Pocohantas, Yorktown, Va. - a little history about her....
Pocahontas was captured during Anglo-Indian hostilities in 1613, and held for ransom. During her captivity,
she converted to Christianity and took the name Rebecca. When the opportunity arose for her to return to her people,
she chose to remain with the English. In April 1614, she married tobacco planter John Rolfe, and in January 1615,
bore their son, Thomas Rolfe.
In 1616, the Rolfes traveled to London. Pocahontas was presented to English society
in hopes of stimulating investment in the Jamestown settlement. She became something of a celebrity, was
elegantly fêted, and attended a masque at Whitehall Palace. In 1617, the Rolfes set sail for Virginia,
but Pocahontas died at Gravesend of unknown causes. She was buried in St George's Church, Gravesend
Kent, in England.