Silas Day Axtell1

M, b. 21 November 1824, d. 1863
FatherJohn Axtell1 b. 4 Aug 1802, d. 10 Jan 1861
MotherHannah Day1 b. s 1805, d. 1831
     Silas Day Axtell was born on 21 November 1824 at New Jersey.1 He died in 1863 at Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi.1

Citations

  1. [S180] Axtell One Name Study, online www.axtell-surname.org.uk.

Stephen Day Axtell1

M, b. 25 May 1827, d. 18 September 1874
FatherJohn Axtell1 b. 4 Aug 1802, d. 10 Jan 1861
MotherHannah Day1 b. s 1805, d. 1831
     Stephen Day Axtell was born on 25 May 1827 at Mendham Township, Morris County, New Jersey.1 Sarah, Martha, Phebe, Augustus and Stephen was listed as a household member living with John Axtell on the 1850 Census at Image 102 of 120, Morris Township, Morris County, New Jersey; 697 769 John Axtell 47 male mason 2000 NJ;
Sarah Axtell 50 female NJ;
Stephen 23 male clerk NJ;
Martha 21 female NJ;
Jackson Owen 23 male mason NJ;
Augustus Roff 11 male NJ attending school;
Phebe C Roff 69 female NJ.2 Stephen Day Axtell married Nancy Sutton on 19 May 1853 at Mendham Township, Morris County, New Jersey.1 Stephen Day Axtell died on 18 September 1874 at Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, at age 47.1

Family

Nancy Sutton b. 21 Aug 1824, d. 28 May 1901

Citations

  1. [S180] Axtell One Name Study, online www.axtell-surname.org.uk.
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Phebe C Roff
    Name:
    Phebe C Roff

    Age:
    69

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1781

    Birth Place:
    New Jersey

    Gender:
    Female

    Home in 1850 (City,County,State):
    Morris, Morris, New Jersey

    Family Number:
    769

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    John Axtell
    47


    Sarah Axtell
    50


    Stephen Axtell
    23


    Martha Axtell
    21


    Jackson Owen
    23


    Augustus Roff
    11


    Phebe C Roff
    69.

Nancy Sutton1

F, b. 21 August 1824, d. 28 May 1901
     Nancy Sutton was born on 21 August 1824 at New Jersey.1 As of 19 May 1853,her married name was Axtell.1 She married Stephen Day Axtell, son of John Axtell and Hannah Day, on 19 May 1853 at Mendham Township, Morris County, New Jersey.1 Nancy Sutton died on 28 May 1901 at Hennepin County, Minnesota, at age 76.1

Family

Stephen Day Axtell b. 25 May 1827, d. 18 Sep 1874

Citations

  1. [S180] Axtell One Name Study, online www.axtell-surname.org.uk.

Sarah Byram1

F, b. say 1800, d. 25 February 1882
     Sarah Byram was born say 1800 at New Jersey.1 As of 1833,her married name was Axtell.1 She married John Axtell in 1833 at New Jersey.1 Sarah, Martha, Phebe, Augustus and Stephen was listed as a household member living with John Axtell on the 1850 Census at Image 102 of 120, Morris Township, Morris County, New Jersey; 697 769 John Axtell 47 male mason 2000 NJ;
Sarah Axtell 50 female NJ;
Stephen 23 male clerk NJ;
Martha 21 female NJ;
Jackson Owen 23 male mason NJ;
Augustus Roff 11 male NJ attending school;
Phebe C Roff 69 female NJ.2 Sarah Byram died on 25 February 1882 at Saint Louis, Saint Louis County, Missouri.1

Family

John Axtell b. 4 Aug 1802, d. 10 Jan 1861

Citations

  1. [S180] Axtell One Name Study, online www.axtell-surname.org.uk.
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Phebe C Roff
    Name:
    Phebe C Roff

    Age:
    69

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1781

    Birth Place:
    New Jersey

    Gender:
    Female

    Home in 1850 (City,County,State):
    Morris, Morris, New Jersey

    Family Number:
    769

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    John Axtell
    47


    Sarah Axtell
    50


    Stephen Axtell
    23


    Martha Axtell
    21


    Jackson Owen
    23


    Augustus Roff
    11


    Phebe C Roff
    69.

