founded for the purpose of silk cultivation. Silk to be traded with the Court of King James. After blight fungus destroyed the mulberry trees (silkworm food), sericulturist planted tobacco as a cash crop.

50states.com

There is MUCH more to discover about Jamestown, Virginia, USA. Read on!
  • May 14, 1607 - 104 male settlers land at the site they name “James Cittie” and establish the first permanent English settlement in North America.

    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/

  • May 26, 1607 - 200 armed Indians attack Jamestown, killing 2 and wounding 11.

    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/

  • Jamestown, Virginia, USA
    Reenactment of 1607 landing
    Postcard
  • September 10, 1608 - Captain John Smith Smith elected President of the colony of Jamestown;
    he will soon issue the edict that “he that will not work shall not eat.”
    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/

  • April 1613 - Pocahontas is captured from a Patawomeck Indian village by Capt. Samuel Argall and brought to Jamestown.

    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/

  • April 5, 1614 - John Rolfe and Pocahontas marry at Jamestown.

    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/

  • May 1616 - John Rolfe, Pocahontas, their son, and a group of attendant Indians depart Virginia for England with Sir Thomas Dale.

    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/

  • March 17, 1617 - Pocahontas dies in Gravesend, England, just after beginning the return trip to Virginia with her husband and son. Rolfe returns to Virginia but leaves his son to be raised in England.

    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/

  • August 1619 - The first Africans arrive in Jamestown, traded off of an English ship, the White Lion which landed at Point Comfort.
    Some of these Africans are treated like indentured servants and work several years before earning their legal freedom; others likely remained...Read MORE...


  • July 30, 1619 - The House of Burgesses meets for first time, in the Jamestown church; its first law requires tobacco to be sold for at least three shillings per pound.

    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/

  • May 24, 1624 - The Virginia Company loses its charter due to mismanagement and Virginia becomes a royal colony.

    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/

  • In 1676, the town of Jamestown was deliberately burned during Bacon's Rebellion, though it was quickly rebuilt.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • Jamestown remained the capital of Virginia until its major statehouse, located on the western end of the island, burned in 1698.
    The capital moved to Williamsburg in 1699, and Jamestown began to slowly disappear above the ground. By the 1750s the land was heavily cultivated,...Read MORE...


  • Jamestown, Virginia, USA
    Old Church Tower
    Postcard
  • 1854 - Jamestown
    Jamestown, a village in James City co., Virginia, on the N. bank of Jamestown river, 60 miles K. S. E. from Richmond. The first English settlement in ...Read MORE...


  • In 1861 the island of Jamestown was occupied by Confederate soldiers who built an earthen fort near the 17th-century brick church tower as part of the defense system to block any Union advance up the James River.

    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-of-jamestown/

  • In 1893 Jamestown was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Barney.
    The Barneys gave 22 1/ 2 acres of land, including the 17th-century church tower, to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (now...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Jamestown
    Jamestown, a ruined village of James City co, Va.; on the N. bank of the James River, about 45 miles N.W. of Norfolk. It was settled by the English...Read MORE...


  • Jamestown, Virginia, USA

    Postcard


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Jamestown, Virginia, USA


Jamestown, Virginia, USA
Pinterest
Reenactment of 1607 landing
Postcard

Jamestown, Virginia, USA
Pinterest
Old Church Tower
Postcard

Jamestown, Virginia, USA
Pinterest

Postcard
Unofficial Guide to Ancestry.com: How to Find Your Family History on the #1 Genealogy Website




History and News of Jamestown, Virginia, USA

Add History/News
  • May 14, 1607 - 104 male settlers land at the site they name “James Cittie” and establish the first permanent English settlement in North America.

    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/
  • May 26, 1607 - 200 armed Indians attack Jamestown, killing 2 and wounding 11.

    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/
  • September 10, 1608 - Captain John Smith Smith elected President of the colony of Jamestown;
    he will soon issue the edict that “he that will not work shall not eat.”
    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/
  • April 1613 - Pocahontas is captured from a Patawomeck Indian village by Capt. Samuel Argall and brought to Jamestown.

    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/
  • April 5, 1614 - John Rolfe and Pocahontas marry at Jamestown.

    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/
  • May 1616 - John Rolfe, Pocahontas, their son, and a group of attendant Indians depart Virginia for England with Sir Thomas Dale.

    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/
  • March 17, 1617 - Pocahontas dies in Gravesend, England, just after beginning the return trip to Virginia with her husband and son. Rolfe returns to Virginia but leaves his son to be raised in England.

    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/
  • July 30, 1619 - The House of Burgesses meets for first time, in the Jamestown church; its first law requires tobacco to be sold for at least three shillings per pound.

    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/
  • August 1619 - The first Africans arrive in Jamestown, traded off of an English ship, the White Lion which landed at Point Comfort.
    Some of these Africans are treated like indentured servants and work several years before earning their legal freedom; others likely remained... Read MORE...

  • May 24, 1624 - The Virginia Company loses its charter due to mismanagement and Virginia becomes a royal colony.

    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-timeline/
  • In 1676, the town of Jamestown was deliberately burned during Bacon's Rebellion, though it was quickly rebuilt.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • Jamestown remained the capital of Virginia until its major statehouse, located on the western end of the island, burned in 1698.
    The capital moved to Williamsburg in 1699, and Jamestown began to slowly disappear above the ground. By the 1750s the land was heavily cultivated,... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Jamestown
    Jamestown, a village in James City co., Virginia, on the N. bank of Jamestown river, 60 miles K. S. E. from Richmond. The first English settlement in ... Read MORE...

  • In 1861 the island of Jamestown was occupied by Confederate soldiers who built an earthen fort near the 17th-century brick church tower as part of the defense system to block any Union advance up the James River.

    http://historicjamestowne.org/history/history-of-jamestown/
  • In 1893 Jamestown was owned by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Barney.
    The Barneys gave 22 1/ 2 acres of land, including the 17th-century church tower, to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (now... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Jamestown
    Jamestown, a ruined village of James City co, Va.; on the N. bank of the James River, about 45 miles N.W. of Norfolk. It was settled by the English... Read MORE...

Jamestown, Virginia, USA Genealogy

Ancestors Who Were Born in Jamestown, Virginia, USA

We currently have information about ancestors who were born in Jamestown.

View Them Now (sorted by year of birth)


Ancestors Who Died in Jamestown, Virginia, USA

We currently have information about ancestors who died in Jamestown.

View Them Now (sorted by year of death)


Ancestors Who Were Married in Jamestown, Virginia, USA

We currently have information about ancestors who were married in Jamestown.

View Them Now

Not the place you are looking for? Try again!
Search for your ancestors by place

Search for Your Family by Place

To search for a place, specify place name below. Choose name from the list. Then SEARCH.
*Place Name:

Updated: 11/21/2019 10:59:21 AM

Are you from Jamestown? Do you have ancestors from there? Tell us YOUR story!

If you'd like to be contacted by others who have ancestors from Jamestown, leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.