Mercury/ Mecure

   
 
                                       
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Mercury/ Mecure

Date of birth: 
1797* (estimated)
Date of death: 
1860* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
Unknown
Place of Origin: 
North Africa
Gender and Designation: 
Male
Skills or Duties: 
Notes: 
Age 64 (R8.198); Age 25 (R17.005.1);
References: 
  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Value: $100
  • R17.005.1
    • Jacques Etienne Roman Succession, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 600 Kuntz
    • Value: $600
    • States that he is from "de nation Nord"
  • R17.006.1
    • List of Enslaved People Paid for Corn, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Mercure was paid $4 for corn grown and sold. List is written in the hand writing of Jacques Telesphore Roman but the people are still owned by his mother, Louise Patin. 
    • Dated: 1833