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Date of birth: 
9/1834* (estimated)
Date of death: 
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
September 13, 1835; Sponsors: Lazare (slave) and Françoisé (slave)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (Negro)
Mother: Antoinette; Siblings: Simon
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. Michael Catholic Church, Convent, Louisiana
    • Item no. 5; Page no. 159; Entry no. XXX
    • Lists Antoinette as Roselia's mother
  • R5.240
    • Settlement and Partition of Oak Alley Plantation, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v46 act 174
    • Purchase price: $14,750 (includes a total of 14 people)
    • Vendor: Estate of Jacques Telesphore Roman; Vendee: Henri Jacques Roman
  • R5.016
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman and Celina Pilie Marriage Contract, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 2 act 185
    • Lists Antoinette as the mother to Roselia
    • Lists Simon as the sibling to Roselia
  • R17.006.9
    • Bill for Shoes, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Reads, "Pair of shoes for Rosélia | 1.00"


* Denotes estimated date based on available records. 




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