Celeste

3/30/20 

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Celeste

Date of birth: 
11/1840
Date of death: 
4/1849
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
March 7, 1841; Sponsors: Celestine and Godfather is illegible
Gender and Designation: 
Female
Relationships: 
Mother: Talia; Siblings: Justine and Pierre
References: 

Primary documentation:

  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. Michel Catholic Church, Convent, Louisiana
    • Item No. 9; Page No. 80; Entry No. 10; PDF No. 99
    • Gives Talia as Celeste's mother
  • R17.006.12
    • Bill for Burial, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Lists the account records for the burial of Adonis and Celeste
  • R17.006.58
    • Account: Bill for Seplcher, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Burial price: $3.50

Supporting documentation:

  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, Probate 0683
    • Thalie is listed as Justine's mother; Estimated that "Thalie" is the same woman as "Talia"
      • Estimated that Celeste and Justine (b.1841) are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. Michael Catholic Church, Convent, Louisiana
    • Item no. 9; Page no. 10; PDF pg. 85
    • Gives Talia as Pierre's mother; Estimated that Celeste and Pierre are siblings