I have been trying to find additional primary resources on Cayetano while I am patiently waiting for some secondary books about the circus in the early nineteenth century to arrive. I did some digging on Ancestry.com, and only found two records, but I have been debating whether or not to purchase the subscription. I found a slave purchase record and a death certificate which I can not look at until I purchase the subscription. This find led me to another website: http://www.ibiblio.org/laslave/ where you can access a lot of (FREE) information regarding slaves, for anyone who may need and/or are interested in this information.
Unfortunately, much of the primary information that I have found on Cayetano is pretty repetitive. I hope when I finally get my hands on one of the books that I have ordered, that I may find something new (fingers crossed).
According to Gwendolyn Midlo Hall’s database Afro-Louisiana History and Geneology, 1718-1820, Billy was a black male of unknown age, sold by Joseph Saul to Cayetano Mariotini. Billy was sold by himself (without other enslaved people or family members) for $800 on July 20, 1816.
Document Location: Orleans (including Chapitoulas).[Jefferson 1825]
Document Date: 1816-07-20
Document Number (from the document): 413
Notary Name: Lynd
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