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Virginia Dare

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Roanoke Island, North Carolina, USA
Death: Died
Cause of death: Unknown - Death date is inaccurate
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 Dare

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.

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Virginia_Dare

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THE INFORMATION ABOVE REGARDING VIRGINIA SMITH (DARE) IS QUESTIONABLE AS TO HER DATE OF DEATH, MARRIAGE TO JOHN SMITH, HER THREE CHILDREN AND SIBLING BROTHER. NONE of it is true or can be authenticated!!!!

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Little else is known of Virginia Dare's presumably short life, as the Roanoke Colony did not endure. At the end of 1587, having established his colony, Virginia's grandfather John White sailed for England for fresh supplies. Due to England's war with Spain, and the pressing need for ships to defend against the Spanish Armada, he was unable to return to Roanoke until August 18, 1590, Virginia Dare's third birthday, by which time he found the settlement had been long deserted. The buildings had collapsed and "the houses [were] taken downe". Worse, White was unable to find any trace of his daughter or granddaughter, or indeed any of the 80 men, 17 women, and 11 children who made up the "Lost Colony"

So, if this is what history tells us, then how do we have a death of Virginia Smith (Dare) of 1659, and how did she ever marry “John Smith,” and have three children, plus a sibling (brother)?

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The “John Smith” as shown above was an English Explore and military man, dealing mostly with the daughter of the Powhatan Confederacy, Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas. There is nothing in his history that says he was involved with any of the Colonist of Roanoke Island, but dealt with the colonist at the Jamestown Colony as early as 1606. Therefore, he could have not known Virginia Dare OR her family.

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Smith_(explorer)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Dare

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roanoke_Colony

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Virginia Dare's Timeline

1587
August 18, 1587
Roanoke Island, North Carolina, USA
1610
1610
Age 22
1611
1611
Age 23
1613
1613
Age 25
1615
1615
Age 27
1659
1659
Age 71