Martha Ellen Axtell1

F, b. 26 March 1829, d. between 1876 and 1919
FatherJohn Axtell1 b. 4 Aug 1802, d. 10 Jan 1861
MotherHannah Day1 b. s 1805, d. 1831
     Martha Ellen Axtell was born on 26 March 1829 at New Jersey.1 Sarah, Martha, Phebe, Augustus and Stephen was listed as a household member living with John Axtell on the 1850 Census at Image 102 of 120, Morris Township, Morris County, New Jersey; 697 769 John Axtell 47 male mason 2000 NJ;
Sarah Axtell 50 female NJ;
Stephen 23 male clerk NJ;
Martha 21 female NJ;
Jackson Owen 23 male mason NJ;
Augustus Roff 11 male NJ attending school;
Phebe C Roff 69 female NJ.2 As of 12 February 1862,her married name was Carey.1 Martha Ellen Axtell married John F Carey on 12 February 1862 at Vineland, Cumberland County, New Jersey.1 Martha Ellen Axtell died between 1876 and 1919 at New Jersey.1

Family

John F Carey b. s 1825, d. bt 1876 - 1915

Citations

  1. [S180] Axtell One Name Study, online www.axtell-surname.org.uk.
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Phebe C Roff
    Name:
    Phebe C Roff

    Age:
    69

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1781

    Birth Place:
    New Jersey

    Gender:
    Female

    Home in 1850 (City,County,State):
    Morris, Morris, New Jersey

    Family Number:
    769

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    John Axtell
    47


    Sarah Axtell
    50


    Stephen Axtell
    23


    Martha Axtell
    21


    Jackson Owen
    23


    Augustus Roff
    11


    Phebe C Roff
    69.

John F Carey1

M, b. say 1825, d. between 1876 and 1915
     John F Carey was born say 1825 at New Jersey.1 He married Martha Ellen Axtell, daughter of John Axtell and Hannah Day, on 12 February 1862 at Vineland, Cumberland County, New Jersey.1 John F Carey died between 1876 and 1915 at New Jersey.1

Family

Martha Ellen Axtell b. 26 Mar 1829, d. bt 1876 - 1919

Citations

  1. [S180] Axtell One Name Study, online www.axtell-surname.org.uk.

Phebe ?1

F, b. 1795, d. between 1851 and 1885
     Phebe ? was born in 1795 at New Jersey.1 As of say 1815,her married name was Roff.1 She married Enoch Roff, son of Robert Roff and Phebe Cooper, say 1815 at Morris County, New Jersey.1 Phebe was listed as a household member living with Enoch Roff on the 1850 Census at Image 19 of 120, Morris Township, Morris County, New Jersey; 172 143 Enoch Roff 61 male farmer 1800 NJ;
Phebe Roff 55 female NJ;
Elizabeth A Bates 8 female CT attending school;
Moses Johnson 12 male NJ attending school.2 Phebe ? died between 1851 and 1885 at Morris County, New Jersey.1

Family

Enoch Roff b. 16 Nov 1787, d. 1861

Citations

  1. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Enoch Roff
    Name:
    Enoch Roff

    Age:
    61

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1789

    Birth Place:
    New Jersey

    Gender:
    Male

    Home in 1850 (City,County,State):
    Morris, Morris, New Jersey

    Family Number:
    143

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Enoch Roff
    61


    Phebe Roff
    55


    Elizabeth A Bates
    8


    Moses Johnson
    12.

  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Enoch Roff
    Name:
    Enoch Roff

    Age:
    61

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1789

    Birth Place:
    New Jersey

    Gender:
    Male

    Home in 1850 (City,County,State):
    Morris, Morris, New Jersey

    Family Number:
    143

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Enoch Roff
    61


    Phebe Roff
    55


    Elizabeth A Bates
    8


    Moses Johnson
    12.

Mary Van Ness1

F, b. 1791, d. 25 April 1832
     Mary Van Ness was also known as Mary Vanness.2 She was born in 1791 at Newark, Essex County, New Jersey.2 As of 21 November 1812,her married name was Roff.2 She married Elias Roff, son of Robert Roff and Phebe Cooper, on 21 November 1812 at Newark, Essex County, New Jersey.2 Mary Van Ness died on 25 April 1832 at Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey.2

Family

Elias Roff b. 12 Oct 1790, d. 29 Oct 1868
Children

Citations

  1. [S61] Genforum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com, Re: Roff of Dover NJ Nov 19 2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Michele's Family Tree.

  3. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Hall-Panin Family Tree.

