Deterville

4/6/20 

COVID-19 Response UPDATE: 

Oak Alley Plantation's historic grounds & exhibits will temporarily close through April 30, 2020 at which time we will re-evaluate the COVID-19 situation.  

Please follow us on social media or visit the website for any updates. 

 

Deterville

Date of birth: 
1813* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
Male (Griffe)
Gender and Designation: 
Male
Skills or Duties: 
Relationships: 
Mother: Pognon; Siblings: Antoine (half-brother);
Notes: 
Age 1 (R5.155); Age 17 (R8.057); Age 21 (R5.016); Age 34 (R8.198); Age 45 (R5.239); Age 45 (R5.073); Age 45 (R8.097);
References: 
  •  R5.155
    • Bill of Sale, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Pierre Pedesclaux, v 69 act 421
    • Dated: November 10, 1814
    • Purchase price: $1,200.00 (includes mom and Deterville)
    • Vendor: Marigny D'Autrive; Vendee: Sosthene & Zenon Roman
    • Gives Pognon as Deterville's mother; Pognon* was described as a "griffe" 
    • *Pognon was never owned by Jacques Telesphore Roman
  • R8.057
    • Bill of Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record v 11 act 256
    • Vendor: Sosthene & Zenon Roman; Vendee: Jacques Telesphore Roman
    • Purchase price: $1,200.00
    • Dated: August 7, 1829
    • Lists Deterville as a mulatto
  • R5.016
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman and Celina Pilie's Marriage Contract, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 2 act 185
    • Value: $1,200.00
    • Lists Deterville as a mulatto
  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probat 0683
    • Value: $1,200.00
    • Lists Deterville as a mulatto
  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 173
    • Lists Deterville as a mulatto
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
    • Lists Deterville as a "domestic"
  • R5.074
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v45 act 107
    • Lists Deterville as a "domestic"
  • R8.097
    • Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, Volume 36, Act 1
    • Lists Deterville as a "domestic" 
  • R17.006.11
    • Account transactions for Widow J.T. Roman with Roman & Kernion, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Reads, "Passage of Henri, Deterville, and Raphael" (dated: January 25, 1849)
    • Reads, "Your order to Deterville" (dated: February 16, 1849; February 28, 1849; March 23, 1849; April 11, 1849; April 20, 1849)
  • R17.006.12
    • Account transactions for Widow J.T. Roman with Roman & Kernion, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Reads, "Your order to Deterville" (dated: May 13, 1850; May 24, 1850)
  • R17.006.13
    • Account transactions for Widow J.T. Roman with Roman and Kernion, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Reads, "Paid order to Deterville" (dated: January 9, 1853; April 1, 1853; February 9, 1853; May 11, 1853)
  • R17.006.15
    • Account transactions for Widow J.T. Roman with Roman and Kernion, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Reads, "Paid her order to Deterville" (dated: January 16, 1854; January 24, 1854; February 18, 1854; March 6, 1854; May 26, 1854)
  • R17.006.44
    • Letter from Marie Bouligny Villere to Thérèse Bouligny Roman, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Not dated
    • Marie mentions that Aimee received Thérèse's letter "via Deterville". Marie responds that she'll send only one hogshead with him for Aimee as it's all she can provide on the short notice.
  • R17.006.44
    • Letter from Marie Bouligny Villere to Thérèse Bouligny Roman, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Not dated
    • Marie mentioned that Deterville was very busy and "with Christmas approching, we can't find anyone to help him." "Deterville doesn't think he'll be ale to sell the chickens in two or three days busy as he is."
  • R17.006.23
    • Letter from Celina Pilie Roman to her son Henri Roman, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Dated: January 7, 1863
    • Celina stated that all of Deterville's children have left her control. She expresses her desire to "sell them all."
  • R17.006.26
    • Letter from Edmond Villere to Henry Roman, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers*
    • Dated: Monday, December 25, 1865
    • "Ed" wrote that he'll has a cold and would keep Deterville with him until Wednesday because "he" has a cold [not sure who has the cold]. He also insinuated that Deterville runs errands. 
  • R17.006.26
    • Letter from Marie Bouligny Villere to Thérèse Bouligny Roman, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers*
    • Dated: Monday, December 25, 1865
    • Marie mentioned that Deterville planned to leave "tonight" but Marie disagreed because he was sick. "De will come with you but he is not sure that he can stay, his son is the big objection."

*Marie Bouligny and Thérèse Bouligny are sisters. Marie married Edmond Villere and Henri/y married Thérèse.

 

 

While owned by Sosthene Roman, Deterville stood as his sibling's Baptism Sponsor (St. Martin Clerk of Court, v 5 page 48 & 49).