Zaire

REOPENING MAY 30, 2020

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Zaire

Date of birth: 
1791* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
Unknown
Place of Origin: 
Louisiana (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (Negro)
Skills or Duties: 
Relationships: 
Spouse: Zephyr; Children: Antoine and Bacchus
Notes: 
Age 21 (R17.005.1); Age 45 (R5.194); Age 60 (R8.177); Age 45? (R5.216); Age 45 (R5.217); Age 45 (R5.218); Age ab. 60 (R17.006.58);
References: 
  • R17.005.1
    • Jacques Etienne Roman Succession, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 600 Kuntz Collection
    • Value: $1,200 (includes two children)
    • Gives Antoine and Bacchus as Zaire's children
  • R5.194
    • Louise Patin Succession, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Theodore Seghers, v 18 act 521
  • R8.177
    • Bill of sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, v 24 act 168
    • Purchase price: $350
    • Vendee: Zephyr; Vendor: Jacques Telesphore Roman
    • Gives Zephyr as Zaire's husband
  • R5.216
    • Mortgage, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Adolphe Mazareau, v 18 act 307
    • Age falls in the creavase of the book and the second digit is estimated
  • R5.217
    • Mortgage, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Adolphe Mazareau, v18 act 459
  • R5.218
    • Mortgage, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Adolphe Mazareau, v19 act 653
  • R17.006.1
    • Petition, Tulane University, Howard -Tilton Memorial University, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Lists Zephyr as the husband of Zaire
    • Gives Zaire and Zephyr as parentsof children
  • R17.006.58
    • Dated: July 16, 1847
    • Vendor: Jacques Telesphore Roman; Vendee: Zephyr
    • Purchase price: $350