The Pirate House and Jean Lafitte

… an important legend of the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Translation of Jean Lafito French Deed

… a curious piece of real estate history

Interviews about Pirate House and Other Evidence

Who Built the Pirate House of Waveland?


Corsairs in the Mississippi Gulf

…from our Spanish documents

Cadet LaFontaine

Namesake for Bayou Caddy

Interview with Mr. Jules “Poss” LaFrance, Age 91

Sea Song: The Jackson House of Hancock County

Father Stanislaus Buteux

An Early Hancock Pioneer

Fort Lovell

…as Excerpted from the Foxworth Diaries

An Admiralty Anchor

…a Gift to HCHS

Historical Marker for Brown’s Vineyard, Waveland

(before Katrina)

Fort Nicholson

…home of poet Pearl Rivers

Clermont Harbor

…a brief history

Gainesville Dig

…getting hands dirty for fun and history

Bricks in Early Hancock County

…for construcion of Fort Pike?

Bricks, Fort Pike

(Russell’s file notes)

Hancock County as Part of West Florida

…Communications during the Spanish Period

U-Boats in the Gulf

…a bit more recent history

The Koch Family

Early Logtown Settlers

The Letters of Two Historical Families: Jackson and Koch

Fort de la Boulaye

…an early Guerin footprint on the river?

Notes on Barthelemy Lafon

…considered as possible builder of Pirate House

Ioor Family

Early Hancock Developers

A Slow Drift down Pearl River

You, me, and a skiff in the current of the Pearl

Clermont Harbor, MS

…and Teilhard de Chardin

Albert Sidney Johnston, Jr.

…a connection to Bay St.Louis

A Road through Napoleon

“I wish I could repeat those days….”

Bricks – an Update

…new information

Surveying in West Florida

…as reflected in the life – and death – of Ira Cook Kneeland

Early Tax Rolls

….clues to business before the courthouse fire

The Headwaters of Bayou Caddy

…a visit with Ernest “Bully” Ladner, October 13, 2007

JFH Claiborne

…an excerpt


…an excerpt

The Russ Family

…an excerpt

Lawrence County Archives – Simon Favre

…and their bearing on early slave trade

New Evidence – Jean Blanque

…with emphasis on his status as a merchant

George Gauld – Important Claimant in Hancock History

by Giardino, with assistance from Guerin

Indian School

…for HCHS’s newsletter, February 2008

An Update, Indian School

…..with thanks to the National Park Service

The Favre Family in Early Hancock County, MS

Smuggling Slaves into Hancock County

…the case for the legend

Marco’s Overview of Hancock County Prehistory

…with permission from my friend, Marco

Poitevent and Favre Lumber Company

Lumbering in Hancock County

…when timber was king

An Update on the Ioor Family

The James Papers

Lake Borgne

…when it extended to south shore of Bay of St. Louis

Pirate House Legend Revisited

….still a popular mystery

Belle Fontaine

…a speculation

Minutes of Hancock County’s Police Court, 1863-1866

…a Civil War acitivity

New Study: How the Civil War Affected Hancock County

…a follow-up to the Police Court article

Book B – Analysis

…some of the oldest deed records in Hancock County

Settlement History of Bay St. Louis, MS

…an Inquiry

The Gleig Report – War of 1812

…with attention to New Orleans

Methods of Communication, Early Louisiana

…with creidt to Marco Giardino for the information on the interpreters

A Man Named Alibamo Mingo

…and another called Favre

The Carroll Plantation

…an inquiry

An Honor to be Shared

…and a meeting with an astronaut

Update, Jean Blanque

…the quest continues

The Widow Morin and her Land

…a search through 200 years

Pirate House Revisited

…primary evidence of piracy 1n 1807

Quo Vadis, Simon Favre, Jr.?

…also, the success path of Isaac Graves

English Lookout and Sea Glen

…from the memoir of Mrs. Hoppe

Legal Actions against Simon Favre’s Estate

…in Lawrence County, 30 years after death

The Strange Case of the Purloined Ballot Box

Vigilantes and Worse in Hancock County

…Gen. Forrest too

Analysis of Deed Book A

Early deeds of Hancock County, MS

More on the Choctaws

…a sad tale

Deed Book A – Hancock County, MS

…the earliest deeds in the county

Deed Book B

…early Hancock County land records

Poverty Point, Claiborne, and UNESCO

…an exciting possibility

Iron Ore in South Mississippi

…a new mystery

Pointe Claire, the Russ house, and Cannons

…a strange mix

Addendum to Previous Post

…cannon to right of them
cannon to left of them

New Book just published by Russell Guerin

Early Hancock County – a few of her people and some of their stories

Newly Discovered Hancock County Records

Board of Police and Probate Records

I. Slave Data Base – Hancock County, MS

II. New Slave Data Base – Hancock County MS

…compiled from Deed Books A and B

Andrew Jackson, Jr. – Bipolar?

…a question raised for consideration

Police Court during Reconstruction

…as gleaned from Book A minutes

Follow-up on Book A, Police Court Minutes

with special attention to the new courthouse

Belle Fontaine, Old Maps, and the St. Roch Spring

Albert Baldwin

General Forrest and Vigilantes

…in Hancock County

III. Additions to Slave Data Base as Taken from Probate Book

Alphabetical Index of Slave Data

Slave Data Base – some observations

Citizen Jean Paul Blanque

Book C, Hancock County Deeds

Early History, Hancock County, MS

Early Pearlington

Building of Forts Pike and Macomb

Jackson’s Military Road

Bay St. Louis Early Documents