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  • Subject: Women--Louisiana
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    • Juanita Cholan and Celestin Grevemberg land plat, 1800.

    • African Americans--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana.; African American women--Louisiana.; Louisiana--History--19th century.; Land tenure--Louisiana.; Women landowners--Louisiana.; Real property--Maps.; Racially mixed...
    • The plat (map) for the bordering lands of Juanita Cholan and Celestin Grevemberg, both free women of color. The tracts were bounded on two sides by the land of Pedro Broussard. Juanita's land adjoined the Attacapas (Attakapas) River. On the reverse...
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-25, 1840 April-May.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Saint Landry Parish (La.); African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Saint...
    • The folder contains two bills of sale: one executed by the Latour Brothers for Baptiste Meullion's metal repair account; one by Jean Speirer addressed to the widow of Baptiste Meullion (Célèste Donato) for agricultural supplies. In French.
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-27, 1844-1847.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African...
    • Bills of sale for Bellazaire Meullion's dry-goods account with François Neda, a white merchant. Included is her cotton account with Follain & Bellocq, a New Orleans merchant firm. In French.
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-28, 1849-1852.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African...
    • Financial records of Jean Baptiste Meullion's descendants comprising a receipt addressed to Alphonse Meullion for Bellazaire's account with Baptiste Montala; a bill addressed to Donat for the cost of burying his child and his wife, Elizabeth...
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-29, 1854-1860.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African...
    • Business records of Bellazaire Meullion, a free woman of color, comprising a bill of sale and letter for her cotton account with Bellocq Noblem & Company and a promissory note addressed to A. J. Elias for grafts set in fruit trees. Documents are in...
    • Bernard Marigny and Anna Mathilde Morales mortgage, 1836 July 5.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana.; African American women--Louisiana.; Plantation owners--Louisiana.; African American landowners--Louisiana.; Slaveholders--Louisiana.; Land titles--Registration and transfer--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African...
    • Act of mortgage granted by Bernard Marigny and his wife, Anne Mathilde Morales, to the Citizens' Bank of Louisiana. Before Notary Public Théodore Seghers in New Orleans, Marigny and his wife declared that, by an act passed on 27 June 1836, Marigny...
    • Jean Jacques Montfort and Marie Eulalie Blais marriage contract, 1829 October 26.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans. Spouses--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Creoles--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Cuban American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Slave records.; Women slaves--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Prenuptial...
    • A marriage contract between Jean Jacques Montfort and Marie Eulalie Blais, both free people of color. The document includes an inventory of Marie Eulalie's dowry comprising a property on Burgundy St.; an enslaved person, aged 13 years, named Melie;...
    • Maria Olivares will and testament, 1806 February 5.

    • Wills--Louisiana.; Women plantation owners--Louisiana--Barataria.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Barataria.; African American women--Louisiana--Barataria.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--Barataria.; Barataria (La.); Creoles--Louisiana.;...
    • In 1806, Will and testament of Maria Olivares, widow of Joseph Galvez of New Orleans. She declared that she was born in the Canary Islands, the legitimate daughter of Andres Hernandez and Josefa Olivares. She was a resident of Barataria, where she...
    • Paul and Marie Mortimer land sale, 1847 December 18.

