Saturday, March 10, 2012

William S. Parker, Last Living Confederate Veteran of Mobile County, Alabama.

William S. Parker was the last Confederate Veteran of Mobile County, Alabama. He was born in 1842. He served in Company B, 53rd Georgia Infantry. He is listed in the Confederate Pension Roll of the State of Alabama, as of August 15th, 1940 and was living in St. Elmo, Mobile County, Alabama. He passed away in 1942 and is buried at Wolf Ridge Cemetery, in Mobile County. Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Founders of the Creole Social Club, Mobile, Alabama, 1857.

The "Creole Social Club" was founded in October 1857. It was a social club for "Creoles of Color". The majority of the men listed were also members of the "Creole #1" Fire Station, which was originally founded, in 1819, by "Free Men of Color". The founders of the Creole Social Club are listed below in alphabetical order :

1) Felix Andry
2) Pierre Durette
3) J.B. Guisson
4) Robert Inston
5) Henry G. Jones
6) John Joseph
7) Gregorie Laurendine
8) Edward Leige
9) Jules Mitchel
10) Constantine Perez Sr.
11) Demetre Perez
12) Clement Petite
13) M. Petite
14) Theodore Petite
15) John M. Pope
16) Willis Pope
17) Theodore Ramirez
18) Antoine Sauvage
19) Gustave Serra
20) Lucien Serra
21) Vincent Serra
22) William Robert Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Mayor's of Mobile, Alabama (1931 to 1941).

Cecil F. Bates (1931–32)
Harry T. Hartwell (1932–33)
Richard V. Taylor (1933–34)
Cecil F. Bates (1934–35)
Charles A. Baumhauer (1935–36)
Richard V. Taylor (1936–37)
Cecil F. Bates (1937–38)
Charles A. Baumhauer (1938–39)
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mayor's of Mobile, Alabama 1911 to 1931 (Part 9).

 Lazarus Schwarz (1911–13)
 Patrick J. Lyons (1913–14)
 Harry Pillans (1914–15)
 Patrick J. Lyons (1915–16)
 Harry Pillans (1916–17)
 Patrick J. Lyons (1917–18)
 George E. Crawford (1918–19)
 Harry Pillans (1919–21)
 George E. Crawford (1921–22)
 Richard V. Taylor (1922–24)
 Harry T. Hartwell (1924–25)
 George E. Crawford (1925–26)
 Harry T. Hartwell (1926–27)
 Leon Schwarz (1927–28)
 Cecil F. Bates (1928–29)
 Harry T. Hartwell (1929–30)
 Leon Schwarz (1930–31) Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Spanish Colonial Militia, in Mobile, Alabama, 1780-1813.


The Spanish Garrison here in Mobile was composed of at various times between 1780-1813, of Troop Regiments, from both Spain and her Colonies, including the Fixed Regiment of Louisiana. The defense of the colony included the local Militia, which was composed basically of all the males, who could use a weapon. The Militia was a true family affair and whole families can be found in its composition. The outlying villages and settlements outside Mobile, such as Fish River, in Baldwin County, had both mounted and un-mounted companies, as did a few other locations around the Colony of Spanish West Florida. The Milita was composed of White Creoles, as well as Free “Creoles of Color”. The following individuals have been mentioned in correspondence as being members of the Militia between 1780 and 1813 : 2nd Corp. Alexander Baudin, 1st Lt. Narcisse Broutin, 1st Corp. Julian De Castro, 1st Corp. Bernard Dubroca, Sub.Lt. Jean Baptiste Dubroca, 1st Corp. Louis Dubroca, Lt. Louis Durette, Capt. Miguel Eslava, 2nd Sgt. Jean Baptiste Ham, Capt. Charles LaLande of the Mobile Mulatto and Negro Militia,  2nd Sgt. Matias LeFlore, 1st Lt. Nicolas Mongoulas of the Mobile Mulatto and Negro Militia, Lt. Cornelius McCurtin - of Pensacola detached in 1799, to Mobile, Lt. Augustin Rochon, 2nd Corp. Savari Saucier, 1st Sgt. Jean Trouillet, Capt. Pierre Trouillet.
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Friday, July 15, 2011

Creole Guards Company (Free Men of Color), Alabama Confederate Militia 1861-1865, Mobile, Alabama.

