Early Markham's 



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The   Markham Family   in  the  Southeastern United States  had its main origins in Colonial Virginia. The vast majority (but not all) of these "Markham's" have descended from a single immigrant who lived in Virginia in the 1600's commonly known as Thomas Markham of Henrico County, Virginia.  Thomas was born in London England about 1606.  He departed Gravesend for Virginia July 24, 1635 on the ship Assurance.  He married a widow woman named Susan Greenleaf from Henrico County Virginia in 1635 and, together, they  began a cascade of American descendants.

It appears that on 20 Nov 1635, Thomas Markham was first granted a patent for 300 acres of land on the James River at Four Mile Creek, adjoining Bayly's land. 50 acres came to Thomas for his personal adventure, and 100 acres for the transport of two servants, John Fouke and Rich Whitfield. 150 acres were granted in right of his wife Susan Greenleaf, relict of Robert, being 50 acres for her personal adventure and 100 acres for Robert Greenleaf her former husband being an original planter.