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The History of 
Terrebonne Parish
Louisiana
     Early Settlers Along Bayou Terrebonne Below Houma
By Audrey Westerman

T17S R18E Sec. 5Cert. (1816) 621 
     JOSEPH GUENO (Cert. not found) (son of Pierre Gueno & Felicite Loubie; wife: Marcellite Bruce. He was born New Orleans ca. 1790; his inventory 19 June 1829 Terre. Succ. #21. His widow m. (2) Louis Chauvin in 1833)

T17S R18E Sec. 6Cert. (1821) 246 
     CHARLES BILLIOT (listed on land plat only)
     (2) MICHEL BILLIOT from MICHEL DARDAR, 5 arpents front on both sides of Bayou Terrebonne to depth of grant, bounded above by land of JEAN BTE. PRAIRIAL (SAULET), f.m.o.c., and below by land of PIERRE BILLIOT. (Terre. COB A-B, #38, pg. 71, 28 Aug. 1822; TLL 15-2-126)
     Jean Bte. Prarial Saulet, married to "Francoise" or Agnes Billiot, was b-i-l to Michel Billiot.

T17S R18E Sec. 7Cert. (1821) 245 
     (1) MICHEL DARDAR
     (2) PIERRE BILLIOT from MICHEL DARDAR, 5 arpents in front as above (MICHEL BILLIOT) bounded above by land of MICHEL BILLIOT and below by land of ETIENNE BILLIOT. (Terre. COB A-B, #38, pg. 71, 28 Aug. 1822; TLL 15-2-126)

T17S R18E Sec. 9Cert. (1816) 597 
     (1) MICHEL DARDAR (listed on land plat)
     (2) ETIENNE BILLIOT from MICHEL DARDAR, 7 arpents front on both sides of Bayou Terrebonne to depth of grant, bounded above by land of PIERRE BILLIOT and below by land of H. S. THIBODAUX. (Terre. COB A-B, #38, pg. 71, 28 Aug. 1822; TLL 15-2-126)
     (3) (Tract of land reserved for WILLIAM FIELDS, 4 arpents?)
     (3) ETIENNE BILLIOT, f.m.o.c., to HENRY S. THIBODAUX, 3 arpents on both sides of Bayou Terrebonne, being contained on the lower boundary by land belonging to H. S. THIBODAUX, which he purchased from MICHEL DARDAR, and the upper boundary of tract of land reserved for WILLIAM FIELDS, also another tract 5 arpents front on both sides of Bayou Terrebonne bounded above by land remaining to said ETIENNE BILLIOT and below by land of EDMOND FANGUY, which he purchased from PIERRE CHIASSON. (Terre. COB A-B, #161, pg. 117, 21 Oct. 1823; TLL 15-4-293)

T17S R18E Sec. 10Cert. (1821) ?231? Bourg
     (1) MARIANNE ERIES (IRIS) (listed on land plat) NOTE: she died 26 June 1822; date of these land transactions was 28 Aug. 1822, 2 months later.
     (2) MICHEL DARDAR
     (3) HENRY S. THIBODAUX from MICHEL DARDAR, 17 arpents fronting on Bayou Terrebonne, the remainder of Grant, less land sold (1) 5 arpents to MICHEL BILLIOT, (2) 5 arpents to PIERRE BILLIOT, (3) 7 arpents sold to ETIENNE BILLIOT, (4) 5 arpents sold to CHARLES BILLIOT = 21 arpents more or less (to the Billiots). Terre. COB A-B, #48, pg. 88, 29 Aug. 1822; TLL 15-2-128)

T17S R18E Sec. 11 &T18S R18E Sec. 1Cert. (1821) 253 
     ETIENNE BILLIOT (listed on land plat)
     (2) MICHEL DARDAR
     (3) CHARLES BILLIOT from MICHEL DARDAR, 5 arpents in front on Bayou Terrebonne, bounded above by land of H. S. THIBODAUX, part of a grant to MICHEL DARDAR entered in the Register's Office #597 for 330 acres of land sup. measure. (Terre. COB A-B, #38, pg. 71, 28 Aug. 1822; TLL 15-2-126)

