Pierre Bourgeois and P.A. Thibodaux, Assumption Parish, LA
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Parish of Lafourche
State of Louisiana
Be it known, by these presents, that on this seventh day of the
month of February, 1877, in
order to make an amicable partition of the plantation known as "Eugenia"
situated in this parish
on the left bank of Bayou Lafourche, about forty one miles below the
town of Thibodaux.
Mr. Pierre Bourgeois, proposes and Mrs. Martha Rose Anna Larkin,
wife of Pierre A.
Thibodaux, heree present and assisting and authorizing his wife,
accepts, the partition on the
following conditions, to-wit:
The land comprising said plantation situated along Bayou Lafourche,
arpents, more or less, front by forty arpents in depth, between parallel
lines, bounded above by
land known as "Nettleton Tract", and below by land or plantation known
as "De Head" belonging
since last year to Mr. Gueno, -shall be partitioned into two unequal
portions, the upper portion
measuring seven arpents and one half, more or less, front by forty
arpents in depth, with all the
buildings and improvements thereon, containing three hundred arpents,
more or less, in
superficies, now belongs to Mrs. P. A. Thibodaux.
The lower portion measuring ten arpents and one half, more or less,
front by forty arpents in
depth, containing four hundred twenty arpents, more or less, in
superficies, henceforth belongs to
Mr. Pierre Bourgeois.
The land comprising said plantation "Eugenia" situated on both sides
of Bayou Petit Bayou
L'Ours (Little Bayou L'Ours) bounded front by land of said plantation
"De Head" and below by
land belonging formerly to Mrs. Fransisco de Paula Parra, measuring
fifty arpents, more or less, in
length, along the North bank of Bayou "Little Bayou L'Ours" shall be
divided into four parts, or
equal portions, the length to be measured along Little Bayou L'Ours
without regard as to depth or
length of said land, but partitioning the opening and the closing,
taking into consideration the
canals and stations existing on the tract, and looking to the advantage
of both owners.
The first portion of said land on Little Bayou L'Ours joining the
forty arpent line of the land of
"DeHead" plantation and extending the length and along both sides of
said Bayou Little Bayou
L'Ours, shall henceforth belong to Mrs. Pierre A. Thibodaux.
The second portion of said Little Bayou L'Ours land, adjacent to the
first portion of said land
herein above described, allotted to Mrs. Thibodaux, and extending the
length of and on both sides
of Little Bayou L'Ours, shall henceforth belong to Pierre Bourgeois.
The third portion of said Little Bayou L'Ours land, adjacent to the
second portion of said land
above described and allotted to Pierre Bourgeois, extending along and on
both sides of said Little
Bayou L'Ours shall henceforth belong to Mrs. Pierre Thibodaux.
The fourth portion of said Bayou "Little Bayou L'Ours" land adjacent
to the third portion of
said land above described and allotted to Mrs. Thibodaux, extending the
length of and on both
sides of Little Bayou L'Ours shall henceforth belong to Mr. Pierre
This latter portion allotted to Pierre Bourgeois also comprises two
hundred forty acres of land
more than is described in the Land Office of the United States, and in
the previous sales, as
The North half of Lot six (6) and the South halves of Lots six (6)
and seven (7) and eight (8) of
Section (51) fifty-one, and the North halves of Lots one (1) and two (2)
of Section fifty eight (58)
of Township eighteen (18) South of Range twenty one East, South Eastern
District of Louisiana.
It is well understood that for the partition, the lower line of the land
along little Bayou L'Ours
herein allotted to Mr. Bourgeois shall be taken on the "Coteaux" (hills)
of said Bayou, where the
line between Sections fifty one and fifty eight of said Township
traverse the Coteau of Bayou
Little Bayou L'Ours.
It is agreed by us that Mr. Thibodaux shall divide th said land as
without charge by Mr. Pierre Bourgeois, who agrees to furnish at his
cost the labor to aid Mr.
Thibodaux to make said partition, and who reserves the right, if he sees
fit, to appoint another
surveyor to assist in this partition, at his expense.
It is agreed by us, that Mr. Pierre Bourgeois has the right to
continue to occupy the one half of
the cabins and other improvements situated on the seven arpents and one
half front, on the upper
line of said plantation until the end of this year.
It is understood by us that as soon as the lines shall have been
drawn between our properties as
hereinabove stipulated, she shall cause to be written a notarial act
which we shall record in the
record office of this parish, and that we shall mutually guarantee our
titles according to ordinary
forms, and according to laws in such matters.
We have signed in the presence of witnesses, in duplicate, and we
shall each keep a copy of this
act and if at any time one of us thinks it proper to cause this act to
be recorded, then we intend
that same be considered as an agreement between us.
Martha Rossanna Larkin
P. A. Thibodaux
Pierre Bourgeois (his X mark)
H. L. Michelet
C. J. Guedry
The State of Louisiana
Parish of LaFourche
Before me, the undersigned authority, personally came and appeared
Mr. Henry L. Michelet,
one of the witnesses, to the within instrument, who first being sworn
deposes and says that the
signatures of Martha Rose Anna Larkin, P. A. Thibodaux, Pierre
Bourgeois, and the other
witness, C. J. Guidry, are genuine and were made in his presence and of
their own free will and
accord after due reading of the same of the within instrument.
So help me God.
H. L. Michelet
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this the 8th day of March, A.D. 1877.
Clerk 15th District Court
Parish of Lafourche
Joel A. Ohmer, Graphic Artist
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