Benedict

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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Benedict

Date of birth: 
1856* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
Unknown
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Male
Relationships: 
Mother: Celestine; Siblings: Alexandre, Celeste, & Cesarine
Notes: 
Age 4 (R5.239); Age 4 (R5.073); Age 4 (R5.074); Age 4 (R8.097);
References: 

Primary documents:

  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima v 46 act 173
    • Gives Celestine as Benedict's mother
    • Gives Alexandre (b. 1852*) as Benedict's sibling
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
    • Gives Celestine as Benedict's mother
    • Gives Alexandre as Benedict's sibling
  • R5.074
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
    • Gives Celestine as Benedict's mother
    • Gives Alexandre as Benedict's sibling
  • R8.097
    • Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, vol. 36 act 1
    • Gives Celestine as Benedict's mother
    • Gives Alexandre as Benedict's sibling

Support docuements:

  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item No. 7; Page No. 156; Entry No. 96; PDF pg. 75
    • Lists Celestine as Celeste's mother; Estimated that Benedict and Celeste are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, 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 Celestine as Cesarine's mother; Estimated that Benedict and Cesarine are siblings