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Re: NC RELFEs not Poca descendants
Posted by: Wilma Phelan (ID *****1402) Date: November 05, 2007 at 19:29:15
In Reply to: Re: NC RELFEs not Poca descendants by GeneREDMOND of 1081


I don't think we can make any finally conclusions here. Confusing is certainly the case. I have found 6 Thomas Rolfe / Relfes from 1650 to 1700.

If you look up Thomas Relfe of NC, he is married to Elizabeth Betty Woodley. A case could be made that Betty is her nick name. If you look her up, she is married to Joseph Copeland, born 1677. They were suposed to be married in 1694. However she is Elizabeth M. Woodley. Note the M.

I have seen many, many references to Thomas Jr, and William as having a mother named Dorothy Jennings and that they were born circa 1640 and 1645. Only once did the mother come up as being Miss Woodley.

I have seen references that show 4 Thomas Rolfe / Relfes married to the same woman. Specifically Ann Jennings Butler Keile (Keele). Her husbands died. First Mr. Butler and then Thomas Keile. Thomas Rolfe / Relfe Jr. was appointed guardien of the 8 children but only three get listed. One Thomas Keile is sometime listed as Rolfe.
Ann Jennings Keile was the heir and Thomas Jr. Guardian married her. The three children of the Keile family listed are Sarah, Thomas and Anne, I have found a Butler Keile for whom I have no explaination.

Now in Slatton and Moore the last wife is definately Mary Grimes and the sister married to the Gov, was definately 1600 or early 1700's. At least that is what I read.
Then we have the Thomas Keile Rolfe.

We have the real Thomas Rolfe
We have the Thomas Rolfe of NC
We have the thomas Rolfe of the Murder Trial in Northumberland County, where the murders are told to "touch the body."
We have Thomas Rolfe/Relfe Jr.
If you carry this into the 1700's there are even more Thomas Rolfes.
We have Thomas Powhatan Rolfe born 1665. He was called Powhatan.

I find Many Jennings Marriages in this family and they, the Jennings marry the Rolfes again in further generations.

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