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Marie Francoise Fontenot (abt. 1774 - aft. 1822)

Marie Francoise (Francoise) "Fanchonnette" Fontenot
Born about in Opelousas, Louisiana, New Spainmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 7 Apr 1790 (to before 31 Dec 1794) in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisianamap
Wife of — married 10 Oct 1795 (to 16 Feb 1814) in St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
Wife of — married 15 Apr 1817 in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, USAmap [uncertain]
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Biography

Francoise Fontenot has French origins.

Marie Francoise "Fanchonnette" Fontenot, daughter of Henri Fontenot and Marie Louise Doucet, was born about 1774 in Spanish Louisiana, based on information in the 1777 Spanish census of the Opelousas Post.[1]

She married Pierre Pitre in Opelousas, Louisiana in 1790.[2]

Known children of the marriage:
  1. Pierre Pitre (1791)
  2. Adelaide Pitre (1792)
  3. Joseph Pierre Pitre (1794)

Pierre died c.1794.

After Pierre's death, she married Pierre Nicolas Forest, son of Jacques LaForet and Marguerite Comaux, in 1795.[3][4]

Known children of the marriage:
  1. Genevieve Foret (c.1796)[5]
  2. Jean Foret (1798)[6]
  3. Pierre Foret (1799)[7]
  4. Marguerite Forest (1801)[8]
  5. Cyprien Foret (1803)[9]
  6. Mathilde Foret (1807)[10]
  7. Delphine Foret (1809)[11]
  8. Azelie Foret (1811)[12]
  9. Unnamed Infant Foret (1813-1813)[13]

Pierre Foret died after 1813, before 1816.

After her second husband Pierre's death, she married the widower Jean Baptiste Jeansonne in Opelousas, in 1817.[14]

Known children of the marriage:
  1. Caroline Jeansonne (1817)[15]

Her third husband predeceased her. She died at an unknown date after his succession was filed in August of 1822-- the last document we have for her.[16]

Sources

  1. 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
    1777 Census of Opelousas Post
    Family 23
    - Henry Fontenaut, age 35; 41 cattle, 8 horses, 16 hogs, 0 sheep
    - Marie Louise Doucet, wife, 25
    - Angelique, daughter, 5
    - Fanchonnette, daughter, 3
  2. Donald J. Hébert, Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900, compact disk #101 ("SWLR CD"), (Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 2001; reprints by Claitor's Publications);
    FONTENOT, Marie Francoise (Henri & Marie Louise DOUCET) m. 7 April 1790 Pierre PITRE (Francois & Marie Josephe THIBODEAU) Wits: Francois PITRE, Noel LEVASSEUR, Enri FONTENOT, J. COURSONY. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.29)
  3. Hébert, SWLR CD:
    FONTENOT, Marie Francoise (Henri & Marie Louise DOUCET) m. 10 Oct. 1795 Pierre Nicolas LAFORET - of Acadia (Jacques LAFORET & Marguerite Genevieve COMOT) Wits: Antoine SIMIEN, Francisco LARRAMENDI. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.59)
  4. "Louisiana Marriages, 1816-1906," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4Z4-TMX : 4 December 2014), Pierre Nicolas Foret and Marie Francoise Fontenot, 10 Oct 1795; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 6,010,598.
  5. Hébert, SWLR CD:
    FORET, Genevieve - native of this parish (minor daughter of dec. Pierre FORE - native of St. Malo in France & Marie FONTENAU - native and inhabitants of this parish) m. 1 Aug. 1815 Joseph FONTENOT - native of this parish (minor son of Louis Belair FONTENAU & Marie JOUBER [JOUBERT] - natives and inhabitants of this parish) Wits: Baptiste JEANSONNE, William HERGEROEDER, Louis GUILBERT, Joseph PITRE, Zenon FONTENOT, Ignace FONTENOT, Pierre FONTENOT, Jean JOUBER, Jules FONTENOT. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.270)
  6. "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HS5N-KZW2 : 14 January 2020), Marie Fontenot in entry for Jean Foret, 1798.
  7. "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HSR3-VW2M : 14 January 2020), Marie Fontenot in entry for Pierre Foret, 1799.
  8. Hébert, SWLR CD:
    FORET, Marguerite (Pierre - of St. Malo & Marie Francoise FONTENOT) bt. 22 Nov. 1801 at age 7 wks. Pats: Jacques FORET & Marguerite COMAUX; Mats: Henri FONTENOT & Marie Louise DOUCET; Spons: Louis FONTENOT & Emilie AUCOIN. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.267).
  9. Hébert, SWLR CD:
    FORET, Cyprien (Pierre & Marie Francoise FONTENOT - inhabitants of this parish) bt. 5 Feb. 1804 at age 5 mths. Spons: Charles PITRE & his sister Silesie. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.325)
  10. Hébert, SWLR CD:
    • FORET, Mirtille (Pierre & Marie Francoise FONTENOT) bt. 26 July 1807 at age 3 mths. Spons: Pierre PITTRE & Celeste DUPRE. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.420)
    • FORET, Mertile Pierre (Pierre & Marie Francoise FONTENOT) m. 17 Jan 1851 Valerie BELLO (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. # 848)
  11. Hébert, SWLR CD:
    • FORET, Delphine (Pierre & Marie Francoise FONTENOT) bt. 11 June 1809 at age 4 wks. Spons: Etienne FONTENOT & Genevieve FORET. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.469)
    • FORET, Delphine - native of this parish (minor daughter of Pierre & Marie Francoise FONTENOT) m. 23 Nov. 1824 Zenon FONTENOT - native of this parish (minor son of Pierre Baptiste & Celeste LAFLEUR) Wits: Donato GUILLORY, Jean Pierre LAFLEUR, Joseph Belair FONTENOT, Pierre SAVANT fils [Jr.] Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel.Ch.: v.1-B, p.429)
  12. Hébert, SWLR CD:
    FORET, Azelle (Pierre & Marie FONTENOT) b. 15 Aug. 1811, bt. 6 Oct. 1811 Spons: Joseph PITTRE & Marguerite JOUBERT. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.542)
  13. "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2WJ-NDD : 14 January 2020), Francoise Fontenot in entry for Foret, 1813.
  14. Hébert, SWLR CD:
    FONTENOT, Marie Francoise - native of this parish; widow in a 2nd marriage to Pierre FORE (Henry FONTENAU & Marie Louise DOUSSET [DOUCET] - inhabitants in this parish in the area of la grande Prairie) m. 15 April 1817 Jean Baptiste JEANSON - inhabitant of this parish at Prairie de Langlois; widower of Izabelle JOUBER; Captain of Militia and president of the members "de l'admistration de cette eglise" [of the church administration] - native of this parish (Jean JANSON & Anastasie PREGEAN (sic)) Wits: L.A. HENRY, Mr. NICE, William HERGEROEDER. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.301)
  15. "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FWGN-XP6 : 14 January 2020), Marie Francoise Fontenot in entry for Caroline Jeansonne, 1817.
  16. Hébert, SWLR CD:
    JANSONNE, Baptiste wid. is Marie Francoise FONTENOT; Succ. dated Aug. 1822 (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Succ.#283)

See also:

Acknowledgments

  • WikiTree profile Fontenot-798 created through the import of Soileau BEST.ged on Nov 29, 2011 by Kermit Soileau.
  • WikiTree profile Fontenot-691 created through the import of Rider_Deshotel Family 040809.ged on Jul 21, 2011 by Nadine Rider. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Nadine and others.


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Fontenot-1 and Fontenot-691 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents and spouses. Thanks
posted by Joseph Savoie