T17S R18E Sec. 12 &T18S R18E Sec. 2Cert. (1816) 630 
     (1) ETIENNE BILLIOT
     (2) EDMOND FANGUY from ETIENNE BILLIOT, f.m.o.c., 10 arpents front on each side of Bayou Terrebonne with depth of certificaate of confirmation, referenced in records of the register & receiver for Eastern District #630, bounded above by GEORGE TOUPS under ETIENNE BILLIOT and below by  land of JEAN MARS under said ETIENNE BILLIOT, being part of a larger tract containing 358 acres. (Terre. COB A-B, #78, pg. 135, 15 Nov. 1822; TLL 15-2-133)
     (2) ANNE MARIE widow JEAN TYSON, from ETIENNE BILLIOT, f.m.o.c., 2-1/4 arpents on each side of Bayou Terrebonne with depth of confirmation as registered in land office claim #630, bounded above by JEAN MARS and below by ETIENNE BILLIOT. (Terre. COB A-B, #79, pg. 137, 15 Nov. 1822; TLL 15-2-133)

T18S R19E Sec. 2Cert. (1821) 256T18S R18E Sec. 3Cert. (1821) 254 
     (1) JOSEPH DIANNE (sic: JEANNE, DEJEAN, DION). He died 5 Oct. 1822.
     (2) Inherited by children of JOSEPH JANE: MARIE JANE, J. BAPTISTE JANE & ETIENNE JANE, which JOSEPH JANE claimed from the U.S., entered as #255 at the register office. They exchanged with:
     (3) HENRY S. THIBODAUX (Terre. COB A-B, #162, pg. 119, 31 Oct. 1823; TLL 15-4-293) (swapped for next section of land to children of JOSEPH JANE)

T18S R19E Sec. 3 &T18S R18E Sec. 4Cert. (1816) 598 
     (1) PIERRE CHIASSON to
     (2) ETIENNE BILLIOT from PIERRE CHIASSON, 5 arpents on both sides of Bayou Terrebonne, bounded above by land remaining to ETIENNE BILLIOT and below by land of EDMOND FANGUY (Terre. COB A-B, #161, pg. 117, 21 Oct. 1823; TLL 15-4-293)
     (3) HENRY S. THIBODAUX from ETIENNE BILLIOT, 5 arpents on both sides of Bayou Terrebonne, bounded above by land remaining to ETIENNE BILLIOT and below by land of EDMOND FANGUY, which he (BILLIOT) purchased from PIERRE CHIASSON (Terre. COB A-B, #161, pg. 177, 21 Oct. 1823; TLL 15-4-293.)
     (4) Children of JOSEPH JANE (MARIE JANE, J. BAPTISTE JANE & ETIENNE JANE) swap from HENRY S. THIBODAUX, 5 arpents front on each side of Bayou Terrebonne with depth of confirmation, bounded above by land of ETIENNE BILLIOT and below by land of EDMOND FANGUY (Terre. COB A-B, #162, pg. 119, 31 Oct. 1823; TLL 15-4-293)

T18S R19E Sec. 4 &T18S R18E Sec. 5Cert. 314 
     CHARLES BILLIOTThis cert. duplicate of T19S R19E Sec. 3, bounded on one side by CHARLES NAQUIN.

T18S R19E Sec. 5 &T18S R18E Sec. 6Cert. 343 
     JEAN BTE. THEODORE HENRY - land on both sides of Bayou Darbonne, 726.32 sup. acres. Claimant did actually settle this land with permission of proper Spanish officer prior to 20 Dec. 1803. The Board confirms his claim to 640 acres and rejects the balance. (wife (2) Anne Marie Naquin, Acadian)

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T18S R19E Sec. 7Cert. 313 
     JOSEPH MARIE BOUDREAUX - land on each side of Bayou Darbonne, 711.26 sup. acres. Claimant did actually settle this land with permission of the proper Spanish officer, prior to 10 Dec. 1803. Board confirmed claim to the quantity of 640 acres and rejected the balance.  (Wife was Marguerite Ludivine Pitre, Acadian. Joseph Marie died ca. 1812)

T18S R19E Sec. 8Cert. 342 
     JEAN DUPRE - land on both sides of Bayou Darbonne, 436.96 sup. acres, adjoining on one side by land of JOSEPH M. BOUDREAUX. This claim, as to title, is in every respect similarly situated to that of JEAN NAQUIN, No. 341, preceding. Confirmed.  (Wife was Eve Olive Naquin, Acadian)

