The new theory, which is based upon good evidence, both oral and written, has Thomas Pettus, immigrant, marrying Ka-Okee, daughter of Pocahontas and Kocoum, as his first wife about 1631. Also, Thomas and Ka-Okee were the parents of Christian Pettus of Stafford County, Virginia. Was accused and acquitted of withholding tithes in 1674. Thena me Stephen is not found in records of Pettuses of Norwich, Eng. Sir Francis Wyatt, Governor of Virginia, 1621--41, m. of Sir Samuel Sandys, son of Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York. MEMBER OF GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL 1646-1660 "Cavaliers and Pioneers Calendar of Virginia Land Grants" Book No. Secretary Kemp, NNW upon George Mallen SW upon Gleab land CR. upon the Gleab Land and S E upon a br of Archers Hope Co 250acres by intermarriage with the relict and exec. The "release" was not within it when found and we do not know what price Mr. Wilson Miles Cary, a prominent genealogist of Baltimore, dated July 20th, 1910, he having died since that time, in regard to the Overton family, from which he was descended. It was SAMUEL OVERTON'S daughter ANN OVERTON, who married JOHN PETTUS, grandson of COLN.
Thomas and Ka-Okee also had other children, including Stephen Pettus I, who settled in New Kent County, Virginia. Another son of the Archbishop was George Sandys, Secretary of the "Virginia Company" in London and later Member of the Council in Virginia. of Richard Durant and 35acres by purchase of patent from Alexander Stoner and 286 for transportation o f 6 persons, 14 acres remaining due. This article will be found in our Meade Papers, Vol. THOMAS PETTUS, of "Littleton, who was Councilor of State for Virginia, 1641-1660.
The researcher first learned of the Pocahontas connection from the historian of another tribe a few weeks before coming upon Deyo's posting. Research in 2012 led him to conclude that the line of descent from Thomas Pettus, immigrant, and his second wife Elizabeth Durrent, ended with the death of his only known grandchild, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Pettus II and (? He suspects that TP II was married twice and that his second wife, Mourning Burgh, was not Elizabeth's mother. (1921): Andrew Meade of Ireland and Virginia, pp .142-143, 152. And this settles two points; first that ANNE OVERTON'S husband was agrandson of COLN.
Good evidence has come to light in the past few years that immigrant ancestor, Thomas Pettus, married Ka-Okee, daughter of Pocahontas by her first husband, Kocoum, an Indian brave who died in a battle with the Susquehanna tribe!So, I will quote from our correspondence to try to bring you up to speed.I have purchased his book, which at his request I will not mention, and when I have time, I will try to correct the genealogy below to fit his newest findings.Although Thomas remarried after Ka-Okee died c1637, the line of descent from his second wife, Elizabeth (Freeman) Duirrent, apparently ended before 1700, when his only known granddaughter, Elizabeth Pettus, died underage and unmarried.
According to this source, living Pettuses who descend from the immigrant Thomas also descend from Pocahontas's daughter, Ka-Okee!
I now believe that he was the father of Stephen Pettus II, who was a grantor in the sale of the Pettus estates in 1700. The brothers Sir James Bacon of Friston Hall and Sir Nathaniel Bacon of Shiffkey, Norfolk were 1st cousins of Sir Francis Bacon, the great scientist, thought by some to have written Shakespeare's plays. and Register of Ancestors and Members of the Society of Colonial Dames in the St ate of Virginia". We see that this, contradicting our other account, states that JOHN, not Dabney, Pettus married ANN OVERTON, and that he was a grandson of COLN.