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Re: CORRECTION #70 Charles Barre Estate Sale announcement - 1854
Posted by: Judy Wostal (ID *****8938) Date: December 15, 2002 at 03:07:38
In Reply to: Re: CORRECTION: ESTATE & PLANTATION SALES,DEATH NOTICES - ST. LANDRY PARISH, LA by jwostal of 18908


I am going to correct myself again.

Concerning #0, the 1854 Charles Barre' Estate Sale Announcement - [Transcription at the bottom of this letter]:

I posted the following:
Public Sale: Estate of CHARLES BARRE', deceased.
Name of Newspaper: OPELOUSAS COURIER
Issue of Newspaper: 09/16/1854
Page and Column Number: P2 C6
Source: LSU 175-1
I wrote:
Date of Sale: October 18th, 1854. 13 lots of land, several along the Bayou Courtableau. [CHARLES BARRE' owned Vieux Vacherie Plantation and Barre's Landing, for which Port Barre, Louisiana was named].

I believe the name of the plantation should, instead, read: "Vieille Vacherie" or something like that -- Please correct me if I am wrong.

Which Charles Barre' did the 1854 Estate Sale concern? I don't know.

Charles BARRE.
#1) Alexandre Charles Barre, known as "Charles", who, at times, owned a lot of land, died in 1829. He was the owner of Vieille Vacherie.
#2) Charles Barre, son of the above Charles, was born 26 Oct 1779 and died in October 27, 1779. [I know this is not his estate. I just wanted to establish that Charles Barre' #1 did have a son named Charles, but that son only lived one day].
#3) Charles W. Barre' whose name was on the 1850 St. Landry Parish census between Alex [Alexander] CLOSE and Etienne Duplechin.[ Alexander Close was a grandson of Charles Barre' #1. Etienne Duplechin was married to a granddaughter of Charles Barre' #1.] Charles W. Barre' was not on the 1860 St. Landry Parish Census. The 1840 St. Landry Parish Census shows a Eugene BARRE'.

The 1854 "Charles BARRE' Estate Sale" announcement in the Opelousas courier 16 September 1854 is 25 years after the death of Charles BARRE' #1 - Alexandre Charles "Charles" Barre. Although this seems like a long span of time between the death of a person and the settling of that persons estate, and thus, might indicate that this Estate sales concerned Charles BARRE' #3 - Charles W. BARRE', I do not want to jump to any conclusion without further investigation.

Other factors to consider are:

Euphrosine BARRE', who was the mother of Charles Close and Alexandre Close, and who was a daughter of Charles Barre died just prior to January 22, 1853. Emelie Barre', who was the widow of Joseph Gradenigo and who was also a daughter of Charles Barre', died on October 4, 1853. All other of Charles BARRE's children were deceased at the time except possibly Marie Louise BARRE (who's last letter to John Close was dated Nov 4, 1843).

Some of the land in this 1854 CHARLES BARRE' ESTATE sale was land that was involved in a suit between Alexander CLOSE and Charles CLOSE (both grandsons of Charles BARRE' #1).Suit No. 7026.

Transcription of Estate Sale announcement:

PUBLIC SALE.
By the undersigned, Auctioneer, in and for the Parish of St. Landry.
The public are hereby informed that there will be sold at public sale, to the last and highest bidder, by the undersigned, before the Court House, in the Town of Opelousas, on
Wednesday, the 18th October next, 1854; the following described Tracts of Land, belonging to the Estate in community between the heirs of Charles Barre’, late of the Parish of St. Landry, deceased to wit:
LOT MARKED G,
on the Diagram filed in the suit, entitled “Charles Close et als. Vs. Alexander Close, admr. District Court, Parish of St. Landry, No. 7026,” fronting on the river or Bayou Courtableau, and containing two hundred and eighty-five acres.
LOT MARKED H,
also on the Courtableau, containing two hundred and eighty acres and 25 hundredth of an acre, and in the rear of the above two lots.
LOT MARKED A,
containing eighty-four acres and 25 hundredths.
LOT MARKED B,
containing fifty-four acres.
LOT MARKED C,
containing one hundred and two acres.
LOT MARKED D,
containing one hundred and seventy-two acres.
LOT MARKED E,
containing eighty-six acres and 25 hundredths.
LOT MARKED F,
containing ninety-two acres and also the four following Lots, fronting on the Bayou or River Courtableau, on the lower portion of the Barre’ Tract.
LOT MARKED I,
containing two hundred and forty-five acres and 50 hundredths.
LOT MARKED J,
containing one hundred and seventy-six acres.
LOT MARKED K,
containing two hundred and twelve acres.
LOT MARKED L,
containing two hundred and fifty-nine acres.
The terms and conditions, which will be favorable to purchasers, will be known on the day of sale.
A. Dejean, Auctioneer.
Opelousas, September 16th, 1854
OPELOUSAS COURIER

Original housed in "Special Collections" at Hill Memorial Library, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA.


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