Succession of
Antoine de Villiers
and Marie Bordelon
No. 2577, St. Landry Parish Filed 1/27/1863

To the Hon. Judge of the eighth Judicial District Court of the State of Louisiana, acting in and for the parish of St. Landry.

The petition of Marie Bordelon, widow of Antoine C. de Villiers, decd., of the parish of St. Landry, with respect represents that her said husband died lately in this parish leaving property of which he has made no disposition by testament or otherwise, the most of which is in community with your petitioner.

That the heirs of said deceased are the children issue of his marriage with your petitioner, all of whom are residents of this parish, part of them above and part below the age of majority.

That your petitioner desires to be qualified as natural tutrix of those who are below the age of majority, and to be appointed administratix of said Estate;

Wherefore your petitioner prays that she be qualified as natural tutrix of Francois, Octavie, Damonville, Achille, Hebrard, Theosa, Herminie, Edgar and Caroline, minors of aforesaid and that an undertutor be appointed to them; and your petitioner prays that after the legal delays and publications, she be appointed administratrix of the Estate of said Antoine C. Devilliers, decd;

And petitioner prays for all other orders and decrees necessary in the premises and for general relief. Filed Jan. 27, 1863 By her Attys. - Dupre & Garland A Garrigues, Clerk

Petition being considered, it is ordered that petitioner be appointed as natural tutrix to her minor children the issue of her marriage with Antoine C. Devilliers her decd. husband and that Ant. C. Devilliers fils be appointed as their undertutor. It is further ordered that the application of petitioner to be appointed administratrix of the Estate of her said decd. husband be published according to law.

Signed at Opelousas this 27 Jan. 1863. A. Garrigues, Clerk

Estate Sale

State of Louisiana, Parish of St. Landry...Pursuant to an order of the Honorable District court of the Eighth Judicial District of the State of Louisiana, and directed to me, I Jean Bouffartiguez, a public auctioneer in and for the Parish of St. Landry, duly sworn and commissioned, I have proceeded to the last residence of Antoine C. Devillier, deceased, situated in the Parish of St. Landry, about six miles of the Court House in the town of Opelousas in the place known as Prairie Basse, for the purpose of selling at public auction all the property belonging to said estate, on the following terms and conditions, to wit: The corn and cotton for cash, the balance of the property on a credit of One, Two and Three years from day of sale, except purchases of and under Ten dollars shall be paid cash. Purchasers to furnish with their note good and sufficient security to Marie Bordelon, administratix, and payable at her domicile in Prairie Basse. All sums not punctually paid, to bear interest of the rate of Eight per cent per annum from maturity until paid. The slaves to remain specially mortgaged to said estate until full payment of principal and interest which may accrue thereon.

The terms and conditions of the sale having been published in the Patriot, a newspaper published in the town of Opelousas, and read in a laudible voice to the people in attendance, I have proceeded to the sale as follows:

