Saturday, April 9, 2011

Juan Marcelino Pinta

Juan Marcelino Pinta was JB Pinta and Luce Grandmaison's 4th child.  He was born 1 August 1809  and baptized 20 October 1810 at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Little is known about Juan Marcelino at this point.  The 1820 census for NOLA lists Miss Pinta on St. Anne Street as head of household, showing 3 free colored males under the age of 14.  We can assume it was probably Juan and two siblings, Jean Claude & Joseph.  There has been no further documentation found on his life and the will of Jean Baptiste Pinta does not name JC as one of the children.  Perhaps he had already died by the time JB's will was written in 1820.

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, I don't have any information on him either other than the birth date. However, his name most assuredly wasn't "Juan"; the Spanish priests would turn the French names into Spanish ones, so his name was probably Jean and I'm guessing that his "middle" name was Marcel. You are right in that he must have died before the will was written.

    Another mystery!