Francoise

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Francoise

Date of birth: 
8/1848* (estimated)
Date of death: 
1860* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
August 12, 1849; Sponsors: Zephyr (f.m.c.) & Francoise (slave/mother)
Place of Origin: 
Unknown
Gender and Designation: 
Female
Relationships: 
Mother: Françoise; Siblings: Cecile, Eve, Joseph, Unnamed infant, Laviolette, Lezin, Jules, Marie, Pierre, and Josephine*
References: 
  • R5.194
    • Louise Patin Succession, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Theodore Seghers, v 18 act 521
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item No. 6; Page No. 97; Entry No. 79
    • Lists Franćoise (bn. 1821) as Franćoise's (bn. 1848) mother
  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v46 act 173
    • Lists Françoise (bn. 1821) as the mother of Cecile, Eve, and an unnamed infant; Estimated that Françoise (bn. 1848), Cecile, Eve, and the infant are siblings
  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Lists Laviolette, Jules, and Lezin as the children of Françoise (bn. 1821); Estimated that Françoise (bn. 1848), Laviolette, Jules, and Lezin are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 199; Entry no. 14
    • Lists Françoise as Josephine's mother; Estimated that Françoise (bn. 1848) and Josephine are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. Michael Catholic Church, Convent, Louisiana 
    • Item no. 9; Page no. 53; Entry no. 9
    • Lists Françoise as Marie's mother; Estimated that Francoise and Marie are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. Michael Catholic Church, Convent, Louisiana
    • Item no. 9; Page no. 80; Entry no. 8
    • Lists Francoise as Pierre's mother; Estimated that Francoise and Pierre are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item No. 6; Page No. 60; Entry No. 11
    • Lists Francoise as Joseph's mother; Estimated that Francoise and Joseph are siblings

 

 

**Francoise was born three months after the 1848 inventory was taken. She is, appropriately, not listed in that inventory. By the 1860 inventory, Francoise would have been listed as a single female by herself. She is not listed anywhere in the 1860 inventory. This suggests that she died before 1860. A slave sale has not been discovered suggesting she was sold away. 

***See Francoise's (bn. 1821) page for additional information on Francoise's (bn. 1848) siblings. 

 

* Denotes estimated date based on available records. 

 


 

 

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