Derbes Family Tomb
St. Louis Cemetery #2
New Orleans, LA
Thanks to cousins Yvette Rothaermel for obtaining the original documents and to Yvette Herrmann for transcribing them.
In the town of New Orleans in the State of
Louisiana this seventh day of May 1874 before the hereafter mentioned and
Appeared before the Court
Mr René Philippe Théard, living in this town
Who by the present documents sold, assigned and
transferred from now on and forever
To Mrs Emérite Lasalle, widow of Joseph Derbès,
also living in this town
A place for a private tomb, carrying Nr 8,
situated in the cemetery of St Louis Nr 2, in the third row left, leaving the
big one in the middle between Conti and Bienville streets and facing sunset.
Together the brick family vault at present built
on the said place.
This sale is done for the amount of 300 piastres
cash that the said Mrd Emérite Lasalle, widow of Joseph Derbès, has right now
paid and counted before the hereafter mentioned and undersigned witnesses to
said Mr René Philippe Théard who admits it and gives a good and due receipt.
We attest putting said Mrs Emérite Lasalle,
widow of Joseph Derbès, in full possession of the said tomb and place and in
order to spare her any trouble in future the original receipt dated October 6
1847, carrying Nr 1057 from the Fabric of St Louis’s church from Mr xxxxxx by
the secretary of said Fabric is joined for recourse.
Made between us the day, month and year like
hereover before Mr Jules Norès and Benito Solache, competent witnesses who
signed with the seller
Witnesses J Norès
Place for a private tomb Nr 8 in cemetery Nr 2,
3rd row left leaving the big central row between Conti and Bienville
streets and facing sunset
For the funeral of Mr Jean Laurelle
Price of said place
I, undersigned, Secretary of aforesaid Fabric,
recognize having received from xxxxx the amount
New Orleans, October 6th 1847
excerpt to Register
duplicate this day of 1858
Secretary pro tempi of parish of St Louis’s church
We undersigned declare by the present document
sell, assign and transfer to Mr René Philippe Théard all our rights, interests
and privileges to the brick tomb as well as the part of earth on which it is
built like the said part of earth is described on the joined account. This
transfer is done for the amount of 250 piastre cash that we admit having
received from said Mr R.P. Théard to whom we establish good and due receipt.
August 27th 1836