Genealogy of the Malaguenos of New
On June 1, 1778 , 16
families from Malaga, Andalusia, Spain boarded the Brig, San Josef, and
sailed to New
Orleans. Commanded by Lt.Col.
with approval of Governor Bernardo de Gálvez, they founded New
the Spring of 1779. Note: The initial settlement was at current-day Charenton, LA,
but it was moved after the Spring rains flooded the site.
See the following books as resources
"Historia de Alhaurín de la Torre en la Edad Moderna,
1489-1812" - José Manuel de Molina Bautista.
"New Iberia: Essays on the town and its people"
"Francisco Bouligny: A Bourbon Soldier in Spanish Louisana"
- Gilbert Din
A map of the route taken in Louisiana