In observance of Mardi Gras,    
            The historic grounds & exhibits will be closed on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.  
                            We will resume normal business hours on Wednesday. 
                                     Have a happy and safe Mardi Gras. 



Date of birth: 
1813* (estimated)
Date of death: 
1860* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
Place of Origin: 
America/ US
Gender and Designation: 
Female (negro)
Skills or Duties: 
Children: Charlotte and Louise
Age 30 (R17.006); Age 35 (R8.198)

Primary documentation:

  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Value: $200 (includes one daughter)
    • Gives Charlotte as Sarah's child
  • R17.006.47
    • Bill of Sale, Tulane University, Howard- Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Papers
    • Vendor: Mitchell Hagerty; Vendee: Jacques Telesphore Roman
    • Purchase price: $500

Support documentation: 

  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. Michel Catholic Church, Convent, Louisiana
    • Item no. 9; Page no. 18; Entry no. 9; PDF pg. 102; 
    • Gives Sarah as Louise's mother