Jamestown Virginia

Jamestown, Virginia, holds a prominent place in American history as the first permanent English settlement in the Americas, founded on May 14, 1607. It is situated on Jamestown Island in the Virginia Colony, within what is now James City County. This location was chosen for its strategic defensive position, being largely surrounded by water, though it also presented challenges including marshy terrain and brackish water sources. Jamestown served as the capital of the Virginia Colony for 83 years, from 1616 until 1699, when the capital was relocated to Williamsburg. The settlement was named after King James I of England. Jamestown’s founding marked the beginning of a new nation, despite the hardships the settlers faced, including severe food shortages, diseases, and conflicts with indigenous peoples. Over time, it evolved from a struggling outpost into a prosperous colony, thanks in part to the cultivation of tobacco as a cash crop.

Indians of Virginia

The most complete and veracious account of the manners, appearance, and history of the aboriginal inhabitants of Virginia, particularly those who dwelt in the eastern portion of that district, upon the rivers and the shores of Chesapeake Bay, is contained in the narrative of the re doubted Captain John Smith. This bold and energetic pioneer,

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Early Exploration and Native Americans

De Soto and his band gave to the Choctaws at Moma Binah and the Chickasaws at Chikasahha their first lesson in the white man’s modus operandi to civilize and Christianize North American Indians; so has the same lesson been continued to be given to that unfortunate people by his white successors from that day to this,

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Ancestry of Henry Huttleston Rogers of Fairhaven Massachusetts

Henry Huttleston Rogers, Fairhaven’s most distinguished son, was born there Jan. 29, 1840, and died May 19, 1909, in New York City. Of typical New England stock and Old Colony antecedents, his continued identity with Fairhaven made him dearly beloved in that community. The Rogers family is, perhaps, one of the most ancient and numerous of the old settled families in the country. There were no less than a dozen who bore the name of John Rogers among the seventeenth century emigrants, and one of this Christian name was president of Harvard College in the latter part of that century. It is the purpose in this article to deal, briefly, with only one of the New England Rogers families – that of which Henry Huttleston Rogers was a representative.

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