Pocahontas (1595 - 1617 A.D.) was an American Indian princess and a character in a Disney movie. She was married to Captain John Rolfe, one of the colonists in Jamestown. Her father was part of the Powhatan Confederacy in Werowocomoco. Pocahontas was abducted to obtain release of prisoners held by her father in 1613.
Pocahontas bore a child by John Rolfe, one Thomas Rolfe. Many living today trace their ancestry to Pocahontas, including Pauline de Rothschild, Charles Joseph Cabell, Edith Wilson (the wife of Woodrow Wilson) and George Wythe Randolph.[Citation Needed] Some genealogists have claimed that the Bush family (including US presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush) are descended from Pocahontas based on the assumption that Robert Bolling Jr. (a 10th generation ancestor) was the son of Robert Bolling and Jane Rolfe (the granddaughter of Pocahontas). However Jane Rolfe Bolling died in 1676, six years before the birth of Robert Bolling Jr. who was the son of Robert Bolling by his second wife, Anne Stithe.[Citation Needed]