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07-17-2016, 09:44 PM
..Dave said: haven't you heard of Virginia Dare, Dare County, in a post few weeks back. Nope I haven't, (i should of in history) So to day i go suffering on the web. Find Virginia Dare. Wow a Legend.
They wrote books, poems , songs, and Story's about her. One had Indian Chief, Witch Doc., Magic Fountain, Silver Arrow, all in a love story. A bunch of story's of lost Colonists, lots of true History. 1587 Aug. 18 Eleanor brought Virginia Dare in to the New World.
and I like the one about not getting lost they just went North to make cookies.
.....................................Nice Tree Dave.;)https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8842/28300297491_1b2b506209_n.jpg
..I never had a Dare:(

07-18-2016, 02:55 AM
Randy, you're a hoot. Yep, that's my family. Virginia Dare was also the first English girl and the first Christian born in America. Her daddy was Ananias Dare, First Mate of Sir Walter Raleigh. He fell in love with the Gov's daughter. Dare boys know how to pick beautiful women of distinction.

Back then, the area was the Colony of Virginia. Today, it is in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Dare County includes Kitty Hawk where the Wright brothers attained 'first flight' in a self propelled aircraft.

Dare cookies are a Canadian company located in Kitchner, ON. I love them. Back in the 1960's, my dad walked into the Dare cookie corporate office and announced his name to the receptionist. Dad wanted to meet 'Mr. Dare,' owner of the Dare company. They promptly told dad that there was NO Dare, that the name was some abbreviation for several founders. Now, how true that is remains to be seen but that was the story back then. Now I see they claim Charles H. Doerr started the company in 1892. (The name Doerr is German but ours is English.) I don't know of any Dare family members in Canada, but being a Dominion of the Crown, I would not be surprised if there are a few.

My family is of the belief (through family lore) that Virginia Dare survived and had at least one child with the Indian Chief who 'captured' her when the settlement was sacked. We also believe she went north into what is now the New Jersey/Pennsylvania area. You can imagine that most settlers and farmers back in the 1500's didn't read or write. Neither did many mariners or Indians. For that reason, written history failed so our 'claims' cannot be proven. Regardless, our family still exists which is proof enough for me. - Dave

07-18-2016, 09:52 AM
There is a way to give credence to that lore, Dave. Do a DNA test on yourself to verify ancestry. My wife is planning on doing one to verify her ancestry, which is supposedly part Russian, Lithuanian, Polish.


07-19-2016, 01:13 AM
Steve, that's a wonderful idea and it would certainly put my ancestry in the correct region of the world.

Do you happen to have any DNA from Virginia Dare for comparison? Having mine doesn't mean much if we don't have hers to compare it with.

My ancestry is English and Welch. My family ancestors are named:
Dare (all the boys)
Some of the girls' nee names are:
Lloyd (my middle name)
Churchill (dad's middle name & GG Grandfather's mother's name. Yes, Winnie is a cousin on the Spencer side.)
Vane (grandfather's first name)
Warry (grandfather's middle name)
...and many more. - Dave

07-19-2016, 09:30 AM
That's not how it works. They compare yours with their database of known tribes.

Dan Leavens
07-20-2016, 09:21 AM
To add to this thread found this in Wikipedia

Dare or Daré is both a surname and a given name. Notable people with the name include:

Airton Daré (born 1978), Brazilian race car driver
Alison Dare (born 1965), South African field hockey player
Ananias Dare (c.1560– c.1587?), British tiler and bricklayer, member of the Roanoke Colony; husband of Eleanor Dare and father of Virginia Dare
Arthur N. Dare (1850–1923), American Republican politician of Minnesota
Barbara Dare (born 1963), American pornographic actress
Bill Dare, British radio writer
Billy Dare (1927–1994), English footballer
Danny Dare (1905–1996), American choreographer, actor, director, writer
Dorothy Dare (1911–1981), American actress and singer
Eleanor Dare (c.1563–c.1599?), English colonist and member of the Roanoke Colony; mother of Virginia Dare
Elkanah Kelsey Dare (1782–1826), American composer
Johnny Dare, American radio personality
Joseph Dare (footballer) (born 1991), Australian rules footballer
Joseph Dare (minister) (1831–1880), Australian Wesleyan Church leader
Kevin Dare (born 1959), English footballer
Leona Dare (1854/55–1922), American circus performer
Michael Dare (born 1917), Canadian general
Norm Dare (born 1948), Australian rules footballer
Phyllis Dare (1890–1975), English singer and actress
Reginald Dare (1921–1993), English cricketer and footballer
Tessa Dare, American writer, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling historical romance novelist
Virginia Dare (1587-?), first child born in the Americas to English parents
Yinka Dare (1972–2004), Nigerian National Basketball Association player
Zena Dare (1887–1975), English singer and actress; sister of Phyllis Dare
Dan Dare (disambiguation), several fictional characters

Given name:
Daré Nibombé (born 1980), footballer from Togo
Dare Vršič (born 1984), Slovenian footballer