Ashe, S. A. “The Croatans.” News and Observer 20 Oct. 1933: 4.
Letter. Croatans “probably were those pirates who escaped ... the pirate settlement ...when Rhett, in 1719, captured the pirate ship and the crew on board. As the Charleston Court hung [sic] all the pirates who were captured, these who, being on land, escaped, would not have anything to do with the new settlers.”