The day came in 1587 when John White and about 115 others arrived on Roanoke Island planning to create a colony. They did not know if their colony would survive, but they were hoping for the best.
I can't wait to see my family
After settling into Roanoke, the colony needed supplies. Therefore, John White led a quick voyage back to England. Little did he know, he was about to face a major setback to his plan.
After White returned to England for supplies, he was unable to sail back to Roanoke due to a war that broke out between England and Spain. Three years had passed before White was finally able to sail back to Roanoke.
Three years later, White sailed back to Roanoke, expecting to see his family and the colony that he had left behind. His Grandaughter, whom he had not seen in 3 years, was the first English child born in America.
When he arrived in Roanoke, where he began his colony, he found no existence of life except some footprints that seemed recent. He had no clue as to where the colonists could have gone and lost his family, which was very tragic.
The only explanation that he found was the word "CROATOAN" in capital letters carved into a post and the letters "CRO" carved into a tree. Still over 400 years later, the mystery of what happened to the colonists exists.