This newspaper snippet appeared in the local Mobile, Alabama newspaper in 1861 and mentions the Creole Guards which were composed of "Free Men of Color". The members of this Company were all descendants of early French or Spanish Colonial Settlers and "Women of Color", both slave and free. This Company was composed of the members of "Creole #1" which was an all Volunteer Fire Company composed of "Creoles of Color" and founded in 1819. This Company served in Confederate State service for local defense and its name was changed in the first week of April 1865, to the Native Guards. The Company surrendered when Mobile fell on April 12th, 1865, although a handful of its members evacuated the City and surrendered on May 4th, 1865, with General Richard Taylor's forces.


The following appeared in the Mobile, Alabama newspaper in 1861. "THE CREOLE GUARDS --- This company paraded yesterday about 60 strong, and showed that they have been paying diligent attention to their drill. At fires, the Creoles can beat all the other companies in finding water. In case of invasion they will not fail to show equal alacrity and success in finding our enemy. We would be willing to risk the event of the contest on and an encounter between them and a Horace Greeley for Captain and Beecher and Cheever for Lieutenants. How they would run at a charge of bayonets from the Creoles and wouldn't we all carry the Creoles high after the bloodless victory !" Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Colonel William Langdon Buck, Spanish American War Officer from Mobile, Alabama (by Brother Kenneth Robision, S.S.A.W.V.).

William Langdon Buck was born on January 30th, 1856, in Mobile, Alabama, to William A. Buck and Margaret Langdon. In 1861 his father left young William and his mother and organized the 24th Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment, of which he was appointed Colonel of that Regiment, and served honorably with that Regiment in General Arthur M. Manigault’s Brigade of the Army of Tennessee, until his resignation on account of wounds that he had sustained during the course of the War.

On September 1st, 1874, William Buck entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, as a Cadet, and began his Military Education. On June 13th, 1878, he graduated 17th in his class of 43 from the Military Academy, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry in the United States Army and assigned to the 13th United States Infantry Regiment. At the time of his graduation from the Military Academy he was among the first Cadets from the South, following the Civil War, to enter the United States Military through the Military Academy. He returned home to Alabama, on a brief furlough following his graduation, in his United States Army Uniform, and had expected to meet some hesitancy on the part of the folks in his area as to him wearing a United States Army Uniform. But upon his return home to his friends and his neighbors, wearing the blue uniform, it at once had a most remarkable effect upon them and was a step forward towards the reconciliation between those men of the Blue and Gray.

Following his graduation from West Point Lieutenant Buck was assigned to garrison duty in Atlanta, Georgia, from September to December of 1878, and from December of 1878 to July of 1880 he was on duty with the Regiment at the Baton Rouge Barracks in Louisiana, the Newport Barracks in Kentucky, and finally at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. From July of 1880 to March of 1883 he was assigned to frontier duty at Fort Wingate, New Mexico, where he was engaged in the construction of Telegraph Lines in 1881 and commanding the Rifle Teams in 1882. He returned to the East in March of 1883 and was assigned to duty as the Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College in Mississippi, where he remained on duty until July 1st, 1886. During his time at the College he formed a close friendship with the President of the College, former Confederate Lieutenant General Stephen D. Lee, which lasted until their death. He returned to frontier duty at Fort Wingate in July of 1886 and was assigned to command of the Indian Scouts in that area, commanding them in the field until October of 1886, and remaining at the post until June of 1888. During his time at Fort Wingate he received his promotion to First Lieutenant of Infantry on February 4th, 1888, remaining on duty with the 13th Infantry Regiment. In June of 1888 he was assigned to duty at Fort Logan, Colorado, and by July he had been transferred to Fort Reno, Indian Territory, where he would remain until April 26th, 1889. He was next assigned to duty at the Little Rock Barracks in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he would be detailed as the Regimental Quartermaster of the 13th Infantry Regiment until March 1st, 1893. He was detailed to duty with the Wisconsin National Guard on February 16th, 1893, and for the next four years he served on duty with them as the Acting Inspector General of the Wisconsin National Guard until February 16th, 1897. In February of 1897 he was assigned to duty as the Superintendent of the Military Department, and Professor of Military Science and Tactics at St. John’s Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin, remaining on duty at the Academy until August 5th, 1898. While at the Military Academy he received a promotion to Captain of Infantry with the 13th Infantry Regiment on March 23rd, 1898.

