Katy/Kitty/Ketty

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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Katy/Kitty/Ketty

Date of birth: 
1/1837
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
January 29, 1838; Sponsors: Aryes (slave) & Sara (slave; possibly owned by Louise Patin);
Place of Origin: 
Louisiana (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female
Skills or Duties: 
Relationships: 
Mother: Isabelle; Children: Marie Louis, Anne, Marie, and Jean
Notes: 
Age 10 (R8.198); Age 21 (R5.239); Age 21 (R5.073); Age 21 (R5.074); Age 21 (R8.097);
References: 

Primary documentation

  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Value: $500
  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 173
    • Gives Marie Louise and Anna as Katy's children
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. Michel Catholic Church, Convent, Louisiana
    • Item no. 9; Page no. 10; PDF pg. 86
    • Gives Isabelle as Katy's mother; 
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
    • Gives Mary Louise and Anne as the children of Katy
  • R5.074
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
    • Gives Mary Louise and Anne as the children of Katy
  • R8.097
    • Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, volume 36 act 1
    • Gives Marie Louise and Anne as the children of Katy

Support documentation:

  • 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 Katy as Marie's (1859) mother;