For what it is worth, I have found a fair number of men named Joseph in early Virginia,
but the earliest are the Royalls, a family that married into the Epes family, the
Banks-Isham family, the Worsham family, and the Kennon family, to mention a few.
Royall, Joseph I b: 1600 d: 1658 in ~Virginia
Royall, Joseph II b: 1646 in ~Virginia d: 1732
Royall, Joseph III b: 1682 in of Bermuda Hundred, Virginia d: MAR 1747/48 in Henrico
But honestly, when the subject first came up, I too thought there probably weren't
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