Calumet Plantation

10 Oct



In 2011 I traveled to Patterson Louisiana and visited the residence of my 2nd great-grandmother Julianne

and her parents lived on as properties. There were chills running down my body when I walked on the grounds

that they had walked on.The residence now known as“Calumet” was the “O. and N. Cornay Plantation” or

“Radville Plantation”, when my ancestors reside there. It was the home of Octave Cornay, who, with his brother,

Numa, had built up a large sugar mill complex on land inherited from their mother, Mrs. Henry Cornay (nee

Francoise Radville Haydel), in an area known as Dutch Settlement. She had inherited from her parents, George

Haydel and Marguerite Bossier. The original land grant had belonged to Jean Baptiste Bossier.


Jean Baptiste Bossier by John James Audubon 1821

Nephew of the Jean Baptiste Bossier that owned the original Calumet land.

calumet home



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5 responses to “Calumet Plantation

  1. michael

    August 19, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    is this the same julienne that is supposed to have beenj j haydels concubine

  2. dr mike

    November 23, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    was jj haydel your 2 gr grand father? if so I would like to know who my other distant cousins are.

    • Stephani Juleeana Miller

      January 13, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      Hello Dr. Mike, My 5th great grandmother is Marie Rosalie Haydel, the daughter of Jean George Haydel.

  3. Natalie White

    July 8, 2020 at 3:27 am

    My 7th great grandfather is also Ambroise Haydel. Both my great grandparents on my mother’s side have him as their ancestor as well. I was very surprised to learn all of this from since I thought my family came over from Germany in the late 1880’s. My grandfather was a Miller and that is my maiden name. I enjoyed reading your blog.

    • Stephani Juleeana Miller

      July 8, 2020 at 9:41 am

      Hello Cousin Natalie, there are a lot of us on Ancestry whose ancestors are from the German Coast of Louisiana.


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