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Kocoum

Birth
King William County, Virginia, USA
Death 13 Apr 1613 (aged 22–23)
King William County, Virginia, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial
Memorial ID 131558962 · View Source
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KOCOUM was the younger brother of the Patawomeck Chief JAPASAW and in 1610 he married MATOAKA POCAHONTAS POWHATAN, daughter of WAHUNSONACOCK [WAHUNSUNECA]known as CHIEF POWHATAN at the Werowocomoco Village on the Powhatan Tribal Lands on the Pamunkey River in Virginia.

Following their marriage, KOCOUM and POCAHONTAS settled in the Patawomeck Village and had a daughter KA OKEE in 1612. When POCAHONTAS was lured aboard an English ship in 1613 in Jamestown harbor by the ship captain Captain ARGALL and kidnapped by him, Captain ARGALL had KOCOUM killed.

KA OKEE, the daughter of KOCOUM and POCAHONTAS, was in the Patawomeck Village when her mother was kidnapped and her father was killed. She remained and was raised there and her identity was kept secret to protect her from being harmed by the English. She took the name "JANE" and had a child CHRISTIAN PETTUS by a man whose last name was PETTUS in 1636.

According to WILLIAM "Night Owl" DEYO, present day Patawomeck Tribal Historian: "KA OKEE's husband was thought to be Col. THOMAS PETTUS or possibly THEODORE PETTUS, brother of Col. THOMAS PETTUS, or possibly a son of WILLIAM PETTUS [uncle of Col. THOMAS PETTUS] and ELIZABETH ROLFE who married in 1594." He also mentions that there were close connections between the ROLFE and PETTUS families in England." JOHN ROLFE, who married POCAHONTAS in 1614, "took her to his family estate in England when they visited there in 1616. She no doubt met the PETTUS family and may have asked that if any of them went to Virginia to please check on her daughter KA OKEE. One evidently did check on her and married her..."


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