Namontack, of the Powhatan

public profile

Namontack, of the Powhatan's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


About Namontack, of the Powhatan

The youngest daughter of Chief Powhatan [17 years junior to Pochontas} was given the name Cleopatra by her brother-in-law, John Rolfe, the husband of Pochontas. Cleopatra married Cayugha Chief Opechancanough. They had two children, a son, Cornstalk, and a daughter, Princess Nicketti: "Beautiful Flower" or "She Sweeps The Dew From The Flowers." Nicketti married a Scottish trader named Hughes, and had a daughter, Abadiah Elizabeth Hughes. Abadiah Hughes marrried Nathaniel Davis, from Wales, and had a daughter named Abadiah Davis, who married William Floyd of Amherst. The progenitor of the Ffloyd line is said to have beeen Prince Llewellyn Ap'Ffloyd, in the time of Edward I of England. Sir John Ffloyd, born 1570 in Wales, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I. He mnarried a lady of her court, who died, leaving him with a family of small children. His sons, Walter Ffloyd and Nathaniel Ffloyd, arrived in Jamestown, Virginia in 1623, bringing 15 people with them. They came on board Nathaniel's own ship, the Nova: Nathaniel was 24 years old. They patented Hog Island, off the Virginia coast, and later in other countied. 52 years later [1675] the brothers Willianm and Charles Ffloyd, with Frederick Ffloyd [whose relationship is not indicated] togather with John Ffloyd, the son of Nathaniel, patented in Accomac Co., Virginia. I find no records of the deacendants of William, Charles, Frederick, or Walter. William Floyd of Amherst [John, Nathaniel, John] was born in Accomac Co., Virginia, circa 1720. He married Adadiah Davis, the daughter of Nathaniel Davis and Abadiah Elizabeth Hughes. They had 12 children.

There is positive and indisputable proof (Strong Words for Genealogy) that Pocahontas had a sister named Cleopatra (Matachanna). This proof was located in the old library of the Maryland Historical Society, an item of three lines covering eleven years. During the period covered by the fragment, matters became so bad between the Whites and the Indians that Opechancanough , Chief of the Powhatans, was induced to agree upon a line being established which neither White nor Indian, excepting truce bearers, should cross under penalty of being shot on sight. To insure strict obedience to the compact, a law was passed at Jamestown imposing a heavy penalty on any people crossing the line without a special permit from the Commissioners Council and the General Court. This accounts for the item alluded to, which is given verbatim. It reads: "Note: Dec. 17th, 1641 -- Thomas Rolfe petitions the governor to let him see Opechankeno to whom he is allied, and Cleopatra, his mother's sister." Note: The record of the General Court was evidently intended to be a verbatim copy though they differ in phraseology and spelling. Note: "Dec. 17th, 1641 -- Thomas Rolph petitions Gov. to let him go see Opechanko, to whom he is allied, and Cleopatre, his mother's sister." Note: Thomas Rolfe was the son of John Rolfe and Pocahontas.

view all

Namontack, of the Powhatan's Timeline

Age 14
Frederick, Virginia
Age 23
Virginia, United States
Age 31
King William, Virginia, USA
Age 40