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Marie Josephe (Brignac) de Vederinne (1770 - 1829)

Marie Josephe de Vederinne formerly Brignac aka Vidrine
Born in Fort Toulouse des Alibamons (Alabama), British West Floridamap
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Wife of — married 7 Jul 1788 in Opelousas, Louisianamap
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Died at about age 58 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Marie Josephe Brignac, daughter of Jacques Brignac and Marie Sylvestre, was born on 21 December 1770[1] at Fort Toulouse des Alibamons, British West Florida (current-day Alabama).[citation needed] She was baptized at Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, New Spain, on 28 April 1771. Her godparents were Noel Soileau and Marie Josephe Fontenot, as recorded in the registers at Pointe Coupee Parish.[1][2][3]

She married Pierre Vidrine, son of Jean Pierre Vidrine and Isabel DeMondchervaux, on 7 July 1788. Witnesses were Louis Guilliory, Charles Fontenaut, and B. Solieau. Their marriage was recorded by Father Joseph de Arazena at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[3][4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records ("DOBR"), 1707-1900 (Diocese of Baton Rouge Archives: Baton Rouge, La., 1978-2007), vol. 2, p. 159;
    BRIGNAC, Marie Josephe (Jacque & Marie Denise Sibbresse) bt. at Opelousas 28 Apr. 1771, bn. 21 Dec. 1770, spo. Noel Soileau & Marie Josephe Fontenot (PCP-2, part 2, 111a) also (PCP-4, 73)
  2. "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830; 1854-1934," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 May 2016), Marie Denise Sibbresse in entry for Marie Josephe Brignac, 21 Dec 1770; citing ; FHL microfilm 976.3 K29C V. 2.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900) CD101. Author - Compiler: Rev. Donald Joseph Hebert, 1942-2000. Publication: Hebert Publications, Rayne, LA, 2000.
    • "BRIGNAC, Marie Josephe (Jacques & Marie SYLVESTRE) m. 7 July 1788 Pierre VIDRINE - of Illinois (Jean Pierre & Isabel DE MONCHERVAUX) Wits: Louis GUILLORY, Charles FONTENOT, B. SOILEAU. Fr. Joseph de ARAZENA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.16)
  4. "Louisiana Marriages, 1816-1906," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), Pedro Vidrine and Marie Josephe Brignac, 07 Jul 1788; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 6,010,598.

See also:

  • La Famille de Védrines - The Vidrine Family by sacerdosinaeternum [1]
  • "United States Census, 1840," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 August 2017), Ve Pre Viderine, St Landry, Louisiana, United States; citing p. 258, NARA microfilm publication M704, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 128; FHL microfilm 9,689. ["Widow Pierre Vidrine is listed as 50-60 yrs old and living with a family. It could be a mistake. Or it could be someone else-- a daughter-in-law, perhaps. Many of her neighbors are her friends and family-- including families of the witnesses to her marriage. See the image and surrounding pages of the document.]
  •, Ancestry Family Trees, Rider/Deshotel Family, Ancestry Profile for Marie Josephe Brignac


  • WikiTree profile Brignac-25 created through the import of Rider_Deshotel Family 040809.ged on Jul 21, 2011 by Nadine Rider.

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Brignac-25 and Brignac-2 appear to represent the same person because: They are the same person.
posted by Stephanie Ward
Added a source for birth information, and mistakenly started to replace birth location with location of christening, which was 4 months later, so possibly different. Did not replace Alabama as birth location. Sorry!
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