The North Carolina Colony has its beginnings in the Roanoke Colony and eventually became the Carolina colony that would break off into two different colonies: South Carolina Colony and North Carolina Colony. The colony’s charter would include the lands of other future states Tennessee and Georgia. [Read more…]
The New Jersey Colony was one of the Middle Colonies of Colonial America and became the U.S. state of New Jersey in 1776. The colony had originally been settled by the Dutch as part of New Netherland, but came under British rule after the surrender of Fort Amsterdam in 1664, becoming a proprietary colony. The English then renamed the province after the Isle of Jersey in the English Channel. The Dutch Republic regained control temporarily from 1673–1674. After that it consisted of two political divisions, East Jersey and West Jersey, until they were united as a royal colony in 1702. The original boundaries of the province were slightly larger than the current state, extending into a part of the present state of New York, until the border was finalized in 1773. [Read more…]
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New York Colony was one of the 13 original colonies in Colonial America. It played a key role during the American Revolutionary War when it was occupied by the British and was the last colony that the British vacated. It was home to four delegates to the Second Continental Congress that signed the Declaration of Independence: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, and Lewis Morris. [Read more…]
One of the most peculiar stories in American History is the story of the lost colony of Roanoke. In 1587, 115 colonists were dispatched to Roanoke Island to begin a new colony in the New World. These colonists preceded the colonists of Jamestown, The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony, and the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Within 3 years of the settlement the colonists had disappeared without a trace. There were no signs of struggle and there was not a mass grave found. The only thing that remained was an inscription on a tree that read CROATOANS. This disappearance has baffled historians for centuries and has led to many projects, archaeological digs, and even forgeries. [Read more…]