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.
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.
↑ 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
- Henry Fontenaut, age 35; 41 cattle, 8 horses, 16 hogs, 0 sheep
- Marie Louise Doucet, wife, 25
- Angelique, daughter, 5
- Fanchonnette, daughter, 3
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)
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)
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)
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).
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)
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)
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