Rosalie

   
 
                                       
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Rosalie

Date of birth: 
1843* (estimated)
Date of death: 
1860
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (Mulatto)
Skills or Duties: 
Relationships: 
Mother: Meanna (Mulatto); Siblings: Raphael, Charles, Marie Josephine, Elizabeth, and Genevieve
Notes: 
Age 5 (R8.198); Age 16 (R5.075); Age 16 (R5.073); Age 16 (R5.074); Age 16 (R5.081);
References: 
  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Value: $1500 (includes mother and four siblings)
    • Gives Meanna as Rosalie's mother
    • Gives Rosalie, Raphael, Elizabeth, Charles, and Genevieve as siblings
  • R5.075
    • Inventory of Jacques Telesphore Roman's New Orleans home (owned by Henri Roman and Marie Octavie Roman Buchanan), New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 132
    • Value: $1,200
  • R5.240
    • Settlement and Partition of Oak Alley Plantation, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 174
    • Purchase price: $14,750
    • Vendor: Estate of Jacques Telesphore Roman; Vendee: Henri Jacques Roman
  • R5.081
    • Bill of Sale, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 175
    • Purchase price: $1,700
    • Lists Rosalie as mulatto
    • Lists  Rosalie as a domestic and seamstress
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
    • Listed as being located at the Roman's home in New Orleans
    • Gives Rosalie as mulatto
  • R5.074
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
    • Listed as being located at the Roman's home in New Orleans
    • Gives Rosalie as mulatto
  • 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 that Rosalie threatened to leave multiples times but refused to go. Celina slapped her in an attempt to make her leave but Rosalie still refused to leave. 
  • R17.006.23
    • Letter from Celina Pilie Roman to her son Henri Roman, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Dated: January 7, 1863
    • Celina wrote that Rosalie has tricked her but refuses to give details. Rosalie was described as a "dunce" but shipped her trunk to the plantation before leaving the city altogether. Henri was instructed to "put her to work in the fields and punish her well for me [Celina]".