Chief Opechancanough Mangopeesomon Powhatan

Brief Life History of Opechancanough Mangopeesomon

When Chief Opechancanough Mangopeesomon Powhatan was born on 17 June 1556, in Virginia, United States, his father, Running Stream "Don Luis" Winanuske Weroance of the Powhatan, was 76 and his mother, PauPauwiske Morning Scent Flower Cornstalk of The Powhatan, was 39. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Cleopatra Powhatan. He died on 5 October 1645, in James River Number 5 Magisterial District, Buckingham, Virginia, British Colonial America, at the age of 89, and was buried in Pamunkey, Hanover, Virginia, British Colonial America.

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Chief Opechancanough Mangopeesomon Powhatan
Cleopatra Powhatan
Chief Weroance Nectowance Powhatan
Nicketti Powhatan

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  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Opechancanough Mangopeesomon Powhatan, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Chief Opechancanough Eagle Plume Powhatan (born Cornstalk) 1545-1645

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On December 6, 1606, the journey to Virginia began on three ships: the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery. In 1607, 104 English men and boys arrived in North America to start a settlement. On May 13 they picked Jamestown, Virginia for their settlement, which was named after their King, James I. The settlement became the first permanent English settlement in North America... In 1698, fire struck Jamestown. The fire was evidently started by a prisoner awaiting execution in the nearby prison. The fire destroyed the prison and the statehouse, though many of the public records were saved. In 1699, the government and capital were moved from Jamestown to Middle Plantation, renamed Williamsburg. People continued to live on Jamestown Island and owned farm lands, but it ceased to be a town.


The Virginia Company founded the first permanent English colony at Jamestown in 1607. One of the original 13 states (it entered the Union in 1788). Virginia holds an important place in American history, as it was home to many of the founding fathers, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Mason, and Patrick Henry. Four of Americas first five presidents were Virginians. During the Civil War, Richmond, Virginias capital, was the capital of the Confederacy. Today, Virginia is a popular tourist spot where people can visit historic places such as Alexandria, Williamsburg, and Mount Vernon, George Washingtons estate.

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