Pauline

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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Pauline

Date of birth: 
1843* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
Unknown
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (mulatto)
Skills or Duties: 
Relationships: 
Mother: Emelia (mulatto); Siblings: Nancy, Jean Louis, Victor, and Adam
Notes: 
Age 5 (R8.198); Age 17 (R5.239); Age 17 (R5.073); Age 17 (R5.074); Age 17 (R8.097);
References: 

Primary documentation:

  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v46 act 173
  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Value: $900 (includes mother and one sibling)
    • Gives Emilia as Pauline's mother
    • Gives Nacy as Pauline's sibling
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
  • R5.074
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
  • R8.097
    • Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, volume 36 act 1

Support documentation: 

  • R5.239
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v46 act 173
    • Gives Emelia as Jean Louis' mother; Estimated that Pauline and Jean Louis are siblings
  • Slave Baptism Records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge, 
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish
    • Item No. 7; Page No. 156; Entry No. 92; PDF Pg.: 55
    • Gives Emilia as Adam's mother; Estimated that Pauline and Adam are siblings
  • Slave baptism records, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge
    • St. James Catholic Church, St. James Parish, Louisiana
    • Item no 6; Page no. 60; Entry no. 13; PDF pg. 17
    • Gives Emilia as Victor's mother; Estimated that Pauline and Victor are siblings