Not to be confused with Anne Rolfe, a different alleged daughter of Thomas Rolfe, who was born much earlier and never left England.
Some descendants claim, citing oral tradition and a specific reference to her in the bible of John Perry Barnett (1764-1828), that Anna, born about 1658, 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 1677..
Previous versions of this profile have offered a variety of birth dates and places. Some say as early as 1653 and as late as 1659 (with an unsourced claim of "10 October" - which is also the unsourced claimed birth date of Thomas's known daughter Jane (Rolfe) Bolling (abt.1655-aft.1677), the daughter of Thomas's wife Jane (Unknown), whom many researchers conflate with this claimed additional daughter; others say she was born in Richmond or Varina, Henrico, Virginia, all without citing any reliable source. Her first known child Henry was born about 1678, suggesting a 1677 marriage and hence an estimated birth year of 1657. By this time, Thomas (who had returned from England to Virginia 22 June 1635) had married Jane about 1648/49, their daughter Jane was born Oct 10, 1650.
She apparently died about 1691 in Charles City, Charles County, Virginia.
when seventeen and still in England, Thomas Rolfe married Elizabeth Washington in 1632. In 1633, Elizabeth died giving birth to a daughter, Anne, who later married Peter Elwyn, and they had at least three sons and four daughters. The Elwyns inherited several of Pocahontas' personal possessions.
But, then Thomas Rolfe had another daughter by a different wife, named Anna... [the alleged daughter represented by this profile]. Or maybe she wasn't his wife but a woman from the tribe.
Harder offers no solid documentation for this claim.
↑ For example, this historical marker for IN, Johnson Co's best-known & most unusual grave near the Shelby Co line in a mound in the middle of County Road 400S (one road south of Amity off of 31, east of a creek) which reads:
"Nancy (KERLIN) BARNETT
Born May 14, 1793 - Died Dec. 1, 1831
Married to William BARNETT, Feb 20, 1808.
He was born Sep 27, 1780, drowned in Ohio River Sep 24, 1854.
William was the great-great-great-grandson of Pocahontas & John ROLFE.
Daniel O. DOTY, 1846-1934, protected his grandmother's grave by
staying here with his gun, while the county relocated this cemetery
in order to build the road. A concrete slab was placed over
the grave, to protect the marker, Aug 8, 1912."
There was no child born in 1670, the date was mistakenly found on a family tree which was incorrect, the 1st child was Henry born in 1678 Goochland Co, VA.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Anna by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Anna:
I believe this is mother and daughter and not same person
May need some help from the Southern Colony project people. Thank you.
Among her entries on 28 Oct: 16:11: Martha (Auxier) Sparks edited the Mother for Thomas Rolfe.
16:11: Martha (Auxier) Sparks created Matoaka (Powhatan) Rolfe.
16:10: Martha (Auxier) Sparks edited the Father for Jane Rolfe.
16:10: Martha (Auxier) Sparks created Thomas Rolfe.
16:09: Martha (Auxier) Sparks edited the Mother for John Barnett.
16:09: Martha (Auxier) Sparks created Jane Rolfe.
16:08: Martha (Auxier) Sparks edited the Father for Jesse Barnett.
According to site Anne had a sister named Anna.