Family:John Smith and Unknown (59)

Facts and Events
Marriage? [proof of marriage needed]

Research Notes

  • Proof of the existence of this marriage (or any marriage) for Capt. John Smith is needed.
  • Some believe John Smith and "Pocahontas" (i.e. Matoaka Powhatan) were married, but this has been shown to be incorrect. Pocahontas did NOT marry John Smith - she married John Rolfe. See her page for more information.
  • cos1776 Note (May 2016): page should probably be deleted due to lack of evidence and general acceptance that there was no marriage.
  1.   The Life of John Smith, Secondary quality.

    "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