I am related to Joseph Abernathy of Pocohantas, MO, through his son John Wallace Abernathy, through his son William Riley, through his son Edward Bertie, through his son and my father Earl William Abernathy.My grandfather claimed to be 1/16 Indian.He never claimed descendency from Pocohontas, never ever stated such to me.He knew his grandfather was a John W. Abernathy, but he never knew him as John W. died the year after he was born.I have read the 1926 Apple Creek Report and have tried to make the connection with Pocohontas, over the years, to no avail. I have read much during the years about Pocohontas and Thomas Rolfe and I will relate some findings.First, Pocohontas married John Rolfe. Thomas was their son.Pocohontas died in the United Kingdom when Thomas was 9 years old.Thomas was raised by his father.When his father died, Thomas inherited much land.Mainly land across the James River from Jamestown and Charles City, VA.This is the same side of the James River where land was owned by the Abernathy's, along Popular Run. Thomas was a loner and would go off into the woods for months at a time.This occurred even after he was married.It was stated that he would live out in the wilderness with the indians, and that he had an indian concubine named Cleopatra.No one knows any of this for sure;however, an indian connection with Pocohontas can be assumed to have occurred here, if any of this is true. I have also read that any vivacious, pretty indian girl, in any tribe, could, and would be called a Pocohontas, by the tribe.While perusing land records in Salt Lake City, I found that a Mary Abernathy (to the best of my memory) owned land adjacent to Rolfe land, in the very early 1700's.So there is a connection of land ownership between Abernathy's and Rolfe's.I did not take notes on this.So to sum up, there usually is some truth in legend and rumors.Is there a connection to Pocohontas?Who knows, maybe yes, maybe no, or maybe just a little.