Nicketti "She Who Sweeps the Dew from the Flowers" Hughes (Powhatan)

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About Nicketti "She Who Sweeps the Dew from the Flowers" Hughes (Powhatan)

Information from Arnold gedcom, JD Watson: Opechancanough, the celebrated chief of the Powhatans, was brutally murdered while a prisoner in 1644. He left a lovely young daughter, the child of his old age, the Princess Nicketti. Some years after this graceful Indian maiden had reached the years of mature womanhood, a member (the name is not given)} of one of the old Cavalier families of Virginia "fell in love with her and she with him". This resulted in a clandestine marriage and the birth of of a half-breed Indian girl, (Mary) Elizabeth Hughes, who married about 1680 a Welshman (others say a native of Devonshire, England), named Nathaniel Davis. Nathaniel was an Indian trader and according to some accounts, a Quaker. From these alliances of indian and white man many notable families in Virginia are descended.

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Patricia Givens Johnson, Irish Burks of colonial Virginia and New River, (Walpa Publishing, May 1992), 12-13.

Peter W. Houck and Mintcy D. Maxham, Indian Island in Amherst County, (Lynchburg, VA: Warwick House Pub., 1993), 31.

Lisa Alther, Kinfolks: Falling Off the Family Tree, (Arcade Publishing, 2007), 178.

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Nicketti "She Who Sweeps the Dew from the Flowers" Hughes (Powhatan)'s Timeline

1625
1625
Tsenacomaca, Virginia
1640
1640
Age 15
MD, USA
1645
1645
Age 20
Virginia
1650
1650
Age 25
New Kent, Virginia
1653
1653
Age 28
England
1654
1654
Age 29
Jamestown, James City County, Virginia
1655
1655
Age 30
Powhatan, Powhatan, VA, USA
1655
Age 30
Powhatan, Powhatan, Virginia, United States
1662
1662
Age 37
Louisa, Louisa, Virginia, United States
1720
1720
Age 95
Henrico, Virginia