Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Pocahontas was born about 1595, and was the daughter of Powhatan, the King of the Virginian Indians. When Captain John Smith, the coloniser of that State, was about to be dispatched by the savages she saved his life, and later was able to warn him of an intended massacre of the English. She fell in love with John Rolfe, one of the English colonists, and was married to him, after which she came to England and was presented at Court. In 1617 she died at Gravesend at the early age of 22, just as she was embarking for Virginia, leaving a son, from whom the Virginian Rolfes are descended.