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Creoles of Color in Mobile and French and Spanish Alabama

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  • Marie Louisa Durant (1765 - 1851)
    Baptism: 10 Aug 1765, Church of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, Entry #1a/0227. A child named Marie Louise, mulatresse, was baptized by Fr. Ferdinand, pretre capucin missionaire. She was born on 8 A...
  • Jean Baptiste Ternier (1735 - 1829)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Mar 18 2019, 23:35:11 UTC
  • John Faulkner Blevins (1795 - 1851)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Feb 7 2019, 4:36:38 UTC
  • Louis Simon (1750 - d.)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jan 24 2019, 22:50:04 UTC
  • Marianne Lalande (bef.1722 - c.1800)
    Reference: WikiTree Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jan 22 2019, 12:38:12 UTC See "Exiles at Home: The Struggle to Become American in Creole New Orleans" p. 39Marianne Lalande (or Delha) gave birth to a daught...

Creoles of Color - families of mixed European, African or Native American descent in Mobile and French and Spanish Alabama.

Profiles are of the first generation progenitors of Creole of Color families, although they may be solely of European, African or Native American descent themselves.

Location: Cajans in the hilly areas of Washington, Mobile, and Clarke counties as well as adjoining parts of Mississippi. Creoles in Mobile and Baldwin counties around Mobile Bay in Alabama. Name “Cajan” derived from fanciful resmblence to the Louisiana Cajuns or Acadians. Creole name derived from “Creole colored” or “Creole mixed.”

Cajans family names are Byrd, Carter, Chestang, Johnson, Jones, Rivers, Smith, Sullivan, Terry, and Weaver.

Creoles in Mobile had their own fire company and other organizations. Their chief family names (formerly indicated by special designation in the city directory) are Allen, Andry, Balasco, Ballariel, Battiste, Bernoudy, Cassino, Cato, Chastang or Chestang, Collins, Gomez, Hiner, Juzang, Lafargue, Laland, Laurendine, Laurent, Mazangue, Mifflin, Nicholas, Perez, Ponquinette, Pope, Reid, Taylor, and Trenier.