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Creoles of Color in Mobile and French and Spanish Alabama

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  • Dr. Jean Baptiste Chastang (c.1739 - 1813)
  • Pierre Charles Juzan (c.1765 - 1838)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jul 16 2016, 5:48:41 UTC * Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jul 16 2016, 6:07:29 UTC
  • Barton Beler (deceased)
  • Pierre Rochon (1717 - 1771)
    Notes From Old Mobile Archeology - the Rochon Family Charles Rochon, a French Canadian who settled in the Louisiana colony in 1701, probably established the Dog River plantation in the 1720s. B...
  • Charlotte Boisdore (1760 - 1812)
    notes From Descendants of Baptiste Navarre Rochon, Jean Navarre Rochon, Édouard Navarre Rochon, Narcisse Boisdoré Rochon posted 6 June 2000: "My grt-grt grandmother was Josephine Rochon, daughter...

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.