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Date of birth: 
7/1855* (estimated)
Date of death: 
1860* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
September 16, 1855; Sponsors: Gregoire/y (slave) & Felicity/ie (slave)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (Negro)
Mother: Celestine; Siblings: Cesarine, Benedict & Alexandre
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item No. 7; Page No. 156; Entry No. 96
    • Lists Celestine as Celeste's mother
  • Slave baptism record, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • Celestine is listed as the mother of Cesarine; Estimated that Celeste and Cesarine are siblings
  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46, act 173
    • Celestine is listed as the mother of Alexandre and Benedict; Estimated that Celeste, Alexandre, and Benedict are siblings


* Denotes estimated date based on available records. 




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