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François Brignac (1773 - 1821)

François Brignac
Born in Fort Charlotte, Mobile, British West Florida (Alabama)map
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Husband of — married 21 May 1794 in St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 48 in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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François Brignac, son of Jacques Brignac and Marie Sylvestre, was born on 28 April 1773,[1] at Fort Condé after it became Fort Charlotte, Mobile, in British West Florida (current-day Alabama).[citation needed] His baptism on 10 May 1773 was recorded in the registers at Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, New Spain. His godparents were François LeMelle and Françoise Carrier.[1]
He married Marie Louise Fontenot in 1794:
"FONTENOT, Marie Louise - of Alibama (Pierre & Louise DOUCET)
m. 21 May 1794
François BRIGNAC - of Alabama (Jacques & Marie DI'ONEIS [Marie Dionesia {Denise} SYLVESTRE])
Wits: Etienne VIDRINE, Francisco MILANI, Simon FONTENOT. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.50)" [2]
  1. Marie Louise b. 1802.[3]
  2. Marie Felonise b. 1817 [4]
François served in the 8th Regiment, Orleans Territory Militia as a private in 1806. His service was from Sep 26 to Oct 15. He was paid a total of $3.25 for his service. [5]
François Brignac died in Opelousas, Louisiana in 1821. [citation needed]

Census Data

1777 Census of Opelousas Post [6], Family 27
- Jacque Brignac, age 40; 25 cattle, 7 horses, 11 hogs, 0 sheep
- Therese Silveste, wife, 34
- Jacque, son, 12
- Francois, son, 4
- Elizabeth,daughter, 6
- Celeste, daughter, 8


  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, Francois (Jacques & Marie Denise Albares) bt. 10 May 1773, bn. 28 Apr. 1773, spo. Francois LeMelle & Francoise Carrier (PCP-2, part 2, 153)
  2. Hebert, Donald J., Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900 ("SWLR") CD #101 (Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor's Publishing, 2001).
  3. Hebert, SWLR CD;
    BRIGNAC, Marie Louise (François & Marie Louise FONTENOT - residents of this post) bt. 25 July 1802 at age 7 mths. Pats: Jacques BRIGNAC & Marie ZERBRAIRE [perhaps SYLVESTRE]; Mats: Pierre FONTENOT & Louise DOUCET; Spons: Pierre DOUCET & Therese VASSEUR. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.283)
  4. "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830; 1854-1934," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2014), François Brignac in entry for Marie Felonise Brignac, 28 Feb 1817; citing ; FHL microfilm 6,010,599.
  5. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers Who Served from 1784 to 1811; Record Group: 94, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1984; Series Number: M905; Roll Number: 25
  6. Winston De Ville, Southwest Louisiana Families in 1777: Census Records of Attakapas and Opelousas Posts (Ville Platte, Louisiana, 1987) citing Papeles Procedentes de Cuba, at the General Archives of the Indies in Seville, Spain; legajo 2358, folios 258 -300
See Also:
  •, Ancestry Family Trees, Rider/Deshotel Family, Ancestry Profile for Francois Brignac
  •, Ancestry Family Trees, Rider/Deshotel Family, Media, image of powder magazine at Fort Alabama Recreation


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