Nathalie

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Oak Alley Foundation's historic grounds and exhibits are open daily from 9am-5pm, but will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020.  Admissions are required to enter the historic site and may be purchased upon arrival (no advance sales).  Visitors should allow 2 hours to visit the open spaces and exhibits but we do encourage you to arrive early to avoid longer waits for "Big House" exhibit.  Social distancing is highly encouraged and face coverings are required in all buildings and exhibits.  

Nathalie

Date of birth: 
4/1859
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (Negro)
Relationships: 
Mother: Desiree; Sibling: Justin, Alia, Marie Augustine, and Rema
Notes: 
15 months old (R5.239); 14 months (R5.073); 14 months (R5.074); 15 months (R8.097);
References: 

Primary documentation: 

  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 173
    • Gives Desiree as Nathalie's mother
    • Gives Justine (bn. 1855) as Nathalie's sibling
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
    • Gives Désiree as Nathalie's mother
    • Gives Justine as Nathalie's sibling
  • R5.074
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
    • Gives Désiree as Nathalie's mother
    • Gives Justine as Nathalie's sibling
  • R8.097 
    • Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, vol. 36 act 1
    • Gives Desirée as Nathalie's mother
    • Gives Justine as Nathalie's sibling

Support documentation: 

  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 224; Entry no. 62; PDF pg. 71
    • Gives Désirée as Alia's mother; Estimated that Nathalie and Alia are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana 
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 142; Entry no. 4; PDF pg. 52
    • Gives Désirée as Marie Augustine's mother; Estimated that Nathalie and Marie Augustine are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no. 7; Page no. 217; Entry no. 19; PDF pg. 63
    • Gives Désirée as Rema's mother; Estimated that Nathalie and Rema as siblings