Eighth Generation


166. Étienne ST. ROMAIN I was baptized on 5 August 1775 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1171 "Etienne St. Romain" is listed as an inhabitant of Avoyelles, Louisiana, who owns slaves and who contributed to the indemnity to those of the Pointe Coupee whose slaves were executed as a result of the conspiracy of the Negroes in the year 1795. This indemnity fund was established by Spanish Governor General Baron de Carondelet so that slaveholders could be reimbursed for slaves who were sentenced to death, killed in flight or sentenced to the public works. This fund was established in conjunction with new slave control regulations and restricted slave trade after Captain Guillaume Duparc, commandant of the Pointe Coupée Post,learned in April of 1795 of a plot by local slaves to force their masters into giving them their freedom. At that time, Duparc immed. sent out three patrols to arrest the slaves suspected of planning the revolt. Soon afterwards, several negroes and mulattos were arrested and jailed. In all, sixty three persons were implicated; fifteen were hanged and several others were sentenced to presidio duty or banished from the colony. The slaveholder tax of 1795 imposed a tax of six "escalins" (75 cents) per slave on slaveowners in the Louisiana colony. There was considerable opposition to this tax and many refused to pay. Etienne paid a tax of two piastres. The census of these taxpayers was dated 3-20-1796. He appeared in the census in 1810 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. He appeared in the census in 1820 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. Étienne was buried on 30 October 1826 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1172,1173 Modeste MAYEUX and Étienne ST. ROMAIN I251 signed a marriage contract on 30 September 1793 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1174,1175 They1174,1175 were married on 6 January 1794 at Saint Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas (St. Landry Parish), Louisiana, USA.1176

[Note: Étienne's 2nd marriage was to Teveille (Fercille) Carmouche on 8 January 1811 (civil marriage) in Avoyelles.]

167. Modeste MAYEUX was baptized on 27 December 1775 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1177 She died before 31 March 1809 on which date her estate is in succession. 1,1178 She had her estate in succession on 31 March 1809 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1,1178

Children were:

i.

Étienne ST. ROMAIN II was born on 12 November 1794 in Louisiana, USA.1179 He was baptized on 2 February 1795 in (Pointe Coupée Parish), Louisiana, USA.1179

ii.

Seraphine ST. ROMAIN was born on 12 October 1796 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1180 She was baptized on 20 November 1796 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1180 She died on 25 August 1830 at the age of 33 in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA. Seraphine was buried in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.

iii.

Joseph ST. ROMAIN was born on 21 April 1799 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1181 He was baptized on 7 May 1799 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1181 He died before 13 April 1844. On this date, his wife's petition to become the administrator of his estate appeared in the Villager newspaper (Marksville, Volume 1, No. 3).

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iv.

Marie ST. ROMAIN.

v.

Severina ST. ROMAIN was born on 4 August 1801 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1182 She was baptized on 18 May 1802 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1182 She died .

vi.

Paulin ST. ROMAIN was born about 1 October 1806 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1183 He was baptized on 28 October 1806 at Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA.1183 He appeared in the census in 1850 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA with his wife and six children. Paulin appeared in the census in 1860 in (Avoyelles Parish), Louisiana, USA with his wife and four children. He is likely the "Paulin St. Romain" whose burial was recorded at St. Paul's, Mansura, on 18 March 1867 at the age of 65.