Virginia Dare was the first English child born in the New World on August 18, 1587.
Tag: Roanoke Island
On this day in 1587, a second group of English settlers arrived at Roanoke Island in what is now North Carolina. They came to re-establish the deserted colony. The first attempt at a settlement had been led by Ralph Lane in 1585. Leading the second attempt was John White, the father of colonist Eleanor Dare …