John Vanness Roff1,2

M, b. 3 December 1821, d. 9 December 1898
FatherElias Roff1 b. 12 Oct 1790, d. 29 Oct 1868
MotherMary Van Ness1 b. 1791, d. 25 Apr 1832
     John Vanness Roff was born on 3 September 1821 at Mendham Township, Morris County, New Jersey.3 He was born on 3 December 1821 at Morris County, New Jersey.1,2,4 He married wife ? say 1850 at Morris County, New Jersey.2 John Vanness Roff died on 9 December 1898 at Morris County, New Jersey, at age 77.1,2,4

Family

wife ? b. s 1830, d. bt 1857 - 1920
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Michele's Family Tree.

  2. [S61] Genforum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com, Re: Roff of Dover NJ Sep 1 2001.
  3. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  4. [S61] Genforum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com, Re: Roff of Dover NJ Nov 20 2002.
  5. [S61] Genforum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com, Re: Roff of Dover NJ Sep 2 2001.

Mary Owen Roff1

F, b. 1830, d. 22 December 1912
FatherElias Roff1 b. 12 Oct 1790, d. 29 Oct 1868
MotherMary Van Ness1 b. 1791, d. 25 Apr 1832
     Mary Owen Roff was born circa 1819 at Morris County, New Jersey.2 She was born in 1830 at Morris County, New Jersey.1 As of 19 March 1850,her married name was Aber.1 She married George A Aber on 19 March 1850 at Newark, Essex County, New Jersey.1 Mary Owen Roff died on 22 December 1912 at Eustis, Lake County, Florida.1

Family

George A Aber b. 8 Mar 1830, d. 5 Jul 1902

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Michele's Family Tree.

  2. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php, death certificate has later date of birth.

George A Aber1

M, b. 8 March 1830, d. 5 July 1902
     George A Aber was born on 8 March 1830 at Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey.1 He married Mary Owen Roff, daughter of Elias Roff and Mary Van Ness, on 19 March 1850 at Newark, Essex County, New Jersey.1 George A Aber died on 5 July 1902 at Eustis, Lake County, Florida, at age 72.1

Family

Mary Owen Roff b. 1830, d. 22 Dec 1912

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Michele's Family Tree.

Rachel Connett1,2

F, b. 1794, d. between 1851 and 1900
     Rachel Connett was born in 1794 at New Jersey.1,3 As of say 1814,her married name was Searing.2 She married Samuel Searing say 1814 at Morris County, New Jersey.2 She witnessed Samuel Searing's death at Morris County, New Jersey, say 1835.2 As of 22 February 1837,her married name was Roff.1 Rachel Connett married Elias Roff, son of Robert Roff and Phebe Cooper, on 22 February 1837 at Morris County, New Jersey.1 Rachel was listed as a household member living with Elias Roff on the 1850 Census at Image 33 of 42, Mendham Township, Morris County, New Jersey; 214 243 Elias Roff 59 male shoemaker 600 NJ;
Rachel Roff 58 female NJ;
Lewis G Searing 19 male laborer NJ.2 Rachel Connett died between 1851 and 1900 at New Jersey.1

Family 1

Samuel Searing b. s 1790, d. s 1835
Child

Family 2

Elias Roff b. 12 Oct 1790, d. 29 Oct 1868

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Michele's Family Tree.

  2. [S61] Genforum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com, Re: Roff of Dover NJ Nov 19 2002.
  3. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census
    about Elias Roff
    Name:
    Elias Roff

    Age:
    59

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1791

    Birth Place:
    New Jersey

    Gender:
    Male

    Home in 1850 (City,County,State):
    Mendham, Morris, New Jersey

    Family Number:
    243

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Elias Roff
    59


    Rachel Roff
    56


    Lewis G Learing
    19.

Ebenezer Roff1

M, b. circa 1826, d. between 1861 and 1916
FatherElias Roff1 b. 12 Oct 1790, d. 29 Oct 1868
MotherMary Van Ness1 b. 1791, d. 25 Apr 1832
     Ebenezer Roff was born circa 1826 at Warren County, New Jersey.1 He died between 1861 and 1916 at Dover, Morris County, New Jersey.1

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Hall-Panin Family Tree.

Enoch Roff1

M, b. 16 December 1816, d. between 1861 and 1914
FatherElias Roff1 b. 12 Oct 1790, d. 29 Oct 1868
MotherMary Van Ness1 b. 1791, d. 25 Apr 1832
     Enoch Roff was born on 16 December 1816 at Mendham Township, Morris County, New Jersey.1,2 He died between 1861 and 1914 at Morris County, New Jersey.1

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Hall-Panin Family Tree.
  2. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php

wife ?1

F, b. say 1830, d. between 1857 and 1920
     Wife ? was born say 1830 at Morris County, New Jersey.1 As of say 1850,her married name was Roff.1 She married John Vanness Roff, son of Elias Roff and Mary Van Ness, say 1850 at Morris County, New Jersey.1 Wife ? died between 1857 and 1920 at Morris County, New Jersey.1

Family

John Vanness Roff b. 3 Dec 1821, d. 9 Dec 1898
Children

Citations

  1. [S61] Genforum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com, Re: Roff of Dover NJ Sep 1 2001.
  2. [S61] Genforum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com, Re: Roff of Dover NJ Sep 2 2001.

