A few of my family surnames are: Arthur, Borden, Bridges, Castleberry, Darby, Davis, DeMent, Estes, Fish, Gibson, Gist, Hannah, Henson, Jeffreys, Roberson, Smith.
My oldest known immigrant ancestor was Capt. James Davis from England.
Pilot of the "Mary and John" and Raleigh Gilbert's officer during the attempt to establish a colony in Maine. Departed Plymouth, England 31May 1607; arrived Sagadahoc, Maine 16 August 1607. Colony abandoned 17 October 1608. "Mary and John" and "Virginia" (built at the colony 1607-1608) arrived back in England near the end of November 1608. Sailed for Jamestown, VA on 9 June 1609 as the captain on the "Virginia" in a fleet of nine ships (The third supply). The fleet was scattered by a hurricane, two ships were lost, and the "Virginia" arrived at Jamestown on 2 October 1609. Appointed Captain of Fort Algernon (also spelled Fort Algernourne) at Point Comfort in the Virginia Colony and later governed the colonies at Henrico.
I am the 13th generation from Capt JAMES DAVIS.