How interesting it is to think of what his life may have been like. He had never known his father who died by the time he was a year old. At 11, he ran away from home and became a cabin boy. Why would he have ran away? What an adventurous life he must have led. What a site and promise America must have been to have inspired him to settle down in the Virginia Colony.
In 1637, he married Ann Hynson and became a planter. He died at the age of 67 while negotiating the sale of 200 acres of land. The land sale was concluded by his son after his demise. He lived the American dream for himself and his family. For those of us generations down the line, we can only hope to have inherited some of his sense of adventure and determination.