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Jane Rolfe

Deceased Person from United States of America

Jane Rolfe (c. 1655 - c. 1676) was the granddaughter of Pocahontas (Chief Powhatan's daughter) and the English colonist John Rolfe, (credited with introducing a strain of tobacco for export by the struggling Virginia Colony). Pocahontas, who adopted the Christian name of Rebecca, married John Rolfe on April 5, 1614. Reverend Richard Bucke of Wymondham officiated at the wedding. They had one child, Thomas Rolfe, who was born in Virginia on January 30, 1615. She was born in Virginia about 1655 to Thomas Rolfe and his wife, Jane Poythress whose English parents were Francis Poythress and Alice Payton. In about 1675, Jane married Robert Bolling of Prince George County, Virginia. Their son John was born on January 26, 1676. Jane is said to have died shortly afterward. John Bolling married Mary Kennon, daughter of Richard Kennon and Elizabeth Worsham of Conjurer's Neck. The couple had six surviving children, each of whom married and had surviving children. As a result, many Americans are today able to claim descent from Pocahontas through her great-grandson, John Bolling. Rolfe's interment was near her father in the Kippax Plantation.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1650-10-10
Place of birth
Varina
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
Jane Poythress, Thomas Rolfe

Death

Date of death
1676

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