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opechanacanough

Chief Opechancanough Mangopeesomon Powhatan

Birth1554
 
Death1644
 
Aged: 90 years
Brother of Chief Powatan (real name Wahunsonacock) When Powatan died in1618, Opechancanough took over. he was much more violent than his brother. in 1622 he invaded Jamestown.

Brother Wahunsonacock was the father of Pocahontas. Therefore Princess Nicketti was her cousin.

Brother's parents were : Emperior Wahunsonacock Powhatan. Many names are very similar.
Note: On Powhatan's death in 1618, Opechancanough, brother of Powhatan and chief of the Pamunkey, became the central power in the Powhatan Confederacy. For many years he was the scourge of the early colonists, and the fierce and implacable enemy of the whites. Constant encroachment and attempts to force European culture upon the Indians led to tensions that erupted in a general war. Opechancanough organized the March 22, 1622 attack, in which some 347 settlers were killed and came close to destroying the entire colony. English reprisals were equally violent, but there was no further fighting on a large scale until 1644, when Opechancanough led the last uprising, in which he was captured and taken to Jamestown. He was kindly treated by the governor, but in a few days shot in the back by one of his guards for some private revenge and died of the wound. He was nearly a hundred years old and very infirm. His successor was Necotowance. The British soon conquered the empire, and, after a few ill fated attempts at rebellion, the Powhatan's were soon destroyed. Survivors fled northward, to Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Princess Cleopatra Powhatan

Birth1600
 
Death1680
 
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Aged: 80 years
John Rolfe married Pocahontas. Cleopatra was Pocahontas's younger sister by roughly 17 years and was Chief Powhatan's youngest daughter (he had many). It was thought the "Indians" would never concoct nor had ever heard the name Cleopatra and it is believed that John Rolfe suggested the name for Pocahontas younger sister.
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
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Cockacoskie Pamunky Weroance 

16201686  VA, York Co John West II 
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Nicketti 

16301700  VA, Rappahannock Co John Rees Or Rice Hughes 
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    Source from: J.J. Burks
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  1. FindagraveCleopatra Shawano Powhatan
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Tom Burks   •  17-Jun-17 1:13 PM
Sources do not indicate a GA birth. One states, Cleopatra POWHATAN b: ABT 1612 in Near Jamestown, James Co., Virginia, Virginia Tribal. myhubbardmtn.com

Another states, Birth: 1602, Virginia, USA findagrave.com


Shawnee Heritage states, birth 1602 near Jamestown Colony VA

google.com

Research indicates her birth site was probably the Powhatan village of Werowocomoco, located in Gloucester County Virginia. cbsnews.com

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