Joseph Philippe LaRose Fontenot, son of Joseph LaRose Fontenot and Magdelaine Hayes, was baptized 19 December 1780 at the age of one month.
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.
Joseph was buried 19 March 1830 in Opelousas, St Landry Parish and his succession was dated 10 May 1830 in St. Landry Parish.
Oddly, the birth of one of his daughter's, Celeste is eleven months after his burial, suggesting that he is not the biological father.
"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)
↑ 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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