Hello, My friend Art Thomas told me about your site and encouraged me to send this information to you. I am a descendant of Pierre Marin Lenormand. I am appending his succession inventory. This inventory contains the names of 15 slaves. I do hope that this will be of help to those seeking their ancestors. ESTATE OF [PIERRE] MARIN LENORMAND NO. 155 MARIN LENORMAND: INVENTORY, May 30, 1814. At the request of Charlotte Lenormand, Judge Ransom Eastin proceeded to her home to inventory the community property existing between herself and her husband, Marin Lenormand in order that a partition might be effected between herself and her children, all adults. First items inventoried were LAND: (1) a tract 6 x 40, situated near the church, located on the east bank of Bayou Teche, bounded above by the lands of Mr. Davis; appraised at $2100. (2) 15 arpents of land in the same vicinity and on the same side of the bayou; appraised at $3000. SLAVES: Heloise (16), appraised at $800; Henriette (18), $800; Celeste (10), $400; Lindor (20), $800; Narcisse (60), $300; Rondine (35), $600; Paelsi (55), $300; Rosette (35), and her 2 children, Artus (8) and Lubin (5), appraised together at $1000; Victoire (12), $600; Adeline (9), $400; Angelique (40) and her two children, Antoine (6) and Zerbin (4), appraised together at $1200. ANIMALS: 95 head of cattle; 5 horses, 50 sheep, and 25 hogs. Appraised value of community property $13,504. PARTITION, May 30, 1814. Charlotte, Lenormand asked that a partition of the community property be effected between herself and her children, namely, Modeste Arthemise, wife of Joseph Landry; Marie Modeste, wife of Charles David Henriot; Marin Lenormand; norbert Lenormand, and Ursin Lenormand. Of the $13,504 appraised value, the widow chose to take for herself items to the value of $6,504, thus leaving items to the value of $7,000 to be divided among the children. The division was as follows: 1. Marin Lenormand received a tract of land 3 arpents wide without improvements valued at $600 and the slave named Heloise, appraised at $800. 2. Modeste Arthemise received a tract of land 3 arpents wide without improvements valued at $600 and the slave named Henriette, appraised at $800. 3. Marie Modeste received a tract of land 3 arpents wide without improvements valued at $600, the slave named Celeste and the slave named Zerbin, plus cash of $175 for a total of $1400. 4. Norbert Lenormand received a tract of land 3 arpents wide without improvements valued at $600 and the slaves named Adeline and Antoine, plus a cash payment of $100 for a total of $1400. 5. Ursin Lenormand received a tract of land 3 arpents wide without improvements valued at $600, 2 young slaves, and $275 in cash for a total of $1400. The widow's share included the main plantation of 6 arpents width, with improvements, the remaining slaves and the animals for a total of $6504. ["Land Records of the Attakapas District" by Glenn R. Conrad, v.II, part 2, 1804-1818] UNQUOTE Allen J. Rogers "Allen J. Rogers"
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