Joseph Melon was a Voodoo witch doctor who lived in New Orleans in the 1800s. Despite all of the magic that he was believed to possess, he was never able to find a true love. He was a big Voodoo around the town who always carried a book and walking cane with him. Legend has it that he fell in love with a woman once who was already with another man. When it was clear to him that she would never love him, he put a spell on her. Shortly after, she broke up with her man and would never love again, dying an old and lonely maid. Joseph Melon had a lot of mean tricks up his sleeve, including cooking a pot of congris at night in order to complete a spell that involved dancing all night long.
(Source: Tallant, Robert. Voodoo in New Orleans. 1994)