Cecile

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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Cecile

Date of birth: 
1858* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
Unknown
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (Negro)
Skills or Duties: 
Relationships: 
Mother: Francoise; Siblings: Eve, Joseph, Jules, Laviolette, Josephine, Francoise, Marie, and Pierre
Notes: 
Age 2 (R5.239); Age 2 (R8.097);
References: 

Primary document: 

  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 173
    • Gives Francoise (b. 1821) as Cecile's mother
    • Gives Eve and an unnamed infant as Cecile's siblings
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
    • Lists Cecile as the child of Françoisé
  • R5.074
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
    • Lists Cecile as the child of Françoisé
  • R8.097
    • Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, volume 36 act 1
    • Gives Françoise as the mother of Cecile

Support documents:

  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Gives Francoise (b. 1821) as the mother to Lezin, Laviolette, and Jules; Estimated that Cecile, Lezin, Laviolette, and Jules are siblings
  • Slave baptism record, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 6; Page no. 97; Entry no. 79; PDF pg. 31
    • Francoise (b. 1821) is listed as Francoise's (b. 1848) mother; Estimated that Cecile and Francoise are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 199; Entry no. 14; PDF pg. 59
    • Francoise is listed as Josephine's mother; Estimated that Cecile and Josephine are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. Michel Catholic Church, Convent, Louisiana 
    • Item no. 9; Page no. 53; Entry no. 9; PDF pg. 97
    • Gives Françoise as Marie's mother; Estimated that Cecile and Francoise are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. Michael Catholic Church, Convent, Louisiana
    • Item no. 9; Page no. 80; Entry no. 8; PDF pg. 99
    • Gives Francoise as Pierre's mother; Estimated that Cecile and Pierre are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item No. 6; Page No. 60; Entry No. 11; PDF pg. 17
    • Gives Francoise as Joseph's mother; Estimated that Cecile and Joseph are siblings

 

***See note on Francoise's page regarding additional information on all children.