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Mobile, Alabama Creoles and Colonials

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  • Father Jean-Baptiste Baudreau dit Graveline, II (c.1717 - 1757)
    In the 1750s, Baudreau was imprisoned at the French prison on modern day Cat Island, Mississippi for charges of illegal salvaging wrecked ships. In 1757, soldiers stationed at the prison, staged a muti...
  • Louis Vinconneau (1690 - 1730)
    358. Louis Vinçonnau & 359. Catherine Douçin [Fra, AL] By 1681, Louis born in Peringy en Aunix, France, s/o 716. Guillame Vinconnau & 717. Mathurin Pajeau. (S) MCH&GS, V23, #3, 10/1987, P78. By 1...
  • George Strother Gaines (1784 - 1873)
    George Strother Gaines (1 May 1784 – 21 January 1873) was a leader in the Mississippi Territory and in both states formed from it, Mississippi and Alabama. He was a longtime trader among the Choctaws...
  • Jean Baptiste Baudrau dit Graveline (1671 - 1762)
    Jean-Baptiste Baudreau dit Graveline ["Graveline"] accompanied Pierre LeMoyne, Sieur d'Iberville, on the original colonizing expedition to Louisiana, arriving at Old Biloxi on the morning of 6 Jan 1700...
  • Nicolas Collin Lacour, I (1701 - 1761)

Residents of Mobile, Alabama and nearby areas during the French, British and Spanish Colonial Period, 1702-1813. This includes it's time in French Louisiana, British and Spanish West Florida.

Creole herein refers to people of French or Spanish descent born in the New World colonies, particularly in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Also included are British and early American immigrants. Focus is on first and second generation only.