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Date of birth: 
1841* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (negro)
Mother: Chloe; Daugher: Marie Chloe; Siblings: Maurice, Henriette, and Madeline
Age 7 (R8.198)
  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Value: $1,300 (includes mom and three siblings)
    • Lists Chloe as Thisbe's mother;
    • Lists Maurice, Henriette, and Madeleine as Thisbe's siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • Baptized at domicile Henry Roman, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 240; Entry no. 40
    • Lists Thisbe as Marie Chloe's mother
  • R5.075
    • Inventory of Jacques Telesphore Roman's New Olreans home (owned by Henry Roman and Marie Octavie Roman Buchanan); New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 132
    • Value: $1,200 (includes a six week old baby but no name is listed)
  • R5.240
    • Settlement and Partition of Oak Alley Plantation, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 174
    • Purchase price: $1,650
    • Vendor: Estate of Jacques Telesphore Roman; Vendee: Alexis Ferry
  • R17.006.24
    • Letter from Celina Roman to her son Henri Jacques Roman, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • The post script states that Paul Ducatel (Celina's brother-in-law) saw Thisbe talking to Thérèse Bouligny Roman (Henri's wife). Celina states that she will have Thisbe put in jail if she can.  


* Denotes estimated date based on available records. 



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