Justine

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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Justine

Date of birth: 
1855* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
Unknown
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female
Relationships: 
Mother: Desiree; Siblings: Ali, Nathalie, Marie Augustine, and Rema
Notes: 
Age 5 (R5.239); Age 5 (R5.073); Age 5 (R5.074); Age 5 (R8.097);
References: 
  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 173
    • Gives Desiree as Justine's mother
    • Gives Nathalie as Justine's sibling
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
    • Gives Desirée as Justine's mother
    • Gives Nathalie as Justine's sibling
  • R5.074
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
    • Gives Desirée as Justine's mother
    • Gives Nathalie as Justine's sibling
  • R8.097 
    • Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, vol. 36 act 1
    • Gives Desirée as Justine's mother
    • Gives Nathalie as Justine's sibling

Support documentation:

  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 224; Entry no. 62; PDF pg. 71
    • Gives Désirée as Alia's mother and July 25, 1860 as birthday; Estimated that Justine and Alia are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana 
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 142; Entry no. 4; PDF pg. 52
    • Gives Désirée as Marie Augustine's mother; Estimated that Justine and Marie Augustine are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 217; Entry no. 19; PDF pg. 63
    • Gives Désirée as Rema's mother; Estimated that Justine and Rema are siblings