Thomas Rolfe Biography
Birthday: January 30, 1615 (Aquarius)
Born In: Varina Farms, Virginia
Thomas Rolfe was a half-native American and half-English child of Pocahontas, the first Native American woman who married an English man, John Rolfe, a rich planter. Thomas’ birth established peace between the English and Powhatan people and this was marked as the beginning of a new bloodline, which is now seven generations old. Thomas spent early years of his life in care of his uncle, Henry Rolfe, after both his parents died. He remained in London until he turned 21. His uncle, however, confiscated some of his father’s property and as a result of this Thomas returned to Virginia, in order to re-establish his connections with his roots. After coming to America Thomas had to build the plantation business from the scratch, from the lands he received from both his parents' sides and also took care of his mother’s lineage. Thomas married twice in his life and most records of his marriages are still unclear. He died in 1680 in Virginia due to unknown reasons.