Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pocahantas and Virginia Dare

by Barry Wetherington

"Heyr laeth Ananias & Virginia Father Salvage mvrther AI save seaven nameswritten heyr mai God hab mercye Eleanor Dare 1591."

They found one skeleton.

On forty-six rocks are 704 words to test Elizabethan usage.

No evidence of hoax in this regard was detected by the many experts who examined them."Father wee ben heyr 5 yeeres in primaeval splendovr Eleanor Dare 1592."Here the story seemed to end. FYI, below is a very long magazine article addressing the isue of theThe Virginia Dare stone(s), suggesting that Ananias Dare's wife Eleanor,daughter of Colony boss John White, escaped the Lost Colony to the Atlanta area, and wrote many messages on stones found in that region, the article of which I have read but not critically for examination.

This is a fascinating story premise. In the total of a couple hours Iwas able to devote to it, and w/o having even seen Pearce's book, I would very much like to have some carbon-dating, etc done on these artifactsbefore arriving at any conclusions. (FN: For fairness, I have previously offered a written premise forconsideration that Pocahontas might have been just barely old enough to have been able to have been the daughter of Virginia Dare, based upon a 11-12 yr old VA Dare birthing Poca, that at age about 10, 'saved' John Smith, then, as is acknowledged, traveled to visit the queen of England, dieing just before returning, see discussion below). It is not clear to me that the developments posed here would have asignificant bearing upon that premise - nevertheless, there is one 'fact' I find VERY tantalizing. Bones were claimed found:". . . [the returning] third party had expected to find them [the 'Lost'Colony]waiting at Roanoke. But Fort Raleigh, made of logs, had been pulled down. Theyfound one skeleton."There is no mention of the present location of that skeleton. If it is available, that would present a potentially incredible opportunity. If the remains of Pocahontas could be located where they were placed when moved form their known resting place in the Church at Gravesend London England, a dna comparison of her remains to the dna from the skeleton could reveal much of interest!