Nancy

4/6/20 

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Nancy

Date of birth: 
4/1/1844
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
February 16, 1845; Sponsors: Zephyr (free) & Marianne (slave of Joseph Silver Roman)
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (mulatto)
Relationships: 
Mother: Emelia (mulatto); Siblings: Pauline, Victor, Adam, and Jean Louis
Notes: 
Age 3 (R8.198); Age 15 (R5.239); Age 15 (R5.073); Age 15 (R5.074); Age 15 (R8.097);
References: 

Primary documentation: 

  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 173
  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    •  Value: $900 (includes mom and Pauline)
    • Gives Emelia as Nancy's mother
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 6; Page no. 33; Entry no. 12; PDF pg. 9
    • Gives Mélia as Nancy's mother; Estimated that 'Mélia' and Emelia are the same woman
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
  • R5.074
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
  • R8.097
    • Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, volume 36 act 1
  • R17.006.21
    • Letter from Celina Pilie Roman to her son Henri Roman, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Dated: January 3, 1863
    • Celina wrote to Henri that Zabeth and Nancy have run away and have yet to return. When Celina has them back in her custody, "they will be caged up right fast. " Henri is instructed to put them to the fields to work should they ever return to the country and lock them up on Sunday. 

Support documentation: 

  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima v 46 act 173
    • Gives Emelia as the mother to Jean Louis; Estimated that Nancy and Jean Louis are siblings
  • Slave Baptism Records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge, 
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish
    • Item No. 7; Page No. 156; Entry No. 92; PDF Pg.: 55
    • Gives Emilia as Adam's mother; Estimated that Nancy and Adam (bn. 1855) 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. 13; PDF pg. 17
    • Gives Emelia as Victor's mother; Estimated that Nancy and Victor are siblings