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Smith, John Syllabification: Smith, John

Definition of Smith, John in English:

( C.1580–1631), American colonist; born in England. One of the leading promoters of English colonization in America, he helped to found the colony of Jamestown in 1607 and served as its president 1608–09. When captured by Indians from Powhatan’s tribe, he was rescued by Pocahontas, Powhatan’s daughter.

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