man Kocoum‏‎
Born ‎ 1590 King William County, Virginia, USA, died ‎ Apr 13, 1613 King William County, Virginia, USA‎, 22 or 23 years, buried ‎ Non-Cemetery Burial
KOCOUM was the younger brother of the Patawomeck Chief JAPASAW and in 1610 he married MATOAKA POCAHONTAS POWHATAN, daughter of WAHUNSONACOCK [WAHUNSUNECA]known as CHIEF POWHATAN at the Werowocomoco Village on the Powhatan Tribal Lands on the Pamunkey River in Virginia.
Following their marriage, KOCOUM and POCAHONTAS settled in the Patawomeck Village and had a daughter KA OKEE in 1612. When POCAHONTAS was lured aboard an English ship in 1613 in Jamestown harbor by the ship captain Captain ARGALL and kidnapped by him, Captain ARGALL had KOCOUM killed.
KA OKEE, the daughter of KOCOUM and POCAHONTAS, was in the Patawomeck Village when her mother was kidnapped and her father was killed. She remained and was raised there and her identity was kept secret to protect her from being harmed by the English. She took the name "JANE" and had a child CHRISTIAN PETTUS by a man whose last name was PETTUS in 1636.
According to WILLIAM "Night Owl" DEYO, present day Patawomeck Tribal Historian: "KA OKEE's husband was thought to be Col. THOMAS PETTUS or possibly THEODORE PETTUS, brother of Col. THOMAS PETTUS, or possibly a son of WILLIAM PETTUS [uncle of Col. THOMAS PETTUS] and ELIZABETH ROLFE who married in 1594." He also mentions that there were close connections between the ROLFE and PETTUS families in England." JOHN ROLFE, who married POCAHONTAS in 1614, "took her to his family estate in England when they visited there in 1616. She no doubt met the PETTUS family and may have asked that if any of them went to Virginia to please check on her daughter KA OKEE. One evidently did check on her and married her..."

Married ‎ 1610 (2 or 3 years married) to:

woman Matoaka "Pocahontas"‏‎, daughter of Wahunsenacawk Powhatan and Nonoma Winanuske Matatiske Powhatan‏.
Born ‎ sep 17, 1595 Wicomico, Gloucester County, Virginia, USA, died ‎ Mar 21, 1617 Gravesend, Gravesham Borough, Kent, England‎, 21 years, buried ‎ St. George Churchyard, Gravesend, Gravesham Borough, Kent, England, 1st married/ related to: John Thomas Rolfe Jr., ‎2nd marriage to: Kocoum
Native American Colonial Figure. She was most likely born in Werawocomoco (what is now Wicomico, Gloucester County, Virginia) on the north side of the Pamaunkee (York) River, about 1595-96, a daughter of the Chief over some forty Algonkian Indian villages that were spread about the shores of the rivers now called the James and the York, which flow into Chesapeake Bay. Her father called Powhatan after his chief village named her Meto-aka and later "Pocahontas", meaning "Playful little Girl". Her true name, Mato-aka, was only used within her tribe. She likely saw white men for the first time in May 1607 when Englishmen landed at Jamestown. The one she found most likable was Captain John Smith. The first meeting of Pocahontas and John Smith has become a legendary, romanticized story, but the two did soon become friends after the meeting. Relations with the Indians continued to be generally friendly for the next year, and she was a frequent visitor to Jamestown. She delivered messages from her father and accompanied Indians bringing food and furs to trade for hatchets and trinkets. Pocahontas apparently married an Indian "pryvate Captayne" named Kocoum in 1610. She lived in Potomac country among Indians, but her relationship with the Englishmen was not over. When an energetic and resourceful member of the Jamestown settlement, Captain Samuel Argall, learned where she was, he devised a plan to kidnap her and hold her for ransom. With the help of Japazaws, lesser chief of the Patowomeck Indians, Argall lured Pocahontas onto his ship. When told she would not be allowed to leave, she "began to be exceeding pensive and discontented," but she eventually became calmer and even accustomed to her captivity. Argall sent word to Powhatan that he would return his beloved daughter only when the chief had returned to him the English prisoners he held, the arms and tolls that the Indians had stolen, and also some corn. After some time Powhatan sent part of the ransom and asked that they treat his daughter well. Argall returned to Jamestown in April 1613 with Pocahontas. She eventually moved to a new settlement, Henrico, which was under the leadership of Sir Thomas Dale. It was here that she began her education in the Christian Faith, and that she met a successful tobacco planter named John Rolfe in July 1613. She was allowed relative freedom within the settlement, and she began to enjoy her role in the relations between the colony and her people. After almost a year of captivity, Dale brought 150 armed men and Pocahontas into Powhatan's territory to obtain her entire ransom. Attacked by the Indians, the Englishmen burned many houses, destroyed villages, and killed several Indian men. Pocahontas was finally sent ashore where she was reunited with two of her brothers, whom she told that she was treated well and that she was in love with the Englishman John Rolfe and wanted to marry him. Powhatan gave his consent to this, and the Englishmen departed, delighted at the prospect of the "peace-making" marriage, although they didn't receive the full ransom. Sir Thomas Dale made an important voyage back to London in the spring of 1616. His purpose was to seek further financial support for the Virginia Company and, to insure spectacular publicity; he brought with him about a dozen Algonquian Indians, including Pocahontas. Her husband and their young son, Thomas, accompanied her. The arrival of Pocahontas in London was well publicized. She was presented to King James I, the royal family, and the rest of the best of London society. Also in London at this time was Captain John Smith, the old friend she had not seen for eight years and whom she believed was dead. After seven months Rolfe decided to return his family to Virginia, In March 1617 they set sail. It was soon apparent, however, that Pocahontas would not survive the voyage home. She was deathly ill from pneumonia or possibly tuberculosis. She was taken ashore, and, as she lay dying, she comforted her husband, saying, "All must die. Tis enough that the child liveth." She was buried in a churchyard in Gravesend, England. She was 22 years old.