With the declaration of War between the United States and Spain on April 25th, 1898, Captain Buck was assigned to duty as the Mustering Officer of United States Volunteers for the State of Wisconsin on April 28th, until August 5th when he was designated as the Assistant Mustering officer for the State, serving as such until March of 1899. In January of 1899 he was appointed as the General Recruiting Officer for the United States Army in Wisconsin and would continue on recruiting duty to March 1st. With the ending of the War with the Spain the various Volunteer units of the United States Army began returning home and it fell to officers such as Captain Buck to see that they were properly mustered out of United States service, so from August 25th, 1898, to March 23rd, 1899, he was on duty as the Mustering Out officer of Volunteers at Camp Douglas in Wisconsin.

Following his duties as a Mustering and Recruiting Officer in Wisconsin he reported for duty in the Philippine Islands, and on November 3rd, 1899, he was assigned as the commanding officer of the 3rd Battalion of the 13th Infantry Regiment. During his time in command of the Battalion he led them in to the actions at Guadaloupe Ridge on June 10th, at San Fabian on November 7th, San Jacinto on November 11th, and finally in the action along the Rabon River on November 14th, 1899. He commanded the Battalion until January 1st, 1901, when he was appointed as the President of the Military Commission at Cailang, serving with the commission until the 30th, when he was assigned to an Examining Board in Iba, remaining on duty there until February 11th, when he returned to command of the 3rd Battalion. From then until July 30th, 1902, he bounced between command of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Battalions during there actions in the Philippines During that time he was temporarily detached as a Member of the General Staff at Malabon from November to December of 1901. On October 11th, 1902, Captain Buck received his promotion to Major of Infantry and was assigned to the 18th United States Infantry Regiment.

After serving in the Philippine Islands since November of 1899 Major Buck returned to the United States on June 19th, 1902, at San Francisco, California, to join the 18th Infantry Regiment. However before he joined the 18th Infantry he was transferred to the 3rd Infantry Regiment, and joined them at Fort Thomas, Kentucky, on March 29th, 1903, where he was appointed to command of the 1st Battalion of the Regiment. During his stay at Fort Thomas he meet Miss Winona Lee Hawthorne, the daughter of Major LeRoy R. Hawthorne, and after a courtship the two were married. He was temporarily detached from the Battalion from April 30th to June 15th, 1903, while he was conducting an inspection of the Kentucky National Guard. Following the Inspection he returned to Fort Thomas and command of the 1st Battalion, and was detached again on July 26th, 1903. This time he was placed in the charge of the Army and Department Rifle Competition at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, from July 27th to September 13th, 1903, and was then sent to Sea Girt, New Jersey, where he served as Captain of the Army Infantry Rifle Team, and as such succeeded in winning the Dryden Trophy. After his service with the Rifle Team he served in the maneuvers at West Point, New York, from September to October of 1903, and was then placed in command of the post at Fort Thomas, Kentucky, from January to February of 1904.

