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)

Powhatan at the end of the names are identifiers for tribal affiliation only, no records exist of any individual actually having the last name Powhatan. The current Pamunkey (Powhatan) tribe only states that her history was so long ago, physical documentation is non existent, not she wasn't an actual historical figure. All we have currently is oral history passed down through the generations. A Dr. Glanville didn't state she wasn't "real" just that without proper proof, it can't be documented as fact either way. A great deal of research has been done on Nicketti to include discussion with a current Pamunkey tribal chief which states the same, "can't prove either way". The Pamunkey Historian, also has no written record of her, so her "supposed" tribe couldn't say either way. Perhaps one day solid proof will surface. Please do NOT bother her tribe with questions of enrollment, or records. They have no opinion on her, nor opinions on what others say of her. I have personally searched several VA state museums and discussed with historians of which some agreed this is actual VA history, her life that is. I personally believe the many oral family stories I have heard over the years giving the same facts and circumstances but coming from different families that have never met one another. There is a new document added showing the Floyd's were targeted by Walter Plecker, it also shows that the Monacan Tribe (another tribe of the Powhatan) seem to show a Robert Davis. The Floyds had a Robert Davis also as their Grandfather of all the Floyds that were claiming this on the census documents changed. I still haven't verified this to be the same Robert Davis the Floyd family lore arose from. But I know there was a Robert Davis living in the same time periods around the same time. I added what information the Monacan posted on their Robert Davis to our Robert Davis' profile, it's showing though he as a Saponi tribe member. Really should be researched in more depth, I was unable to download this section here but will try later, this information is on our Robert Davis profile though. In media section, just my latest on the search, nothing has been verified yet nor am I thinking this is our Robert but would be great to see where their Robert got his Davis surname from .

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.


[SOURCES]

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.

https://books.google.com/books?id=E9EeCAAAQBAJ&pg=PA351&lpg=PA351&dq=stephen+pollard,+ann+hughes&source=bl&ots=Bl3nEHvogL&sig=I7zsFLYzjDB41hFvkX3ySK1lG4E&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwix1PGZ1Y7MAhXC7yYKHTmbBTU4ChDoAQgbMAA#v=onepage&q=stephen%20pollard%2C%20ann%20hughes&f=false

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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
1650
1650
Age 25
1650
Age 25
New Kent, Virginia
1650
Age 25
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Age 28
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1654
Age 29
1654
Age 29
Jamestown, James City County, Virginia
1655
1655
Age 30
Powhatan Confederacy, Virginia Colony