||Anne (Rolfe) Barnett resided in the Southern Colonies in North America before 1776.|
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Some descendants claim, citing oral tradition and a specific reference to her in the bible of John Perry Barnett (1764-1828), that Anne, born about 1648, was an undocumented daughter of Thomas Rolfe (son of Pocahontas). This oral tradition has been held by multiple lines of descendants.
Whatever her origins, she married William Barnett circa 1664..
Previous versions of this profile have offered a variety of birth dates and places. Some say as early as 1645 and as late as 1655 (with an unsourced claim of "10 October"); some say in England, others say in Richmond or Varina, Henrico, Virginia. Her first known child was born about 1670, suggesting a 1669 marriage and hence an estimated birth year of 1649. By this time, Thomas (who had returned from England to Virginia about 1635) had married Jane.
She apparently died about 1691 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia.
Per Robert O Harder:
Harder offers no solid documentation for this claim. Based on her likely birth year, she could not have been daughter of Thomas by some other wife as he as married to Jane by the time of this Anne's birth.In fact, what evidence exists to even support her maiden name being Rolfe?
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