T18S R19E Sec. 9Cert. 341Montegut 
     JEAN (CHARLES) NAQUIN - land on both sides of Bayou Darbonne, 484 sup. acres. Claimant petitioned Baron de Carondelet for this land in 1795, the Baron directed the Surveyor General to inform himself relative to the land being vacant, etc., and the Surveyor General reported favorably to the claimant. Claimant never received any other title from the Spanish Govt. but he actually settled the land prior to 2nd Oct. 1800. Confirmed.  (Wife was Marie Madeleine LeBoeuf of SJB Parish)

T18S R19E Sec. 10 &T19S R19E Sec. 1Cert. (1833) B 48 
     WIDOW JEAN PIERRE DUGAS (REYNALDA NAQUIN)(In 1810 they lived at this site; no claim found)

 ** Claim 338 of JEAN BAPTISTE VARDIN, for himself and brothers, for a tract of land on both sides of Bayou Darbonne, containing 626.36 sup. acres (total of acreage in Sec. 2, 3, 4 and 5 = 626.16). They claim they settled on this land about 1792-1793 and they show sufficient proof, but it also appears satisfactorily to the Board, that they left the land and settled elsewhere, previous to 1 Oct. 1800 and never resumed possession of it since. Claim rejected. (This **land was in conflict on the state land plat - Jean Baptiste, Alexandre & Pierre Verdun)

T19S R19E Sec. 2 **Cert. 340 
     (JEAN) CHARLES NAQUIN - land on both sides of Bayou Lafourche (sic: Darbonne), 145.30 sup. acres, adjoining on one side by PIERRE DUGAS. Claimant did settle this land with permission of proper Spanish officer prior to 20 Dec. 1803.  (wife was Marie Madeleine LeBoeuf from St. John Parish. Jean Charles Naquin died Nov. 1820. He also had land at T18S R19E Sec. 9, Claim 341, where he was living in 1810)

T19S R19E Sec. 3 ** Cert. 314 
     (1) CHARLES BILLIOT - land on both sides of Bayou Darbonne, 215.04 sup. acres, bounded on one side by CHARLES NAQUIN. Claiment settled prior to 20 Dec. 1803  (wife (1) Genevieve Magneau, Acadian 1794-c1834; (2) Manette Lucie Renaud, Acadian 1805-+1870. They were half sisters, having the same mother)  (Alse see T18S R19E Sec. 4, Cert. 314 -- DUPLICATE)

T19S R19E Sec. 4 **Cert. 315 
     (1) PIERRE BOURG - land of both sides of Bayou Darbonne, 185.34 sup. acres, adjoining on one side by CHARLES BILLIOT. Settled before 20 Dec. 1803 with permission of proper Spanish officer.  (wife was Madeleine Rose Pitre, Acadian 1780-1844; m. 10 June 1798 ASM. Pierre Jean Bourg, Acadian 1770-1836)

T19S R19E Sec. 5  **Cert. 339 
     (1) LOUIS SAVAGE - land on both sides of Bayou Darbonne, 80.48 sup. acres, adjoining on one side by PIERRE BOURG. Settled before 20 Dec. 1803 with permission of proper Spanish officer. (brother of Marie Anne Pierre, wife of Houma Courteau, Indian)
     (2) MARIANNE, sister of LOUIS le sauvage abandoned to ROSALIE COURTEAU wife of JACQUES BILLOT land bordering on the upper side of PIERRE BOURG and on the lower side by land proveeding from JEAN BILLOT, now occupied by VIDOCHE BELLANGER for and in consideration of the expenses necessary to put the said land in order, well understood that I abandon it to her at her risks and perils for the expenses that the said land shall revert to her and I MARIANNE do acknowledge my daughter ROSALIE from this very day and forever as owner of the said land. (Terre. COB I No. 2951, pg. 157-158, 15 Dec. 1841, Recorded 27 Dec. 1841.) Wit: ALEXANDRE BILLOT and C. L. DUROY; L. BARRAS, Judge.
     (3) ROSALIE COURTEAU wife JACQUES BILLOT abandoned to Mr. (CHARLES LEMICHEL) DUROY a certain piece of land proceeding from LOUIS le sauvage bordering above on the land of PIERRE BOURG below on that of JEAN BILLOT for and in consideration if he wins or possesses the said land that he give me 3 arpents of it, on each side of the said Bayou above or below, well understood that I sell to him at his risks and perils and that all the expenses shall revert to him since he is only obliged to give me some land when he shall possess it without difficulties. (Terre. COB I, No. 2950 pg. 157, recorded 27 Dec. 1841) Wit: ALEXANDRE BILLOT and JOHN CUNNINGHAM; L. BARRAS, Judge.

