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Keziah Arroyah (Powhatan) Bryant (1635 - 1690)

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Keziah Arroyah "Fire Woman Warrior" Bryant formerly Powhatan
Born in Bryant, Charles, Marylandmap
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Stafford, Stafford, Virginiamap
29 April 2016
09:36: Jeanie Thornton edited the Biography for Keziah (Powhatan) Bryant. [Thank Jeanie for this]
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Categories: Disputed Existence | Descendants of Pocahontas.

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Keziah Arroyah, like her "sisters" Grace, Mary Ontonah, and Unknown, cannot possibly be squeezed into the current time frame. Keziah's great grandmother Pocahontas supposedly gave birth to a daughter between her marriage to Kocoum in 1610 and her abduction by Samuel Argyll in 1613. According to this profile this daughter, Ka Okee, married Thomas Pettus in 1635. This marriage results in the birth of two daughters; Christian and Unknown Pettus. Let's say unknown Pettus who is said to have married Wahanganoche, was fifteen at the time of her marriage. This would have been in 1650. They are the purported parents of Keziah Arroyah. She could have been born no sooner than 1651, married no sooner than 1666 and given birth around 1667. She is said to be the mother of Richard Bryant who was born in 1651. But if this is when she was born; there is no way she could be the mother of Richard Bryant. [1]

The following text, which was posted to this profile, is from a website called The Powhatan Museum of Arts and Culture. It was part of an article about a modern day artist, Rose Powhatan, who had an exhibit which included a piece of art she called "Fire Woman Warrior." This art work was in honor of her ancestor Keziah Powhatan who in 1752 was said to be the leader of the Doeg Indians.

'''Keziah Powhatan, the Tauxenent (Dogue) Indian leader of Northern Virginia, whose acts of bravery continue to inspire her many descendants.

The descendants of Keziah Powhatan still bear her surname, as well as the names Boston, Payne,Grayson, Auld, Carter, Johnson, and Wanzer.

''' This text is not about Keziah Arroyah who, if she lived, was from the previous century. [2]

Try as I am, I cannot make this woman, Keziah Arroyah, fit into any real scenario.

Keziah Arroyah Ja11 Keziah Arroyah was the daughter of (Ja12) Wahanganoche and possibly an unnamed daughter of Ka-Okee and granddaughter of Kocoum and Pocahontas Born: about 1640 Married: Richard or Thomas Bryant/Brian

Here is more information from another source that states two deeds verify this person but are not given as sources:
The connection between Bryant, Keziah Arroyah and Elinor Bryant who married Robert Duncan and had Elinor, Mary and Anne Duncan is established by two deeds. There are other records establishing the basic relationships of different lines descending from Keziah Arroyah. It would be helpful if someone could produce these deeds, instead of just claiming they exist. I have looked through the Virginia Land deeds and cannot find anything. Anyone have any ideas?

There was also another daughter Phylis Gallop who married Thomas Monteith.

Richard Bryant and Keziah Arroyah had issue:

Dr. Richard Bryan married Ann Meese/Amees, daughter of Henry Meese and Mary C.

Dr. Richard Bryan is an ancestor of Bryan Reddick, PhD., Bryan or Sheila Reddick []. d 1749 King George, Va. (10-2) [3]


  2. Auld/Powhatan, "Powhatan Gallery," Powhatan Museum of Indigenous Arts and Culture ( : accessed 5 April 2016).
  3. Geni Family Tree: Keziah Bryant

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