Thisbe

Thisbe

Date of birth: 
1841* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
Unknown
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (negro)
Relationships: 
Mother: Cloe; Siblings: Maurice, Henriette, and Madeline
Notes: 
Age 7 (R8.198)
References: 
  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Value: $1,300 (includes mom and three siblings)
    • Gives Cloe as Thisbe's mother;
    • Gives Maurice, Henriette, and Madeleine as Thisbe's siblings
  • R5.075
    • Inventory of Jacques Telesphore Roman's New Olreans home (owned by Henry Roman and Marie Octavie Roman Buchanan); New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 132
    • Value: $1,200 (includes a six week old baby but no name is listed)
  • R5.240
    • Settlement and Partition of Oak Alley Plantation, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 174
    • Purchase price: $1,650
    • Vendor: Estate of Jacques Telesphore Roman; Vendee: Alexis Ferry
  • R17.006.24
    • A letter from Celina Roman to her son Henri Jacques Roman. The letter mentions Rosalie (enslaved) leaving to return to the plantation (Celina assumes). Rosalie sent her trunk ahead with George Pilie (Celina's relative) and Paul Theard (Celina's brother-in-law) then followed a few days later. Celina warned Henri to "put her to work in the fields and punish her well for me." The letter also mentions the children of Deterville (enslaved) also left.  The post script states that Paul Ducatel (Celina's brother-in-law) saw Thisbe (enslaved) talking to Therese (Henri's wife). Celina states that she will have Thisbe put in jail if she can.  She has to set the table herself.