woman Ka Okee Jane Powhatan‏‎
Born ‎ 1612 Virginia, USA, died ‎ 1670 James City County, Virginia, USA‎, 57 or 58 years, buried ‎ Body lost or destroyed
KA OKEE JANE was born circa 1612 in the Werowocomoco Village on Powhatan Tribal Lands in Tidewater Virginia. She was the daughter of MATOAKA POCAHONTAS POWHATAN, daughter of WAHUNSONACOCK, known as CHIEF POWHATAN and KOCOUM of the Patawomeck tribe, the younger brother of the Patawomeck CHIEF JAPASAW.
Shortly after KA OKEE's birth in 1613, her mother POCAHONTAS was lured, under false pretenses aboard an English Ship by its Captain SAMUEL ARGALL and taken captive. POCAHONTAS was taken to Jamestown and not allowed to return to her native village. At the time of her kidnapping, KA OKEE's father, KOCOUM, was killed by the English at the direction of Captain ARGALL.
According to WILLIAM "NIGHT OWL" DEYO, PATAWOMECK Tribal Historian,in the Publication PATAWOMECK TIDES, Volume 12, Number 1, September 15, 2009: "A book was published by Dr. LINWOOD CUSTALOW and ANGELA DANIEL about the true story of POCAHONTAS. This information was obtained from the sacred oral history of the MATTAPONI Tribe. The MATTAPONI tribe has a special interest in POCAHONTAS, as many of them descend from the sister of POCAHONTAS, MATACHANNA, who went to England with POCAHONTAS and took care of THOMAS ROLFE" , "the son of POCAHONTAS and JOHN ROLFE. The book revealed that POCAHONTAS first married the Indian KOCOUM, the younger brother of CHIEF JAPASAW, and had a child by him. WILLIAM STRACHEY, Secretary of the Virginia Colony, wrote that POCAHONTAS had first married the Indian, KOCOUM, in 1610, but did not mention that she had a child by him, a fact probably kept secret by the PATAWOMECK'S for the safety of the child. The book by CUSTALOW and DANIEL calls the child "LITTLE KOCOUM"... The book states that the NEWTON family of Stafford County descends from the child of POCAHONTAS and KOCOUM... The reason that the MATTAPONI Tribe knew that the NEWTON's and other Stafford families descended from POCAHONTAS and KOCOUM was due to the research of the late MATTAPONI Chief, O.T. CUSTALOW, who married ELIZABETH NEWTON of Stafford" [County, Virginia]. "Chief CUSTALOW researched the ancestry of his wife, ELIZABETH NEWTON, long before the compiler was born and was able to talk to the elders at that time who knew how they descended from POCAHONTAS..."
KA OKEE was raised in the Patawomeck Village and her identity, as daughter of POCAHONTAS was kept a secret by the tribal leaders. She took the name JANE, married a man named PETTUS in 1631, believed by the present day Patawomeck Tribal Historian, WILLIAM "NIGHT OWL" DEYO to be THOMAS PETTUS and they had a child named CHRISTIAN PETTUS in 1636, which is "known from a deposition".
KA OKEE's exact death date is not known. Some have speculated that she died in about 1638 and others that she died in 1670.