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Richard Pearis Sr MP (c.1725 - 1794)

See also: Richard Pearis (1725 – 1794) was an Indian trader, a pioneer settler of Upstate South Carolina, and a Loyalist officer during the American Revolution. Born in Ireland in 1725, he was 10 yea...

2/13/2009 3/14/2018

Andre Rodgers MP (1934 - 2004)

Andre Rodgers was a Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the New York and San Francisco Giants (1957–60), Chicago Cubs (1961–64), and Pittsburgh Pirates (1965–67). He also played one season i...

7/8/2009 5/15/2017

Luck Delancey MP (b. - 1876)

3/28/2017 3/29/2017

Stephen Delancey MP (c.1748 - c.1798)

Stephen Delancey (1748 - 1798), was a Loyalist and slave owner from New York. He had distinguished himself as lieutenant-colonel of the 1st New Jersey loyal volunteers in 1782 and was rewarded by the K...

3/28/2017 3/29/2017

Stephen Dillet MP (1797 - 1880)

Hester Argo escaped from Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) during the revolutionary upheaval in 1802, along with her three young children, including Stephen Dillet (1797-1880) . Although originally headed to ...

1/18/2017 1/18/2017

Sir Sidney Poitier MP

Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States

Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE is a Bahamian-American actor, film director, author, and diplomat. In 1964, Poitier became the first Bahamian and first African-American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor...

9/7/2009 1/16/2017

The unknown gentleman. Santiago Key Ayala [S. Letters] Among the most notable documents written by Bolivar, the "Letter of Jamaica" shines through the accurate appreciation of the character of Hispan...

8/31/2008 11/9/2016

Charlotte Bunch MP (c.1794 - d.)

6/5/2014 11/6/2016

Sir George Bunch, Baronet MP (c.1760 - c.1825)

1/2/2010 11/6/2016

Elizabeth Woodside MP (c.1770 - 1836)

1/2/2010 11/6/2016

Mary Fitch Bayley MP (1796 - 1830)

While Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, 26th President of the USA, is Mary Fitch Bayley's daughter's husband's fifth cousin, in turn Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the USA, is Mary Fitch Bayley's d...

8/31/2008 11/6/2016

Alonzo Russell is a Bahamian sprinter specialising in the 400 metres. He represented his country at the 2015 World Championships and 2016 World Indoor Championships, and will be competing at the 2016 S...

8/5/2016 8/5/2016

Richardson Saunders MP (1877 - 1939)

Richardson Saunders was a Bahamian-American businessperson and public official who held a variety of important positions, including: Chief engineer for the City of New York Financial adviser and ...

6/2/2016 8/5/2016

Donald Thomas (born 1 July 1984) is a Bahamian high jumper from Freeport, Bahamas. Thomas took up the sport in early 2006, having previously played basketball at Lindenwood University. He cleared 2.2...

8/4/2016 8/4/2016

Leevan "Superman" Sands MP


Leevan Sands is a Bahamian triple jumper. He was born in Nassau. His personal best jump is 17.59 metres, achieved in 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. This is the current Bahamian record. He went to Hig...

8/10/2012 8/3/2016

Emily Morley MP

Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, United States

Emily Morley is a Bahamian rower who is competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Morley is from Nassau, Bahamas and studies at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, United State...

7/29/2016 7/29/2016

Albert Lincoln "Al" Roker Jr. (born August 20, 1954) is an American television personality, weather forecaster, actor, and book author. He is best known as being the weather anchor on NBC's Today . Fro...

4/15/2007 3/7/2016

W. E. B. Du Bois, Civil Rights Activist MP (1868 - 1963)

"W. E. B. Du Bois"

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born on February 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, to Alfred and Mary Silvina (née Burghardt) Du Bois.[2] Mary Silvina Burghardt's family was part of ...

3/21/2012 3/7/2016

Sir Roland "Pop" Symonette was a famed Bahamian politician who was the first Premier of the Bahamas and the leader of a family informally known as the First Family of the Bahamas due to its extensive i...

7/20/2007 2/25/2015

Joseph Christopher Darville MP (1847 - 1915)

The Bahamas DNA Project says Joseph Christopher Darville was born c. 1846 at Petty's, Long Island. According to their research, Joseph's parents were: Elizabeth (or Isabella) Jane Knowles, b. Febru...

7/15/2007 1/29/2014

Thomas Walker, Capt. MP (1659 - 1722)

1. Charles Walker of London, England was one of the early White settlers of the Bahamas. In the 1671 census of the Bahamas: Charles, his wife Ann, and their children Charles, John, Thomas (2), Alice a...

4/26/2011 9/20/2013

Capt. Samuel Higgs, Sr. MP (c.1756 - 1800)

Capt. Samuel Higgs, Sr. is one of the leading patriarchs of Bahamian families alive today. He was born around 1756 to unknown parentage, likely at Harbour Island, Eleuthera. With his first wife, name...

10/26/2011 5/2/2013

Sarah Stillwell Bullard MP (c.1700 - d.)

"Sarah Bullard", "Sara Darvil", "Sara Stillwell", "Sara Bullard", "Sarah Darville", "Sara Darvill"

Sarah Darvil was from Eleuthera, The Bahamas. She married twice -- to Daniel Stillwell and to Thomas Bullard. The order of the marriages is unknown. Historian Sandra Riley writes in Homeward Bound " ...

10/20/2011 4/6/2013

John Darvil, Jr. MP (c.1698 - d.)

John Darvil Jr. was an infamous Bahamian pirate in the early 1700s. His father, John Darvil Sr., owned a fleet that sailed from the Eleuthera, then the chief inhabited Bahamian island, to Cuba in 171...

10/20/2011 10/20/2011

George Knowles Sr. MP (1786 - 1825)

George Richard Knowles, Sr. was born February 12, 1786 in the Bahamas to James Knowles and Hannah (Campbell) Knowles. According to the records at Christ Church in Nassau, he was baptized there on April...

5/20/2010 8/14/2011

James Knowles, Sr. MP (c.1723 - 1806)

James Knowles was a mulatto plantation owner on Long Island, The Bahamas. He was born c. 1723 in an unknown location (likely Eleuthera) to John Knowles, listed as white or European, and an unknown Afri...

5/20/2010 8/11/2011

Hannah Knowles (Campbell) MP (1745 - 1828)

Hannah (Campbell) Knowles was born in 1745 at an unknown birthplace. On October 7, 1777, she became the second wife of James Knowles through a ceremony at Christ Church, Nassau, New Providence, The Bah...

5/20/2010 8/11/2011

John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore (1732 – 25 February 1809) was a British peer and colonial governor. He was the son of William Murray, 3rd Earl of Dunmore, and his wife Catherine (née Murray). He i...

6/23/2008 5/20/2011

Mary Cartwright MP (c.1794 - 1821)

5/20/2010 1/15/2011

William Duncan Cartwright MP (c.1790 - d.)

Father is debated. The earliest Cartwright in the Bahamas -- who is either the father or grandfather of William Duncan -- was Thomas Cartwright, an American Loyalist who fled to the Bahamas. Originally...

5/20/2010 1/15/2011