William H Roff1

M, b. 1856, d. 1903
FatherJohn Vanness Roff1 b. 3 Dec 1821, d. 9 Dec 1898
Motherwife ?1 b. s 1830, d. bt 1857 - 1920
     William H Roff was born in 1856 at Morris County, New Jersey.1 He married wife ? say 1877 at Morris County, New Jersey.1 William H Roff died in 1903 at Morris County, New Jersey.1

Family

wife ? b. s 1858, d. bt 1879 - 1948
Child

Citations

  1. [S61] Genforum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com, Re: Roff of Dover NJ Sep 1 2001.

wife ?1

F, b. say 1858, d. between 1879 and 1948
     Wife ? was born say 1858 at Morris County, New Jersey.1 As of say 1877,her married name was Roff.1 She married William H Roff, son of John Vanness Roff and wife ?, say 1877 at Morris County, New Jersey.1 Wife ? died between 1879 and 1948 at Morris County, New Jersey.1

Family

William H Roff b. 1856, d. 1903
Child

Citations

  1. [S61] Genforum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com, Re: Roff of Dover NJ Sep 1 2001.

George Wesley Roff1

M, b. 1878, d. 1948
FatherWilliam H Roff1 b. 1856, d. 1903
Motherwife ?1 b. s 1858, d. bt 1879 - 1948
     George Wesley Roff was born in 1878 at Morris County, New Jersey.1 He died in 1948 at Morris County, New Jersey.1

Citations

  1. [S61] Genforum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com, Re: Roff of Dover NJ Sep 1 2001.

Samuel Searing1

M, b. say 1790, d. say 1835
     Samuel Searing was born say 1790 at New Jersey.1 He married Rachel Connett say 1814 at Morris County, New Jersey.1 Samuel died say 1835 at Morris County, New Jersey.1

Family

Rachel Connett b. 1794, d. bt 1851 - 1900
Child

Citations

  1. [S61] Genforum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com, Re: Roff of Dover NJ Nov 19 2002.

Lewis G Searing1

M, b. 1831, d. between 1856 and 1921
FatherSamuel Searing1 b. s 1790, d. s 1835
MotherRachel Connett1 b. 1794, d. bt 1851 - 1900
     Lewis G Searing was born in 1831 at New Jersey.1 He witnessed the census 1850 - free of Elias Roff and Rachel Roff; 214 243 Elias Roff 59 male shoemaker 600 NJ;
Rachel Roff 58 female NJ;
Lewis G Searing 19 male laborer NJ.1 Lewis G Searing married Phebe Magathan say 1855 at Morris County, New Jersey.2 Lewis G Searing died between 1856 and 1921 at New Jersey.1

Family

Phebe Magathan b. s 1835, d. bt 1856 - 1925

Citations

  1. [S61] Genforum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com, Re: Roff of Dover NJ Nov 19 2002.
  2. [S61] Genforum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com, Re: Roff of Dover NJ Nov 20 2002.

Phebe Magathan1

F, b. say 1835, d. between 1856 and 1925
     Phebe Magathan was born say 1835 at Morris County, New Jersey.1 As of say 1855,her married name was Searing.1 She married Lewis G Searing, son of Samuel Searing and Rachel Connett, say 1855 at Morris County, New Jersey.1 Phebe Magathan died between 1856 and 1925 at Morris County, New Jersey.1

Family

Lewis G Searing b. 1831, d. bt 1856 - 1921

Citations

  1. [S61] Genforum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com, Re: Roff of Dover NJ Nov 20 2002.

John Wesley Roff1

M, b. 1854, d. 1914
FatherJohn Vanness Roff1 b. 3 Dec 1821, d. 9 Dec 1898
Motherwife ?1 b. s 1830, d. bt 1857 - 1920
     John Wesley Roff was born in 1854 at Morris County, New Jersey.1 He died in 1914 at Denver, City and County of Denver, Colorado.1

Citations

  1. [S61] Genforum, online http://genforum.genealogy.com, Re: Roff of Dover NJ Sep 2 2001.

