Nathalie

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Nathalie

Date of birth: 
4/1859
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (Negro)
Relationships: 
Mother: Desiree; Sibling: Justin, Alia, Marie Augustine, and Rema
Notes: 
15 months old (R5.239); 14 months (R5.073); 14 months (R5.074); 15 months (R8.097);
References: 

Primary documentation: 

  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 173
    • Gives Desiree as Nathalie's mother
    • Gives Justine (bn. 1855) as Nathalie's sibling
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
    • Gives Désiree as Nathalie's mother
    • Gives Justine as Nathalie's sibling
  • R5.074
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
    • Gives Désiree as Nathalie's mother
    • Gives Justine as Nathalie's sibling
  • R8.097 
    • Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, vol. 36 act 1
    • Gives Desirée as Nathalie's mother
    • Gives Justine as Nathalie's sibling

Support documentation: 

  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 224; Entry no. 62; PDF pg. 71
    • Gives Désirée as Alia's mother; Estimated that Nathalie and Alia are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana 
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 142; Entry no. 4; PDF pg. 52
    • Gives Désirée as Marie Augustine's mother; Estimated that Nathalie and Marie Augustine are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 217; Entry no. 19; PDF pg. 63
    • Gives Désirée as Rema's mother; Estimated that Nathalie and Rema as siblings