Marie Jeanne Brignac, daughter of Simon Brignac, soldier in Derneville's company, and Marie Turpin, was likely born about 1730.
She married Joseph Philippe Fonteneau (Fontenot)1 dit St. Philippe, soldier in Derneville's company, native of the2 Alibamons district, son of Louis Fonteneau dit Colin, sergeant, and Louise Henry,3 on May 24, 1747. Witnesses named: Simon Brignac, father of the bride; Pierre Domail, habitant. Witnesses signing: Cross of Simon Brignac, the bride's father; Pierre Domail; (Louis) Marcellin; (Francois) Hierly; Favre, not identified;4 (Louis) Houries or Houriez.
1 For more about the family who emigrated to Louisiana, see Jacqueline O. Vidrine and Elaine G. Pucheu, "The First Fontenot Families of Louisiana," Louisiana Genealogical Register XXII (December, 1975); XXIII (March, 1976).
2 In the original French, "de" was partially effaced by "aux" written over it.
3 The groom's parents had married February 8, 1726. Mob. mb I:61.
4 Could be Louis Favre, who married Marguerite Tellier before 1763, or the Jean Claude who married Marguerite Wiltz by 1760. However, there were other Favre men in Louisiana at that time, including Pierre in Grandpré's company; Jean in Le Verrier's; and Charles Guy Favre Daunoy. Mob. bb I:197,208, 221; HMLO 299; LHML, Black Books, February 7, 1744.
Marie Brignac, Madame Fontenot, possibly died May 6, 1802 as she was buried the following day, as recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas, Louisiana. However, see below for other possible dates for her death.
Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900: compact disk #101 - Donald J. Hébert - Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 2001
FONTENOT, Paul - of this parish (dec. Philippe & Marie BRIGNAC) m. 22 July 1806 Rosalie McAULEY - also of this parish (Patrick & Nancy IVEY) Wits: Francois FONTENOT, Roger WEST, Ball ----. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.158)
McCAULEY, Rosalie - also of this parish (Patrick & Nancy IVEY) m. 22 July 1806 Paul FONTENOT - of this parish (dec. Philippe & Marie BRIGNAC) Wits: Francois FONTENOT, Roger WEST, Ball ----. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.158)
FONTENOT, Hiacinthe (Simon - native of Mobile & Theotiste DESMARETS - of this parish) b. 1 Nov. 1813, bt. 3 Jan. 1814 Pats: Philippe FONTENAU & Marie BRIGNAC - from Alibamons or Mobile; Mats: Francois DESMARERTS - of this colony & Marie Catherine DUCLOS - of Pointe Coupee; Spons: Louis FONTENAU & Louise FONTENAU - brother and sister of the baptized. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (Opel. Ch.: v.2, p.20)
FONTENOT, Joseph (Francois - of this parish & Therese ENGLE - of Mobile) b. 25 March 1814, bt. 16 Oct. 1814 Pats: Philippe FONTENEAU & Marie BRIGNAC - of Alibamons; Mats: Jacques ENGLE - of Germany & Marthe PAQUET - of Mobile; Spons: Joseph LATIOLAIS - represented by Jacques DUPRE & Theotiste ROY - wife of Mr. DUPRE. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (Opel. Ch.: v.2, p.40)
↑ Jacqueline Olivier Vidrine, Love's Legacy: The Mobile Marriages Recorded in French, Transcribed, with Annotated Abstracts in English, 1724-1786 ( Lafayette, LA: University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1985) p.265. Text:
Mob. mb I:37b-2
May 24, 1747
One bann published; dispensed.
↑ Rev. Donald J. Hebert, Southwest Louisiana Records 1740-1900 ("SWLR"), CD #101 (Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor's Publications Division, 2001)
BRIGNAC, Marie (Simon & Marie TURPIN) m. 24 May 1747 Philippe FONTENOT (Louis & Marie HENRY) [Source: "Love's Legacy - The Mobile Marriages, 1724-1786," by Jacqueline O. VIDRINE. Refer to the Vidrine text for a complete abstract and translation, page 265. (Mobile Church: Marriage Register: 1726-1786)
GUILLORY, Donatien (Louis & Marie Jeanne FONTENAUT) bt. Sunday, 20 Nov. 1796 Pats: Joseph GUILLORY & Marie LACASSE; Mats: Joseph FONTENAUT & Marie BRIGNAC; Spons: Pierre GUILLORY & Elise FONTENAUT, his paternal & maternal uncle and aunt. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.170)
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