When my wife, Pam, and I went to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands for our honeymoon (wow, was that 16 years ago?) I looked in the telephone book and was surprised to find numerous Byams. We were afraid to call any of them, for fear of what we might discover! They would probably have been just as shocked. I think we "borrowed" that phone book, though.
We live in Missouri so Linda has better access to the older records, plus I don't know beans about researching genealogy. If you find out anything, let me know. Thanks.