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From: peggy <>
Subject: Re: [LAORLEAN] St Rosalie Plantation
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 14:28:04 -0600 (GMT-06:00)

The St. Rosalie Plantation she is referring to is/was located about 33 miles downriver from New Orleans in Plaquemines Parish (a bit south of Alliance and a bit north of Ironton). I don't see any properties there now (plantation properties). I believe the property that one comprised the plantation now belogns to the refinery (?) next door.


-----Original Message-----
>From: Kay Lemke <>
>Sent: Feb 13, 2008 12:32 AM
>Subject: Re: [LAORLEAN] St Rosalie Plantation
>One of my favorite plantation houses is Rosalie. At one time, I think it was
>known as Fort Rosalie.
>When I was in the seventh grade, my parents decided to visit Natchez,
>One of the homes we toured was Rosalie.
>There was a very old lady there acting as a tour guide. She had lived in the
>house all of her life and had recently sold it or donated it to the club
>that was to take care of it.
>She had a lot of wonderful stories to tell about living there, such as no
>closets in the bedrooms when she was little.
>She said a lot of her toys and other things that had been used in the
>home had been stored in the attic after the new people took over, but we
>could not go up there. The way she talked it really made us want to go to
>the attic to see these things.
>She also told a very sad story. She and her brothers and sisters would run
>and play in the house as children will do.
>One day one of her brothers was sliding down the bannister. He slipped and
>fell, hitting his head and killing him. The bannister curves half way
>down and he probably lost his balance on the curve.
>Perhaps this is the ghost in the window.
>A few years ago, my husband and I visited Natchez. Of course, I had to
>return to Rosalie. The house now feels empty and smaller. It no longer has
>the warm feeling that it had when I visited it the first time.
>Does any one know who this little boy was or who the family was and what
>happened to all of the heirs?
>Maybe some one from the family is on this list and can tell us the genealogy
>of the family.
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