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Gulf Coast Creoles and Colonials - Louisiana / Alabama / Mississippi

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  • Claude Thomas Pierre Metoyer (1744 - 1815)
    See in Profile Photo Baptism of Claude Thomas Pierre MetoyerInformation from: " Isle of Canes" book, pg. 92by Elizabeth Shown MillsBaptism of Claude Thomas Pierre Metoyer, 1744. Parish Registers of St....
  • Jean Antoine Baptiste Colon dit La Violette (1665 - 1725)
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  • Jacques Auguste de la Chaise (1675 - 1730)
    Individual Note===Occupation: French Royal Commissioner, Louisiana Colony ; 1st Councillor, French Superior Council, Louisiana (<1769) Source: Book - Arch. of New Orleans Sacr. Rec. - V1, 1718-1750 - [...
  • Barthélemy Louis Daniel de Macarty (1706 - c.1764)
    Barthélemy Louis Daniel de Macarty Mactigue , born in 1706 and died in 1764 or 1765 , is an officer of the French army, captain , captain and governor of Upper Louisiana. Barthélemy de Macarty Mactigue...
  • François Fortier (1697 - d.)

Primarily for early colonists of French and Spanish Louisiana and British and Spanish West Florida who have descendants throughout the Gulf Coast.

One goal is to develop standardized surname spellings to allow for easier matching and merging in Geni.

Includes people mentioned in Winston De Ville's "Gulf Coast Colonials," Stanley Clisby Arthur's "Old Families of Louisiana," Grace King's "Creole Families of New Orleans" and Peter Hamilton's "Colonial Mobile."

For more specific areas please see the related projects for New Orleans, German Coast, Acadians and French Canadians, Pointe Coupee, Avoyelles, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Natchez, Mobile, and Pensacola.

French Colonial Settlements on the Gulf Coast

1699: Ocean Springs (Fort Maurepas of Old Biloxi)

1702: Mobile (Fort Louis)

1714: Natchitoches

1716: Natchez (Fort Rosalie)

1718: New Orleans (Place d'Armes)

1720: Biloxi (Fort Louis of New Biloxi)