Braydon, my son-in-law is a descendant of Josiah (Soakimi) (Juakim) (Jokim) Santos. He was b. 17 Aug. 1888 in the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa, & d. 23 Jul. 1953 in Fatai, Tonga. He had 14 children. If you feel comfortable sending me your e-mail address, I have a picture of Jokim, his wife and Manuel and a little more information. At age 15 he stowed away on a ship bound for South America. From there he found work on a ship bound for New Zealand.
Just as England deported many of her undesirables, which included criminals as well as religious and political dissenters, first to Ireland and then to the American colonies and Australia, Portugal sent hers to the Cape Verde Islands.
Cape Verde was the first stop for slave ships leaving the coast of Africa for South America in the 1700/1800's. Cape Verde descendants often have a mixture of Portugeuse and African heritage, as I suspect Jokim did from his picture. Why his original Portuguese ancestor was sent to Cape Verde is unknown but I did read one account about a group of soldiers who deserted from the Port. army during some unpopular war that Portugal was waging and they settled on Cape Verde. Whether they fled or were deported, I don't know.
Good luck in your search and hope to hear from you, AlohaJudithChun@netscape.net