Pocahontas was married to a Powhatan warrior named Kocoum before her capture by the English.
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While in captivity, Pocahontas met John Rolfe, who would become her husband. Rolfe loved Pocahontas deeply, though he felt wracked with angst over his own desire to marry a 'heathen.'
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Lady Rebecca Rolf's husband is also connected to his first wife who died on her way from England to the West Indies. The reputed Shakespeare wrote the play, "The Tempest," about the time of both his and her ordeal. King James wanted to meet with Pocahontas's husband, but he refused to come to court. Seeing that Lady Rebecca's husband is not of royalty, it is perplexing that England considered their union when we consider Pocahantas' death shortly after she met with King James and he then gave her a copy of the King James Bible which she passed along to America. It appears that in the midst of this, she died, yet we here in America have never been told either how or when she exactly died.
This tossed more mystery on the matter, when we academically
discover that William Shakespeare died in his youth, so when
Lady Rebecca Rolf requested to meet him upon her arrival in England how could she have been told that he had died on her
trip from America? When in England, Pocahantas wanted John Smith to adopt her, but his refusal meant far more than what
we may from today's point of view have assumed.