Re: Opechancanough and Cleopatra
Bob:I hashed all this out last year and the weight of the conclusion was in my favor. There is NO WAY that Opie could have -M- his neice. He was too old. He was the older brother of Powhatan who was born @ 1545. Cleo. was born after Pocahontas who was born @ 1598 and -M- in 1614; died in 1617; Powhatan died in 1618. Cleo esta. of birth would be after 1599. Not even the Indians had old men marrying young maidens. Assuming Cleo would be @ 16 if she -M- that early, so Opie would be at least 72 when he -M- her.
When will this stuff die? Untill we get incontrovertible proof to the contrary, from any source, then this is so much garbage. I have seen it a couple of times in other genealogies (Burke / Floyd/ etc) but never any underlying proof given. Even the white churchmen never asserted such a thing and I'm sure they would have in an efort to put the Indian savage down. I'm descended from Abadiah Davis /-M-
William Floyd. their dau. -M- Wyatt Powell / etc. From commentary on Abadiah, her brother and her father, they looked Indian, but there is NO proof of Cleo's uncle -M- her. Let's clear the air or SEE THE PROOF.Elton