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: 
1841* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
Unknown
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female
Relationships: 
Mother: Thalie; Sibling: Celeste and Pierre
Notes: 
Age 7 (R8.198);
References: 

Primary documentation:

  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Value: $400.00 (Listed with mother)
    • Gives Thalie as Justine's mother

Support documentation: 

  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. Michel Catholic Church, Convent, Louisiana
    • Item No. 9; Page No. 80; Entry No. 10; PDF No. 99
    • Gives Talia as Celeste's (bn. 1840) mother; Estimated that Justine and Celeste are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. Michael Catholic Church, Convent, Louisiana
    • Item no. 9; Page no. 10; PDF pg. 85
    • Gives Talia as Pierre's (bn. 1837) mother; Estimated that Justine and Pierre are siblings