Petit Joseph

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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Petit Joseph

Date of birth: 
1837* (estimated)
Date of death: 
1848* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
January 29, 1838; Sponsors: Lazare (slave) & Marie (slave)
Place of Origin: 
Louisiana (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Male (negro)
Skills or Duties: 
Relationships: 
Mother: Françoise ; Siblings: Jean, George, and Marie
Notes: 
Age 12 (R8.198); Age 23 (R5.239); Age 23 (R5.073); Age 23 (R5.074); Age 23 (R8.097);
References: 
  • 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: $500 
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
    • Lists Petit Joseph as a field slave
  • R5. 074
    • Transfer of Rights, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
    • Lists Petit Joseph as a field slave
  • R8.097
    • Sale, St. James Clerk of Court, Conveyance record, volume 36 act 1
    • Gives Petit Joseph as a field slave