  1. Honore, negro man, aged about 36 years, adjudged to Mrs. Marie Bordelon for the sum (of) Two Thousand Dollars (She makes her mark)
  2. Frank, a Negro man, aged about 40 years, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for the sum of two thousand dollars
  3. Henry, a negro man, aged about 42 years, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for eighteen hundred dollars
  4. Pierre, negro man, about 23 years, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for three thousand dollars
  5. David, negro man, aged about 27 years, adj. to Mr. Antoine C. Devillier for eighteen hundred dollars (he signs his name)
  6. Benn, negro boy, aged about 15 years, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for two thousand and fifty dollars
  7. Sally, negro woman, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for six hundred dollars
  8. Victoire, negro girl, aged about 13 years, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for nineteen hundred and fifty dollars
  9. Rosalie, negro woman, aged about 21 years, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for two thousand and five hundred and fifty dollars with her child Adam, aged 6 months
  10. Esther, negro woman, aged about 40 years, with her child Sylvanie, aged 9 years, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for six hundred and fifty dollars
  11. One ox cart and two yokes, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for thirteen dollars
  12. One horse cart, adj. to Mrs. ____ Smith for twenty one dollars
  13. One lot harnesses, chaiss and bridle, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for twenty six dollars
  14. Seven plows adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for fifty one dollars
  15. Five harrows, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for ten dollars
  16. . Two (2) cotton sweeps, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for twenty four dollars
  17. One lot tools, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for six dollars
  18. Two cross cut saws adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for five dollars
  19. Four shovels adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for twenty five dollar
  20. Four hatchets adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for twenty three dollars
  21. One _it saw adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for eight dollars
  22. Five spades adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for four dollars
  23. One buggy, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for the four hundred and twenty five dollars
  24. One black horse adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for one hundred dollars
  25. One sorrel horse, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for the sum of four hundred and ninety five dollars;
  26. Two mules, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for four hundred and five dollars:
  27. Two mules adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for four hundred and five dollars
  28. One American sorrel horse, adj. to Mr. H.B. Carell two hundred and forty one dollars
  29. One mare and colt, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for one hundred and twenty dollars
  30. One mare and colt, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for one hundred and eighty dollars
  31. One lot of corn adj. to Mr. L. V. Chachere for two hundred and twenty two dollars
  32. . One corn sheller, adj, to Mrs. Bordelon for one hundred and one dollars
  33. Seven _usser adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for four dollars and fifty cents
  34. One Alezan horse, adj. to Mr. Theodule Lalonde for thirty four dollars
  35. One bay horse, adj. to Mr. ______ for fifty six dollars cash
  36. One mare and colt, adj. to Mr. Jeff Lyons, for one hundred and fifty dollars:
  37. One sorel mare, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for thirty six dollars
  38. One pair ox, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for one hundred and forty nine dollars
  39. One ox, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for twenty five dollars
  40. One cow and calf, adj. to Theodule Lalonde for sixty dollars
  41. Nineteen bales cotton, adj. to Mr. Y. Valade for eighteen hundred and seventy five dollars and 25 cents
  42. One lot of cotton in seed, adj. to Mr. Jefferson Lyons and Co. for eighteen hundred seventy five dollars and 25 cents
  43. One lot of timber, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for dollars
  44. One lot of timber for __, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for twenty six dollars
  45. One lot shingles, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for thirty two dollars
  46. One gun and accessories adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for thirty two dollars
  47. One lot hogs, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for twenty dollars
  48. One bedstead, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for twenty dollars
  49. One pendulum clock, adj. to Mr. ______ , eleven dollars cash
  50. One lot of wild horned cattle, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for twenty dollars
  51. One clothes press, adj. to Mrs. Bordelon for twenty dollars
  52. One bull, adj. to Mr. Raymond Deshotel for twenty six dollars

Having sold all the property exhibited to me and belonging to said estate, I have closed the sale amounting to the sum of twenty four thousand and one hundred and forty seven dollars and and 50 cents and I have signed the same in the presence of the undersigned competent witnesses and the administratrix this thirty one day of March one thousand eight hundred and sixty years.

Signatures of Mrs. Bordelon (her cross), Antoine C. D. fils, Jefferson Lyons, A.F.________, and witnesses, W. Hargroder and Louis C. Devillier.

The petition of Antoine C. Devilliers fils of the parish of St. Landry with respect represents that Marie Bordelon widow of Antoine C. Devilliers late of St. Landry, has died therein, leaving an estate composed of effects movable and immovable, of which she has made no testamentary disposition.

That she was administratrix of the Estate of Antoine C. Devilliers; natural tutrix of Achille, Hebrard, Theosa, Herminie & Edgar, minors issue of her marriage with said Antoine C. Devilliers.

That the Estate of Antoine C. Devillier is not yet settled and part of the property thereof is yet unsold.

That it is necessary to have a family meeting of the above named minors to recommend someone for appointment as tutor of said minors, their grandfather, Michel Bordelon who is entitled to said tutorship being over seventy years old, refused the appointment.

