Rosette/ Zabeth

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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Rosette/ Zabeth

Date of birth: 
1846* (estimated)
Place of Origin: 
Oak Alley (Creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (mulatto)
Skills or Duties: 
Notes: 
Age 14 (R5.081); Age 14 (R5.078); Age 14 (R5.075); Age 14 (R5.073); Age 14 (R5.074);
References: 
  • R5.075
    • Inventory of Jacques Telesphore Roman's New Orleans home (owned by Henri Jacques Roman and Marie Octavie Roman Buchanan); New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 132
    • Value: $1,200
  • R5.081
    • Bill of sale, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 175
    • Purchase price: $1,575
    • Lists Rosette/ Zabeth as being a domestic
  • R5.078
    • Exchange of slaves, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima, v 46 act 165
    • Listed as being mulatto
  • R5.240
    • Settlement and Partition of Oak Alley Plantation, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Felix Grima v 46 act 165
    • Purchase price $14,750 (includes a total of 14 people)
    • Vendor: Estate of Jacques Telesphore Roman; Vendee: Henri Jacques Roman
  • 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
    • Lists Rosette/ Zabeth 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
    • Lists Rosette/ Zabeth 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 to Henri that Zabeth and Nancy have run away and have yet to return. When Celina has them back in her custody, "they will be caged up right fast. " Henri is instructed to put them to the fields to work should they ever return to the country and lock them up on Sunday.