Sophie Desmarets, daughter of Jean Baptiste Desmarets and Magdelaine Fontenot, was born on 15 Feb. 1791 and baptized on 9 Sep. 1792. Her birth and baptism were recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.
She was from Pointe Coupee, Louisiana, but living in St. Landry Parish when she married Ursin Manuel, son of Pierre Manuel and Genevieve Albert, on 30 July 1807. Their marriage was recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church.
In 1817 she was living at la pointe des Chataigners, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana.
"DESMARETS, Sophie (Jean Baptiste & Magdelaine FONTENOT) b. 15 Feb. 1791, bt. Sunday, 9 Sept. 1792 supplied ceremony for baptism which was previously performed at home. Spons: Jacob ESNELL & Marie Jeane FONTENAUT. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.106)
"DESMARETS, Sophie m. 30 July 1807 Ursin MANUEL (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #2)
"MANUEL, Ursin m. 30 July 1807 Sophie DESMARETS (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #2)
"MANUEL, Ursin - of this parish (dec. Pierre & Gennevieve ALBERT) m. 30 July 1807 Sophie DESMARETS - of Pointe Coupee, and living in this parish (Jean & Madeleine FONTENOT) Wits: Louis SOSSIER, Simon FONTENOT, John CHAP---. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.170)
"DESMARETS, Sophie - of Pointe Coupee, and living in this parish (Jean & Madeleine FONTENOT) m. 30 July 1807 Ursin MANUEL - of this parish (dec. Pierre & Gennevieve ALBERT) Wits: Louis SOSSIER, Simon FONTENOT, John CHAP---. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.170)
"DESMARETS, Sophie m. Ursin MANUEL, Sr. In Succ. of Ursin MANUEL, Sr. dated 15 Sept. 1851 (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Succ. #1588)
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Sophie 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 Sophie: