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PAPILLON:The Freedom of a Slave in Colonial Louisiana, 1790~1799.
http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kingharry&id=I12244

Introduction by Winston De Ville, FASG. Michel Papillon was the patriarch of one of the most distinguished Creole families in the Americas. He was born into slavery at Poste de Saint Jean Baptiste des Natchitoches in the northwestern quadrant of present-day Louisiana. This first edition provides thirteen full-color plates of his manumission papers in facsimile. The unique document is not translated from its original Spanish and French. As the introduction states, "In nearly a half-century of reading thousands of colonial documents, this writer has never seen another like it. Ordinary acts of emancipation are fairly brief, written pro forma, perfunctorily, signed by the erstwhile slave-owner, the commandant, and perhaps two witnesses." In addition to unusual length, the Papillon papers are signed by numerous leading citizens of Natchitoches and Opelousas. First edition, January 2004. 26 pages. No index. Item no. MP2. $33.50

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1794 Dec. 23

Morandiere, Estevan de la
(Avoyelles)

to Baron de Carondelet
(New Orleans)

De la Morandiere states:
1. That he informed the Baron about the conduct of Mr. Badins on three different occasions:
a) First, through Mr. Francisco Hernand, a merchant of the River;
b) second, through Mr. Miguel Pampalon, an inhabitant of this post;
c) finally, through Mr. Duparc. Thus the Baron will have the opportunity to know the violent, turbulent and insubordinate spirit of Mr. Badins who has just added to his delinquencies that of having escaped from prison. De la Morandiere does not know where he may be, despite all attempts to catch him.
2. That Mr. Badins was induced to this last action by the indiscreet propositions stated publicly by Father Delvaux in the main port of the Colorado river where there were the merchants Reinaud, Nicollet and Rebecqui with all their employees, and before many other people of the post.
3. That these propositions of a priest have made a very bad impression on the spirit of many inhabitants who have shown themselves after that less zealous than before. 4. That these facts oblige him to notify the Baron that Badins has secretly spread in this post the rumor that the colony would soon belong to France and that then he would enjoy freedom. To this statement he added many others of the same nature.
5. De la Morandiere will always prevent his attempts, and to this end he is going to embark provisionally the goods of Badins and have them under the custody of two individuals who will answer for Badins' person until the Baron orders otherwise. Signed by Estevan de la Morandiere.

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Document Date: 1/1/1799
Document Number: 9
Depository: Louisiana State Archives, Baton Rouge
Location: St. Landry (Opelousas Post). [Calcasieu 1840, Cameron
1870, Acadia 1886, Evangeline 1908, Allen 1910, Jefferson Davis
1912, Beaureguard 1912]
Master: 9 9
Master's Gender: 9
Name: Miguel Papillon
Gender: male
Race: mulatto
Age Category: adult
Birthplace: Louisiana Creole
Freed: self-purchase
Slave was freed.
no prices at all
Comments: No information, cover sheet ""Liberte' de Miguel Papillon,
Mulatre"" doc has various figures but no information on the
emancipation

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Document Date: 12/31/1820
Document Number: 3754
Notary: Notarial Acts Reel 6
Depository: housed in parish courthouses.
Location: St. Landry (Opelousas Post). [Calcasieu 1840, Cameron 1870, Acadia 1886, Evangeline 1908, Allen 1910, Jefferson Davis 1912, Beaureguard 1912]
Language of this record: English
Seller: Mrs. Michel Papillon
Buyer: Charles Simon
Name: Phill
Name Type: Partilly coded, overwhelmingly European
Gender: male
Race: black
Age: 45
sold or inventoried as an individual
Value of Sale: 1000
Sale Common Price: 1000

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DIGITIAL LIBRARY ON AMERICAN SLAVERY
http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kingharry&id=I12245

Petition 20882406 Details
Location: St. Landry, Louisiana
Salutation: To the Honorable the Judge of the District Court in and for
the Parish of St. Landry (, )
Filing Court and Date: District, 1824-March-18
Ending Court and Date: District, 1824-May-21

General Petition Information

Abstract: Eulalie Simon and her husband, Michel Papillon, free people of color, petition to recover a debt from Charles Simon, also a free person of color. Charles borrowed $716.14 from Eulalie on 22 November 1822, providing a mortgage on a tract of land in the "Grand Prairie of Opelousas" as security. While Charles has paid one installment of the debt, he has "wholly refused to pay" the remaining $616.14. Therefore, Eulalie asks that Charles be condemned to repay the debt and that the mortgaged land be
seized and sold to satisfy the debt.

