My family is somewhat of a mystery, we hardly now each other. I wish to start with the maternal side of the family, the paternal side is even more complicated. I did some research about three years ago on the caribbean island of Nevis where my mother was born in 1916. My mother, Ernestine Pemberton Adams, was the daughter of Lilian Adams who was the daughter of John Adams and Elizabeth Byron Adams. Unfortunately, the records for the Parish of St.Johns, Nevis where all of my relatives were born, were destroyed in a fire some years ago, so I was unable to gather any information from Government records. Recently, I learned that such information as, births, deaths and marraiges can be obtained from the parish church. The information I got was given orally by my mother's cousin who lives in Brown Pature, St. Johns Parish, Nevis. My mother migrated to the neighboring island of St. Kitts when she was about nine years old to live with a older cousin, so she missed a great part of growing up on Nevis. Her mother and grandmother died about two years after each other.
My mother's father last name is Pemberton. He migrated to the Dominican Republic when my grandmother was pregnant with my mother in 1916. He never returned. My mother remembers people in the community refering to her father by the name of "Barzey" when they spoke of him. We also learned he has children in the Dominican Republic.
What I know about my paternal side of the family is my father's mother was Mary Pemberton born on the island of Nevis and his father was Wilmoth Crosse born on the island of St. Kitts. My father Alexander Pemberton Crosse was born on St. Kitts in 1917. What I also learned the Crosses originated out of Trinidad, Jamaica and probably Venezuela. We undertand that the father of the Crosses on Nevis and St. Kitts migrated from one of those sourthern caribbean islands to Nevis.