He does not mention Pocahontas in relation to his capture, and claims that they first met some months later. Retrieved October 27, Anne Richardson Mary Virginia Terhune. In March , Rolfe and Pocahontas boarded a ship to return to Virginia, but they sailed only as far as Gravesend on the river Thames when Pocahontas became gravely ill. Association with Jamestown colony , saving the life of John Smith , and as a Powhatan convert to Christianity. The Patawomecks lived on the Potomac River and were not always loyal to Powhatan, and living with them was a young English interpreter named Henry Spelman. Gleach suggests that Smith's second account was substantially accurate but represents his misunderstanding of a three-stage ritual intended to adopt him into the confederacy,   but not all writers are convinced, some suggesting the absence of certain corroborating evidence.
Angel. Age: 21.
I tell you then I will, and you shall call me child, and so I will be for ever and ever your countryman.
Kathleen. Age: 26.
It is not known what caused her death, but theories range from pneumonia, smallpox, or tuberculosis to her being poisoned. In late , an injury from a gunpowder explosion forced Smith to return to England for medical care, and the colonists told the Powhatans that he was dead. A long standoff ensued, during which the colonists kept Pocahontas captive.