That it is also necessary to appoint an administratrix to the Estates of said Antoine C. Devillier and Marie Bordelon, both deceased.

The premises considered your petitioner prays that he be appointed administrator of said Estate of Antoine C. Devillier and Marie Bordelon, deceased.

That a family meeting of Achille, Hebrard, Theosa, Herminie and Edgar, minor children of said Antoine C. Devillier and Marie Bordelon, composed of Michel Bordelon, Notley C. Devilliers, Jeff Lyons, Laurence Carriere and Charles C. Devilliers, their nearest relatives, be called before Yves Davy, Recorder of St. Landry at his office in Opelousas on the 20th instant, for the purpose of recommending someone for appointment as tutor of said minors.;

That your petitioner is the undertutor of said minors and prays that he be invited to attend said family meeting as in duty bound; petitioner prays for all other orders and decrees necessary in the premises and for general relief.

Filed March 18/68 By his Attys.,Dupre & Garland /s/ A. Garrigues, Clerk

  1. The heirs were Notley C., Mrs. Jefferson Lyons, Mrs. Lawrence Carriere, all majors; and Francois, Octavie, Damonville, Achille, Hebrad, Theosa, Herminie, Edgar and Caroline, minors, and Francois Henry, a grandchild (son of Marie Emonet).
  2. The nearest relatives to the minors were Francois Coulon deVilliers, Louis C. deVilliers, Charles C. DeVilliers, Michel Bordelon and Onezime Carriere.
  3. Antoine C. DeVilliers, fils, was appointed undertutor.
  4. By March 18, 1868, Marie had died (4/2/1868); Michel Bordelon, her father, refused tutorship, being over 70 years of age. Antoine, fils, became undertutor.
  5. When Marie died, a new family meeting was held, composed of Michel Bordelon, Notley C. DeVilliers, Lawrence Carriere, Jefferson Lyons and Charles C. DeVilliers, Villeneuve Bordelon, Joseph M. Carriere, Onezime Carriere and Joseph Carriere.


Will of Francois Coulon Devilliers
Filed Dec. 20, 1866

St. Landry Parish No. 2962 State Of Louisiana, Parish of St. Landry

Know all men by these presents that, for and in consideration of his natural love and affection for his children and his desire to assist them as much as possible during his life time, Francois Coulon Devilliers, of said State and Parish does hereby give, grand, and donate unto his children, viz, Fanelie C. Devilliers, wife of Joseph Carriere herein aided and authorized by her said husband; Madeleine C. Devilliers, wife of John Wyble; Virginia G. Devillier, wife of Joseph Rayon, Idolie C. Devillier, widow of Octave Dejean; Amynthe C . Devilliers, wife of Notley Antoine Devillier; Francois C. Devilliers fils and Villier C. Devilliers, the undivided fifteenth/sixteenth (15/16) and unto Calise D. Devillier a daughter by a previous marriage wife of Adolph Nezat; the remaining one sixteenth (1/16) of the described property viz.:

A tract of land situated in said parish lying on the south side of the Bayou Teche having twenty one arpents front on the said bayou, bounded on the west by the donor, Bienvenu Stelly and B. Haw, on the East by Madame A. Castille and Bte. Lalonde and South by B. Haw, Bte. Lalonde and a bend of the Bayou Teche. The said tract has a varying depth which may be more particularly described as follows: twelve arpents front on the western portion of said tract, have a depth of forty arpents, being bounded on the North by the Teche, on the west by Donor and Bievenue Stelly & South by B. Haw. The six arpents front immediately adjoining the last described tract have a depth of Eighty arpents front on the Eastern part of the tract having a depth of forty arpents running back to a bend of said Bayou Teche, the three arpents front on the Eastern part of the tract have a depth of forty arpents bounded on the north by the Teche, East by Mdme. A. Castille and south by Baptiste Lalonde. The whole tract containing about one thousand and eighty arpents, together with the fencing on said land - no other improvements. The said property herein described is appraised and estimated at ten thousand and eight Hundred dollars ($10800.00).

