Who Did Pocahontas Marry?


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Pocahontas first married Kocoum, a warrior who may have been a member of the Patawomeck tribe. Later, she married English colonist John Rolfe and became Rebecca Rolfe.

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In 1613, Pocahontas was living with the Patawomeck when she was captured by Englishman Samuel Argall. Her year in captivity effectively ended her marriage to Kocoum. While living with the colonists, Pocahontas was baptized as a Christian and given the name Rebecca. She met widower John Rolfe and married him on April 5, 1614.

Legend says that Pocahontas saved the life of John Smith when her father, Chief Powhatan, was about to execute Smith. Whether or not that is true, she befriended Smith and visited the Jamestown settlement, bringing food to the starving colonists.

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