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Family Tree Shows Senator Jeanne Shaheen is Direct Descendant of Pocahontas

Her claims are true: Senator Jeanne Shaheen is direct descendant of Pocahontas according to family tree records

Last week, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) claimed on an interview with CNN”s Dana Bash that she is a direct descendant of Pocahontas. According to publicly available family tree data, Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s claim is fully supported.

During the interview, which has garnered much attention on social media and other news sites, including, Bash asked Senator Jeanne Shaheen if she had proof of her claim.

“I can, and I actually have the family tree to show that,” Shaheen responded.

“Kind of ironic,” said Bash in the interview, “because President Trump tries to belittle Shaheen’s colleague, Elizabeth Warren, by calling her Pocahontas, because Warren once claimed Native American heritage.”

Jeanne Shaheen asked if the Senator thought about bringing the issue to President Trump.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen responded, “It’s kind of a sensitive topic, so, probably not.”

See ICMN's related story: Once Again: President Donald Trump Calls Senator Warren Pocahontas

Based on Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s family tree data on, Pocahontas was her 10th great-grandmother, so Shaheen is a 12th-generation descendant of Mataoka. As a 12th generation descendant of Pocahontas, her blood quantum would be twenty-four one-thousandths (.024) of one percent Native American ancestry.


The full descendancy was published on

John Rolfe (1585-1622) married Pocahontas (1596-1617) in Jamestown, Virginia in 1614

1st generation: Their son was Thomas Rolfe (1615-1680)

2nd generation: His daughter, Jane Rolfe (1650-1676), married Robert Bolling (1646-1709)

3rd generation: Their son was John Fairfax Bolling (1676-1729)

4th generation: His son was John Kennon Bolling (1700-1757)

5th generation: His son was Benjamin Bolling (1734-1832)

6th generation: His son was Jesse B. Bolling (1758-1841)

7th generation: His son was Elijah Bowling (1798-1883)

8th generation: His son was Jesse Boyd Bowling (1822-1878)

9th generation: His daughter, Isabel Bowling (1874-1955), married John Lafayette Stillings (1869-1940)

10th generation: Their son was Ernest Stillings (1898-1940)

11th generation: His daughter was Belle Ernestine Stillings (1922-2016), who married Ivan E. Bowers (1920-1982)

12th generation: Their daughter was Jeanne Bowers, born in 1947, who married Bill Shaheen, moved to New Hampshire, and became a United States Senator in 2008.

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