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This database makes accessible to the public all available information pertaining to the enslaved men and women who built and sustained Oak Alley. It brings to light attributes of personhood including names, origins and relationships, and presents them simultaneously with the marks of slavery that dehumanized--such as appraised value. Together, it is our aim to offer a resource for students and researchers, and enable them to better understand the people of one specific sugar plantation.

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Full Name
Petit Joseph
Date of Death
Baptism Date and Sponsors
Year: 1838 Sponsors: Lazare (slave) and Marie (slave)
Place of Origin
Louisiana (Creole)
Gender and Designation
Male Negro
Skills or Duties
Field Hand/Laborer
Mother is Francoise, Siblings are Jean, George and Marie
bt. 29 Jan 1838 (SMI-9, 11) Francoise gave birth to Joseph at the time Louise Patin's succession was being settled.


J.T Roman Succession, St. James Parish (County) Records, Probate 0683, Year: 1848
Location: Oak Alley Plantation
Value: $500.00

J.T.R Succession Settlement, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Grima v46 173, Year: 1860
Location: (Not recorded)
Value: $ (Not recorded)

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