Person:Matoaka Powhatan (1)

m. 1610
  • HJohn Rolfe1585 - 1622
  • WPocahontas1595 - 1617
m. 5 Apr 1614
  1. Thomas Rolfe1615 - 1675
Facts and Events
Name Pocahontas
Alt Name Matoaka "Pocahontas" Powhatan
Married Name Rebecca Rolfe
Alt Name[6] Amonata
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1595 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 Virginia, USAto 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
Reference Number? Q193406?
Burial[3] St George Churchyard, Gravesend, Kent, England

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.

Descendants include First Lady Edith Wilson (wife of Woodrow); George Wythe Randolph; Admiral Richard Byrd; Virginia Governor Harry Flood Byrd; fashion-designer and socialite Pauline de Rothschild; former First-Lady Nancy Reagan; and astronomer and mathematician Percival Lowell.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Pocahontas, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  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), 1887.
  3. Memorial# 821 , in Find A Grave.


  4.   Greene, Don. Shawnee Heritage II. (, 2008).
  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), 1997.

    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."