Josephine

Josephine

Date of birth: 
1858* (estimated)
Date of death: 
1860* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
April 4, 1858; Sponsors: Florian & Mosaliense (slave)
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female
Relationships: 
Mother: Françoise; Siblings: Françoise, Marie, Joseph, Pierre, Cecile, Eve, Unnamed infant, Lezin, Jules, and Laviolette
References: 

Primary documentation

  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 199; Entry no. 14; PDF pg. 59
    • Gives Françoise as Josephine's mother;

Support documentation: 

  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v46 act 173
    • Gives Françoise as the mother of Cecile, Eve, and an unnamed infant; Estimated that Josephine, Cecile, Eve and an unnamed infant are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item No. 6; Page No. 97; Entry No. 79; PDF page 31
    • Gives Franćoise (bn. 1821) as Franćoise's (bn. 1848) mother; Estimated that Josephine and Françoise are sibling
  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Gives Lezin, Jules, and Laviolette as the children of Françoise; Estimated that Josephine, Lezin, Jules, and Laviolette are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. Michel Catholic Church, Convent, Louisiana 
    • Item no. 9; Page no. 53; Entry no. 9; PDF pg. 97
    • Gives Françoise as Marie's mother; Estimated that Josephine 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; PDF pg. 99
    • Gives Francoise as Pierre's mother
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item No. 6; Page No. 60; Entry No. 11; PDF pg. 17
    • Gives Francoise as Joseph's mother; Estimated that Josephine and Joseph are siblings

 

**Josephine is listed in her baptism as being 4 months old in 1858. A month is not given for either of the baptism or birth dates. By 1860, Josephine would have been roughly two years old. She is not listed with her mother or anywhere in the 1860 inventory. Because of this, it is estimated that she died before 1860.

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