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Virginia Dare (1587 - bef. 1590)

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Virginia Dare
Born in Roanoke Island, Virginiamap
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Died before in Roanoke Island, Virginiamap
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Virginia Dare was the first child born to English parents in America. She was the granddaughter of explorer/colonizer, John White.

Virginia, as well as the entire population of Roanoke Island, had vanished when John White returned in August of 1590 from a restocking trip to England. [1]



  1. Between Two Worlds by Malcolm Gaskill, page xxi

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