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Iberville South 1894-08-11.pdf
A short article in the Iberville South reports the death on August 4, 1894 of an unnamed African American woman at the age of 103. The article indicates that the deceased was a member of the black Catholic community from Maryland purchased by the…

Gaston Letter to DeGioia_with New Inventory_10-17-22.pdf
William Gaston (1778-1844) was Georgetown's first student, enrolling in the school in 1791 before transferring to Princeton. As a congressman from North Carolina, Gaston sponsored the charter that granted Georgetown the authority to award academic…

Gaston estate inventory 1844-05.pdf
William Gaston (1778-1844) was Georgetown's first student, enrolling in the school in 1791 before transferring to Princeton. As a congressman from North Carolina, Gaston sponsored the charter that granted Georgetown the authority to award academic…

Moses and Eliza Taylor ad American_and_Commercial_Daily_Advertiser_1842-03-15_3.pdf
An advertisement in the American and Commercial Daily Advertiser dated March 15, 1842 reports the escape of Moses Taylor from his owner, James Evans, as well as the escape of Moses's wife Eliza from a Mr. Clarke. Evidence suggests that Eliza had been…

Noble Taylor baptism 11-02-1832 from White Marsh sacramental register .pdf
Baptismal record for Noble, the son of Moses Taylor and Eliza Dorsey, dated November 2, 1832. Moses Taylor was owned by Joseph Evans, and Eliza Dorsey was owned by the Jesuits at White Marsh.

LSM Persac Dominique Store 1969.007.jpg
John Dominique's store was adjacent to Dr. Henry Johnson's Chatham plantation in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. It can be seen in Norman's Chart of the Lower Mississippi River from 1858, just below Chatham, then owned by John R. Thompson.Members of the…

BPL Map 1858.jpg
This 1859 map shows the locations and owners of plantations in the central Louisiana parishes of West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, and Ascension. Included in this map are the West Oak plantation in Iberville Parish, then owned by the…

An ArcGIS StoryMap of Chatham Plantation in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Dozens of members of the Maryland Jesuit enslaved community were sold by the Maryland Jesuits to Henry Johnson, the original owner of Chatham, and many ended up living at this…

AnArcGIS StoryMap of the West Oak Plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Dozens of members of the Maryland Jesuit enslaved community were sold by the Maryland Jesuits to Jesse Batey, the original owner of West Oak, and many ended up living at…

Susanna Becraft burial record.pdf
Holy Trinity Church recorded the death and burial of Susanna Becraft in the College Ground on November 12, 1834. A 15-year-old postulant from the Oblate Sisters of Providence, Becraft died after battling consumption. According to historian Diane…
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