Mercury/ Mecure

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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Mercury/ Mecure

Date of birth: 
1797* (estimated)
Date of death: 
1860* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
Unknown
Place of Origin: 
North Africa
Gender and Designation: 
Male
Skills or Duties: 
Notes: 
Age 64 (R8.198); Age 25 (R17.005.1);
References: 
  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Value: $100
  • R17.005.1
    • Jacques Etienne Roman Succession, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 600 Kuntz
    • Value: $600
    • States that he is from "de nation Nord"
  • R17.006.1
    • List of Enslaved People Paid for Corn, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Mercure was paid $4 for corn grown and sold. List is written in the hand writing of Jacques Telesphore Roman but the people are still owned by his mother, Louise Patin. 
    • Dated: 1833