Sunday, April 8, 2012

Charles Le Baron, Mexican Consul in Mobile, Alabama 1861-1865 // Charles Le Baron, Consul Mexicano en Mobile, Alabama 1861-1865.

Charles Le Baron served as the Mexican consul, in Mobile, Ala. between 1861-1865, who although not of Hispanic descent was a firm supporter of the Confederacy and used his position as Mexican Consul to assist both the  State and Confederate Governments. He was born in 1803, in Louisiana, and was self-employed at Le Baron and Son Commercial Merchants, located at 14 South Commerce and lived at the north side of Dauphin and west Broad Streets, in 1861, in Mobile, Ala. He was one of the few non-Hispanic founding members of the Spanish Benevolent and Mutual Aid Society, of Mobile in 1871. The Mexican consulate was located on the 2nd floor of 14th South Commerce Street.
Charles Le Baron was married to Ann McVoy (born 1803, Florida, daughter of William “Guillermo” McVoy and Margaret Byrne) and had two sons who served in the Confederate Military. They were Richard Le Baron (born 1840) who served as a Private in Company A, 3rd Alabama Infantry and Alexander Le Baron (born 1843) who served as a Private in the same Company and Unit and later served with Company K, 21st Alabama Infantry.

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Charles LeBaron sirvió como Cónsul Mexicano, en la ciudad de Mobile, Alabama, entre los años de 1861-1865, y a pesar de no ser de descendencia hispánica era un firme partidario de la conferación y usó su posición como Cónsul Mexicano para ayudar a los gobiernos del estado y la confederación. Mr. LeBaron nació en 1803 en la ciudad de Louisiana y trabajó independiente para las firmas Le Baron y Son Commercial Merchants, ubicados en el 14 de la Calle Comercio Sur y vivió al norte de Dauphin y al oeste de la calle Broad, en 1861, en Mobile, Alabama. Fué uno de los pocos socios fundadores, no Hispanos de La Spanish Benevolent y Mutual Aid Society, de Mobile en 1871. El consulado Mexicano estaba ubicado en el segundo piso de su centro de trabajo.
Charles Le Baron se caso con la Srta Ann McVoy (nacida en 1803, en Florida, hija de William "Guillermo" McVoy y Margaret Byrne) y posteriormente tuvieeron dos hijos quienes años mas tarde tambien sirvieron en el ejercito confederado, ellos furon, Richard LeBaron (nacido en 1840) sirvió como Soldado raso en Compañia A, de la Tercera Alabama Infantry y Alexander LeBaron (nacido en 1843) sirvió como Soldado raso en la misma compañia y después paso a ser parte de la Compañia K, de la 21st Alabama Infantry.

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