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Posted by: Leon Slate (ID *****2879) Date: January 17, 2005 at 18:33:33
In Reply to: Re: HOW TO VERIFY POCAHONTAS DATA? by Joyce of 1081


Alas, sometimes our data and documents do let us down.

I appreciate your efforts to dispel the "myth" of my family's descent from Matoaka (hope the spelling is correct for you) Pocahontas, Princess Rebecca!

I would have bowed out gracefully but noticed a few things that should be called to your attention.

In the "will" (curious thing about the 1757 date..that is the year I have for his death) there is a list of 8 children (some say there were as many as 21).

Furthur down you list his birthdate as 1700 and his marriage date as 1728.

Next you say he died at age 29 leaving a large family!

Large indeed...if he died at 29 then he was married for about one year! Please explain how they produced at least 8 children in one year?

Data is one thing, common sense is another! To say he died at age 57 leaving a very large family makes more sense than trying to cram 8 children (possibly more) into a one year marriage!

I would say your "data" is somewhat suspect!

To answer your ?, no I can't prove Jane Bolling but you can't dis-prove her!

Leon Slate

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