Notes from Dwayne Montz email dated 21-Sep-2001 to me:
"The Dalferes family originated from Portugal. The 14 May 1821 marraige record (at Assumption Church in Plattenville, LA) of Joseph Antoine Dalferes to Therese Alleman claims he was a native of St Pierre de Seixas, Mindo, Portugal. Perhaps you already have this info but I saw it in the Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church volumes and though I'd pass it along in case you dadn't."
From an xerox copy of an unknown work, which I got from my father, James Dalferes Montz:
The last of the Dalferes Plantation, was the John Dalferes
Plantation, which was situated in the parish of Lafourche. On the left bank, at about twenty five miles below Thibodaux, more or less,
about seven arpents front, forty in depth this plantation produce, fifty five hogsheads of sugar John Dalferes, married Anaise Melize
LeBlanc daughter of Joseph Narcisse LeBlanc and Josephine Senet, of their children were Victorine Dalferes, who married Numa
Boudreaux, son of Adelard Boudreaux and Josephine LeBlanc, Louise Dalfere, married Eugene LeBlanc, ofCelina Plantation, son
of Narcisse Tousaint LeBlanc and Celina Robichaux.
The Dallercs, family owned several plantations all along the Bayou Latourche, from Donaldsonville to below Lockport. Captain Celestin Dalfere, owned the most of these plantations one owned in partnership with Miles Taylor, in 1860 the Celestin Dalfere Plantation, in Assumption Parish produce, 70 hogsheads of sugar, the plantation, owned in partnership with Taylor produce sixty hogsheads, and the Orange Grove Plantation, below Lockport produce one hundred and fourteen hogsheads of sugar.
On May 10, 1841, Captain Celestin Dalferes, married Marie Truxillo, daughter of a sugar planter, Domingo Truxillo, and Marie Sebatiane Hernandez, he was the son of Antoine Dalferes and Marie Therese Allemand. Their children were Celestin Arthur Dalfere Jr, and Thomas Dalferes.
On May 5, 1867, Capt. Celestin Dalferes, acquired the Orange Grove Plantation, a certain sugar plantation and sawmill situated in the parish of Lafourche, on the left bank twenty seven miles more or less below the town of Thibodaux, measuring 29 arpents by forty arpents in depth bounded above by lands of the Boudreaux Plantation, and below by lands now owned by widoe Louis Augeron. Another tract of land thirty miles below Thibodaux more or less by, forty in depth. On January 2, 1869, Capt. Dalferes lost the Orange Grove to the Louisiana Stale Bank, of New Orleans and was sold at a sheriff sale of Pierre Rousseau and Drauzin Triche, for six thousand dollars, this plantation was to become the Grand Valentine Plantation, as it is known today. Nine arpents that'remained in the Dalferes family, were sold by Celestin Dalferes Jr. to Adelard Boudreaux, of the Boudreaux Plantation, for the sum of sixteen hundred dollars in January 27, 1874 located thirty miles below Thibodaux, bounded above by lands of Henri Railleux and below by those of Raymond Bernard.
Of the other Dalferes, plantation, was the Frank Dalferes Plantation, which was a certain tract of land situated on the Bayou Lafourche on the left bank of the parish at about twenty seven miles below, the town of Thibodaux, measuring seven arpents by forty in depth so as to leave five arpents front on the upper tract of which the upper six arpents of the lands present. This plantation with all buildings and improvements which includes sugar house and apparatus and other buildings. This plantation was sold to Madame David Gautreaux in August 18, 1880.