Phebe Cooper Roff1

F, b. 12 March 1812, d. between 1871 and 1902
FatherSamuel Rolfe1 b. 5 Sep 1781, d. 14 Dec 1860
MotherSarah Mills1 b. 7 Aug 1784, d. 29 May 1832
     Phebe Cooper Roff was also known as Phebe Cooper Rolfe.1 She was born on 12 March 1812 at Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey.1 Phebe and Sarah was listed as a household member living with Mary Ann Todd on the 1870 Census at Image 102 of 146, Morris Township, Morris County, New Jersey; 620 784 Todd, Mary A 64 female white keeping house 3000 100 NJ;
Roff, Phebe C 58 female white 0 1000 NJ;
Roff Sarah M 26 female white NJ
[appears that two sisters are living together with one of their nieces -- Gary Rolph Nov 2010].2 Phebe Cooper Roff died between 1871 and 1902 at Morris County, New Jersey.1

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census
    about Phebe C Roff
    Name:
    Phebe C Roff

    Birth Year:
    abt 1812

    Age in 1870:
    58

    Birthplace:
    New Jersey

    Home in 1870:
    Morristown, Morris, New Jersey

    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Female

    Value of real estate:
    View image

    Post Office:
    Morristown

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Mary A Todd
    64


    Phebe C Roff
    58


    Sarah M Roff
    26.

Henry Rolfe1

M, b. 25 November 1815, d. between 1816 and 1895
FatherSamuel Rolfe1 b. 5 Sep 1781, d. 14 Dec 1860
MotherSarah Mills1 b. 7 Aug 1784, d. 29 May 1832
     Henry Rolfe was also known as Henry Roff.2 He was born on 25 November 1815 at Morris County, New Jersey.1 He died between 1816 and 1895 at Morris County, New Jersey.1

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php
  2. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Sally Hawk1

F, b. say 1785, d. between 1811 and 1875
     Sally Hawk was born say 1785 at New Jersey.1 As of 18 July 1805,her married name was Roff.1 She married David Sears Roff, son of Robert Roff and Phebe Cooper, on 18 July 1805 at Essex County, New Jersey.1 Sally Hawk died between 1811 and 1875 at New Jersey.1

Family

David Sears Roff b. 18 Aug 1783, d. 1814
Children

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php

Ezra Owen Roff1

M, b. say 1807, d. between 1808 and 1897
FatherDavid Sears Roff1 b. 18 Aug 1783, d. 1814
MotherSally Hawk1 b. s 1785, d. bt 1811 - 1875
     Ezra Owen Roff was also known as Ezra Owen Rolfe.1 He was born say 1807 at New Jersey.1 He died between 1808 and 1897 at New Jersey.1

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php

Margaret Roff1

F, b. say 1810, d. between 1811 and 1900
FatherDavid Sears Roff1 b. 18 Aug 1783, d. 1814
MotherSally Hawk1 b. s 1785, d. bt 1811 - 1875
     Margaret Roff was also known as Margaret Rolfe.1 She was born say 1810 at New Jersey.1 She died between 1811 and 1900 at New Jersey.1

Citations

  1. [S42] Rolfe Family 1995, online http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php

