You are correct this is an old post. Since then I have researched families in the South Alabama and West Florida region. Cultural and race mixing was common as far back as the 1600s. The common term prior to the Civil war was "metis". French, Spanish, English, Creek, Choctaw, African, etc., all mixed and had children through out this region. I have federal census records of known mixed English, French, Creek and African peoples, free property owners living and prospering in South Alabama in 1860 whose sons will be enlisted into the Confederate Army without any issue. This issue of the day, in this region, was not so much what color you were but from whose Creek clan you came from, many old grudges carried over from the American Revolution and the War of 1812.