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Jean Louis Phillip Fontenot (1796 - abt. 1860)

Jean Louis Phillip Fontenot
Born in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
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Husband of — married 3 Nov 1818 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
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Died about at about age 63 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
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Jean Louis Fontenot, son of Phillippe Jean Louis Fontenot and Marie Francoise Berza, was born on 12 May 1796 and baptized on 16 April 1797, the The birth and baptism were recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1]
He married Marguerite Pitre, daughter of Francois Pitre and Eugene Guillory, on 3 Nov. 1818, the marriage was recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church.[1]

Census Data

United States Census, 1850 [2]
St Landry Parish, Louisiana (Family Number: 687)
  1. Jean L Fonteneau 54 M W LA Planter
  2. Marguerite Fonteneau 48 F W LA
  3. Francois Fonteneau 31 M W LA Planter
  4. Mary Fonteneau 21 F W LA
  5. Gerants Fonteneau 20 M W LA
  6. Odile Fonteneau 18 F W LA
  7. Lelia Fonteneau 16 F W LA
  8. Zelima Fonteneau 14 F W LA
  9. Felonise Fonteneau 10 F W LA
  10. Philippe Fonteneau 11 M W LA
  11. Marg Fonteneau 9 F W LA
  12. Aline Fonteneau 7 F W LA
United States Census, 1860 [3]
St Landry Parish, Louisiana
  1. Jean Louis Fontenot, M, 64, b. St Landry, Farmer
  2. Marguerite Pitre, F, 61, b. St Landry
  3. Mary Fontenot, F, 34, b. St Landry
  4. Olezima Fontenot, F, 24, b. St Landry
  5. Oline Fontenot, F, 16, b. St Landry
  6. Alexandre Fontenot, M, 15, b. St Landry, Laborer
  7. Jervais Jeansonne, M, 11, b. St Landry
  8. Louchrissy Greenwell, F, 9, b. St Landry


  1. 1.0 1.1 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, Louis - native of this parish (major son of Philippe Jean Louis FONTENAU & Marie Francoise BERZAT) m. 3 Nov. 1818 Marguerite PITRE (major daughter of Francois & Eugenie GUILLORY) Wits: Adam TATE, Calisse ROUGEAU, Faustin FONTENOT, Paul LEDE. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.330).
  2. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Jean L Leontenuan, St. Landry parish, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States; citing family 687, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 December 2017), Alexandre Fontenot in entry for [illegible] Fontenot, 1860.

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