Magdeline

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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Magdeline

Date of birth: 
9/1846
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
April 4, 1847; Sponsors: Janvier (slave) and Jeanne (slave)
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (negro)
Relationships: 
Mother: Marie
Notes: 
Age 12 (R5.081);
References: 
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rogue
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 6; Page no. 61; Entry no. 15; PDF pg. 21
    • Gives Marie as Magdeline's mother
  • R5.081
    • Bill of Sale, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v46 act 175
    • Purchase price: $1,575
    • Lists Genevieve as a domestic and "negro"
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