Re: Joseph James the Elder
William James was NOT son of John James and Dinah Allen.
William James, Sr. was born abt 1754 in Kings Stanley, Lasboro, Gloucestershire, England; d. abt 1805 Goochland Co. VA. In 1774 he came from England and settled in Hanover Co, VA. His family was originally of Anglican faith and later became Baptists. He served during the Rev. War. His estate was settled abt 23 Jun 1806. William James m. 15 Jul 1774 in Goochland Co. VA by Rev. William Douglas Mary Hines b. bef. 1760 Kings Stanley, Lasboro, Gloustershire, England.
Ref: Gary Don Jackson [email protected]
NOTE: John James and Dinah Allen [my progenitors] did not have a son William.