Mobile County

Obituary of William Melvin Allen, Sr. (1938-2010)

February 6, 1938 – January 27, 2010 Mr. William Melvin Allen Sr., age 71 of Winter Haven, Florida passed away Wednesday January 27th, 2010 in a Winter Haven, Florida health care facility. He was a native of Bartow, Florida and a former resident of Gulfport, MS and Mobile, Alabama before moving to Winter Haven 2 years ago. He was a retired Field Rep with the U.S. Department of Labor and was of the Methodist faith. He was a United States Army veteran and was a member of the J.H. McKormic Lodge #149. His joy was spending time with his grandchildren. […]

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1764 List of Inhabitants of Mobile

A 1764 list of the inhabitants of Mobile West Florida who have taken the Oaths of Allegiences and Fidelity to his Brittonrick Majesty King George the third. Francois AlancetFrancois AlexanderIsabell AlexanderJean Baptist AlexandreJacco AmonPhillip ArmonJacque ArnaldJuliet De Brose ArzamariJoseph BadonJean BahamFrancois BarbaFrancois BarnardJohn Baptist BasdraJoseph BoughenonAndre BoullonNich BourieJoseph BouzageJean Lebin BraquetCaurangau Die BrassillonMaran BreawneaPierre BreneausClaude Le BrunPiere CajotNicholas CaleoFrancois CamenadaPare Ferdinand CaprechinLouis CarriereNicholas ChampeighJoseph ChastangFrancois ChenettiPhilip ClenpetreFrancois ColinJoseph ColmbFrancois DaramJean Bapt DebodentNicholas DelilleOrbame DemouxValentine DubrocaMaurice DullivierJean Claude DupontMoris DurandFredrick Le EstapFrancois FavreJean FavreSimon FavreWilliam FavreMariane FeavreJean Baptist Le FlaveJean Baptist Le FlaveLouis ForneretHarpain La GautraisFrancois GerardPiere GilloroeyBartholemew GrelotJohn HamLouis De

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Obituary of Sharon Denise Miller (1958-2019)

Ms. Sharon Denise Miller, age 60 of Mobile, AL passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Providence Hospital. Ms. Miller was a life-long resident of Mobile and of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas R. and Betty Simpson Miller and her sister, Vicki Miller White. She is survived by her nephew, Chris (Shyla) White of Mobile, AL and several cousins. Graveside services was held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10 A.M. at Rock Cemetery with Rev. Fredrick Barrow officiating. Flomaton Funeral Home Directing.

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This plan of Fort Gaines shows the general shape and outline of the fort. You can also see the outline of the tip of the island where the fort is located as it was when the fort was constructed.

Construction of Fort Gaines

Fort Gaines, constructed in the 1850’s, was designed by Joseph G. Totten. Totten was, along with Simon Bernard, one of the original members of the board of engineers placed in charge of fortifications. Totten designed many of the later fortifications of the Third System, and was the foremost fortification engineer in the United States during this time. Fort Gaines shows a different design philosophy than many of the earlier fortifications, and is much simpler than many of the Third System forts. This is because the Fort Gaines defended a minor channel into Mobile Bay, while Fort Morgan was located very

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