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1638 Printing press reaches America
1664 English capture/rename New York
1681 La Salle explores Louisiana
1700 American colonies prosper
1720 Texas becomes Spanish possession
1540 Coronado travels through Midwest
1565 First colony St. Augustine
1584 - 1588 Roanoke Island Colony
1607 Jamestown 1st permanent settlement
1620 Pilgrims to America on Mayflower
1507 The term America first used
1513 Ponce de Leon discovers Florida
1519 - 1538 Cortes conquers Mexico
1534 Cartier claims New France
1540 Spanish arrive in California
 Johannes Smythes
 b.1500 Somerset, England
 d.1544 Blackmore, Essex, England
 George Smythes
 b.1520 Somerset, England
 d.1590 Somerset, England
 John Smythes
 b.1551 Somerset, England
 d.1626 Somerset, England
 Jane Smythes
 b.1590 Somerset, England
 d.1658 Shepton Mallet, England
 Robert Brouckner
 b.1530 Lincolnshire, England
 d.          England
 Joan Bickombe
 b.1570 Somerset, England
 d.1639 Puerto Rico