T19S R19E Sec. 6Cert. 484 
     (1) JOSEPH LAFORCE settled this land with permission of proper Spanish officer prior to 20 Dec. 1803 (wife was Marie Louise St. Germain from Natchez on the Coast of the Mississippi; she was 1/4 Indian)
     (2) JEAN BILLIOT (Jr.) (cert. 484) by transfer or purchase from JOSEPH LAFORCE, 167.15 sup. acres, adjoining on one side to land of LOUIS SAVAGE
     (3) TOUH-LA-BAY alias COURTEAU, of the Beloxy Nation, purchased from JEAN BILLIOT, f.m.o.c., 5 arpents on each side of Bayou Terrebonne to depth of grant, bounded above by ALEXANDRE VERDUN and below by land of same VERDUN, for $100. (Act 51, 29 Aug. 1822, pg. 92 of Terre. COB A-B; TLL 15-2-128)
     (4) ALEXANDRE VERDUN purchased from TOUP-LA-BAYE dit COURTEAU, Indian of the Beloxy nation, land on the lower part of Bayou Terrebonne, 5 arpents front on each side by such depth as certificate of confirmation calls for, bounded above and below by land of the said VERDUN, for the sum of $350 whereof $100 have been paid in cash, $100 payable one year from today, and $50 in the course of the two aforesaid years as fast as Courteau shall have need therefor. Courteau is owner of the aforesaid land by virtue of the acquisition from JEAN BILLIOT dated 29 Aug. 1822, which BILLIOT had had by concession thereof. (Terre. COB E No. 837, pg. 108,109 3/526; sale dated 2 June 1829, recorded 2 June 1829)Receipt 2 May 1831 that COUTEAU (+ mark) was paid $150 by Alexandre Verdun, witnessed by Pierre Chiasson & Louis Verret. Recorded 10th March 1847.

T19S R19E Sec. 50Cert. 369Point Barre 
     (1) JEAN CHAP settled in 1787, sold to
     (2) JEAN BILLIOT JR. - land on both sides of Bayou Darbonne, 168.36 sup. acres, adjoining on one side by JOSEPH LAFORCE.  (Jean Pierre Baptiste Billiot -1791-c1860; m. (1) ca. 1808 Marguerite Courteau, Indian c1793-1822 [Houma "Tacalobe" Courteau & Marie Anne Pierre], (2) ca. 1834 Euphrosine/Frosie Jaco c1820-d. before 1850 aka Frosine Gregoire [?Jaco/Jacques, Indian & ?Marie Rosalie?], (3) ca. 1844 Arthemise Felicite Verdun c1808-+1860  [Jean Bte. Verdun dit Cadet & Rosalie?]
     (3) ALEXANDRE VERDUN from JEAN BILLIOT JR., 5 arpents front on both sides of Bayou Terrebonne, bounded above (sic: below) by land of JACQUES BILLIOT and below (sic: above) by land of CORTEAU, an Indian, with ordinary depth. Ref. to records of Eastern Dist., County of Lafourche No. 369, filed 12 June 1808. JEAN BILLIOT sold land to repay debt he owed his mother MARIANNE ERIS (sic: IRIS). (Act 37, 27 Aug. 1822, pg. 69 of Terre. COB A-B; TLL 15-2-125)

