I'm trying to find the relationship of John Rolfe b. 1589 and John Rolfe b. 1562.

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My ancestor's uncle was John Rolfe b. 1588-1589 in Wiltshire; John Rolfe b. 1562 who married Pocahontas d.1622.  I'm trying to find if the two Rolfes were in any way related.  John Rolfe (1589) came to the colonies in 1638 with his nephew Thomas Whittier.
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My ancestor is also John Rolfe. I have his will listed on Find a grave,  I saw what is on Geni with John Rolfe and pocahontas and it is incorrect and one of the co-ordinator's at the top of the page indicates it's incorrect and she is 100% correct.    We are related and I found that out when I purchased Simon Rolfe's coin of Wiltshire 1666 and one of my friends had it up for sale in London and he advertised it as the same name and used John Rolfe and Pocahontas as a means of selling at a ridiculous price. I asked him why he said that in the ad, especially when the connection has not been made  if they would look at the records they would see there were different families down to the 1400's that were in different area's.

To make the point I have a picture of the coat of arms of the Rolfe family on Simon's coin. I will put it up on Jeremiah Glines Rolfe 1814 and on his father, Nathaniel Rolfe.. Here is the response when I questioned the john Pocahontas relationship.

Dear Marie,
Thank you for your message,
I am not stating that these two Rolfes are one and the same people, but simply that they are of the same family..
Surely the proof of this is that if you have two families of the same surname and both bearing the same coat of arms there is, de facto, a connection or relationship between the two families. It may not be close, ie cousins or 2nd. cousins etc, but somewhere along the line they will be related.
It is impossible that the Court of Heralds would authorize two similar arms to different families. My point here (and I do readily admit that I 'highlighted' it because of the famous 'Pocahontas' Rolfe ) is simply that these two Rolfes are of the same family and they have to be because they both bear the same arms. They may not be close relations but they would both have shared common blood and at some point back in the family tree they will share a grandfather.
As your ancestor came from Wiltshire I would think it highly likely that your family is connected to this token issuer - - - - at some point !

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