John Rolfe (1585–1622) was one of the early English settlers of North America. He is credited with the first successful cultivation of tobacco as an export crop in the Colony of Virginia.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rolfe
John Rolfe (1585–1622) was one of the early English settlers of North America. He is credited with the first successful cultivation of tobacco as an export crop in the Colony of Virginia.
Oct 28, 2019 · John Rolfe (1585-1622) was an early settler of North America known for being the first person to cultivate tobacco in Virginia and for marrying Pocahontas. Rolfe arrived in Jamestown in 1610 with...
John Rolfe, (baptized May 6, 1585, Norfolk, England—died 1622?, Virginia [U.S.]), Virginia planter and colonial official who was the husband of Pocahontas, daughter of the Indian chief Powhatan. John Rolfe sailed for Virginia in 1609, but a shipwreck in the Bermudas delayed his arrival until the following year.
John Rolfe (1585-1622) was an English colonist who settled in Jamestown, Va., and pioneered in the cultivation of tobacco. John Rolfe was born in the spring of 1585, the descendant of an old Norfolk family. His emigration to Virginia in 1609 was interrupted by a shipwreck on the newly discovered island of Bermuda.
Sep 25, 2018 · John Rolfe (1585–1622) was a British colonist of the Americas. He was an important figure in Virginia politics and an entrepreneur who played a significant role in founding the Virginia tobacco trade. However, he is best known as the man who married Pocahontas, the daughter of Powhatan, head of the Powhatan confederacy of Algonquin tribes.
John Rolfe John Rolfe stepped into history in May 1609 when he boarded the Sea Venture bound for Virginia. The Sea Venture was the flagship of a convoy of 500 new settlers including William Strachey, future Secretary for the colony. In July a massive hurricane scattered the fleet, and the Sea Venture ran aground just off the Bermudas.
Feb 26, 2015 · John Rolfe is credited by Ralph Hamor, then Secretary of Virginia, with the experiment of planting the first tobacco seeds that he obtained from somewhere in the Caribbean, possibly from Trinidad.
Pocahontas & John Rolfe In April 1613, Captain Samuel Argall planned and carried out the abduction of Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan. During her captivity Pocahontas was instructed in Christianity and baptized with the English name Rebecca. It was also during this time she met and married Englishman John Rolfe.
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.
Oct 10, 2020 · John Rolfe was one of the early English settlers of North America. He is credited with the first successful cultivation of tobacco as an export crop in the Colony of Virginia and is known as the husband of Pocahontas, daughter of the chief of the Powhatan.