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Article in the Baton Rouge Advocate on descendants' research into their family histories. The article focuses on Jessica Tilson.

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…

Washington Globe 1838-05-29 Batey advertisement cropped.jpg
Three weeks before purchasing enslaved people from the Maryland Jesuits, Jesse Batey posted this advertisement in the Washington Globe newspaper offering his plantation on Bayou Maringouin in Louisiana for sale in exchange for "negroes", or offering…

GTM119b40f05i03ab.pdf
In this letter from 1851, Jesse Batey requests that Fr. Thomas Mulledy or one of his representatives release him from the mortgage on 64 persons and a tract of land in Maringouin. Batey agreed to this mortgage in September 1839 to finance the payment…

AMST 272 Clifford Maringouin.mp3
Maringouin, Louisiana is a small town of just 1,100 people, 900 of whom can trace their ancestry back to the Maryland Jesuits' 1838 sale of 272 people. Many of those who were sold to Jesse Batey at the West Oak plantation have descendants who remain…

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Maringouin 1919.jpg
Incorporated in 1907, the town of Maringouin (pop. 1,098 in 2010) is located on the site of Jesse Batey's West Oak Plantation in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. To this day it remains home to many GU272 descendants. This Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of…

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Immaculate Heart of Mary Stained Glass Window.pdf
Stained glass window from Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Maringouin, Louisiana, featuring historical images of the church from 1877, 1964, and 1972. Immaculate Heart of Mary has been the center of Catholic religious life for many members…

In this short documentary film, students in Professor Adam Rothman's AMST 272 Facing Georgetown's History and Professor Bernie Cook's FMST 399 Social Justice Documentary reflect on a trip they took to Louisiana in March 2018 to meet with members of…
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