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Re: Anna Rolfe and Pocahontas
Posted by: NICOLE (ID *****4718) Date: December 21, 2004 at 21:09:41
In Reply to: Re: Anna Rolfe and Pocahontas by Fred Hof of 1081

FH> Thomas Rolfe and his wife didn't have multiple children

Actually they did ! There was also:

FH> all insisted that Thomas Rolfe and his wife had one child: Jane

This has been an oft repeated statement but not exactly accurate.
A number of Jane (POYTHRESS) ROLFE's children died young ...
so better to say only one known surviving child who grew to maturity.

FH> "Barnett" claim to Pocahontas descent has been around for quite some time

One source for this is the government agency that is in charge of historical markers.
I would welcome any feedback as to how much research they do.
I would think they they would be accurate ...
but if anyone knows otherwise, please share your insights.

IN,Johnson-Co's best-known & most unusual grave
has a historical marker 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."

She is buried near the Shelby-Co line in IN,Johnson-Co in a mound in the
middle of County Road 400S (one road south of Amity off of 31, east of a creek).

Picture available at


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