Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery

East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

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Additional Cemetery Info...

Also known as The Spanish Cemetery.

Prior to 1792, there was a small cemetery set aside for the chapel that stood near the site where Bayou de Gras emptied into the Mississippi River. In 1792, the church of Our Lady of Sorrows was established by order of the Spanish government and this mandate included the establishment of a formal cemetery (known as the Cemetery of Our Lady of Sorrows or simply The Spanish Cemetery). This cemetery occupied the area now traversed by North Street between what is now N. 4th Street and N. 5th Street.

This was the official Catholic cemetery from 1792 until 1824. In that year, the town fathers of Baton Rouge passed a resolution demanding that the church quit using this area for burials because the "odor" was overpowering the town. The residents of Spanish Town allowed their livestock to roam freely through the cemetery, breaking open graves (apparently they did not bury six feet deep in those days). So a search was made to find a new burying ground away from the town. This resulted in the acquisition of the property on Main St. where the cemetery is located today.

The church issued a directive for people to remove their loved ones from the Spanish cemetery and move them to the new cemetery. This apparently did not work well because in 1854--30 years later--the church entered into an agreement with the town fathers whereby the church would cede the area of North St. between N. 4th and N. 5th to the town if the town would undertake the removal of the remaining graves and move them to the new cemetery.

There are many people who believe many of these graves are still located under North St. and were never moved.there are no existing records to indicate who was moved and who wasn't. The earliest sexton records that are known only go back to 1880 and end at 1928, when the last paid sexton retired.

There are no known burial records prior to 1880. There are funeral records back to 1792 but these don't tell us where the person was buried, only that they received the last rights of the church upon their death. Section 1, of the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery located on Main Street, the section on the west side next to the railroad tracks was the first part of the "new" cemetery that was opened to receive those remains from the old cemetery but a walk through that section reveals no evidence of these early burials.

It is "assumed" that anyone that died after 1824 is buried in St. Joseph cemetery; anyone who died prior to that date was in the Cemetery of Our Lady of Sorrows [Spanish Cemetery]. And there is no way telling if the Our Lady of Sorrows [The Spanish Cemetery]are under North St. or in the cemetery on Main Street.

