SANDS, James, Capt. [~1621-1695] -- English-American pioneer
Was the founder of a large family in America.
He was one of the 16 who purchased Block Island from the Indians in 1660,
and the leader of the settlers there.
Appointed constable by the Rhode Island legislature,
his dwelling was used as a stronghold in later Indian attacks.
His wife, Sarah Walker, was the only doctor on the island for many years.
Bookmarks (off-site links)
- MRS. SARAH SANDS Wife of Capt. James Sands, by his grandson
- History of Block Island, RI, 1877 Captain James Sands and Descendants On USGENWEB
- USGenWeb Rhode Island Articles, Block Island, Page 2 With links to pages on Capt. James and other Sandses.