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The Powhatan Tribe, Chief Powhatan and Pocahontas

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  • Benedict Dysart McMullen (1882 - 1973)
    From his unpublished manuscript, courtesy of Valerie Baugher: Along with the fact that the McMullen House in Sinking Valley had been built of logs and loop-holed for rifle fire against Indians. Thi...
  • Machumps (deceased)
    "We know the names of many of Powhatan’s wives and children by the testimony of Machumps, the brother of Winganuske." ... The True Story Of Roanoke Who told the men in London that there were Roan...
  • Winganuske (c.1571 - 1618)
    NONOMA MATATISKE WINANUSKE The Wise County Historical Society has Chief Powhatan listed as marrying Wahunsonacook but the research I have found suggests that was Powhatan's name until he was made Chi...
  • Nicketti "She Who Sweeps the Dew from the Flowers" Hughes (Powhatan) (c.1625 - c.1720)
    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 state...

The Powhatan Tribe, Chief Powhatan and Pocahontas

This project is to help sort out all of the family members of this family line. There has been much debate as to who the real Pocahontas was, this project it to help find those answers for family members. Due to the fact that many of the family line associated with this family have nothing more then oral histories to go on, this project will take some time. I plan of working on this project with a few of my family who are not on Geni, but are members and historians of the tribes that are associated to the Powhatan tribe and their living history. If anyone would like to work on this project and associated families, please let me know. I am already working with one of the other Projects that have English families who married into this tribe. This project will take in more than just the Virginia tribes list, as many of the original tribes, over time, consolidated into the few remaining Virginia tribes that are recognized today.

I will post more information and links, as well as books that could be of help in this project next week.

Terri Rosenthal