Adam

3/30/20 

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Adam

Date of birth: 
1855* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
April 8, 1856; Sponsors: Celestin (slave) & Rosalie (slave)
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Male Negro
Relationships: 
Mother: Mathilde; Siblings: Thomassi, Victorine, and Hélène
Notes: 
Age 4 (R5.239); Age 4 (R5.073); Age 4 (R5.074); Age 4 (R8.097);
References: 

Primary documents:

  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Grima v46 173, Year: 1860 
    • Gives Mathilde has Adam's mother
    • Gives Thomassin as Adam's brother
  • Slave Baptism Records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7, page no. 147, entry no. 37, PDF pg. 53
    • Gives Mathilde as Adam's mother
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
    • Gives Mathilde as Adam's mother
  • R5.074
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
    • Gives Mathilde as Adam's mother
  • R8.097
    • Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, volume 36 act 1
    • Gives Mathilde as Adam's mother
    • Gives Thomas as the sibling of Adam

Supporting documents:

  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Lists Mathilde as being the mother of Victorine; Victorine is estimated to be Adam's sibling
  • R8.079
    • Release for Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, v 18 act 350
    • Gives Hélène as the child of Mathilde; Estimated that Adam and Hélène are siblings