Company History

  • J Supple's Sons - Company History  Land for Sale
  • J Supple's Sons - History Land for Sale
  • J Supple's Sons - Company History  Land for Sale
  • J Supple's Sons - Company History  Land for Sale
  • J Supple's Sons - History Land for Sale
  • J Supple's Sons - Company History  Land for Sale

Along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, many old plantation homes still stand and represent an important chapter in the history of the deep south. J. Supple's Sons Planting Company was born on the west bank of the mighty Mississippi River just below Baton Rouge in an area know as Bayou Goula.

Jeremiah and Catherine Supple were descendants of Irish immigrants who reconstructed their lives in Bayou Goula by opening the Supple Mercantile business shortly after the end of the Civil War. As the business prospered, the Supples began acquiring land and growing sugar cane and processing the cane into sugar. Kinsale, Catherine, Richland, The Ridge, and Nottoway plantations became part of the Supple enterprise.

J. Supple's Sons Planting Company, Ltd., incorporated in February of 1897, is one of the oldest active corporations in the state of Louisiana. The decendants of Jeremiah and Catherine Supple maintain a company office in the old Supple Mercantile Store in Bayou Goula on the 
River Road. Sugar cane farming remains an important part of the Supple enterprise.

We still have copies of the second edition of the Supple Family book, Who Stole Grandma's Picture?...and Other Tales of the Supples of Bayou Goula, which was originally published in 1998. These books are available to shareholders and their families for $20.00 per book plus shipping if necessary.