Thisbe

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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Thisbe

Date of birth: 
1787* (estimated)
Date of death: 
1848* (estimated)
Baptism Date and Sponsors: 
Unknown
Place of Origin: 
Louisiana (creole)
Gender and Designation: 
Female (negro)
Relationships: 
Husband: Leandre; Children: Raphael and Mahomet
Notes: 
Age 25 (R17.006.1)
References: 
  • R17.005.1
    • Jacques Etienne Roman Succession, Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, LaRC 600 Kuntz Collection
    • Value: $1,200 (incudes both children)
    • Gives Raphael and Mahomet as Thisbe's children
  • R17.006.1
    • Petition, Tulane University, Howard -Tilton Memorial University, LaRC 179 Roman Family Papers
    • Lists Thibe as the wife of Leandre
    • Lists Thisbe and Leandre as being parents