Zephyr

3/30/20 

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Zephyr

Date of birth: 
1782* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
Unknown
Place of Origin: 
Congo, Africa
Gender and Designation: 
Male (Negro)
Skills or Duties: 
Relationships: 
Spouse: Zaire; Children: Antoine and Bacchus
Notes: 
Age 30 (R17.005.1); Age 57 (R5.194); Age 60 (R8.247)
References: 

Primary documentation:

  • R17.005.1
    • Jacques Etienne Roman Succession, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial University, LaRC 600 Kuntz Collection
    • Value: $2,200
  • R8.152
    • Petition for Emancipation, St. James Clerk of Court, act 427
  • R5.194
    • Louise Patin Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Theodore Seghers, v 18 act 521
  • R8.247
    • Emancipation of Slave, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, v 16 act 66
  • R8.186
    • Emancipation of Slave, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate record, 0427
  • R8.177
    • Bill of Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, v 24 act 168
    • Vendor: Jacques Telesphore Roman; Vendee: Zephyr
    • Gives Zaire as Zephyr's wife
  • R17.006.1
    • Petition, Tulane University, Howard -Tilton Memorial University, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Lists Zaire as the wife of Zephyr
    • Gives Zaire and Zephyr as parents
    • All enslaved people in this document were described as "old, worthy, and faithful servants" 

Support documentation:

  • R17.005.1
    • Jacques Etienne Roman Succession, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial University, LaRC 600 Kuntz Collection
    • Gives Antoine and Bacchus as the children of Zaire; Estimated that Zephyr is the father of Antoine and Bacchus