On July 21st, 1904, he was assigned to service at Fort St. Michael, Alaska, and upon his arrival there on the 23rd he was placed in command of the post, remaining in command until his departure on August 3rd, 1905, for Tennessee. He was next assigned to detached service as an Instructor at the Columbia Military Academy at Columbia, Tennessee, and remained there from October 4th, 1906, to October 4th, 1908. On January 7th, 1907, while at the Columbia Military Academy he was transferred from the 3rd Infantry Regiment to the 10th Infantry Regiment, and on October 5th, 1908, following his service at the Military Academy he joined the Regiment at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana and was assigned to command of the 2nd Battalion. He remained on duty with the Battalion there until July 15th, 1909, when he was taken ill and admitted to the Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., staying at the Hospital for treatment until June 11th, 1910. After his release he returned to duty with the Battalion at Fort Benjamin Harrison, where on August 28th, 1910, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and assigned to the 5th Infantry Regiment, which he joined in September of 1910 at Plattsburg Barracks, New York.

While on duty at Plattsburg he received his final promotion to the rank of Colonel of Infantry on March 2nd, 1912, but on September 30th, 1912, he was again taken ill and admitted to the Walter Reed Hospital. On October 20th, 1912, while under treatment at the Hospital he died of his illness at the age of 56 (57). The illness that had caused his death and prior admission to the Hospital was described as an “Oriental disease that he had contracted while on duty in the Philippines. Despite fighting the illness for over twelve years, and recovering from it once before he was finally overcome by the illness and passed away.

Following his death the following was written about him: “Patience, courage, patriotism, intellectuality, so blended in this high-thoughted son of the South as to make of him an ideal soldier, who was at once an honor to his section and country. He leaves behind him a beautiful memory that will bloom forever in the hearts of his loving friends.” Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Constance Hugon, Buried at Church Street Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama.

Constance Hugon was born in 1773, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was a "Free Woman of Color". She died on October 16, 1845. Her Tombstone is in French and reads "Ici Repose Constance Hugon, nee a la Nouvelle Orleans, decedee le 16 Octobre 1845, Agee de 72 ans." Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sylvania Batre, Buried at Church Street Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama.

Sylvania Batre is buried in Church Street Cemetery (born 1803, died 1825), she was the wife of Adolphe Batre and daughter of Simon Chaudron and Melanie Jeanne G. Chaudron. She was 22 years old when she passed away. Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sefroy D'Olive, Buried at Church Street Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama.

Sefroy D'Olive is buried at Church Street Cemetery, in downtown Mobile, Alabama. He was born on December 24th, 1791 and died on February 14th, 1840. His Tombstone reads "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for they rest from their labors". // Sefroy D'Olive served as a Private in the Mobile, Alabama Militia, during the War of 1812. Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Louise D'Olive, Buried at Church Street Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama.

Louise D'Olive is buried at Church Street Cemetery, in downtown Mobile, Alabama. She was born on October 31st, 1791 and died on November 21st, 1858. Her Tombstone is inscribed "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see GOD". Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

William Vance, New Jersey Revolutionary War Soldier Buried in Church Street Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama.

William Vance is one of a literal handful of Revolutionary War Veterans buried in Mobile County. He served as a Private in the 1st Regiment of New Jersey Troops between 1775 and 1783. He died in Mobile, Alabama on April 23rd, 1843 and is buried in Church Street Cemetery, in downtown Mobile. His grave was marked by The Daughters of The American Revolution and his grave is in good shape compared to other graves in Church Street Cemetery. There is usually a miniature American Flag on his grave BUT I always take one with me to place on his grave, just in case it's not there, so I can honor this "forgotten" American Patriot, who fought for the Liberties so many people today take for granted. // The book listed on the left is about the Revolutionary War in New Jersey and can give you a pretty good idea of what William Vance and his New Jersey fellow soldiers had to deal with during the Revolutionary War.

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cudjoe Kazoola Lewis, from the Slave Ship "The Clotilde" / "The Clotilda".

