This Day In History, November 15, 1871 – James S Collins & J.B.Colby, First Settlers in the Jamestown area. *** from the 125th Anniversary Calendar of Jamestown History ***  

First white settlers arrive at the James River crossing. James S. Colins and J.B. Colby begin hunting and trapping in the area. (1871)

Photos:  Front page James River,  inside image artist rendering of hunters/trappers as no photos exist of Collins & Colby.