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Whitney Plantation, Louisiana

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Location: Edgard, St. John the Baptist, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Surnames/tags: Louisiana slavery Heidel
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Whitney Plantation, aka Habitation Haydel.

From the Whitney Plantation's website: "Whitney Plantation Museum is the only museum in Louisiana with an exclusive focus on the lives of enslaved people." [1] It is located in Edgard, St John Parish, Louisiana.

Ambrose Heidel (1702-bef.1774) was the founder of the plantation, and it passed to many relatives, as shown below.

Ownership of the plantation:[2]

  • Up to 1752: Widow Bernard Vickner.
  • 1752-1770: Ambrose Heidel .
  • 1770-1774: Widow Ambroise Haydel and children.
  • 1774-1776: Louis Girard Pellerin then Antoine Albert.
  • 1776-1820: Jean Jacques Haydel Sr.
  • 1820-1839: Jean Jacques Haydel Jr. and Edward Marcellin Haydel.
  • 1840-1860: Marie Azélie Haydel.
  • 1860-1867: Succession Marie Azélie Haydel.
  • 1867-1880: Bradish Johnson
  • 1880-1909: Pierre Edouard St. Martin and Théophile Perret.
  • 1909-1928: St. Martin and Perret’s heirs.
  • 1928-1946: Mathilde Louise Perret and George Henri Tassin.
  • 1946-1990: Alfred Mason Barnes of New Orleans.
  • 1990-1999: Formosa Chemicals and Fiber Corporation.
  • 1999-2019: John Cummings
  • 2019 – present: The Whitney Institute, 501(c)(3)



Slave Auction of Jean Jacques Haydel, Jr.


  1. Opening Page at https://www.whitneyplantation.org/
  2. https://www.whitneyplantation.org/history/plantation-owners/

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