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 PLANTATION