Lead: Often overlooked in the stories of his exotic and more famous wife, Pocahontas, planter John Rolfe discovered the key to Jamestown's economic survival.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Born in Heacham, Norfolk, England about 1585, John Rolfe brought his family to Virginia in the 1609 re-supply fleet. They were shipwrecked on Bermuda and did not arrive on the Chesapeake until June 23, 1610.