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Virginia Dare
first English child born in America

1587 - ?


Virginia Dare was the first English child born in America. Her parents were Ananias Dare and Eleanor White, two members of a band of 117 colonists who settled on Roanoke Island in 1587. She was born on August 18 and named Virginia in what may have been the first English christening ceremony in America.

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