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Nonoma "Cleopatra"
m. 1590
  1. Nonoma "Cleopatra"1600 - 1680
m. 1618
  1. Princess Nicketti1624 -
  2. Hokolesqua1630 - 1681
Facts and Events
Name Nonoma "Cleopatra"
Gender Female
Birth[3] 1600 Georgia, USA
Marriage 1618 Jamestown, Virginia, USA (near Jamestown)
to Chief Opechancanough Mangopeesomon of the Powhatan, Confederacy
Death[3] 1680 Henrico County, Virginia, USA
References
  1.   Floyd, N. J. Biographical genealogies of the Virginia-Kentucky Floyd families: with notes of some collateral branches. (Williams & Wilkins Co.: Baltimore , 1912), 14, 1912.

    The writer, feeling confident that the original tradition was
    correct, made an exhaustive search for information on that and
    many similar matters, and finally found, in the old library of the
    Maryland Historical Society, an item of three lines in a fragment of
    Jamestown records covering eleven years — 1630 to 1641 — which
    furnished in a positive and indisputable form the proof sought.
    During the period, covered by the fragment, matters became so
    bad between the Whites and Indians, that Opechancanough
    was induced to agree upon a line being established which neither
    White nor Indian, excepting truce-bearers, should cross under
    penalty of being shot on sight. To insure strict obedience to
    the compact a law was passed at Jamestown imposing a heavy
    penalty on any of the people crossing the line without a special
    permit from the Governor's Council and the General Court, ^his
    accounts for the item alluded to, which is given verbatim et liter-
    atim. In the Council record it reads:

    "Dec. 17th, 1641. — Thomas Rolfe petitions Governor to let
    him go see Opechankeno to whom he is allied, and Cleopatra, his
    mother's sister."

    The record of the General Court was evidently intended to be a
    verbatim copy, though they differ somewhat in phraseology and
    spelling: —

    "Dec. 17th, 1641. — Thomas Rolph petitions Gov. to let him
    go to see Opechanko, to whom he is allied, and Cleopatre, his
    mother's sister."

  2.   Campbell, Charles. History of the Colony and ancient Dominion of Virginia. (Spartanburg, S.C.: Reprint Co., 1965), 113, 1859.

    He then, by his interpreter, let him know
    that Sir Thomas Dale had sent him pieces of copper, strings of
    white and blue beads, wooden combs, fish-hooks, and a pair of
    knives, and would give him a grindstone, when he would send for
    it ; that his brother Dale, hearing of the charms of his younger
    daughter
    , desired that he would send her to Jamestown, as well
    because he intended to marry her, as on account of the desire of
    Pocahontas to see her, and he believed that there could be no bet-
    ter bond of peace and friendship than such a union. While
    Hamor was speaking, Powhatan repeatedly interrupted him, and
    when he had ended, the old chief replied: "I gladly accept your
    salute of love and peace which, while I live, I shall exactly keep.
    His pledges thereof I receive with no less thanks, although they
    are not so great as I have received before. But, for my daughter,
    I have sold her within these few days to a great werowance, three
    days journey from me, for two bushels of rawrenoke."

    [It is assumed he is referring to Cleopatra here. user:cthrnvl ]

  3. 3.0 3.1 Our Family Tree John Rolfe married Pocahontas. Cleopatra was Pocahontas's younger sister by roughly 17 years and was Chief Powhatan's youngest daughter (he had many). It was thought the "Indians" would never concoct nor had ever heard the name Cleopatra and it is believed that John Rolfe suggested the name for Pocahontas younger sister.