Cudjoe Kazoola Lewis was bought as a slave on the last slave ship to enter Mobile, Alabama ("The Clotilde" / "The Clotilda" entered the port illegally under cover of darkness, on July 8th, 1860). Cudjoe was the last slave from that shipment to die in Mobile, Alabama and passed away on July 29th, 1935.  He had his wake held at Union Baptist Church at 1pm that day. He estimated his date of birth to have been approx. 1840 / 1841 and was from what is now the Nation of BENIN, of a sub tribe of the Yoruba people. He left many descendants here in Mobile, Alabama who still honor his memory. The photo on the left is of Cudjoe and another Clotide slave named Abache and was taken in the 1910's, in Africa Town, Alabama.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

United Confederate Veterans Souvenir Reunion Medal, Mobile, Alabama 1910.


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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Letter Z, Mobile, Alabama City Directory, 1866.

The following 10 individuals are the only listed under the Letter Z, in the Mobile City Directory for 1866,(no 1st names are listed for any of them).

1) Zadek, E. O. - Watches and Jewelry (F. Bromberg), Residence 46 Dauphin Street 
2) Zantzinger, L. F. - Agent and Broker, 16 St. Michael Street
3) Zapt, C. - Shoemaker, 63 Mon (I have to find what exact Street that was and what the abbr. stood for) 
4) Zarga, E. - Cigar Maker, North Side, St. Louis and West Joachim Streets
5) Zea, A. D. - Spanish Consul, 4 North Commerce Street
6) Zepernick, C. - Firm of Daniel and Z., Residence 48 South Cedar Street
7) Zimern, J. - Firm of Hirshfield and Zimern (no adress listed)
8) Zimmermann, J. - Residence 97 South Royal
9) Zuechting, A. - Painter, Residence West Side Jefferson and South Massachusetts
10) Zweiniger, G. - Furniture Dealer at Zweitniger and Bitzer 193 Dauphin Street, Residence 85 South Dearborn Street Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Antonio Espejo (died 1805), Spanish Colonial Mobile, Alabama 1780-1813.

Antonio Espejo was the son of Bartolo Espejo, of Malaga, Spain. There is little known about his background, his age, or when exactly he arrived, in Mobile. He worked as a Royal Carpenter, at Spanish, Fort Confederation (Fort Tombigbee), in Alabama. He arrived in Mobile and married Catalina Plock (also found as Block, born April 17th, 1781-died September 9th, 1862). Antonio received land grants, in Mobile and the County. He died, in the Yellow Fever outbreak, of 1805 and was buried at the Spanish Cemetery, in downtown Mobile, Campo Santo. His body doesn’t seem to have dis-intered and moved to Church Street Cemetery when it opened. He had children with Catalina but the surname “daughtered out”. His descendant’s include member’s, of the Tankersley and Ingersoll families, of Mobile, Alabama. Catalina Espejo re-married after he passed away and is buried at the Tankersley Lot, in Church Street Cemetery, in downtown Mobile.
Espejo Street, in Mobile, is named after Antonio Espejo and Catherine Street was named after his wife Catalina (Catalina is Spanish, for Catherine). The surname Espejo is properly pronounced Es-Peh-Hoe, the J is pronounced like H, in English, not how some in Mobile pronounce it, Es-Peh-Joe or Es-Pee-Joe. Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sephardic Jewish Grave in Church Street Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama.

The following child is buried at Church Street Cemetery, his parent's were of Sephardic Jewish descent.
The Grave Stone reads > Isaac DaCosta Cantor, son of Ralph and Sarah Cantor, who departed this life May 26th, 1835, aged 3 years, 11 months. "Whom GOD Loves, Die Young". Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Monday, June 14, 2010

British Colonial Governors of British West Florida, which included Mobile, Alabama, 1763-1780.

The following were the British Colonial Governors of West Florida, which included Mobile, Alabama between 1763 and 1780. The Capital of British West Florida was located at Pensacola, Florida. The British ruled Mobile, Alabama until Spanish Forces under General Bernardo De Galvez captured the City, in 1780.