T19S R19E Sec. 51Cert. 371 
     (1) JEAN BILLIOT SR. - land on both sides of Bayou Darbonne, 342.85 sup. acres. Warrant of survey in 1787 and did inhabit and cultivate on 1 Oct. 1800.  (wife Mariane Iris, griffe [1/2 Indian] c1750-1822 [possibly Jean Bte. Iris & Indian woman, probably Chaoucha])
     (2-A) Probate of JEAN BILLIOT: CHARLES BILLIOT paid $253 for land containing 20 arpents front on each side of Bayou Darbonne with depth of 40 arpents with about 12 arpents cleared (Act 108, 29 Sept. 1809, p. 100 OA Lafourche Int. Par. 1808-1812; also TLL 11-3-10).
     (3-A) ALEXANDRE VERDUN, by purchase from CHARLES BILLIOT (to repay debt he owed his mother MARIANNE ERIS), 20 arpents front on Bayou Terrebonne by ordinary depth, bounded above by COURTEAU, an Indian, and below by purchaser. This tract was purchased at auction fully referenced in Lafourche Interior Book A of Deeds, pg. 161. 
     (2-B) JACQUES BILLIOT - 10 arpents front on each side of Bayou Darbonne x 40 arpents depth sold at probate to JACQUES BILLIOT (Act 109, 29 Sept. 1809, p. 101 OA Lafourche Int. Par. 1808-1812; also TLL 11-3-10)  (m. (1) Charlotte Louis ?-1808 [possibly dau. or sis. of Louis Savage], no issue; m. (2) 1808 Rosalie Courteau, Indian c1793-1883 [Houma Courteau & Marie Anne Pierre]
     (3-B) ALEXANDRE VERDUN, purchase from JACQUES BILLIOT, (because Jacques owed his mother MARIANNE ERIS (sic: IRIS), 10 arpents front on both sides of Bayou Terrebonne to depth confirmed by authority of U.S., bounded above by land of ALEXANDRE VERDUN and below by land of ALEXANDRE VERDUN under JEAN BILLIOT. This is the same tract that JACQUES BILLIOT purchased at auction as will appear by reference in Par. of Laf. Int. (Act. 35, 27 Aug. 1822, pg. 66 of Terre. COB A-B; TLL 15-2-125)  (wife was Marie Gregoire, Indian)
     (4) JEAN BTE. GREGOIRE, f.m.o.c., from ALEXANDRE VERDUN, for $200, 10 arpents front on each side of Bayou Terrebonne with depth of cert. of confirmation, part of land taken on the lower part of a larger quantity and starting from his lower boundary. (Terre. COB A-B, #224, pg. 223, 20 June 1824; TLL 15-4-305)

T19S R19E Sec. 52Cert. 370 
     (1) MARIANE IRIS, griffe - land on both sides of Bayou Darbonne, 321.74 sup. acres. Warrent of survey for claimant from Gov. Miro in 1788, same inhabited and cultivated by her on 1 Oct. 1800
     (2) JEAN BTE. VERDUN - sale from Mariane Iris for $832.33, 2 tracts of land (1) 5 arpents front x 40 arpents depth on each side of Bayou Terrebonne, bounded above by COURTEAUS SAVAGE & below by JOSEPH BILLIOT and (2) 10 arpents front on both sides of Bayou Terrebonne bounded above by JEAN BTE. VERDUN and below by JEAN BILLIOT (Laf. OA 1813-1817, No. 360, 12 Oct. 1813 p. 78)

T19S R19E Sec. 7Cert. 368 
     (1) Warrent of survey for JEAN BILLIOT from Gov. Miro in 1788, inhabited and cultivated on 1 Oct. 1800, Jean Billiot conveyed the land the present claimant, JOSEPH BILLIOT.
     (2) JOSEPH (ALEXANDRE?) BILLIOT - land on both sides of Bayou Darbonne, 159.12 sup. acres, adjoining on one side by land of MARIE ACIES (sic: IRIS).  (m. (1) Jeanet Courteau, Indian c1796-bef1826 [Touh-la-baye, Indian & ?]; (2) Magdelaine Gregoire, Indian, c1806-? [?Gregoire, griffe & Marianne, Indian?].
     NOTE: Alexandre Billiot signed in marriage of "Francoise" Billiot to Jean Bte. Prerial Saulet in 1815 and he also signed as witness for Rosalie Courteau regarding repossession of the land of Louis le sauvage in 1841. Was this Joseph Billiot?

T19S R19E Sec. 8Claim 601? 
     MANUEL ALBARADO (Cert. not found)


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