YEAR 1766 APRIL 27
TESTAMENT: ANTOINE LEPINE.
Before the undersigned witnesses and
Notary, Antoine Lepine makes his last
will and testament, recommending his soul
to God; declares after his death and sale
of all his property, personal and real,
the amount derived thereof to be equally
divided between his nieces and nephews,
children of his brother, Jacques Lepine,
whom he appoints his executor.
(Signed) Antoine Lepine
L. Mazange ) witnesses
Not listed in Louisiana Historical Quarterly.
[facing that page, a handwritten page by Dorothy Core]
[Handwritten notes sideways] >Please return<
Mrs. Dorothy J. Core
Almyra, Arkansas 72003
I feel sure this is the Antoine who
died at Ark Post in 1794. Why a will
at this early date except perhaps because
of the ever present danger of a hunter from
Indian as evidenced by this form letter written
from Ark Post 2 Feb 1771 by Driets to Gov. at
N.O. "The Osage Indians have robbed 4 coroners [?] &
stole 20 horses, recording to Antoine Lepine who
was also robbed of some cow hides, gunpowder and
weapons. He arrived at the Post on Jan 29
in very bad shape...."
LAQ 19 p 1096 12 June 1748 - apprenticeship
before notary of Antoine L'Epine, aged about 18 years,
to Michel Fortier, gunsmith of the King, Charles Lincto,
his stepfather, stipulating for him, clauses & conditions
enumerated in contract, payment agreed on being fifty
pounds of tallow and _____ pots of oil per year.