You wrote "William Johnson Offutt widow is Eliza Marie Posey. Will & Estate dated April 18, 1843. (LSAR: Opelousas; 1843)". I have a different date entirely. Not to mention that I have yet to see the William Offutt who married Eliza Marie Posey listed as William Johnson Offutt? According to my research, William Offutt, the husband of Elizaq Marie Posey was born August 14, 1808 and died January 22, 1876. He is found in both the 1860 and 1870 LA Federal Census. He is buried in St. Landry Church in Opelousas, and I have a photo of his grave marker. As a matter of fact, he married an Evelina Moorein 1861, which may be where the succ. you mentino came from. However the will and estate of April 18, 1843 in my mind refers to the William Johnson Offutt who was married to Lucie Glenn.