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Phillippe Jean Louis Fontenot (abt. 1762 - abt. 1842)

Phillippe Jean Louis Fontenot
Born about [location unknown]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1788 in Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 80 in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USAmap
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Phillippe Jean Louis Fontenot, son of Jean Louis Fontenaut and Marguerite Dousset, was born about 1762 based on his age in the 1777 census. [1]

He married Marie Francoise Berza, daughter of Joseph Berza and Antoinette Lemoin, about 1788. The births of their children were recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1]

He died before 14 March 1842 the date of his succession in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1]

Several children married children of John McDaniel.

Children of Philippe and Francoise

  1. Philippe Cyprien b. c. 1789.
  2. Marie b. c. 1791[2]
  3. Leandre b. 1792.
  4. Paulin b. c. 1794. married Euphemie Rougeau
  5. Jean Louis b. 1796.
  6. Faustin b. 1798.[3]
  7. Joseph b. 1799.[4]
  8. Etienne b. 1803[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]
  9. Olimpien b. 1805.[12]
  10. Lucille b. 1807.
  11. Aulin Philippe [13][14]

Census Data

1777 Census of Opelousas Post [15], Family 21
- Jean Louis Fontenaut, age 53; 20 cattle, 6 horses, 16 hogs, 0 sheep
- Mannon Doucet, wife, 35
- Philippe, son, 15
- Rene, son, 14
- Jacque, son, 12
- Marie Louise, daughter, 10


  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, Jean Louis (Phillip & Francoise BERZA) b. 12 May 1796, bt. Sunday, 16 April 1797 Pats: Jean Louis FONTENAUT & Marguerite DOUSSET; Mats: Joseph BERZA & "Antoneta" [Antoinette] LEMOIN; Spons: Augustin FONTENAUT & Adelaide LEDOUX. *Marginal note by Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE: "Approuvant 'Marguerite DOUSSET', le pere de l'enfant m'a declare que l'enfant est ne le 12 May 1796" [Approving the change to 'Marguerite DOUSSET', the child's father declared to me that the child was born 12 May 1796.] Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.174)
    • "FONTENOT, Phillip Jean Louis - 5 major heirs: Marie m. Charles ? SOILEAU; Jean Louis; Joseph; Olin; Lucie. Lists 5 deceased heirs with their children: (1) d. Phillip Cyprien m. Elizabeth McDANIEL and their chidlren - Marie m. Justus REYNOLDS; Elizabeth; Gabriel. (2) d. Leandre m. Marie PITRE and their children d. Phillip Leandre; Felonise m. Eloi VIDRINE; Hyacinthe m. Levi CAMPBELL; Basquin; Celise. (3) d. Colin m. Elizabeth GURNETT and their children: Hypolite; Pauline; Felia; Francoise; Ulalie; Clarise. (4) d. Faustin m. Lucie Ann CLAUDIO and their children - Clement; Euphrosine; Alexandre; Lucie; Celeste; Damas. (5) d. Etienne m. Sarah McDANIEL now re-married to Charles Green. Children of Etienne are: Celestine; Pusciliann; Elizabeth; Sophie. In Succ. dated 14 March 1842 (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Succ. #1023)
  2. FONTENOT, Marie (Phillip & Francoise BERZA) bt. Sunday, 2 Oct. 1791 supplied ceremony for baptism which was previously performed at home. Spons: Joseph FONTENAU & Marie Louise FONTENAU. Dated: 29 Aug. 1793. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.113)
  3. FONTENOT, Faustin (Phillip & Francoise BERZA) b. 14 Feb. 1798, bt. Tuesday, 29 May 1798 supplied ceremony for baptism which was previously performed at home. Pats: Jean Louis FONTENOT & Marguerite DOUCET; Mats: Joseph BERZA & Antoinette LEMOIN; Spons: Jacques DUPREE & Marie Louise FONTENAUT. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.200)
  4. FONTENOT, Joseph (Phillip FONTENAULT & Francoise BERZA - residents of this parish) b. 25 Dec. 1799, bt. 15 Aug. 1801 Pats: Jean Louise FONTENAULT & Marguerite DOUCET; Mats: Joseph BERZA & Antoinette LEMOINE; Spons: Louis GUILLORY & Eugenie GUILLORY. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.252)
  5. FONTENOT, Etienne (Phillip & Francoise BERZAT - residents of this post) b. 18 Jan. 1803, bt. 2 Sept. 1803 Pats: Jean Louis FONTENOT & Marguerite DOUCET; Mats: Augustin BERZAT & Antoinette LEMOINE; Spons: Etienne DELAMORANDIERE & --- DUPRE. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.317)
  6. FONTENOT, Etienne Philipe wid. is Sarah McDANIEL 4 children: Celestine; Porceline; Elizabeth & Sophie. d. 12 July 1836 Succ. dated April 1837 (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Succ. #798).
  7. McDANIEL, Sarah m. Etienne Philipe FONTENOT In Succ. of Etienne Philipe FONTENOT dated April 1837 (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Succ. # 798)
  8. FONTENOT, Alexandre Philippe Jean Louis m. 19 May 1826 Sarah McDANIEL (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Mar.#39)
  9. FONTENOT, Alexandre - native of this parish (major son of Philippe Jean Louis & Francoise BERZAR) m. 30 May 1826 Sarah McDANIEL - native of this parish (minor daughter of John & Catherine CORKRAN) Wits: Joseph PITRE, Elie FONTENOT, Gabriel McDANIEL, Joseph Philippe FONTENOT. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel.Ch.: v.1-B, p.463)
  10. FONTENOT, Sophie (Alexandre Philippe Jean Louis & Celeste McDANIEL) b. 13 Aug. 1836 (Opel. Ch.: v. 4, p. 22)
  11. GREENWELL, Charles m. 17 Nov. 1840 Sarah McDANIEL wid. of Alexandre Philip FONTENOT (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. # 86)
  12. FONTENOT, Olimpien (Philippe & Francoise BERZA) bt. 10 Nov. 1805 at age 7 mths. Spons: Francois PITTRE fils [Jr.] & Marie Josephine SOTO. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.362)
  13. FONTENOT, Aulin Philippe Jean Louis - of Opel. (Philippe Jean Louis & Marie Francoise BERZA) m. 5 Aug. 1826 Sophie BORDELON of Opel. (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Mar.#59)
  14. FONTENOT, Olin Philippe widr.of Sophie BORDELON m. 12 July 1848 Oline MEUNIER, wid. of Gabriel BERZA (Opel. Ch.: v. A, # 130)
  15. 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

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