Marie Louise

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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Marie Louise

Date of birth: 
12/1838
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
April 14, 1839; Sponsor: Argus (slave) & Marie (slave)
Place of Origin: 
Louisiana (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (Mulatto)
Relationships: 
Mother: Euphrosine/ Frosine (mulatto); Siblings:Paul, Bazile, and Ursule
References: 

Primary documentation:

  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. Michel Catholic Church, Convent, Louisiana 
    • Item no. 9; Page no. 39; Entry no. 22; PDF pg. 93
    • Gives Euphrosine as Marie Louise's mother

Support documentation: 

  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Gives Paul, Bazil, and Ursule as the children of Frosine; Estimated that Marie Louise, Paul, Bazile, and Ursule are siblings
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
    • Gives Frosine as Honorine's mother; Estimated that Marie Louise and Honorine are siblings
  • R5. 074
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
    • Gives Frosine as Honorine's mother; Estimated that Marie Louise and Honorine are siblings