Mathew Hannah (b. ca 1786, Lincoln, Eng., d. 15 Dec 1849, Milton, Santa Rosa County,FL) came to Pensacola, Spanish Florida, from England about 1810.He was an agent for John Forbes & Co. (successor to Panton Leslie Co.) British traders, until at least 1818. He worked for John Innerarrity. In 1815-1816 he bought several city lots in Pensacola jointly with Josefa Lavalle, the Widow McPherson.
Before 1820, he married Sarah Putnam,(b 1795)in Pensacola or Columbus, GA.They had 2 children; John Putnam Hannah (1821-1863)and Sarah Jane, who died young.Mathew's wife, Sarah Putnam Hannah, died 18 Oct 1823 in Pensacola, only 28 years old.
On 1 Nov 1826 Mathew Hannah married Florencia Paula Noverta Vidal (b. ca 1810) in Pensacola.Their children were: Philip, Sarah, Thomas, Matthew, and Mary.
I would appreciate any information on these Hannahs, Putnam, or Vidal lines.Also the Josefa Lavalle/widow McPherson lady.Mathew Hannah is my ggg grandfather and I have information to share. My email is firstname.lastname@example.orgThank you.