Location: St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, USA
Emilie Decoux, widow, filed a petition to be appointed administratrix to the estate of her late husband, Francois Cesar Boutte, fils, and sought confirmation of Emilie's natural tutorship of the three minor children of Francois and Emilie: Francois-Aristide Boutte, Joseph Dermancourt Boutte and Marguerite-Clelie Boutte, and appointment of an undertutor in the meantime.
On 25 July, 1843, the court confirmed her natural tutorship and appointed the children's uncle, Terence Boutte, as undertutor. On 13 December, 1843, Emilie was appointed administratrix. On 24 November, 1843, Joseph-Zenon Boutte (another uncle] swore to fulfill the obligations of under-tutor [apparently replacing Terence].
Meeting of the creditors of the estate was held 18 November, 1846, in the town of New Iberia in the house of he widow. [Note: At this time, the town of New Iberia was within the Parish of St. Martin. The current Parish of Iberia, with New Iberia as its seat, was carved out of St. Martin and St. Mary parishes on 1868].
- a lot of ground situated in the town of New Iberia containing forty-nine feet front on the main road leading from St. Martinsville to Franklin by a depth extending from said road to the River Teche, bounded west by [Sam] Miquez, east by a lot belonging to Mrs. John Moore, south by the said main road and north by the River Teche, together with all the buildings and other improvements thereon erected; on which property Madam Emilie Decoux, widow, [?] being the last and highest bidder she became the purchaser thereof for the price of $1,100.
- a lot of ground situate on the east side of the Bayou Teche facing on Ferry Street containing five hundred sixteen feet fronting on said street and eighy-one feet in depth, bounding above by the street aforesaid, below by a lot belonging to Jean Marie, towards the bayou by Pierre Arcenaux and towards the prairie by Lafroi Landry, on which property Madam Emilie Decoux widow [?] being the last and highest bidder she became the purchaser thereof for the price of $150
- negro woman named Adeline, about 35 years old, with her three children named Carriere (~11), Emilianne (~8), and Aubry (~6), on which slaves Mrs. Emilie Decoux, widow, [?] being the last and highest bidder she became the purchaser thereof for the price of $1,600.
- a small lot of household furniture and cooking utensils, adjudged to Mrs. Emilie Decoux, widow, for the price of $100
- Estate Files From Attakapas County and Parish, La. and St. Martin Parish, La.; Author: Louisiana. Parish Court (St. Martin Parish); Probate Place: St Martin, Louisiana; Louisiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1756-1984. Published as Louisiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1756-1984; by Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., images 244-270 of 656.