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Date of birth: 
9/1846* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
April 4, 1847; Sponsors: Janvier (slave) and Jeanne (slave)
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (negro)
Mother: Marie
Age 12 (R5.081)
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rogue
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 6; Page no. 61; Entry no. 15
    • Lists Marie as Magdeline's mother
  • R5.081
    • Bill of Sale, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v46 act 175
    • Purchase price: $1,575
    • Lists Magdeline as a domestic and "negro"


* Denotes estimated date based on available records. 



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