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From: "Mary Harkey Russell" <>
Subject: [DNA] Re:Pocahontas
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 22:53:39 -0500
Now I'm confused again. Since Pocahontas had only one child and that child
was Thomas Rolfe-- she didn't have any daughters to pass on her mtDNA nor
any female linear relatives?
Thomas Rolfe had one daughter Jane, who had one son, but then that son
had lots of descendants and many people are someway related to Pocahontas
----- Original Message -----
> One cannot say for sure that Pocahontas descendents would not show NA
> admixture. We've had this discussion before, it depends on how the
> genes were passed in the random selection process.
> Also, wouldn't Pocahontas female linear descendents show NA mtDNA? They
> should unless her mother was not NA.