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Pocahontas and her Descendants

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Pocahontas and her Descendants

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"Pocahontas, alias Matoaka, and her descendants through her marriage at Jamestown, Virginia, in April, 1614, with John Rolfe, gentleman; including the names of Alfriend, Archer, Bentley, Bernard, Bland, Bolling, Branch, Cabell, Catlett, Cary, Dandridge, Dixon, Douglas, Duval, Eldridge, Ellett, Ferguson, Field, Fleming, Gay, Gordon, Griffin, Grayson, Harrison, Hubard, Lewis, Logan, Markham, Meade, McRae, Murray, Page, Poythress, Randolph, Robertson, Skipwith, Stanard, Tazewell, Walke, West, Whittle, and others. With Biographical Sketches by Wyndham Robertson and Illustrated Historical Notes by R.A. Brock."

A tabulated genealogy of the Red Bollings and their descendants through daughters, with some potted bios, but otherwise few details.

<span id="Robertson"></span>Robertson, Wyndham. ''[[Space:Pocahontas and her Descendants|Pocahontas and her Descendants]]'' (Richmond, Va, 1887)
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Most people who died without issue are omitted. Extends to generation 7 (ie. 4 generations after John Bolling of Cobbs, b 1676), but the 7th generation (born around 1800 more or less) is patchy. Total about 400 descendants.

(There's an estimate that Pocahontas might have 100,000 living descendants today)

About 25 people have biographical sketches. Generally, dates, places and even middle names are very scanty.


The Robertson book is not up to date and is superseded by later books.

"Revised, enlarged and extended edition" (rewrite) by Stuart Brown, 1985. 5 later supplements of "corrections and additions" published. The first two of those were later incorporated with a reprint of the base volume.

https://genealogical.com/store/pocahontas-descendants/ (716 pp. 1985 edition reprinted 2003 with supplements of 1992 and 1994 incorporated)

https://genealogical.com/store/pocahontas-descendants-third-corrections-and-additions/ (197 pp. Third supplement, 1997)

https://genealogical.com/store/pocahontas-descendants-fourth-and-fifth-corrections-and-additions/ (Fifth supplement ?2004, printed or reprinted with Fourth supplement 2001 incorporated)

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