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Virginia Smith (Dare)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: NC, USA
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ananias Dare and Eleanor Dare
Wife of John Smith
Mother of John Smith; Edward Smith and Virginia Grimm
Sister of Roger Dare

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About Virginia Smith

Virginia Dare (born August 18, 1587, date of death unknown) was the first child born in the Americas to English parents, Eleanor (or Ellinor/Elyonor) and Ananias Dare.[1] She was born into the short-lived Roanoke Colony in what is now North Carolina, USA. What became of Virginia and the other colonists remains a mystery. The fact of her birth is known because the governor of the settlement, Virginia Dare's grandfather, John White, returned to England in 1587 to seek fresh supplies. When White eventually returned three years later, Virginia and the other colonists were gone.

During the past four hundred years, Virginia Dare has become a prominent figure in American myth and folklore, symbolizing different things to different groups of people. She has been featured as a main character in books, poems, songs, comic books, television programs and films. Her name has been used to sell different types of goods, from vanilla products to wine and spirits. Many places in North Carolina and elsewhere in the Southern United States have been named in her honor.

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Virginia Smith's Timeline

1587
August 18, 1587
NC, USA
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