Lezin

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Lezin

Date of birth: 
1830* (estimated)
Gender and Designation: 
Male
Skills or Duties: 
Relationships: 
Mother: Francoise; Siblings: Cecile, Eve, Joseph, Unnamed infant, Françoise, Pierre, Marie, Laviolette, Jules, and Josephine
Notes: 
Age 9 (R8.198); Age 30 (R5.239); Age 30 (R5.073); Age 30 (R5.074); Age 30 (R8.097);
References: 

Primary documentation: 

  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima v 46 act 173
    • Listed as a cart driver and ploughman
  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Value: $1,300.00 (Listed with mom and two siblings)
    • Gives Françoise as Lezin's mother
    • Gives Jules, Laviolette, and Lezin as siblings
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
    • Listed as a cart driver and laborer
  • R5.074
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
    • Listed as a cart driver and laborer
  • R8.097
    • Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, volume 36 act 1
    • Gives Lezin as a teamster and laborer

Support documentation:

  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v46 act 173
    • Gives Françoise as the mother of Cecile, Eve, and an unnamed infant; Estimated that Lezin, Cecile, and Eve are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 199; Entry no. 14; PDF pg. 59
    • Gives Françoise as Josephine's mother; Estimated that Lezin and Josephine are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item No. 6; Page No. 97; Entry No. 79; PDF page 31
    • Gives Franćoise (bn. 1821) as Franćoise's (bn. 1848) mother; Estimated that Lezin and Françoise are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. Michel Catholic Church, Convent, Louisiana 
    • Item no. 9; Page no. 53; Entry no. 9; PDF pg. 97
    • Gives Françoise as Marie's mother; Estimated that Lezin and Marie are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. Michael Catholic Church, Convent, Louisiana
    • Item no. 9; Page no. 80; Entry no. 8; PDF pg. 99
    • Gives Francoise as Pierre's mother; Estimated that Lezin and Pierre are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item No. 6; Page No. 60; Entry No. 11; PDF pg. 17
    • Gives Francoise as Joseph's mother; Estimated that Lezin and Joseph are siblings

 

 

***See Francoise's (bn. 1821) page for additional information on Jules' siblings.