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'HISTORY, Stone Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-02 06:00:53
'LOCATION, Cemetery Originated Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:49
'LOCATION, Cemetery Originated Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:44
ALLAIN, Aug Angelo Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-02 06:00:47
ALLAIN, Duralde Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-02 06:00:47
ALLAIN, Maria Francoise Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-02 06:00:47
ALVAREZ, Miguel Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-02 06:00:48
ANDRES, Juan Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-02 06:00:48
ARBOUR, Francisco Alexandro Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-02 06:00:48
ARBOUR, Juan Pedro Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-02 06:00:49
ARTACHO, Isidore Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-02 06:00:49
ARTACHO, Rufino Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-02 06:00:49
BABIN, Cypriano Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-02 06:00:49
BABIN, Infant Son Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-02 06:00:50
BAGLEY, Angelito Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:44
BALLY, Juan Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:44
BARBER, Anna Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:44
BARON, Angelico Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:45
BARON, Madam Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:45
BAUCHERET, Dona Angela Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:45
BAVEHERT BAUCHERET, Dona Angela Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:45
BECK, Georgia Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:46
BELANGER HALLEY, Julia Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:39
BELANGIER, Nicolas Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:46
BELLANGER, Nicolos Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:46
BENEY, Infant Daughter Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:46
BENIN, Henerietta Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:47
BENNOIS, Infant Daughter Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:47
BERNARD LEBOY, Luisa Paulina Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-07-01 06:00:41
BERRERON, Valmon Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:47
BERTIN, Francisco Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:47
BLANDEIN GEDERIE, Luisa Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:46
BOLOCHE, Infant Daughter Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:48
BOTCH, Infant Son Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:48
BOURG DAIGLE, Rose Adelaide Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-06 06:00:45
BOURGARD, Elisa Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:48
BRAU, Adelaide Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:49
BROU, Angelito Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:49
BURKE, Angelo Felix Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:49
BURKE, Hypolina Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:49
BURKE, Infant Son Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:50
BURKE, William Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:50
CALLO, Santiago Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:50
CALREO, Vincente Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:50
CAMPLET, Julianna Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:51
CHIENS, Jayme Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:51
CLAMPETRE, Georgia Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:51
CLARK, Infant Son Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:52
CONFSOTTE, Don Alexandrina Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:52
CONNIER, Catalina Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:52
CONNIUR, Gillenmo Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:52
COURTIN, Josephia Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:53
CROVENCHI, Maria Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:53
DAIGLE, Joseph Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-06 06:00:45
DAIGLE, Juan Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-06 06:00:45
DAIGLE, Rose Adelaide Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-06 06:00:45
DAIGLE, Thomas Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-06 06:00:45
DAIGRE, Genevieva Degre Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-06 06:00:46
DE LAS NIEVES, Antonio Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-06 06:00:46
DEBUIS, Infant Son Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-06 06:00:46
DEGRE, Guan Bastista Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-06 06:00:46
DEGRE, Luis Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-06 06:00:47
DEGRE CROVENCHI, Maria Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:53
DELOT, Maria Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-06 06:00:47
DEVINCLOT, Juan Bautista Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-06 06:00:47
DOIMOND, Helena Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-06 06:00:48
DOIRON, Theodore Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-06 06:00:48
DOIRON, Ursule Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-06 06:00:48
DUBREULLE, Angelica Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:44
DUGUT, Maria Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:44
DUN, Ama Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:45
DUORION, Juan Batista Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:45
DURALDE, Nalda Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:45
DURALEE, Joseph Ramon Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:45
DURRON, Rosa Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:46
EBER, Celeste Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:46
EBER, Francisco Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:46
EBER, Luis Joseph Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:46
EPE, Janvier Pedro Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:47
EUDE, Unknown Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:47
FERBOSE, Maria Reyna Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:47
FERNANDEZ, Anthonio Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:47
FERRIO, Infant Daughter Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:48
FITZPATRICK, Maria Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:48
FITZPATRICK, Marie Nevette Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:48
FORET, Maria Juana Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:49
GAREY, Gorgio Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:45
GAVEY, Henrie Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:45
GAVEY, Juan Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:45
GEARY, Infant Daughter Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:46
GEDERIE, Henrieta Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:46
GEDERIE, Luisa Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:46
GEDERY, Pedro Claudio Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:46
GENOVYA DELOT, Maria Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-06 06:00:47
GIDRY, Maria Margariet Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:47
GIL, Angel Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:47
GIL, Susana Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:47
GODEAU, Unknown, MD Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:47
GODERIE, Juon Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:48
GONZALES, Cautiodo Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:48
GRACY, Elizabeth Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:48
GRANGIER, Anna Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:49
GRAS, Baltaza Carvulo Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:49
GROS DUGUT, Maria Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:44
GUEDERIE, Carlos Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:49
HALLEY, Julia Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:39
HALLEY, Sabastiane Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:39
HEBER, Ursula Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:39
HEBERRE, Maria Josefa Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:39
HEBERRE, Mariana Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:40
HEBERT, Francois Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:40
HEBERT, Infant Daughter Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:40
HEBERT DOIRON, Ursule Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-06 06:00:48
HENRIE, Carlos Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:40
HENRY, Maria Julia Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:41
HEVERE, Antonio Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:41
HEVERRE, Infant Son Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:41
HEVERRE, Juan Bautista Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:42
HEVERRE, Juliana Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:42
HICKEY, Anne Marie Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:42
HICKEY, Daniel Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:42
HICKEY, Martha Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:43
ISADORA, Aglantio Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:43
JERNARY, Hernando Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:43
JEROME, Miguel Rosemont Jeauvea Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:43
JULIET, Jose Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:44
LABOURICIERE, Francis Dr Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-07-01 06:00:38
LANDRIE, Margarita Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-07-01 06:00:39
LAVENTURE, Pedro Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-07-01 06:00:39
LEBEAUX, Anthonio Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-07-01 06:00:39
LEBLANC, Agricola Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-07-01 06:00:40
LEBLANC, Angelo Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-07-01 06:00:40
LEBLANC, Olivier Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-07-01 06:00:40
LEBLANC, Pedro Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-07-01 06:00:40
LEBLANC HEBERRE, Maria Josefa Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:39
LEBOY, Angelo Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-07-01 06:00:41
LEBOY, Luisa Paulina Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-07-01 06:00:41
LEFITIF, Ancil Titio Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-07-01 06:00:41
LEGENDRE, Luis Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-07-01 06:00:42
LEGENDRE BENIN, Henerietta Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:47
LEGENDRYE, Infant Son Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-07-01 06:00:42
LEJEUNE, Sophia Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-07-01 06:00:42
LELONG, Maria Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-07-01 06:00:42
LONG EPE, Janvier Pedro Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:47
LONGUEPEE, Ambrosio Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-07-01 06:00:43
RICARD ALLAIN, Maria Francoise Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-02 06:00:47
RICHET FORET, Maria Juana Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:49
SAINST, Maria Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:44
SRIVEN HICKEY, Martha Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-23 06:00:43
THERIO BARBER, Anna Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-05-26 06:00:44
TRAHAN LELONG, Maria Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-07-01 06:00:42
VINDA FITZPATRICK, Marie Nevette Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-09 06:00:48
VOUSERE GIL, Susana Our Lady of Sorrows aka The Spanish Cemetery East Baton Rouge 2024-06-10 06:00:47

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