Charlotte

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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Charlotte

Date of birth: 
1/1843
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
February 18, 1844; Sponsors: Alfred (Joseph Sylvere Roman's slave) & Thomas (JB Tassin's slave)
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (Negro)
Relationships: 
Mother: Sarah; Sibling: Louise
Notes: 
Age 5 (R8.198); Age 16 (R5.239); Age 16 (R5.073); Age 16 (R5.074); Age 16 (R8.097);
References: 
  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Listed with mother
    • Value: $200.00 (Both mother and child)
  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 173
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish
    • Item No. 6; Page No. 18; Entry No. 9; PDF page 7
    • Lists Sarah as Charlotte's mother
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
  • R5.074
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
  • R8.097
    • Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, volume 36 act 1

Supporting documents:

  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. Michel Catholic Church, Convent, Louisiana
    • Item no. 9; Page no. 18; Entry no. 9; PDF pg. 102; 
    • Lists Sarah as Louise's mother; Estimated that Charlotte and Louise are siblings