I’ve mentioned that the Montets owned Aurelie Plantation in Assumption Parish. The family story is that they let it go to taxes after the Civil War. I’m sure there’s a way of tracking that down. I just haven’t gotten around to it.
I came across this interesting map of plantations in Assumption Parish.
Given that Joseph Florentin Montet married into the Pothier family, I wonder if Pothier once belonged to his wife’s family.
What’s really interesting to me is that Aurelie is below Plattenville. There’s an existing Montet Road that’s above Plattenville. I wonder what the connection is.
At some point, I’ll do a newspaper archive search for some of these plantations and see what I find.