The aforesaid donees hereby accept the donation herein made by their father, the donor; and Mrs. Madeleine Nezat wife of the donor herein aided and authorized by her husband consents to the said Donation.

The certificate required by Act 3328 of the civil Code is dispensed with. In testimony of which the said parties have hereunto signed at the parish aforesaid at the residence of the Donor in presence of Onezime A. Guidry, Thomas C. Anderson,competent witnesses, and before me, Theodose Robin Notary Public this 17th day of July 1866.

Witnesses: /s/ Onezime A. Guidry, Thom C. Anderson, Simon Richard, Theovide Schexnaide; Signed by F.C. Devillier, F.C. Devilliers, Jr., Madeline (her mark) X Nezat, Virginia Devilliers, Joseph Rayon, Fanelly Devilliers, Joseph (his mark) X Carriere fils, Celise C. 3 (her mark) X Devilliers, Adolph Nezat, Magdelaine Devillier, Jean Wable, A. C. Devillier, Notley C. Devilliers.

The letter Y erased and the word hundred underlined in the first line third page before signing. Madeleine Nezat, Joseph Carriere.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto closed and signed the present act and which is signed by all the different heirs in presence of Onezime A. Guidry and Thomas C. Anderson. And Simon Richard & Theovide Schexnaider, who have signed as witnesses to prove the signatures of Celise C, Devilliers, Adolph Nezat, Joseph Carriere fils & Celise C. Devilliers, not knowing how to sign have hereunto made their ordinary marks in presence of the above named witnesses on the day month and year first above named.

/s/ Theod. S. Robin, Notary Public, St. Landry. State of Louisiana, Parish of St. Landry, I, Yves D'avy Recorder in and for the Parish of St. Landry do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the original of Record in my office. That I am the Keeper of same and that said original has affixed thereon Eleven dollars worth of Int. Rev. stamps of United States and duly cancelled.

In testimony, thereof I hereunto sign and affix the seal of my office this 30th June A.D. 1869. D'Avy, Recorder


Succession of Francois Coulon de Villiers
No. 2961, St. Landry Parish Filed 12/20/1866

Property also included:

  1. Property located at Bayou Gros Chevreuil: A tract of woodland situated near Leonville, St. Landry Parish, measuring two arpents front by 20 arpents depth, bounded north by land of Anatole and Jean Bpte. Lalonde, south by Napoleon Robin, east by A.D. Mayer, and West by Napoleon Robin, sold to A.D. Mayer for $25.00;

  2. The plantation and last residence consisting of 53.09 9arpents, situated in St. Landry in that section known as Prairie Gros Chevreuil, bounded north by Alex Monerr, South by Valery Mayer, Sr., east by land of Est. and west by A.D. Mayer, lot 4 on map, sold to A.D. Mayer for $600.00

  3. Lot 1 of Plat, 40 arpents, bounded north by Lot 2, south by Michel Emonet, east by Mrs. H. Bernard and west by Valery Mayer, Sr., sold to Joseph Camy for $242.00

  4. Lot 2, 45 arpents, bounded north by Lot 3, south by Lot 1, east by Mrs. H. Bernard, west by Valery Mayer, sold to Armand Lanclos for $172.80

  5. Lot 3, 45 arpents, bounded north by Alexis Moreau, south by Lot 2, east by Darsin Colas, west by Lot 4, sold to Mrs. A.D. Mayer for $60.00

  6. Tract of woodland near Leonville, containing 60 arpents, bounded north by Anatole and Jean Bpte. Lalonde, south by Bayou Teche, west by Napoleon Robin, sold to Robin for $405.00

  7. Lot 1 of map, 50 arpents in Gros Chevreuil, bounded north by A.D. Mayer, south by Charles Clay and others, east by No. 2, west by St, Cyr, sold to A. Boudreau for $90.00

