Thisbe

Thisbe

Date of birth: 
1841* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
Unknown
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (negro)
Relationships: 
Mother: Cloe; Siblings: Maurice, Henriette, and Madeline
Notes: 
Age 7 (R8.198)
References: 
  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Value: $1,300 (includes mom and three siblings)
    • Gives Cloe as Thisbe's mother;
    • Gives Maurice, Henriette, and Madeleine as Thisbe's siblings
  • 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.  Celina was forced to set the table herself.