Jeanne Antoinette de Villemont, widow of Jean François Huchet de Kernion, and Jean René Huchet de Kernion, the son and sole heir of the deceased, agreed by notarial act, signed April 26, to partition the Kernion estate among themselves in two equal portions. On May 7 they proceeded to the Kernion plantation, situated on Bayou Saint John, accompanied by lawyers Henry Desprez, representing the widow, and Leonard Mazange, representing the son, and by three appraisers, Jean Trudeau, Charles Fleurian, and Mathurin Dreux. The latter men made a detailed evaluation of the dwelling and ancillary buildings, furniture, livestock, and slaves. The entries for slaves included the name and age of each person, children (if any), and a notation of whether the slave was a Negro or a mulatto. The total value of the estate was 37,570 livres. The appraisers then divided the property, except for the house, into two equal halves, which the parties selected by drawing lots. Ownership of the house, which was also determined by drawing lots, went to Jean René. [Summarized in LHQ, VI, 332].