Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Miguel Pol, a Hispanic Confederate Blockade Runner // Miguel Pol, Un Hispano Confederado

Miguel Leon Pol was the Captain of a very small coastal Blockade Runner, out of Bayou La Batre, Alabama, in 1861. He was a ship carpenter and had a small ship building business, in Bayou La Batre, as well as a small salt works and later at Pascagoula, Mississippi where he settled during the war. He was born in Palma, Island of Mallorca, Spain on April 11th, 1833 and died on September 4th, 1879, in Lockhart, Mississippi. He married Manuela Valverde (born April 14th, 1841 died in 1931). She was the daughter of Jose Antonio Valverde (born 1812, on the Island of Ibiza, Spain, died 1860/1861 ?) and Mary Jane Davidson. She was the daughter of William Davidson and Elizabeth Peters who was the daughter of Nathanial Peters. Miguel and Manuela are both buried in Greenwood Cemetery, in Jackson County, Mississippi. There is a photo of Miguel Pol which still exists and of his wife and children. He became an American Citizen on January 18th, 1858.

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Miguel Leon Pol eran el capitán de un pequeño velero usado para evadir el bloqueo de la Unión desde Bayou La Batre, Alabama en el 1861. Eran un carpintero para barcos y tenia un pequeño negocio de carpintería para barcos y una pequeña fabrica de sal en Bayou La Batre y luego en Pascagoula, Mississippi donde se estableció después de la guerra. El nació en Palma, Isla de Mallorca, España el 11 de abril del 1833 y murió el 4 de septiembre 1879 en Lockhart, Mississippi. Se caso con Manuela Valverde (nacida 14 de abril 1841 y murió en el 1931). Ella fue hija de Jose Antonio Valverde (nacido en el 1812, en la isla de Ibiza, España, murió entre 1860 y 1861) y Mary Jane Davidson. Ella era la hija de William Davidson y Elizabeth Peters, quien fue la hija de Nathanial Peters. Miguel y Manuela ambos fueron enterrados en el cementerio Greenwood en el condado de Jackson, Mississippi.
Hay una foto de Miguel Pol la cual todavía existe de el con su esposa e hijos. El se hizo ciudadano Americano el 18 de enero del 1858.

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