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Husband of mother of 1st wife of Joseph Croshaw
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Evidence needed to support that he is the same person as Chief Wahunsenca Powhatan


There is no proof that Elizabeth Yeardley, daughter of Governor Sir George Yeardley & Temperance West, Lady Yeardley, married Major Joseph Croshaw. None of the scholarly books on either the Yeardley or the Croshaw families make this claim. It used to be claimed in the Wikipedia article on Joseph Croshaw but, when the claim was shown to be unproven, the Wiki article was edited, showing an unnamed first wife.



"... the information regarding the marriage of Elizabeth Yeardley (or Yardley) and Joseph Croshaw seems to have sprung from the imagination of one John Monahan of Charlottesville, VA in a letter to the Huguenot Society of Manikin Town. What his connection to the Dumases and Croshaws is unknown. I have always regarded this letter with a grain of salt; his wife was the woman who claimed to be "Anastasia Romanov," daughter of Nicholas and Alexandra, and whose claims proved false. ..."

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