Jean

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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Jean

Date of birth: 
1/20/1865
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
March 25, 1865; Sponsors: Alfred (slave) & Pognon (slave)
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female
Relationships: 
Mother: Kitty/Katy; Siblings: Marie Louise, Marie, and Anne
References: 
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rogue
    • Baptized at the "house of Henry Roman", St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item No. 9, Page No. 20; Entry No. 9; PDF page 75
    • Gives Kitty/Katy as Jeans' mother

Support documentation:

  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 173
    • Gives Katy as Anne and Maire Louise's mother; Estimated that Jean, Anne, and Marie Louise are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana 
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 235; Entry no. 16; PDF pg. 67
    • Gives Ketty as Marie's (bn. 1859) mother; Estimated that Jean and Marie are siblings