John Rolfe served as secretary and
recorder general of Virginia
(1614–1619) and as a member of the governor's Council (1614–1622). He is best known for having married Pocahontas in 1614 and for being the
first to cultivate marketable tobacco in Virginia. Joined by his first wife, whose name is unknown, Rolfe
sailed on the
Sea Venture, a Virginia-bound ship that wrecked off the islands of Bermuda in 1609. There his wife gave birth to a daughter,
but mot. . .
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