John Rolfe1

M, b. 6 May 1585, d. 22 March 1622
FatherJohn Rolfe2 b. 17 Oct 1562, d. 29 Nov 1594
MotherDorothea Mason2 b. 1559, d. 1645
     John Rolfe John M Jennings has commented on the problems besetting the Rolfe family history: "The subject of the ancestry of John Rolfe. . . fairly bristles with legends, traditions, hearsay, uncertainties, and downright discrepancies., The authors ofthe articles on Rolfe in the Dictionary of National Biography and in the Dictionary of American Biography have accepted -- on what documentary basis the present writer is unable to fathom -- the traditional account of his birth. . that he was born in 1585 at Heacham, a village. . in the county of Norfolk, England." John Rolfe, A True Relation o the State of Virginia, 1971. in 1585 at Heacham, County Norfolk, England.1 He was born on 6 May 1585 at Heacham, County Norfolk, England; son of John Rolfe and Dorothy Mason - little to no documentary evidence linking John Rolfe the Virginia adventurer to John Rolfe of Heacham, England (Gary Rolph Nov 2010.)1,3 He married wife 1 ? say 1605 at England.4 He witnessed an unknown person 's death at Bermuda between March 1610 and April 1610. "John Rolfe’s first wife and infant daughter Bermuda died and were buried on Bermuda before the original party continued on the Sea Venture to establish the Jamestown settlement in 1609." -- heathcock.or [1609 should be 1610 - Gary Rolph Nov 2010].4,3 John Rolfe married Pocahontas (?) on 5 April 1614 at Jamestown, James City, Virginia.2 He witnessed an unknown person 's death at Gravesend, County Kent, England, on 21 March 1617.1,3 John Rolfe, in a letter to Sir Edwin Sandys, announcing their arrival at Jamestown and giving Sir Sandys "in what estate we found the colony." Included in the letter was this explanation for leaving his young son in England:
"My wife's death is much lamented, my child much desired, when it is of better strength to endure so hard a passage, whose lkife greatly extinguished the sorrow of her loss, saying all must die, but tis enough that the childe liveth." He gave the child to Sir Lewis Stuckly "to have the keeping of him until my Brother took further order."5 He married Jane Peirce at Virginia circa 1619.1,3 John Rolfe died on 22 March 1622 at Jamestown, James City County, Virginia, at age 36; He died in 1622 and notwithstanding his former marriage to Pocahontas, it is supposted that he was killed in the great Indian massacre of 22 March 1622.. His will, dated 10 March 1621 was proved 21 May 1630, and he names his father-in-law, William Pierce his execitour.1,3 He is mentioned in the biography of Capt Thomas Relfe; Relfe (Ralph, Relph, Rolfe) Thomas (ca 1645- 1713 or 1714) jurist, legislator, provost marshall, and surveyor general, was the son of Dr. Thomas and Dorothy Relfe, who moved from Virginia to the Carolina colony about 1663. it has been suggested that Dr. Relfe may have been the son of he early Jamestown settler John Rolfe and his Indian wife Pocahontas. The theory rests on circumstantial evidence and an assumption as to the "correct" spelling of the name Relfe (Rolfe) w hich has many variants in the old manuscripts. More substantial evidence would be necessary to establish the theory as a fact.
On 25 Sep 1663 Dr Relfe was issued a patent for 750 acres of land in the Carolina colony, then called Albemarle. About that time the family moved to the grant which was on the Pasquotank River. In addition to the parents, the family included son Thomas, then about eighteen years old, and a younger son, William. Several relatives of the Relfes moved to Albemarle about the same time, including the families of Richard Roads (Rhodes) and John and William Jennings, but the relationships are not clear. There also were other Carolina settlers named Relfe, but they appear in the records a little later and their relationship if any is unknown.
The sparse surviving records of Albemarle tell little about the Relfe family's early years in the colony. Dr. Relfe probably died before March 1680, when a court ordered John Jennings to return an account of the estate of a Thos. Roelph. No later reference to the doctor has been found, nor is there information respecting his wife.
