My Mother's maternal family were Forbes from Exuma. It's been hard to do research past 1830 for slaves in the bahamas as most were bought here by Loyalists and went by there Owners surnames. The Slave records are not easily available. There would be a connection as most Loyalists moved to the Bahamas from Virginia, North and South Carolina. Would love to find out more. My Great Great Grandfather was Melvin Forbes his son was Joseph Forbes my Grandmother Rebbecca Forbes married a Godet from Turks.