Would any of your Jeffery families have come from the area of Sussex England to the Kingston, Alexandria, Virginia area in either the years of 1732 or 1764-1766?
I have an Isaac , suppose to be the father of an Isaac, who provided his son Isaac the means for getting to America, family legend states that the young Isaac, his wife having died, came with his sons, John, James, Jesse, Joseph, and Jeremiah, I descend from the son James who married a Jane Mason in Alexandria, Va. abt. 1769. Isaac was said to have died in Tennessee, when about 76 years of age. Sons, John, James, Jesse, were also in Virginia, Tennesse, North Carolina, Kentucky, Missouri, and eventually , James and Jesse ended up in Arkansas. Jeremiah after some trouble between he and his brothers, was said to have returned to England and died there, but some believe he stayed in the States and has a long line of descendants in the states, but have been unable to verify this, no information has been found as yet on Joseph. There is some information about John, seems his wife and children were killed by indians and there is a story that goes along with that, not much more is known of him.
There are different family stoies as to the year our Jeffery line actually came to the states, one is that James indentured himself and came along with his son also a James, aboard the Ship Smith in 1732, another is that Isaac and his five sons came around the year of 1766. There is also some opinions on the fact that our Isaac could possibly have been Isaac James, or James Isaac. I have been trying to determine the year our Jeffery family first came to America. At this point I don't know which date is correct or if either is correct, which is why I need to locate them on a ships passenger list, but it is pretty difficult not knowing the date for certain. Most of the information is passed down family information which needs some documentation.