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.
He married Marguerite Pitre, daughter of Francois Pitre and Eugene Guillory, on 3 Nov. 1818, the marriage was recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church.
↑ 1.01.1Southwest 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).
↑ "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCJD-T5L : 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.).
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