On one, it's a toss up. He wasn't decent but of Spanish descent. Matter of fact, his wife (?, she thought her first husband was dead she said) was Nancy Rosanna Powell Deason from Owassa, Alabama. I had been going over that 1860 Pensacola census for a very long time, even years, before my eye picked up on the lady next door to that ancestor was the one he 'married'. Her name was spelled "Deecent".
Sorry, the old Uncle Arthur(itis) has my fingers going in strange directions some days.