Theophile

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Theophile

Date of birth: 
6/1858* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
August 25, 1858; Sponsors: Vincent (slave) and Martine (slave)
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Male (Negro)
Relationships: 
Mother: Marie Therese; Sibling: Rosalie
Notes: 
15 months (R5.075); 15 months (R5.240); 15 months (R5.081); 15 months (R5.073); 15 months (R5.074)
References: 
  • R5.075
    • Settlement and Partition of the Estate of JT Roman, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 132
    • Value: $1,800 (includes mother and sister)
    • Lists Marie Therese as Theophile's mother
    • Lists Rosalie (bn. 1856) as Theophile's sibling
  • R5.240
    • Settlement and Partition of Oak Alley Plantation, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima 46 act 174
    • Purchase price: $14,750 (Includes a total of 14 people)
    • Vendor: Estate of Jacques Telesphore Roman; Vendee: Henri Jacques Roman
  • R5.081
    • Bill of Sale, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v46 act 175
    • Purchase price: $2,000 (Includes mother and sister)
    • Lists Therese as Theophile's mother
    • Lists Roselia as Theophile's sibling
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 207; Entry no. 46
    • Lists Marie Therese as Theophile'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
    • Listed as the child of Therese
    • Lists Roselia as Theophile's sibling
  • 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
    • Listed as the child of Therese
    • Lists Roselia as Theophile's sibling

 

* Denotes estimated date based on available records. 

 


 

 

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