Theophile

REOPENING MAY 30, 2020

Oak Alley Plantation Historic Grounds and Gardens will reopen its doors to the public beginning Saturday, May 30, 2020.  The grounds and exhibits will open at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with the first visit of the "Big House" exhibit beginning at 9:30m and the last visit at 5pm.

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Theophile

Date of birth: 
6/1858
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
August 23, 1858; Sponsors: Vincent (slave) and Martine (slave)
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Male (Negro)
Relationships: 
Mother: Marie Therese; Sibling: Rosalie
Notes: 
15 months (R5.075); 15 months (R5.240); 15 months (R5.081); 15 months (R5.073); 15 months (R5.074);
References: 
  • 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: $1,800 (includes mother and sister)
    • Gives Marie Therese as Theophile's mother
    • Gives Rosalie (bn. 1856) as Theophile's sibling
  • R5.240
    • Settlement and Partition of Oak Alley Plantation, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima 46 act 174
    • Purchase price: $14,750 (Includes a total of 14 people)
    • Vendor: Estate of Jacques Telesphore Roman; Vendee: Henri Jacques Roman
  • R5.081
    • Bill of Sale, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v46 act 175
    • Purchase price: $2,000 (Includes mother and sister)
    • Gives Therese as Theophile's mother
    • Gives Roselia as Theophile's sibling
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 207; Entry no. 46; PDF pg. 61
    • Gives Marie Therese as Theophile's mother
  • 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
    • Listed as the child of Therese
    • Gives Roselia as Theophile's sibling
  • 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
    • Listed as the child of Therese
    • Gives Roselia as Theophile's sibling