About this Database:

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.

List of Enslaved People - List of Recorded Transactions

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Full Name
Pognon
Birthdate
1838 * estimated
Date of Death
Baptism Date and Sponsors
Place of Origin
Louisiana (Creole)
Gender and Designation
Female Mulatto
Skills or Duties
Hairdresser and Seamstress
Relationships
Daughter Ida
Notes


References:

J.T Roman Succession, St. James Parish (County) Records, Probate 0683, Year: 1848
Location: Oak Alley Plantation
Value: $900.00

Inventory of Celina Roman's New Orleans Residence, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Grima V46 Act 132, Year: 1860
Location: New Orleans
Value: $1800.00
          Was inventoried with children.           with child Ida

Bill of Sale, New Orleans Notarial Archives, Grima V36 Act 172, Year: 1860
Location: St. Louis Exchange New Orleans
Value: $1900.00
          Was inventoried with children.           sold with child Ida


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