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Leandre Fontenot (1792 - bef. 1828)

Leandre Fontenot
Born in St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 8 Nov 1814 in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died before before age 35 in St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
Profile last modified | Created 25 Aug 2009
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Leandre Fontenot, son of Phillippe Jean Louis Fontenot and Marie Francoise Berza, was born on 29 Oct. 1792 and baptized on 18 Oct. 1794, the birth and baptism were recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1]

He married Marie Pitre, daughter of Francois Pitre and Eugene Guillory, on 8 Nov. 1814, the marriage was recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church. [1]

Leandre died before Aug. 1828 the date of his succession in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1]

Children of Leandre and Marie

  1. Hyacinthe b. 1816. married Levi Campbell.[2][3]
  2. Philippe b. 1817. married Amelia McDaniel.[4][5]
  3. Celesie. or Celeste ? married Pierre Vidrine.[6]
  4. Sebastien. married Eugenie Vidrine.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900) CD101. Author - Compiler: Rev. Donald Joseph Hebert, 1942-2000. Publication: Hebert Publications, Rayne, LA, 2000.
    • "FONTENOT, Leandre - [record actually has Alexandro] - (Phillip & Francoise BERZA) b. 29 Oct. 1792, bt. Saturday, 18 Oct. 1794 supplied ceremony for baptism which was previously performed at home. Spons: Augustin BERZA & Marguerite BERZA. *Marginal note by Rev. Michel BARRIERE: "Le nom patronimye est 'Leandre' et non 'Alexandre'. [The patronimic [given name] name is 'Leandre' and not 'Alexandre'.] Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.122).
    • "FONTENOT, Leandre - native of this parish (major son of Philippe Jean Louis FONTENAU - native from des Alibamons & Francoise BERZA - native from la pointe couppee - and inhabitants of this parish) m. 8 Nov. 1814 Marie PITRE - native of this parish (minor daughter of Francois fils [Jr.] & Eugenie GUILLORY - natives and inhabitants of this parish) Wits: Francois PITRE fils [Jr.] - bride's father, Adam TATE, Joseph LAFLEUR, Jean Louis FONTENAU, Fostin FONTENAU, Pierre Rigobert LOUAILLIER - all inhabitants of this parish, William HERGEROEDER. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.260)
    • "FONTENOT, Leandre Ph. widr. of Marie PITRE - Succ. dated: Aug. 1828 (LSAR: Opel.: 1828)
    • "PITRE, Marie m. Leandre Ph. FONTENOT In Succ. of Leandre Ph. FONTENOT dated Aug. 1828 (LSAR: Opel.:1828)
  2. FONTENOT, Hyacinthe (Leandre & Marie PITRE - native of this parish) b. 21 Jan. 1816, bt. 4 Feb. 1816 Pats: Philippe FONTENAU - native of Alibamons & Francoise LAFLEUR - native of Pointe Coupee; Mats: Francois PITRE fils & Eugenie GUILLORY - natives of this parish; Spons: Paulin FONTENAU & Marie Louise PITRE. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (Opel. Ch.: v.2, p.70)
  3. FONTENOT, Hyacinth (Leandre & Marie PITRE) m. 2 Dec. 1830 Levi CAMPBELL (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Mar.#52)
  4. FONTENOT, Philippe (Leandre & Marie PITRE - inhabitants of La Prierie Darbon) b. 19 Aug. 1817, bt. 7 Sept. 1817 Pats: Philippe Jean Louis FONTENOT & Francoise BERZAR; Mats: Francois PITRE fils [Jr.] & Eugenie GUILLORY; Spons: Francois PITRE fils [Jr.] & Celeste PITRE. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel. Ch.: v.2, p.111).
  5. FONTENOT, Philippe L. (Leandre Philippe & Mary PITRE) m. 10 Feb. 1847 Amelia McDANIEL (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #415).
  6. FONTENOT, Celesie Leandre Philippe (Leandre Philippe & Marie Poupon PITRE) m. 22 Jan. 1844 Pierre VIDRINE (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #98)
  7. FONTENOT, Sebastien (Leandre Philippe & Marie PITRE) m. 20 Feb. 1849 Eugenie VIDRINE (Opel. Ch.: v. A, # 91)

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