magnolia mound plantation


Magnolia Mound Plantation

Location: Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Pa., LA
Constructed: 1791

History: Armand Gabriel Allard Duplantier was the first Duplantier to come to Louisiana. Armand came to North America with the Marquis de Lafayette when Lafayette came to assist the struggling American colonists in their revolution against Great Britain. An injury caused Duplantier's release from duty in March 1782.

Armand's first wife, Augustine Gerard died in a yellow fever epidemic on August 28, 1799. On January 4, 1802, Armand married Constance Rochon. Constance had first been married to John Joyce and by his death Constance inherited Magnolia Mound Plantation. After their marriage Constance and Armand made their home at Magnolia Mound. Magnolia Mound is now a museum with focus on the Duplantier years.

In 1807, Armand bought Delord Sarpy Plantation in New Orleans. During the time Armand owned Delord Sarpy Plantation, the house was occupied by General James Wilkinson and his troops who were part of President Thomas Jefferson's military envoy to Louisiana after the American purchase in 1803. Wilkinson and his men stayed at the plantation between 1807 and 1810.

In 1827 Armand was laid to rest with military honors in Highland Cemetery as one of the "Fathers of our

Associated Surnames: Duplantier, Joyce

Associated Plantations: Delord Sarpy Plantation (LA)

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1800-1808: Slaves of Armand Duplantier
From Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy 1718 - 1820, all database entries for Armand Duplantier

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-Slaves sold to William Wikoff in 1803 ("14 slaves were sold with the Duplantier plantation. The price for everything was 16000 hard pesos of Mexican milled currency."):

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-Slaves sold in 1806 "Public sale of 18 slaves imported from Africa" (ship name: Success):

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Research Leads

Robert Thomas Young Family papers.
Land grants (1796-1823) signed by Charles Trudeau and Spanish Governor Carondolet document land owned by Armand Duplantier in the districts of Baton Rouge and
the Felicianas…Plats and site plans (oversize, n.d.) outline property holdings of the Young family, Armand Duplantier, and others in Bayou Sara and West Feliciana…A slave bill of sale (1838), slave lists (1840s-1850s), and an account of slaves hired out document the ownership of slaves by Robert T. Young and others.

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