St. Mary Parish Genealogy, Templet family

The Templet brothers go all Cain and Abel

Genealogy isn’t for the faint of heart because sometimes you find out your relatives were a little trashy.

Pierre and Jean Templet were the sons of Norbert Templet and Marguerite Augustine Landry. Their mom died when they were young, and they disappeared from census records. I assumed that they, too, died young until I came across a spectacular argument between them in court records.

It seems that Jean shot and killed Pierre’s hogs. I can post the entire court record if anyone’s interested. There were a lot of witnesses against Jean, and he was found guilty and ordered to pay his brother the hogs’ value.

I bet holidays were fun at the Templet house after that.

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