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Date of birth: 
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
January 9, 1848; No sponsors listed
Gender and Designation: 
Mother: Cybelle; Siblings: George, Jessy, Andre, Julienne, and Edmond
11 months (R8.198); Age 13 (R5.239); Age 13 (R8.097);

Primary documentation: 

  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Value: $1,100 (Includes mother and all three siblings)
    • Gives Cybelle as Michel's mother;
    • Gives Andre, George, and Jesse as Michel's siblings
  • Slave baptism record, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 6; Page no. 74; Entry no. 1; PDF pg. 23
    • Gives Sybelle as Michel's mother
  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement,  New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v46 act 173
  • R8.097
    • Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, volume 36 act 1

Support documentation:

  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 173
    • Gives Julienne and Edmond as the children of Cybelle; Estimated that Michel, Julienne, and Edmond are siblings