By 6 Jan 1689/90 Thomas Relfe was a justice of Pasquotank Precinct Court, an office that he also held in1694 and 1700. No doubt he servd on the court in some or all of the intervening years, for their there are virtually no extant records of that court. By the 1690's Relfe bore the title of captain, whih suggests that he was active in the militia.
About 1683 Thomas Relfe married Mary Keile (Keele), widow of Thomas Kiele. Before her marriage to Kiele, Mary appears to have been married to one Butler and to have had a daughter, Ann, by him. She had three children by Keile - Thomas, Sarah, and Robert -- and she bore Relfe two children - Thomas and Dorothy. Relfe was guardian as well as stepfather to the Keile children. Yet another member of his household was William Roads, who also was Relfe's ward. Roads was either Relfe's nephew or his wife's.
Relfe continud to live in Pasquotank Precinct, where his parents had settled. he owned at least 600 acres of land in addition to that inherited from his father. His brother William also lived in Pasquotank and had extensive landholdings. Both Thomas and William servd on the Anglican church vestry for the Pasquotank parish. They were strongly opposed to permitting Quakers to serve in governmental positions.
In 1694 the General Court appointed Thomas and William Relfe administrators of the estate of Elizabeth Roads (widow of Richard Roads) as "nearest of kin" to the orphans. IN spite of their being designated "nearest of kin," a later court (in 1695) granted guarianship of two of the Roads orphans to Dorothy Jennings, wife of John Jennings, in compliance with a petition in which Dorothy identified herself as 'grandmother and nearest of kin' to the orphans. The William Roads who was reared by Thomas and Mary Relfe appears to have been a third orphan of Richard and Elizabeth Roads. These and other records indicate that Thomas and William Relfe were close kin to Dorothy Jennings and to either Richard Roads or his wife Elizabeth, but they do not make their relationships clear.
Thomas Relfe was politically active much of his life. In addition to sitting on the Pasquotank Court, he held offices significant to the entire colony. On 27 Sep 1794 he took oath as provost marshall (high sheriff) for Albemarle an office he held through December 1696. From July 1696 through March 1702/3 he served as deputy for the surveyor general. By commission dated 26 Aug 1703 Relfe himself was appointed surveyor general, a position he held until some date in 1705. He was a member of gthe Assembly in 1711 an perhaps other years. In July 1712 he became justice of the General Court, on which he sat through August 1713.
Relfe died between 26 Oct 1713, when he made a deposition in a lawsuit, and 10 Aug 1714, when the governor and Council ordered payment to Mary Relfe of money due her deceased husband. In the deposition he gavve his age as sixty-eight. For some reason his will, made in 1704, was not probated until 1720. in the will, Relfe named as legatees his wife Mary, his son Thomas, his daughter Dorothy, and William Roads.
Mary Relfe died between 13 jan 1724/25, when she made her will, and 20 Aug 1725, when her will was probated. Apparently, both of her children by Relfe and one of her sons by Keile already had died, for her legatees did not include her daughter Dorothy Relfe or her sons Thomas Relfe and Thomas Keile. Indeed, she bequeathed "the chest that was my son Thomas Relfes' to William Roads, as well as other items of substantial value, including land. Possibly the bequest of land was confirmation of a bequest by her husband, who had bequeathed a tract of land to William Roads on condition that "he stays with his aunt until he comes of age." Mary Relfe's legatees also included Wiliam Relfe's two grandchildren, Thomas and Mary Relfe as well as her daughters Ann and Sarah, her son Robert Kele, and members of their families.6

