Ka-Okee, of the Powhatan

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About Ka-Okee, 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, 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.

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