Thisbe

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:

The Historic Site & Exhibits will be open daily from 8:30am-5pm.
Please note that we stop selling tickets at 4pm and expect a higher volume of visitors so we recommend you purchase your admissions in advance. Please pay close attention to the details as you make your reservation and on your confirmation regarding arriving 30 minutes prior to the selected time. Late arrivals are not guaranteed access to the "Big House" exhibit if that is the ticket you purchase. We look forward to your visit.

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Thisbe

Date of birth: 
1841* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
Unknown
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (negro)
Relationships: 
Mother: Chloe; Daugher: Marie Chloe; 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)
    • Lists Chloe as Thisbe's mother;
    • Lists Maurice, Henriette, and Madeleine as Thisbe's siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • Baptized at domicile Henry Roman, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 240; Entry no. 40
    • Lists Thisbe as Marie Chloe's mother
  • 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
    • Letter from Celina Roman to her son Henri Jacques Roman, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • The post script states that Paul Ducatel (Celina's brother-in-law) saw Thisbe talking to Thérèse Bouligny Roman (Henri's wife). Celina states that she will have Thisbe put in jail if she can.  

 

* Denotes estimated date based on available records. 


 

 

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