Cesarine

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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Cesarine

Date of birth: 
1849* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
February 10, 1850; Sponsors: Sylvester (slave) & Anne (slave)
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female
Relationships: 
Mother: Celestine; Siblings: Celeste, Benedict, & Alexandre
References: 

Primary documents:

  • 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;
    • Celestine is listed as Cesarine's mother

Support documents: 

  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v46 act 173
    • Gives Celestine as the mother of Alexandre and Benedict; Estimated that Cesarine, Alexandre, and Benedict are siblings
  • 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
    • Gives Celestine as Celeste's (1855) mother; Estimated that Cesarine and Celeste are siblings