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Dare, Virginia,b. 1587, first white child of English parents to be born in America. She was the daughter of Ananias and Elenor Dare, members of Sir Walter Raleigh's ill-fated colony that settled Roanoke IslandRoanoke Island,
12 mi (19 km) long and 3 mi (4.8 km) wide, NE N.C., off the Atlantic coast between Croatan (W) and Roanoke (E) sounds in the Outer Banks. Manteo is the chief town, and tourism and fishing are the principal industries.
..... Click the link for more information. on the North Carolina coast. Since no trace remained of the colony when the relief expedition reached Roanoke in 1591, the child's fate is not known.
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(b. 1587) first English child born in New World. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 131]
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Dare, Virginia(1587–?88) born in Roanoke, Va. She was the first English child born in North America. Her parents were Ananias Dare and Elinor White. She disappeared along with the 117 Roanoke colonists in 1588.
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