Genealogy Projects tagged with West Florida on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Spanish Louisiana

    This project is to discuss and research the Louisiana Territory controlled by Spain for fifty (50) years, 1763-1813. Recent conversations with David Menk, a former native of Sliddell, Louisiana. He mentioned that West Florida was larger than imaged and extended to the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Thus the name Florida Parishes, eight of them! Notables William Blount ---An aggressive la...

  • West Florida, the 15th Colony

    This project is to discuss and research the West Florida Colony controlled variously by Spain and Britain. In recent conversations with David Menk, he mentioned the 8 eastern Parishes of Louisiana were actually part of West Florida. Notables William Blount --- 1st person in the U.S. to be impeached by the House of Representatives, the first time it even exercised this power, and was simul...