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History[edit | edit source]

After the Spanish San Franciscans arrived in Saint Augustine, Florida in 1573, they started moving northward and eastward into the Alabama area. France claimed the region in 1699 and established Fort Conde (Mobile) in 1702 and Fort Toulouse in 1717. The French controlled this area until 1763. The British governed this area as part of West Florida from 1763 to 1783. In 1783, the British ceded Mobile to the Spanish while the rest of Alabama became a part of Georgia. In 1798, Alabama was incorporated as part of the Mississippi Territory. The U.S. claimed Mobile in 1813 during the War of 1812 and the rest of Alabama was organized into a territory in 1817.[1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

British Colonization[edit | edit source]

  • British burials and births on the Gulf Coast : records of the Church of England in West Florida, 1768-1770 by Winston De Ville. Ville Platte, Louisiana : De Ville, 1986.
  • British West Florida, 1763-1783 by Cecil Johnson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1943.
  • The West Florida Controversy, 1798-1813 by Isaac Joslin Cox. 1912. Reprint. Gloucester: Peter Smith, 1967.

French Colonization[edit | edit source]

Spanish Colonization[edit | edit source]

  • "Alabama's Forgotten Settlers: Notes on the Spanish Mobile District, 1780-1813," by Jack D.L. Holmes. Alabama Historical Quarterly 33 (Summer 1974): 87-97, fiche 6334262.
  • Spanish Census Reports at Mobile: A Partial Reconstructed List by Johnnie Andrew. Mobile, AL: Bienville Historical Society, 1973. Census years: 1756, 1787, 1789, 1805

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 559. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998
  2. Christina K. Schaefer, Genealogical encyclopedia of the colonial Americas : a complete digest of the records of all the countries of the Western Hemisphere (Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, c1998), 559. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 929.11812 D26 1998