Rema/Reine

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The Historic Site & Exhibits will be open daily from 8:30am-5pm.
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Rema/Reine

Date of birth: 
9/25/1858
Date of death: 
1860* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
April 24, 1859; Sponsors: Gervais (slave) and Françoisé (slave)
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female
Relationships: 
Mother: Desiree; Sibling: Marie Augustine
References: 
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 217; Entry no. 19
    • Lists Désirée as Rema's mother
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 224; Entry no. 62
    • Lists Désirée as Alia's mother; Estimated that Rema and Alia are siblings
  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 173
    • Lists Désirée as the mother of Justine and Nathalie; Estimated that Rema, Justine, and Nathalie are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana 
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 142; Entry no. 4
    • Lists Désirée as Marie Augustine's mother; Estimated that Rema and Marie Augustine are siblings

 

* Denotes estimated date based on available records.

 


 

 

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