  8. Lot 2 of Map B, 50 arpents in Gros Chevreuil, bounded north by A.D. Mayer, south by Charles Clay, east by Lot 3 of Map B, west by Albert Boudreau and Lot 1 of B, sold to Lunia Hebert for $130.00

  9. Lot 3 of Map B, 50 arpents, bounded north by A.D. Mayer, south by Charles Clay, east by Valerie Olivier, west by Lunia Hebert and Lot 2 of B, sold to Valery Olivier for $135.00

  10. No. 5 of Map A, 50 arpents, prairie land, bounded north by Louis Lalonde, south by Alexis Moreau, east by Francois Castille, west by Louis Lalonde, sold to Mrs.Antile Lalonde for $200

  11. 180 acres of swampland near Bayou Courtableau, bounded north by Telesphore Zerangue, south by public lands, east by Thoduce Chachere, west by swamp of Frazor and Marks, sold to Mrs. Valery Mayer for $300.00

Marriage Certificate
Francois de Villier and Marie de Livaudais
St. Louis Cathedral, No. 91

Francois Coulon de VILLIER with MARIE ESNOUL de LIVAUDAIS: In this year of seventeen hundred and sixty two and the twenty-eighth of June, having published one Bann of Marriage from the pulpit at the Parish Mass between Sieur FRANCOIS COULON de VILLIER, Chevalier of the Royal and Military Order of St. Louis, Captain of the Infantry, a native of Montreal in Canada, widower of the deceased Dame MAGDELEINE MARIN, who died at the Illinois, of one part, andd Dame MARIE GENEVIEVE ESNOUL de LIVAUDAIS, a native of this Parish, widow of Sieur BENIGNE FONTENETTE, who when living was a Doctor for the King, of this Colony, and who died at Havana, of the other part, there being no impediment, either canonical or civil to this marriage, I the Capuchin priest, Superior of the same Order and Cure of this Parish, received the mutual consent of the parties, having obtained a dispensation for the other two Banns for valuable reasons, and have joined in marriage in the presence of Messrs. de LIVAUDAIS, Captain of the Fort and father of the spouse, LIVAUDAIS the younger, Officer, de MAZAN, Chevalier of St. Louis, AUBRY, Captain Chevalier of St. Louis, DORVILLE, Aide to the Major, BELISLE, the younger, officer, DORLAUCOUR, Officer, CHAUVIN DESISLET, Captian of the Miitia and others who have signed wiuth me the day and year as above
/s/ F. Dagobert, Capt. Supr.
/s/ Marie Enoul Genevieve Livaudais
/s/ Chv. Coulon De Villier /s/ Livaudais /s/Chauvin /s/ Babin Livaudais /s/ Charlote Desille /s/Aubry /s/ Grandpre /s/ desollest /s/ Dorkiocourt /s/Dutillest /s/ Belile, Jr. /s/ Chr. de Mazan
Recorded documents from France Submitted by James Jumonville

Baptism of Elizabeth COULON, daughter of Raoul Guillaume COULON and (Anne) Louise DE LA FOSSE, on June 4, 1691, at St. Etienne Church, Mantes la Ville, LDS Film 114878. Godparents were Claude (?) LE COUTURIER AND ELIZABETH Gouet, his wife.

Baptism of Marie Anne COULON, daughter of Raoul Guillaume COULON and Anne Louise DE LA FOSSE, in May 1692, at St. etienne Church, LDS Film 114878: ....born 25 October 1691. Godparents were Francois MARQUAIS and Francoise ?

Baptism of Francois COULON, son of Raoul Guillaume COULON and Anne Louise DE LA FOSSE, on 31 1693, at St. Etienne Church, LDS Film 1114878. Godparents were Guillaume MOLLIERE and Magdeleine ?

Baptism of Marie Louise COULON, daughter of Raoul Guillaume COULON and Louise DE LA FOSSE, on 25 November 1684 at Mantes La Ville, St. Etienne Church, lDS Film 1114878. Godparents were ? DE LA FOSSE and Marie LE COUTURIER.


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