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  • Edward Gurgaynie, Ancient Planter (c.1582 - 1620)
    Two ships John & Francis and Phoenix, collectively known as "the First Supply," left London for the newly established settlement in Virginia.—"Edward Gurgana" was one of those on board the Phoen...
  • Captain John Rolfe, Ancient Planter (1585 - 1622)
    John Rolfe , son of John Rolfe and Dorothea Mason, was born in 1585 in England and died in 1622 in Jamestown Settlement, Virginia. Married (1) Sarah Hacker, died in Bermuda; (2) Pocahontas, died in Eng...
  • John Chandler, Sr. (c.1600 - c.1658)
    From The Chandler Family Association: The Chandler Family Association John Chandler of Virginia 1600 - 1658 NOTE: This is a biographical sketch. Many more details are to be found in the March...
  • Capt. John Smith (1698 - 1776)
    Ref: History of Tazewell County and Southwest Virginia by William C. Pendleton Capt. John Smith, born 1698 in England, migrated to Ulster County, Ireland, married Margaret Schoenhafter, came to Ameri...
  • John Dodson, of the Jamestown Colony (1571 - 1652)
    John Dods was one of the original passengers on the Susan Constant to Jamestown in 1607. "John Dodson came over to America from England with Capt. John Smith in 1607. There were a hundred and five me...

Colonizing Virginia is an umbrella project covering the colonial period of Virginia history. It will begin with the first Englishmen set foot on a tiny island called Jamestown in 1607 and end with the outbreak of the American Revolution.