    • African Americans--History--19th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana.; African American women--Louisiana.; Land titles--Registration and transfer--Louisiana--New Orleans.; New Orleans (La.)--History--19th century.; Land...
    • The conveyance for a property on Phillipa (Dryades) Street in New Orleans sold by Paul Emile Mortimer and Marie Anastasia Estelle Mortimer to Mary Tinsley, a free woman of color. The document is in French, and a translation is included.
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-10, 1830-1831.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Creoles--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Meullion, Baptiste, 1763?-1840.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American...
    • Chiefly business letters written to Jean Baptiste Meullion, a free man of color, by merchants associated with the New Orleans firms Miramond Company and Toledano & Gaillard Company. Also present is the marriage record of Elizabeth Donato and...
    • John McDonogh Papers. Land transactions involving free people of color, 1829-1832.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana.; McDonogh, John, 1779-1850.; Land titles--Registration and transfer--Louisiana.; Louisiana--History--1803-1865.; Durnford, Andrew, 1800-1859. ; African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Plaquemines Parish.;...
    • Acts of sale for land tracts sold by John McDonogh to Andrew Durnford and Marie Rose Jusson, who were free people of color. The transactions of 1829 and 1832 convey parcels of land in Plaquemines Parish to Andrew Durnford, expanding the site of the...
    • Félicité Aurore Barbier Bouny emancipation petition, 1842 March.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans. African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Bouny family.; Slave records.; Slaves--Emancipation--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Bouny, Félicité Aurore Barbier, active 1838-1842.; Coralie (Slave of...
    • A petition for the emancipation of Coralie, a slave, aged 40, belonging to Félicité Aurore Barbier Bouny. The document certifies that the widow of Bouny is the owner of Coralie and that the latter was always "respectful, obedient, and loyal to...
    • Jean Baptiste Meullion papers. Folder 01-09, 1827-1830.

    • Free African Americans--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; Meullion, Baptiste, 1763?-1840.; African American plantation owners--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Saint Landry Parish.; African American...
    • Chiefly bills of sale for Jean Baptiste Meullion's cotton account with Toledano & Gaillard Company. Also present is a manumission paper granting freedom to Susanne, an enslaved person of about fifty-five years of age, by Sambo Bellestre, a free man...
    • Atala Chelette and family papers. Folder 01-02, 1868-1879.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; General...
    • Chiefly bills, receipts, letters, and legal documents belonging to Louis Martin Joson, Joseph Pelagie, Joseph Perot, and other members of the Joson and Perot families, descendents of free people of color.

      Legal documents include a...
    • Beltran Gravier petition, before 1797

    • Spanish--Louisiana--History--18th century.; Women landowners--Louisiana--New Orleans.; African Americans--History--18th century.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--New Orleans. African American women--Louisiana--New Orleans.; Land...
    • Petition submitted by mayor Beltran Gravier (i.e., the elder), to [the Governor of the Province of Louisiana?]. Gravier submitted a petition in connection with a suit that he had instituted against Maria San Juan, who is described as a free negro....
    • Atala Chelette and family papers. Folder 01-03, 1880-1899.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American families--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American businesspeople--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American...
    • Primarily letters, and receipts belonging to Atala Chelette, Emanuel Chelette, Mary Athalie Joson, and other Chelette family members and business associates.

      Letters include a letter signed by Athalie Josin (1884), a letter to Manuel...
    • Cane River collection, 1848.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Women...
    • Primarily notarized documents including financial records, land sales, and a slave bill of sale signed in 1848 by the Natchitoches Parish notary public. Papers relating to free people of color include a land sale by Marie Marguerite LeComte to...
    • Cane River collection, 1841.

    • Creoles--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American slaveholders--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; African American landowners--Louisiana--Natchitoches Parish.; Women...
    • Primarily notarized documents including land sales, slave bills of sale, financial statements, mortgage records, and receipts signed in 1841 by the Natchitoches Parish notary public. Papers relating to free people of color include the account sheet...
    • Miles Terrell and family papers. Papers. Folder 01b-03b, 1906-1907.

    • Free African Americans.; African American farmers--Louisiana--Rapides Parish.; African American families--Louisiana--Rapides Parish.; African American women--Louisiana--Rapides Parish.; Women farmers--Louisiana--Rapides Parish.; Cotton...
    • Material consists of family letters, receipts, and tax receipts belonging to Sarah Clifton Terrell. Family letters are primarily those of Gloucester Terrell to his mother, Sarah Clifton Terrell, in which he reports news on the activities and health...

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