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NODP 1860-12-07 Advertisement for West Oak.pdf
An advertisement for the sale of West Oak plantation, placed in the New Orleans Daily Picayune for December 7, 1860. Of note is that the property is described as including "14 new double negro cabins."

Alex Scott grave marker IHM Cemetery 2019-03-09.jpg
The grave marker of Alex Scott in Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery in Maringouin, Louisiana. Alex or Alexius Scott was born in Newtown in 1825 to Bennett and Clare Scott, sold by the Jesuits to Jesse Batey in 1838 along with the other members of the…

La Tourette Map of Louisiana 1848.jpg
This 1848 map of Louisiana includes the location of plantations and names of their owners. Landholdings by Gov. Henry Johnson and J. Batey making up West Oak plantation in Iberville Parish are shown on the map. (See detail below.)

NODP 1852-02-18 Ad for Batey plantation and negroes.jpg
After the death of Jesse Batey, Robert MacBeth, attorney for the estate, ran an advertisement for six weeks in the Daily Picayune. Batey's heirs hoped to sell several tracts of land, sundry plantation items, and 119 people. The estate is described as…

Iberville Parish Courthouse Conveyances 28 no 257.pdf
In 1897, William Harris and Basil Butler donated land to the Catholic Church in Louisiana "for the purpose of assisting and advancing Christian education among the colored children" of Iberville Parish, Louisiana.

Basil Butler (b. 1824), the son…

GTM119b67f10i05ab Grivel to Lancaster 1840-05-30.pdf
In this letter from Fr. Fidel Grivel to Fr. Charles Lancaster dated May 30, 1840, Grivel includes a brief report on the condition of the people who were sold to Louisiana. He noted that Henry Johnson said he would build a chapel for "our people" and…

Cornelius Hawkins testimony from Beatty v Hawkins.pdf
Testimony of Cornelius Hawkins in the 1893 case of Beatty et. al. v. Hawkins et. al. (45 La. Ann). Hawkins testifies that he had rented land to grow cotton at West Oak from Glenn Peake since 1871.

GTM119b69f18i13abc Van de Velde to Brocard 1848-11-27.pdf
Fr. Van de Velde pleads with the Jesuit Provincial in Maryland to contribute $1000 for a church in Louisiana for use of the enslaved people they had sold in 1838. This is the second letter from Van de Velde to the Maryland Jesuits on the topic. He…

Frank Campbell 1.jpg
Three photographs of Frank Campbell, one of the enslaved people sold by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838. These photographs are included in a scrapbook from the early 1900s that belonged to Robert Ruffin Barrow, Jr., which is held at Ellender Memorial…

RFOFB-R35-F310 West Oak Pay Roll 1867-10-17.pdf
This payroll from the Freedmen's Bureau records lists laborers at West Oak plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Many of the people listed in this document were sold to West Oak by the Maryland Jesuits in 1838 or were the children of people sold…
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