Result: granted

# of Petition Pages: 4
Related Documents: Judgment, 21 May 1824
Pages of Related Documents: 1

People Associated with Petition 20882406
Slaves: 0
Free Persons of Color: 3
Defendants: 1
Petitioners: 2

Citation Information
Repository: St. Landry Parish Courthouse, Opelousas, Louisiana

Records of the Fifth Judicial District Court
Record Group:
Document Number 845
Box:
Folder:
Book:
Volume:
Page:
Microfilm:

Processing Information
Transcribed?: No
Book Edition?: No
Record Created: 10/5/1996
Record Final Edited: 3/30/2004
Record Last Updated on: 12/20/2005 10:27:00 AM

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Document Date: 12/4/1804
Notary: Pedesclaux, Pierre
Document Number: 1123
Location: Orleans (including Chapitoulas).
Master: Luis Dessalles
Master's Gender: 2
Name: Papillon
Gender: male
Race: black
Age: 60
Freed: self-purchase
Slave was freed.
sold or inventoried as an individual
Value of Sale: 225
Sale Common Price: 225
Comments: Freer bought this slave from Francisco Dutillet before
Pedesclaux 4 years ago.

Document Date: 3/30/1764
Document Number: 72949
Notary: C.J. Maison (French)
Depository: housed in parish courthouses.
Location: Orleans (including Chapitoulas).
Language of this record: French
Deceased: SR. Pradel
Estate: 03-F-166-099-1764
Name: Papillon
Name Type: Partilly coded, overwhelmingly European
Gender: male
Race: black
Age: 11
sold or inventoried as an individual
Inventory Value: 1000
Common Price: 200

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Document Date: 5/6/1803
Document Number: 225
Notary: Broutin
Date of Sale: 5/6/1803
Depository: housed in parish courthouses.
Location: Orleans (including Chapitoulas).
Language of this record: Spanish
Seller: Antonio Bienvenu
Buyer: Nicolas Favre Daunoy
Name: Papillon
Name Type: Partilly coded, overwhelmingly European
Gender: male
Race: black
Age Category: adult
sold or inventoried as an individual
Currency Type: peso fuerte = 1.75 p
Value of Sale: 400
Sale Common Price: 700

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Document Date: 11/11/1812
Document Number: 4127
Notary: Conveyance Book 37
Depository: New Orleans Public Library
Location: Natchitoches. [Claiborne 1828, Caddo 1838, Bossier 1843, DeSoto 1843, Sabine 1843, Bienville 1848, Red River 1871, Webster 1871]
Language of this record: French
A Free person of African descent is involved in this document
Seller: Michel (FREE MULATTO Papillon
Buyer: Athanas Possat
Name: Tinan
Name Type: Partilly coded, overwhelmingly European
Gender: female
Race: black
Age: 12
sold or inventoried as an individual
Value of Sale: 450
Sale Common Price: 450

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Document Date: 5/18/1813
Document Number: 2
Notary: Conveyance Record 3
Depository: New Orleans Public Library
Location: Natchitoches. [Claiborne 1828, Caddo 1838, Bossier 1843, DeSoto 1843, Sabine 1843, Bienville 1848, Red River 1871, Webster 1871]
Language of this record: French
Seller: Michel Papillon
Buyer: Charles Pavie
Name: George
Name Type: Partilly coded, overwhelmingly European
Gender: male
Race: black
Age: 18
sold or inventoried as an individual
Value of Sale: 500
Sale Common Price: 500

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Document Date: 10/19/1813
Document Number: 89
Notary: Conveyance Record 3
Depository: New Orleans Public Library
Location: Natchitoches. [Claiborne 1828, Caddo 1838, Bossier 1843, DeSoto 1843, Sabine 1843, Bienville 1848, Red River 1871, Webster 1871]
Language of this record: French
A Free person of African descent is involved in this document
Seller: Michel Papillon (MULATTO)
Buyer: Pierre Nolasco
Name: Jean
Name Type: Partilly coded, overwhelmingly European
Gender: male
Race: black
Age: 27
Birthplace: Cuba
sold or inventoried as an individual
Value of Sale: 500
Sale Common Price: 500
Where slave came from: St Landry
Comments: slave is from Havana, Seller from St.Landry Parish. Slaves is sold for Papillon by Simon Bello

