Pocahontas Wedding Site
November 28, 2011 by staff
Pocahontas Wedding Site, Indeed, archaeologist William Kelso claims to have found the remains of not only the place where Algonquian chief Powhatan’s daughter tied the knot, but also the oldest Protestant church in the United States.
And Kelso has no doubt that his find is authentic. He told AFP that Pocahontas was “married right here, I guarantee,” saying so while standing near the river where small flags mark the building where this scientist is positive the deed was done between the Native American and the intruding Brit.
And where is that spot?
It’s located southeast of the nation’s capital near the James River in the place where, on May 14, 1607, about a hundred men landed from England to form the first colony in the Americas. The excavated area turned up several large post holes going below the ground approximately 6.5 feet. The size of the hole is important since this is what helped convince Kelso that the church was there, pointing to the fact that these holes were not only big, but strong enough to hold up the mud-and-stud building and, particularly, its heavy roof.
Also revealed at this seminal place were trace remnants of four separate graves. These burial sites are said to be the place where four highly ranked colony members who were close to the church were laid to rest. Kelso claims these latter day luminaries included a knight, two captains, and Reverend Robert Hunt, the first cleric to reportedly arrive at the recently discovered site.
“It’s fantastically exciting and significant because Jamestown is usually depicted — the whole early settlement depicted — as it was carried out by lazy gentlemen who wanted to get rich quick, and go right back to England,” said William Kelso, who points out that “religion played a big role in the community… [and settlers] put a lot of work in the building of this big church, and that became very important for the colony.”
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