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  • Pocahontas' Story at Henricus Near Hopewell and Prince George County, Virginia

    Did you know Pocahontas lived in Central Virginia?
    Did you know she lived at the settlement of Henricus for a short period? 


    photo: http://womensbios.lib.virginia.edu/featured?id=POCAHONTAS
    Here is what Historians at Henricus Historical Park have to say:
    "Captured by Captain Samual Argall in 1613, Pocahontas was initially taken to Jamestown. Sir Thomas Gates was fearful of reprisal from Powhatan, and turned her over to Sir Thomas Dale at Henricus.

    Dale instructed Reverend Alexander Whitaker to care for Pocahontas and instruct her in the ways of Christianity. While living at Henricus she converted to Christianity, was baptized and took the Christian name Rebecca.

    She met and was courted by John Rolfe, whom she married in April 1614. After their marriage, Powhatan signed a peace treaty with the English settlers which lasted until March 22, 1622.

    In 1616, Pocahontas traveled to England with her husband and infant son Thomas. While there she contracted an illness, possibly tuberculosis or smallpox, and died at the age of 22. She remains buried in Gravesend, England."

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