1) George Johnstone - 1763-1767
2) Montfort Browne - 1767-1769
3) John Eliot - 1769-1769
4) Elias Durnford - 1769-1770
5) Peter Chester - 1770-1780 (1781 in Pensacola). Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Legend of Miguel Eslava (1740-1823) and His Tomb, in Church Street Cemetery, in Mobile, Alabama // La Leyenda de la Tumba de Miguel Eslava (1740-1823) en el Cementerio Church Street, en Mobile, Alabama.

The only Spanish Colonial legend connected to money, the Spanish and Mobile, takes us to the tomb at Church Street Cemetery, of Miguel Eslava, not because he was buried with any money, he wasn’t. Miguel was Royal Treasurer, for the King of Spain here, in Mobile and collected all the taxes.
The tradition has it that anyone who needs good luck in business or any other money making activity needs to “pay him, his taxes” and the Eslava Tomb, to this day can usually be found covered in pennies and other coins, (including Mardi Gras Doubloons) for good luck, so if you are having financial problem's of any kind stop by the Eslava Tomb and "pay" Miguel Eslava his "taxes".
The legend also says that anyone caught stealing any of the pennies left at the tomb, will be cursed in business and in any money making activity and eventually face financial ruin, until the pennies or other coins, are returned. If you visit the Eslava Tomb, just leave Miguel Eslava and his pennies alone. The majority of people have enough problems with the living, on this earth, without having to go out of their way to upset or annoy the dead. Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Ben May Library, Downtown Mobile, Alabama.

The Ben May Library in downtown Mobile, is named after philanthropist Ben May (1889-1972). He was the Founder and President of  The Gulf Lumber Company and served as a Director of The First National Bank of Mobile and of Morrison's Cafeterias. He also funded Alexander Fleming who discovered Penicillin (and won a Nobel Prize) and he founded The Ben May Institute for Cancer Research in Chicago, Illinois. The Ben May Charitable Trust donated $1,000,000 to help in the renovation of the main library and it was named in his honor on March 23rd, 2004.   Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Letter Q, Mobile, Alabama City Directory 1837.

The following individuals were the only listed under the letter Q, in the 1837 Mobile, Alabama City Directory.

1) Quarles, (Doctor) Benjamin - Corner Warren and St. Francis

2) Quigley, Daniel - Bricklayer (no house listed)

3) Quinn, James - Boarding House, Corner of Jackson and Monroe

4 and 5) Quinn, Mathew and Patrick - Porter House, St. Michael between St. Joachim and Conception

6) Quinlan, James - Boarding House, Corner Jackson and Monroe Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Letter Y, Mobile, Alabama City Directory 1837.

The following were the only individual's and businesses listed under the letter Y in the 1837 Mobile, Alabama City Directory.

1) Yates, Richard - Theatre Coffee House, 85 Government Street

2) Yancy, William - Firm of Cypart and Yancy, corner Commerce and Government

3) Young and Altmeyer - Cabinet Warehouse, 41 Water Street, L. Young and Anthony Altmeyer

4) Young, Joseph - BookKeeper, 45 Water Street

5) York, Agnes P. and Eliza A. - 22 Cedar Street

6) Yuille, Gavin - Bakery, 25 Conti Street and 118 Dauphin Street

Friday, May 21, 2010

Letter Z, Mobile, Alabama City Directory, 1837.

The two following entires were the only names listed under the letter Z, in the Mobile City Directory, for 1837.

1) Zunts, James - 10 Joseph Street

2) Zaratin and Boda - Coffee House, 15 North Water Street, Corner of St. Anthony (owners were Mathew Zaratin and Nicholas Boda). Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Population of Mobile, Alabama, Federal Census of 1860.

The Federal Census of 1860 listed the population of Mobile, Alabama at 29,258 individual's.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Mayor's of Mobile, Alabama 1877 to 1900 (Part 7).

