Marie Jeanne Brignac, daughter of Simon Brignac, soldier in Derneville's company, and Marie Turpin, was likely born about 1730.
"She married Joseph Philippe Fontenot dit St. Philippe, soldier in Derneville's company, native of the Alibamons district, son of Louis Fonteneau dit Colin, sergeant, and Louise Henry, 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; (Louis) Houries or Houriez."
Marie Brignac, Madame Fontenot, probably died May 6, 1802 as she was buried the following day, as recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church in Opelousas, Louisiana. Note that if she was born in 1730, the recorded age at death is too old; however, the priests were notoriously unreliable recorders of age at death. See below for other possible dates for her death.
Another Marie Brignac died in Opelousas on 4 December 1799, no age or spouse listed.
There is also this death record, though the spouse name is problematic:
Hebert, SWLR CD;
BRIGNAC, Marie - widow Velleaire [Bellair FONTENOT] bur. Wednesday, 24 June 1801 "muerta en su cama" [died in her bed]. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.52)
↑ 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.
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)
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)
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, 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)
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)
BRIGNAC, Marie bur. Wednesday, 4 Dec. 1799. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.43)
For more about the family who immigrated 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).
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Marie Jeanne by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Marie Jeanne: