Do you have roots in Green Turtle Cay? Were your GTC ancestors’ surnames Cooper, Curry, Gates, Hodgkins, Key, Levarity, Lowe, Malone, McIntosh, Pedican, Reckley, Roberts, Russell, Saunders or Sawyer?

I need photos of your Green Turtle Cay ancestors!
Thomas Herman Curry, my great-grandfather circa 1925

If so, I’d love to include their photos in the book about Green Turtle Cay’s history on which I’m currently working.

With every year that passes, we lose a little more of Green Turtle Cay’s history to time. My goal is to record as many stories and images of our ancestors as possible, so they’re available for future generations.

If you have photos (or stories or historical documents) to share, please scan or photograph them at the highest possible resolution and email them to me at AbacoHistory (at) yahoo (dot) com.

Or, if it’s easier, I’ll be in Green Turtle Cay and Nassau in May. I’m happy to come by and photograph your old images or documents. It will take two minutes, but I’d be forever grateful.

Thanks in advance for anything you can contribute to this project. And please feel free to forward a link to this post to anyone else with roots in Green Turtle Cay.

7 thoughts on “Help! I Need Photos of Your GTC Ancestors

  • April 4, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Amanda, my great-grandpa, Duncan Lowe Sr, 1844-1921, was born at GTC. He married a Marsh Harbour belle, Eliza Sawyer, and he moved there. Their younger son, Eldred Lowe, 1881-1960, achieved qualifications as a surveyor after correspondence course in Mathematics. His name appears on much of the early 1900s Abaco lands surveyed.

    I donated to Albert Lowe Museum his Correspondece Course volume that he gave to my brother, Buddy, as a teen. I have photos of Duncan Lowe and Eldred Lowe.

    • April 4, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      Hi, Joy. Thanks so much for the information! Would LOVE to have photos of Duncan and Eldred Lowe — I don’t think I have any. Will we see you at the Festival this year?

  • April 4, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    My wife’s great-grandfather was Roland H. Curry, (b. 1870) Green Turtle cay. He went onto become the Sheriff of Key West, Florida in the early 1900’s Died 18 May 1926 Key West, Florida. I am not certain precisely who his father was and/or if he is related to your Thomas Curry above. I would be glad to exchange information if you are interested. Although Roland was born in Green Turtle Cay, he distinguished himself in the US. Let me know.


    Michael McKenzie
    Mountain Park, Georgia
    404-680-0889 – cell

    • April 4, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      Hi, Michael. I’d LOVE to know more about Roland Curry. A number of GTC residents left for Key West during the 1800s, and I’ll be writing about them in the book. I’ll send you an email, but yes, absolutely, tell me more! And if there’s anything you’d like to know, I’ll see if I’ve got the info or can find it for you. Thanks so much for getting in touch.

  • April 8, 2016 at 8:06 am

    My grandparents are from GTC William John Roberts & Mable Roberts would love to know if any records exist of their relatives – married & moved to Bimini

  • July 13, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Hello, I think in photo #5,the man in the middle, looks like my uncle Gernie Sands of Cherokee Sound, Abaco .


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