Children of Henry Moss Dames and – Frances Cooper Dames/ [Bertha Elvira Dames].
[Pure Gold- Andros Island-Bahamas].
Note: The latter was the wife at the time of his death- December 13, 1915 - [She might of been much younger than him]. He married Frances Cooper on- August 13th, 1859 Exuma- Bahamas. No info on whether she died in marriage or was divorced.
I strongly believe that she died in marriage, and most or all of the children listed below- was born of her.
1] Richard Rawson Dames
2] Harriet Elizabeth Dames
3] Lenora Frances Dames
4] Ellen Dawn Dames
5] Melissa Dames
6] Henry Moss Dames
7] Thomas Henry Dames (My Great Grand Father)
8] Daniel Lofton Dames
9] William Vesey Dames
10] Mahaleel or Mahala Willerup nee Dames
11] Melinda Sawyer nee Dames
I was informed that there were twelve children, but one of them- a daughter- got pregnant before marriage and was not
therefore acknowledged in the will of her father.
When I receive her name, it will be added here.
Henry Moss Dames was a Farmer and owner of a sailboat called, “Nymph”.
Thomas H. Dames (My Great Grand Father- 1886-1957) owned a 32ft vessel- Registration: Say I
Richard Dames (My Great Grand Uncle- approx. 1860- 1935) owned a 34ft vessel Registration: Searcher
The Dames family of Andros Island- Bahamas was known boat builders and sailors.
That makes it very difficult tracing all the kin, because everywhere they went in the islands, Caribbean and Americas-
they dropped their “seeds”.
By Dennis A. Dames