Ka Okee "Mary", of the Powhatan

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Ka Okee "Mary", of the Powhatan

Also Known As: "Arroyah"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Virginia
Death: circa 1704 (78-86)
Virginia
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Wife of Chief Wahanganoche, King of Patawomke
Mother of Keziah Bryant and Ontonah Mary Arroyah Meese

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About Ka Okee "Mary", of the Powhatan

(1) Bill Deyo, Tribal Historian, states the following:

Wahanganoche's father was the petty-chief, Japasaw, or more correctly, I-oppasus, who had become the King of Patawomeck by the 1620s. I do not know the wife of Wahanganoche

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but I-oppasus had two wives. One whose name I do not know but who was a daughter of Powhatan and I-oppasus' own niece or half-niece. It is possible that she was the daughter of Powhatan called Cahoke or Kaokee, traditionally the ancestor of the Peyton and Roberson families of Patawomeck blood, who was said to have been a daughter of Powhatan. His other wife was Paupauwiske who was known to have had a child, possibly Wahanganoche, as was written about by Henry Spelman. The Curtis family traditionally descends from the Patawomeck Indian girl, Ontonah, left an orphan by the battle of 1666. As the Peyton and Roberson families also descend from her, she may be the link back to the wife of I-oppassus who was the daughter of Powhatan, Kaokee (?). The Bryan(t) family of Stafford County in the mid 1600s and beyond connects to the royal blood of the Patawomeck Indian Tribe through their last chief, Wahanganoche (alias Whipsewasson), nephew of the great chief, Powhatan, father of Pocahontas. The Bryan(t)s and their descendants have multiple lines of descent from Wahanganoche and other members of the Patawomeck Tribe. The first generation of Indian blood included Dr. Richard Bryan(t), Martha Bryan(t) [wife of Thomas Foley], Thomas Bryan(t), Silent Bryan(t), and others. Dr. Richard Bryan(t)'s son, also a Dr. Richard Bryan(t) (died 1749, King George Co., VA), married Seth Anderson, also of Indian blood of the royal line of the Pamunkey Tribe, who was also his cousin through the Patawomecks. Since Dr. Richard Bryan(t) Sr.'s wife, Anne (Meese) Redman, was the daughter of Henry Meese, whose first wife is also believed to have been a daughter of Chief Wahanganoche, it is no wonder why the Bryan(t) descendants form the greatest number of the current Patawomeck Tribe, officially recognized by the Stafford County Government.


From http://www.patawomeckindiantribeofvirginia.org/ct-menu-item-3

1662  Chief Wahanganoche was issued a silver badge by the King of England to wear for safety when traveling across English lands.  The chief was acquitted of charges of high treason and murder brought against him by Capt. Giles Brent at the General Assembly in James City.  The chief died on his way home, apparently by murder.

1666  In June, the Council of Maryland made a treaty with the Susquehannock Tribe and received from them two captured sons of the King of Patawomeck.  In July, the General Council of Virginia declared war on the Patawomecks.  Most of the men were killed.  Most of the women and children, who were not already living in English families, were captured as slaves.

Indian descendants of the survivors of the 1666 massacre make up the current Patawomeck Tribe.  The Patawomeck descendants have been a close-knit group over the past few centuries, carrying on many traditions and skills of their Indian ancestors.  Many of the current members of the Tribe are direct descendants of Chief Wahanganoche through his daughters, who became the wives of prominent Virginia colonists.  It is the goal of the tribe to preserve the history of our ancestors for future generations.

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Disconnected as daughter of Kocoum Japasaw, of the Patawomeke who died before she was born


Deyo, William L. The Monteith family and the Potomac Indians. (Colonial Beach, Virginia: DeJoux Publications, c2000).

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Ja11 Keziah Arroyah Ja11 Keziah Arroyah was the daughter of (Ja12) Wahanganoche and possibly an unnamed daughter of Ka-Okee and granddaughter of Kocoum and Pocahontas Born: about 1640 Married: Richard or Thomas Bryant/Brian

comment: this chronology has issues. Kocoum died about 1613 as a young man. If he had a daughter Ka-Okee, she would not have had children until about 1630 at earliest, so her daughter would start having children at 1645 at earliest ...


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Ka Okee "Mary", of the Powhatan's Timeline

1622
1622
Virginia
1635
1635
Age 13
Virginia, United States
1704
1704
Age 82
Virginia
????
Potomac, Stafford, Colony of Virginia, British Colonial America