Court records, Penisson Family

Henriette Boudreaux Penisson’s will

One of these days, I’ll figure out everything the courthouse offers in the way of genealogy records. I know about successions, coroner’s inquests, conveyances, civil suits, marriage records and criminal cases. Today, I discovered mortgage records.

Tucked into the mortgage records at the Assumption Parish Courthouse in Napoleonville is a will for Henriette Boudreaux Penisson, who died in 1900. I looked for a succession record and couldn’t find one. Why her will would be included in mortgage records is beyond me.

Henriette was my great-great-great grandmother. She brought 10 children into the world.

Here’s page two of her will:

It’s in French so I’ll have to get to work translating it. This will take a bit.

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