"No one is descended from Captain John Smith, the brassy leader of early Jamestown. Many would like to claim descent, but the truth is that, according to documents, Smith never married or fathered any children."
- Barbour, Philip. Three Worlds of Captain John Smith. Boston, 1964.
- Smith, John. Complete Works of Captain John Smith. Ed. Philip Barbour. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1986.
- Vaughan, Alden. American Genesis: Captain John Smith and the Founding of Virginia. Boston, 1975