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Joseph Phillip Larose Fontenot (abt. 1780 - bef. 1830)

Joseph Phillip Larose Fontenot
Born about in St Landry Parish, Louisiana, New Spainmap
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Husband of — married 21 Nov 1803 in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Died before before about age 49 in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USAmap
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Joseph Philippe LaRose Fontenot, son of Joseph LaRose Fontenot and Magdelaine Hayes, was baptized 19 December 1780 at the age of one month.[1]

He married Marie Joseph Matilde Ortega, daughter of Joachin Ortega and Marie Damassene Soto, on 21 Nov. 1803, their marriage was recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1]

Joseph was buried 19 March 1830 in Opelousas, St Landry Parish[1] and his succession was dated 10 May 1830 in St. Landry Parish.[1]

Oddly, the birth of one of his daughter's, Celeste is eleven months after his burial, suggesting that he is not the biological father.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900) CD101. Author - Compiler: Rev. Donald Joseph Hebert, 1942-2000. Publication: Hebert Publications, Rayne, LA, 2000.
    • "FONTENOT, Phillip (Joseph & Madeleine HADRE) bt. 19 Nov. 1780 at age 1 mth. Spons: Louis FONTENEAU & Marguerite HADRE. Fr. L.M. GRUMEAU (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.23)
    • "FONTENOT, Philippe - [margin text has Jose FONTENOT], single, living in this Post (Joseph & Magdaleine RAYTER) m. 21 Nov. 1803 Marie Josephe Mathilde ORTEGA - also single, living also in this parish (Joaquin de ORTEGA & Maria SOTO) Wits: Joseph FONTENOT, Philippe FONTENOT, Adam TATE, Joaquin ORTEGA. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.128)
    • "FONTENOT, Joseph LaRose (dec. Joseph LaRose & Magdelaine HAIIER) buried 19 March 1830 at age 50 years. Fr. Henry Flavius ROSSI (Opel. Ch.: v.2, p.14).
    • "FONTENOT, Joseph Larose, Jr. Succ. dated 10 May 1830 (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Succ.#529)
  2. Hebert, Rev. Donald J.. Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900). CD. Rayne, LA: Hebert Publications, 1999-2000. Text:
    FONTENOT, Celeste (Philippe & Marie Joseph ORTEGA) b. 18 Feb. 1831, bt. 4 July 1831 Pats: Joseph Larose FONTENOT pere [Sr.] & Magdelaine HAIIER; Mats: Joacin ORTEGA & Damacine SOTO [DeSOTO]; Spons: Jean Louis Pierre GUILLORY & Marie Louise FONTENOT. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel. Ch.: v.3, p.168)


  • WikiTree profile Fontenot-616 created through the import of Rider_Deshotel Family 040809.ged on Jul 21, 2011 by Nadine Rider.

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Besides the issue with Celeste being born 11 months after her "father" was buried, there is also another child born in 1835, suggesting that the parents are mixed up. FONTENOT, Philippe (Joseph Philippe & Marie Josephe ORTEGO) b. 4 April 1835 (Opel. Ch.: v. 3, p. 315)

There are additional successions, one of which may be the succession for the man who likely is Celeste and the above child's father: FONTENOT, Joseph Philippe In Succ. dated 16 Oct. 1841 (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Succ. #1012-B)

FONTENOT, Joseph Philippe Jean Louis P. In Succ. dated 23 Jan. 1844 (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Succ. #1102)

If you look on the parents profile, there does seem to be another son named Philippe.

posted by Donna (Friebel) Storz

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