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Re: FPOC Lookup Request
In Response To: Re: FPOC Lookup Request ()

Hi George and "Q":

There is a lot of information on the web about Escambia County, Florida. I am sure that you have checked out Rootsweb's Escambia site.

It lists in the 1895 directory:

Cottrell Julius * laborer h Devillier cor LaRua

The asterisk indicates that he was a man of color, African-American...what ever. He lived on Devillier and La Rua. Also you should check the surrounding areas Santa Rosa etc. for possible information. Articles about that era and earlier can be found in several locations. I've read your postings on this site and also went through some of my files such as the St Michael's Creole Benevolent Association. None of your ancestors are listed there. You can also write to the Pensacola Historical Society or the University of West Florida for more information.

Hope this is of help to you in your family search.

K Wyer Lane.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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