Alexandre

REOPENING MAY 30, 2020

Oak Alley Plantation Historic Grounds and Gardens will reopen its doors to the public beginning Saturday, May 30, 2020.  The grounds and exhibits will open at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with the first visit of the "Big House" exhibit beginning at 9:30m and the last visit at 5pm.

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Alexandre

Date of birth: 
1852* (estimated)
Date of death: 
1860* (estimated)
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Male (Mulatto)
Relationships: 
Mother: Celestine; Siblings: Benedict, Celeste, & Cesarine
Notes: 
Age 8 (R5.239); Age 8 (R5.073); Age 8 (R5.074); Age 8 (R8.097);
References: 

Primary documentation:

  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, v46 act 173 
    • Gives Celestine as Alexandre's mother
    • Gives Benedict (born 1856*) as Alexandre's sibling
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
    • Gives Celestine as Alexandre's mother
    • Gives Benedict as Alexandre's sibling
  • R5.074
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
    • Gives Celestine as Alexandre's mother
    • Gives Benedict as Alexandre's sibling
  • R8.097
    • Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, vol. 36 act 1
    • Gives Celestine as Alexandre's mother
    • Gives Benedict as Alexandre's sibling

Supporting documents:

  • Slave baptism record, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge

    • St. James Catholic Church
    • Item no. 7, Page no. 156, Entry no. 96, PDF pg. 57
    • Lists Celeste's mother also as Celestine; Alexandre and Celeste are estimated to be siblings
  • Slave baptism record, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge

    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 6, Page no. 104, Entry no. 7, PDF pg. 33
    • Lists Cesarine's mother also as Celestine; Alexandre and Cesarine are estimated to be siblings