Family 1

wife 1 ? b. s 1585, d. bt Mar 1610 - Apr 1610
Child

Family 2

Pocahontas (?) b. bt 1595 - 1596, d. 21 Mar 1617
Child

Family 3

Jane Peirce b. s 1585, d. bt 1623 - 1675
Child

Citations

  1. [S181] Elizabeth Vann Moore and Richard Slatton, The Descendants of Pocahontas: An Unclosed Case",.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry One World Tree.
  3. [S190] Heathcock.org, online http://heathcock.org
  4. [S191] Marth W McCartney, Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers.
  5. [S195] LOC American Memory, online www.loc.gov.
  6. [S1258] Mattie Erma E Parker, Relfe (Ralph, Relph, Rolfe) Thomas,.

Pocahontas (?)1

F, b. between 1595 and 1596, d. 21 March 1617
     Pocahontas (?) was also known as Mataoka Pocahontas Powhatan.2 She was born in 1595 at Virginia.2 She was born between 1595 and 1596 at James City County, Virginia; one source has 13 Nov 1595, James Ciity, Virginia, but no documentation other than a Family Tree Maker genealogy (Gary Rolph Nov 2010.)1,3 She married Kocoum (?) in 1610 at Virginia.1 As of April 1614,her married name was Rolfe.1 Pocahontas (?) married John Rolfe, son of John Rolfe and Dorothea Mason, on 5 April 1614 at Jamestown, James City, Virginia.2 As of 5 April 1614,her married name was Relfe.2 Pocahontas (?) died on 21 March 1617 at Gravesend, County Kent, England.1,3 She is mentioned in the biography of Capt Thomas Relfe; Relfe (Ralph, Relph, Rolfe) Thomas (ca 1645- 1713 or 1714) jurist, legislator, provost marshall, and surveyor general, was the son of Dr. Thomas and Dorothy Relfe, who moved from Virginia to the Carolina colony about 1663. it has been suggested that Dr. Relfe may have been the son of he early Jamestown settler John Rolfe and his Indian wife Pocahontas. The theory rests on circumstantial evidence and an assumption as to the "correct" spelling of the name Relfe (Rolfe) w hich has many variants in the old manuscripts. More substantial evidence would be necessary to establish the theory as a fact.
On 25 Sep 1663 Dr Relfe was issued a patent for 750 acres of land in the Carolina colony, then called Albemarle. About that time the family moved to the grant which was on the Pasquotank River. In addition to the parents, the family included son Thomas, then about eighteen years old, and a younger son, William. Several relatives of the Relfes moved to Albemarle about the same time, including the families of Richard Roads (Rhodes) and John and William Jennings, but the relationships are not clear. There also were other Carolina settlers named Relfe, but they appear in the records a little later and their relationship if any is unknown.
The sparse surviving records of Albemarle tell little about the Relfe family's early years in the colony. Dr. Relfe probably died before March 1680, when a court ordered John Jennings to return an account of the estate of a Thos. Roelph. No later reference to the doctor has been found, nor is there information respecting his wife.
By 6 Jan 1689/90 Thomas Relfe was a justice of Pasquotank Precinct Court, an office that he also held in1694 and 1700. No doubt he servd on the court in some or all of the intervening years, for their there are virtually no extant records of that court. By the 1690's Relfe bore the title of captain, whih suggests that he was active in the militia.
About 1683 Thomas Relfe married Mary Keile (Keele), widow of Thomas Kiele. Before her marriage to Kiele, Mary appears to have been married to one Butler and to have had a daughter, Ann, by him. She had three children by Keile - Thomas, Sarah, and Robert -- and she bore Relfe two children - Thomas and Dorothy. Relfe was guardian as well as stepfather to the Keile children. Yet another member of his household was William Roads, who also was Relfe's ward. Roads was either Relfe's nephew or his wife's.
Relfe continud to live in Pasquotank Precinct, where his parents had settled. he owned at least 600 acres of land in addition to that inherited from his father. His brother William also lived in Pasquotank and had extensive landholdings. Both Thomas and William servd on the Anglican church vestry for the Pasquotank parish. They were strongly opposed to permitting Quakers to serve in governmental positions.
In 1694 the General Court appointed Thomas and William Relfe administrators of the estate of Elizabeth Roads (widow of Richard Roads) as "nearest of kin" to the orphans. IN spite of their being designated "nearest of kin," a later court (in 1695) granted guarianship of two of the Roads orphans to Dorothy Jennings, wife of John Jennings, in compliance with a petition in which Dorothy identified herself as 'grandmother and nearest of kin' to the orphans. The William Roads who was reared by Thomas and Mary Relfe appears to have been a third orphan of Richard and Elizabeth Roads. These and other records indicate that Thomas and William Relfe were close kin to Dorothy Jennings and to either Richard Roads or his wife Elizabeth, but they do not make their relationships clear.
Thomas Relfe was politically active much of his life. In addition to sitting on the Pasquotank Court, he held offices significant to the entire colony. On 27 Sep 1794 he took oath as provost marshall (high sheriff) for Albemarle an office he held through December 1696. From July 1696 through March 1702/3 he served as deputy for the surveyor general. By commission dated 26 Aug 1703 Relfe himself was appointed surveyor general, a position he held until some date in 1705. He was a member of gthe Assembly in 1711 an perhaps other years. In July 1712 he became justice of the General Court, on which he sat through August 1713.
Relfe died between 26 Oct 1713, when he made a deposition in a lawsuit, and 10 Aug 1714, when the governor and Council ordered payment to Mary Relfe of money due her deceased husband. In the deposition he gavve his age as sixty-eight. For some reason his will, made in 1704, was not probated until 1720. in the will, Relfe named as legatees his wife Mary, his son Thomas, his daughter Dorothy, and William Roads.
Mary Relfe died between 13 jan 1724/25, when she made her will, and 20 Aug 1725, when her will was probated. Apparently, both of her children by Relfe and one of her sons by Keile already had died, for her legatees did not include her daughter Dorothy Relfe or her sons Thomas Relfe and Thomas Keile. Indeed, she bequeathed "the chest that was my son Thomas Relfes' to William Roads, as well as other items of substantial value, including land. Possibly the bequest of land was confirmation of a bequest by her husband, who had bequeathed a tract of land to William Roads on condition that "he stays with his aunt until he comes of age." Mary Relfe's legatees also included Wiliam Relfe's two grandchildren, Thomas and Mary Relfe as well as her daughters Ann and Sarah, her son Robert Kele, and members of their families.4

Family 1

Kocoum (?) b. s 1590, d. 1613

Family 2

John Rolfe b. 6 May 1585, d. 22 Mar 1622
Child

Citations

  1. [S181] Elizabeth Vann Moore and Richard Slatton, The Descendants of Pocahontas: An Unclosed Case",.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry One World Tree.
  3. [S190] Heathcock.org, online http://heathcock.org
  4. [S1258] Mattie Erma E Parker, Relfe (Ralph, Relph, Rolfe) Thomas,.

Kocoum (?)1

M, b. say 1590, d. 1613
     Kocoum (?) was born say 1590 at Virginia.1 He married Pocahontas (?) in 1610 at Virginia.1 Kocoum (?) died in 1613 at Virginia.1

Family

Pocahontas (?) b. bt 1595 - 1596, d. 21 Mar 1617

Citations

  1. [S181] Elizabeth Vann Moore and Richard Slatton, The Descendants of Pocahontas: An Unclosed Case",.