During my research I've found that the Hames family has quite a colorful history in California. I'm only related to them through my 3rd great aunt, Drucilla Shadden who married John Hames in 1845-46 im Monterrey, Ca. I'm trying to find where Lucretia E. Hames ties in...b. 1 Aug 1881 in Ca. and died 3 Nov 1965 in Santa Barbara County, Ca. She married someone with the last name of Dana. Her death record lists her as Lucretia E. Dana. I'm wondering if she is related somehow to my 3rd great Aunt.