Seeking sources for children of Pocahontas descendant David Meade Randolph

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While looking for something else, I stumbled upon this orphaned profile of a Pocahontas descendant. It was pretty empty when I came across it, so I found some sources. But what I could not easily find is the evidence of his children with Mary Randolph.

Anyone want to take on the next generation?
WikiTree profile: David Randolph
in Genealogy Help by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (779k points)
The Stuart E Brown books are supposed to be the Bible on Pocahontas's descendants.
I'm not sure if I was looking at that or not; whatever I was looking at only went through David Meade Randolph. It did not list his children.
The Robertson book is peculiar.  For each person it gives the number of boys and girls they had.  Then on a later page it lists the names of those who went on to become parents.  David Meade Randolph is supposed to have had 6 boys and 2 girls, but only William B is shown as a parent, so the others aren't named.

Richard Randolph the antiquary is believed to be one of them, but I don't know who believes it or why.

I suspect the Robertson book was all compiled by writing letters, not from official records.

I haven't seen the Stuart Brown books, so I don't know how much they add, apart from continuing to later generations.

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Wikipedia's article on Mary Randolph says they had "8 children, 4 of whom survived into adulthood" citing this book: True Richmond Stories: Historic Tales from Virginia's Capital. Arcadia Publishing. p. 36. ISBN 978-1-62584-401-9.  It's a compilation of articles by Harry Kollatz Jr. Doesn't tell where he might have gotten his information.

by Isabelle Martin G2G6 Pilot (452k points)

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