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Pocahontas "Rebecca" Matoaka
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Spouses/Children:
1. John Rolfe

2. Kocoum

Pocahontas "Rebecca" Matoaka 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 17 Sep 1595, Werowocomoco Village, York River, VA 8 9 10 11
  • Marriage (1): John Rolfe on 5 Apr 1614 in Jamestown, James City Co., VA 1 2 3
  • Marriage (2): Kocoum
  • Died: 19 Mar 1617, Gravsend, Kent, England at age 21 12 13 14 15
  • Buried: 21 Mar 1617, Gravsend, Kent, England 16 17 18

bullet   Cause of her death was smallpox.12

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11th Great Grandmother

3rd wife Also known as Matoaka and Rebecca.

Pocahontas, Indian name Matoaka (1595?-1617), American Indian princess, daughter of Powhatan, ruling chief and founder of the Powhatan confederacy of Algonquian Indian tribes; born in Virginia. According to a legend, in 1608 she saved the life of Captain John Smith by holding his head in her arms as he was about to be clubbed to death by her father's warriors. Many historians doubt the story, which is not found in Smith's detailed personal narrative written at the time. The story first appeared in Smith's Generall Historie of Virginia (1624). In 1612 Pocahontas was captured by the English, taken to Jamestown, and baptized Rebecca. In 1614 she married John Rolfe, one of the colonists, with the blessings of both the governor and her father. Eight years of peace between the Indians and the English followed the marriage. In 1616 Pocahontas went to England, where she met the king and queen and was received with royal honor.
After seven months Rolfe decided to return his family to Virginia, In March 1617 they set sail. It was soon apparent, however, that Pocahontas would not survive the voyage home. She was deathly ill from pneumonia or possibly tuberculosis. She was taken ashore, and, as she lay dying, she comforted her husband, saying, "all must die. 'Tis enough that the child liveth." She was buried in a churchyard in Gravesend, England. She was 22 years old.
She died on the eve of her return to Virginia and was buried in the chapel of the parish church in Gravesend, England. She and her husband had one son Thomas, from whom many prominent Virginians claim descent.

Biographic entry: B1510

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Pocahontas, the daughter of Native American Chief Powhatan, converted to Christianity in 1612, was baptized, fell in love with Jamestown colonist John Rolfe, and one year later married Rolfe. When she sailed to London with her husband, the English thought of her as an Indian princess. While waiting to sail back to America, she became ill with smallpox and died.

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'Pocahontas,' Microsoft (R) Encarta. Copyright (c) 1993 Microsoft Corporation. Copyright (c) 1993 Funk & Wagnall's Corporation
Pocahantas is actually her nickname and in Algonquin meant "little
wanton girl". She was named Matoaka. Her mother was one of (as many as
100) the wives of Wahunsonacock the chief of the Powhatan Confederacy of
the Algonquin Indians in Eastern Virginia. The account of her saving
Captain John Smith may be legend, but she was later kidnapped by Captain
Samuel Argall who placed her with Dr. Alexander Whittaker at Curles,
where she was educated and converted to Christianity.
When she was baptized into The Church of England she was given the
biblical name Rebecca. On 05 April 1614, she married John Rolfe.
However, people continued to call her Pocahantas, rather than her given
names Matoaka or Rebecca.

Pocahontas was described as her father's "dearest daughter" and the
idol of her tribe as well as admired by all England. Her father
Powhatan, the great Werowance and ruler of all the Indian tribes
which, at the coming of the English, inhabited Virginia from seaboard
to the falls of the rivers. She is credited with saving not only the
life of John Smith when she was about 11 or 12 years old, but of
saving the entire settlement of Jamestown from starvation or death
from the Indians while John Smith was present. After Smith's return to
England, the Indians "did spoile and murther all they encountered,"
and out of the band of thirty only one escaped, a boy Henry Spelman
"that Pocahontas saved, and who by her means lived many yeres amonst
the Potawomekes."

In April 1613, she was captured by the whites and lived a year under
the care of Rev. Alexander Whitaker and Sir Thomas Dale who instructed
her in Christianity and baptised her "Rebecca." Her marriage to John
Rolfe was held mutually as a new pledge of peace under which the
colony flourished. She journeyed to England with John Rolfe where
their son Thomas was born. Pocahontas died of smallpox as she was
preparing to return to America and is buried at Gravesend, England, a
Thames River port some twenty miles downstream from London.

She married John Rolfe on 5 Apr 1614 in Jamestown, James City, VA.

It is a definite possibility that Pocahontas was married prior to her
marriage to John Rolfe and may very well have had one or more
children. However, this has never been proven.

Pocahontas, (1595?-1617), daughter of the Native American chief Powhatan. She was born in Virginia. Her real name was Matoaka; the name Pocahontas means "playful one." According to a legend, in 1608 Pocahontas saved the life of Captain John Smith by holding his head in her arms as he was about to be clubbed to death by her father's warriors. Many historians doubt the story, which is not found in Smith's detailed personal narrative written at the time. The story first appeared in Smith's Generall Historie of Virginia (1624). In 1612 Pocahontas was captured by the English and taken to Jamestown. She became a convert to Christianity and took the name Rebecca. In 1614 she married John Rolfe, one of the colonists, with the blessings of both the governor and her father. Eight years of peace between the Native Americans and the English followed the marriage.
In 1615 Pocahontas had her first child, Thomas, and the following year the family went to England. She met the king and queen of England and was received with royal honor. On the eve of her return to Virginia, Pocahontas died of smallpox and was buried in the chapel of the parish church in Gravesend, England. Her son was educated in England, but returned to Virginia and became an important settler; many prominent Virginians claim to be his descendants.
Pocahontas was an Indian princess, the daughter of Powhatan, the powerful chief of the Algonquian Indians in the Tidewater region of Virginia. She was born around 1595 to one of Powhatan's many wives. They named her Matoaka, though she is better known as Pocahontas, which means "Little Wanton," playful, frolicsome little girl.


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Pocahontas married John Rolfe, son of John Rolfe and Dorothea "Dorothy" Mason, on 5 Apr 1614 in Jamestown, James City Co., VA.1 2 3 (John Rolfe was born on 6 May 1585 in Heacham, Norfolk, England,22 23 24 died on 22 Mar 1622 in Jamestown, James City Co., VA 25 26 27 and was buried in Bur Jamestown, , Virginia.) The cause of his death was killed in * Indian Massacare in James City Co., VA.12


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Pocahontas next married Kocoum.


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2 Shaffer, Mary, Sims2001 (URL: http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1787439&id=I60017), * Married: 5 Apr 1614 in Jamestown, James City, Virginia.

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12 Ellis, Lois, Ellis/Dyer (URL: http://awt.http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1977049&id=I599ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1977049&id=I599), * Death: 19 MAR 1616/1617 in Died from smallpox.

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25 Ellis, Lois, Ellis/Dyer (URL: http://awt.http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1977049&id=I599ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:1977049&id=I599), * Death: 22 MAR 1622 in Killed in Indian Massacare in Jane City, VA.

26 Beckwith, David L, Smokykin (URL: http://www.smokykin.com), d 1622, Jamestown, James City, Virginia.

27 Blevins, Owen, URL: http://www.oblevins.com/Blevins/D0005/G0000544.html#I17385
Location: 729C Polo Drive North, Columbus, OH 43229 (URL: http://www.oblevins.com/Blevins/D0005/G0000544.html#I17385
Location: 729C Polo Drive North, Columbus, OH 43229), # DEATH: 22 MAR 1622, Jamestown, James City Co. VA killed in Indian massacre?.


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