Rosetta

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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Rosetta

Date of birth: 
1762* (estimated)
Date of death: 
9/13/1840
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
Unknown
Place of Origin: 
Louisiana (creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (mulatto)
Skills or Duties: 
Notes: 
Age 45 (R17.005.1);
References: 
  • R17.005.1
    • Jacques Etienne Roman Succession, Tulane University, Howard- Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 600 Kuntz Collection
    • Value: $1,500
    • Labeled as a domestic, cook, seamstress, and laundress
    • Listed as sold
  • Death record, Archdiocese of Baton Rouge**
    • St. Michael Catholic Church, Convent, Louisiana
    • Died: September 13, 1840
    • Item no. 8; Page no. 20; Entry no. XXX; PDF pg. 91
    • *Death record is contained within baptism records in the Oak Alley database.

**A note was made denoting that Rosetta was sold from Jacques Etienne to Jacques Telesphore before Etienne's death. The inventory taken of Etienne's succession also notes that she was sold. However, no slave sale exists in the Oak Alley archives of the sale being made to Telesphore.