32) George G. Duffee 1877- 1879
33) Richard B. Owen 1879 - 1888
34) Joseph C. Rich 1888 - 1894
35) Constantine L. Lavretta 1894 - 1897
36) John Curtis Bush 1897 - 1900 (was Mayor during the
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spanish Consul and Consulate in Mobile, Alabama 1866.

The Spanish Consulate in 1866 was located upstairs at 4 North Commerce Street. The Spanish Consul was A. D. Zea (if you know what the first or middle initial's stand for please send me an email).  Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mobile, Alabama Population, 1890 Federal Census.

The total population of Mobile, Alabama was 31,076 people, as per the 1890 Federal Census.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Foreign Consul's in Mobile, Alabama 1861, Confederate Mobile, Alabama (War Between The States / Civil War).

The following were the Foreign Consul's who were serving in Mobile, Alabama during the first year of the War Between The States / Civil War :
1) Austria - J. E. Dumont
2) Belgium - H. V. H. Voorhies
3) France - N. G. Porter
4) Great Britain - Charles Tulin
5) Hamburg - H. A. Schoeder
6) Mexico and Portugal - Charles LeBaron
7) Netherlands - J. J. Van Wanroy
8) Russia - Joseph E. Murrell
9) Sardinia - Louis Oscar Townsley
10) Spain - Joaquin G. Miranda (Consul), A. Perez (Vice Consul)
11) Sweden / Norway - Reinhold Westfeldt
12) Switzerland - A. Piaget Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Foreign Consul's in Mobile, Alabama 1856.

Great Britain - William M. Dyer
Russia - Joseph E. Murrell
Spain - M. D. Cruzat
Netherlands - J. J. Wanroy
Mexico and Portugal - Charles L. LeBaron
Sweden and Norway - R. Westfeldt
France - A. S. Dumee
Austria - Joseph Dumont
Hamburg - E. R. Bell
Belgium - Charles Auze
Sardinia - George Aite
Tuscany - Gavini (no 1st name listed or found) Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Miguel Eslava 1740-1823: The Eslava Family in Mobile, Alabama, Spanish Colonial Mobile 1780-1813 // Miguel Eslava 1740-1823 y la Familia Eslava en Mobile, Alabama, durante la epoca Colonial Espanola en Mobile 1780-1813.

The Eslava family originated in Alabama, with Miguel Deciderio Eslava (born 1740, San Sebastian, Spain, died September 17th, 1823), son of Tomas De Eslava and Maria Giron. He served in the Office of The Royal Treasurer at Mexico City, and in 1782 was transfered to Natchez, Mississippi, then a Spanish possession, where he purchased a home and land. He was retransfered to Mobile, in 1784, where he served as Royal Treasurer and Custom's Collector. Miguel served in the Spanish Colonial Militia and by 1802, had reached the rank, of Captain. He was described while living as a "tall soldierly man, without a beard and with auburn hair". He was fluent in Spanish, French, English and the Native American Mobilian Trade Jargon. These 4 languages we know he spoke because we have written record's attesting to the fact but although born in the Basque Country of Spain, there is no record of him being able to speak Basque or any mention of him ever using the language, so perhap's he did or perhap's he didn't, one thing is for certain, he seem's to have had a "gift" for learning various languages, so the possibility is very strong that in the least he was a "passive bilingual" or a semi-speaker of Basque, as both his parent's were of Basque origin.
He eventually became a large landowner, in Alabama and married Hypolite Francoise Alexandre (born 1767, died January 30th, 1849), daughter of Jean Baptiste Alexandre Jr. (born 1734, son of Jean Baptiste Alexandre Sr. and Francoise Hypolite Baudin, 1716-1744) and Catalina Angelica Loisel (daughter of Pierre Paul Loisel and Marie De Nial).
Eslava Street, Eslava Lane, Eslava Creek, Eslava Creek Parkway, in Mobile, are all named after this family, as are Eslava Drive, in Foley, Alabama and Eslava Circle, in Lillian, Alabama. The Eslava surname originated in the Village of Eslava, Navarra, Spain and is Basque, in origin. Miguel and Hypolite are both buried in Church Street Cemetery, in the famous Eslava Tomb, in downtown Mobile, Alabama.
The Spanish Colonial Period, in Alabama left many imprint's, on Mobile and Baldwin Counties, including a handfull, of legend's, one of which deals specifically, with Miguel Eslava. I will soon write about "The Legend of Miguel Eslava's Tomb", in a subsequent post, so come visit the Blog soon. //// There are many descendant's of Miguel and Hypolite in Mobile and Baldwin Counties both with the name Eslava and those who "daughtered out" the name, as well as other location's along the Gulf Coast and the United States. There are also collateral descendant's of Miguel Eslava via his family, in both Spain and Cuba (and among Cuban Exiles). Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mayor's of Mobile, Alabama 1865-1877 (Part 6).

