Person:Matoaka Powhatan (1)

Pocahontas _____
  1. Pocahontas _____Abt 1596 - 1617
m. 1610
  • HJohn Rolfe1585 - 1622
  • WPocahontas _____Abt 1596 - 1617
m. 5 Apr 1614
  1. Thomas Rolfe1615 - 1675
Facts and Events
Name[1] Pocahontas _____
Alt Name[1] Matoaka Powhatan
Alt Name[6] Amonata _____
Alt Name[1] Amonute _____
Gender Female
Birth[1] Abt 1596 Werowocomoco, Virginia, United Statesher father was living in Werowocomoco at the time of her birth and it is therefore speculated that is where she was born
Marriage 1610 Colony of Virginiato Kokum Powhatan
Marriage 5 Apr 1614 Jamestown, James City, Virginia, United StatesJamestown Church [1]
to John Rolfe
Death[1] 21 Mar 1617 Gravesend, Kent, England
Burial[3] St George Churchyard, Gravesend, Kent, England
Reference Number? Q193406?

Pocahontas was a Native American woman, daughter of Chief Wahunsunacock of the Powhatan Confederacy, who famously married an English settler in Virginia and became a celebrity in London in the last year of her life.

Notable descendants

  • First Lady Edith (Bolling) Wilson (wife of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson)
  • George Wythe Randolph
  • Admiral Richard Byrd
  • Virginia Governor Harry Flood Byrd
  • fashion-designer and socialite Pauline de Rothschild
  • First Lady Nancy (Robbins) Reagan (wife of U.S. President Ronald Reagan)
  • astronomer and mathematician Percival Lowell

External links

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Pocahontas, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
    last accessed Sep 2017.

    Pocahontas (born Matoaka, known as Amonute, c. 1596–1617) was a Native American woman notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. ...

  2.   Robertson, Wyndham, and R. A. (Robert Alonzo) Brock. Pocahontas (alias Matoaka) and her descendants, through her marriage at Jamestown, Virginia in April 1614 with John Rolfe, gentleman: including the names of Alfriend, Archer, Bentley, Bernard, Bland, Bolling, Branch, Cabell, Catlett, Cary, Dandridge, Dixon, Douglas, Duval ... Markham, Meade, McRae, Murray, Page, Poythress, Randolph, Robertson, Skipwith, Stanard, Tazewell, Walke, West, Whittle and others. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972)
  3. 821, in Find A Grave
    last accessed Sep 2017.

    [Includes photos of memorials installed after her death.]

  4.   Schutz, Noel, and Don Greene. Shawnee Heritage . (, 2008-2015)
    Vol 2.
  5.   Brown, Stuart E. (Stuart Ellett), and Lorraine F. Myers. Pocahontas' descendants: a revision, enlargement and extension of the list set out by Wyndham Rob ertson in his book "Pocahontas and her descendants (1887)"; third correc tions and additions. (Baltimore [Maryland]: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1997, c1997)

    [Corrects, expands, and updates an earlier book called Pocahontas and Her Descendants by Wyndham Robertson (1887)]

  6. Strachey, WIlliam. The Historie of Travaile Into Virginia Britannia. (Hakluyt Society).

    "Both men, women, and children have their severall names; at first according to the severall humor of their parents; and for the men children, at first, when they are young, their mothers give them a name, calling them by some affectionate title, or perhaps observing their promising inclination give it accordingly; and so the great King Powhatan called a young daughter of his, whom he loved well, Pocahontas, which may signify a little wanton; howbeyt she was rightly called Amonata at more ripe years."