Alia

Alia

Date of birth: 
7/25/1860
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
September 9, 1860; Sponsors: Baptiste (slave) & Felonaise (slave)
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (Negro)
Relationships: 
Mother: Desiree; Sibling: Justin, Nathalie, Marie Augustine, and Rema
References: 

Primary documents:

  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 224; Entry no. 62; PDF pg. 71
    • Gives Désirée as Alia's mother and July 25, 1860 as birthday

Support documents:

  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46, act 173
    • Two children are listed as children of Désirée, Justine and Nathalie; It is estimated that Alia, Justine, and Nathalie are siblings.
  • Slave baptism record, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7, Page no. 142, Entry no. 4, PDF pg. 52
    • Marie Augustine is listed as also having Désirée as her mother; It is estimated that Alia and Marie Augustine are siblings.
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 217; Entry no. 19; PDF pg. 63
    • Gives Desiree as Rema's mother; Estimated that Alia and Rema are siblings