HEROES: First Native White

Not Roanoke's celebrated Virginia Dare but Martin de Argiielles of St. Augustine (founded in 1565) was the first white child born in a permanent European settlement in the present U.S. So said Katherine S. Lawson last week, after study of Library of Congress archives. When Virginia was born in 1587, Martin was already some 20 years old and had joined the Armada to fight Sir Francis Drake, plunderer of his birthplace. Where and when he died, Mrs. Lawson did not discover.


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