Sheriff Ruben Bush of Terrebonne Parish declared that he had seized a tract of land in the parish situated on Bayou Terrebonne, about five miles from Thibodauville, and bounded by lands of Lemuel Tanner and H.C. and H.S. Thibodaux. Bush advertised the sale of the land at a public auction to take place on 1837 September 4 and set a value of $40,000 on the tract. At the sale Brigitte Bellanger, widow of H.S. Thibodaux, purchased the property for $35,500 cash, which Bush acknowledged having received.