Descendant of Rebecca Powhatan

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I have discovered with delight and amazement that I may be one of the some 100,000 descendants of Pocahontas or Rebecca Powhatan. I'm new on Wikitree. There is a branch of my tree that appeared on Wikitree indicating that I'm a descendant of Amonute Matoaka (Pocahontas) "Rebecca" Rolfe formerly Powhatan.  The branches of my tree go through a number of surnames to reach the Powhatans: Skelton, Depriest, Bolling, Rolfe. Does Pocahonta's genealogy appear quite certain or as certain as it can be?


WikiTree profile: Jane Rolfe
in Genealogy Help by Ellen Syska G2G Rookie (190 points)
retagged by Maggie N.

1 Answer

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I am sorry if you got your hopes up but it looks like people have been ignoring the PPP messages on some of the Bolling, Rolfe, Polythress and Wynne profiles and just adding additional children and whoever they want by family trees from Ancestry. Maybe you are one of the descendants but the only way to know for sure is to build back your tree with sources to the Bollings.

I cleaned them up a few years ago but it looks like we need to clean them up again.

It isn't an easy line to trace.
by Maggie N. G2G6 Pilot (813k points)

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