Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Returning to History in Virginia Part III


                                                          
After seeing the Gloucester Courthouse Circle, we drove right
down the street to see the a statue of someone loved by children today.  Local Indian maiden, Pocahontas was the real life daughter of Chief Powhatan.  In 1614 she married John Rolfe, one of the early settlers and a tobacco farmer at the Jamestown settlement.  Pocahontas visited England with her husband, but sadly died on the night of their return to Jamestown.  Did you know that our 28th president, Woodrow Wilson was married to Edith Bolling Galt, a descendant of Pocahontas?

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2 comments:

Angela McRae said...

I did not know that and am greatly enjoying your tour of Virginia! (And Bernideen, if you are ever going to be stuck waiting at the Atlanta airport again, PLEASE let me know! It is just 30 minutes from my front door to the airport, and it would have been so nice to meet up with you and perhaps even share a cup of tea!)

Deanna said...

No, I didn't know this about Edith.
Interesting!
Have a blessed week,
d