Roselia

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Roselia

Date of birth: 
1856* (estimated)
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female
Relationships: 
Mother: Therese; Sibling: Theophile
Notes: 
Age 4 (R5.074); Age 4 (R5.073); Age 4 (R5.075); Age 4 (R5.081)
References: 
  • R5.075
    • Inventory of Jacques Telesphore Roman's New Orleans home (owned by Henri Roman and Marie Octavie Roman Buchanan); New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 132
    • Value: $1,900 (includes two children and their mother)
    • Lists Theophile as Roselia's sibling
    • Lists Therese as Roselia's mother
  • R5.240
    • Settlement and Partition of Oak Alley Plantation, Felix Grima, v 46 act 174
    • Purchase price: $14,750 (includes a total of 14 people)
  • R5.081
    • Bill of Sale, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima 46 act 175
    • Purchase price: $2,000 (includes two children and their mother);
    • Lists Theophile as Roselia's sibling
    • Lists Therese as Roselia's mother
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
    • Listed as being located at the Roman's home in New Orleans
    • Lists Theophile as Roselia's sibling
    • Lists Therese as Roselia's mother
  • R5.074
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
    • Listed as being located at the Roman's home in New Orleans
    • Lists Theophile as Roselia's sibling
    • Lists Therese as Roselia's mother

 

* Denotes estimated date based on available records. 


 

 

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