Reference.com states that Pocahontas was born and lived most of her life in present-day Jamestown, Virginia. She later traveled to England but died during the short trip.
Pocahontas was born in 1595 and was the daughter of Chief Powhatan. She became famous for saving Capt. John Smith's life. Smith was an English explorer who played an important part in establishing the first permanent English settlement in North America. Pocahontas eventually married an English settler, John Rolfe. Her marriage helped establish peace between the settlers and Native Americans. In 1617, Pocahontas traveled to England where she was received by the king and queen. She died in Gravesend, England, during her trip back to Virginia.