Jamestown

Definitions

  • Making pottery at Jamestown. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
    Making pottery at Jamestown. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Jamestown a former village on the James River in Virginia to the north of Norfolk; site of the first permanent English settlement in America in 1607
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Additional illustrations & photos:

An early Jamestown house. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) An early Jamestown house. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
A brick house at Jamestown, about 1640. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) A brick house at Jamestown, about 1640. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
Furniture hardware and accessories found. Much of the furniture used in the Jamestown houses was made in Virginia Furniture hardware and accessories found. Much of the furniture used in the Jamestown houses was made in Virginia
A few fireplace tools unearthed at Jamestown A few fireplace tools unearthed at Jamestown
A few knives, forks, and spoons unearthed at Jamestown A few knives, forks, and spoons unearthed at Jamestown
Examples of lead-glazed earthenware made at Jamestown about 1640-50 Examples of lead-glazed earthenware made at Jamestown about 1640-50
English redware with marbled slip decoration, 1625-50 period or earlier, unearthed at Jamestown English redware with marbled slip decoration, 1625-50 period or earlier, unearthed at Jamestown
An assortment of carpenters’ tools unearthed at Jamestown. Most of them were used over three centuries ago An assortment of carpenters’ tools unearthed at Jamestown. Most of them were used over three centuries ago

Usage

In literature:

Colonial Assembly at Jamestown, Virginia.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
This place they called Jamestown.
"Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
When the first cool days of approaching autumn touched Jamestown, in 1607, spirits rose and hopefulness supplanted despair.
"The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624" by Charles E. Hatch
Mrs. D. E. Mendenhall, Quaker, Jamestown, N. C., has written a "strictly confidential" letter to Mr. J.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Never yet had he visited Jamestown.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
Are there cannibals in Jamestown, brother James?
"Mistress Nell" by George C. Hazelton, Jr.
But what make you from Jamestown?
"Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion" by St. George Tucker
All this she heard long ago from a colored woman who lived at Jamestown Corners, and would sometimes stop at the quarters at Ingleside.
"Maid Sally" by Harriet A. Cheever
The river they called the James, and the place they named Jamestown.
"The Story of Our Country"
The English did not know it, but they had a more deadly enemy then at Jamestown than the Indians and the panthers.
"Keep-Well Stories for Little Folks" by May Farinholt-Jones
The settlers landed at Jamestown on the 13th day of May, 1607.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
The feat that first made Whiteley famous was performed at Jamestown, Ohio, in 1867.
"The Romance of the Reaper" by Herbert Newton Casson
The king commands the building a fort at Jamestown, 56 84.
"The History of Virginia, in Four Parts" by Robert Beverley
Flood as editor, and Mr. Milton Bailey of Jamestown as publisher.
"The Story of Chautauqua" by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
Jamestown was founded on May 13, 1607, and with its foundation began the real era of English rule in America.
"Women of America" by John Rouse Larus
Old Church Tower on Jamestown Island.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
A few Englishmen had in 1607 settled in Jamestown, Virginia.
"A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland" by Mary Platt Parmele
A year before, the English had settled at Jamestown in Virginia.
"A Historical Geography of the British Colonies" by Charles Prestwood Lucas
And there're maybe that many more at the Jamestown breastwork.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
That man Jamestown got seventeen years.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
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In poetry:

The tale of Jamestown, which I need not gild,
With that of Plymouth, by the World is seen,
But none, in visions, fancifully build
Olympus in between.
"Arms And The Man - The Colonies" by James Barron Hope
At Jamestown stood the Saxon's home and graves,
There Britain's spray broke on the native rock,
There rose the English tide with crested waves
And overwhelming shock.
"Arms And The Man - The Colonies" by James Barron Hope
Jamestown, out of thee --
Plymouth, thee -- thee, Albany --
Winter cries, `Ye freeze:' away!
Fever cries, `Ye burn:' away!
Hunger cries, `Ye starve:' away!
Vengeance cries, `Your graves shall stay!'
"The Centennial Cantata." by Sidney Lanier

In news:

In first-round action Friday, Jamestown, seeded third, defeated sixth-seeded Higbee 16-1.
Mother of Alan R and Mark C Thrasher both of Gerry and Paul Thrasher of Jamestown.
As I walked down Lafayette Street in Jamestown, I heard the whistle of the approaching train, a sound not heard for far too many years.
A Jamestown man has been sentenced to seven years in state prison after stabbing three people in May.
Blyn resident Eloise Kailin is suing the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe to reassert ownership of a 30-foot-wide septic easement she says is necessary for her septic tank's drain field.
Jerry McCrea/The Star-Ledger An afternoon crowd watches the minor league action between the NJ Cardinals and the Jamestown (New York) Jammers at Skylands Park in 1998.
On Sunday at 7 pm, The Water Street Trio will perform at the Music Salon Series at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown.
Jamestown Road & Route 5) Sunday All Ages Service.
He was born May 26, 1938, in Jamestown, son of the late Howard and Alice Mae (Wang) Roberts Jr.
Verna Feather of Jamestown is a bicyclist extraordinaire who has covered a lot of territory through the years and will tell about her trip around Australia when the Mayville Tuesday Club meets at 1:30 pm Nov 6 in the Mayville Library.
The Moniteau County Crime watch meeting planned for Jamestown in January, which was not held due to weather conditions, will be rescheduled hopefully for March or April.
Waterman , 86, formerly of Tanglewood Manor and Newland Ave, Jamestown, died at 6:50 pm, Tuesday (Nov. 6, 2012), in the Heritage Vil-lage Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center.
They were married earlier in Jamestown, NY where Eric was stationed in the US Army.
And Dora C Wedlock of Jamestown, N.Y. Celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept 15, 2012, with a family dinner.
Michael Wedlock of Gettysburg, Pa. Laurie Lassinger and Jenny Wedlock , both of Jamestown.
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