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Founders of Carnival (Mardi Gras) - Mobile and New Orleans

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  • Lloyd Dulany Addison (1799 - 1861)
    Walter Dulaney Addison was for a time Chaplain of the Senate. His son Lloyd Dulany Addison would migrate to Kentucky then to Mobile, Alabama, becoming socially involved in the city. He then moved onto ...
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    George Soulé (1834 - 1926)
    Soule, George, Capt. Lt. Col. Co. A, Field and Staff, Cres. Regt. La. Inf. En. New Orleans, La., March 5, 1862. Roll May and June, 1862. Absent, Prisoner, last heard from at Fort Deniston, near Clevela...
  • Joseph James Seawell (c.1809 - 1883)
    Probate Judge; Mayor of Mobile 1851-52. The Order of Myths' first President, Joseph Seawell, “an ancient and seasoned Cowbellion,” was also a respected attorney and politician. Seawell had come to Mo...
  • Joseph Stillwell Cain, Jr (1832 - 1904)
    Encyclopedia of Alabama: Joseph Stillwell Cain Joe Cain (1832-1904) is regarded as the founder of Mobile's modern-day Mardi Gras celebration. In 1866, Cain paraded through downtown Mobile dressed as ...
  • Michael Krafft (1807 - 1839)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jun 20 2018, 22:52:32 UTC

Founders of "old line" Carnival (Mardi Gras and New Year's) krewes and mystic societies in Mobile and New Orleans:

  • Cowbellion de Rakin Society (1830, Mobile)
  • Strikers Independent Society (1843, Mobile)
  • T.D.S. (The Determined Set, 1844. Mobile)
  • Krewe of Comus (1856, New Orleans)
  • Lost Cause Minstrels (1867. Mobile)
  • Order of Myths (1868, Mobile)
  • Infant Mystics (H.S.S., 1869, Mobile)
  • Twelfth Night Revelers (1870, New Orleans)
  • Knights of Momus (1872, New Orleans)
  • Rex (1872, New Orleans)