States: Tennessee: Monroe
Well, not to speak about any other part of your internet sourced information, but as to the identification of Pocahontas as Virginia Dare, that has to be purely the work of an overheated romantic imagination. Virginia Dare was born 18 Aug 1587. Pocahontas was a young girl possibly not having entered puberty at the time John Smith claimed he was saved from beheading circa 1608-09. She was held captive in 1613 and converted to Christianity and under her new name Rebecca married John Rolfe about 1615. She probably was at most 18 to 20 years old when she married, as her birthyear is estimated to have been no earlier than 1595 and could have been a bit later than 1600. Virginia Dare, if she were alive in 1613 and seen by the Jamestown colonists under the sort of scrutiny given to Pocahontas, would have been identified as a survivor of Raleigh's Lost Colony. She also would likely have been a mother of several children by 1612. So, without speaking to the accuracy of the line your source propounded, I recommend you disregard the part identifying Pocahontas and Virginia Dare as being one and the same person.
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