Rosalie

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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Rosalie

Date of birth: 
1843* (estimated)
Date of death: 
1860
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (Mulatto)
Skills or Duties: 
Relationships: 
Mother: Meanna (Mulatto); Siblings: Raphael, Charles, Marie Josephine, Elizabeth, and Genevieve
Notes: 
Age 5 (R8.198); Age 16 (R5.075); Age 16 (R5.073); Age 16 (R5.074); Age 16 (R5.081);
References: 
  • R8.198
    • Jacques Telesphore Roman Succession, St. James Clerk of Court, Probate 0683
    • Value: $1500 (includes mother and four siblings)
    • Gives Meanna as Rosalie's mother
    • Gives Rosalie, Raphael, Elizabeth, Charles, and Genevieve as siblings
  • R5.075
    • Inventory of Jacques Telesphore Roman's New Orleans home (owned by Henri Roman and Marie Octavie Roman Buchanan), New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 132
    • Value: $1,200
  • R5.240
    • Settlement and Partition of Oak Alley Plantation, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 174
    • Purchase price: $14,750
    • Vendor: Estate of Jacques Telesphore Roman; Vendee: Henri Jacques Roman
  • R5.081
    • Bill of Sale, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 175
    • Purchase price: $1,700
    • Lists Rosalie as mulatto
    • Lists  Rosalie as a domestic and seamstress
  • R5.073
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 107
    • Listed as being located at the Roman's home in New Orleans
    • Gives Rosalie as mulatto
  • R5.074
    • Transfer of Records, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 45 act 108
    • Listed as being located at the Roman's home in New Orleans
    • Gives Rosalie as mulatto
  • R17.006.21
    • Letter from Celina Pilie Roman to her son Henri Roman, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Dated: January 3, 1863
    • Celina wrote that Rosalie threatened to leave multiples times but refused to go. Celina slapped her in an attempt to make her leave but Rosalie still refused to leave. 
  • R17.006.23
    • Letter from Celina Pilie Roman to her son Henri Roman, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Dated: January 7, 1863
    • Celina wrote that Rosalie has tricked her but refuses to give details. Rosalie was described as a "dunce" but shipped her trunk to the plantation before leaving the city altogether. Henri was instructed to "put her to work in the fields and punish her well for me [Celina]".