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James Bankhead Sr. (c. 1720–1788) 


Bankhead was an acquaintance of Bushrod Washington's family.


James Bankhead Sr. was born in Scotland. A member of the British Navy, he immigrated to Virginia, settling in Westmoreland County as a practicing physician. In 1738 he married Eleanor (Elinor) Monroe (c. 1720–1754), an aunt of James Monroe. Of their six children, three became doctors. 


Wyndham B. Blanton, M.D., Medicine in Virginia in the Eighteenth Century (Richmond: Garrett & Massie, Inc., 1931), 378, 384.

Mrs. J.E. Warren, "Bankhead Family," The William and Mary Quarterly, Volume 9, Number 4 (October 1929), 30314.

James Dr. Bankhead at Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties.

Dr James "The Immigrant" Bankhead Sr. at Find a Grave.