1831 - 1835
André Bienvenu Roman, the 9th and 11th Governor of Louisiana, was born near Opelousas in 1795 and died while walking near his home in New Orleans in 1866. He was 71.
An historic marker denotes the location of Cabahanoce Plantation, where Governor Andre Roman was interred in its St. Jacques Cabahanoce Cemetery. The great flood of 1927 caused his removal to St. James Catholic Church Cemetery.
He was strongly supported for governor in a contentious election by Henry Clay, who had come to live in New Orleans in support of Roman's campaign. In 1839 he was elected once more, thus becoming the first Louisiana governor to be elected twice.
Roman, representing St. James and St. John the Baptist Parish areas, voted against secession in the Louisiana Secession Convention of 1861.
However, he refused to take an oath of allegiance to protect his property after Union occupation. He was reduced to accepting the position of New Orleans City Recorder of Deeds and Mortgages immediately before his death.
André Roman was one of the founders of College of Jefferson which opened in 1834 in St. James Parish. Today it is operated and known as Manresa Retreat House.
His brother, Jacques Telesphore Roman, had built and owned Oak Alley Plantation in St. James Parish for many years.
Only Remaining Stone - leaning against front of tomb.
Aime Family tomb is close to the grave site of Governor Roman.
Septime Fortier Family
Valcour Aime family stones are located on the right side.
Septime Fortier is the son-in-law of Valcour Aime.
Left Stone (St Louis Cemetery # 3)
Middle Stone (St Louis Cemetery # 3)
Right Stone (St Louis Cemetery # 3)
La. Secretary of State
Alfred Roman, Governors Son & Orleans District Court Judge
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