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Document Date: 11/2/1813
Document Number: 94
Notary: Conveyance Record 3
Depository: New Orleans Public Library
Location: Natchitoches. [Claiborne 1828, Caddo 1838, Bossier 1843, DeSoto 1843, Sabine 1843, Bienville 1848, Red River 1871, Webster 1871]
Language of this record: French
A Free person of African descent is involved in this document
Seller: Michel Papillon (MULATTO)
Buyer: Andre Lefebre
Name: Elsey
Name Type: Partilly coded, overwhelmingly European
Gender: female
Race: black
Age: 40
Birthplace: British Mainland Creole
sold or inventoried as an individual
Value of Sale: 400
Sale Common Price: 400
Where slave came from: St Landry
Comments: seller from St. Landry Parish, sold by Papillon with power of attorney of Jacques Dupre

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Document Date: 3/6/1819
Document Number: 97
Notary: Marc Lafitte
Depository: housed in parish courthouses.
Location: Orleans (including Chapitoulas).
runaway slave.
Language of this record: French
A Free person of African descent is involved in this document
Seller: widow Volunbrum
Buyer: Charles St. Martin (FMOC)
Name: Louis dit Cadet
Name Type: Partilly coded, overwhelmingly European
Gender: male
Race: mulatto
Age: 30
SKILLS: good cigar maker, domestic
SKILLS: cigar maker, tobacco stemmer
Expert: domestic, house, domestique, servant, butler, housekeeper, serviente, domestico
Birthplace: St Domingue
sold or inventoried as an individual
Value of Sale: 800
Sale Common Price: 800
Slave had actually run away.
Where slave came from: Baltimore
Comments: seller from Baltimore Maryland, slave sold for in N.O. by William Papillon

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Louisiana Land Records Record

Name: ALEXANDER PAPILLON
Land Office: OPELOUSAS
Sequence #: 1
Document Number: 4288
Total Acres: 19.3
Signature: Yes
Canceled Document: No
Issue Date: June 01, 1846
Mineral Rights Reserved: No
Metes and Bounds: No
Statutory Reference: 3 Stat. 566
Multiple Warantee Names: No
Act or Treaty: April 24, 1820
Multiple Patentee Names: No
Entry Classification: Sale-Cash Entries
Land Description: 1 NW LOUISIANA Yes 5 S 5 E 19

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1850 United States Federal Census

Name: Alene Papillon
Age: 47
Estimated birth year: abt 1803
Birth Place: Louisiana
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): St Landry, Louisiana
Household Members: Name Age
Alene Papillon 47
Brigitte Papillon 48
Auguste Papillon 10
Brigitte Papillon 8
Michel Papillon

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Louisiana Pre-1908 Homestead and Cash Entry Patents

More information below
Louisiana Land Records Record

Name: ALEXANDER PAPILLON
Land Office: NEW ORLEANS
Sequence #: 1
Document Number: 6243
Total Acres: 13.47
Misc. Doc. Nr.: 10232
Signature: Yes
Canceled Document: No
Issue Date: November 06, 1896
Mineral Rights Reserved: No
Metes and Bounds: No
Statutory Reference: 12 Stat. 392
Multiple Warantee Names: No
Act or Treaty: May 20, 1862
Multiple Patentee Names: No
Entry Classification: Homestead Entry Original
Land Description: 1 LOUISIANA Yes 6 S 2 E 33

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1850 United States Federal Census

Name: Alexander Papillon
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1828
Birth Place: Louisiana
Race: Mulatto
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): St Landry, Louisiana
Household Members: Name Age
Alexander Papillon 22
Colombe Papillon 20
Alexander Papillon 3
Francois Papillon 1

*This family is next door to Francois Guillory, Sr. and Evariste Guillory.

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Name: Jean Bts Papilion
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Age in 1910: 62
Estimated birth year: abt 1848
Birthplace: Louisiana
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Louisiana
Mother's Birth Place: Louisiana
Spouse's name: Francis
Home in 1910: Police Jury Ward 1, St Landry, Louisiana
Marital Status: Married
Race: Black
[Colored (Black)]
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Jean Bts Papilion 62
Francis Papilion 58
Homer Papilion 16
Bertillia Papilion 13

Harrison Thomas LaTour
LaTour Genealogical Collection
http://www.latourgenealogicalcollection


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