28) Jones Mitchell Withers - 1866-1867
29) Gustavus Horton - 1867-1868
30) Caleb Price - 1868-1870
31) George F. Harrington - 1870-1871
32) Martin Horst - 1871-1872
33) Gideon M. Parker - 1872-1873
34) Cleveland F. Moulton - 1873-1874
35) John Reid Jr.- 1874 (elected but never took office)
36) Alphonse Hurtel - 1875-1877 (died in office) Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mobile Fire Department, Chief and Assistant Chief in 1898.

The Mobile Fire Department was organized in 1889. The Chief and Asssistant Chief in 1898 were :
1) Mathew Sloan - Chief Engineer and Fire Warden
2) Thomas Price - Assistant Chief Engineer
The Fire Department Office was located at #6 St. Joseph Street. Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mobile, Alabama City Directory, 1861, Surname Perez

There were only 3 men surnamed Perez listed in the Mobile City Directory for 1861, their last names were incorrectly listed as Peres, in the Directory. They are listed as follow's :

1) Alonso Perez Jr. - Commission Merchant and Spanish Vice Consul, 61 North Water Street (Up Stairs)

2) D. Perez - Barber, Residence 278 Dauphin Street

3) Stephen Perez - Fruit Dealer, North Front and 28 Vegetable Market, Residence 50 Government Street Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Mayor's of Mobile, Alabama 1836-1860 (Part 4).

15) George Washington Owen - 1836-1837 (died in Office)
16) George Walton - 1837-1839
17) Henry Chamberlain - 1839-1840
18) Edward Hall - 1840-1842
19) Charles H. Hoppin - 1842-1845
20) Blanton McAlpine - 1845-1847
21) J.W.L. Childers -1847-1848
22) Charles C. Langdon - 1848-1851
23) Joseph Seawell - 1851-1852
24) Charles C. Langdon - 1852-1855
25) Jones Mitchell Withers - 1855-1860 Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Charles LeBaron, Mexican Consul and Consulate in Mobile, Alabama 1861.

The Mexican Consulate in Mobile, Alabama in 1861 was located on the 2nd Floor, 14th South Commerce Street. The Mexican Consul was Charles LeBaron, who was a local business man with ties to Central America. Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

First Mayor's (President's) of Mobile, Alabama 1814 to 1819 (Part 1).

The first Mayor's of Mobile, Alabama were called "President's", as they were President's of the Excecutive Council which ran the City (the term Mayor was not offically used until 1819). They were :
1) James Innerarity- 1814-1815
2) Lewis Judson- 1815-1816
3) James Innerarity- 1816-1817
4) Daniel Duvol- 1817-1818
5) Samuel H. Garrow- 1818-1819 Curious about what the future holds? Click here to find out how you can receive a 10 minute psychic reading from Psychic Source.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Welcome // Bienvenidos

Welcome to the History of Mobile, Alabama Blog. We will be posting on a regular basis so visit us often.