“Pocahontas” was a derogatory nickname meaning “spoiled child” or “naughty one.” Matoaka’s tribe was a part of a group of about thirty Algonquian-speaking tribes located in Tidewater, Virginia.
During Matoaka’s childhood, the English had arrived in the ‘New World’ and clashes between the colonizers and the Native Americans were commonplace.
After ten years of fighing the cardre of 2oowas reduced to13and Colonna decided to return to Italy - specifically to Abruzzo. He left half of his plantation to James Wright, his father-in-law, and the remaining half plus his house to his wife Mary Wright Ballinger ... Records of a march by Braddocks Army mentions a stop at the 'Widow Ballingers' in May 1755." "Living in such a remote area, James and Mary Wright suffered great distress at the time of the French and Indian War. The defeat of the unfortunate General Braddock during this war is one of the most famous reverses in history: Braddock's 2000 men, spendidly equipped with arms, tools, supplies, and a train of artillery, would have done very well marching over the smooth highways of Europe, but in the depths of the Pennsylvania forests and up and down the mountains they made only 3 miles a day and the horses had nothing to eat but the leaves of the trees. Floyd STANLEY Louisa STANLEY & Melvin PHIPPS Dulcie PHIPPS & Dewey MULLINS Bethel MULLINS & Sonny MULLINS Me (Mitzie Mullins Arnold) The earliest ancestor to my WRIGHT line was Solomon WRIGHT found in Burke Co. This is where she can't prove conclusively that this Solomon WRIGHT was the s/o Isaac and Sydney and therefore in the direct line of this James & Mary WRIGHT. Hopewell records state that Isaac and his wife Sidney, along with four children, three sons aged seven, five, and five months and a daughter aged three, were attacked by Indians. His death was not reported by a member of his family. this 31st day of the fifth month 1777," Then follows a list of his belongings. In 1607, John Smith, an Admiral of New England and an English soldier and explorer, arrived in Virginia by ship, with a group of about 100 other settlers.One day, while exploring the Chickahominy River, John Smith was captured by one of Powhatan’s hunting parties. The accounts of what happened next vary from source to source.Most people are familiar with the story of Pocahontas – the Native American princess who fell in love with Englishman John Smith during the height of conflict between the English settlers and the indigenous people of the Americas.In 1995, Disney released an artistically beautiful animated film showing the supposed events that unfolded between John Smith and Pocahontas.